Inside the Threadless Photo Department

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MAKE’s fabulous ex-photo intern, Ed, turned me on to this video. Get ready for an awesome peek behind the scenes of the photo department at Threadless, the popular community-based, e-commerce t-shirt company based out of Chi-town. I love how opportunist they are, working quickly and often with whatever’s on-hand to create original product shots in locations such as junkyards, motorcycle repair shops, the alleyway behind the studio, and a graffitied truck inside the warehouse. Plus, I think it’s just rad that they use their friends and employees as models. Be sure to look for staff photographer Sean Dorgan’s homemade beauty dish, constructed from a planter and CD case — super crafty!

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