Film making and photography go hand-in-hand. In film making, the art of cinematography is lost with photography. The skill to present moving images in such post...
Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75306 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-05 10:27:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-05 15:27:18 [post_content] => It's that time of the year again folks. Superbowl Sunday LI, the day where you can sit on your couch, drink beer, eat a ton of wings and enjoy the greatest spectacle in America's history. This year, there is a great lineup of ads that are definitely worth watching. Here's the best Superbowl 2017 commercials ranked.
12. Wix.com- "Big Game First Spot with Jason Statham & Gal Gadot"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrrxRk-YeQYou know that relatable moment when you're trying to put together a website, but while you're doing that, your business gets hijacked by mobsters and Jason Statman and Gal Gadot have to fight them off while you're busy? Yeah, me too. Make sure to check out this badass, action packed commercial during Superbowl LI.
11. Tide- "Gronk's Cleaners"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdGve5WwzJcWho's a better duo than Jeffrey Tambor and Rob Gronkowski? I certainly can't think of anyone. There are three parts to this hilarious interaction at "Gronk's Cleaners" and trust me, you're going to want to watch all three.
10. Audi USA- "Daughter"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6u10YPk_34Yay Audi for female empowerment! Always nice to see a Superbowl game day ad that highlights the importance of equal pay and progress for women. The Superbowl doesn't have to just be enjoyed by men.
9. Bud Light- "Between Friends"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxL7BT7UDrYThis Bud Light commercial knows it may be hard sometimes to find the right words, but when one's friendship with another is strong enough, that's what shines through. Also in general, this ad is just really cute, simple and the music is a nice touch too.
8. Turbo Tax- "Humpty Fall"
https://youtu.be/wgh6K1TXw28Poor Humpty Dumpty, he can never catch a break, or rather, he always "breaks" somehow. This time, he falls off the wall doing his taxes because with Turbo Tax, you can do it almost anywhere. My advice would be to maybe rethink about where you do your taxes in order to avoid getting put back together again, also the embarrassment.
7. Snickers- "Adam Driver"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVBmJlui72sSnickers will be making Superbowl history with the first ever live commercial, featuring Adam Driver, a dead cowboy and a horse? Knowing Snickers is behind this ad, we're all curious and excited to see what is in store, but for now, enjoy these audition tapes.
6. LIFEWTR- "Inspiration Drops"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=7i_GEgNchRYThis ad was directed by Robert Stromberg, Oscar winner for art directing James Cameron’s Avatar and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and I have to say, it's a very bright, happy commercial with a positive, artistic message. Also, John Legend's soulful voice just ties it all together perfectly.
5. Avocados From Mexico- "Secret Society"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=VneoEvAJX0gWho knew a commercial promoting avocados could be so clever and funny? Avocados From Mexico wants everyone to stop leaking their secrets, especially how their nutritionally valuable their product is. No one knows about how this society faked the moon landing, or about Area 51, but with Kyle livestreaming their meetings, who knows how long it will be until nothing is confidential.
4. Honda- "Yearbooks"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f06ng5cII8oHonda's 2017 Superbowl commercial includes all your favorite celebrities and their adorable, yet embarrassing, yearbook photos. This ad is not just for us to see what these stars looked like before fame, but reminds us that anyone's dream can come true if you be yourself and continue to pursue what you love.
3. 2017 Kia Niro- "Hero's Journey" Starring Melissa McCarthy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dQ9a5EFZeIWe all need a hero like Melissa McCarthy. Follow the hilarious actress as she dedicates herself to saving those who need it the most...and failing at it. Put McCarthy in any commercial and it is sure to be an entertaining one.
2. Squarespace-“Who Is JohnMalkovich.com?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNInrUkctc4Nothing is funnier than John Malkovich, an actor who has two movies about him, starred in "Con Air," and has been in dozens of other films, not being able to claim his own domain name. I mean, who the fuck is behind JohnMalkovich.com, really?
