Art director Jakob Westman briefed us on his idea to shoot a series of images for Arla milk dispensers currently being used in restaurants and schools. The trickiest of the shots was originally sketched in 3D but the final splash was performed in front of the camera. By retouching together a few exposures the perfect splash was created.
PHOTO & RETOUCH: Bsmart
PRODUCER: Akram Janzi
Medals in Vancouver
Magnus Lie and Sebastian Khalighy, the creative team at Nordea, came to us with an idea which was nicely timed with the Winter Olympics. Nordeas winning fund on the stock exchange, the Olympia Fond, required some extra exposure during the games. It was a freezing winter in Stockholm, but it still didn’t quite provide that perfect Alpine feel. Some creative montaging and retouching soon solved that. Finally, some extra love was put on the 3D podium, to slightly enhance our gold medalist. The image was later animated, and was seen in print and on the web throughout the games.
3D/CGI & RETOUCH:Bsmart
PRODUCER: Akram Janzi
Friends in Switzerland
Cosswiss, with Niclas Massalsky in the frontline, are our good friends from Zürich. They asked us for some help with some images for the launch of their new website. For this project we had the opportunity to use our photo equipment not just behind the lens but also in front of it. For us, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See more at www.cosswiss.com
Decorate with Simon & Thomas
‘Decorate with Simon & Thomas’ was the invitate campaign for an inspirational day at Bo:x, an interior design centre. The idea was to create an interior still life with Simon & Thomas portrayed as porcelain figurines at the centre. Sculpting in porcelain was not really an option and so 3D/CGI became the solution. The two celebrities were created in Zbrush and the environment was shot in our studio, together with art director Jörgen Berglund. With all the details finalized and with the photorealistic models in place, we carefully put everything together as one final image. A second campaign was also made, with our porcelain models on the scene once again, this time in a newly photographed environment. Both images were widely published in national newspapers and were used extensively on the web.
The big cat of Sweden
Tiger of Sweden is one of our real heavyweight clients, and is also one of Sweden’s biggest retail brands. We provide images for lookbooks, sales and press, as well as supplying a steady flow of images for the web shop. Casting and production has also played a major role. Having been involved in these projects from idea to final result, we have developed together a new look and a new way of doing things.
The good and the bad
Stepping on a banana skin is classic cartoon bad luck. Good luck is when you have retouch artist Anna Nordstedt creating the perfect shade of banana brown for writing on banana skins. Anna also turned out to be a Photoshop pro for cross-stitching on pillows. The final result was an extensive campaign for Swedbank, art directed by Joakim Norman at Brindfors.
Moving still lifes
These animated still lifes formed an exhibition in the display window of Acne’s shop in Berlin. Multitalented art director, illustrator and graphic designer Daniel Carlsten always puts his heart and soul into his work. Check out the still lifes as well:
Due to brand-new product designs, a new image campaign was needed for Cliniderm, one of Aco’s skincare labels. Nordic product manager Jenny Krusenborn wanted the images to have a technical, laboratory feel to match the idea behind Cliniderm, a line of products specially designed for our nordic climate.
PHOTO: Lovisa Engblom