January 17, 2013
Joey L. shot the very colorful theatrical poster for the documentary Cutie and the Boxer. The film is directed by Zachary Heinzerling and has recently been selected as a contender in Sundance Film Festival’s documentary category.
Joey was brought into the shoot by Jon Bregel from production company Variable. Inspiration for the photos came from Ushio Shinohara’s notoriety as a “boxing painter,” in which he wears gloves and punches the canvas to create a painting. The concept was to depict Ushio and his artist wife Noriko Shinohara boxing each other with colored paint, representing the inner conflict the two have developed during their chaotic forty year marriage.