Fashion photography: Model snapshots

Model Anja Suder photographed by Lars Brandt Stisen in Berlin
Anja Suder by Lars Brandt Stisen

Anja is visiting Berlin, so I took a couple of snapshots in our hallway, here is one of them :)

Makeup: Lea Nehring
Photography and styling: Lars Brandt Stisen

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http://www.maddocman.com

Software for planning photo shoots and sketching design ideas


Use the Desktop Whiteboard for planning photo shoots and sketching design ideas
The Desktop Whiteboard: Sketch up ideas and take notes for your next
project in one place.

Visualization is key to the creative mind!

I designed and programmed the Desktop Whiteboard for planning photo shoots, sketching ideas and making presentations. I've made it free to the public, check it out at my website: http://www.maddocman.com/whiteboard/index.htm

Collaborate - Freelancers wanted!




We are looking for creative talent in hair, makeup, styling, costume and fashion design.

If you are interested in freelance work and travelling, while expanding your portfolio, please write us an E-mail with a short description, including your contact information and a few pictures of your work. For more info visit: http://www.maddocman.com/collaborate.htm

Behind the scene: iPhone cover ad

Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin - Click to Zoom

Danish design company Hoptimist is introducing a series of new products under the sub brand "by Hoptimist", in this case an iPhone cover. I needed to integrate the widely known iPhone while maintaining their brand quality presenting the product in a simplistic fashion.


Prototypes arrived at the studio in six variations. I selected three for the shoot to prevent the scene from becoming too busy. I lighted the scene from above, with a fill-in from the left. The table is a ceramic whiteboard, convenient for marking positions.
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Using duct tape and clamps to hold the phone with cover in place. The covers are made of transparant plastic with a molded rubber mat on the backside. Click to Zoom

Photographing the phone with lit screen has to be done in two steps because the amount of light projected on the scene is far beyond what the phone's screen can match. This means it will appear almost black if shot at the same time. So the first image was done with light and the second without, using a long exposure time.
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I tilted the phone to match the relief on the cover indicating the protective properties as well as imitating the bouncy products my client has been known for since 1968. An overview of the editing process from left to right: The photo is taken and later cut out, the image is retouched, the separate screen photo is cut out and added, finishing layers are added to make the screen appear glossy.  Click to Zoom

The final image I delivered to the client together with the image below and the one at the top.  Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin - Click to Zoom 

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Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin - Click to Zoom

Client: Hoptimist ApS, Denmark
Art direction, photography and post-production: Lars Brandt Stisen

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Theme: Product photography for advertising. 

Featured by Schön! Magazine UK


Today my series "Frozen in time" (Berlin in 3D) was featured by London based Schön Magazine! I shot the series using a homemade 3D camera.


The homemade 3D camera I created to photograph the series - Click to Zoom


View the post here:
http://schonmagazine.com/2012/08/lars-brandt-stisen/

View more pictures from the series on my website:
http://www.maddocman.com/frozen-in-time-berlin-3d.htm

Product photography for magazine ads

Since I started photographing in 2008 I've had my commercial work in several magazines worldwide. Here is one of my product shots in the celebrated Scandinavian magazine BO BEDRE.

This magazine ad was done the old fashioned way in one shot with my bare hands and camera on self timer, almost like animating puppets - Click to Zoom
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin

Follow this blog for upcoming insights on commercial photography or visit my website for more of my work: http://www.maddocman.com

Exhibiting in London with Schön! Magazine

In collaboration with London based Schön! Magazine and the ambassador of Germany. Exhibiting work from my 3D series "Frozen in Time" at the German pre-Olympic party in London, celebrating creative industries on board cruise liner MS Deutschland.

Location: Canary Wharf, London UK

Invitees awaiting security check before boarding the Olympic cruise liner.
The MS Deutschland is docked in London during the 2012 Olympics where she will accommodate the official partners of the German Olympic Team.
Photo by Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom

Fashion writer and photographer Scarlett with friend and 3D glasses. Talking 3D photography with the art editor of Schön! Magazine. Sun deck of cruise liner
MS Deutschland. Photo by Malene Andersen - Click to Zoom

Enjoying the party with editor-in-chief Raoul Keil of Schön! Magazine.
Talking collaboration with His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden.
Photo by Malene Andersen - Click to Zoom

Fashion writers Linda and Malin with friends and 3D glasses. Guests on the sun deck enjoying the evening. Photo by Malene Andersen - Click to Zoom

London jet set enjoying the party in international waters.
Photo by Malene Andersen - Click to Zoom 

German RTL television reporter scouting the sun deck. London fashion editor Anita enjoying the party with friends and 3D glasses. Photo by Malene Andersen
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Guests having a good time with 3D imagery on board the MS Deutschland.
Photo by Malene Andersen - Click to Zoom 

Networking with holographic 3D projection expert Jill from London. Explaining the concept of building a custom stereoscopic film camera for the project. In the background "Traveller at Brandenburg Gate". Photo by Malene Andersen
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View my 3D series "Frozen in Time" here:
www.maddocman.com/frozen-in-time-berlin-3d.htm

Visit Schön! Magazine for a dose of fashion:
www.schonmagazine.com

Fashion Photography: 60's studio feel


Photo : Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin - Click to Zoom

Photo : Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin - Click to Zoom

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Danish designer Mette Beate wearing her own creations in the studio. I wanted to create a 60's feel, like the mood in early James Bond movies. The chair is genuine 60's furniture from the DDR.

