Monday, April 28, 2008

Gnarls Barkley for TRACE Magazine

I just noticed that I've failed to mention that I've shot Gnarls Barkley for the cover of TRACE Magazine's "Peace" Issue #82, hitting stands in the next few weeks.

Their new album is called "The Odd Couple" for a reason and I've experienced it first hand.... and up until this particular shoot I didn't know that my studio can accommodate 2 fully lit sets and about 40 people. And my cat!

I thought I had broken my personal shoot record with the Daft Punk shoot - a cover and 5 inside shots in about 45 minutes.

Gnarls Barkley shoot: Cover and 5 inside shots in 45 minutes.

AND: Out of those 45 minutes I had spent 20 waiting downstairs for Domino's Pizza since my assistant had magically disappeared for reasons unknown.

These guys are just lovely. I adore Brian's fro (it's fluffy)!

The lovely Amy Chance did the makeup and grooming and this will be her second TRACE cover and 342th shoot with Gnarls Barkley.
You can find sneak peeks and covers of GB that she has worked on on her blog.

Here's an out take from my shoot with them :

Yes, they got married at the shoot.

Cee-Lo must own dozens of wedding dresses and he looks really cute in white.
I had made him a daisy headband to make the cuteness complete.

Brian however, refused wearing his.
Oh well.

Keep an eye out for this cover - it will be a good one.