1. Budweiser-"Born The Hard Way"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtBZvl7dIu4During this commercial, we follow a German immigrant's journey and the trials and tribulations he had to face when coming to America, the land of opportunity. Through hate and discrimination, he presses on, and becomes the brains behind America's favorite beer: Budweiser. This was probably the most anticipated and inspiring Superbowl commercial this year, and it connects to many people in this country with a similar story. That's why we're putting this cinematically pleasing advertisement at number one.That's what we were able to dig up, but there are always surprise commercials during every Superbowl, so we'll have to wait and see what's in store. Want to add to our list? Let us know which Superbowl LI commercials were your favorite this year. [post_title] => The Best Super Bowl 2017 Commercials Ranked [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-best-superbowl-2017-commercials-ranked [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-06 13:53:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-06 18:53:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75306 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75129 [post_author] => 14716 [post_date] => 2017-02-02 13:20:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-02 18:20:16 [post_content] => The Queen B is known for many things, such as her beauty, booty, style, grace, and most of all, her powerful presence that empowers women while bringing men to their knees. Yesterday, she announced that she was pregnant with twins, yet another incredible chapter in the book of Beyonce. But creatively speaking, there's a matter at hand that can't be ignored: Why in the world did she pose in a photo as awful as the one below? Photographers said it best, (mainly in Facebook comments) but this gaudy-styled set and nauseating wardrobe could make some of the worst "Awkward Family Photos" look good.
"It's like it was laundry day and that's all that was left in her underwear drawer LOL"
The following comments touch upon the influx of disgust from the community. It's pretty apparent that many connect the imagery to a funeral set up. The green veil is reminiscent of the residue Ghostbusters' Slimer leaves behind. Her mismatched undies barely have a place in Family Dollar's 2-for-1 panty baskets. And "technicolor" is among the internet's most commonly used adjectives for describing the image. So maybe the photo community has very high standards in terms of style. But you know you're doing something wrong if the rest of the world responds with parodies, memes and political tweets. Listen, we all have shitty fashion days—and some say it's the hormones affecting her sense of judgement. But as someone who's been pregnant, I'm not sure I'd agree.
"What in the world?!?! Those flowers look like a funeral arrangement and those blue satin ruffle panties need to go. It's all wrong. Even a Demi Moore type shot with just the tulle strategically draped would have been better than all that chaos going on. Queen Bee's beauty is lost in all those props."
But while it's fun to criticize Mama B for this tasteless, uncharacteristic display, at the end of the day most of us still love her, myself included.See more of the internet's response to this image below.
"The memes are coming fast and furious, and the only other face I see in my news feed other than King Trump is Queen Bee. She knew exactly what she was doing.” -Michael Bonocore, Resource Travel Editor
[post_title] => Beyonce's Maternity Photo Makes 'Awkward Family Photos' Look Good [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => beyonces-maternity-photo-makes-awkward-family-photos-look-good [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-02 16:45:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-02 21:45:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75129 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74542 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-01-31 10:48:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-31 15:48:10 [post_content] => One day after President Donald Trump banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days by executive order, actor and son of Gujarati immigrants Kal Penn Tweeted about the news."Our president just did the very mean-spirited, un-American thing of not welcoming refugees to our incredible country for at least 120 days," wrote Penn in a Tweet.The actor, known widely for his role in Harold and Kumar, has been very vocal on his public Twitter page since President Trump was elected, using his celebrity status to voice his discontent for the administration's policies and experience. But this comes with little surprise, since the actor also served as Obama's public engagement advisor. And yet, his role in American politics hasn't prevented him from being criticized for his audacious political stance.In response to Penn's latest tweet, one Twitter user wrote, "you don't belong in this country you fucking joke." After reposting the comment on Twitter, Penn launched a fundraiser on Crowdrise on Jan. 28 to raise money for Syrian refugees—and he named it on behalf of the Tweeter.Penn attached the link for the fundraiser to a screen-shot of the hateful tweet, grabbing the attention of millions on social media. The aptly named page, "Donating to Syrian Refugees in the Name of the Dude Who Said I Don't Belong in America," had just a small goal of $2500 to benefit the International Rescue Committee. Within minutes of its creation, it came close to surpassing that amount thanks to Twitter and other media outlets who helped spread the word. Penn then posted a video to the fundraising page after it had raised over $30,000 dollars in the first 24 hours, and increased his goal to $50,000. Still rising, the donations have now accumulated to more than $500,000.The Crowderise page reads:
"We are better than the hateful people who tell us we don't belong in our own country, that America can't be a beacon of freedom and hope for refugees from around the world. We will turn their bigotry, along with the President's, into love."
