Studio Seven Productions
...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 and Texas.
hotographer 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. This photography landscape is thickly planted with a forest of trees planted by Michael and Shelle.
Their luscious trademark look was made famous with the help of the late Christopher Cates, Doug Newton (Billy Martin's of New York ), and Collette Neyrey (David Yurman) with the landmark production of a product/fashion catalog featuring Native American jewelry, Cowboy Boots and western influenced fashion. This catalog won the National Addy First Place award (co-winner with the Kentucky Derby catalog) in 1988. This catalog has been the go-to source of "inspiration" for many jewelry designers, fashion stylists, photographers, and retail stores for years.
It all started with a $50,000 diamond ring photographed on a muddy cowboy boot. 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 and Western heritage as strong influences in our visual style…
Shelle has developed a trademark look for fashion styling that has broken the barriers of traditional western, introducing western kitsch icons to the sophisticated milieu…
Robert Hartman Founder of Cowboys and Indians
Some of our favorite celebrities that we have worked with include the Carradine Brothers (Keith, Robert and David), Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Jennifer Tilley, Matt LeBlanc, Val Kilmer, Ali Landry, Joe Rogan, Crystal Bernard and many others…