Here is an excerpt of images from a project I am working on with Mr. Bounds and Mr. Dirty that will be published by Gingko Press for Double D’s upcoming book. Donny makes T-shirts, shrunken heads, collectibles, toys, posters, pinball machines, and custom painted anythings. You name it. The photography is straight forward and shot on white so it doesn’t take attention away from the objects. Can’t wait to see the finished layouts in the book. It may seem a little different from my normal work, but I hit the product stuff every now and then. Donny also runs a lively blog called Street Walking Cheetah. Check it.
Dear Juice Magazine,
I finally decided to subscribe to your mag for 3 reasons. #1) It rules, #2) I can never find it in stores, and #3) I wanted to support the mag instead of belly aching about the publishing industry. Web mags will come and go, but a good mag can be put on the shelf and viewed again later. Since so many crappy magazines have gone out of business recently, I decided to subscribe to a few that are worthy of staying around in print. Hopefully others will do the same.
Keep up the good work and thanks for the swag!
PS. Hope your screen printer guy is doing better. Nice to see he has his priorities straight.
The hat makes me look like I am 16 but I dig it. © Jay Watson Photography.
Subscribe to your favorite mags so they can stay in business and replenish their ink-jet cartridges. God bless print. Amen.
Kozik. Camo El Panda. © Jay Watson Photograph
Artist Frank Kozik‘s studio is across the hall from my office in San Francisco. It is a dream space for building anything from a car to a toy sculpt. FK has owned Man’s Ruin record label, worked for top ad agencies, published books, designed skateboard graphics, and is now a very well known toy maker to the collector market. A personal note about FB… he hates Kaiser Wilhelm II, loves Mopar, and is known to give history lessons steamroll-style. You’re gonna hear it, if you like it or not.
I shot some product photography of vinyl toys for Kozik’s next book. There is talk about making some of the images available as signed additions on 16X20 metallic paper. The scale really changes when you see it large, and is complemented well on the super glossy surface of metallic paper. The medium matches the content. Hit me with a comment (or email) if you’re interested, and I’ll send you info when they are available.
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A self portrait.
A self portrait and editorial product photography assignment for GM magazine. © Jay Watson Photography
Yes it really does work.
A suburban landscape was scouted and photographed for the background image. The Pacer & Gremlin toy cars are only a little cooler than the real thing. This combo was put together for an editorial product review for Garage Magazine’s recent issue.
Suburban Cars On Trash Day. © Jay Watson Photography