Nadav Kander shoots key art for the new USA Network drama “The Sinner,” starring Jessica Biel

USA Network commissioned Nadav Kander to shoot the key art for The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman and premiering August 2.

“An eight episode close-ended series, The Sinner follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what”—but the “why”—as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.” Learn more about the series here.

 

Photo by Nadav Kander for USA Network.

Uwe Duettmann shoots campaign for the new Volkswagen Arteon

Photo by Uwe Duettmann for Volkswagen.

Photo by Uwe Duettmann for Volkswagen.

Photo by Uwe Duettmann for Volkswagen.

Photo by Uwe Duettmann for Volkswagen.

Photo by Uwe Duettmann for Volkswagen.

Photo by Uwe Duettmann for Volkswagen.

Art Streiber shoots the marketing campaign for season nine of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” directs motion promo featuring Larry David as Julius Caesar

Larry David’s hit HBO comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, is returning after a six-year hiatus, and Art Streiber had the distinct pleasure of shooting the marketing campaign and directing David in a teaser for the premiere. The concept: David as Julius Caesar. A very long time ago, Caesar famously declared: “Veni. Vidi. Vici,” or “I came. I saw. I conquered.” David’s version is slightly less ambitious: “I left. I did nothing. I returned.”

“It only took 1,970 years for Caesar’s phrase to be properly updated,” quips Art, who shot PR stills, key-art stills for two concepts, motion, BTS, time lapse, and 3D render.

Given the amount and variety of assets Art needed to produce in the shoot, he met with David in his trailer a few hours before the star was due on set to lay out how their time together would unfold. “I explained how we were going to take him for a spin on a 2-foot turntable and that the camera would start at the hem of his garment and travel slowly north until we landed on his distinctive visage,” Art recalls. “And once there…IMPROV! ‘I got it, I got it,’ David replied. ‘I’ll come up with something.’ And he did. Over and over and round and round he went.”

Scroll down for behind-the-scenes images and Art’s detailed captions…

 

Photo by Art Streiber for HBO.

 

 

“Veni. Vidi. Vici.” -Julius Caesar, 47 BC-ish. “I left. I did nothing. I returned.” -Larry David, 2017. It only took 1,970 years for Caesar’s phrase to be properly updated. This is the key art for Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” returning to HBO after a 6-year hiatus. One of two killer concepts we executed that day, but the only one with a turntable that had Larry / Julius spinning around in a tunic! Check it out on YouTube! Many thanks to the KILLER CREW… Amazeballs production by @sunny16productions. Excellent executive production by @luvlouella. Digital tech extraordinaire @johnnytalay. Lighting for stills, motion and 3D render by Mr. Awesome from Awesometown, @jtergo and #lunchtime @belioff and Ventura Highwayman @iamkevingray and European Vacationer @seanmoorephoto. Camera mover / Nerves of Steel @kaiserbear_inc. @hbo #hbo @curbyourlarrydavid #larrydavid A thousand thank yous to all of the folks at HBO and BLT!

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Finally…the reveal. For the key art for Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” returning to HBO after a 6-year hiatus, that’s Larry David as Julius Caesar. We did PR stills, key art stills for 2 concepts, motion (check it out on YouTube), BTS, time lapse and 3D render. Hot lights behind the silk for motion, umbrellas behind the silk for stills. All in a day’s work! Actually, all in 3 hours. How…? The killer crew!!! Amazeballs production by @sunny16productions. Excellent executive production by @luvlouella. Digital tech extraordinaire @johnnytalay. Lighting for stills, motion and 3D render by Mr. Awesome from Awesometown, @jtergo and #lunchtime @belioff and Ventura Highwayman @iamkevingray and European Vacationer @seanmoorephoto. Camera mover and Nerves of Steel by @kaiserbear_inc. @hbo #hbo @curbyourlarrydavid #larrydavid A thousand thank yous to all of the folks at HBO and BLT!

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And…ACTION! Actually…IMPROV! The teaser trailer for the return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” A few hours before Larry David was due on set I met him in his trailer and laid out his time in front of the camera…key art concepts, PR shots, stop action, BTS, 3D capture and…motion. I explained how we were going to take him for a spin on a 2’ turntable and that the camera would start at the hem of his garment and travel slowly north until we landed on his distinctive visage. And once there…IMPROV! “I got it. I got it,” he said. “I’ll come up with something.” And he did. Over and over and round and round he went. And now…the credits: Amazeballs production by @sunny16productions. Excellent executive production by @luvlouella. Digital tech extraordinaire @johnnytalay. Lighting for stills, motion and 3D render by Mr. Awesome from Awesometown @jtergo and #lunchtime @belioff and Ventura Highwayman @iamkevingray and European Vacationer @seanmoorephoto. Camera mover and Nerves of Steel by @kaiserbear_inc. Styling by @leslie_schilling. Grooming by @thomaskolarek. @hbo #hbo @curbyourlarrydavid #larrydavid A thousand thank yous to all of the folks at HBO and BLT!

