Read the article, “The Unhappy King of Snooker,” here.
For its new issue, which just hit newsstands, Man of the World magazine asked Michael Muller to photograph Eric Goode, a legendary nightclub impresario (he did Area and B Bar in New York City) and hotelier (Bowery Hotel, Jane Hotel, the Maritime, all in Manhattan) who is also the founder of the Turtle Conservancy. Here’s a look…
In the creative industry, it’s important to constantly make new personal work—both to keep your skills sharp and to create fresh material to show clients. Which brings us to Stockland Martel food stylist Michelle Gatton’s recent personal project: a test shoot at a gorgeous Maryland barn that turned out so beautifully, she and her collaborators decided to create posters of the work to use as self-promos.
The concept was a food story, and the location was Star Bright Farm, an 1850s Maryland barn owned by photographer Helen Norman. Helen had channeled her love of all things European when she renovated the barn, so the photo project—spearheaded by creative director James Dunlinson and prop stylist Alistair Turnbull—naturally took its cue from that aesthetic.
“Simple food and renaissance props were side-lit to highlight an old European feeling,” Michelle explains. “It was a proper way to inaugurate the barn, which in the future will hold weddings and warm get-togethers.”
“I love the way Alistair and Michelle gave our barn a timeless, rumpled feeling,” says Helen. “The food made it feel like the gathering had really been enjoyed. It was unfussy, as if the gathering happened very spontaneously.”
“We were so pleased with the results,” notes James, “that we printed 1,500 posters, which are being mailed this week to potential clients.”
location: Starbright Farm, White Hall, Maryland, starbright-farm.com
photographer: Helen Norman, helennorman.com
creative director: James Dunlinson, jamesdunlinson.com
prop stylist: Alistair Turnbull, alistairturnbull.com
food stylist: Michelle Gatton, stocklandmartel.com/gatton and michellegatton.com
Michael Muller shot the key art for the upcoming blockbuster Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as “Deadpool, a.k.a. Wade Wilson, a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal rapidly.” (Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.) And though we can’t show you the images just yet, we can share this first look at Reynolds in costume. It’s a photo Michael shot, inspired by Burt Reynolds‘ iconic Playgirl spread from the 1970s…
For a feature in its April issue, Vanity Fair asked Jeff Lipsky to photograph the stars of the HBO comedy The Brink—Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, and Aasif Mandvi. The shoot took place at the Nate Starkman Building in Los Angeles. Clearly, a good time was had by all…