We spent a week in New York directing a couple of Perrier spots for their new campaign “District Perrier.” It was a lot of work and great fun. Our amazing team helped us pull off something magical. Special thanks to A76 Productions, 11st Workshop and Ogilvy!
Sets being made at 11st Workshop
Sones checking out the goods ‘Singing in the Rain’ Foggy Manhattan Skyline
SHOOT DAY 1 - Loading in at Cinema World (Brooklyn) Sones going over the storyboards with the amazing AD Shad Melvin
Sets going up! Lighting up the parlor set
Shad helping our hand model balance for the first shot of the day Shooting inserts on the bar Setting up for the first establishing shot of the parlor (Red Dragon on the dolly) SHOOT DAY 2
Rickett & Sones sit in their custom made director chairs Sones and producer Colleen Miller hanging out in the back alleyDP Jeffrey Kim patiently waits for Rickett to stop taking iPhone photos Colleen and Sones calling the shots Actors Hope Watson and Daniel Reece waiting for their first shot Sones in quiet contemplation Art Director Matthew Soltesz and the Sones Hope getting her hair did by Damian Monzillo, Misuzu Miyake setting up for makeup Ogilvy creatives Robert Balog and Jeff Leaf checking out the goods Directors Gone Wild (photo courtesy of Robert Balog) Sones giving direction to the hilarious actor Richard Saudek (the Mime) Jeffrey Kim still waiting for Rickett to get his shit together Actors patiently waiting for the shot (it’s been a looooong day) The beautiful Hope Watson getting in character for Colleen & Sones Sones aka “Ivy Wrangler”Sones, Colleen and Rickett, wrapped and maybe a little bit frazzled (hence Rickett’s hair)
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim editorial for Oyster magazine, shot by us.
Tim and Eric are very particular about everything they do, so we wanted to honor Eric’s idea of shooting this editorial with a “disposable camera look.” Their “daughters” had no idea what was happening, but they played along and did an amazing job.
We were a little chagrined when we arrived in Tulum and our old favorite restaurant Casa Banana, which was authentic and quaint when we last visited, had turned into a full-on New York club scene with fashionistas and pop music blasting. We heard that the secret was out but we never imagined this would happen!
But, we quickly learned how to avoid the Tulum hipster scene and find the same magical experience we had the first time around.
Magical indeed. We found new ruins, new cenotes, and new restaurants, but those same old Caribbean vibes still abound. And that water, don’t get us started on that water…
Though we met in LA, we are both from Northern California. It’s in our blood. We tingle every time we drive back up the 5 or the 99 to visit family. And we always bring a camera. Here are the latest goods.
Congratulations to our extraordinarily talented friend Alex Ebert for his big win at this years Golden Globes! He won Best Original Score for his work on the film ‘All is Lost.’ What an accomplishment!
We had a great time shooting on location at the Pirate Speedway this weekend for an OC Weekly cover shoot. A raging ring of fire and a stuntman on a fast bike with no brakes, can it get more exciting? Check out our final image in this weeks issue of OC Weekly.
Here is a portrait of our stuntman Shawn McConnell:
And last but not least, a Rickett and Sones “making of” video:
We are so thankful that our beautiful friend/actor/musician extraordinaire Tamara Feldman joined us as the star of our latest “Invasion” shoot last month! MUA: Veronica Chanel, Hair: Zaley Blumenthal. Many thanks ladies!!
We lent our dear friend Jiro Schneider a helping hand on his “Leap Of Faith” shoot last month. Nothing like watching your pals take a 30 foot plunge. You can check out Jiro’s final images at the JNA Gallery at the Bergamont station in Santa Monica this month.
Check out the behind the scenes photos that Sones shot (that’s Rickett in the sexy scuba gear):
Rickett & Sones are now being repped by the (ahem) wonderful people at Wonderful Machine, and already they have been, well, wonderful! This week they featured a shoot we did on their blog, check it out. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled by how great everyone at Wonderful Machine has been.
We were pretty excited when LA Canvas reached out and asked us to shoot a portrait for their latest “Hidden Issue” and even more excited we found out we’d be shooting musician Jonathan Bates aka Big Black Delta.
Put together a quick beauty test shoot this week. With summer fast approaching we decided to go with a Hawaiian Tropic feel. Thank you India Wadsworth (Next), Melany Bennett (Next), Veronica Chanel and Crystal Liz.