For as much as I whine about how lame the British Royals are, and how they a shiningly insipid example of being famous and powerful for all the wrong reasons..I do rather like British music, art, people(generally, anyway)…I particularly like English gardens and teatime, which is why we were happy to shoot this surreal tea-time in the garden inspired shoot for Marie Claire China..China is far away,
and they likened it to Downton Abbey, which makes sense I guess given the rather small window into Anglophilic pastimes the Chinese population is privy to…
Here are some pics from behind the scenes on our Italian Vogue video shoot…it was shot over two days in studio..that Lambo wouldn’t fit through my studio’s doors, so we shot the car segment at Bathhouse Studios. The car sitter was nice enough to drive me into the studio for a dramatic entrance..a choice I instantly regretted as I awkwardly wrestled my way out of the car from my near fetal position in the passenger seat, losing my shoe in the process.
The video we shot for VOGUE ITALIA is finally out! Check it out!
The video we shot for Italian Vogue entitled NIGHT BLINDNESS will finally be premiering on Vogue.it next week.
This video has EVERYTHING…an exotic woman driving a Lamborghini, a reticulated python, crazy outfits and MORE!!!!!! (human fire hydrants, lizards eating peanut butter sandwiches, easter-island boyzzz, you know, those guyzz whose heads are way too big for their bodies who paint themselves
to look like stone?)
So, we recently shot the new ad campaign for The Borgata ( a really nice hotel & casino in Atlantic City).
The idea for the shoot was basically….freaking CHAOS!!!
This shot was sort of about what would happen if a Suicide King came out of a vortex into a party
with a ten-foot champagne-glass tower, a girl driving a vespa with a pig in the sidecar, a butt-rocker
shredding on a flying-v guitar, an old lady with a swan on her head, a girl riding an albino bull, and
a human disco-ball. It was all done in-camera, so the set build and light was ridiculous….as was the shoot in general. It is rare that a commercial client really wants to GO THERE..so I was grateful to
be working with people that weren’t all “just do it in post” to save $ and time.
I think that the reality of (such an surreal situation), is what gives it it’s life.
The behind-the-scenes clip is pretty funny…it was the last shot of the second day, and I pretty much just told the models to leave their posts and go BUCKWILD.