This shoot featured NBA star Matt Barnes of the LA Clippers aka Lob City, SMILE XXVII Studios produced, shot and edited this Behind-the-Scenes video while collaborating with celebrity stylist Brand Wills, Beverly Hills designer suit company Malibu Clothes and GQC rentals. Teaming up with Brand Wills and Malibu Clothes for this editorial shoot was a match made in heaven. Brandon’s creative eye and his attention to detail are some of my favorite traits of his craft. Malibu Clothes’ wide variety of designer suits such as Jack Victor, allows Matt Barnes to achieve many different looks from the same company. 

Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios

When capturing high-end luxury imagery, there’s no better camera than the new Arri Amiraa versatile documentary-style camera with Fujinon 19-90 zoom lens. It’s was perfect for this run and gun style shoot, allowing my camera operator the ability to quickly switch from a shoulder-rig, tripod and/or slider.  The image quality of this camera is amazing! We loved playing with the ability to shoot in 200fps, which was highlighted in the playful intro with Matt Barnes splashing his stylist Brand Wills in the face with water.

Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios

          Having the ability to shoot at SMILE XXVII Studios and use all of our different backdrops was perfect for this shoot. An all-white studio cove, a natural light living room set, garage and suburb street were all utilized without having to move the production that much. This was key to making the most of each look and the limitation off time. A perfect WIN WIN. Shoots like this are always fun and enjoyable.

Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios
Behind The Scenes w/ Matt Barnes - SMILE XXVII Studios

MATT BARNES - EDITORIAL PHOTOSHOOT

Matt Barnes Editorial - SMILE XXVII Studios
Matt Barnes Editorial - SMILE XXVII Studios
Matt Barnes Editorial - SMILE XXVII Studios
Matt Barnes Editorial - SMILE XXVII Studios
Nils Erik, MFA
Pablo Picasso once said, ‘every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.' Does anyone wonder if that’s what J. M. Barrie was thinking when she wrote her play, Peter Pan? For Nils Erik, the University of Miami became his own Neverland. While running with the Lost Boys, he first picked up a Kodak 24 frame disposable camera during his freshman year. He found great joy in capturing their own spontaneous, wild and crazy adventures. He looked to the professors at the []_[] as his very own Wendy for guidance and for sparking his growth in his initial photographic development. Later, armed with a photojournalism degree from the []_[], Nils began his career with Ocean Drive Magazine. When the lure of growing up became too strong to ignore, Nils left Neverland in Miami and ventured west to complete his Master of Fine Arts at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Living in the City of Lost Angels since 2008, Nils nurtures his own team of creative soldiers now while specializing in all aspects of photographic production. Today SMILE XXVII Studios has already captured thousands of images and created new visual campaigns with Nils' own magical fairy dust for celebrities, models, artist, entrepreneurs and designer brand companies alike! 'Everyone grows up, yet ‘the trick is growing up without growing old.' ~ Casey Stengel "My experience and vision lend themselves to accomplishing your creative and business goals. I regard my craftsmanship as being an investment in the longevity of your brand."

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