A Bear Suit
Originally published March 30, 2011
I’ve taken some pretty big leaps to try to win over an architectural account based in Minneapolis. The comfortable part about leaping around is that I’m just doing what I do and being who I am. The hard part is laying myself on the line and risking failure, I suppose, but as the old saying goes “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
I don’t know if I can “bear” EVERYTHING I’ve done to win over this company, but my latest attempt is kind of funny and the images are pretty hilarious, in my opinion, so here goes.
I decided that I would try to win a photo contest this establishment was having. I put my mind to work and decided on this: I need someone in a bear suit and a person to be chased by the bear. It related to the contest, albeit perhaps a little too directly. At any rate, I secured some talent to wear the bear suit and to play the part of the character being chased by the bear. We had several runs at it, and might have had more if the wind chill would have been above 10 degrees. But we got enough to work with and we all had a lot of fun.
©2011 Lisa M. Bond Photography
Here was my contest entry piece. The end result? Looks like I’ll be brainstorming on my next idea soon.
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