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-based 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 traditional photography and classical painting to create worlds that cannot exist (and quite possibly shouldn’t).


We strive to stand up against the buffoonery, tyranny, and injustice defining our current times. This series of reimagined propaganda posters that highlight today’s struggles against knowledge and decency. Each image is a different facets of the resistance — areas of intelligence, citizenship, and the environment that represented our community’s core values. We reject the notion of hate and violence employed by those who seek to unjustly satisfy their lust for money and power, and celebrate the our strength in numbers that can and will overcome.


October 2018, Special Curation by Audra Kunkle of Loved to Death for Modern Eden, SF

June 2018, La Luna, Haven Gallery, Long Island, NY

March 2018, Ghost Town, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)

September 2017, Hide and Seek, Weswal Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

March 2017, Resist, 63 Bluxome Street Gallery

Feb 2017, ArtSpanSF Selections, Heron Arts, SF

Feb 2017, Lover’s Eye, Modern Eden, SF (Stacey)

Dec 2016, A Darker Compassion, Haas Bros., CO

Dec 2016, Wanderlust 4, Modern Eden, SF (Stacey)

Nov 2016, Dark Surrealism, Gregorio Escalante

Nov 2016, ArtSpan SF Open Studio

Oct 2016, Artspan Hub, Modern Eden, SF

June 2016, Art Gathering, Gregorio Escalante

May 2016, Hearsay, LoJoCos, LA

Apr 2016, Last Gasp Anniversary, 111 Minna, SF

Jan 2016, LA Art Show, Littletopia w/ Gregorio Escalante

Dec 2015, Krampusmas, 63Bluxome, SF

Oct 2015, Portal To The Future, Gregorio Escalante, LA

Sept 2015, Nightmare In Wonderland, Pink Zeppelin Gallery, Berlin

Sept 2015, Condensed Vanilla (w/ Sadistic Circus), Tokyo

Sept 2015, Freak Show, 63 Bluxome Gallery, SF

Sept 2015, More Than a Cone, LA

Jun 2015, GOTH, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo

May 2015, The Midway SF Grand Opening, w/ Varnish Fine Art

May 2015, Dream Away, 111 Minna, SF (Jason’s Solo)

Apr 2015, 30 Days and 30 Nights, Fathom Gallery, LA

Mar 2015, The Darklings / Rough & Ready Sideshow, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo (Solo)

Jan 2015, LA Art Show, Littletopia w/ Red Truck Gallery

Dec 2014, Wait For the Moon, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia

Dec 2014, Scope Miami, w/ Red Truck Gallery

Oct 2014, Rough & Ready Sideshow, Bash Contemporary, SF

Oct 2014, Le Chat Noir, Modern Eden Gallery, SF

Sept 2014, Small Indignities, Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans

Sept 2014, APA SF CV: Approaching the Unreal, ModernBook, SF

Aug 2014, Catastrophe, F+ Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

Aug 2014, Virtual Vision, Auguste Clown, Fitzroy, Aus

Aug 2014, Half the Story, 63Bluxome, SF

Jun 2014, Snap! Attacks!, Orlando, FL

Jun 2014, More Than a Cone, LA

Mar 2014, Hearsay, Begovich Gallery, Fullerton

Mar 2014, Glass Eye, 63Bluxome, SF

Mar 2014, The Grotesque, Modern Eden, SF

Feb 2014, Winter Exhibition, Varnish Fine Art, SF

Jan 2014, Tarot Under Oath, Last Rites Gallery, NYC

Jan 2014, LA Art Show, Littletopia w/ Varnish Fine Art

Dec 2013, Sex, Drugs, Money, & Guns, Gauntlet Gallery, SF

Dec 2013, APA SF Something Personal (2nd place)

Nov 2013, Grand Opening, Alexi Era, St. Louis

Nov 2013, Troublesome Houses, LVAA, Louiville

Oct-Nov 2013, die Familie, ZeroFriends, Oakland (Solo)

Oct 2013, Hallow Be Thy Game, Bash Contemporary, SF

Oct 2013, Across From Familiar, Roq la Rue, Seattle (Solo)

Sep 2013, Lil’Bub Art Show, Spoke Art, SF

July-Sep 2013, Varnish Vault, Varnish Fine Art, SF

July 2013, Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide, Bucharest

Apr 2013, Metamorphosis, Liminal Beings & Legendary Creatures, Gristle Tattoo, NYC

Apr 2013, DECADE-1, Varnish Fine Art, SF

Mar 2013, Undertow 3, Sloan Fine Art, NY

Dec 2012, CONTEXT: Art Miami, with Varnish Fine Art

Dec 2012, APA SF Something Personal

Dec 2012, Nevermore, Modern Eden, SF

Nov 2012, Allied Forces, Modern Eden, SF

Sept-Oct 2012, Smoke & Mirrors, Varnish Fine Art, SF (Solo)

Sep 2012, Awakened, AFA SoHo Gallery, NYC

Aug 2012, Lethal Injection, 111 Minna, SF

July – Aug, 2012, Pangea Seed: The Great West Coast Migration

– Roq la Rue, Grass Hut Co., Spoke Art, LeBasse Projects, The ARTery, Space 4 Art

June 2012, APA LA Off the Clock

May 2012, ArtPadSF, with Varnish Fine Art

Mar 2012, Scope New York, with Sloan Fine Art

Avenue 12 Gallery

1101 Lake Street at 12th Avenue

San Francisco CA 94118