Outside magazine delves into “Meru,” Jimmy Chin’s award-winning documentary, which is coming to a theater near you in August

Jimmy Chin‘s feature-length documentary Meru, which won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival this past January (and has been met with praise from the press), will be hitting theaters across America in August, and we just can’t wait.

The movie—codirected by Jimmy’s wife, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, whose directing credits include Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love—tells of Jimmy and fellow mountaineers Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk‘s quest to reach the top of Meru Central in the Himalayas by way of a 1,500-foot slice of granite known as the Shark’s Fin.

“It’s a 90-minute explanation of why he and his friends risk so much, and it succeeds not because the climbing is crazy—though it is—but because it’s a well-told coming of age for three mountain-obsessed men who refuse to give up on their dream despite the demands of adulthood,” writes Outside magazine in a feature on Meru published in the July issue. “Rather than try to boil down the feeling into something pithy, the film is an incremental meditation.”

Notes Jimmy, “I finally said what I’ve been trying to say for so long.”

Learn more about Meru, see stills from the movie, and watch the official trailer at merufilm.com.

 

Showtime taps Steven Lippman for “Ray Donovan” key art

Showtime asked Steven Lippman to shoot the key art for season three of the hit series Ray Donovan, which stars Liev Schreiber as a fixer for Hollywood’s elite. Steven, who previously worked with Showtime on The Affair, collaborated with creative director Larry Merritt. Here’s a look…

 

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Showtime.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Showtime.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Showtime.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Showtime.

 

Art Streiber photographs Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for the cover of ESPN The Magazine

As USA Today recently reported, Marshawn Lynch is the first athlete to be a character in the upcoming edition of the hugely popular Call of Duty video game.

“For his role in the game, which is set to release in November, Lynch visited Black Ops III developer Treyarch and squeezed into a motion capture suit to bring his digital character to life.” (Read more here.)

Art Streiber photographed Lynch in said suit—and other in other setups—for the cover story of ESPN The Magazine‘s June 22 edition. (Read the feature here.) Here’s a look…

 

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Marshawn Luynch. Photo by Art Streiber for ESPN The Magazine, June 22, 2015, issue.

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Photo by Art Streiber for ESPN The Magazine.

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Photo by Art Streiber for ESPN The Magazine.

Liz Von Hoene shoots stunning accessories story for Four Seasons Magazine

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Four Seasons Magazine.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Four Seasons Magazine.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Four Seasons Magazine.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Four Seasons Magazine.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Four Seasons Magazine.

In this McDonald’s campaign for the French market, shot by Jason Hindley, the alternatives to the Golden Arches are sadly lacking

TBWA\Paris recently tapped Jason Hindley for a McDonald’s campaign illustrating the underwhelming food and drink options of the everyday person, with copy reminding viewers that there’s a far more appealing alternative nearby at the Golden Arches. The campaign is being featured in the new issue of Luerzer’s Archive, which will be distributed to attendees of the big Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this month.

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Photo by Jason Hindley for McDonald’s.

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Photo by Jason Hindley for McDonald’s.

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Photo by Jason Hindley for McDonald’s.

 

credits

agency: TBWA\Paris
creative director: Jean-Francois Goize
art directors: Ingrid Varetz and Damien Blanquart
copywriters: Fabien Duval and Romain Dule
art buyer: Isabelle Jaubert

Walter Iooss is in the spotlight with Michael Jordan exhibition in Chicago and LOOK3 photo festival

Walter Iooss has been giving lots of interviews in the past few weeks, thanks to “Open Air,” an exhibition of his iconic Michael Jordan photos at the Field Museum in Chicago, as well as his appearance and exhibition at the recent LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlotteseville, Virginia. Below, a selection of video and print pieces in which the legendary sports photographer sheds light on his amazing career…

 

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Looking for the Joy of Sports Through Walter Iooss’ Photographs, Time magazine’s Lightbox photo blog

 

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Walter Iooss: Trust Is Everything, LOOK3

 

Michael Jordan inspires 30th anniversary retrospective at Field Museum, Crain’s Chicago Business

Tobias Hutzler photographs the perspective-bending installations of Danish artist Jeppe Hein for The New Yorker

For its June 22 issue, The New Yorker asked Tobias Hutzler to capture the experience of interacting with two public art installations by Jeppe Hein at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Below is the photo that appears in the magazine, plus a series of Tobias’ favorite images from the shoot.

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler for The New Yorker, June 22, 2015, issue.

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

Nadav Kander tells the Guardian about his “best summer shot”

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Photo by Nadav Kander.

“I took this in Dungeness, on that part of the Channel that looks out to France. It was the end of June—the summer solstice—and I was driving back late at night. I stopped to walk along the beach and found this picture. It’s mysterious—and a good picture always asks more questions than it answers. I remember as a child going underwater in the sea with my goggles and looking towards the deep end—that sense of blackness and light running to darkness has always been very scary for me. This is a very busy, claustrophobic beach in the daytime, but when I found it, it was quiet and still. There was a harbor nearby, and the stray light from that is lighting the stones. The moon is just out of shot, and its light is swimming in the ocean. I like shooting at night—things feel expansive and clear. It’s a very long exposure—maybe 20 seconds—so the water is moving. It is time collapsed on to film rather than a decisive moment.” —Nadav Kander, as told to the Guardian in “From Coney Island to the Dead Sea: photographers choose their best summer shots.”

Martin Sigal photographs one of Argentina’s most popular soccer teams for Adidas campaign

TBWA Buenos Aires recently asked Martin Sigal to shoot River Plate, one of Argentina’s biggest soccer teams, for an Adidas campaign. Here’s a look at how the images were used…

 

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Photo by Martin Sigal for Adidas.

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Photo by Martin Sigal for Adidas.

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An installation view of the campaign.

 

credits

creative directors: Juan Cruz Bazterrica and Guillermo Castañeda
art director: Alejandro Isturiz
copywriter: Tomas Ray
photo producer: Claudia Gonzalez Chiappe of Clasica Productora
digital artist: Sofia Temperley

Lauren Greenfield’s “Most Influential” Toyota campaign celebrates fathers

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Credit: Lauren Greenfield.

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Credit: Lauren Greenfield.

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Credit: Lauren Greenfield.

 

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