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Norman Jean Roy! He’s all Around Town!

12 Dec

Have you ever wonder why ad photos look so wonderful?  It takes a talented photographer to pull you in, sell you and then surprise you with their talent!  I love photographers and just wanted to give you a heads up, when looking through magazines or at billboards…that the some of the amazing work behind it all belongs to Norman Jean Roy!

Especially during the Holiday season, you will see his work and many companies know him, seek him out… he’s ranked as one the top industry photographers!    Take Banana Republic’s Holiday advertisements, that’s his work!  And there are many others!  You can have the beautiful clothes, gorgeous models and a great makeup team; but it takes a talented photographer to capture it all; conveying the message!   Norman Jean Roy does just that and does it well!

Norman Jean Roy , a native born of Montreal can give you a photo to grab you (it only takes 5 to 6 seconds to get your attention for a photo)! In my point of view, if you study his photos, there is always the emphasis of the subject’s eyes.  Though numerous  shots may be taken, the one that he selects always shows captivating eyes!  He also has a wonderful life story on becoming a photographer; it will inspire you.  Please read his bio steps in Vogue®, by clicking this –> NORMANJEANROY.

Here are some more exciting photos!  Next time, when looking at photos; whether it’s on billboards, magazines or catalogs; take a moment to look at the credits to see all collaborators which made it happen!  I’ll bet you now will recognize this photographer’s name Norman Jean Roy!  “That’s him! 🙂

Now, let’s just say or I can imagine if it was asked of me what photographer’s work do I admire?  I would say Norman Jean Roy!!!!! He’s would be my 1st choice of course; I would love him to be thee one photographer to take my photos! He’s as talented as they come!  🙂

Idris Elba

Louis Vuitton

George Clooney, Obession

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

I hope I’ve nudged you to really look at the photos that you come across! Have fun looking!

Now, I am off to go shopping, the days are narrowing down…before you know it… the Christmas Holiday is here!

Letia 🙂

Photos by Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Banana Republic publications.   His studio is located in New York City: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 310 New York, NY 10001.  T+212/206/9066 F+212/206/9987.  For all studio inquiries, contact studio@njrstudio.com  


 

Banana Republic! My Choice, 2011’s Best Holiday Ad Campaign!

22 Dec

Since the beginning of November up until about yesterday, I’ve been looking at all the ad campaigns for 2011’s Holiday season.  I do this?  Yes!!!!!!

I must say my ultimate vote goes to Bananana Republic!  Yaaaaayyy!

I don’t have an award for them, but as a consumer I’ve been so very, very delighted seeing their ads as I either walk or drive around; even in the magazines.

It screams holiday, great fashion, fun, friends and happiness!   They did an excellent job!

You may have your own favorite, but for me….after seeing the ads, it put me in the mood! To Celebrate the Holiday, even more!

So Kudos to Banana Republic!

Carter Smith – Photographer

Stefanie Stein – Casting Director

Andrew Cooper – Model

Karen Elson – Model

Kiara Kabukuru – Model

Martin Lowe – Model

Tom Bull – Model

Letia 🙂

Pssst!  Looking at the video, I am wanting a bull-dog!  Don’t tell my mixed dachshund and Terrier named Manolo!

YouTube® video by Banana Republic, music by Skidmore Fountain, Models  and photographers mentioned. 

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