Commercial Advertising photographer John Holt/DOCK25
Specializing in Visual Solutions for Clients' Concepts
Geisha • digital makeup

People Gallery

3D, CGI, digital imaging, photography

Photography of a variety of people. Many more can be found in other galleries. I believe we are the most unique species on the planet. Golden Retrievers look basically alike. Black widow spiders look the same. Then, look at us. Amazing!

Geisha • digital makeup

Geisha • digital makeup

My daughter, Becca   See the  BLOG  for the full story.
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield MA • baseball-head

Blue Cross/Blue Shield MA • baseball-head

PARTNERS+simons • agency   Nine foot, back-lit poster at Fenway Park.  If you look closely, you can see how the red stitching continues under the hairline. I painted a number of strands of hair over the stitching in Photoshop.
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   Oral B  •  “Those are some soft bristles!"  Arnold Worldwide    Charlie Cunningham • AD See    BLOG   _________________________________________________________

Oral B“Those are some soft bristles!"
Arnold Worldwide   Charlie Cunningham • AD
See  BLOG
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Home Run!

Home Run!

Yup, that’s my little girl and one of our neighbor’s kids.  I’ve always liked this shot a lot.
I’m still amazed how my friend William Rogers was able to paint an out-of-focus-crowd backdrop. The man blows my mind with his incredible artistic talent, and obscene amount of memory cells, while I always seem to suffer from acute CRS! 
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"Santa really does exist!"

"Santa really does exist!"

My children many Christmases ago. See BLOG for more details.
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“Be Strong in the Marketplace”

“Be Strong in the Marketplace”

Baby Nursery.      Red Advertising    Jeff Billig • AD

Set and styling by Mari Quirk
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Now that's a strong boy!

Now that's a strong boy!

Significa Insurance Group

KHJ • agency    Adam Cramer • creative
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Daredevil Ball Players

Daredevil Ball Players

PARTNERS+simons    Marie Rockett • AD    BC/BS NE PA
The goalie was actually diving to deflect a giant beach ball the same size as the soccer ball. The baseball player was just diving. They both dove over and over again. I have no idea how many times.
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   Blue Cross/Blue Shield MA     PARTNERS+simons     Marie Rockett • AD   BCBS • client We rented the  Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center  in Boston, along with a bucket lift big enough to get us 65 feet in the air. _________________________________________________________

Blue Cross/Blue Shield MA

PARTNERS+simons    Marie Rockett • AD   BCBS • client
We rented the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center in Boston, along with a bucket lift big enough to get us 65 feet in the air.
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Bose Wave Radio campaign

Bose Wave Radio campaign

Dana Edwards • AD   Bose • client   Great locations and styling by Stacey Koch.

These were big productions. My goal was for the lighting to look completely natural, like there was no lighting at all and, of course, putting the product on display.
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   Comcast    UCONN coach Jim Calhoun   Carlsen/Freid • agency _________________________________________________________

Comcast

UCONN coach Jim Calhoun   Carlsen/Freid • agency
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   Comcast    Richard Seymour, NE Patriots.     Carlsen/Freid • agency.  See    BLOG    for more info. _________________________________________________________

Comcast

Richard Seymour, NE Patriots.     Carlsen/Freid • agency.  See  BLOG  for more info.
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  Experimenting for potential assignment.  _________________________________________________________

Experimenting for potential assignment.
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   Northern Light     Mullen Advertising     Mary Rich • AD See    BLOG   for the full story. I think you'll find it interesting. _________________________________________________________

Northern Light

Mullen Advertising    Mary Rich • AD
See  BLOG for the full story. I think you'll find it interesting.
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Wall St Meet Alex

Wall St Meet Alex

My favorite “Claustrophobia” window. The couple in the business attire had just gotten off from work at an investment firm.  I don’t think they were used to rubbing shoulders with the likes of Alex, who is a really great person, by the way. See the BLOG
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   Bayer Healthcare  campaign  Seidler Bernstein • agency    Kathy Coe Renner • AD _________________________________________________________

