Drone on ’til the Cows Come Home

By Julie,

We worked with the great folks at Osborn Barr for a project on-location in Quintessential, Midwest. Ok, it was in Ulysses, Kansas. Gorgeous Country, Kansas. Middle-of-Nowhere, Kansas. Sure, it was a bit of a logistical challenge bringing all the pieces and people together, but nothing Producer Matt Siemer couldn’t handle. From Denver and Oklahoma City, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, the whole crew assembled for the motion and still photography collaboration. Now remember, it’s a vast open farmscape. At night you could hear the stars humming. Just stupid beautiful.

The result of our visit was a library of still photography for ads, as well as 30-second and 60-second TV commercial spots. read more » »

These Guys are the Cat’s Meow! And How!

By Julie,

As I gaze up at the ceiling, awake at 2:30 in the afternoon, I often wonder – Who IS Who in the Lou? Just the other day, Mandi Kohlmeier chanced upon my daydream and offered a solution to my deep query: a confetti of cats chilling with St. Louis’ leading fellas. All at once, I felt the fluorescent floodgates open as I reached enlightenment.

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Shoutout: Resident Artist Megan Singleton

By Julie,

One of the most incredible things about working in a collaborative photography studio is that everyone here has extensive crafts and skills; we’re always discovering some wild talent, a “what the hell” hobby, or new passion project. Between Jesse nurturing his first vineyard and Jordan making prosciutto in his basement, the house is at full-nerd capacity. Straight-up: the creative energy is rampant. For that, we feel pretty lucky. But this 4-leaf clover won’t be just pressed and put on a shelf. Nope – one of us is going to boil it, grind it up, and make it into paper.

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Mexico, tequila, and one sky-splitting headache. Oh, hail no.

By Julie,

El Mayor Tequila Video and Still Photography Collaboration

Last month, by way of our friends at Rodgers Townsend, we traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to feature El Mayor Tequila. Two projects were happening simultaneously: while our motion crew was tasked to create a video exploring the process, background, and culture that goes into the Gonzãlez family’s tequila making tradition, the stills crew captured a library of portraits of the people involved in the process for ads that align both visually and conceptually with the motion. We surveyed the lush agave fields, the bottling facility, and the distillery, following the legacy from soil to glass with the Master Distiller himself, Rodolpho Gonzãlez.

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New to the Crew

By Julie,

Well, hello there! I’m Julie, the newest member of the Bruton-Stroube brood. Before now, most of the stuff you’ve received in your feed have been from various hilarious photographers and retouchers who can now return to their day jobs instead of tweeting. That’s my job. I’m the new Social Media Hustler/ Moment Catcher. While I will be posting studio updates and teasers, most of my time will be spent lurking around every corner attempting to catch behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Trust me, there are so many shenanigans. Consider this my solemn oath to catch said shenanigans, wrap them in lovely ribbons, and share them with you abundantly. Oh, and I will be schooling the boys in foosball. That’s right, Dustin, I’m coming for you.

julie

Garbage Pail Kids – Where are they now?

By Brandon,

30 Years Later, The Adult Variant Series

How this happened…
About a year ago, my friend Jake Houvenagle (a very talented local Art Director and Designer) and I (Brandon Voges, commercial lifestyle photographer at Bruton Stroube Studios) went to lunch to hang out, talk ideas, and drink good beer.  In the middle of our conversation, Jake tells me about this concept he has to shoot Garbage Pail Kids, 30 years later…as real people, in real situations, with backstories of how their lives have played out.  I then proceeded to crap my pants, tell him of his genius and get super excited.  I was a huge fan of Garbage Pail Kids and had a large collection as a kid.  The idea of revisiting them, thinking through their story and shooting these portraits was a dream.  We had to make this happen.

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Cooking Up A Storm – A Culinary Short Film

By Jake,

Storms can be frightening, they come in quietly only to wreak havoc in seconds. Storms are filled with sights, smells and colors unique to their presence. We think these qualities apply in the kitchen, too, and aim to prove it with our latest motion portfolio piece. “Cooking Up A Storm,” is our new culinary short film that was chopped, rinsed, sautéed and plated (not to mention conceived, produced, shot and edited) at our studios in Saint Louis.

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