Happy New Year and New Work!

Happy New Year from the very cold and Windy City!  Despite the frigid temperatures outside, the studio has been hot to start 2014.  We’ve made some new friends and worked with some familiar faces over the past few weeks.  Here’s a fresh look at a classic product we shot in the studio.

Coke Can

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.

New Studio!!!

Here’s a shot of our new home/studio. It’s not completely finished yet but it’s come along far enough to show to the world. While the new space is only 1.5 miles from our last studio it is a huge difference that we are excited to announce. 4000sq/ft with a full commercial kitchen, 13′ ceilings, and two 45′ window bays that fill the space with natural daylight all day. If you’re in the area, please feel free to stop by and check it out.

COSI

Each summer Chris spends a week volunteering at One Step at a Time camp for children with cancer. Beyond cooking out, playing sports and having a typical camp experience he also teaches photography and helps the kids compile a book that is printed by Apple. If you would like to become involved or donate to Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. please click here.