These photos were fun to take. A group of great musicians who write music for television and commercials called me when they needed something fun for their Christmas card. So we ripped off the Devo look and used Santa hats instead of silly plastic things the band used. The top photo is the select. The second two are outtakes. They even made an awesome social media campaign, thanks to The Marketing Heaven.
Lighting was multiple Speedotron packs and heads with reflectors as key and umbrellas as fill. Studio was an evening parking lot blacked out by some serious watt seconds.
So I was setting up for a shoot awhile back and had our traffic manager sit in for the model. A well timed joke captured his personality nicely.