Sunday, October 19, 2014

Instagram/ Red/ Studio Marcus Hay



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Williams Sonoma/ Fall Spreads

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Peden + Munk, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


More spreads Art Directed by Studio Marcus Hay have been filtering through the Fall catalogs of Williams Sonoma, Often although shooting and directing a main theme such as the apples program below, we can have some pages that are added on that are stand alone's. In Fall/ Autumn we of course like to celebrate Oktoberfest and Thanksgiving for example. Due to timing this year, Studio Marcus Hay worked on early Fall for Williams Sonoma but skipped the period where Thanksgiving was shot. Working heavily on the Christmas and Hanukkah programs, Look out for these pages soon on Fluff N Stuff. 

It was great to have the opportunity to work with the very talented Prop Stylist on one of these spreads; Philippa Brathwaite. The rest of the spreads shown here were Art Directed and Prop Styled by S.M.H. We also love shooting with Photographers Anson Smart and Peden + Munk, Merliee Bordin and Alison Attenborough never fail to delight us with their Food Styling. 

As we start to rug up, Winter is approaching, so enjoy the remainder of Fall. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

CB2/ October Catalog

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


With October come the eve of Holidays, Most companies will do a soft sell on the Festive Season at this time of the year, just to start getting all you folks in the mood! A few months ago in Chicago I got to work with our regular partner in crime, Photographer Jonny Valiant. This is the first time we have worked together on CB2, We are about to work together on the Spring Program for CB2 in the doing weeks so hopefully it will be a regular collaboration in the future.

The biggest part of the job for us at Studio Marcus Hay is working on the design of these sets, All these images are shot in a studio and each room has been created from scratch. Working with an amazing team headed by Adam Radetski at the Crate & Barrel studio. This season for the holidays we wanted largely to give a Scandinavian feel to our sets and with it Jonny matched the mood with the lighting. Using a lot of smokey patina-ed walls in cool grays with reclaimed natural wood flooring, we wove in hits of turquoise for a pop that came from the CB2 merchandise for the season. 

It was really nice to tap into this world, I love this palette. I am looking forward to using some pops of more color come Spring but as we head into the cooler season here in the northern hemisphere, right now it feels right to embrace this icy world, Hope you enjoy the images.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Apartment Feature/ Couch Magazine

The Cover

Photography: Hallie Burton, Interior and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Hallie Burton, Interior and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Hallie Burton, Interior and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

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For the latest issue of Couch Magazine. Couch Magazine is a German Magazine for young women that focus's on Fashion and Interiors. Studio Marcus Hay has been featured before in another issue but this time in a much larger feature.

Couch had decided to run a story on my old apartment that I shot with the wonderful Photographer Hallie Burton, Some of you may recognize some of these pics before although there is a couple of new ones here not seen before.

It is wonderful to think that my previous apartment still captures peoples attention and that it keeps getting exposure, I love seeing it again and miss that apartment very much, luckily I still live in the same building in a larger place but although small it defiantly had it's charm. 

Thanks to all at Couch for featuring me, I hope we can continue the relationship. 


Falling for Fall/ Apples

Photography: Anson Smart, Styling and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay


Fall in the US would have to be Studio Marcus Hay's favorite season, coming off the heat of Summer, everything feels crisper and calmer. It's also very beautiful as all the leaves turn and the holiday seasons actually kick in which after styling and art directing them for months comes as a welcome eventuality. 

We Art Directed and Styled this image from our Fall/ 14 campaign with Williams Sonoma with the amazing Photographer Anson Smart   

Have a wonderful Fall this season, We are certainly looking forward to it! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Williams Sonoma Home/ Fall, 2014

The Fall WS Home Cover, Not shot by our team. 

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Eric Piaseki, Prop Styling: Helen Crowther, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay



For the Fall Williams Sonoma Home Catalog Studio Marcus Hay was asked to Art Direct the team on a Beach Chic themed shoot. Working with the very talented Photographer Eric Piaseki and equally clever Prop Stylist HelenCrowther. This is the first time SMH was on board for WS Home and it was such a great experience.

What many may not be aware is that a shoot this scale takes weeks of planning,  flying back and forth from New York to San Francisco at last 3 times for meetings, scouting location and then again for the shoot itself. 

Finding exactly the right location is very important, With the intention of firstly shooting it somewhere on the West Coast of the US we honed in on a place just out of San Francisco.


With a color theme of chocolate brown and blue we came up with a scheme that felt upscale and on brand with William Sonoma’s aesthetic. Shooting partly in the studio and partly on location, We completed 5 days of shooting, we hope you like the results.