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Meet our 2019 HIVE.Drones

Summer is finally here and that means that it is time to introduce you to our 2019 HIVE.Drones (i.e. Interns). This is our third year of our HIVE.Drone program, and after a couple of summers with 5-6 interns, we decided to only accept 2 this year. We had many applicants and a long interview process, but in the end it came down to these two wonderfully creative women who continue to impress us with their drive and passion.

We can’t wait to see how they grow with us this summer, and to start things off we asked them to introduce themselves by creating a self portrait. This is what they did:

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Moe (pronounced MOH-AY) is currently studying Photography and Fibers and Material Studies in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Although she was born in Japan, Moe is a full-fledged Bostonian who was raised in Brookline. Her inspiration comes from her peers and fellow artists and musicians. Moe’s creative work often moves between fine art and commercial, exploring texture, form and the conceptual. On her days off, she enjoys bouldering, playing and listening to music, and napping.

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Title: Dinner Table

Moe Wakai

Humans displace themselves from their impact of single-use plastic on animals. We pretend it is not our fault, and instead blame the capitalistic system while removing an individual’s responsibility. We ignore, we forget, and we become oblivious to the suffering of other organisms, choosing our comfort over their anguish. This work attempts to draw attention to the consequences of human inaction, by replacing the traditional image of the turtle consuming plastic waste with a human—one of us— consuming plastic waste. We are not immune to the changes we’ve caused in the life cycle, it is simply not obvious until it’s staring you in the face. The figure questions you, the viewer, what will you do?

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A recent grad from Lesley Art and Design with a BFA in photography, Olivia is originally from Ipswich, MA but now calls Somerville home. Olivia’s photography explores cultural identity, her creative influences stemming from her multicultural upbringing—her mother being from Barcelona, Spain and her father from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. On Olivia’s days off she’s probably playing with her chinchilla, writing in her journal or creating generations on Sims4.


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Title: Face

As artists, we often reflect on how much value is put into our artistry. I frequently think about if my works are putting enough impact on a person in their day to day life. This self portrait shows hidden insecurities of who I am as an artist, constantly worrying about my worth and anxious about being memorable.

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CVS Beauty in Real Time

Did you know that in 2018, CVS made a commitment to not alter its beauty imagery? Well they did! And that is something I can really get behind. Personally, I prefer my images to be mostly unretouched anyway. I like the aesthetic of people being less retouched, or not retouched at all, because people can tell—at least sub-consciously—what looks real and what doesn’t. People have pores. And freckles. And unique features. It’s worth celebrating!

It was a pleasure to be a part of a project, and a brand, that represents the authenticity and diversity that surrounds us. Digitas and CVS were also awesome collaborators and tons of fun to work with. Click the link above to go to the CVS “Beauty In Real Time” mini-zine, and see below for some of my personal faves and BTS video.

~ Austin

 
 
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Thank You!!!

TEAM:
Photographer: Austin Huck, HIVE.STUDIO
Producer: Cassie Huck, HIVE.STUDIO
1st Assistant: Kyle Normandin
HIVE.Drone and BTS Videographer: Billy Raad
Hair: Erica Morales, Ennis Inc.
Makeup: Kacie Corbelle, Ennis Inc.
Wardrobe: Taylor Greeley, Ennis Inc.
Wardrobe Assistant: Kelly Michaud, Ennis Inc.
Manicurist: Hanh Phan, Ennis Inc.
Talent: Jada DuBois, Model Club
Talent: Hailey Carlson, Maggie Inc.
Talent: Brendan Beaudoin, Maggie Inc.
Agency: Digitas
Client: CVS

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Ten Seconds in Tokyo

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First stop on our far east assignment was Tokyo. We only had 37 hours in Japan, which was just barely enough time to photograph the corporate assignment. The jet lag and FOMO was real with little time and so much happening everywhere. So I decided to wander and explore some iconic spots with model Emily Sakura. A great blend of street style photography and site seeing around Shibuya Crossing.

- Austin Huck

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Credits

Photographer: Austin Huck
Model: Katharina Knight
Hair: Eiki
Assistant: Chris Valites

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A Blade Runner Inspired Fashion Story

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Hong Kong

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While on assignment in Hong Kong I was inspired by the city, the different colors, textures, and people. The density and grittiness of the streets gave me a vision of the future. It made me feel like I was wandering through one of my favorite movies: Blade Runner. After connecting with stylist Kate Dyus, we created this fashion story with model Katherina Knight around the wet market in downtown Hong Kong Island.

- Austin Huck

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Credits:

Photographer: Austin Huck
Assistant: Chris Valites
Model: Katharina Knight
Stylist: Kate Dyus
Hair: Vincent S
Make Up: Hoby Wong

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CVS Beauty in Real Time

 
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Did you know that in 2018, CVS made a commitment to not alter its beauty imagery? Well they did! And that is something I can really get behind. Personally, I prefer my images to be mostly unretouched anyway. I like the aesthetic of people being less retouched, or not retouched at all, because people can tell—at least sub-consciously—what looks real and what doesn’t. We aren’t made of plastic, and yet I’m bombarded by ads of plastic-looking “people”. People have pores. And freckles. And unique features. It’s worth celebrating instead of hiding!

It was a pleasure to be a part of a project, and a brand, that represents the authenticity and diversity that surrounds us. Click the link above to go to the CVS “Beauty In Real Time” mini-zine for November 2018, and see below for some of my personal faves. Over two days, we captured Images, GIFs and Video. Check it out!

~ Austin

 
 
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Team Cred:

Photographer: Austin Huck

Producer: Cassie Huck

Production Assistant: Sarah Storrer

Photo Assistants: Sasha Greenhalgh, Jason Pietroski, Kyle Normandin

Digital Tech: Chris Valites

HIVE.Drone: Billy Raad

Wardrobe: Taylor Greeley

Wardrobe Assistant: Kelly Michaud

Props: Sierra Baskind

Props Assistant: Taira Robles

Hair and Makeup: Liz Washer

Hair and Makeup Assistant: Erica Morales

Manicurist: Hahn Phan

Stylist and HMU Agency: Ennis Inc.

Talent: Angelina Hoyos (Wilhelmina), Fatuma Yusuf (Wilhelmina), and Umi Akiyoshi (Stetts)

Agency: Digitas (Boston)

Client: CVS Pharmacy

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