Art director selling ad space in his portfolio

Cessario Mike Cessario, a student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., is selling ad space in his portfolio. He says: “It would be a pretty smart way for photographers to guarantee their work gets seen by top ad creatives in a fresh new way.” Check out our would-be ad star here. Mike bills himself as an art director/musician and starts off with some tongue-wagging guitar-jam pix, so he’d be great in Advertising Week’s Battle of the Bands. (Is Mike the fourth Jonas brother? Maybe he could join that rockin’ law firm.) He interned at Crispin, working “100 hours per week, for three months, unpaid.” Is that even legal? As for his campaign efforts, we have headless imagery for Bose and bikini babes for STP—it’s no worse than the stuff that wins at Cannes.

—Posted by David Gianatasio