A photo posted by Brooklyn Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on
Yes, Brooklyn Beckham was born into his celebrity status so he immediately got a jump start on that community building portion of his business, but if you think maintaining it is any easier, you are mistaken. He still has to dedicate a lot of time to nurturing and growing his follower numbers.Time is also going to be an interesting element in this. If Brooklyn goes on to shoot things for his mother, for Vogue and using his family and personal connections to document the world around him, he could build an amazing life for himself. I would encourage him to do so! I would encourage him to surround himself with the very people that are at the very top of their game. Would any of you do any different if you were in his position?
At work ????A photo posted by Brooklyn Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on
The world needs people who are hard-working and level-headed, and fewer fame-hungry stains on the world. The photography community needs less 'Uncle Terry's' and more honest real people. If he grows up anything like his mum and dad then he would be an asset to our community One look at the images he posts on Instagram and it is super clear the lad has an artistic view point on the world.Yes, there might be a very large element of PR wrapped up in this story but the community is letting themselves get whipped into a fervor over it. Who says that Burberry has to hire a more traditional, "pro" photographer (and what is that meant to mean anyway)? If you fairly judge the images that have been put out so far, you'll notice something: they are good! People are then saying, "well, look at the team around him – how could he fail?" That seems like a crappy way to look at the world in my eyes – pointing and crying about where other people are. I can tell you this though: David and Victoria would have felt so proud they were able to help their lad, just in the same way any parent would – seems a bit petty and odd to try and take that away from them.
????A photo posted by Brooklyn Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on
I for one, cannot wait to see what he shoots next (I wonder if he needs an assistant...).The 'Sheer nepotism' comments printed in the Guardian have a valid view and I reckon that they are correct in some ways, but also need to just chill out a little. The other thing to remember, is that this is not the first time the Beckhams have done adverts for Burberry. “Brooklyn is the second Beckham child to work with Burberry after his younger brother Romeo’s role in the label’s Christmas advert, which attracted 11 million views within 48 hours of launching.”I also have to politely disagree with photographer Chris Floyd too – his comment to the Guardian saying that Brooklyn has devalued photography is pretty short sighted in my eyes:
Fashion photographer Chris Floyd told the Guardian that Burberry’s decision to employ the inexperienced Beckham was a “devaluation of photography” that showed a lack of respect for hardworking, experienced professionals.
I also think that if Chris really thinks that companies only care about "good photography" then his viewpoint on the commercial world is a little bit naïve to say the least. At the end of the day, they are looking to create a media campaign and get eyes on a topic, and obviously this one worked. Brooklyn was able to offer a package to suit their needs, so he got the gig. I don't see the harm.
