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stephen mcmennamy  I like to combine stuff. e:

putting + driving ⛳️🚘
I was fortunate enough to take the @callawaygolf Odyssey putter for a test drive. As for the the engineering and handling… well, just see for yourself. #combovideo #CallawayCreate #partner

paint + boot
a little sneak peek into a #combophoto collaboration we're doing with the @editorialistmagazine for their upcoming September issue celebrating art + fashion.

donuts + wheelbarrow
I guess I'm supposed to post the obligatory donut photo today? #NationalDonutDay #combophoto

seagull + airplane
Two years ago these seemingly ancient #combophotos were the first two to be put to a vote. The winner's fate was sealed by the popular vote and the loser was terminated from my feed. This was always a tough choice for me, and still is. the tail with jets felt more playful (winner) and the naked tail has a subtlety that I really dig (loser). So here we are again, only this time these two get to exist side by side in beautiful harmony. If anybody's still in a voting mood, let me hear what you think.

smokestack + Washington Monument
and if you swipe ⬅️ you'll see the remaining images from the #combophoto series created for the @wsj. I realize I'm getting redundant with these posts, but for those of you tuning in for the first time, this campaign focuses on Washington D.C. and its unique relationship with business. In this case, D.C. and manufacturing (the following pages reflect jobs/the economy, markets and global trade).

skirt + hair
I recently stumbled across this ancient #combophoto in the ol' combo archives. It came to be based off of a request from an unnamed fashion magazine that was looking for visuals to support their presence during fashion week in NY. I created a handful of test shots, sent them off and I never heard from them again. Definitely a bummer, but I'm always up for little challenges like that. Anyway, I'm ashamed to say neither of these photos were shot by me. Again, just a test, so I went with stock, but I still enjoyed the end result and here I am, sharing it with you guys.

Statue of Liberty + stop sign
Another image from the #combophoto series created for the @wsj. The campaign focuses on Washington D.C. and its unique relationship with business. In this case, immigration reform and its impact on business.

Capitol Hill + pill (or pill-hill)
This image is from a series of #conbophotos that I was asked to create for the @wsj. The series focuses on Washington D.C. and its relationship with business. In this case D.C. and the healthcare industry. More to come.

flower + umbrella
WARNING: buckle up, there's a lot of words below.
It's April showers season, so here's a spring inspired #combophoto, which my daughter's were gracious enough to pitch in and help on. I'm sure I've subjected them to worse modeling scenarios, but the little one definitely stepped up and made it happen... and the older one got behind the camera so I didn't have to act like a contortionist for once. asking either of my kids to stand frozen for longer than a second is no easy task (especially right before bed), but my youngest was hell bent on making sure we got the shot... and I love that. this started with a handful of test shots a few weeks ago (which I'll put up on @combophotofail (and a hand holding the flower version which lost in a vote)), but we took our sweet ass time tweaking it until we finally landed here. The combined images were taken at dusk on blue sky days, but with the help of a garden hose and some heavy shade we were able to transform it into a rainy day. isla's outfit is courtesy of @target, but Target isn't involved in this post so when I say "courtesy", I mean they were courteous enough to stock those items so I could purchase them. a few other notes... I went through 128 individual flowers to land on the one you see above. It turns out flowers are far less symmetrical that I ever could've imagined. And in the spirit of bringing our seemingly divided world a little closer together, the bottom image was taken on my Sony A7r ii and the top image was taken on a Canon 5D mark III (thank you @joshdweiss). Sony + Canon... World peace doesn't happen overnight, but it's a step in the right direction. @lmcm2, enjoy your 128 pink and purple flowers ❤️.

meatball + forklift 🍝
another blast from the past... almost two years ago to be exact...
the spaghetti and meatball came from a pizza place down the street (@vintagepizzaeveryday) and the forklift is from "the lot" in Hollywood California (on the other side of the country from my street). thanks to "the lot" transportation captain, Robert, for modeling and forklifting. #combophoto #tbt

hands + deer (or elk?)
For quite a while now I've been trying to find the glass slipper of deer heads to make this shot work (body optional). Often times it came down to the perkiness of the ears, coupled with the wrong camera angle that kept this one just beyond my reach. That was until a recent trip to the Elks Lodge 725 in Kalispell, Montana, where they had a smorgasbord of antlered creatures to chose from (and a chair for me to stand on). Maybe I've seen some others in the past that could've worked, or maybe I wasn't looking hard enough, or... OR maybe when you end up in an Elks Lodge in northwestern Montana, you have no choice but to make it work. But it only worked with an extra set of hands, so major thanks to @bretlama for his exceptional contortionists hand modeling skills. I had fun bringing you in on this one. #combophoto #🦌

I can't say enough good things about how wonderful it was to work with @danielmercadante & @atinaka (the Mercadantes). Here's a few photos from our day on the Blackfeet Indian reservation. Those last two shots (captured by @bretlama) are of Jude and Riley Reevis piloting my drone... with way more skill and precision than I've ever had.

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