SOFI K

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.

SOFI K - Royal Oak Music Theatre - FYT Productions by Christian O'Grady

14-year-old Sophia Washer - known as Sofi K rocked the Royal Oak Music Theatre Friday night as she debuted the release of her album "LoveHate," a collection of 10 tracks that showcase an eclectic mix of creative directions and different styles that have influenced Sofi over her young career. The lyrics for the tracks were written by Sofi K and the music was co-written by Sofi K and produced by Kresge fellowship recipient Bryce Harding. 

The concert also included performances by Soul Divide and Stereo Jane. 

Teenagers filled the music theatre to see Sofi K, grabbing free popcorn, candy and soda before the live performance. As the opening bands transitioned from one song to the next, the anticipation grew stronger. Stereo Jane wrapped up their set and the MC introduced "the reason we're all here tonight!" The crowd began to scream with excitement as Sofi entered the stage with a big smile, greeting her fans.

Watching Sofi perform, I noticed the young pop artists stage presence come so naturally, giving her the ability to sing confidently and move swiftly in front of a live audience. 

As Sofi introduced her next song "Stars," a girl yelled to her friend "I know all the words to this song!" As the crowd began to sing the words to "Stars," they reached out their hands to connect with their peer who turned to a star on the stage.

SOFI K - LoveHate Album Shoot - Behind the Scenes by Christian O'Grady

14-year-old Sophia Washer - known as Sofi K, is releasing her debut album LoveHate on Friday, November 6th. The concept of the pop album revolves around the idea of mixed emotions and rather eclectic in terms of how each of the songs sound with hints of rock, jazz and blues. Christian O'Grady was called upon to conduct her photo shoot on top of Music Hall Detroit at the 3fifty Terrace for the young female artists new album art. Bryce Harding, who is producing Sofi K's album, was introduced to Christian through Sigal Levine the makeup artist and hair stylist for our shoot. The rooftop terrace was the perfect location giving us the beautiful Detroit skyline as our backdrop.

Thanks to all who contributed and Sofia's sweet mom Linda (who provided water + snacks)! 

 

Christian pointing out possible locations to Sofia and Bryce before the shoot.

Christian pointing out possible locations to Sofia and Bryce before the shoot.

Christian trying to get Sofia in the mindset to shoot.

Christian trying to get Sofia in the mindset to shoot.

Sofia was electric, filled with energy and quick to laugh.

Sofia was electric, filled with energy and quick to laugh.

Christian balancing the light from the strobe to the available light from the setting sun.

Christian balancing the light from the strobe to the available light from the setting sun.

Sofia makes a puckered face to allow Sigal to get the makeup just right.

Sofia makes a puckered face to allow Sigal to get the makeup just right.

Behind the scenes of behind the scenes, Victoria shooting the process of the shoot.

Behind the scenes of behind the scenes, Victoria shooting the process of the shoot.

Sigal lending a helpful head to lean on.

Sigal lending a helpful head to lean on.

Linda covering her eyes as Bryce pulls Sofia up onto the edge of the wall to get in position for the shot.

Linda covering her eyes as Bryce pulls Sofia up onto the edge of the wall to get in position for the shot.

Detroit stadiums in the skyline behind our location on top of Music Hall at 3fifty Terrace.

Detroit stadiums in the skyline behind our location on top of Music Hall at 3fifty Terrace.