For Jon Gorrigan, who suggested that he would have to just turn up and shoot, I see the very same from photographers all over the world. I would also question what he meant to say by this – is he saying that Brooklyn would have had his 'respect' if he had a crappy team surrounding him? Do any of us want a crappy team surrounding us? Not sure what the story is here but hey, lets grind some axes anyway. He then goes on to say that “He’s obviously not going to be doing the lighting, he’ll have no clue of the programs, the cameras or Photoshop.” I wonder where this info comes from. Does he know Brooklyn personally? And even so, Brooklyn might have found the £8 per month to have the Photographer package of Lightroom and Photoshop, just like the rest of us. I know a ton of amazing photographers that have been working for years that cannot use Photoshop. If Jon is suggesting that you have to do your own retouching to be a photographer then what are all these "Programs" that he mentions? My camera has never left manual mode and I am only aware of two others that might be relevant and that is Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.It's just all very... petty.I don't know about all the complainers, but I say good luck to him! May he go onto do the things he loves and have fun doing it. In my eyes the only thing he did wrong was not use a Fuji (I kid, I kid). Let's all calm down. Right now, the facts of this all is that a 16 year old took some good images and people hate on him for it. He didn't take your job, unless you are Patrick Demarchelier or Mario Testino, in which case, I am not sure this would really worry you. This is the fashion world and we should come to expect these types of media spins. [post_title] => Are the Negative Comments Towards Brooklyn Beckham Fair? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => are-the-negative-comments-towards-brooklyn-beckham-fair [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:18:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:18:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=63018 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 62259 [post_author] => 47223 [post_date] => 2016-01-13 12:30:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-01-13 17:30:32 [post_content] => If you’ve perused through the streets of New York and witnessed a naked woman with a tripod nearby, it was probably Erica Simone. Over the past few years, Simone bravely embarked on a project to photograph herself nude in the streets of New York. Her photos will be featured in her new book titled, Nue York. The book, being released this Thursday, January 14, features over thirty images of Simone shoveling snow, jumping in a cab and even standing in the middle of Times Square. Resource Magazine sat down with Simone to ask her about her inspiration, her process and how cold she really was while taking these photos.What was the initial thought process behind the creation of this project? Was there an ‘aha!’ moment for you at some point?I was shooting fashion week in 2007 and I was sitting there, watching everybody in this whole fashion absorbed world and so, just analyzing clothing and what people use clothing for and how fashion week has become a big part of our society. I started thinking it’s really interesting how we express ourselves through clothing and how we engage with others through clothing. We interpret others depending on how they're dressed and judge people based on their clothing. Whether it’s something really basic like a business person walks into a room and he might be treated totally different because he’s in a suit and tie than how he would if he walked in wearing baggy pants or dirty clothes. It’s really the same person underneath these clothes.I was analyzing this relationship we have with clothing and fashion and thought to myself it would be such a funny thing if everyone was just naked all the time. How would we be able to make friends? How would society be if we didn’t have clothing? So in my mind it started to structure itself as a photograph. So my idea, I started to say ‘I’d love to shoot that.’ Initially I was going to shoot other people. And then after thinking through it and talking to other people about it I got the idea that it’d be super crazy if I did it myself because it’d be more of a challenge. I’d be the photographer and the model, and also, in the same sense, it would kind of be easier because I could pick it up whenever I want. I could go do it and not rely on other people to do it and I know what I want to get out of the photographs. It just seemed like ‘aha’ this is a great idea. Walk me through a shot. Some of these photos, especially shots like the one of you getting inside of that cab in SoHo, really left me wondering how you managed to pull some of these off.I don’t walk around naked - it draws way too much attention. I set everything up and I have a trench coat and basically, when the timing is right, I drop my stuff and I start shooting. That [her cab photo] was a very quick moment and I knew I wanted to get that atmosphere, the taxi atmosphere in that location, and all of a sudden there was a line [of cars] at the gas station. So I set my things up and I opened the door, dropped my clothes and I started shooting. The driver, a minute later, realized what was going on and turned around and saw me and said ‘oh, no, no, no! You can’t do that.’ But by then I had already gotten my shot so I just said ‘thanks’ and ran away. At the beginning I had a self timer, then I started using a shutter release.I’m sure you had to do research to find out exactly how legal all of this was. What exactly are the laws surrounding complete nudity?It’s legal to be topless in New York, as of 1992. Full nudity is not legal, at all. You’re supposed to cover your privates, basically. I was risking my arrest a lot. I’ve had some really interesting run in’s with the cops.Once I had a cop car pull up and stare at me and I actually managed to get away with it. I was with a celebrity and he talked the cops into letting me do it. Have you experienced any personal growth as a result of the project?For sure, in all sorts of areas. Everything from the physical aspect of producing a book to putting myself through the photos themselves - being naked in the street time and time again in itself is an interesting thing. At first I was nervous and a now it's more of an adrenaline rush and I'm used to it and not as shy. I don't care that people are watching me.And then there's the aspect of the photos being out there. People always ask me, 'what is it like to be naked in the street?' but when I'm naked there are maybe ten or twenty, thirty, max, that see me for a split second but now my photographs are in magazines and online. So it's so much more exposure than the initial people that saw me in the street.I know that some of these photos were taken in the Winter. Finally, be honest - how cold were you?I try not to shoot too much during the winter. It's a little cold. I try to not put myself through too much pain when I shoot these.A private opening reception and book launch are being held this Thursday, January 14 from 7-10 at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery on 98 Orchard Street in New York. You can find RSVP information here and purchase the book here.A portion of proceeds from the event are going towards anti-human trafficking organization, Beauty for Freedom.You can check out her Instagram @ericasimone. [post_title] => NSFW: A Nude Walk Through the Streets of New York with Erica Simone for 'Nue York' [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => nsfw-a-nude-walk-through-the-street-of-new-york-erica-simone-on-nue-york [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:19:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:19:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=62259 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 59793 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2015-11-02 14:39:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-11-02 19:39:13 [post_content] =>
Your thoughts are racing. Your heartbeat sends tremors through your chest. You’re like a rattle snake on cocaine—ready to strike without warning.
