These Pictures Don’t Just Take Themselves

Thursday, 03.26.09 at 4:29 pm
Written by , Posted Under: Shop,Studio

Behind the ScenesEvery once in a while the office is thrown into disarray due to a Chop Shop photo session. These sessions usually work out one of two ways. The first one is that Tom (that is me, and for the sake of this document will heretofore be referred to as “Master Blaster”) will get a shipment of shiny new Chop Shop tees in and immediately bust out his iPhone camera to take a picture of the nearest person to him in the shirt. Master Blaster does not like to wait. The second way this usually goes down is that Matthew (who will heretofore be referred to as “Iceman”) will usually demand those images be destroyed and we actually put up the drop paper and have someone that does not work here come in for a proper shoot. Embargo lifted.

The Chopshop Club

videoRock” is the final tee in the icons of rock series. videoRock In Your EyesMost everyone in the office did some kind of major human development during the 1980’s, so there was a whole lot of ideas about what we should reference and how. It is a shame these things aren’t better planned as we seem to do pretty well just grabbing at things we happen to have lying around the office. Master Blaster runs off to print out an image of the Breakfast Club VHS cover while Iceman grabs our classic Apple 2e as a natural sit-in for a boom box to re-create everyone’s favorite 80’s scene of teenage love. One has to wonder what message might be on that screen bouncing from one edge to another… “On your drive… a floppy disc. On your drive… I can’t reboot.

This is hardly the only photo shoot we have done to support our tee designs. Check out our flickr Model Shot collection for more of the sessions. All the rock ones are best like for rockStar and rebelRock. Master Blaster likes music.

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where’s the like button? i want to like this.

mommy dearest
03/26/2009 | 5:12 pm

Use the cute little icons up there, post this story to facebook… then you (and all your awesome friends) can spread the like.

03/26/2009 | 5:22 pm

love Tom’s glove, very authentic

03/26/2009 | 10:17 pm

Hey guys, glad to see Chopping Block has a blog. I’ve been a fan of your site for many years since college, in part for the awesome site you did for TMBG way back then.

I look forward to hearing more about your inner workings.

Just a heads up, the input fields for comments aren’t tall enough and crop the the text so it’s barely readable. I’m on FF+Mac, BTW.


03/28/2009 | 10:48 pm

soooo good!

05/29/2009 | 6:13 pm

Nik, this was fixed a while back, thanks for the feedback & kind words.

05/29/2009 | 8:59 pm
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