Ransom & Mitchell
Ransom & Mitchell is a still + motion creative team in San Francisco featuring the combined talents of director - photographer Jason Mitchell and set designer - digital artist Stacey Ransom. Together we create highly-detailed and visually-lush photographic and digital art scenarios and portraits. Our work is narrative in nature and draws upon the darker undercurrent that exists within all aspects of society.
Our process is a combination of cinematic lighting, theatrically-designed sets, hand-crafted custom props, and CG, which is digitally composited and painted with an illustrative approach inspired by the Italian and Dutch Master painters. We aim to blur the lines between photography, digital art, and classical painting to create worlds that cannot exist (and quite possibly shouldn’t).
A list of upcoming events and past exhibitions are listed on our exhibitions page. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a commercial job, fine art commision, or to show our work.
Interviews with Stacey and Jason on their influences and process can be found at Make It!, Lens Magazine, Evil Tender, Varnish Fine Art blog, Don't Panic, and Cartwheel. A look behind the scenes as they work on set can be found at Hi-Fructose (Mike Davis and Scott Musgrove), Juxtapoz, and Cartwheel.