Product Shoot with Shebang

Every month or so the great people at Shebang come over and we have, literally, a product shoot party. They are the most organized client I have ever run across! Store owner Jen Tang and manager Aparna Puppala are a pretty amazing team. We set a record with last week's shoot by photographing 70 handbags, both as still-life products as well as posed by Shebang supermodel Julie Westerlund; 50 clutches and wallets and 140 (!) items of jewelry. Aparna's organization has doubled the efficiency of a year ago. Shebang is also located in my building and has been a Wicker Park mainstay of fashion and chic for over over 5 years. They offer everything from elegant and super-cool bags in a wealth of materials, to groovy winter accessories, to elegant jewelry from designers right here in Chicago as well as across the country. I popped downstairs the other day to get some shots of the store as well.

002-andrew-collings-studio-product-090504-p-01

001-andrew-collings-studio-product-090504-p-041

003-andrew-collings-studio-product-090422-9214

004-andrew-collings-studio-product-090422-9219

005-andrew-collings-studio-product-090504-p-02

[caption id="attachment_336" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Julie Westerlund models the merch"]006-andrew-collings-studio-product-090422-p-03[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_337" align="aligncenter" width="392" caption="Store owner Jen Tang adjusts some jewelry during the shoot."]Filename: ac_090422_130615_0656.CR2[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_338" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Pre-placed jewelry "on-deck.""]008-andrew-collings-studio-documentary-090422-9204[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_339" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Store manager Aparna Puppala prepping and coordinating"]009-andrew-collings-studio-documentary-090422-9245[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_341" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Aparna gives Julie some tips on how best to show off the bags"]011-andrew-collings-studio-documentary-090422-2541[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Shebang employees Aparna Puppala and Theresa Stephens with many, many bags!"]012-andrew-collings-studio-documentary-090422-2688[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Jen and Aparna at the store"]013-shebang-womens-accessories-store-documentary-090423-9995[/caption]

014-shebang-womens-accessories-store-documentary-090423-0018

015-shebang-womens-accessories-store-documentary-090423-0001

016-shebang-womens-accessories-store-documentary-090423-9990