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.
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.
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.
Last week, Eric and Casey left for RAGBRAI on their 7-day bike tour. The whole route is just under 500 miles across the state of Iowa, touring through small towns with huge hearts. Each day, over 10,000 bikers pedaled an average of 70 miles from one town to the next.
Right now, Casey Latiolais and Eric Sucher are scarfing tamales and french silk pie, and none of those calories will touch their hambones. Nope. Because next week they will be biking it all away during RAGBRAI – a week-long bike ride across Iowa.
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.
30 Years Later, The Adult Variant Series
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.
It may be the booze talking, but we love booze here at Bruton Stroube. So we were pretty excited at the opportunity to shoot a super premium line of rum from Bacardi.
It’s no secret, we really love what we get to do everyday. We especially love doing this stuff with organizations that help out our community. Such was the case when we worked with Rodgers Townsend to produce a video focused on courage for Great Circle.