CUREiosities

Year in Review 2015 - FYT Productions - Photography and Video by Christian O'Grady

FYT Productions was born one year ago and this first year has been such a great ride. We travelled to New Orleans, Maryland, and Toronto to pursue new sights and expand our minds. We had the opportunity to work with closely with TEDxDetroit, Zoup!, The Metro Museum Of Design Detroit, Zara Creative, and many others. In 2015, we incorporated video production into our company, which allowed us to work on a multitude of projects including two music videos for young female country singer Tegan Marie that have totaled over 100k youtube views as well as crafting a kaleidoscopic nature video content for MM-O-DD, and even landing a video on QVC for one of our newest clients, Skinnytees! Phew! 

Starting a business is a long hard road but in 2015 FYT Productions flew down that road and primed 2016 as a year for growth. Throughout 2015 we took some big steps toward making our company exactly what we envisioned. Now, we are ready to help grow your company through crafted  visual content marketing. 

Top Ten of 2015

Victoria modeling a black Opera Coat for CUREiosities in the Skillman Library, Detroit.

Victoria modeling a black Opera Coat for CUREiosities in the Skillman Library, Detroit.

SOFI K reaching out to fans during her first concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

SOFI K reaching out to fans during her first concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Milk chocolate being poured into custom molds to make bon bons at BON BON BON manufactory in Hamtramck.

Milk chocolate being poured into custom molds to make bon bons at BON BON BON manufactory in Hamtramck.

Young female country singer Tegan Marie

A Lamborghini photographed during a Platinum Motorcars customer appreciation event at Waterford Racetrack.

A Lamborghini photographed during a Platinum Motorcars customer appreciation event at Waterford Racetrack.

A wild horse running along the road on Assateague Island.

A wild horse running along the road on Assateague Island.

Product/lifestyle shot for Triple Thread Apparel shot in Pontiac.

Product/lifestyle shot for Triple Thread Apparel shot in Pontiac.

Keynote speaker Kevan Hall at Fashion Speak in Detroit.

Keynote speaker Kevan Hall at Fashion Speak in Detroit.

#SaveTheBats founder and advocate Rob Mies showing off one of his friends at TEDxDetroit.

#SaveTheBats founder and advocate Rob Mies showing off one of his friends at TEDxDetroit.

Robbie Kowal, DJ MoPo, spins at the silent disco during Electric Forest Festival 2015.

Robbie Kowal, DJ MoPo, spins at the silent disco during Electric Forest Festival 2015.

Blue and Purple foods as the second installment of our  Chromatic Cornucopia series.  It's a still life series focused on particular colors, previously we did a green food shoot and this series will continue. Styled by Madalyn Knebel, shot and edited by FYT Productions.

Blue and Purple foods as the second installment of our Chromatic Cornucopia series. It's a still life series focused on particular colors, previously we did a green food shoot and this series will continue. Styled by Madalyn Knebel, shot and edited by FYT Productions.

Metro Museum of Design Detroit (MMODD) kaleidoscopic centerpiece for the Frost Fairy Queen during Detroit's very own Noel night at the Detroit Science Center.

Music by Rachel Skotarczyk.

CUREiosities - Rose & Robert Skillman Branch Library - FYT Productions by Christian O'Grady

Photography is my road to the unknown, toward existence...
— Victoria Zegler, FYT Productions

The Rose & Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library is a beautiful gem tucked away in Detroit. While it houses the history of the nations automotive collection, it also contains historic architecture - like most of the city of Detroit. FYT had the pleasure of getting to explore this historical landmark with a close friend of ours, Leslie Ann Pilling during a photoshoot for one of her Detroit fashion brands. Leslie has a garment manufacturing studio located on Library Street in Detroit just across from the Rose & Robert Skillman Branch Library, where the shoot took place. Many of her apparel lines are produced in her studio, one of which is CUREiosities. CUREiosities is a highstyle fashion brand appointed with luxury fabrics and hardware. The opera coat, featured above has ruched details to soften the designs and play into strong, simple, and classic shapes. It gives off an edgy vibe which blends both current and deco details. Leslie explained the look as, "...if Audrey Hepburn played a role in Star Trek, her character would be the perfect client." 

Shooting inside of the library allowed us to integrate subject matter into the compositions of the building naturally. Christian was on camera, while Victoria was modeling the pieces with her camera in hand.

The concept expressed behind this brand revolves around people who explore. When Leslie initially reached out to FYT with her vision, she introduced the idea of having Victoria model the pieces. To Leslie, Victoria was a great match: a photographer and visual journalist who just this year started her own company, FYT Productions. FYT's core values lie in storytelling, quality, and purpose. These values fell parallel when landing on our location at the Skillman Branch, a place driven behind quality, purpose, and educating. In each image, a camera is present in the hand of the female photographer, as she wanders through the library exploring and finding beauty in her surroundings and documenting the story unfolding before her.

To view pieces from the CUREiosities apparel line, visit www.CUREiosities.com