Beverage Review

By: Gustav Hoiland

Mar 09 2011

Category: studio


Focal Length:135mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D


(Welcome newcomers – this is a daily photo blog featuring my work and my words. Take a look around, and cheers!)

Interviewing with a consulting firm tomorrow morning for a potential next co-op. After devouring their website my interest in the field of marketing has been rekindled into a blazing firebomb of excitement. Something about consumer insights and the psychological/behavioral backend to purchase decisions that really strikes a chord in my brain when paired with the business end of things. Reminds me of Paco Underhill’s marvelous book WHY WE BUY.

This image is an outtake of sorts from one of my Narragansett sessions in the studio. In a creative slump I pulled the camera from its pedestal (tripod) and got even closer. “As close as you can get to a glass of Bailies without getting wet”… roughly paraphrased from Old Greg… (Mighty Boosh?).

And yeah – the firm specializes in beverage consulting.

38 comments on “Beverage Review”

  1. Stunning photo, and I also love the art in your words: “…blazing firebomb of excitement” indeed!


  2. Cool picture. Makes me thirst! 🙂

  3. Makes me want to dive in! Nicely done.

  4. Post an up-close-and-personal photo of a pint of Guinness and I’ll follow you for life.

    • I have to agree with that comment! That photo, as stunning as it is, would look even bettwe paired witha photo a pint of Guinness as it settles.

  5. Old Speckled Hen is better.

  6. Great photo, nicely done.

  7. The second picture makes me incredibly thirsty.

  8. Not into drinking bro! But the photographer inside me has to say : Stunning photograph!!!

  9. Cool Picture. the contrast between the gray foam and the amber liquid is just amazing. I love the textures too.

  10. The 2nd picture is very nice!

  11. I need a brew now!

  12. mmm beer. my mouth got all watery after seeing those pictures and thinking of a nice cold tasty brew.

  13. congrats on being freshly deserved it! nice image!!!!

  14. What a fun image…I am a photographer, and appreciate this little moment in time you captured. Really nice lighting from the back as well…how did you light this? Congratulations on being Pressed!!

    • If I remember correctly it’s entirely backlit by a big soft box with a Profoto head behind it, courtesy of my university.

  15. Intriguing. Looks like something found on the ocean floor. Starfish, sea urchins and the like. Nice job!

  16. Wow, that is a beautiful photograph! I wouldn’t even think it was a beverage, especially from the little clip of it on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page. I love the fizziness that you captured in it too.

  17. Love those pics. I want to drink one and I don’t even drink beer. haha.

  18. Your picture of the bubbles looks like a squid.

  19. Nice picture!
    I like the texture and color layers!

  20. nice photos

  21. Love this picture! Makes me really thirsty!

  22. WOW!!!
    As close as you can get to a glass of Bailies without getting wet”. Nice choice of words.
    The picture was so smart captured and a striking one. I want to dive in it just to conquer the thirst.

  23. I like the conceptual thinking that went into this work.

  24. I appreciate the conceptual thinking skills that went into creating this abstract.

  25. mmm beer. my mouth got all watery after seeing those pictures and thinking of a nice cold tasty brew.

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