A Photo Editor Chats With Mark Lund
A Photo Editor, the go-to website for the photography world, recently interviewed Mark Lund about how he got started, his inspirations, and what advice he has for other photographers. The interview comes as part of the series "Art Producers Speak" where Art Producers around the world anonymously submit photographers they respect and admire. Congratulations, Mark!
You can read the full interview here and check out more of Mark Lund's work below.
Tis the Season with Starbucks
Artist Jeff Nishinaka, calligrapher Sarah J. Coleman and photographer Mark Lund collaborated on Starbucks' latest print campaign, "Rekindle the Spirit." Nishinaka created the decorative paper sculptures that provide fine detail to the ads including the snowscapes, snowflakes and red birds. Sarah J. Coleman hand-rendered the whimsical type for each of the seven ads. Nishinaka was on set meticulously crafting and placing these wintery backdrops for Mark Lund to photograph. The seven selected images will appear in print ads rolling out this month.
B&A Journal Volume 2
B&A presents the recently released Journal Volume 2. Stephen Rutterford of Brooklyn Brothers beautifully designed the journal once again with the help of designer Annie Chiu. The great graphic cover is by Stockton Johnson. Look for it in the mail soon.
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Mark Lund for The Aesthete
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.
Lund shot Gelman on a lazy, rainy Saturday. Gelman spoke of her friendship with Dunham and how several of the show's plotlines are based on their adventures growing up together. Gelman even has a few cameos in upcoming episodes. Her apartment is also filled with political paraphernalia. Gelman admits that it has always been her dream to work in politics. Lund calls her a "very sweet, very real, very cool girl."
See more of Mark Lund's photography here.
Douglas Friedman for The Aesthete
Douglas Friedman photographs actor John Larroquette for The Aesthete. The new digital monthly arts and culture site launched earlier this month. Friedman is a contributor to the site as are fellow B&A photographer Mark Lund, stylist Annabel Tollman, and writers Derek Blasberg and Cintra Wilson.
Friedman captured Larroquette in his dressing room at the Al Hirschfeld Theater in New York City where he is currently starring in the hit Broadway show "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The actor has made the room personal with family photos, his rare book collection, drawings, and even the family dog. Larroquette discusses working with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on the show and how starring on Broadway has always been a dream of his.
See more of Douglas Friedman's photography here.
Haze Collaborates with Heineken
Haze collaborates with Heineken on a limited edition custom draught glass set. HAZE X Heineken includes two glasses and an original print numbered and hand signed by Haze. The set, while intentionally minimalist in its graphic elements, also reflects a lot of form married to function and modern production values in the creation of its glass and packaging.
The exclusive piece allowed Haze to showcase his signature creation, The Imperfect Star. It is featured alongside Heineken's signature star logo-the "perfect" star. The glasses were shaped and then laser etched on the bottom to ensure a perfect pour every time. The inclusion of an embossed old style letterpress insert is designed to reinforce its fundamental identity as an art object. Haze calls the set "a truly collectable one-off piece."
250 sets will be given away as part of the Heineken Klout Perks program.
See more of Haze's portfolio here.
Photos by Mark Lund
SPREAD|Artculture Magazine Issue 05 on Newsstands NowSPREAD|Artculture magazine brings you the latest in art, culture, design, and more in its 5th annual issue. M.I.A. graces the cover in conjunction with the release of her third album /\/\/\Y/\. Tracey Emin discusses her polarizing personality, uterus, and life during menopause. Visit Anish Kapoor's studio and learn about Temenos, Kapoor's sculpture in Middlesbrough, England. Get an eye-opening look at the freshly built Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. These are among the many features and stories in the 2010 issue of SPREAD|Artculture magazine. Look for it at a newsstand, Barnes & Noble, or Borders near you.
Tracey Emin, Photo: David Eustace
Central Park, Photo: Stephen Wilkes
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Photo: Roy Zipstein
George Lois, Photo: Mark Lund
Henrik Vibskov, Photo: Nick & Chlo'e
A film still from Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men, 2009
Products by Julian Paul, Sebastian Wrong, and Michael Sodeau, Photos by Dana Gallagher
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Mark Lund Shoots Liberty of London Line for Target
Shooting in natural light in sunny Los Angeles might be a given, but not during the rainy winters of the west coast. Mark Lund flew to California to work with Target on a campaign for their new Liberty of London collaboration line and was met with less than ideal conditions for capturing Liberty of London's cheery, bright, floral prints. Rain and hail dominated the west coast for an entire week. Thankfully, Lund and the crew's lighting skills paved the way for the shoot to continue. Recalls stylist Emily Henderson, "We would look at the set, [and it was] so dark; and then look at the screen where the photo was - and do a double take, because the image on the screen looked like a spring morning in California, and the room looked like a dungeon."
The Liberty of London for Target home collection includes decorative accessories, storage items, picnic-ware and garden equipment. Liberty of London has been "synonymous with English style, adding the right touch of grandeur to everything from clothing to home accessories." A special pop-up shop opened up in New York in March and sold out immediately. The collection is for sale in stores and online now at Target.com.
Campaign: Liberty of London for Target
Agency: Peterson Milla Hooks
Art Director: Wendy Brown
Art Buyer: Catherine Irmiter
Photography: Mark Lund
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Magazines Boost Ad Sales by Creating Their Own Ads
With advertising pages down considerably from last year, magazine publishers have been looking for new ways to boost ad sales. In the latest trend, publishers are creating custom ads for each of their publications. Hearst publications worked with LG Electronics using Mark Lund's work shot with Y & R to create a customized ad that was featured in a recent New York Times article. Look for the ad in the October issue of House Beautiful.