Product photography: My images of the IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab in iGNANT

The IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab takes instant (polaroid) pictures of your phones screen.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom

My pictures of the IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab in iGNANT, Germany's biggest art and design blog:
http://www.ignant.de/2013/12/17/win-instant-lab-by-impossible/

For more info on the IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab please visit:
https://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/camera/iil/

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

Commercial photography: My images in German INTERVIEW Magazine

Frontpage from INTERVIEW Magazine, December 2013
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom

My interior images from Berlin based fashion agency Temporary Showroom is featured in this article in German INTERVIEW Magazine (and properly credited): http://www.interview.de/mode/shop-des-monats/temporary-showroom

For more info about Temporary Showroom please visit:
http://www.temporaryshowroom.com/

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

Product photography: My image of the IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab in German ELLE

From ELLE Magazine, December 2013 - Click to Zoom

My product image of the IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab featured in this post from German ELLE, December 2013: http://www.elle.de/elle-weihnachts-bazaar-163246.html?ref=163591

The Instant Lab is a special camera that takes instant (polaroid) pictures of your phones screen. For more info on the IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab please visit:
https://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/camera/iil/

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

Product photography: Buddy by Danish designer, model and artist Mette Beate

Buddy - A very special teddy bear. Custom made to order by Danish
designer Mette Beate in Berlin. Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom.


Here is how Buddy is helping you to solve your worries...
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Handmade from the finest materials all Buddies are carefully crafted to each customers wishes. The blue teddy above is in denim, leather and soft plush with buffalo belly button from the 1950's DDR, handmade glass eyes and weighted paws filled with sand.

Hidden inside the zipper mouth is a soft leather tongue and room for a personal note.The teddy also has a leather heart inside it's body containing two stones selected to match the owners birth/zodiac sign.

Mette Beate is a Danish designer, model and artist based in Berlin Germany. You can see more of Mette's work on her Behance portfolio site:
www.behance.net/mettebeate


Fashion photography: Modeling portfolio

Mette Beate is a gifted clothing designer, creative director and artist from Denmark now living in Berlin Germany. Besides her creative activities in Berlin she is also an aspiring model suited for advertising lingerie, jeans and accessories.

We already did a few series to match most of her target appearances and wanted to add a "swimsuit and jeans" appeal before submitting the comp card to a selection of model agencies.

View the entire series on my Behance portfolio (link below).


Contact sheet from the photo shoot. Selections appear in red marker.
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One of the selected images from the photo shoot. Click to Zoom


One of the polaroids from the photo shoot. Click to Zoom


Pages from the finished comp card. Click to Zoom


View the entire series on Behance:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Modelwerk/10737415

Photography by Lars Brandt Stisen
About me: http://www.maddocman.com/lars-brandt-stisen.htm


Photoshop CS6: Custom zoom percentage

A tutorial on how to set custom zoom levels and binding them to keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CS6



You might find yourself zooming in and out a lot between editing cycles, to view the changes you've done to a photograph etc. Zooming out is easily done using standard shortcuts, but zooming back in to your favored percentage (which for some people is a specific/arbitrary value) is a different story. Now if you do retouching for a living and needs to zoom in and out many times a day, zooming back into your preferred level becomes a genuine issue. So here is a step by step tutorial on how to make a keyboard shortcut (or action preset) that will hit your favorite zoom level every time.

The preset can be altered and duplicated to provide a palette of custom zoom levels right at your fingertips.

NOTE: The zoom level is calculated relative to image resolution. Although this example is aimed at Windows users it should be easily applied to Mac as well.


Step 1: Creating the script

• Create a new empty text file and paste the code below into it while changing the percentage value "225" in the "setZoomLevel(225)" function call to your preference eg. a value of 89.5 will zoom to 89.5% (see the comments in the code)
• Change the name of the file to have the ".jsx" file extension (exampe: favorite-zoom-level.jsx)

Script code (copy all the text in orange color):
main();
function main(){

// Change the value between the parentheses below
// into your desired percentage:
setZoomLevel(225);

// Leave the code below unchanged
function setZoomLevel(zoom){
if(zoom < 1) zoom =1;
var ref = new ActionReference();
ref.putEnumerated(charIDToTypeID("capp"), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt"));
var getScreenResolution = executeActionGet(ref).getObjectValue(stringIDToTypeID('unitsPrefs')).getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID('newDocPresetScreenResolution'))/72;
var docResolution = activeDocument.resolution;
activeDocument.resizeImage(undefined, undefined, getScreenResolution/(zoom/100), ResampleMethod.NONE);
var desc = new ActionDescriptor();
ref = null;
ref = new ActionReference();
ref.putEnumerated(charIDToTypeID("Mn  "), charIDToTypeID("MnIt"), charIDToTypeID('PrnS'));
desc.putReference(charIDToTypeID("null"), ref);
executeAction(charIDToTypeID("slct"), desc, DialogModes.NO);
activeDocument.resizeImage(undefined, undefined, docResolution, ResampleMethod.NONE);};};

Step 2: Adding the script to Photoshop

• Close Photoshop
• Copy the script file into the Photoshop scripts folder: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Presets\Scripts\" (it might be a different path depending on your version)
• Start Photoshop and verify that the script appears in the Scripts menu (File -> Scripts)


Step 3: Assigning the script to a keyboard shortcut

• Open the Actions panel and create a new action, name it to your liking and select a shortcut key.
• While recording select "Insert Menu Item" from the fly-out menu (a popup will appear)
• While the popup is displayed Photoshop will wait for you to choose a menu item: Go to the Scripts menu (File -> Scripts) and select the newly created script.
• Stop recording, that's it.