In the morning you shoot heroin; in the evening you pick a fight. But you don’t want to inflict your pain on another. You hope someone will beat the pain out of you. This is your life after a dual tour overseas—PTSD has taken control.
However, when you’re home, your demeanor shifts. You’re no longer angry, no longer afraid. Instead, you think introspectively—your moral standard is high. After all, you’ve spent the last ten years as a soldier. You’re one of America’s finest. But your bones are shaking. Your sweat is cold. And the sound of the television is about to trigger a flashback.
On a summer afternoon in 2013, Desmin Borges neared Central Park to play a pick-up game of basketball. As he joined his friends on the court, he silently recalled his past years spent as an actor. Borges tells me this happens often—he stays present in the moment, while tuning his own thoughts in as well.
Ever since he was a child, Borges dreamed of becoming an actor. He grew up obsessed with classic films such as ¡Three Amigos!, Purple Rain and La Bamba, but his concentration changed after his family brought him to see Freak—John Leguizamo’s one-man Broadway show. “I remember telling people I’m not funny and not a comedic actor,” Borges says. “I wanted to be a serious actor, like Pacino or De Niro. And then I discovered John Leguizamo. To see one person go through the amount of change in characters he went through floored me,” Borges explains. “The way he used music and movement to encompass the show was also something I was very in tune with it—it really struck a chord with me in that way.”
Years later, Borges went on to study acting at DePaul University in Chicago, which led him to land his first job directly after graduation. For the next year, he would perform in six plays at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis—the nation’s largest children’s theatre. “It was incredibly amazing to work with them because acting for children will let you know right away if you’re telling the story well,” Borges explains. “If they’re talking, it’s obvious that they don’t care about what’s happening on stage. It gave me the opportunity to try on a crazy amount of hats and showed me what it’s like to be out the real world.”
After about a year of experience, Borges returned to Chicago where he performed in theaters such as The Goodman and Steppenwolf. He then scored a starring role in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity—a hip-hop satire about an underdog Puerto Rican wrestler from the Bronx—presented by Victory Gardens Theatre. “It was a huge hit and it moved to Second Stage in New York the following spring in 2010,” Borges explains, proudly. “It was a Pulitzer finalist that year, and two weeks later I decided to move back to New York.” Soon after, he went on to win a Theatre World Award for his performance in Chad Deity, which was—ironically enough—presented to him by John Leguizamo.
As the basketball game came to close, Borges stepped to the sidelines, just as he received a call from his manager. On the line, however, was not just him, but FX Networks. They offered him a lead role in You’re the Worst, a dark romantic comedy surrounding the toxic relationship between an insensitive writer and a self-destructive PR executive (You’re the Worst now airs on FXX). Desmin was to play the moral compass between the two: a war veteran who suffers from PTSD and the writer’s best friend. “I needed a break from the schedule of theatre so it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time,” Borges explains. “The things I was asked to do weren’t very different. Between film acting, TV acting and theatre acting, there are different levels of physicality and emotion that go on, but you’re still telling a story. So the transition wasn’t all that difficult.”
