Behind the scenes with ODarling Handmade.

Working with kids brands is by far one of our favorite things to do, and working with  Odarling Handmade was no exception. With a full day of shooting with some amazing models, we can't wait for the release of the images, but in the meantime we thought we'd share a couple moments from our day on set.

Second shooter - The Skulls

Ryan getting some help from his second shooter for the day.

Up close and personal on set with - The Skulls

Sometimes getting the real close up is better.

Getting photographed by a pro - The Skulls

And to finish off the day, roles got reversed for a bit while our official second shooter took a few shots of us on set.

Huge thanks again to everyone for such a fun shoot!

A few hours with Philip Muscato of Wilhelmina Models.

We spent a couple hours working with Philip Muscato of Wilhelmina Models, getting back to our roots, and shooting out on location. Though we kept things pretty simple we had a great time styling him out in a Supreme hat and Members Only jacket, with a classic white button down. Toss on some acid washed Levis and Jason Peterson x Bucketfeet shoes and we were off.

mens fashion shoot - theskulls.co
On the river with Levis and Bucketfeet - theskulls.co
Philip Muscato skateboarding in Los Angeles - The Skulls
Skateboarding with bucketfeet shoes - The Skulls

Macrame Artist - Sally England studio visit

We recently spent the day with macrame artist Sally England in her incredible Ojai based studio. Sally is one of the most talented and dedicated people we know, and her work fully shows her passion and commitment to her craft.

Walking into Sally's studio was a dream, with all white walls, a clear ceiling, and one of the best color palettes we've been able to work with, our jaws dropped when we first saw the space. While having a great conversation over our views of art and creativity, we worked in various areas of her space, making sure to catch details of the textures and intricacies that add to her unique style of work. After spending some time in the studio Sally invited us into her living space, where we got to photograph her and her cat in front of a massive wall hung piece which was out of this world.

Thank you again Sally for letting us spend some time in your world!

You can find more of Sally's work on her website - sallyengland.com  

Sally England in front of her quaint studio space - The Skulls
Fibre artist Sally England in her Ojai studio - The Skulls
Sally England working in her Ojai studio - The Skulls
Sally England at home with her cat - The Skulls
Sally England macrome and fibre artist in studio - The Skulls

A little pop of color

In light of summer being on the way, and some bright sunny days ahead we thought we'd share a few of our favorite images from a past studio shoot with Littles Collection. Being the DIY'ers we are we built ourselves a couple sweet color blocked pieces for the background and decided to break our mold and paint them with bright colors. 

Littles Collection color blocking shoot - The Skulls | theskulls.co
Littles Collection color block studio shoot - The Skulls | theskulls.co
Littles Collection color block shoot - The Skulls | theskulls.co
Littles Collection color block shoot - The Skulls | theskulls.co

Littles Collection SS17

We couldn't be happier with how our SS17 shoot with Littles Collection went. Since they have just announced that they are going to be doing a giveaway every Wednesday of March on their Instagram, we thought what a better time to post a few images here!

Kids crop top with bloomers outfit - The Skulls - theskulls.co
Kids swing dress - Littles Collection SS17 - theskulls.co
Littles Collection SS17 romper - theskulls.co

Ultraviolet Kids

We are honored to have shot a few flatlays with Ultraviolet Kids for their SS17 line and a few collaborations. It's pretty hard to beat getting to work with some really fun colors and awesome clothes.

Summer flatlay from Ultraviolet Kids - http://www.theskulls.co
Ultraviolet Kids matching kids bag and shoes - http://www.theskulls.co

Pismo

Missing the hot summer days on the bike with friends, so we dug up some shots from a trip to Pismo from the end of last summer. This was a whirlwind of a trip but a lot of fun logging some miles on the bike with some good dudes. 

Desert motorcycle ride - The Skulls - theskulls.co
Honda CB550 cafe racer in the desert sun - The Skulls - theskulls.co
Bright sun the open road and a hot cafe racer - The Skulls - theskulls.co
Whatever it takes to get the shot - The Skulls - theskulls.co

Ultraviolet Kids

We had a great time creating some flatlay images with Ultraviolet Kids before the holidays. Spending the day in their shop/ studio working with all the amazing colors and fun props, we could have spent days on end creating. Huge thanks again to the team over there, we can't wait to do it again.   

Uncle's Workshop shoot

Living on the west side of Michigan and getting started with photography there, you grow to love amazing furniture design and the craftsmanship that goes behind it. So much goes into every aspect of a piece of furniture it's insane, especially when it's a handmade one.

Tim, from Uncle's Workshop asked us to photograph one of his incredible pieces for a showcase. Little did we know that the piece would be an incredible piece of artwork! From his choices of wood to the custom chain leg, we had so much fun working with this piece in the studio. Check out Tim's work if you get a chance as he's a hell of a craftsman and artist to say the least.