Chico’s commissions Melanie Acevedo for print and motion campaign featuring real-life friends

Chico’s is putting its own twist on the popular boyfriend jean trend by launching its Girlfriend Jean Collection. Fittingly, the campaign promoting it features real-life pals, including commercials in which they talk about their friendship and what it means to them. Chico’s commissioned Melanie Acevedo—whose fresh, optimistic visual style appeals to a wide audience—for both the print and motion components. The director of photography was Santiago Gonzalez.

 

Photos by Melanie Acevedo for Chico’s.

Photos by Melanie Acevedo for Chico’s.

 

 

Art Streiber on shooting/directing the print and motion campaign for the new Pop comedy “Nightcap”

Nightcap is the brainchild of comedian Ali Wentworth, who plays the executive producer of a fictitious late-night talk show hosted by a guy named Jimmy. The entire show takes place in the hallways and offices backstage at the show, and we never see Jimmy (but that’s his fake desk)!” explains Art Streiber, who shot the print campaign and directed spots for the new Pop series.

“The brilliant key art concept from the creatives at Pop TV, Rich Browd and Anthony Annandono, was to place Ali and her crew under the host’s desk, hiding in terror as Jimmy does his monologue. The problem? How to get nine adults comfortably under a desk and then light it to make it look like the light was motivated from the stage lights hitting the host. The answer? Set designer Rob Strauss and I put the fake desk on a U-shaped riser that allowed the talent to squeeze in underneath it. Rob rounded the edges of the desk legs to give the illusion that they were curving in on the talent.”

 

Production still courtesy Art Streiber Photography.

Production still courtesy Art Streiber Photography.

“Then we went toppy-ish with two Elinchrom octobanks side by side and a silver Profoto beauty dish in the center and a series of gridded 7-inch reflectors, backed off high and aimed at the camera to emulate the stage lights. Then we shot the host under the same lighting conditions on his own riser so that he’d end up on the same floor plain as the desk! And major props to Brooke Ludi, who magnificently produced a shoot in another city with nine talent, stills, and motion and…a llama! And more props to Angie Hayes at the Happy Pixel Project, who brilliantly put the whole thing together in post.”

 

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

Photo by Art Streiber for Pop.

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Sigal shoots Schweppes campaign

Photo by Martin Sigal for Schweppes.

Photo by Martin Sigal for Schweppes.

Melanie Acevedo’s “Another 52 Weeks”: panda

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

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

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

 

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

Steven Lippman shoots Malibu Magazine fashion story featuring Oliver Peoples eyewear

Photos by Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine.

Photos by Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine.

Photos by Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine.

Photos by Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine.

Photos by Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine.

Photos by Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine.

 

 

View the story on Readymag: oliverpeoples.stevenlippman.com

 

credits

stylist: Cat Wennekamp
hair: Nico Doniele
makeup: Sarah Denman
production: Liz Komroy
models: Jesse Somera, Amanda Smith, Rayne Ivanushka, Simon Kotyk, and Linde Derickx
1st assistant: Jonnie Chambers
2nd assistant: Justin Mehren
video: Tyler Kindred
digital tech: Paul Salveson

 

Miller Mobley photographs Lin-Manuel Miranda for The Hollywood Reporter’s Oscars issue

Lin-Manuel Miranda. Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter, March 3, 2017. issue.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Matthias Clamer shoots key art and publicity for season three of the FX comedy “Man Seeking Woman”

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Photo by Matthias Clamer for FXX.

Nadav Kander photographs actress Gillian Anderson for the Guardian

Gillian Anderson. Photo by Nadav Kander for the Guardian.

Photo by Nadav Kander for the Guardian.

Photo by Nadav Kander for the Guardian.

Photo by Nadav Kander for the Guardian.

Read the Guardian‘s interview with Gillian Anderson here.

Brinson+Banks photograph actress/writer/director Noël Wells at her home in Silver Lake for their “LA Woman” portrait series

Brinson+Banks recently photographed comedic actress, writer, and director Noël Wells in her new apartment in Silver Lake for their ongoing “LA Woman” portrait series. Wells, who has appeared on SNL and costarred in the Netflix original series Master of None, is writing her own show for Comedy Central and recently wrote, directed, and starred in an indie film that will debut this year.

“But like so many of the creative talented women in this project, Noël does creative personal work,” explain the photo duo. “She’s also a film photographer whose work has been exhibited and published, and she loves sewing and drawing and is taking guitar and piano lessons. We suspect you’ll be seeing a lot more of Noël on the big screen and if all goes according to plan, she’ll be directing more, too.”

They add, “She was also the first person in ‘LA Woman’ to climb into her kitchen sink for our cameras.”

 

Actress-writer-comedian Nöel Wells. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from their ongoing series “LA Woman.”

Photo by Brinson+Banks, from their ongoing series “LA Woman.”

Photo by Brinson+Banks, from their ongoing series “LA Woman.”

Photo by Brinson+Banks, from their ongoing series “LA Woman.”

Photo by Brinson+Banks, from their ongoing series “LA Woman.”

Photo by Brinson+Banks, from their ongoing series “LA Woman.”

Kwaku Alston photographs “Love & Hip-Hop” creator Mona Scott-Young for Essence

Mona Scott-Young. Photo by Kwaku Alston for Essence.

Photo by Kwaku Alston for Essence.

Photo by Kwaku Alston for Essence.

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