Throughout the series—the first season aired last summer and the second is expected to air this summer—Borges’ character, Edgar Quintero, is adapting to civilian life after two tours abroad. He lives with the show’s main character, Jimmy (Chris Geere), who struggles to maintain a relationship with Gretchen (Aya Cash), an obscure publicist with her own set of problems. Comedically, the show is filled with sharp, witty writing that’s paired with a dark and sarcastic spin. Yet, beneath its humor and quips, it’s a comedy that’s secretly serious, which resonates with anyone who can relate to interpersonal skittishness and a mild cocaine habit.
For Edgar, in particular, he’s in no way defined by his PTSD (or fleeting heroin addiction). In fact, his condition isn’t fully revealed until the third episode in the season. But what does outline his role, however, is a certain tenderness—combined with an odd obsession with Rachael Ray, a TV personality and celebrity chef—that secures his place as a comparatively rational character. “We’re not telling your normal veteran PTSD story. Edgar has a very large heart, and the things that he believes in don’t always line up with other stories about PTSD,” Borges tell me. “He’s not your meatball head guy who wants to inflict violence—he’s the opposite of that, which creates the dark comedic spin. We’re tying to tell the story as truthfully as possible, but in a way that tells the story of those vets who’ve never had the chance to tell it before.”
But within a show that comedically addresses an inexplicably painful condition, one can only imagine how Borges pulls it off.
You wake up in the morning. You take your medication. After months of therapy for PTSD, your symptoms are finally improving. Now, you live your life in regiments: you rotate a selection of five outfits, hit the gym each day and eat healthy foods. But as your symptoms fade, you push yourself mentally by stripping away an aspect of your routine. This is your life while coping with PTSD, and, according to Borges, is how he goes about his daily life as well.
“Within my real life, I try to implement a part of Edgar wherever I can. I’m not shooting heroin or watching Rachael Ray all the time (although I do love cooking shows), but I try to make my life very regimented. I feel like the more I can live this way, it’ll be easier to spill it over naturally to Edgar. So hopefully one day, when Edgar is ready to latch on and make decisions for himself, I can break these habits within my life and it’ll be easier for me translate it into the telling of the story.”
Before shooting for You’re the Worst began, Borges researched his role by meeting with a number of veterans who suffer from PTSD. He tells me that even a few of his friends’ fathers stepped forward to offer their experiences, despite his unawareness of their struggles with the disorder. For Borges, this was a huge indicator for how to portray Edgar—it was the moment realized PTSD should be keyed in as subtext, rather than a distinctive trait. In particular, Borges recalls the experience of one veteran who has since built a healthy, stable life. “He explained to me that when you’re serving, you’re told exactly what time you need to wake up, what you need to wear, when to brush your teeth and what you need to eat. When you come home you have to start making those decisions for yourself. But if you do two tours and leave when you’re 17 or 18, that was before you were even making those decisions in the first place. By the time you come back, which is anywhere from 10 to 15 years later, and having to take on those responsibilities and interact normally with people is tragic in itself.”
And within this, Borges explains that “tragedy” is the keyword, especially in dark comedy. Looking back to his all-time favorite movies such as La Bomba and Purple Rain, for example, each of them tell a variation of a tragic love story. With this, Borges explains how combining the two—tragedy and love—define comedy. “When you mix those two together that’s what comedy is. On the other hand, you could also say tragedy plus time equals comedy. But when you’re dealing with dark comedy, it’s tragedy, plus time, plus specific circumstances or points of view that bring the darkness. And that’s what I get to do with Edgar,” he says.
Borges adds, “Process-wise, dark comedy isn’t all that different—I approach the text in the same way. Like, what the interior life of the character is, subtext and what I want to include in every scene with every line I’m saying. And that’s across the board whether it’s comedic or dramatic. When I’m looking at something dark, I read through it a bunch of times, then try to forget it and take my mind to another place where I’ll have a couple drinks, or something. That helps me find new and interesting things to apply to the minutiae of it. The darker you go, and the stranger you go, for me, there seems to be more uncomfortable laughter. With dark comedy that’s really what you want. You have to know it well enough to continue taking it through as many envelopes as they’ll let you open. You just keep on opening them, don’t look back and don’t worry about looking foolish, because if you stay true to your part it’ll translate when it moves to the editing room.”
