The iWatch Is Here!

iPad Watch

iPad Watch. iOS wearables are here.

We can’t say where we got it from, but we got to try out a prototype of the new iPad watch. It’s as slim and beautiful as the New iPad with Retina Display, but now attaches to your wrist. What’s great about it is it has all the functionality of an iPad. No dumbed down OS. No syncing with any another device to work. And the battery life is just a good as the current iPad models. Just slip it on and go!


Rekindling the Vegas Heat

Swimsuit fashion at Daylight pool, Mandalay Bay. Photo by FrancisX2

Vegas Rated Cover shot by Francis George and Francis Baytan

Well the Vegas heat is almost behind us. Another scorching summer will become just a distant memory, but if you need a reminder of how hot it was this summer may we remind you of our swimsuit shoot at Daylight Beach Club gracing the July issue of Vegas Rated?

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Hacking Hakkasan – from Editorial to Advertising

Hakkasan main dining.

Hakkasan Las Vegas main dining room.

Our Hakkasan images crosses over from editorial to advertising. The photos of the new Las Vegas Mega Nightclub and Restaurant were originally shot for editorial, but our client decided to use them for advertising, as well. We’d like to give credit where credit is due.  As happy we are with the final results it did not hurt that the Paris-based design firm “Gilles & Boissier” created a unique interior architecture.

Producing images that read clearly in any media is one thing, however, the extreme darkness and limited color palette made it a bit more challenging.  See more images after the break.

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Gallery Exhibit of Gentle Giant

Larger Than Life Exhibit

Larger Than Life Exhibit at the Brett Wesley Gallery in Downtown Las Vegas

Check out our exhibit of our Larger than Life exhibit at the Brett Wesley Gallery in Downtown, Las Vegas. The exhibit runs through the end of September. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 1-7pm and is located on southwest corner of S. Casino Center Blvd. and Charleston Avenue. Click here for more gallery info. Here’s a refresher of  the images from our site, click here.

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No Sleet, No Snow, Nor Searing Heat Can Stop Us

This was one for the record books. The thermometer topped the 117 degree mark, but that didn’t stop us, nor our brave models, from completing a swimsuit editorial for Vegas Rated magazine at the new Daylight Beach Club under the blistering rays of an unforgiving sun.

Kicking Off Vegas Summer Days and Nights

Surrendering Geisha

Surrendering Geisha

F+F got the boot through sequestration and were furloughed by the Vegas Ministry of Culture. In their stead, the  DJs of Photography capture a sampling of the excesses one can partake in the upcoming long holiday weekend. Here’s an exciting shoot to kick off the summer season. Click after the break to see the rest of the images.

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Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Judith Leiber Ernie Rubber Ducky Key Chain

Duck, Duck, Swan. A rubber duck with luxurious aspirations. Judith Leiber Ernie Rubber Ducky Key Chain

Here is another collection of images from a series we have dubbed, “Everyday Objects.” In this exercise, the objects look into a mirror and project a more glamorous version of themselves, or is it the other way around? (queue dramatic musical flourish)

More images after the break

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Thinking Claire-ly



Claire Sinclair in Kiki de Montparnasse Corset and Bustier for the April 2013 Cover of Vegas Rated Magazine

Claire Sinclair it the epitome of the classic Pin Up – heck, she even has her own Vegas show bearing the same name. So when we came up with the idea for cover, we decided to go against the grain and capture her in an even further vintage, somewhere along the lines of a sultry modern flapper.

Of course we had a few more pages to fill…

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Clutch Me to Death

Tory Burch Envelope Clutch

Tory Burch Envelope Clutch

Here is another collaboration between Mami Awamura, Jan Rude and Us (FrancisX2). Mami found some extraordinary clutches made to look like the ordinary, so we paid homage to the objects des arts by placing them in a field of their next of kin.

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