Sunday, August 29, 2010

Portrait Series - Gippy The Hippy

For a friend Jim Stillman. He has a wonderful young grandson who he keeps in contact with through email. Jim invented this great character "Gippy the Pig" and sends videos and updates on what he is up to. Here we imagined "What if Gippy travelled back in time and found 'Grumpa' when he was hanging out at Woodstock in 1969?" Oh the conversations they must of had.

Self Portrait Series - More Monkeys...

If there is one thing I have learned in life it is "You can never have enough monkeys"

Portrait Series - Steve Horrocks (The Man)

I only wish I had the original base photo for this as reference (Suave White Haired Older Gentleman). One of the nicest guys you will ever meet, Steve Horrocks. Don't remember exact details but I think a congratulations for some normal everyday task like calibrating the copier. Just because it is routine, doesn't mean it isn't important. Thanks Steve for all you you do.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Self Portrait Series - Borat

Very Nice. Created for an email congratulating a former student Nicole Carafa on being hired to a full time position at JDK.

Portrait Series - The Captain and Tennille

I honestly can't remember what this was in response to, but at the time I must have thought it was appropriately hilarious. Co-workers Amy Witkop and Luke Yablonsky out in the Portland Oregon office transformed into the Power Duo of Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille.

Shaun White = Carrot Top

JDK Associate Creative Director Cris Dibica sent out a email to the studio to gauge response to the Rolling Stone Cover featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White (on right). Having work with Burton Snowboards for years, I guess I still see Shaun as the little 12 year old redhead kicking everybody ass at the 2001 X-Games. My reaction was the the same as when I first saw the "new and improved" comedian Carrot Top. How to express it? Photoshop to the rescue.

Portrait Series - Creepy Marin Twins

This one was in response to a cryptic photo sent out by a co-worker. It was a childhood picture of one of our design directors Marin Horikawa. It turned out to be his birthday but there was no mention of this in the email, just the pic. Within seconds there were emails flying around with photoshopped tweaks of him holding a snowboard, going to the Olympics, on the Lost island, etc. My response was "This birthday thread is getting a little strange", and I submitted this portrait based on the nightmare inducing twins from The Shining.

Portrait Series - James "Pitt" Lindars

Another portrait created for the dart wall in Minority. It seems the douche-bag-o-the-week was Brad Pitt. Amazing how I can always find the perfect shot of James to photoshop onto existing pic.

Self Portrait Series - James Bond 007

This one is from a while ago when friends on facebook were creating their avatars based on dopplegangers (look-a-likes). I found a great site called which let you upload a photo of yourself and it would search celebrity database and try and find stars that look like you. I happy to see the ultimate gentleman spy Roger Moore as the closest match at 53%. Second closest match... Renee Zellweger???

Self Portrait Series - Shazam!

Noticing a superhero theme going on with a lot of my portraits lately. Here is a blast from the past. A show about a kid who travelled around in a sweet RV with a guy named "Mentor", talked to cartoon gods and turned into a superhero to help the less fortunate. Don't make shows like that anymore. This publicity shot featuring actor John Davey. Shazam was also played by Jackson Bostwick.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Self Portrait Series - ManBabies

A portrait of my dad and me from 1976. Inspired by the genius that is If you haven't seen this sight, you are missing out.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Looking For My Twin.

I found a glove in the hallway the other day and sent an email out to see if anyone was missing one. I thought the picture would be funnier if I added Tom Cruise's smile to it. Success.

Self Portrait Series - Cheshire Cat

As a supplement to an email about remembering to smile when a tour comes through the studio, I thought of the iconic and slightly freaky Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. I am fairly certain that I am going to have nightmares about whatever you call that "thing" I came up with. Yikes.

What if...

I was archiving a bunch of photography at work and came across a great shot of two of my coworkers Erica and Neil from a staff picnic. I couldn't help think; would anybody notice if they switched hairstyles for a day?

Self Portrait Series - Bret McKenzie

Finally got my iSight camera fixed. Yafrickinhoo! Here is a special request for my sister Lauren. She always said I remind her of that guy from Flight of the Conchords. Thought I would take advantage of the fact that I had been slacking on shaving and bang this one out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Self Portrait Series - Greatest American Hero

Imagine my surprise when two friends (children of the eighties) at Michelle's office had no idea who Ralph Hinkley and Bill Maxwell were.  How could you miss it?  The Greatest American Hero?  Hello?  Best show ever...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Self Portrait Series - Obi Wan Kenobi

Another special request for Lauren and Heidi.  It was hard to decide which Obi-Wan was the right fit for my portrait.  Young Obi is too goofy with his little pony tail and mature Ben is too iconographic to mess with.  I settled in the middle.   It doesn't hurt to include Mace Windu to add a level of cool to the scene.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Squirrel's Revenge

This is a gift for my step dad Paul McCaffrey.  This summer, he had been trying to protect the bird feeders from the squirrels with his trusty pellet gun.  He enjoyed it so much he started to temp the cute little critters with tasty goodies.  They caught on... Special thanks to Lauren for playing the part of the squirrel.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Self Portrait Series - Doofy

Character from the film "Scary Movie".  A cross between Deputy Dwight 'Dewey' Riley (Scream) and Verbal Kint (The Usual Suspects).  I created this portrait just for fun.  Sadly "Doofy" is a nickname Michelle likes to call me when I exhibit retardish tendencies.  I guess it could be worst.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Self Portrait Series - Joe Dirt

Great movie.  Created this picture for an email to our HR team asking a question on how to donate the the United Way using payroll deduction.  This year we decided not to do a big campaign (Money is tight) but I felt that if the current situation is rough for us, imagine how hard it must be for the people who usually benefit from the donations made to the United Way.  As far as the email, of course I knew the answer, but I thought if I asked and CC: the studio, they can learn the answer and I snuck in a line in the email about what a great cause it was.  I titled the email "I ain't too smart"