Greece National Team Kit Launch
On June 7th the the Greek National football team played in their first ever Nike kit in their first game of the tournament which was against Lithuania. The kit paid homage to the country’s national heritage and features classic football uniform design. Read more: nikeinc.com/news
We photographed two players at The Worx studios in London and the third in a studio in Thessalonika, Greece. The lighting had to be consistent as the players comped together by the back in London at Paperhat FTP.
Wesley Sneijder – Hypervenom 2
The photoshoot took place in a large film studio so we had a good amount of space for our lighting set-ups. You can see the studio set-up of Arri Fresnel tungsten lamps, polyboards, backdrops, the Profoto Pro-10’s and Profoto softboxes and umbrellas etc. in this creative portfolio link – Film Studio Set-Up, Istanbul.
There is a GoPro time-lapse video where you can see our team of lighting technicians, digi ops, art directors and film crews running around.
Christian Eriksen – Majista
Danish professional footballer Christian Eriksen photoshoot for Nike in new Nike Majista Obra 1 boots. Eriksen is an attacking midfielder for Spurs in the Premier League and also for the Danish national team. He was the youngest player of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
This was a great photoshoot in Tottenham, at Studio 28 in North London in a New York style portrait studio using a big Broncolor Para 222 instead of the usual Profoto Giant Reflectors. That’s nearly a thousand pounds (hired from ThreeFourSnap) of pure heaven in an “extremely complex and convertible light system”. Wedged over to one side (left) to give a good contrast look. Similar to the Greece Nike National Football Kit and Michael Essien Boom Nike shoots.
Michael Essien – Boom
This photoshoot was of Ghanaian professional football player Michael Essien as part of the Nike Boom Campaign. Wearing T90 Strike boots with the Taser ball. Check out Hypebeast’s run down of the campaign.
See Essien at his glorious best in the Unforgettable 30 Goals In Football History.
We hung these huge heavy black drapes around the hotel conference room just off from Chelsea’s training centre to darken it down, as well as using polyboards and flags to control the studio flash lighting. I used 4 x 2400w Profoto generators and 8 x profoto flash heads with different light shapers (pro big, strip lights) to give us this bold, contrasty lighting.
Four Four Two Magazine
The Fernando Torres photoshoot took place in a hotel room in Manchester, close to a TV ad they were filiming. So there wasn’t much height for jumping around. Fernando nailed this pose in the first shot by the way.
The Wayne Rooney shoot took place a week or two later in The Pie Factory film studio, so we had loads of space for that one. Amazing, amazing players and both front covers were released for the same month. Boom.
All lighting and equipment for both shoots we hired from PKE Lighting. They have, everything and deliver everywhere.
See the Rugby World front cover photoshoots as well. Similarly shot in small spaces.
Lewis Moody – Rugby World
We had a small lighting set-up as space was limited and I worked formed a team with Claire Parnell of Nike to produce the clean, sharp lighting we had worked on before on previous premier league football player shoots with Theo Walcott and Michael Essien advertising shoots.
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