sweet smell of success

D14_053_025A lot went into this image of Dan Doll, Kogod/BSBA ’08, and Dave Simmick, SPA/BA ’09, cofounders of Soapbox Soaps. Before Dan and Dave—profiled by writer Lee Fleming in our August issue—even showed up at our Tenleytown studio with hundreds of their sweet smelling soaps, we had to get the set up the shot. I have to admit, it was nice to lie down on the job, if only for a few minutes.

D14_077_020Once we perfected the proportions of the photo, designer Maria Jackson and I placed hundreds of bars of soap (all label side up, if you notice—Maria is a stickler for the details) around Dan and Dave. Photographer Jeff Watts’ studio never smelled so good.

D14_077_003The guys hammed it up for the camera and we got dozens of great shots.

D14_053_093 D14_053_078 D14_077_009The only thing more difficult than choosing just one for the magazine was getting all those soaps back into the correct boxes.