April 30, 2012
Sir Peter Blake recreates his iconic illustration for the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for his 80th birthday. The original was released in 1967 and featured the band posing in front of a collage of notable people including Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe. The updated cover includes David Bowie, Elton John, Elvis Costello, J.K. Rowling, Amy Winehouse, and more. The illustration is for a Blake retrospective at Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival in Northamptonshire, England in July. Blake chose people who have had an impact on British culture in the past six decades. He says, “I’ve chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends.”
More about Sir Peter Blake’s new Sgt. Pepper’s cover
April 26, 2012
Dana Gallagher photographs two stories for Martha Stewart this month. Gallagher captured a weekend of gardening at her country home for the May issue of Martha Stewart Living. She followed up the feature with a post for the Martha Stewart blog on gardening with her daughter. Gallagher also photographed four Brooklyn gardens for a Whole Living feature.
Read more about Gallagher’s recent photography for Martha Stewart
April 25, 2012
Mark Lund photographs Audrey Gelman at home in Brooklyn for The Aesthete. Lund is a contributor to the digital arts and culture site. Gelman is the press secretary for Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer. Before she moved in, the apartment belonged to her good friend Lena Dunham, the writer and director of HBO’s new hit series Girls.
Read more about Mark Lund’s recent shoot for The Aesthete
April 24, 2012
Michael Turek photographs the new ad campaign for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card. The credit card from the elite hotel chain offers luxury promotions and rewards for travel planning, dining reservations, and ticket procurement. The new campaign highlights the card’s 24-hour concierge services, available to use at home for all cardholders. Turek collaborated with agency Roberts + Langer on the ads.
Read about Michael Turek’s night shoot for Ritz-Carlton
April 23, 2012
Zach Gold photographs recent campaigns for Adidas, Ubisoft, and Dominic Louis. Gold shot two campaigns for the sportswear company, including a women’s campaign and a second campaign with martial arts star and actor Jet Li. He also shot campaigns for the Ubisoft video game “Assassin’s Creed” and up-and-coming designer Dominic Louis.
Read more about Zach Gold’s recent photography campaigns
April 19, 2012
SAP has launched their new global campaign “Run Like Never Before” this week with digital and print ads breaking In the US, Germany and Brazil today. Working closely with the Ogilvy NY creative team Stephen Wilkes photographed the visuals in various locations around the world including Shanghai, Mumbai, and Hong Kong. The colorful and graphic imagery highlights the speed with which SAP’s suite of technology helps companies do better business. According to Chris Curry, Ogilvy creative director who was quoted in NY Times, “the imagery represents all categories that SAP is involved in…we’re talking about some pretty abstract technologies…”
See more of Stephen Wilkes’ photography here.
Agency: Ogilvy NY
Group Creative Director: Chris Curry, Senior Partner
Creative Director: Mark Girand, Senior Partner
Senior Art Director: Luke Hughett
Senior Copywriter: Sean Lee
Senior Content Producer-Art: Jamie Stern
Photographer: Stephen Wilkes
April 18, 2012
Alan Cresto captures images for Sony’s “make.believe” campaign – Sony’s official brand message implying that anything one imagines, one can create. Cresto shot lifestyle images of the Sony Cybershot Camera, marketed to a young demographic.
See more images from Alan Cresto’s shoot for Sony
April 16, 2012
Douglas Friedman turns the camera on himself for La Maison Simons. Friedman models looks from the Canadian retailer’s Spring 2012 campaign with supermodel Kirsty Hume. Hume poses in looks from designers including Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, and Herve Leger in the colorful images. Friedman wears designs from Paul Smith, Comme des Garçons Play and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Read more about Douglas Friedman’s shoot for La Maison Simons
April 13, 2012
Mike Piscitelli photographs a wild spread for the latest issue of Monster Children. The magazine recently started publishing in the United States and features stories and photography on skate, surf, culture, art, and music. Piscitelli collaborated with the magazine’s staff on the elaborate editorial shot in downtown Los Angeles.
Read more about Mike Piscitelli’s shoot for Monster Children
April 12, 2012
Sarah J. Coleman creates an inspirational bridal gown for Kellogg’s new Special K. The new advertising campaign promotes the cereal brand’s custom weight management plan for brides-to-be. It is part of Special K’s larger campaign, named “What Will You Gain When You Lose?” that promotes weight loss through its products.
Read more about the design details of Coleman’s dress for Special K
April 11, 2012
We Are The Rhoads get active with New Balance for their 2012 Women’s line and “Let’s Make Excellent Happen” campaign. The photography duo teamed up with the shoe brand to bring to life their message of always striving to achieve the best. This particular campaign is aimed at women who may not be professional athletes, but still want to be active in their everyday life. The Rhoads were chosen by the agency Arnold to bring their signature lifestyle touch to the imagery.
Read more about We Are The Rhoads’ new campaign for New Balance
April 10, 2012
Jamie Chung photographs the campaign for Chase’s new QuickPay program. The person-to-person transfer allows for quick and easy payments with email or a mobile number. The campaign advertises some of the common uses for QuickPay. For example, when a baseball breaks a neighbor’s window or when settling a dinner bill, Chase customers can transfer the money immediately, without the hassle of checks or cash. The campaign was shot in studio in New York City. Chung photographed each scene, from the broken window to the messy toddler, and then the phone was added in post-production. B&A’s Stefanie Syat did the hair and makeup as well. The campaign can be seen now in print, online, and on taxis.
See more photos by Jamie Chung for Chase
April 9, 2012
Tes One creates in-store graphics for Converse’s new Padded Collar shoe release. The newly updated shoe features extra padding around the ankle for a more snug fit and comfort. Tes’s colorful illustrations feature the new slogan “Turn It Up” and a drawing of the new shoe. His graphics will appear in Footaction stores around the country.
Read more about Tes One’s graphics for Converse
April 6, 2012
Gillian Laub explores the frenzy around the hit series Fifty Shades of Grey in a new video and article for Time Magazine. The trilogy, by British author E.L. James, is about the S&M relationship between a billionaire and a virginal young college student. The books started out as online fan fiction before they racked up hundreds of thousands of e-book downloads. After hearing about them from a friend, Laub decided to document the excitement around the books among wives and mothers in Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County.
Read more about the Fifty Shades of Grey frenzy
April 5, 2012
Diver & Aguilar capture consumer excess for their new project “The Consumption Project: The Paradigm of Excess” for Moda Magazine. The photography duo collaborated with Filippo La Bruna on a series of installations that represent “the unbridled materialistic greed of our society.” The goal of the project is to inspire people to reevaluate what is essential in life.
Read more about The Consumption Project