A Light in the Attic

AUTHOR: SHAN, FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR // After a run to the art supply store today, our designer Linus and I ducked into the our local hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese joint during a downpour. Being the day after Superbowl, we discussed our mutual detest for drunk girls watching sports while we waited for Bahn Mi's for the team. Back at the studio, the guys and I drowned our sandwiches in Siracha and finished up lunch around the table. As everyone got up, I stopped Linus in a sudden onset of calorie driven creativity and demanded he stay put while I ran and got the camera. The afternoon light hit his stoic expression as he sat bundled against the cold brick. He looked like a young solider, posted up in a cold barrack in rural Europe during WWII. 

One of the big reasons we moved from the second floor to the third floor of our Broadway and Pike studio was the light. While the second floor had a nice little direct entrance onto Pike Street, the only natural light came from two small windows that overlooked Neumos roof.  Great for listening to free shows. Bad for photography. Our bold move to the top floor has provided some of the most diverse natural light we have had the joy of shooting in. Our 50' bank of north facing windows along with a large skylight and 15' ceilings makes for a stable and diffused natural light that lasts most of the day. 

We've been lucky enough to begin to shoot custom photography for most of our clients. These shoots range from food, product, lifestyle, business and portrait shoots.  Ponce, Peter & I team up to plan, execute and edit our shoots until we reach just the right image. When we work with a company to build a brand, we believe it's vital to curate all the brand assets from ground up so they are 100% ownable and can be crafted to meet all the communication criteria. Take a look at some of the recent photography we've shot for our clients.




Proposal Photography for a Seattle Microgreens Farm





TAME THE BEAST | Product Design and Lifestyle Photography and Styling


Food Styling and Photography for Nice & High Fine Cannabis Chocolates


Bear Skin Product Design, Photography and Styling

Shan Foisy

Shan founded the studio in 2008, a year after winning Best in Show for her graduation portfolio at the Art Institute of Seattle. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2005, she started her creative career in her home archipelago, The San Juans, where she focused in journalism and design. She has had extensive experience in brand development and loves nurturing a company or product into a vibrant brand. Her colleagues describe her as “a fearless creative,” and in 2014 she went as far as to tattoo the company tagline on her arm.