Whoo boy, what a week. Our 21 month old had the flu and so did I so the night before this shoot Paul was up four times with the baby and had to get up at 5 a.m. . He helped me with the kids until I could peel myself off the floor ( literally) and then ran around town picking up props and prepping for two shoots at CSU for the Design News “Gadget Freak” winners. I knew Paul was in bad shape because he actually called in an assistant last minute – his friend and super pro stylist Kari Kisch ( thanks Kari!). Paul never does that kind of thing but he wanted some good help and basically someone to keep him awake. Well, he totally pulled it off! The first image is of the inventors of a jukebox that actually reads the mood of the room and plays appropriate music (the three inventors in front in costumes styled to their musical preferences). The second image is of a robot that can be mobile on extreme surfaces, the inventors are shown directing a movie and the props are our three year olds dinosaur toys. Paul came up with both concepts and pulled off these shoots completely sleep deprived. Some days I don’t know how he does it.