I was recently contracted by Account-One to shoot a campaign for 5.11 Tactical, a company out of Medesto, CA that provides clothing to law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals. Trish Phelan, who was working production for the shoot, was my initial contact. Thinking I would be a great fit for the style of the campaign, Trish gave my name to the folks at Account-One.
5.11 was looking to expand their line of clothing to retail outlets like Dicks Sporting goods and Gander Mountain. The images were used in their catalogue, web and free-standing adds. The campaign was to feature their TacLight Pro Pant. Wanting to feature the pants from the ground level, I shot most of the production on my stomach.
Photo: Lisa Ellen Cooper
Check your volume before you watch this first production video.
Video: Andy “The Boosh” Buscemi
Our first attempt at smoking the tires threw specks of hot melted black-top all over my forearm leaving me with small, spotted second degree burns. It was definitely worth it.
Video: Lisa Ellen Cooper
The overall production was amazing. I had more fun than you can shake a stick at. Working with Creative Director, Pete Ahl and the Agency President, Neal Davis, Trish and her production crew and all the talent was a joy all around. Folks, I asked for fresh fruit and Lindsay Cave Sisting got it for me. Fruit I say! I was well taken care of. I can’t wait to work with them all again.
I work for bananas…