Bottle Collision

We recently came up with the idea of shooting two bottles at the moment of collision in mid air. Originally, the plan was to simply swing them into place via two strings hanging from the ceiling. After more thought, however, we decided that the shot would be more interesting if they were shooting head to head. Thus began the process of making two large “bottle cannons” and a containment octagon to shoot it in. When Broncolor heard what we were doing, they sent over a videographer to document the process. Here is the video of it all coming together…

Bottle Collision from Chris Litwin on Vimeo.

Lights, Color, Action.

Here’s a new ad I shot for an upcoming issue of Luerzer’s Archive. The ad will be placed next to a fellow Friend and Johnson photographer’s (Ted Sabarese) shot which is abstract, colorful and dynamic. The goal of the shot was to capture something very dynamic and colorful in my own style that would pair nicely. I had to think a bit outside the box of my normal repertoire as my splash shots are not usually as colorful as this but found the exercise to be one that was both challenging and fun. The shot was achieved by flipping glasses of various colorful alcohol through the air (i.e. Blue Curacao, Cherry Pucker) in “Buzz” 18 oz glasses. The colors were beautifully vibrant and saturated; so much so that they did not require manipulation in post. Another pleasant surprise of the process was that when flipped just so, the liquid appeared to be coming out at the viewer (esp. in the blue splash) despite the fact that it’s actually just the side view of the bulk of the liquid spilling out.