This is a truly fun one for me to post, and a great way to kick off 2012. I had the opportunity to work with my friend and fellow artist Lauren Briere, who founded her own business called Over Our Heads. The concept is simple – each umbrella designed by Lauren features a whimsical illustration on the inside canopy, providing a bit of cheer and a smile on those gloomy, rainy days. Lauren began hand-painting custom designs a while back, and ran a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign which helped to launch her idea into fruition – mass production of the umbrellas. I was lucky enough to work with some beautiful and talented people (thanks are definitely in order to Brandi, Marc, Justin and Lex), and I had an absolute blast shooting. Take a look at the Over Our Heads site linked above, as well as the Kickstarter video, and you can get a feel for what makes this project so special.
Oh, and did I mention that Over Our Heads (and their new website) is being featured in the February issue of O Magazine? (yes, that Oprah.) Be on the lookout when it hits newsstands soon!