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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FORD

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Ford, Team Detroit Advertising Agency, USA

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

The making of: The Weight of Words

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Driven by commitment to solve customer needs, Franck Allais

Franck Allais, whom we have been collaborating with for many years, is a conceptual photographer who ‘likes disrupting the habitual way of seeing and questioning everyday visual references’. In ‘The Weight of Words’ series he highlights how brands pollute our everyday landscape. The images and video, recently exhibited at KK Outlet, have all been retouched in our London studio. Read more

The making of: A TWIN PEAKS STORY

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What a great concept photographers Wilcox – Johansson together with super creative retoucher Kate Booker had for this fashion editorial published on I Love You magazine. Wilcox-Johansson shot the Twin Peaks inspired series mimicking the poses and style of soap operas and American dramas (which David Lynch was also making references to). The “Twin Peaks” theme was reinforced in post-production by Kate, who was amazing in creating different colour moods and effects, which very subtly enhanced the concept. Read more

The making of: Achim Lippoth’s Kid’s Wear

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I just love what Benjamin and Michaela from our Stuttgart office have done for this kid’s wear project beautifully shot by photographer Achim Lippoth for Kid’s Wear Magazine. It has been a long-winded process, but certainly a rewarding one!

Before the photo shoot, they discussed their approach with Achim and he agreed to keep a clean white background in a corner of the room because they wanted to combine the images taken in the studio with some old printing techniques.

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Stuff we like: PETER FUNCH

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Peter Funch is a Danish photographer, whose work I’ve been a fan of for a long time. So when we opened our studio in Brooklyn last year and found out that his studio is just next door to ours, I was very excited of course!

These images are taken from his recents series ‘Triptychs’, which i really like. I always thought that they were either shot during a storm or set up with giant wind machines, so I was quite intrigued when he told me,  that these images were taken on a Caribbean island which is located close to an airport. Read more