Brian Cummings. Commercial photographer. Director. Known for unique conceptual images and ideas. His interest in satire and narrative influences his work behind the camera. As a director, Brian draws on his conceptual chops and design sensibilities to compose striking stories ranging from humorous to dramatic to surreal.
Most everything we do is collaborative in nature. Words from the creatives behind All Along Press work nicely into this narrative piece by Brian. More than a behind the scenes glimpse into a working letterpress studio, it takes us through the mindset as well as the typeset of why this collaboration works.
“There’s an aspect of working on something that is bigger than yourself that you’re an integral part of but it’s a way for you to make things that no one person could ever have achieved on their own.”
“At some point in your life, you’re going to look back and have a body of work. You want it to include things that are meaningful.”
“I think we’re in a very good place.”
Director: Brian Cummings (see more of his work here and his Altpick page).
Agency – Boxing Clever
Executive Producer – Brian Yap
Creative Direction /Title Design- Jake Houvenagle
Director / Photography – Brian Cummings
Talent – All Along Press & Woodford Reserve
Assistant Camera – Derek Feldman
Digital Technician – Monica Heitz
Sound Design – David Kerins
Editor/Motion – Brittany Accardi
Established in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business.
The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work.
The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists.
In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine.
To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, Altpick.com was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers.
As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, Altpick.com remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.