Lifetime Taps Joey L. for 'Flowers in the Attic' Promo
Joey L. captured Ellen Burstyn in-and out-of-character to promote Lifetime Movies' remake of "Flowers in the Attic." Burstyn was a patient subject, the photographer said, continuing, "Even after a career spanning over 60 years, she still is passionate about acting and everything that surrounds it."
For the pictures of her as ruthless grandmother Olivia Foxworth, Burstyn tried a range of expressions and made full use of the (little) set. "It was all made from scratch," Joey L. explained. "We began with a red background and added texture to that, had Ellen in the middle, and placed the vines in front of the lens to add greater depth. As she moved, the crew re-pinned the vines to her dress."
He noted that the lighting had to be precise. "I used a huge key light, some fill light, and white bounce because we wanted to make it dramatic and sinister, but without heavy shadows on her face. The larger light sources ensured a smooth and delicate gradient from light to dark."