May 31, 2012
Tom Corbett captures this season’s ultra-feminine silhouette for the cover and a ten-page spread for Elite Traveler Magazine. The private jet lifestyle magazine covers travel, fashion, jewelry, jets, yachts, and more. The fashion feature, titled “Double Vision,” features two models in fall and pre-fall designs from luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and Christian Louboutin. B&A’s Liam Dunn did the makeup, Tara Marino styled the props, and Julie Kandalec did the manicures.
Read more about Tom Corbett’s shoot for Elite Traveler
May 30, 2012
Michael Schnabel’s photography is honored with five recent awards. Brita GmbH awarded his series “White Land” the BRITA Art Prize 2012. Schnabel’s photographs were selected from over 300 entries on the topic “water-lines-perspective.” “White Land” is a series of raw, virgin landscapes captured at night and during the day. The series was also awarded in the Personal Work category in the PDN Photography Annual 2012. Schnabel’s photo book Michael Schnabel 2001-2010 was selected in Photo Book category by PDN. Two other recent awards include the Bronze Award from Art Directors Club (ADC) New York and the Merit Award from ADC Germany.
Read about upcoming work by Michael Schnabel
May 29, 2012
Stephen Wilkes photographs the new brand campaign for Northrop Grumman. The global company specializes in aerospace and defense technology. Wilkes collaborated with McGarry Bowen’s Art Director Jules Evenson and Art Buyers Jamie Appelbaum and Ali Asplund to give the photographs a documentary-style look and feel. The images are meant to convey Northrop Grumman as responsible people doing important work and how performance is more than just speed or strength to them. Wilkes used scale and unexpected camera angles to create drama and interest. The black and white coloration elevates the subjects and creates a visual unity across all sectors of the company.
Read about two recent awards Stephen Wilkes won as well
May 24, 2012
Kareem Black captures Nas for the June/July 2012 issue of Complex Magazine. The rapper appeared on the magazine’s first cover in 2002. Currently in the studio finishing his tenth solo album “Life is Good” he spoke to the magazine on a range of subjects including divorce, fatherhood, and financial drama.
Read more about Kareem Black’s shoot with Nas
May 23, 2012
Peter Kraemer creates an original Red Bull flight pack for Hangar-7. The multifunctional building in Austria is owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz and houses a collection of historical airplanes, helicopters, and Formula One racing cars. Kraemer worked with agency Kastner & Partners on the pack that holds six cans of the popular energy drink.
Read about Peter Kraemer’s two recent awards
May 22, 2012
Stockton Johnson captures colorful swimwear for the June 2012 issue of Vogue China. Johnson photographed emerging Chinese model Tian Yi enjoying and relaxing in the sand and sun in the eight-page spread. Yi models swimsuits and accessories from Hermes, Marni, Versace, Prada, Chanel, and more. The shoot took place on an island in the South China Sea.
See more of Stockton Johnson’s photographs for Vogue China
May 21, 2012
Diver & Aguilar’s “Eye of the Beholder” is featured in Creative Review’s May iPad edition. Diver & Aguilar collaborated with Riders-Moda on the photography project inspired by Dorothea Lange’s black and white Depression-era photographs.
Read more about Eye of the Beholder
May 18, 2012
Emir Haveric photographs the campaign for the new Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupé Sport. Haveric has collaborated with the car company on several occasions in the past. The latest edition to the C Class line of Mercedes combines comfort and luxury in a sleek two-door sedan. The car comes with impressive torque, which is highlighted in the ad. While the background blurs by, the C250 stays in focus showing off its stunning features and design.
See more of Emir Haveric’s photographs for Mercedes-Benz
May 16, 2012
Andrew Bannecker celebrates the Newport Beach Film Festival with an original illustration. The annual film festival brings together over 350 filmmakers from 40 countries to showcase their work on the big screens. Bannecker’s artwork, a colorful night and mountain landscape, was shown between films. The festival ran from April 26th until May 3rd.
Read about more recent work by Andrew Bannecker
May 15, 2012
Michael Flores’s photography appears in recent issues of Dossier Journal and Spin. Flores shot up-and-coming singer Azealia Banks for the Summer 2012 issue of Dossier. He followed British singer/songwriter Charli XCX for Spin’s May/June 2012 issue.
Read more about Michael Flores’s recent photography
May 14, 2012
Tatiana Arocha, Thornberg & Forester, Olaf Hajek, John Hendrix, Rod Hunt, Peter Kraemer, Yuko Shimizu, and Simon Spilsbury make the list for this year’s AI-AP American Illustration 31. The annual competition recognizes the best illustrations from the past year. A distinguished jury of editors from Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, Random House, The New York Times, and Young & Rubicam selected the best from 2011 that will be published in a book later this year.
Read about the illustrations in the American Illustration 31
May 11, 2012
Erwin Olaf, Elena Dorfman, Nick & Chloé, Jamie Chung, and Gillian Laub make the list this year for AI-AP’s American Photography 28. The annual competition recognizes the best photographs from the past year. A distinguished jury of editors from The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek/DailyBeast, and Details selected the best from 2011 that will be published in a book this fall.
Read about the photographs from B&A in the American Photography 28
May 10, 2012
Ars Thanea bring to life classic Disney tales for a new interactive website for Disney Cruise Lines. The production studio collaborated with Nomadic on “The Magic Cruise Adventure Sweepstakes” online board game experience. The interactive website features a game that users can play to win a Disney cruise trip and other prizes. Ars Thanea was tasked with capturing the essence of the Disney brand with visuals from Peter Pan, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and more.
Read more about Ars Thanea’s visuals for Disney
May 9, 2012
Every year PDN honors the best photography from the past year in the PDN Photography Annual. A panel of judges including art directors, editors, and other photographers, select the winners in categories including Photo Books, Advertising, and Personal Work. This year three B&A photographers, Stephen Wilkes, Michael Schnabel, and Joey L. make the list.
Read more about the winners of the PDN Photography Annual
May 7, 2012
Ilovedust collaborate again with Kiehl’s Since 1851. The design studio created illustrations on packaging for the skincare company’s new Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. The packaging features earth-inspired designs by socially conscious influencers Florence Welch, Mark Ruffalo, Rosario Dawson, and Spike Lee. Ilovedust brought to life their visions of social responsibility. The collaboration is part of Kiehl’s Limited Edition Label Art Series by “Friends of Kiehl’s” which raises money for different charities.
Read more about Ilovedust’s collaboration with Kiehl’s