The Making of: OUR CHRISTMAS CARD

Recom Farmhouse Christmas Card

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With Christmas sneaking up as every year also comes the question of what to send out to our friends – so this year we decided to start a hopefully popular series of collaborations with some of the amazing photographers we get to work with. The first one is with the super-talented duo Kila & Rusharc, who created together with us this gif animation, depicting a Christmas dinner building up to its climax and ending with the inevitable come-down and clean-up afterwards – repeated in a neverending cycle. Read more

The making of: SHOCK DOCTOR

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Recently a company called Shock Doctor, which specializes in technological sport clothing with hardcore body protection, wanted to substitute part of the human body with some robotic parts for their latest advertising campaign. They decided to commission us with this task. It has been a fun collaboration between our studio in London, where the CGI elements were created and the one in New York, where the final retouching was made.

The most challening (and fun) part was to design a robotic skeleton that is based on human body parts and recognisable as such by only showing small areas at a time.

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The Making of: Moody & Farrell lookbook

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… and here we have another great collaboration between milliner Eloise Moody, photographer Madame Peripetie, make-up artist Marina Keri and us at Recom Farmhouse!

We have known Eloise for over 5 years when she first moved to Mentmore Studios in Hackney, London, one of our beloved headquarters. It is not the first time that we all meet together to produce the lookbook for Moody & Farrell. We did so last year when we played with little red lights. For this lookbook the main concept running through the images is the repeated pattern between the hand woven straw and the hand drawn tattoos on the model. Read more

The making of: UHU glue

UHU glue retouching by Recom Farmhouse

Some time ago agency Kolle Rebbe with art director Jörg Dittmann asked us to help with an UHU glue gun advertising campaign. The idea was to represent some iconic souvenir figurines such us a Nutcracker, Cupid, Buddha and Ramses as if they were about to be threatened by the glue gun. The headline for this wonderful project was “Hands Up”. Photographer Bernd Westphal, modelmaker Arndt von Hoff and Jörg started searching for the figurines in all kinds of touristic shops. The problem? They all looked perfect and never had their arms up! Read more

The making of: The dark side of Los Angeles

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These are only the first three pictures of an ongoing project made in collaboration with automotive and landscape photographer Markus Wendler. We have worked together many times on commercial jobs and we are often on the phone chatting about life and work and it’s one of those relationships that seems to be working on the same wavelength, particularly creatively. So it came natural that we decided to finally collaborate together on something different than advertising; something where we did not have the pressure of showing the cars at particular angles and light, but rather the opposite. Read more

Work In Context

Some snapshots of our work in context :

MARC TRAUTMANN – VW GOLF ALLTRACK

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Few pages taken from the VW Golf Alltrack brochure, Germany, November 2014
Post-production and CGI Recom Farmhouse. See the making-of here.

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RALPH MECKE

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Ralph Mecke, Vogue USA, November 2014

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MARK WAGNER FOR AT&T

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Newark Airport, New Jersey, US, November 2014

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MERCEDES AMG mbH, Affalterbach

Our FULL-CGI visual from the “AMG Calendar 2014” is being used for the official ANIMAGO print campaign…

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RALPH MECKE

Client: Bloomberg Photographer: Ralph Mecke Post Artist: Thomas Saalfrank

Ralph Mecke, Bloomberg Magazine, Germany, 2014

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NISSAN PULSAR

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Nissan Pulsar, Lion, France, 2014

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Nissan Pulsar, Photography: Rick Guest, CGI and Post Production: Recom Farmhouse

See our making-of here.

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ABSOLUTE VODKA

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Absolute Vodka, London, 2014.

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LINCOLN

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Lincoln, Beijing, 2014.

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MERCEDES BENZ

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Mercedes Benz, Spiegel Magazine, Germany, 2014

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HYUNDAI SONATA

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Hyundai, New York, 2014

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FORD KA

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Ford Ka, London, 2014.

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MERCEDES BENZ – NEW SPRINTER

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We’ve been to the Mediterranean Sea over the 1st of May and visited the wonderful town of Rovinj. On our way back to the hotel, in the middle of nowhere, i saw that ad. I had to pull over and take some snapshots.

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Mercedes Benz, New Sprinter, Croatia, 2014.

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NISSAN QASHQAI

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Nissan Glass City out in Hamburg, see the series here http://bit.ly/1gwenHW

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Jürgen Klopp

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Jürgen Klopp Artwork by Recom (Agency: Heimat Berlin

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MERCEDES BENZ – F1

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Mercedes Benz, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014

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Nissan Qashqai, London 2014

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TOYOTA …is everywhere!

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Time Out, London, May 2014

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Toyota, Brussels, Belgium, 2014

85 meters wide image on Toyota’s head office building in Brussels!

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Hundreds of insertions and over 90 different headlines for the Ford advertising campaign shot by Nick Meek. Here on dispay on the wall of Team Detroit head ofiice.

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THOMAS BROWN for THE TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE, LUXURY SUPPLEMENT

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The Telegraph Magazine, LUXURY SUPPLEMENT, Spring 2014

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ELIZAVETA PORODINA for QVEST MAGAZINE

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QVEST Magazine, Germany, April 2014

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MERCEDES – BENZ

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Mercedez Benz, Germany, April 2014

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VW BEETLE

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Germany, January 2013

In the grey beginning of 2013 these sunny positive VW Beetle Campaign images were all over Germany.
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Valkswagen Beetle Advertising Campaign

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NISSAN

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Rochester, Kent, UK, October 2013

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Stoke Newington, London, UK, October 2013

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Nissan Advertising Campaign, October 2013

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SMIRNOFF

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Smirnoff, Seven Sister Underground Station, London, UK

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Smirnoff, Dalston, London, UK

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Smirnoff Advertising Campaign, September 2013

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TOYOTA AURIS CAMPAIGN

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Toyota Auris,  Shoredicth round-about, London, UK

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Toyota Auris Advertising Campaign, 2013

The making of: ‘The Impossibility of Love’

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‘Teetering on the Precipice of Your Mistrust’,  Kila & Rusharc

We are finally back after a long period of absence…herrr sorry for the big gap! So it is now overdue to post this still life series which has been finalised by our retouchers before summer and shot, styled and art directed by photographers Kila & Rusharc, who are only at the beginning of their collaboration. Behind this mysterious name there are Philip and Alessandra, with the latter being also a contributor to this blog and my other half. Read more

Stuff we like: ANNE HARDY

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Cell, Diasec mounted c-type print, 120 x 150 cm, 2004

When I discussed Anne Hardy‘s images with a friend, I asked: “What do you like about her work?”, he replied with a bewildered gaze whilst staring at the screen: “They are just something else”, his mouth open. I guess there is a lot to take in when one looks at Hardy’s photographs. They hit you from different sides as each object is carefully placed, creating scenes packed with multi-layered meanings. Read more