Trey Hill Photographs

production stills

Posted in celebrity, commercial, documentary, portfolio, production stills by Trey on July 9, 2009

i put together a new PDF book of my production still work. of all the things i shoot, i think production stills are dang near the top of the heap of things i adore. i love the collaborative process that is film making, the energy of a well run set and the way everything looks under the careful craftsmanship of a great DP.

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please take a minute to download the PDF (6.1mb). more after the jump

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My Book

Posted in celebrity, commercial, photography, portfolio by Trey on April 30, 2009

I’ve been hard at work finishing up all my promotional materials, including doing all the initial design work on the redesign of my new website – which I hope is getting close. It’s been a great experience to dream about where I want to go as a photographer and think, in practical terms, about the best way to get there.

One of the items I’ve really put a ton of time and energy behind is my book. I don’t feel like my current portfolio really does a good enough job of showcasing my storytelling abilities. And since that is where I see myself heading, I really wanted a tangible something to put in people’s hands (or inboxes) that showed that side of my work.

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When it came to layout & the purpose behind the piece, I set a few pretty straightforward goals for myself:

Let the images do all the work. No sense trying to be a visual communicator if you can’t say what needs to be said without words. Turns out this is hard for a person who spent the first two-thirds of his life dreaming about being a writer.

Include a few story lines. If you’re going to say “I’m a storyteller” you have to have a few stories to tell. So, this goal was as much about mining my work for the strongest examples of story as it was about not overdoing it.

Make story-like connections between unrelated things. This is one of those ideas that I’ve been obsessed with for quite a long time. I like finding commonality in seemingly unrelated scenes. It’s really fun to put a couple of images together and see what happens.

You can download my book by clicking on one of the follow links: choose the large version if you want something big, but if you’re on a slow internet connection or want to email it to someone, choose the small version.

There are a few spreads from the book after the jump.

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my new portfolio is online

Posted in photography, portfolio, random by Trey on December 12, 2008

on Sunday i’ll be taking part in my first marathon. surely it can’t be a difficult as the 20-ish hour exercise i’m just wrapping up (at a very crisp 3:50 am CST). i have somewhere in the ballpark of 80,000 images that i have taken in the last few years and in the last 48 hours, i’ve put my eyes on darn near every single one and in the process whittled the massive collection down to a very tight 90 frames in 8 collections.

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as i mentioned earlier today (or is that now yesterday), i’m gearing up to bring my trusty website down for a few weeks as I rework it entirely with the help of my great friend and web design genius, Steve Durman. on the other side of this grand adventure, i hope that the experience gets better for those wayward souls who crash upon my shores.

please take a few minutes to browse through the portfolio and, if you’re so inclined, leave me a note here about what you think.