Saturday, September 13, 2014

Williams Sonoma Home/ Fall, 2014

The Fall WS Home Cover, Not shot by our team. 

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay



For the Fall Williams Sonoma Home Catalog Studio Marcus Hay was asked to Art Direct the team on a Beach Chic themed shoot. Working with the very talented Photographer Eric Piaseki and equally clever Prop Stylist HelenCrowther. This is the first time SMH was on board for WS Home and it was such a great experience.

What many may not be aware is that a shoot this scale takes weeks of planning,  flying back and forth from New York to San Francisco at last 3 times for meetings, scouting location and then again for the shoot itself. 

Finding exactly the right location is very important, With the intention of firstly shooting it somewhere on the West Coast of the US we honed in on a place just out of San Francisco.


With a color theme of chocolate brown and blue we came up with a scheme that felt upscale and on brand with William Sonoma’s aesthetic. Shooting partly in the studio and partly on location, We completed 5 days of shooting, we hope you like the results.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apartment Feature/ Better Homes & Gardens/ China

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling and Interior Design: Studio Marcus Hay 

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling and Interior Design: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling and Interior Design: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling and Interior Design: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling and Interior Design: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling and Interior Design: Studio Marcus Hay


I received  a copy of the latest Better Homes & Gardens/ China from the wonderful Ian Philips at Tripod Agency who also wrote and helped produce the piece, I have featured snippets of this article from other magazines that ran this story, but this maybe the first time you have seen such a large representation of all images shot by the amazing Photographer Jonny Valiant.  

Thanks to Better Homes & Garden's/ China Edition for a great article, My Chinese friends tell me it is interpreted as Crazy Prop Stylist, but apparently that does not mean a bad thing, It just means I am very committed (to props) Ha! : )  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Williams Sonoma/ Apples/ Art Direction & Styling

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


A couple of months back, Studio Marcus Hay was asked by Williams Sonoma to Art Direct and Style the Apple Program for Fall, 14, Shooting in San Francisco, we got direct the team comprising of the amazing Photographer Anson Smart and very talented Food Stylist Merilee Bordin. It was a great team and we produced 2 weeks of solid work. 

Like my recent Tomato extravaganza for Williams Sonoma, We shot everything you can think about Apples. We even shot a Apple I.D guide that can be viewed on the Williams Sonoma website. 

The color palette largely existed of red, gray and contrasted with an ever slight inclusion of pale blue which really complimented the red of the apples. 

Hope you enjoy our world of Apples. 

Last days of Summer/ Tomatoes

Photography: Anna Williams, Out take from Williams Sonoma shoot, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


With the Labor Day weekend, Here in the US it is unofficially the last days of Summer and it's with a touch of sadness we leave Summer, 2014 for a cooler but equally as fun Fall. Here at Studio Marcus Hay we had the pleasure of working with Photographer Anna Williams on summer tomatoes for Williams Sonoma and boy have they been great this Summer, We have had some amazing tomato dishes this season. 

We hope you all had a great Summer, 2014 and here's to a wonderful Fall. 

Get the Look!/ Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Kat Teutsch, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay


Main Photo: Photography: Kat Teutsch, Styling and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay


People are always asking us where did you get that amazing prop in that shot, I want it!, Where can I find it? The Get the Look sections on http://www.studiomarcushay.com in the Color and Trend Forecasting sections come to your aid, It's here we profile some of our more popular shots and dish the dirt on where to shop for the same or the like. 

From our very popular New York Stories series comes the image of one of our lovely ladies, Wren Sakura's bedroom, With a trending palette of red, mint and blue/gray. This story was shot with the intention of reflecting Wren's love of bird watching, Shop our guide to find out where we sourced the key pieces that make up this shot.

This shot was photographed by the wonderful Kat Teutsch

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Studio Marcus Hay Warehouse/ Online Store Opening September!



Get ready folks, We are getting ready to open shop, items on rotation, a small but tasty slice of S.M.H at a time, We are busy packing, Stay tuned! Opening September! 

www. studiomarcushaywarehouse.bigcartel.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Osh Kosh B'Gosh / Fall Campaign

Cover of Fall Catalog, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay 

Online Imagery, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay 

Online Imagery, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Online Imagery, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Online Imagery, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Over Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Over Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Over Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Over Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Over Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

In store Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

In store Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Catalog Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Catalog Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Catalog Images, Photography: Anna Palma, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


For the recent campaign for Fall at Osh Kosh B'gosh, Studio Marcus Hay worked on a weeks shoot that included some shots in a studio with sets and props and other shots shot on location in Tarrytown, NY at a local school. 

It was a huge amount of fun to switch gears and to be working kids again, the energy is both crazy but exciting with carefully executed and considered schedules involving a revolving cast of kids present every day that worked like true professionals. 

It was a Back to School campaign which featured heavily online, In store and in printed catalogs and promos. The look was all about embracing the signature Osh Kosh blue, focusing on all colors inspired by denim with pops of yellow and pale gray.  

I had a wonderful team, Thanks to Harry, Mykl and Andrea for being such great sports, Andrea did an amazing job of crafting, hours of wrapping books, custom making pinwheels, potato sacks and dipped rulers. Thanks to Eric Pitra and his team for doing such an amazing job with the sets working to the designs of a vintage set of bleacher, gym ladders and lockers. 

We had a lot of fun with the props as you can see, It's so great to get paid to rediscover your childhood : ) Hope you enjoy the pics!