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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.

Food Photography - Chromatic Cornucopia - Madalyn Knebel Design by Christian O'Grady

This week FYT had the opportunity to work with Madalyn Knebel Design to continue our series Chromatic Cornucopia.  In the spring we tackled the green color spectrum and this week it's blues and purples.  With Madalyn's great eye and sensibility for design, we're able to get a hold of fresh produce that is both unique and beautiful.  With a vibrant cornucopia as our final product, Christian and Victoria are able to photograph the process in which it's built using studio lighting for still lives and macro photography.  

Victoria looked for interesting patterns within the still lives to create compositions of the tiny details.  Some were harder to find than others.  Christian caught sight of what Victoria was doing and began his own search for compositions within the tiny world that is macro photography.

Madalyn brought over her mothers old sewing box filled with tools for styling the shoot.  Cotton balls, Q-tips, sticky tack, and jars are just some of the things that contribute to the clean look and attention to detail. Our still lives range from the classic to the contemporary.  When photographing green foods in the springtime, we focused on one setup.  This time around we set up two different tables where one housed the large cornucopia and the other was staged for experimentation.

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These purple potatoes became part of a surreal landscape with the collaboration of FYT and Madalyn Knebel Design.  The deep purples in the potatoes reminded Victoria of gemstones, which gave Madalyn the idea to slice off angled sections to create rock-like formations.  The blue cornmeal resembled sand to give the still life ground.