Still Photography and Motion Artfully Combined

Sutherland Furniture Campaign. Still photography and motion beautifully shot by Thom Jackson and artfully combined by Imaginary Lines.

Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Art Direction: Tom Nynas
Photography: Thom Jackson
Client: Sutherland Furniture

Loaded Up & Heading For The Holidays

SEE YOU IN 2019!

Photography – Imaginary Lines & Michael Mayo
Capture & Phase One – Imaginary Lines
Artwork – Imaginary Lines
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 – Scott & Angela Roeske

It’s A Hit!

It’s a hit! Our home run series for photographer Matt Hawthorne. Each animation was created from a single still image.

Animation & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Matt Hawthorne

Fun and Games with Cars

Headed to the beach or out for a day at the races?

Maybe a quick spin through a full pipe or stop at the mechanic’s garage?

Does that new car smell make you feel like you won first prize?

You may not have done any of those things lately, but you can experience them through the creative imagination and photography from Michael Mayo.

It’s always fun to team up with Michael on his projects, and even better when the results are fun as well. Once his photography is handed off to us, Mary takes on the task of combining something imaginable with something improbable to come up with an impossible but somehow believable result.

I was on set with Michael on most of these shoots, often using our Phase One cameras. Having fun with that stage of the production as well.

Here’s hoping they make you smile!

Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Michael Mayo

Imaginary Lines and Stewart Cohen Pictures take the wheel in Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts

Every year the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is released with a great deal of pomp and fanfare. The often unconventional items in the Fantasy Gift Collection get a great deal of attention from the public and the media. Over the years we have had the honor to provide artwork on images of gifts ranging from ultralight aircraft resembling butterflies to high tech devices or even animals.

We have collaborated with Stewart Cohen Pictures for the last 3 years on Fantasy Gift cars: Rolls-Royce Dawn LE in 2017, a custom Infiniti Q60 in 2016, and a 700 horsepower Ford Mustang in 2015. Neiman Marcus creative director, Tim Flannery provided his flair and art direction. It’s always a pleasure to be part of the high octane, well synchronized productions that Stewart organizes. Our contribution not only included digital artwork, but also our Phase One camera systems and capture services on set.

This year the fantasy gift cars we worked on were Yours & Mine Rolls-Royce limited edition Dawns. They were inspired by two of the most glamorous locales in the world: Lake Como and Saint-Tropez. One car is Lago di Como blue and the other is Saint-Tropez Orange. Our challenge was to create the backgrounds from many stock images to reflect unique, nonexistent, fantasy destinations using Lake Como and Saint-Tropez as our inspiration. The cars were then shot here in Dallas. In any situation, lighting a car is no simple task, and Stewart had to light these cars to match the lighting of the created backgrounds. To make this even more complex, the car was only available for a short time, leaving about an hour for each position to light and shoot the car. We were working with a minimal crew, but experience and team work allowed us to pull it off.

The previous two images were quite different from the Rolls-Royce. The Infiniti Q60 was shot at the El Mirage dry lake bed in California. We built the background for that shot as well, but from photographs Stewart took during the same shoot. The Mustang was shot at the Texas Motor Speedway north of DFW. That background underwent a different kind of construction. Along with many changes that included a new sky, we had to fill the stands with spectators, and of course, add the second car.

Being part of the team on a Stewart Cohen Pictures production is usually a lot of work, but also yields great results. We end up with the content we need for a seamless transition to post production. High quality images are crucial for Mary as she and her team begin the work of bringing something that started as a concept to a final spectacular finish.

Client: Neiman Marcus
Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Capture & Phase One Rental: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Stewart Cohen
Creative Direction: Tim Flannery

Capturing Hot Shots At DFW

It was cool to shoot around an Airbus A380, but it was such a hot Texas summer day, they had a fire truck on the tarmac.

Seriously, it was really hot, but the ladder truck was only on the tarmac for us to use as a lift to get the perspective we needed for a shot of the cargo door of the A380. We also captured a few images of the aircraft from above for Quantas Airways.

Tamco Productions brought us in to provide Phase One camera rental, digital capture, and post production on a campaign by the agency, Integer, launching new luxury duty free shops in the DFW airport terminal. We spent two days at various locations in the airport shooting backplates for fun images featuring high end products including fragrances, watches, clothing, makeup, and handbags. The merchandise was shot in the studio, and then scaled much larger than life size in post to bring attention to the products available in the new shops.

The final images needed to cover formats from web banners to grand scale murals in vertical and horizontal crops. Our Phase One cameras gave us the the outstanding files we needed to provide DFW Airport and Integer with high quality images that could handle all outputs from a single execution.

Agency: The Integer Group
Client: DFW International Airport
Producer: Tamco Productions

Making Magic

Cleaver? Clever? Include Imaginary Lines on your creative team to make magic and turn your razor sharp ideas into images that tell stories.

We collaborated with cutting edge, imaginative photographer, Hugh Kretschmer, to create these magical images for Caesars Entertainment and Penn & Teller. Hugh provided many edgy, expressive images, that through artistic sleight of hand, we were able to turn into humorous stills and animations.

Photography: Hugh Kretschmer
Agency: Caesars Entertainment Studio One
Client: Penn & Teller

Let Us Capture Something For You

Sixty stories up or six feet under water, we are all about performing on location.

Contact Imaginary Lines when you need support from a team who owns Phase One camera systems, and who has the experience to put them under water, on the roof of a skyscraper, in a helicopter, or on a speeding car.

During production, our team can help direct shooting your content to make certain you capture all the elements required by post production for your project.

The support doesn’t stop on location, we can move with you directly to post. The team that is on your shoot can be the same one that works with you all the way through to create final striking images.

Agency: And Partners
Client: The Durst Organization

Art of Fashion – At the End of the Runway

Over the years we have been fortunate enough to work with Bennett.Elia on many images from the Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” stories. The images are usually as evocative as the fashions they are presenting. This season, we were teamed up once again with photographer Geof Kern, who we worked with in the mid 90’s on what was the first “Art of Fashion” for both of us. This is a striking collection that takes you literally from the port to the end of the runway.

Lürzer’s Int’l Archive 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2017

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Lürzer’s Int’l Archive 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2017

Once again, we have been included in Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide.
We were involved in these fun projects from capture through final and we could not be more proud to have earned this honor.
We didn’t do it alone. We collaborated with great crews, photographers and agencies. Many thanks to Michael Mayo, And Partners, and Grant Design Collaborative.