assateague island

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.

Travel Photography - Assateague Island - FYT Productions by Christian O'Grady

Wild horses? What!? Wild horses! Awesome.

Our destination for our first road trip of 2015 was to Assateague Island, home of wild horses, off the coast of Maryland. More than 300 wild ponies wander the beaches, forest and marshes. The horses seem friendly at times but warning signs are posted all over the island assuring you that they will charge, bite and kick if they feel threatened. The first day we came to Assateague we only saw a couple horses from a quarter mile away in the fields eating. We wanted to get closer, so when we came back the second day we saw a few of them on the side of the park road so we stopped to photograph them. That's when Victoria captured this moment of the horse running alongside the road in a beautiful side light. Whenever we get a free moment for travel we always try to find a new place for Victoria and I to explore through pictures.

Staying in a vacation town in the off season feels like a ghost town.  The empty beaches and parking lots were plenty and it was easy to get into any restaurant without a wait, not to mention we always had nice clean backgrounds for our photos. But the weather didn't stop us from drinking on the beach and eating the daily catch. Victoria took most of the photos on this trip as Christian spent his time shooting with the Letus Helix getting video footage.

OceanCity-0551.jpg
Vic6S4A0659web.jpg

One of the best features of a coastal island are that you get sunrises and sunsets over water. We got up before the crack of dawn for this oceanside sunrise.