Smoke & Mirrors Debut Solo Exhibition Of Photo Illustrators Ransom & Mitchell

Event has passed (Sat Sep 8, 2012 - Sat Oct 27, 2012)
Varnish Fine Art
11am to 6pm


Ransom & Mitchell’s visually stunning photo illustrations are informed by professional backgrounds in the filmmaking world. Their love of the Masters comes through in their evocative narratives & modeled light, catching viewers in a web of tension, voyeurs to a moment of captured vulnerability.

“At the end of the day, we strive to create portraits that are deeply heartfelt and meaningful,” says Ransom. “It has been an extraordinarily rewarding and stimulating exercise to be able to collaborate with other creatives who were willing to throw inhibitions out the window and embrace the true nature of story telling.”

For a behind the scenes look at their process, visit these two blog post from Hi-Fructose Magazine:

About Ransom & Mitchell
Ransom & Mitchell is the artistic nom de plume of director-photographer Jason Mitchell and his partner both in business and in life, set designer-photo illustrator, Stacey Ransom. The duo met in San Francisco in 1999 while pursuing their respective careers and first began working together on films in 2004. In 2009, they opened Purebred, a still + motion production company, where in addition to creating commercial media, they use their filmmaking background to create their highly-stylized narrative photo illustrations.

About Varnish Fine Art
Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens believe that Art makes the world a better place. Since founding Varnish Fine Art in 2003, the gallery has become known for showing provocative and skillfully executed contemporary artwork. True to its original mission, Varnish Fine Art continues to be a lively and vital part of the Yerba Buena Arts District in downtown San Francisco.


  1. Varnish Fine Art
    16 Jessie Street, #120, San Francisco, CA