Thursday, December 16, 2010

Expecting the Unexpected... Going Commercial

Quite some time back I blogged about a commercial job I shot in Lebanon. Today, I'm finally able to post some of the images. The ad campaign is being circulated throughout Kuwait, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and Palestine.

The details are fuzzy now as it has been nine months since I shot this for the Kuwaiti telecommunications service Wataniya. Needless to say I had a fantastic time. 

The entire team that helped pull this production off were no less than amazing. The producer, stylist, set designer, art director, fixer, etc were on top of their game and were instrumental in the overall success of the shoot. 

By the end of the week it truly felt like we were one big happy extended family.

Special thanks to arabianEye for representing my work in the Middle East and bringing me on to be a part of this production. The above images are a few of my favorites but if you want to see more as well as some outtakes go here.

Oh, and thanks to Celia Peterson at arabianEye for keeping the cheese pizza flowing! 


M. Scott Brauer said...

Great job on these.


Thanks man, I truly appreciate it.

Tiffany Brown said...

Yeah! These are great, RJ! Congrats and well done.

Ben Rasmussen said...

This is really beautiful. I wish all commercial work was done with this sensibility and style. Nicely done.



@Tiffany, thank you, I hope there are more assignments like these in the near future! @ Ben, thanks man, looks like you've been doing some beautiful work with food and TV stills. OK, enough of the high fives, lets go make some money kids!

Corey Perrine said...

Really loved these. Loved how it looked like real-everyday scenes. Great job.


Thanks Corey. Having to switch my mindset from being an observer to a director was a fun challenge. I'm glad to hear that the series read as actual "real-everyday scenes."