Showtime-Jacobs vs. Quillin Poster
What a thrilling assignment from Showtime! The challenge was to create a photorealistic composite of Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin portrayed as giants battling high above downtown Brooklyn. Billed as the Battle for Brooklyn, these two warriors are poised for a legendary face-off to settle the score once and for all. Capturing the background was accomplished with a helicopter charter at sunset over the East River and the contenders were photographed in a makeshift studio in the Times Square Millennium Hotel. I am deeply grateful to Showtime and creative director Ethan Callender for calling me in for this exciting and satisfying project.
New York Magazine-The Age of Iron
If you live in NYC you must have noticed the seemingly hundreds of skyscraper projects rising in every neighborhood. This photorealistic composite that exaggerates this trend features many of the current projects and is running this week in New York Magazine (Sept. 21, 2015 cover date, page 107-8) leading the real estate feature. Check it out, I had a lot of fun creating the Unreal perspective
At-Edge interview-Is it REAL or is it Porto?
At-Edge, the monumental photo industry sourcebook that features only 155 select photographers in their illustrious collection of global photographic talent, has honored me with a blog interview. It features the latest major project I was involved with, The Real Cost, a nationwide anti-smoking campaign awarded by FCB NY ad agency and their client the Food and Drug Administration. It also delves into several other projects that I’ve been involved with lately (Powder, Overload, and Rockettes); this is some serious eye candy folks, don’t miss it, feel free to check it out here, and of course share if you are inspired.
Anti-Smoking Monster Campaign
When Jackie Anzaldi and Mike Lubrano from FCB/Garfinkel NYC called us for FDA’s Nationwide Anti-Smoking Campaign it instantly seemed a strong possibility for a great project. I am thrilled to share the final results of our collaboration; The Real Cost Campaign is running in most major markets across the country as large posters in Bus Shelters and in Subways. It is designed to dissuade young people from starting cigarette smoking and to remind others how toxic and dangerous nicotine addiction is. The Monsters were created by the most amazing effects company I’ve ever worked with, Legacy Effects.