#OUTTAKES: PENN&TELLER

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After quite a few years of photographing the notorious duo, Penn & Teller, we always take the assignment with the same excitement and the sentiment that it is going to be unusual and unexpected. With the right chemistry, artists do wonders and they both delivered a performance to remember. Continue reading

Wet Republic’s Bikini Battle Royale

 

Francis George Bikini Battle Royale Interview

Like clockwork, the cycle of life has once again thrusted summer upon us. As does the caterpillar, shedding it’s cocoon to transform itself into a delicate butterfly, the lovely ladies of Wet Republic have shed their harsh wintery garb for more appropriate warm weather attire. Continue reading

iWatch, uWatch, We all Want the Apple Watch?

Who Mocked it Better? Francisx2 blog post from October 2014, Colbert from September 10,2014

Who Mocked it Better? Francisx2 blog post from October 2013, Colbert from September 10,2014

To be clear, WE ALL WANT the new Apple Watch, or do we? So who mocked it better? In terms of  “mocking” as in “ha, ha,”  hands down Colbert’s wins. But back in O’13 we did create our own mock up of the device. While we can’t compete with Colbert’s comedic timing, his writers messaging, and large captive audience, maybe his prop master could have consulted us to make a more elegant looking contraption to poke fun of the Apple Watch. Continue reading

Staring at the Sky

We were commissioned to photograph the Stratosphere, the tallest structure in Las Vegas, along with all of it’s associated properties. Further, the client requested an unencumbered edge to edge view of the property’s ground level structures, which span almost a full city block, with an even more challenging caveat of minimal distortion. Continue reading

Scorching Sexy Summer Shoot! (Video)

“No pain no gain” was the mantra of the day. With the temperature well over the century mark by at least a dozen degrees, the latest FX2 editorial shoot was a scorcher. Failed iPads, a burnt model and twerking pool guests made for a challenging day, but we persevered to give you our latest work…

The above video only makes it look like fun. If you haven’t already, check out the entire spread here.

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Good As Gold !

 

unsanctioned celebratory kiss

unsanctioned celebratory kiss

At the risk of sounding like we’re tooting our own horn, we’d like to announce that we  just landed some gold of our own, a Gold Addy award from the American Advertising Federation in the category of digitally enhanced photography, to be exact. Continue reading

A Wrap Bigger than a Chipotle Burrito!

Vegas is not known for being quaint. So when you gotta get your message out there, the bigger, the better. Take for example the iconic Penn & Teller building wrap, which has graced one side of the Rio for well over a decade. Penn & Teller’s creative team, along with Caesars Entertainment reached out to us to help continue the tradition of getting these seriously funny guys’ mugs right in the faces of everyone coming in and out of Vegas. The duo tower over of the Vegas skyline like giant sentinels with watchful eyes and a smirk.

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