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And now, let’s go to the video. There is A LOT going on this BTS image of Larry David as Julius Caesar. A lot. In a very small space in a storefront just off the New York street on the backlot at Universal Studios, we find, from left to right…the Elinchrom Octobank that we used as part of the 3D capture we did with Mr. David. The sound guy who came to our rescue. The time lapse camera. @surferfresh manning the clapboard. Larry David in a tunic riding a 2’ turntable. A 4x floppy. Ken James from TNG Visual Effects, driving the turntable. The 8x silk with (2) 2K’s behind it that served as the key light. Let the credits roll!!! Amazeballs production by @sunny16productions. Excellent executive production by @luvlouella. Digital tech extraordinaire @johnnytalay. Lighting for stills, motion and 3D render by Mr. Awesome from Awesometown @jtergo and #lunchtime @belioff and Ventura Highwayman @iamkevingray and European Vacationer @seanmoorephoto. Camera mover and Nerves of Steel by @kaiserbear_inc. Styling by @leslie_schilling. Grooming by @thomaskolarek. @hbo #hbo @curbyourlarrydavid #larrydavid A thousand thank yous to all of the folks at HBO and BLT!

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Kwaku Alston photographs the cast of the upcoming blockbuster “Black Panther” for Entertainment Weekly

Three of the stars of “Black Panther” (from left): Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Lupita Nyong’o. Photographed exclusively for Entertainment Weekly by Kwaku Alston on March 18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kwaku Alston © 2017 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2017 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

From left: Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther/T’Challa, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Letitia Wright as Shuri. Photographed exclusively for Entertainment Weekly by Kwaku Alston on March 18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kwaku Alston © 2017 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2017 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Jan Steinhilber shoots the new 911 GT2 RS for Porsche

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Porsche.

 

client: Porsche
agency: Kemper Kommunikation
art buyer: Doreen Buechin
art director: Joseph Rakosi
producer: Cape Town Productions
retoucher: Stefan Eisele / NPixo

 

 

Matthias Clamer shoots character portraits for Spike’s eerie new series “The Mist,” based on a novella by Stephen King

Spike‘s new series The Mist centers on “a small-town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.” The network commissioned Matthias Clamer to shoot character portraits to promote the show. Below, some of the highlights…

 

Frances Conroy as Nathalie Raven. “Nathalie Raven acts as herald to the primal forces of nature, one that may heal through violence.” Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike. Caption courtesy Spike.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike.

Morgan Spector as Kevin Copeland. “Kevin Copeland’s devotion to his wife and daughter pulls him deeper into the abysmal affliction encompassing the town.” Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike. Caption courtesy Spike.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike.

Gus Birney as Alex Copeland. “Alex Copeland is a typical teenage girl yet after a series of terrible acts finds herself lost and must press forward to survive.” Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike. Caption courtesy Spike.

Okezie Morro as Bryan Hunt. “Bryan Hunt has lost a piece of himself within the mist and struggles to find out how he’s connected to these terrific events.” Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike. Caption courtesy Spike.

“Amnesiac military solider Jonah Dixon and criminal Mia Lambert (Danica Curcic) become unlikely allies as they battle a mysterious mist and its threats.” Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike. Caption courtesy Spike.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for Spike.

Brinson+Banks photograph Matilda the Hun, Roxy Astor, and other original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling for The Washington Post

“We photographed these badass ladies at their homes all over Southern California,” say Brinson+Banks of their shoots with some of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the 1980s wrestling league that inspired the new Netflix series GLOW. Scroll down for some spirited behind-the-scenes content. Read the story here: “This ’80s female wrestling league was dangerous and sexist—and the best job of their lives.

 

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Dee Booher, a.k.a. Matilda the Hun. Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Angelina Altishin, a.k.a. Little Egypt. Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Tracee Meltzer, a.k.a. Roxy Astor, and her dog, Pixie. Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

She’s still got it: Matilda the Hun puts Kendrick and David in a classic headlock. Photo courtesy Brinson+Banks.

 

 

Creativity names food-centric Cotton Inc. campaign styled by Michelle Gatton an Editor’s Pick

Food stylist Michelle Gatton recently collaborated with photographer Jimmy Marble on a campaign for Cotton Inc. that places models in close proximity to messy food. “For example: a man in a white shirt lies on his back with a glass of red wine balanced on his chest, and a woman dangles a chain of iced donuts like a bangle from her wrists, while another, also dressed in white, has spaghetti with red sauce draped from her arms,” writes Creativity, which named the campaign an Editor’s Pick.

The photos are being showcased on “full-sized printed calendars and on Instagram.,” Creativity reports. “The images will also appear on Cotton’s other social media channels and within their care tips section on a website, unstainyourstyle.com. The campaign will run all year long.”

See more of Michelle’s work here.

 

Food styling by Michelle Gatton for Cotton Inc. Photos by Jimmy Marble.

Walter Iooss photographs Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics for ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue

“We paired legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss with NBA Celtics superstar Isaiah Thomas. Being the smallest point guard in the league, our goal was to show Isaiah’s outsized strength, power, and speed,” explains ESPN The Magazine director of photography Karen Frank in an interview with Grids.

“Although Walter has photographed countless athletes over the years, this was the first time he’d photographed one naked. He told us that he had practiced jumping around in his hotel room the night before the shoot, to get an idea of how things move around.”

 

Isaiah Thomas. Photo by Walter Iooss for ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue.

Photos by Walter Iooss for ESPN The Magazine.

Photo by Walter Iooss for ESPN The Magazine.

Behind-the-scenes photo by Mahala Gaylord. See more here.

Melanie Acevedo’s “Another 52 Weeks”: hounds of love

Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from her ongoing series “Another 52 Weeks.”

 

Follow “Another 52 Weeks”: 52weeks.melanieacevedo.com

 

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