This week’s entertainment proves that there really is no method to the madness when it comes to Thinkpierce photo shoots. In this case, it all started with an arctic drive through downtown Tulsa one day in January. As I half drove and half slid through the black ice, I came upon a snow-covered patch of land that had a great view of downtown Tulsa. I decided I needed to check it out. After sloshing in to a nearby parking spot, I walked around the space a bit and started to realize what was about to happen… a new Thinkpierce photo shoot. In that moment three things came in to focus in my mind, an old school TV, lawn chairs and RC Cola. But items like that couldn’t be celebrated alone. Oh no, a photo shoot like this demanded a dynamic duo. It wasn’t difficult to decide who would be the perfect person to call either, Brian Spratt of course.
Brian was a long time friend, and also one of the few people that knew when my name popped up on their cell phone, that there would be no way of predicting what was waiting for them on the other end. This phone call was no different. Brian was immediately invited to join me in the snow for an upcoming photo shoot. I explained that we would be sitting in lawn chairs watching tv, downing popcorn and RC Cola having the “hang out & tv watching ” experience of a life time. There were a couple a laughs and then came Brian’s response, “Sure”. I’ve known Brian so long, that there isn’t even really a “You’re gonna do what!??” reaction involved, it’s more of situation where he just wants to know what all he’s agreeing to by being a part of it… and if you get a phone call from me, that is a very smart question to ask. Let’s just say Brian knows me well.
A quick visit to the thrift store and Warehouse Market took care of the props. Next up was getting a photographer. Marshall Baker had been working with me on a variety of projects and this “Snow TV” photo shoot was about to be added to the checklist. Marshall was the go to “media man” running his own mixed media business, which continues to this day. Whether it was recording your album, shooting your video, or taking your picture, Marshall was doing it all. I edited the final pictures in a very gritty style, which he will probably slap me for, but to get the full Marshall Baker experience you should check out his work for yourself. Not only is he still at it years later, he’s really taken it to the next level. See first hand by visiting his website, redcrowncompany.com. I hope you enjoy the new “Snow TV” photo shoot and I highly recommend viewing it while downing a fist full of popcorn followed by a power slurp of RC Cola… and if you’re feeling really crazy, do what we did and throw a couple cans of Diet Rite in to the mix. Thinkpierce.com…Something new every Friday.