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Nia Sees the Light.

Nia is a model that’s well ahead of the game and a fabulous person to work with. That’s what allowed us to be more creative during our shoot. Not only did she own the in studio strobe sets with her many looks, but she handled daylight and lengthy fluorescent bulb exposures with the same style and grace.

Below are two looks from two different strobe sets:

In the sun, she shines:

Even a one second exposure. No problem:

Thank you, Nia.




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Guitar and gas mask and zombie, oh my! On the set: Riley and Erica

Today’s post is crazy special.

Riley’s birthday present from his mom, Erica, was a rocker themed photo shoot with us. Since we wanted the full effect of a video with endless white, we opted to shoot at Photo Studio Group (thanks, Ben)!! At first things started off a bit traditional. Riley was getting warmed up with is guitar and amp. (He’s been playing since he was five)!

There were some outfit changes.

And then there was the gas mask.

And gorgeous Mom stepping in for a few unforgettable ones.

But nothing topped the corpse head. Until…

…the zombie showed up.

What we enjoyed the most on this shoot was the artistic freedom and trust that Erica and Riley put in us. They went on this fantastic ride with us and allowed N to do what he does best — play. Getting the lighting right, the props to work (there just happened to be a zombie shoot going on next door, no joke) and the models to cooperate are all factors that can make or break the day. N can take the traditional photos but then he wants to move on to the actual photo shoot, the shots that come after the sit-pretty ones are done. We were so lucky to have a photogenic and polite kid like Riley step up and get into character. That’s what makes us love our job even more. Thanks, Tom Ulch for letting us borrow your zombie. Thank you, Erica and Riley for being rock stars!

If you’re looking for something outside-the-box, dramatic, a la Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair, that’s what we’re here for. Rock on.


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Giving Thanks

Tomorrow on Thanksgiving, Chin-Azzaro will officially mark the company’s one month anniversary. It seems like much longer because we’ve met so many incredible people. We want to thank:

The talented art conservator, Celina at The Art Conservation Laboratory of Michigan, for your encouragement and partnership.

All the talented and friendly framer’s we’ve met: Randy at Parrish, Becky at Format, Scott at Pictures Plus.

And a special thank you to Marsana and Loretta at Jordan Lovell Picture Framing for the wonderful and informative visit.

Adrienne and all the talented artists at WSG Gallery for your warm welcome.

Mary at Found Gallery for sharing your time and expertise. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for December!

Ben at Photo Studio Group for taking the time to show us around the incredible space – what a resource unlike any other.

Sadashi and Melanie for being such gracious hosts and encouraging friends.

Meghan Reynard for creating such an inspiring piece at the A&D All Student Exhibit. We’re still talking about it.

Betty, John, Kate, Ed – we can’t thank you enough for the support and people you keep sending our way!

To the Maskells, our dinner together gave us hope that we’ll make it happen too. Thank you for believing in us.

DuWaine and the entire committee, for giving us a reason to conversate about art and all that goes with it.

826Michigan for their delightful and inspiring evening of children and adult writers working together to build a vision.

Three Chairs Co. for their wall space and collaboration.

Insanely-talented Anne-Marie at Genui Forma for your continued and unwavering love and support.

Susan at The Arts Alliance for the wonderful coffee meetings and exchange of ideas.

Our new (old) friend Ebru at Ayse’s Cafe for your willing ear and enthusiastic outlook on life!

Lastly, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do if we didn’t have the support of our amazing friends, family and the new clients and friends we’ve met in the last month. You’re a constant source of inspiration to us and we can’t wait to share more of our crazy ideas with you. We wish everyone a very safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving with full bellies and many laughs. Cheers, everyone! See you Friday.

Y + N

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