Monday, November 23, 2009

Wallpaper* City Guides go Presidential Suite with MDRP

Heading to Washington DC? Get all the latest on your latest hotspot
cravings in the new Wallpaper* City Guide Washington DC.
The shoot was 14 days and included 69 locations. The Ford Edge worked
out quite nice with two kits of Elinchrome Flash and the Horseman SWD2
PRO Phase One P25 system.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chritsy Foran Design

MDRP shoot for six days with Christy Foran Design, Chicago, Illinois.
We loved the vanilla amber palette of this room.

Monday, October 26, 2009

MDRP guest artist at Sketchbook '09.

MDRP takes part in Collaboraction's 2009 Skectchbook Festival. 14 photographers were chosen to submit one still each of the festival. Learn more about Sketchbook and Collaberaction at

Varian Designs

Product shoot for Forest Dickey's 'Varian Designs'. The featured image is from one of his walnut pieces. Take a look at his work at .

The Busa's Back!

Check out the winning custom paint job for the 2009 Hayabusa! Stop by for more information about the bike and BusaBeats.

Gassin' Up

Windy day over Lake Michigan! Helicopter is refueling for another pass at a private residence in Michigan state for a local publication. Can't wait to get back in the air soon!

Trainspotting with 'Taxes'

MDRP does album shoot for local Bay Area band, 'Taxes' at the Caltrain tunnel beneath Potrero Hill.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Phoenix Technology Hub

New design school in Phoenix designed by Interior Architects. This innovative institution offers a style as cutting edge as its design, media and technology programs.

Lunch Lookout Over Downtown Chicago

MDRP sent to photograph Terzo Piano in Chicago. The restaurant features Italian cuisine and sweeping city views. Stop in and grab a bite!

The Shrine

MDRP sent to The Shrine by Wallpaper* Magazine, a bar in Chicago's South loop neighborhood. The dark wood and chandeliers were a nice touch! Get on the list at for text message updates on nightly events. See you there!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Art Chicago Exposition 2009

MDRP back in Chicago for the Second City's International Art event of the
year. Making a few images of the city itself, here is a great view looking
South from Chicago Avenue.

Spectacles for Humans

Here's a glimpse of our recent product shoot for the MDRP portfolio. 'Spectacles for Humans', an eye-wear store operating out of LA and San Francisco, was very kind to lend us a pair of their glasses from the 'Orgreen' line for the week's shoot. Orgreen is an international company based out of Denmark and Japan, offering exclusive, hand-crafted frames in over 40 countries.

Heavenly Scouting

Local magazine requested scouting photography of a house in San Francisco's Mission District. We were lucky enough to meet the neighbors who extended an invitation to take in the dusk views of the city from their third floor windows. Never thought I'd see the redwood tree from this side of the street.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 'First Fridays'

The branding campaign for MCA ‘First Fridays’ was quite a blast! MDRP ended up shooting with the photo booth style whitewall/ring light affect. I was able to capture up to 300 images a night documenting over 100 different guests.

Each month one image was selected for publication in ‘Time Out, Chicago.’ It was a lot of fun deciding which image would be published!

Tom Burr at New Museum

MDRP sent to photograph Tom Burrs submission in the grand opening of the ‘Unmonumnetal’ exhibit at New York City’s ‘New Museum’. The museum features clean, new, masterfully lit galleries. On display in ‘Unmonumental’ are Burr’s works, presenting ‘fragmented forms, torn pictures and clashing sounds’ (New Museum) as collage on double sided screens.

Smithgroup on Spear Street

The MDRP crew headed out at 4am to do a shoot with the architects of Smithgroup, an architecture firm lending their talents to 60 Spear St. in San Francisco. We arrived with a 12ft Ryder moving truck packed with gear to disperse over two floors. We worked through to the afternoon coming out on the other side with six images.

Champagne tasting anyone?

After visiting a Vranken tasting at Fort Mason in San Francisco, I met with one of their associates and agreed to have a few of their exquisite bottles shipped to the studio for a round of product photography. Have a sip of their champagne and hear a story about the label’s history and aroma.

Monday, September 21, 2009

MDRP has moved!

MDRP has moved! We say farewell to our Alabama Street location as we join a new family of creative thinkers at our new location out in San Francisco’s Dogpatch. Our new office at 2565 Third Street overlooking a little bit of The Bay itself. This is a temporary settlement until we can get our new studio prepped and ready to go. In the meantime we have gotten rather cozy in the bay side industrial corridor. Oh yea, we LOVE the loading docks too!

UrbanDaddy at Lake Chalet

As we arrived around 11am the Lake Chalet was buzzing with high energy trying to wrap up its many odds and ends before its grand debut in the coming evening. The hustle and bustle of the afternoon was beautifully juxtaposed against the magnificent views of Lake Merritt that wraps around the backside of the renovated boathouse. First order of business, we were given a tour of the restaurant beginning in the main dining room, through the bar than out onto the impressive waterfront patio. It was a quick shoot, unaccompanied by any strobe or flash lighting, faced with the challenge of seamlessly slipping into the chaotic current flowing in and out of each room. We managed to put a pause to the action for a moment to get some vast dining room/bar area shots; everyone held their breath for a moment as we scurried to capture some choice images. The excitement of the day was than complimented by a tasting from the Chalet’s soon to be illustrious menu. As quick and simple as this shoot turned out to be, it was an all around great time!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Surface Magazine Submission

MDRP submitted a series of these images to Surface Magazine. The concept was a fishing photo shoot. The shoot used local businesses as contributors for clothing and jewelery.

-Local clothing store, Dema, located at 23rd and Valencia St.
-Jewelry by Weston Wear, located at 16th and Valencia St.
-Shoe Biz, located at 24th and Noe St.
-and the dungeness crab and seabass were from Royal Hawaiian.

Working mostly with architectural clients, the shoot was a fun and creative break from the normal shoot. Hopefully we'll hear back from Surface soon!