Archive’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2018/19

Having made the cut once again and for the 5th time in a row since 2010/11, I’m grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge my collaborators who not only make it fun to be on a shoot, but also bring their vast knowledge, passion and tremendous skills to each assignment, to produce beautiful work and to make me look good!  I’m excited to shoot with you for many more years to come.

The following friends and artists contributed to the portfolio that was selected for the new edition of 200 Best Worldwide: Tomo Hatano, Leo Rocha, Simon Eugster, Alex Niki, Victoria Granof, Takako Kuniyuki, Scott Winegard, Anne Ertz, Seung Choi, Judith Regan, Matthew Kenney, Keren Sachs, Paula Greenberg Goldner, Elizabeth Poje, Jonathan Nesteruk, Michael Carbone, Ryan Liu.

Full image gallery: 200 Best

Luerzer’s Archive 200 BAP Worldwide 2018/19: Sneak Peak

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ApotheCARE Essentials

The theme of shooting plants and botanicals continues, this time for Unilever and  ApotheCARE Essentials.  Usually, clients tell me that they are either drawn to my images or that my style matches the visual identity of their products.  It was a flattering first to hear that my bio description of how I approach my work was synonymous to the outline of their brief.  With such agency-client-photographer alignment, our multi-day and multi-season project was bound to be worthwhile.  I really enjoyed the scientific element of this assignment, visualizing phyto-extraction.  It’s a pleasure to work precisely and in great detail to bring out the beauty of each ingredient.

Retouching by Leo Rocha & Tomo Hatano.  Special thanks to our botanical stylist Annie Edwards and my whole team for a smooth and inspiring production.  Also, Red Hook Catering – thanks for keeping all my collaborators & creatives happy every month!

Full image gallery: ApotheCARE Essentials

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TUMI Mariella

Tumi’s ‘Brains & Beauty’ campaign for the new Mariella tote.  Happy to see that brains is  mentioned first!  Like the bag, our set is usually highly functional and OCD neat (see image below); looking at you super digitech Jonathan 🙂    In black, it could even be used as a man’s bag, right Joey…?   Our fantastic AD/CD team of Jay, Bee, Tim and Dana made it a pleasure to work on this project and our prop stylist made it a pleasure to shoot -> Alex Niki / ThePropStylist

Link to gallery -> https://fabrik-studios.com/recent-work/tumi-mariella/1

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Mullen Lowe-NY Bakery

You see this crew?  Impossible not to have a successful shoot or bright days.  Thank you Mullen Lowe, NY Bakery and my regulars to make this more fun than officially allowed.  Looking at you Tomo, Chen, Takako, Alex, Billy, Sharon, Cristina & Fangchi…

Full series -> https://fabrik-studios.com/food/ny-bakery/1

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Mother NY-Stella Artois

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.

Prop Styling by Megumi Emoto, Drink Styling by Takako Kuniyuki, Retouching by Leo Rocha, Digital Techs Tomo Hatano and Jonathan Nesteruk.

Wishing you all very Happy Holidays and a great 2017 – Cheers!

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Ragu

Lovely multi day shoot with agency Weber Shandwick for all the new point of sale and in-store displays for Ragu Spaghetti & Pasta Sauces here in the United States.  Space28 was the perfect work environment with the most beautiful & consistent daylight any food photographer could hope for.  Grateful to my incredible team & crew who made it a wonderful and pleasant experience, shooting 25 recipes in three days and getting it all done in time with a smile on all our faces.  See our behind the scenes footage here:

http://www.fabrik-studios.com/making-of/ragu/1

Food Stylist: Takako Kuniyuki / Food Stylist Assistants: Corey Earling, Saori Hashimoto & Angela Garcia / Prop Stylist: Stephanie Hanes / Prop Stylist Assistant: Sophie Leng / Assistant: Sarah Miller / Digital Tech & Retoucher: Tomo Hatano / Video Capture BTS & Post Production: Ali Hashemi

To see the stills from this shoot, please visit -> weber-shandwick-ragu

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Bacardi Rum & NBA

Right on time for a hot, sticky NYC summer and the NBA Finals!  Shot the new campaign for Barcardi Rum, together with the fine people of Commonground Chicago!  Yung & Elvira were both thoughtful and creative collaborators.  Fantastic retouching by Gui Christ of Manipula and superb drink styling by Nir Adar.

 

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