Photography by Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN BERLIN:
http://www.maddocman.com

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Danish Design: Shoes in the studio

Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN/BERLIN

Designer Mette Beate with one of her boots.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN/BERLIN

View more of my work at: http://www.maddocman.com

Fashion Week: Bread & Butter - The Rock

Denim Base/outdoor area, tradeshow guide and 700-page brand bible with
goodie bag, nice shoes ;)  Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

The worlds longest building was built by Hitler in 1936. Today the former airport Berlin-Tempelhof is 
hosting the Bread & Butter tradeshow a part of Berlin Fashion Week. With hundreds of brands from startups to icons, it is the perfect place to network.

Bread & Butter website:

http://www.breadandbutter.com

Fashion photography: Second test shoot with Anja


Fashion photography - Test shoot with model Anja - Photo by Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin
Model: Anja Suder (Denmark/Poland) - Click to Zoom
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN/BERLIN


Fashion photography - Test shoot collage - Photo by Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin
Collage from the shoot... Click to Zoom
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN/BERLIN


From the second test shoot I did with Anja Suder here in Berlin :)
View more of my work at: http://www.maddocman.com


Keywords:  mode, model, book, fashion, shooting, fotoberlin

Hoptimist kitchen timers, mugs and magnets...

Advertising and product photography: Hoptimist merchandise
"By HOPTIMIST" merchandise: Kitchen timer, mugs and magnets...
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN/BERLIN


Advertising/Product photography: New merchandise from Hoptimist under the brand "By HOPTIMIST".

View my commercial work for Hoptimist at:
http://www.maddocman.com/hoptimist.htm

Fashion photography: Test shoot with Anja


Fashion photography - Test shoot with Anja in Berlin
Test shoot with Polish-Danish Anja Suder in Berlin
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN


Fashion photography - Contact sheet from the test shoot
Contact sheet crop from the shooting...

More images from the second test shoot I did with Anja:
Second test shoot with Anja >>

View my work at: http://www.maddocman.com
Keywords: fashion, test shoot, photo, foto, newface, model, berlin

Lighted Makeup Mirror


Geeks club: I made a lighted makeup mirror for the studio -  Click to enlarge

I created a simple make-up mirror by mounting six E27 sockets on a classic wooden frame. The 60 Watts incandescent bulbs are controlled from a switch I mounted on the lower right side of the frame. The mirror has already proven it's worth on several fashion and beauty shoots. Below are a few snapshots from behind the scenes.


The lighted makeup mirror after completion - Click to enlarge



Danish model Malene Skovsgaard Andersen in the lights of the makeup mirror.
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Makeup artist Lea Nehring preparing Malene for the shoot.
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Danish model Malene Skovsgaard Andersen getting hair done.
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Danish model Mette Beate in the lighted makeup mirror.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to enlarge


Mette after she shaved off her hair during the FLUX photo shoot (see link below).
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to enlarge

The lighted makeup mirror in my "Essential items for the studio" post:
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View my latest work "FLUX" -a photo story where Danish model Mette Beate is shaving off her beautiful hair during the shoot, in a tale about existence in a world based on the concept of time:
http://www.maddocman.com/flux.htm


Here is some more of my photographic work on Behance for those people interested:
http://www.behance.net/maddocman

Best regards
Lars Brandt Stisen
-a Berlin based photographer and visual artist from Denmark:
www.maddocman.com/lars-brandt-stisen.htm

Theme: DIY, mirrors, hair and makeup, studio, photography

Viewing 3D images without the glasses...

A short introduction to "Wiggle 3D"
 -the simplest way of displaying 3D without the use of 3D glasses...
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

View the series here:

Photographing Italian socks

Behind the scene: Shooting Italian socks for a Berlin menswear company.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

Product stylist and crew working in the atelier... Photo: Bo Stisen

Product stylist and crew working in the atelier... Photo: Bo Stisen

Backstage with ODEUR at Fashion Week


ODEUR at MBFW: Model Tabea Weyrauch preparing for the runway.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

ODEUR at MBFW: Models Jan Burchard and Annika Hatje ready for the
runway.  Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

ODEUR at MBFW: Stylists preparing model Julia for the show.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

ODEUR at MBFW: Stylists preparing a model for the show.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN

ODEUR at MBFW: Models Hannah Lutterbach, Kennet Stumpe,
Tabea Weyrauch, Christian Feuerbacher and Jan Burchard backstage.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen/MADDOCMAN


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Sunshine at the Brandenburg Gate

"Sonnenschein am Brandenburger Tor" Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen

Sunshine at the Brandenburg Gate. Behind it Pariser Platz and Hotel Adlon to the right with the balcony where Michael Jackson held his baby boy.

Trivia: Did you know that more than 300 movies and television series are shot in Berlin every year?

-your tourist guide Lars ;)

Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN Berlin

Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Backstage with ODEUR, Fashion Week Berlin

A model is being prepared for the runway at the ODEUR AW12 show staged by IMG International at Brandenburger Tor.

More on Berlin Fashion Week at:
http://www.fashion-week-berlin.com

More on ODEUR at:
http://www.mercedes-benzfashionweek.com/designers/odeur

Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN/Berlin