Philadelphia Magazine: The Big Raju

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A few weeks ago the creatives over at Philadelphia Magazine called the studio with an assignment to shoot one of the hottest personalities in the city – the high profile lawyer, mover and shaker, Ajay Raju. One of the boldest thinkers our city has seen in recent history, Raju is the self described “Indian Don King” – a reference to both his big hair and big ideas. And to make the whole deal even sweeter, we were to shoot him in his multimillion dollar home in the city, lavishly adorned with artwork, furniture, and gilded details that matched his personal bravado.

When given a chance to work with a subject like this, how can you turn it down? We certainly couldn’t. How was our day with Ajay? Keep reading to find out…


Philly’s Gossip Guy

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These days, it’s not often that we’re shooting in Philadelphia. Most of our assignments take us all over the place, and when we are back in the city of brotherly love, we enjoy a brief respite to get organized and recharge before we had back out on the road. If our friends at Philadelphia Magazine call, it’s a different story – especially if they call asking us to shoot one of our cities most iconic gossip columnists.

Dan Gross has been Philadelphia’s go-to gossip guy since 2004 and last month we welcomed him to our studio for a day of shooting. Keep reading to see the results, as well as some behind the scenes photos and stories…


The Best Dressed List

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When a call came in from Philadelphia Magazine to shoot the most fashionable people in the city of Philadelphia, we knew this was an assignment we couldn’t turn down. If only to convince the world that our fair city was not the land of sweatpants and Eagles jerseys, we wanted to pay homage to the sartorially savvy among us in the city of brotherly love. Days of shooting, dozens and dozens of very fashionable new acquaintances and a cover shoot later, we’re finally here with The Best Dressed List.

Keep reading for more of the best dressed in Philly, as well as behind the scenes photos and a time-lapse video of how it all came together…