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Rifles shot by James Day for Wired

The September issue of Wired features an article about a small british company called Accuracy International.  AI have only 50 employees but make the most advanced sniper rifles in the world. They actually supply the US Navy Seals with their sniper Rifles. Having started life in one of the founders garages in 1978 they now supply sniper rifles to the British and Us governments among many others.  Wired asked James to shoot several of their rifles, a few seen below.

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Backstage with Danny Clinch at Bonnaroo 2011

For the past 10 years Danny Clinch has traveled to Manchester, TN to document the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the annual 4 day event that Rolling Stone magazine deemed one of the ’50 moments that changed rock & roll’.  The word Bonnaroo, popularized by New Orleans R&B singer Dr. John with his 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo, means “a really good time.”  This is a small selection of images, some shot in the Clinch Photo Tent and some grabbed moments backstage, all of which boast a really good time.

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Nicaragua’s New Day shot by TrujilloPaumier

For the September issue of Conde Nast Traveler, Joaquin Trujillo and Brian Paumier traveled to Nicaragua to capture the pleasures and paradoxes of the economically troubled, albeit beautiful, country.

We grabbed a few words from Joaquin about his love for Nicaragua:

“Nicaragua… this was the second time I had been there and I love LOVE it.   Last time, we went to Corn Island on the Caribbean Sea.  This time we got to travel to Ometepe Island, which is made up of 2 volcanoes, and where we hiked and swam in a lake known for having fresh water sharks.  Fantastic views there.  Being in Granada at the Isletas, you could see Conception and one of the volcanoes at Ometepe.  Being at Conception, you could see Mombacho, the volcano close to Granada.  It was amazing.  Nothing could stop us from enjoying this great friendly country, all the way from Granada to San Juan del Sur.”

Read the entire article on the Conder Nast Traveler site.

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Umbro Blackout Collection shot by Sacha Waldman

Sacha Waldman worked with the team at Anomaly to create these ads for Umbro’s Cosmos Blackout collection, which pays homage to one of the most significant moments in New York City history, the Blackout of 1977.  

It’s known as the city that never sleeps, but on July 13 1977 New York fell into complete darkness as a blackout swept over the entire area, plunging NYC into chaos. By coincidence, Brazilian defender Carlos Alberto Torres was arriving in the city at the same time to sign for the New York Cosmos football team, a move that would see the celebrated squad move from contenders to genuine champions.

These two moments are the inspiration behind the Cosmos Blackout collection, which takes some of Umbro’s most celebrated items and shapes them into a cool tonal range. All the products are black on black, but find flashes of color and texture through the use of embroidery, UV responsive paint and reflective prints.

You can see more work by Sacha Waldman on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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The Lucie Awards honor James Day

The Lucies honored James Day with two 2nd place awards.

Advertising: Product – Professional for his series for Colgate 360

Editorial: Other – Professional for a still life editorial for GQ.

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Marcel Christ’s Stella Artois campaign featured in Up There

Last year still life photographer Marcel Christ worked with the team at Mother NY to create several graphic images for the Stella Artois campaign.  The ads were hand painted onto buildings all over New York, and featured in this short film by Malcom Murray.

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New personal work by James Day

James Day captured this curious set of images whilst on a trip to Asia.  Another addition to his ever-growing cache of personal work.

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Best Buy ad campaign shot by Dimitri Daniloff

Photographer Dimitri Daniloff traveled to Los Angeles to shoot these dreamy ads for Best Buy. Known for his fantasy inducing images, this campaign was a perfect match for Dimitri.

You can see more work by Dimitri Daniloff on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Rolling Stone cover by Danny Clinch

The latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine features The Sheepdogs on the cover, shot by Danny Clinch in Brooklyn, NY.

After months of competition and over 1.5 million votes cast online, The Sheepdogs have become the first unsigned band ever to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. The Canadian boogie rock revivalists, who have been touring relentlessly throughout North America for six years, beat out 15 other bands for the grand prize, which includes a contract with Atlantic Records along with their faces on the cover of the August 18th issue of the magazine.

You can see more work by Danny Clinch on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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S Magazine shoot by Peter Funch

Photographer Peter Funch worked with stylist Luke Langsdale to create these racy images for the Volume 12 issue of S Magazine.

We caught up with Peter for a few words about the shoot:

“I came up with the idea about girls in the these old scenes where nudity really is not seen  I have always loved old photos from the unknown photographers, so I went to the New York Historic Library to look at old books with photos from NYC from the 20’s and 30’s.  I used these photos as the background and then shot the girls in my studio posing as if they were there with the people back then.  I then super imposed it in post production.  Luke Langsdale the stylist had found vintage clothing that fit into that time period.

“It was great to do something very cheerful, a bit naughty and cabaret inspired for a change.  Also working with something that had a whole other look than I’m used to working with.  The response to the shoot has been that it looks very believable and did not look like anything I’ve shot.  I have good responses from the models saying that it was great to see the final images after running around naked in the studio.”

You can see more work by Peter Funch on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Harvey Nichols Sale shot by James Day

James Day photographed these ads for Harvey Nichols’ famed sale event, which historically attracts rather aggressive shoppers seeking an amazing deal.

This last ad was chosen as Lurzer’s Archive ad of the week, shown on the Lurzer’s site and Facebook page.

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Horrible Crowes shot by Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch traveled to Red Bank, NJ to shoot the Horrible Crowes for their forthcoming album ‘Elsie’, available now for pre-sale on the SideOneDummy site.

The Horrible Crowes, which is the collaboration of Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) and Ian Perkins, will be performing at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on September 8th, The Troubador in LA on September 14th, followed by European tour.

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VW Touareg ad shot by Nick Meek

Another addition to the growing collection of VW ads shot by Nick Meek, this time for the new Touareg.

Stay tuned for more VW ads shot by Nick in the very near future…

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Nichi Vendola shot by James Day for Italian GQ July Cover

Italian politician Nichi Vendola graces the cover of the July issue of Italian GQ, photographed by James Day.

He has been called the Italian Barack Obama — an improbably elected official who has mobilized his country’s youth in an Internet-driven movement of hope and change.  Others liken him to another governor of a poor, conservative state, Bill Clinton. No matter who you compare him to, Nichi Vendola is hardly typical of either Washington or Rome.

Openly gay, a former communist whose father deserted fascism after reading John Steinbeck, and a poet with his own YouTube channel, the popular governor of the boot heel region of Apulia has vowed to end the era of “Berlusconismo” and become the next prime minister of Italy.

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2012 Campari calendar shot by Dimitri Daniloff

We’re pleased to announce that Dimitri Daniloff photographed the 2012 Campari Calendar, with actress/model Milla Jovovich.  Photos below taken from the set in Paris.

The Campari Calendar is an exclusive piece of art created and distributed by the Italian cocktail Campari. They only print 9,999 copies every year, and it’s not on sale, so it’s a collectible item.

Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, said the Campari Calendar is renowned for the powerful and passionate images it creates of recognizable stars.

“The inspiration and style of the images for the 13th Campari Calendar meant that Milla and Dimitri were both obvious choices,” he said. “Each year we create something new and unique for Campari lovers, but this year I think we’ve pushed the creativity further than ever before.”

In previous years, Latin sensations Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek and Eva Mendes have captivated the Campari lens. Last year, it was actor Benicio del Toro.

The 2012 Campari Calendar will be unveiled at a red carpet event in Milan this October.

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