I hope you found the information useful :)

Best regards
Lars Brandt Stisen, MADDOCMAN BERLIN
http://www.maddocman.com

Follow me on Behance:
http://www.behance.net/maddocman


Product photography: Magazine ad for Hoptimist Denmark

The picture we created for the Hoptimist magazine ad  - Click to Zoom

Photographing a new range of Hoptimist products for the "by Hoptimist" bowls advertising campaign. Creative direction: Mette Beate, Photography and post-production by Lars Brandt Stisen and Mette Beate, Studio: MADDOCMAN Berlin.

View more of our work on Behance:

Read more about our Berlin based imaging studio at:


MOSCOT New York putting our work in prominence...

"LOOK! MOSCOT! The LEMTOSH in Blonde looks particularly stylish in the
"EGO IN PROMINENCE" photo series, by photographer Lars Brandt Stisen"

-MOSCOT - Click to Zoom

The series I made in collaboration with model, designer and art director Mette Beate was noted by MOSCOT New York who posted an image from the series on Facebook :)

View the full series "EGO IN PROMINENCE" on Behance:

MOSCOT New York - Vintage Eyewear and Sunglasses:

Link to the MOSCOT post on Facebook:


My images in WIRED Magazine


My images and video featured in this article by WIRED Magazine.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom



Advertising photography:

WIRED Magazine is featuring my images and video in this article on map2 also known as The Zoomable Map by Anne Stauche, London UK.

Read the full article on WIRED Magazine:
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/07/kickstarter-a-brilliant-paper-map-that-zooms-as-you-unfold-it





Fashion Agency Temporary Showroom


Temporary Showroom shop floor in Berlin. Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen
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Temporary Showroom shop floor in Berlin.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom


Temporary Showroom shop floor in Berlin. Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen
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Fashion Week sponsor delivery from Starbucks arrived during the shoot...
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Shooting press pictures for fashion agency and shop Temporary Showroom, run by creative and managing director Martin Premuzic in Berlin. The images are used by fashion magazines and blogs around the world covering Berlin Fashion Week and European trends.

Among the brands available at Temporary Showroom are:
Stine Goya
Augustin Teboul
Marc Stone
Wackerhaus
Henrik Vibskov
Sandqvist
ODEUR
UBI SUNT
and more...

Excerpt from the Temporary Showroom website:
"Throughout the years, the agency has successfully presented labels at several tradeshows and has provided fashion show production services to its clients, including participating in the official Mercedes-Benz Berlin fashion week. Other trade show and fashion events have been held in Düsseldorf, Warsaw and New York."

More about Temporary Showroom can be found at:

More on my work can be found at:



Fashion photography: Danish model Mette Beate in EGO IN PROMINENCE



Excerpt from the series EGO IN PROMINENCE feat. Danish model Mette Beate
wearing the Moscot Lemtosh. Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom


Excerpt from the series EGO IN PROMINENCE feat. Danish model Mette Beate.
Photo: Lars Brandt Stisen - Click to Zoom


View the full series at:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/EGO-IN-PROMINENCE/9495361

More info about me and my work:
http://www.maddocman.com

Creative direction: Lars Brandt Stisen / Mette Beate
Photographer: Lars Brandt Stisen
Styling / Hair & Make-Up: Mette Beate
Model: Mette Beate
Post-production: Lars Brandt Stisen
Studio: MADDOCMAN / Berlin

Advertising: map2 / The Zoomable Map


map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche
Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom

map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche
Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom

map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche
Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom

map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche
Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom

map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
map2 - The Zoomable Map / Design: Anne Stauche
Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom



Photographing the foldable paper map "map2" also called "The Zoomable Map" designed by Anne Stauche, London UK. The product is currently available as Berlin and London maps, with a kickstarter project running on a New York map.

WIRED Magazine article:
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/07/kickstarter-a-brilliant-paper-map-that-zooms-as-you-unfold-it/

Website excerpt:
 "map2 is a pocket-size map which allows you to quickly find what you need without wrestling against a king-size map. map2 removes the need to unfold unnecessary parts or the entire map. map2 lets you zoom into greater detail."

More on the Zoomable Map at:
http://www.thezoomablemap.com/

More on the photographer at:
http://www.maddocman.com


Fashion photography: Danish model Malene Skovsgaard Andersen in SUPER POP!



Fashion photography by Lars Brandt Stisen
Fotografie / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom

"Reward by dedication is my sole objective in life. I see possibilities where others see none. Welcome to SUPER POP!" -Lars

View the full series at: http://www.maddocman.com/super-pop.htm

Creative direction / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
Hair & Make-Up Artist: Lea Nehring
Model: Malene Skovsgaard Andersen (Denmark)
Location: MADDOCMAN / Berlin


Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with UBI SUNT

UBI SUNT backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin / FWB
Fotografie / Photography: Lars Brandt Stisen. Click to Zoom

An exclusive peek behind the scenes at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, with Swedish label UBI SUNT presenting their AW13 collection in the studio.

View the full gallery on my website: