We hung out with this little sweetheart, Gabriel the Bulldog on Brighton Pier for a Best of British shoot for Kelly Brook's 1st clothing range for New Look...
And what a beauty of a day it was! Or was it ... the images may tell one story, but this mid - April day way COLD, and it rained on and off, but looking at these shots, you'd never of guessed it! Kelly struck pose after pose in her 50s style collection, inspired by the ever desirable Bridgette Bardot - we'd like to get our hands on a bit of that!
Fish, Chips and gelati for lunch, the paparazzi were on hand, just like in La Dolce Vita! Kelly says that the below dress is her favourite, with its Italian print.
The last shot of the day, freezing in a tiny swimwear play suit, ever the professional Kelly looked gorgeous, and convinces us all that this is the mid 30s!
This was the production of a life time. Back in November our Ant flew from London to New York to produce The Macallan shoot. The Macallan have teamed up with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz for the third installment in their Masters of Photography series, and we are thrilled to have been involved!
Previous campaigns have been shot by Rankin and Albert Watson, and Macallan say, that for them Leibovitz is "the last word in photography. The annual Masters of Photography series is all about bringing together the art of whiskey making with an artist's interpretation of the world of The Macallan." We couldn't put it better. As you can see, the campaign was shot in and around New York, with our favourite shot, above taken atop the Tudor City building...
using the dramatic New York skyline as a backdrop, echoing the iconic structure of whiskey.
Annie Leibovitz shares her thoughts on The Macallan blog: “I am the first colour
photographer chosen by The Macallan for its Master of Photography
series. Prior to this I hadn’t realised how complicated and deep the
distilling process is. That warmth and richness is what I tried to bring
to the photographs. Kevin McKidd drove the imagery. Where Kevin comes
from and his rugged good looks are what the photographs are all about.
It wasn’t casting, it’s authentic.”
Actor Kevin McKidd
was cast in the role of leading man. You'll know him from Grey’s Anatomy and more importantly Trainspotting. Amazingly, KMc is from Elgin, just a few miles away from the home of Macallan - where he even worked as a young man! Kevin told The Macallan blog: “This
project is very special to me. Having worked at The Macallan distillery
in my youth I remain a Macallan drinker to this day, so to be asked by
The Macallan to be part of this campaign was a huge honour. Annie
Leibovitz is a living legend. To be photographed by her is a once in a
There are 1,000 limited edition bottles in the range, each versions
contains one of four unique single malts, crafted to reflect the mood of
the signed Annie Leibovitz print that it is paired with. A further four individually customised bottles of The Macallan 1949, celebrating the year Annie Leibovitz was born, will also be released.
These customised bottles are each accompanied by a signed one-off
gallery-sized print and will go on a world exhibition tour of Hong Kong,
Moscow and New York and will be available with a reserve price of
$25,000. We'll take 2!
We adore how much thought an detail went into this shoot, and the entire production of the collaboration. Here goes the who, what, where...
We are really enjoying these Label Lab shots that we produced at Blossom Street Studios at the end of January. We particularly like that photographer has pulled the camera back to show our Pixi Pixel - ordered equipment. Bit of a nod to the godfather of including - the - set Irving Penn right there!! Nice little Pixi logo included in the advert too. Lucky boys! We want a PF to appear on billboards!!
Today, amongst the various studio - based shoots we have going on in London, we are shooting in the glorious sunshine of Palma. Our Team-Mallorca are using 'The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma' - or 'La Seu' - for their back drop, and it's looking sweaty!!
La Seu is a Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral, built on the site of a
pre-existing Arab mosque. It's the Catalan Gothic style, and was begun
by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but finished only in 1601 - that's
some slow builders! The Cathedral has some claims to Gaudi too, that
Catalan Architectural genius! In 1901 he got stuck in on some cosmetic work, but it didn't last long, as he had a row with the contractor and bailed. The Cathedral sits within the old city and also overlooks the Parc de la Mar and
the Mediterranean Sea. Can't think of a better location to sum up what
Mallorca has to offer! You can see more of what we have here on our website, under Mallorca Locations.
Sun is out, and it's a good job there is plenty of PF shade on hand. So here we have it - you
are witnessing LIVE, the end of the season in Miami and this is where
Mallorca takes over for the next few months. Here at The Production
Factory, we have sunshine covered all year round!