Bayer Healthcare campaign
Seidler Bernstein • agency    Kathy Coe Renner • AD
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  Traveling Lawyer   Red Advertising  Don Easdon • creative   Nixon Peabody  law firm •  client  The concept of this ad was to create an image illustrating the law firm of Nixon Peabody's international presence by shooting one of their attorneys in a middle eastern bus, filled with passengers and livestock. We rented this vintage bus from the Boston MBTA. It was stored in a massive terminal building, dank, dark, and not much available power for our lights. Plus, it was cold and raining outside.  So, we had to bring in generators to power our lights and electric heaters. We hung a huge wall of black velvet outside the windows to keep from seeing the terminal interior. We created our own sunlight coming through the windows and digitally added the sunny scene later.  To top it all off, the chickens were clucking like crazy and the goat was dropping pellets like a gumball machine. _________________________________________________________

Traveling Lawyer

Red Advertising  Don Easdon • creative  Nixon Peabody law firm •  client

The concept of this ad was to create an image illustrating the law firm of Nixon Peabody's international presence by shooting one of their attorneys in a middle eastern bus, filled with passengers and livestock.
We rented this vintage bus from the Boston MBTA. It was stored in a massive terminal building, dank, dark, and not much available power for our lights. Plus, it was cold and raining outside.

So, we had to bring in generators to power our lights and electric heaters. We hung a huge wall of black velvet outside the windows to keep from seeing the terminal interior. We created our own sunlight coming through the windows and digitally added the sunny scene later.  To top it all off, the chickens were clucking like crazy and the goat was dropping pellets like a gumball machine.
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   Nixon Peabody  Law Firm   Part of the same series as the bus. We shot initially from a lead vehicle while our model, a Miami cop who was into bikes, rode behind.  To be safe, I also shot him sitting still, with the kickstand down, and his tie wired to look in motion.  I ended up using this still shot and added the motion effects in Photoshop. _________________________________________________________

Nixon Peabody Law Firm

Part of the same series as the bus. We shot initially from a lead vehicle while our model, a Miami cop who was into bikes, rode behind.  To be safe, I also shot him sitting still, with the kickstand down, and his tie wired to look in motion.  I ended up using this still shot and added the motion effects in Photoshop.
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Bose monitors at the Paradise Rock Club

Bose monitors at the Paradise Rock Club

This was quite a challenge from Bose.

See BLOG to find out how we accomplished it.
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   Iron Mountain     PARTNERS+simons     Anthony Henriques • AD  We shot the photo with the glove quickly, after getting surprise approval from the client. For obvious reasons, after we had finished the shot, the approval was rescinded and we shot the doctors looking down as it's replacement.  But we did the glove printed! _________________________________________________________

Iron Mountain

PARTNERS+simons    Anthony Henriques • AD

We shot the photo with the glove quickly, after getting surprise approval from the client. For obvious reasons, after we had finished the shot, the approval was rescinded and we shot the doctors looking down as it's replacement.  But we did the glove printed!
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   Puma  Sportswear catalog    Mullen Advertising      John Doyle • creative  First Puma Sportswear shoot in the USA _________________________________________________________

Puma Sportswear catalog

Mullen Advertising     John Doyle • creative

First Puma Sportswear shoot in the USA
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  Rowers’ Mishap   PARTNERS+simons    Lisa Stevenson • AD _________________________________________________________

Rowers’ Mishap

PARTNERS+simons    Lisa Stevenson • AD
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  A couple of Irish kids from Southie   Hanging out at the studio while their Mom was one of the models at the shoot.  I grabbed this on the fly just as they were getting ready to leave. _________________________________________________________

A couple of Irish kids from Southie

Hanging out at the studio while their Mom was one of the models at the shoot.  I grabbed this on the fly just as they were getting ready to leave.
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  Air Conditioning Busted?  _________________________________________________________

Air Conditioning Busted?
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  Knock Out   Photo booth at PARTNERS+simons Christmas party. _________________________________________________________

Knock Out

Photo booth at PARTNERS+simons Christmas party.
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  Smooth Shapes   Alla Litovchenko • AD _________________________________________________________

Smooth Shapes

Alla Litovchenko • AD
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  Blue Foot   My wife’s foot bringing to life an image that had been in my mind for ages.  It took a while to get the paint from under her toenails. _________________________________________________________

Blue Foot

My wife’s foot bringing to life an image that had been in my mind for ages.  It took a while to get the paint from under her toenails.
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