When I first met Borges at Root Studios on the set of the shoot for this story, he arrived on time, well dressed in a particularly fresh fedora and the remnants of Edgar were, at best, subtle. He was laid back, open to changes and new ideas for the shot list, styling and concept. You would never know he so craft-fully depicts a character torn by war and lives his life similar to this character too.
And yet, when the shooting commenced, Borges could, on command, convert his physicality to mimic Edgar’s—his toes curl inward beneath his feet, his eyes wiggle edge of their sockets. He was in complete control. I considered the parallelism he mentioned between his life and his character.
Could this composure indicate a new trajectory for Edgar? Borges answered vaguely. But I bet season two will give me the answer.
Photographer - David Johnson Art Director - Billy Murray Prop Stylist - Alexandra Niki Hair and Makeup - Alexandria LaMarsh Photo Assistants - Mary Kang, Lavinia Pisani Prop Assistant - Johnny Self Models - Amanda Brooklyn, Sarah Valin [post_title] => Behind-the-Scenes with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" for Our Fall 2015 Cover Shoot [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => behind-the-scenes-with-bill-nye-the-science-guy-for-our-fall-2015-cover-shoot [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:20:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:20:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=59577 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 59441 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2015-10-21 10:00:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-10-21 14:00:27 [post_content] => Though once known as the loveable "Science Guy" on his '90s PBS show, Bill Nye has spent much of his career trying to change the world. There was his 2014 debate with Ken Ham where he shed light on the facts of creationism, which coincided with the release of his book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Many times, he has made scientific contributions to space exploration, such as his development of a small sundial that was included in the Mars Exploration Rover missions in the early-2000s, not to mention the time he spent as Vice President of the Planetary Society from 2005 to 2010. Most recently, Nye's turned his focus to climate change, which he believes is the greatest threat to humanity today. "I want everybody to get to work on mitigating climate change and making it less of a problem for future generations. I’m trying to save the world here, people!” says Nye, which will be fully documented in his next book, Unstoppable: Science to Change the World, that's planned to be released later this year. For the Fall 2015 issue of Resource Magazine themed "The Future," we teamed up with Nye to discover the role of image-making in the progression of the human race, and how it can be leveraged to solve global issues. Additionally, it has been said that the more you know about science, the more you can predict about the future, so we piqued Nye's brain of scientific knowledge to determine where imaging technology is headed, while celebrating the exponential levels of innovation we've already experienced throughout the past decade.This cover feature was photographed by David Johnson at Root Studios, and you can visit the Resource Mag Shop to pick up a copy today. See below for more on the "The Future Issue" of Resource Magazine.
Also in this issue: Tosca Musk, sister of tech business mogul Elon Musk, exclusively tells her untold story behind how she pioneered Internet television in the early-2000s. Travel Editor Michael Bonocore chases light through Iceland with 500px Founder Evgeny Tchebotarev for our Productions of the World travel feature. Guest Editor Brian Matiash showcases the work of Benjamin Von Wong and Renee Robyn—two creatively empowered entrepreneurial artists who are changing what it means to take pictures. Deep space photographer Ken Crawford explains why astrophotography is the future of interstellar discovery. Billy West, the voice of “Fry” on Futurama, shares his thoughts on the bleak future of voice acting. Learn how to escape a spy drone in a dystopian future, how to 3D print a digital camera, how to navigate your way through Reddit, and more.
Visit the Resource Mag Shop to pick up "The Future Issue" of Resource Magazine, and check back for exclusive behind-the-scenes content and videos. [post_title] => Bill Nye Reveals Why Photography Will Save the World [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => bill-nye-reveals-why-photography-save-the-world [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:24:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:24:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=59441 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 57818 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2015-09-02 17:58:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-09-02 21:58:18 [post_content] =>
Michael Muller is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for his diverse series of work. Within his portfolio, you’ll find the hundreds of TV and movie covers and posters he photographed. You’ll recognize celebrity portraits, alongside fierce wildlife shots of great white sharks and lions. Today, Muller is considered one of Hollywood’s most sought-after photographers. He is on the verge of launching PhotoSchool.com, an online photo education platform, and will be speaking at Stand Out! Photographic Forums in LA on Oct.15. Additionally, he founded a mobile camera and effects app, boasts an impressive commercial motion reel and uses his photography to bring aid to environmental and social efforts.
