#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

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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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.

Oh, Why So Sinuous?

Oh, why so Sinuous? Silver Woman slithers into her final appearance for MJ Christensen Diamonds.

Our client, MJ Christensen, has commissioned the last image of Silver Woman for their latest ad campaign. She has lasted over 3 years, each with a new pose, the fourth year being no different. Pictured above is latest iteration of Silver Lady, in all her sinuous glory. The Silver Lady series have served to strengthen MJ Christensen’s brand as a premier Diamond and Jewelry retailer.

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