Sam Rissetto

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What's old is new again

This is an old idea that I posted on here a long time ago, but I was never happy with the images I made. The idea is for a jewelry campaign that shows the jewelry as garnish on various cocktails. I like the idea so much that I want to get it right. Here's my first couple of attempts:

The first one is pretty straight forward but also pretty boring. Then I had the idea to put the fruit in like they were discarded and replaced with the jewelry. I think that look a little better. Then I just started playing with the angle. I'll be trying to work on different drinks/setups this week and hopefully get them up here. Let me know what you think.

Monday, September 01, 2008


I recently came across a thread on Flickr that was all photos of cherries. I wanted to contribute but all I had in the fridge was a bunch of grapes. The images I saw reminded me that a simple composition can look really nice too. This is what I came up with. Maybe I'll do a more elaborate setup soon.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

4th of July

Generally I think pictures of fireworks are kinda boring. Just like pictures of sunsets and stuff, it's a cool looking subject so you're bound to get some cool looking photos. It's really only cool if you were there and they're your pictures. So anyway this was my first attempt at fireworks pictures. I think they're pretty cool but maybe you think they're boring haha.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm a slacker

I can't believe it's been over a year since I've posted anything here! Well I hope to start this up again. I'll start by posting some old stuff that never went up. These are some product shots I did when I was in school. The first two were taken at home so I was pretty proud of my resourcefulness in setting them up. I'm not crazy about the eyeliner but I still like the lipgloss.

These I took just for fun of the lunar eclipse
we had recently. It was pretty f-in cool.

Monday, May 07, 2007

A couple more

I finally finished making my food portfolio! I bound my own book for it and I'm really happy with the result. I'd love to show it to anyone that's interested!


I took two weekend workshops over the semester where we got to work with professional stylists. On the first day the stylist talked to us and explained what she did and how she got into the field. We got three or four layouts to work from and we planned out our shot. Then we went to a prop shop to rent our props. The second day we came back and photographed all day. The shooting days were about 10 or 11 hours long so it was pretty intense. We worked with view cameras and shot polaroids all day until we got the shot right. During the first workshop we worked on an ad for iPod. The second one focused on food styling and we worked on an Edy's ad.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I can't cook, but I can eat

More food, and drinks this time too. I'm graduating in a little over a month and some of this stuff will be in a show of the seniors' work. That's pretty exciting. Not long before I have to enter the real world. Scary...

For those about to rock...

I took these pics awhile ago at Subterranean for a band called The Ladies and Gentlemen. Check out their music. It'll get your booty shakin.

If any bands need some pics and you like what you see, drop me a line. I'd love to photograph them.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

This is more work I did for my food portfolio. I started out with the peppers, just using natural light. I played around with a lot of different compositions and these were my favorites.
With these I wanted to incorporate more of the environment. I need to do way more of that. So next time I shoot I'll probably pull back even more and give the pictures a sense of place. Now go get a snack because hopefully by now you're getting hungry!