They said it would happen this way

(c)Eric Raptosh

So, Robert Kent (from the Compassionate Eye Foundation) introduced us to Eric Raptosh and his wonderful team . This has resulted in a summer full of producing some of the best stock imagery we have ever worked on; pooling talent, expertise, philosophical view points, applying Eric’s unique eye for composition and subject empathy but reinventing it for tried and true stock concepts with a twist. Loved working with our ‘tweens; and we continue to reaffirm that the most simple images are the most true.

Summer Solstice – 2009

Compassionate Eye Shoot

(c)Tim Pannell for Compassionate Eye 2009

Summer Solstice – 2009

A good friend and colleague, Andrea Rosenfeld told us about the Compassionate Eye Foundation (http://compassionateeye.org) a month or so ago. She is one of the City Chapter Heads in Los Angeles and asked if we were interested in getting involved in the shoots. After quickly checking our schedules, we saw we were (pretty) available.

The month of June proved to be an exhaustive, exhilarating, challenging time, when we worked with tremendous talent to produce and create 7 complete stock photo shoots and a wrap party and a book and an A/V show – relying heavily on donations, volunteers, our phonebooks and the kindness of strangers. We were so pleased to be part of making pictures that will help build schools. There was an underlying joi de vivre permeating the experience and the experience of every participant. It is safe to say that this experience has helped form the genesis of NEAT Production.