Since 1981,Studio Seven Productions has been producing advertising, editorial, web and fashion photography in the great Southwest; Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Colorado, Arizona & Texas.
Photographer Michael Neese and fashion editor/stylist Shelle Neese have developed the "Santa Fe Look" for many clients since 1981, and have been credited with actually pioneering this rustic look for fashion and product photography that is taken for granted today.
"It all started with a $50,000 diamond ring photographed on a muddy cowboy boot", says Michael, "I mean the juxtaposition of elegant products in a setting of Native American, Old Western, or cowboy props. I have to give credit to the Native American heritage as a strong influence in our visual style". Their luscious trademark look was made famous with the help of Christopher Cates and Billy Martin's of New York (Doug Newton), with the landmark production of a product catalog featuring Native American jewelry and Cowboy Boots, which won the National Addy First Place award (co-winner with the Kentucky Derby catalog) in 1991.
“Shelle has developed a trademark look for fashion styling that has broken the barriers of traditional western, incorporating the juxtaposition of high fashion elegance with southwestern accessories or props. Some of our favorite celebrities that we have worked with include Jennifer Tilley, Matt LeBlanc, Val Kilmer, Ali Landry, Joe Rogan, Crystal Bernard among many others.”
Some of Studio Seven Editorial Clients include: Modern Arabian Horse Magazine, Cowboys & Indians, Damernas (Sweden), LivingWest, People, First, Elle, Town & Country, Santa Fean Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, Polo Magazine, Women's Day, JCK, Western and English Today, and Modern Jeweler.