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FOX CITIES MAGAZINE :: In The Swim Of Things

Last month I was asked to shoot the 2011 Fox Cities Magazine Swimsuit Issue and gladly accepted the offer. This is the 10th FCM swimsuit issue and the first time I was brought on board to handle the project. The issue has always featured local Fox Valley business and community leaders donning their best beach attire. In the past, the issues have typically had the models showcased at one location. Since we were brought on new this year, we took to shooting the series on-location at these folks places of business.

Going into the shoot, I knew I wanted to bring a fresh approach to the annual issue. I wanted the photos to have a polished, more dynamic feel. I’m grateful for this opportunity and after three days of shooting, was very pleased with the results. You can only pick up a copy at local Fox Valley newsstands or you can view the PDF online HERE. I will be posting a behind-the-scenes video (shot by Alison Fiebig of FCM) from the shoot early next week.

Many thanks go out to the staff at Fox Cities Magazine, Dan Woolf, my studio manager Trevor Nackers and the daring models and extras. All of whom made this a killer project!

Jason Druxman, Co-Owner of Avenue Jewelers in Appleton

Kim Sippola, Marketing Manager of the Outagamie County Airport

Rick and Helen Nowak, President and HR Manager of Kurz Electric in Neenah

Jerry Oberstadt, owner of Oberstadt Landscaping in Fremont

Alan Peche, Director of the Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley Campus



  1. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    LOVE this Dave. Awesomeness!

  2. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    freaking brilliant dave. just amazing.

  3. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    So fab. Love it.

  4. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Dynamic accomplished. Did Dan Winters build the Kurz Electric room?? Flippin sweet

  5. Melanie
    Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Nice work, baby! Love it!

  6. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I love all of them, but my favorite is the first one of Kim Sippola, I loveeee the guy yawning in the background, genius!

  7. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    My god, Dave. These are stunning.

  8. Jenni
    Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Awesome! Too bad you didn’t use my husband for his work – hydraulics and hoses! I can only imagine how cool you would have made that!

  9. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Um, LOVE LOVE. How fun! I adore this style and you nailed it. :)

  10. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Out-flippin’-standing. Great work again, Dave.

  11. Posted 3 Jun ’11 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    These are AWESOME! That must have been so much fun, and looked like it was right up your alley!

  12. Shawn
    Posted 4 Jun ’11 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Hi David,

    These are just brilliant. I love the humour in them and technically they’re just superb. It looks like you processed them a fair bit but the effects are stunning. You inspire me!

  13. Norma
    Posted 4 Jun ’11 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this!! Especially the super hero with the diamond and the little girl with the sunglasses! This is brilliant work. Love you Dave

  14. Posted 4 Jun ’11 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Holy crap! You are completely amazing. I love every shot.

  15. Posted 5 Jun ’11 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    effffffffffffing amazing! You guys have such GREAT creativity!!!!!!!

  16. CFroze
    Posted 6 Jun ’11 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    NICE… FCM Swim Suite Editon… super cool.

  17. Posted 6 Jun ’11 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Two of my Facebook friends posted this article–what amazing photos! (grin)

  18. Richard
    Posted 7 Jun ’11 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    Fantastic shots, really great. The subjects – and the clients – must be over the moon with these!! The behind the scenes video is really cool too. Thanks! :)

  19. David Kelly
    Posted 7 Jun ’11 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Dave – excellent work. I love the humour, love the lighting work & love the photoshoppery :-)

  20. Posted 9 Jun ’11 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Awesome images. Your work just keeps improving!

  21. Posted 10 Jun ’11 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    you are so creative, dave. i’d love to live inside your mind for a day. i just really appreciate your vision, especially because you live in my hometown and not in NYC or LA.

  22. Posted 11 Jun ’11 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    This is so you!!!

  23. Posted 13 Jun ’11 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Un-frickin-believable!!! Absolutely superb work Dave….loved looking through this post.

    Great lighting, great shots and Photoshop work to be admired!!!

    Nice one, thanks for sharing.
    Speak soon,

  24. Posted 18 Jun ’11 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I view this in utter envy. This shoot to photogs is like recess to kids. You definitely made some photo magic with your time. Very talented, creative professionals, you are!

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