Wednesday, March 05, 2008
by Brent Ghelfi // Picador
Top photograph by Henry Sene Yee
Model in white wig: LeeAnn Falciani
Gun courtesy of Steve Snider
Moscow photograph by Kevin Kelley / GettyImages
In a thriller set in Modern Russia, Alexei Volkovoy—known to the underworld as Volk, is a feared gun-for-hire. But who they really fear is his partner-in-crime and lover. A wild-eyed, white-haired young female assassin. I thought that she would be an interesting character to focus on. The fun part was having my designer LeeAnn pose for a quick shoot with a platinum wig and a plastic toy gun that Steve had laying around from another photo shoot. I had to Photoshop out the orange capped tip and replace it with a real muzzle. Overall I went for a lighter "Bourne Identity" movie poster feel.
A mention of the "photo shoot" was linked on The Book Design Review Blog. Thanks Joe.
Posted by H3NR7 at 3/05/2008