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“I think the best photos stay with you; they’re something that you can’t forget. The ones that tell a story, … that evoke some emotion.” Steve McCurry replied when asked what makes a good photo during the presentation of his new book on 14 November, 2023 at the Amerikahaus in Munich.
Steve McCurry’s photographs reflect his passionate exploration into the complex and multilayered nature of the human being. Of all contemporary photographers, he is perhaps the one with the most extensive archive, having captured human existence in all its facets.
His most recent work focuses on the spiritual dimension of the human experience and presents sensitive images themed upon faith and belief, devotion and dedication, loyalty and faithfulness – basic values lived and cultivated in all cultures and religions of the world. In this opulent book of impressive photographs, McCurry explores an essential core of human existence as well as the universal longing to discover meaning in the midst of everyday life.
PICO LYER is a novelist, essayist and journalist, who is also famous for his travel writing, exploring at the same time both the inner and outer worlds. He is the author of several books on the topic of globalization, and prestigious magazines in the United States have published his articles, including Time, The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, and the Financial Times. For more than 30 years, he has been a friend of the Dalai Lama. Pico Lyer was born in England as the son of Indian parents and was raised in California from the time he was seven years old until he returned to the United Kingdom to study. Today, he lives in Japan.
STEVE MCCURRY has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than five decades. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McCurry studied cinematography at Penn State University, before going on to work for a newspaper. McCurry’s images were among the first to show the world the brutality of the Russian invasion. Since that time, McCurry has created unforgettable images on all seven continents and in numerous countries. His body of work covers conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element. He has been recognized with several of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2019, McCurry was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.
Find further stops on his ‘Devotion’ tour across Europe at stevemccurry.com. STEVE MCCURRY is represented by GoSee Member LGA MANAGEMENT.
Meet the agency from Paris at UPDATE-24-BERLIN, the salon for photography, film, illustration, production, AI, … in Berlin. Save the date : 18+19 April, 2024 – now two whole days.
GoSee : lgamanagement.com & update.salon
16.11.2023 show complete article
There’s still a little while to go – but we wanted to get this out there already nonetheless. Since UPDATE Salon was literally bursting at the seams in 2023, and you could hardly even find time to eat with all the appointments, conversations, hellos and ‘nice to see you!’, … we’ve decided to extend the event to two whole days of UPDATE for the 2024 edition : 18+19 April, 2024 – and where else but Telegraphenamt, Berlin.
Day 1 is as usual – i.e., attendance is reserved for art buyers, art producers, direct clients, magazines, ADs and CDs.
Day 2 gives creatives who register through GoSee – in other words, photographers, stylists, artists, … – the opportunity to visit the salon, too. Definitely an interesting target group for production companies, location agencies, HMS agencies, post producers, … not to mention agents who want to make appointments at the salon.
Of course, many of the art buyers and art producers will be at the event on both days. Because it’s probably no secret by now that Telegraphenamt is not only excellent for meetings, it’s also a great place to spend the night.
Details are coming soon. And yes, the first exhibitors have already confirmed. So if you don’t want to wait and would like to find out more about the procedure, booths, program, exhibitors, … feel free to contact us via GoSee.EXPERT*.
GoSee : UPDATE.Salon
*GoSee.EXPERT – Our new service works like a telephone book for video calls. It is now possible for you to contact creatives directly via video call for a small fee – to present your portfolio, talk about a project or just meet for the first time.
14.11.2023 show complete article
HIGHLAND PARK is celebrating nearly a quarter millennium in the whisky making business and invited actress Gwendoline Christie, widely notorious for challenging the norm, to experience their extraordinary home on the island in the northernmost reaches of the United Kingdom. And the production specialists from LS PRODUCTIONS were more than happy to assist the agency Alfred London in realizing this top-notch campaign.
British actress Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie became famous the world over through her role as Brienne of Tarth in the television series ‘Game of Thrones’. 1.91m tall and more beautiful than ever, Gwendoline also made an appearance recently as the teacher in the successful Netflix series ‘Wednesday’.
The Highland Park Whisky distillery is located in Kirkwall on the Orkney Island by the name of Mainland in Scotland, United Kingdom. The most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, it has been owned since 1937 by Highland Distillers plc, which has been part of the Edrington Group since 1999. Also owned by the group besides Highland Park is The Macallan. The distillery itself is one of the most frequently visited destinations in Orkney.
“To bring our short film ‘Orkney Stories’ to life, we invited creative Gwendoline Christie to our Orkney Island home. We visited some of the historical iconic landmarks of the islands to experience the extraordinary nature of Orkney. Explore the locations captured in our film.” HIGHLAND PARK WHISKY.
Orkney is an archipelago consisting of the main island Mainland and around 70 smaller islands which belong to Scotland. It is located to the north of Caithness in view of the northern Scottish coast and separated from it by the Pentland Firth. Only seventeen of the seventy Orkney Islands are actually inhabited so there’s enough space for everyone up in the far north of the United Kingdom. Nestled on the island of Mainland lies the charming capital Kirkwall as well as the picturesque port town of Stromness.
For the ‘Orkney Stories’, Charlie Thomas was responsible for creation and directing. During his impressive career, meanwhile spanning more than 20 years, he has been responsible for marketing and branding for companies in the areas of fashion, art and design, e.g. as Visual Director for Alexander McQueen or even for Stella McCartney.
The spot was produced by Scottish production company LS PRODUCTIONS, which already produces for big names the likes of Valentino or even Bentley, enjoys the trust of Ed Sheeran and also has an otherwise quite impressive client list to show for.
The shoot took place in some of Orkney’s most striking and historical locations, for instance, at Aikerness Beach or The Broch of Gurness. “Aikerness Beach can be found on the northwest coast of mainland Orkney and boasts Caribbean-esque sands and sea, beautifully capturing the rhythm of the islands.” LS PRODUCTIONS.
Alfred London is the global communication agency for the Highland Park Whisky brand and responsible for global communication, consisting of strategy, content creation, brand and talent partnerships as well as events. The strategy and the action program are introduced in the key markets of Highland Park, including the UK, the US, China, France and Germany, and realized in cooperation with local agencies of the brand.
GoSee : highlandparkwhisky.com & lsproductions.com
Director Hannah Lynch
DOP Alex Reid, Tim Allan (1st AC)
Client Highland Park
Advertising Agency Alfred London
Creative Director Charlie Thomas, Greg Collins (Senior Account Director), Emily Levy (Senior Campaign Director), Christian Moehring (Art Director)
Styling Alison O'Brien
Hair Keisuke Terada
Makeup Daniel Sallstrom
Celebrity Gwendoline Christie
Photographer Annabel Elston
Talent Agent Francesca Blackburn & Ryan Molloy (Talent Manager)
Global Brand Sarah Ward, Tom Stacey (Global Assistant Brand Manager), Martin Markvardsen (Senior Brand Ambassador)
Production Service LS PRODUCTIONS Clare Murtagh (LS Producer), Sam Barber (LS Production Manager), Bert Dijkstra (LS Production Assistant)
12.10.2023 show complete article