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Old 04-12-2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: Demystification of Mert & Marcus

The images look very digital to me, maybe the processing in photoshop to put blue into the blacks is reminiscent of certain older films, otherwise I don't see the distinct tonal range that film offers.
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here's the behind the scene of the shoot:

http://youtu.be/7AgzbSGn3yc
Thanks for the link. As expected, they are shooting medium format (hasselblad i think), tethered, so there's no more need for speculation on whether it's film or digi.

Still, if there's anyone out there who has worked for these two before (in post), and can share some tricks, please do contribute to this thread.

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Old 04-12-2011, 11:53 AM
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I remember saving a couple of images of Mert and Marcus' Miu Miu campaign with Katie Holmes, as reference photos, and the EXIF data was still in the files. Phase One P 45+ and this was about two years ago. Here are links to the images. I think the files came from their agent's blog or something like that.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...g/006fb6a6.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...g/006f6aec.jpg
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I remember saving a couple of images of Mert and Marcus' Miu Miu campaign with Katie Holmes, as reference photos, and the EXIF data was still in the files. Phase One P 45+ and this was about two years ago. Here are links to the images. I think the files came from their agent's blog or something like that.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...g/006fb6a6.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...g/006f6aec.jpg
Thanks for the links to the photos, Praha. Nice to see that some of the info was indeed still embedded.

It seems like they use colored gels quite extensively for their strobes...Could be another reason the colors look so 'vivid'.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:26 AM
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Re: Demystification of Mert & Marcus

Hi guys, really interested in that demystification! They are the best in fashion photography industry right now. They get the biggest house contracts.

I have read an article on them, I think named A day with Mert & Marcus.

I can assure you that they do all their work on digital - Actually they do retouch their own photos themselves. They choose the best models that they direct to do the required position. What I love about them is that they have great aesthetics but most of the times the models look overdone and too cold, in a sense, no expressions. It's all too calculated.

I'll try to search for the link. I think it's a 5-6 page article
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:39 PM
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I have read an article on them, I think named A day with Mert & Marcus.

I can assure you that they do all their work on digital - Actually they do retouch their own photos themselves.

I'll try to search for the link. I think it's a 5-6 page article

Read all the posts first...What you're suggesting is the article I cited at the beginning of this thread...The article is from 2004 from the New Yorker. I can guarantee you that they do not do all or any of their retouches, especially when their doing 8-10 campaigns per season. What the article 'shows' is them making rough 'sketches' with Photoshop to give their retouchers an idea of the final look they're trying to achieve.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: Demystification of Mert & Marcus

bump...(gotta keep it fresh).

New cover for Industrie magazine...A self portrait of the duo themselves. I don't get this magazine where I live (presumably)...If anyone finds it, please include a link to an article (not that I imagine they will divulge their retouching secrets within the pages of the aforementioned magazine, but hey, here's hoping
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Re: Demystification of Mert & Marcus

here's something I found, hope this helps

before: http://www.modelinia.com/_content/sl...awford-eve.png

after: http://s4.postimage.org/pde6dlckr/Si...FW_2010_02.jpg
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Interesting...I'm not sure what to make of this...The 'original' certainly looks un-retouched, but color toned. I wonder if this was a final or a leaked 'rough' copy. The second 'retouched' version looks like it was made from the 'original', but the color looks over saturated.

thanks for the post...
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Behind the scenes video from the shoot linked above...

http://youtu.be/qJz4LYeDjzI
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