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Lou Bopp – Commerical with C Spire

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on September 24, 2015

It is no secret that we love dogs at k2 creative, in fact I’ve rescued one myself. We love this new commercial that Lou Bopp directed and shot featuring Bully the bulldog. Bully was clearly the star of the whole shoot and only “worked” on his own time being a diva and all. A bulldog in goggles will bring a smile to your face, check out the spot below.

Client: C Spire

Agency: The Ramey Agency

CD: Bob Potesky

AD: Crystal Coleman

Director: Lou Bopp

Production: Key of Blue Productions

DP: Jon Ryan

AC: David Coner

Gaffer: Chris Garner

DIT: Digital FX

Location Manager: Jim Smith

Star: Bully

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Daniel Rosenthal for Adon Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on September 10, 2015

We’re psyched to share the latest story from Daniel Rosenthal published in Adon Magazine. One of my favorite shoots from this past summer. A production where the crew, styling, talent and location just all came together and fit perfectly into place to create a dark, deep and funky illustrated story for Adon.

Daniel’s thoughts….

What inspired this concept?

I shot a campaign last year, and Achraf Amiri did the illustrations for it. He is BRILLIANT, so I began to see my photography with the additional of animated creatures. My first mood board was primarily made up of images from the book and movie, “where the wild thing are.” I’ve always loved the dark beauty of that story and I ache for Max. I wondering what could happen if Max grew up and didn’t go off his fictitious world. My story went darker and less innocent.

How did you get the model to act before the illustration was set?

I have to start by saying that Andy is one of the best models I’ve ever worked with. He has the looks of an Armani model (and IS) combined with the playful and exploratory nature of a 7 year old boy. He was PERFECT for this story and I can’t wait to work with him again. Before the shoot began, I explained the concept to him, and he loved it. Big, wild movement, crazy expressions at times, and a fearless connection to the imagined world around him.

What is your favorite shot of the story?

The “crowning” shot is my favorite. I love this moment in the story. The wardrobe, the light, the expression on Andy’s face, and Achraf’s... ocean women? Eel lady? Pink-tittied snake-fish?

What kind of challenges did you face when shooting this or putting the concept together?

The biggest challenge seemed to be finding the right model. I went through 4 models before I found Andy, and not until the day before the shoot. On set, by some miracle, it was one of the smoothest shoots I’ve been on. The whole team worked so well together and is so incredibly TALENTED. I can’t thank you guys enough for wanting to work with me.

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Lou Bopp heads to Jamaica

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on July 15, 2015

Lou Bopp recently started a new project documenting Rohan Marley’s (yes, as in Bob Marley’s son) coffee plantation in Jamaica. I love coffee and had no idea what kind of hard work went into the process. The images are stunning and the passion they have for coffee is truly inspiring.

Lou’s thoughts….
What was the inspiration while shooting this project?

My curiosity. It tends to always lead the way. Sometimes it’s nothing but trouble, but I trust it lol! This project was great, and a awesome brand to connect with. I wanted to learn more about coffee, the origin of a bean and follow the process every step of the way. Caffeine rules the world, it’s the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Think about this; Remove caffeine from our world for a day, globally, and think about what would happen? My guess is that the world would be a lot less happy & productive in that one day, wars, crimes etc. Ha, coffee keeps the peace!

Personally, I love coffee, but I’m not an everyday drinker, at least I try not to be. However, I know folks that are, and if they were to abstain for a day, well, just give me notice so I’m not around!

Did you have any idea what went into the process of coffee making?

I really didn’t, and again that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to do this. I don’t think most people know the process and coffee is more popular now than ever. Exports alone, worldwide is a $20 B+ business. People can’t live without there morning caffeine. That’s pretty intriguing to me.

Was Rohan Marley what you expected him to be?

I tried not to have expectations. I like meeting my subjects, whether public figures or not, with an open mind. I always do my homework, lot’s of it, but at the end of the day I understand that mostly what I am reading about is being fed to us. Rohan Marley is great though, he couldn’t have been a better subject & person, his smile can literally light up the room!

Any surprises while shooting?

I’m always surprised. That’s part of the fun, the unknown. It’s pretty incredible how many steps that a coffee bean goes through before making it into your cup. And with Marley coffee at least, it was intriguing to see the steps behind the roasting process and literally choosing the perfect beans, by hand, that ultimately make it into the bag.

What do you like most about working on photography projects with people and new places?

I like to follow my interests and pull the veil back on subjects and hopefully educate myself and the viewer. Making images, whether stills or motion is my passion.

 

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Monthly Wrap – BTS

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on May 28, 2015

Photographer Daniel Rosenthal fashion shoot in ADON Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on April 2, 2015

Monthly Wrap

Posted in Agency News, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on February 3, 2015

Happy belated 2015, things have been off to a nutty start. All the crazy weather in NYC hasn’t slowed us down, we’ve been busy with castings and shooting for Spring campaigns. Check out our latest work below and hope every one had a wonderful start to the new year.

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Monthly Wrap

Posted in Agency News by K2Creative on November 3, 2014

The month of October was all about location, location and location. Don’t get me wrong I love when we’re working in studio on a rainy day or when the temps start to dip in New York.  But this past month has kept us busy traveling and we’ve been busy location scouting and shooting all over the globe. Beautiful landscapes can’t be beat, can you guess where we were on location?

Follow us on instagram as we post while traveling.

 

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Monthy wrap up – February & March

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on March 31, 2014

The last few months have been a tad nutty with video projects, campaigns and traveling for K2 Creative. No complaints here, all in all not a bad way to start Spring and we’re excited for what could be next. Check out some of our work that launched in February/March, we’re excited to show off additional imagery in the upcoming months.

Happy Monday

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