Photography Annual 2016 Spotlight Submission: Texas

MICHAEL MAYO. TEXAS Photography Studio: Michael Mayo Photography | Client: Self-Initiated

It’s every housekeeper’s nightmare. Michael Mayo’s Tupperastrophe visualizes the treaded cabinet and the horrible effects of having too much tupperware. The piece, a self promotion for Michael Mayo Photography, was submitted to the Photography Annual 2016 competition.

The image was photographed on location in Fort Worth Texas. The model was positioned on the kitchen floor and Tupperware was placed around and taped to her body, Mayo wrote on his Graphis Portfolio. Large groups of Tupperware were photographed in studio and later added. “The results were a funny depiction of what can happen when you accumulate too much Tupperware.”

Michael Mayo Photography is a photography studio based in Texas under the direction of Michael Mayo, whose photography has captured the interest of clients from Red Bull to IBM to The Container Store to Procter & Gamble. He excels in melding art and commerce. His work can be viewed here. Mr. Mayo is a past Graphis contributor, his Fast & Furious appearing in the Photography Annual 2015, in addition to Photography Annual 2002 for his Yellow Caps.

Past Graphis contributors include Adam Voorhes, whose Food Fight (image below) for Wired Magazine was a Silver winner in last year’s Photography Annual. The vibrant image was created for an article about new research on what foods make a person fat. Voorhes utilized both the objects and their shadows to compose the image.

Additional California Design and Advertising firms that have contributed to Graphis include Craig-Teerlink Design, Michael Schwab Studio, The Refinery, Chico Creative Services, Cold Open, Apple, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Studio Hinrichs and Craig Frazier Studio. Graphis Masters from California include James A. Cross, Michael Cronan, Michael Vanderbyl and Kit Hinrichs, etc.

d382ad2d4f8f63efa2c130c787c2de97 Photographer: Adam Voorhes | Client: Wired Magazine

For further inspiration from California Designers, check out the Advertising Annual 2015. Also, check out Graphis Issue 282, which features an article on Graphis Master Michael Vanderbyl, by Ken Coupland.

The Graphis Photography Competition features some of the most compelling and influential design of the year from across the world. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the Photography Annual 2016. Submit your work to the competition here.

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