Anybody who knows me is well aware that beer is one of my absolute favorite beverages, to shoot and to enjoy after a good gig. Years back when I thought of clients I would love to work with, Stella Artois was always among the top of my list – beautiful aesthetics, clean lines, a clear visual identity & excellent beer. I’m very happy that I now got to collaborate with Stella on their Global Holiday Ad Campaign, through Mother NY. It was as much fun shooting the dancing chalices and bottles as it was to scream STELLLAAAAAAA all day long, trying to impersonate Marlon Brando in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ It easily turned into one of the most enjoyable assignments of the year. The creatives at Mother were wonderful partners in this endeavour and my team made me look good, once again.
We continued our series with Maker’s Mark for their iconic Maker’s 46 Bourbon Whiskey. Since it is only made during the winter months, we’ve decided to shoot it on a frozen lake. In the studio. With real ice. Well, maybe it’s easier to understand if you watch the video below…
Looks like the Costa fish swam into ‘Communication Arts Advertising Annual 2011’! This year, the distinguished panel of jurors selected 141 winning projects from 4793 entries. The fish made it all the way upstream, into the small pond of 2011’s best advertising of the year. Thanks and congratulations to Tim Cole, Dave Holloway and Mark Borow.
Shooting still life & motion of splashes, bubbles and foam for Proactiv / X-out. Could every assignment be this fun? Thanks to brilliant Derek Montgomery, Marc Garbarini and Lisa Oropallo of Digitas New York and world class stylist Megan Caponetto.
Yes, this is real. No CGI, no digital imaging. Exceptional model making by artist Mark Borow and a little bit of lighting. This project originated at McGarrah Jessee Inc., thanks to the remarkable work of Creative Director Dave Holloway and Art Director Tim Cole. You can watch the ‘making of’ movie here -> Costa Sunglasses
As always, this started with a succinct and beautiful brief by Creative Director Jason Macbeth: ‘Wetness and Flexibility. True science is a work of art.’ Never thought that a contact lens on a water droplet could even be photographed. Too small, too translucent, too slippery. Oh well, not the first time I was wrong.