Topiary Elephant

Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Dennis Murphy
Agency: Johnson & Sekin

Whether the rubber hits the road or the dirt, it’s always an exciting finish when we work with photographer Michael Mayo.

Whether the rubber hits the road or the dirt, it’s always an exciting finish when we work with photographer Michael Mayo.

Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Concept & Photography: Michael Mayo

Mobil 1

Capture & Phase One Rental: Imaginary Lines
Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Stewart Cohen
Client: Exxon Mobil Corporation

Versatile Haggar Suits

Stand Up To Cancer, American Airlines, & Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War PSA Campaign

Capture & Phase One Rental: Imaginary Lines
Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Stewart Cohen
Art Direction: Jonathan Potter
Client: Haggar Clothing Co.

Happy Valentine’s!  Love Fancy Feast Kitty

Happy Valentine’s!  Love Fancy Feast Kitty

Pretty kitty collage story for Nestlé Purina Petcare

Capture & Phase One Rental: Imaginary Lines
Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Prop & Set Design: Dino DeGuiceis
Agency: Avrett Free Ginsberg
Production: Razor Productions
Client: Nestlé Purina Petcare

Gatorade Football

Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Matt Hawthorne
Art Direction: Matt Paterno
Production: Susanne Lancaster
Agency: TBWA\CHIAT\DAY
Client: Gatorade

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

Kickboxer

Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Photography: Matt Hawthorne
Award: Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers 18/19
Award: Graphis Photography Annual 2018

Airport Elves

Client: DFW International Airport
Artwork & Retouching: Imaginary Lines
Capture & Phase One Rental: Imaginary Lines
Agency: The Integer Group
Art Direction: Anastasia Belomyltseva
Production: Tamco Productions

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