CHRISTMAS IN JULY

What you can’t find, you make! It’s always a challenge to prop out-of-season photo shoots. When it’s hot you’re looking for cold and when it’s really cold, you’re looking for hot. Ellie went over the top in making decorations for Vistaprint’s 2013/2014 holiday shoot in 90+ degree heat. Five days …

COOLIDGE STUDIO WINS FIRST PLACE AT PDN!

Our award-winning shoot for Getty Images! Art director Bill Bon, Ellie, Liz Coolidge, Tegan Keller (and me) on set creating the award-winning Cloud Computing series for Getty Images. Who says light and fluffy can’t pack a punch! Check out the award-winning shots below and also at Getty Images.

VISTAPRINT PREMIUM BUSINESS CARDS SHOOT

Sometimes it takes four hands! Directed by our fearless leader, Tom Giannini we produced the photographs for Vistaprint’s Premium Business Card campaign. Styling by Ellie, retouching by Tara Sullivan and even a cameo from Nic Coolidge as a hand model. Nic enjoyed the experience, well maybe not the part about …

MASTER OF THE STUDIO

We know what brings people to the studio! Meet Diesel, our studio’s 10-year young, locally-sourced, free-range, hypo-allergenic studio mascot.  

SOUTHWEST ROAD TRIP

2,000 miles in a van full of cameras and canvases! Ellie and l flew out to Las Vegas, rented a camper van, packed it full of cameras, oil paints, tripods, easels and took off for a southwest road trip. Arizona was cool, but New Mexico blew our minds! We ended …

CAMERAS & CANVASES

Two ways of looking at the same scene. From Wellfleet, MA to Abiquiu, NM, one of Ellie and my greatest pleasures is painting and photographing together. 32 years of marriage and many miles on the road—the one thing we’ve learned is there are at least two different ways to see …

GETTY IMAGES FEATURE

Three Truths to Guide a Photographic Career I was recently featured in an interview on Getty Images’ Artist Blog. Read an excerpt here, or click through to the full article below. To quote Aaron Siskind, “When I make a photograph I want it to be an altogether new object, complete …

DISASTER STRIKES AT 2013 GETTY SHOOT!

Home Disasters and Plunging Charts can’t be all bad! Our theme for our spring 2013 Getty production was home disasters, censorship and positive/negative concepts with graphs. Getty art director, Bill Bon, came up with fantastic concepts and Ellie prepped for a solid month before the shoot. Liz Coolidge was recruited back from …