Saturday November 17th, 2012
I’m excited to announce the debut of Wonderful Machine’s new blog column: SaTEARdays. SaTEARdays are just what they sound like, tear sheets that are featured on Saturdays. Each week, I’ll be highlighting great editorial and commercial tears from WM photographers. I hope you enjoy, and keep coming back each SaTEARday for more great work!
- Maria Luci
Jim Golden / Portland, OR
Scott M Lacey / Boston
Ashley Gieseking / St. Louis
Don Cudney / Denver
Claire Benoist / New York
View more on our tearsheets page.
Sunday November 11th, 2012
Friday November 9th, 2012
But could it breathe fire?
Hopefully the Microrapter never took any lessons from this guy. photo by Pete Barrett
Photo-realistic owl drawings.
Just in time for the holidays!
Photos of quantum mechanic calculation chalkboards.
Abstract doodles? Nope, quantum mechanics. Film by Adam Voorhes
Cow photobombs a horse.
Your last shot.
Try to make it count. photo by Patrick Strattner
San Francisco’s past and present.
Best excuses to use when shooting street photography.
- Maria Luci
Wednesday May 30th, 2012
By Peter Clark
For the month of May, we dipped into our deep-seated love for our favorite summer treat: ice cream. Shot by St. Louis photographer Ashley Gieseking and printed by our friends over at Modern Postcard, our latest promo is sure to trigger some cool cravings (and sticky fingers). Much like the famous tune performed by the 1929 Dixieland band, the Waring’s Pennsylvanians, we definitely scream for ice cream—and, in our case, amazing photography!
Ashley was nice enough to take some time away from playing with her food to fill us in on the photo:
This image was from an editorial shoot for St. Louis Magazine called “Frozen Delights.” The assignment was to photograph the area’s best frozen desserts—1 week, 5 locations, no food stylist, resulting in tons of sticky equipment! It was up to myself and art director, Danny Elchert, to capture these desserts before they melted or as it turned out…in the process of melting.
This particular shot was completely unplanned, just one of those happy accidents. We’d been taking a shot of a giant waffle cone and by the time we finished, the ice cream had melted into this colorful puddle. It just looked really cool, almost like paint, so we quickly styled a few items around it. The puddle happened organically, but we added the toppled blue cone, which is the shop’s signature flavor (cookie monster) and created a still life of all the things you’d expect to find on a kid’s placemat. It ended up being my favorite shot of the series, but too sticky for the magazine, so it didn’t make the cut.
Behind the Scenes
If you’re a creative (or just into ice cream) and didn’t get a copy of our postcard, email us your mailing address and we’ll send you one. And if you’d like to check out all our past print promos, see them here.