So how did he culminate such a successful career without limiting his talent to one category? In Muller’s words: “It’s all about the hustle.”
As a self-taught photographer, Muller’s success dates back to before his college days. For one semester, he attended Otis College of Art and Design, where he was given advanced placement in consideration of his past snowboarding coverage. It was the mid-80s, a time when the snowboarding phenomena first took off, and Muller was among the few to hit the slopes with a camera. “I started shooting snowboarding when I was about 15 years old in Northern California,” he says. “There was a group of us who would go up to Tahoe all the time to shoot, like Jeff Swine and Will Forte,” who now plays a starring role on FOX’s Last Man on Earth.
Also of them, was Justin Hostynek, who is today known as the founder of the legendary Absinthe Films. “Justin’s father gave him his college tuition money to fund a calendar, and we made the first ever snowboarding calendar called Vertical Addictions,” Muller says.
And like that, Muller found himself at Otis College as a freshmen, but studying on a junior level. That is, until, he began getting paid work and came to question the relevance of his studies. “What do I need this diploma for? Do I need it to get jobs?” said Muller one day to his professor. “No. Not unless you want to be a teacher,’” he responded. “If you can get work, then by all means…” So, like many other photographic outliers, Muller dropped out of school to educate himself. But unlike his successors, he never went on to work as an assistant. Instead, he focused on his own vision, refusing to pidgin-hole himself into one style or look.
“I’ve had a lot of agents over the years try to steer me in that direction,” he says. “But the minute you staple yourself into a look that’s all the clients are going to want from you. It’s like the big rock band who gets asked to play the same hit at every show they play, even if they have new songs.”
Speaking of music, after Muller left college at 18 years old, he began shooting rock concerts. He explains that he found gigs by hustling phone calls to labels through a local newspaper he worked for, obtaining photo passes for bands such as U2, The Rolling Stones and R.E.M. Throughout the next four years, he built relationships with these labels and record companies, which led him to move to LA to further advance his career.
Since then, Muller’s professional work has spanned across commercial, advertising, sports, portrait, music and wildlife photography. “What I’ve done is take my commercial and advertising work and bring it on-location and into the wild,” he says, as he speaks of one of his most prized achievements: inventing the world’s most powerful underwater strobe lighting system. “I received five patents on them and I’m the only one in the world with them. I don’t think many people realize that I bring a whole studio underwater to photograph great white sharks. They’re more impressed with the fact that I don’t use a cage,” which is something only a handful of people in the world have done.
So what is the universal force behind such greatness? Muller explains: “Anyone can take a great photo. But what makes a great photographer is someone who can replicate that great photo over and over again. They say it’s someone that masters 10,000 hours of doing something. But in my opinion you never master anything. I’m learning today and I try to remain teachable on a daily basis. For one, I want to learn new stuff and I definitely don’t think I know it all or even remotely close to it. And remaining teachable is what continues to make photography fun, even after 30 years of shooting. There’s always something new to find and discover.”
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Despite Paper Magazine’s#BreakTheInternet issue still in full stock across most newsstands in Brooklyn, Kim Kardashian is back at it. Only this time, I doubt anyone will be complaining about retouching in her latest batch of nude editorial photos.
Earlier this month, we saw Kim with bleached eyebrows and wearing custom Prada for LOVE magazine's Spring/Summer 2015 cover. This was followed by a shot of Kim facing away from the camera completely nude with “Kim Wears Prada” imposed across her body (a nod to the Devil Wears Prada novel). Then, we saw Kim ass-up with a cigarette between her lips. And yesterday, the latest image in the series was leaked—you could almost say released—showing Kim cuddling poolside with a blowup doll.
Comparatively, these photos are much more eerie and creative than her previous editorials. Shot by famed photographer Steven Klein and styled by LOVE’S editor-in-chief Katie Grand, the images let off a deep, analog aesthetic throughout what appears to be on-location sets. Although there is no official confirmation that these photos are legit, the Mirror reports that they were uploaded to LOVE'SInstagram before being quickly deleted.
Once again Kim shows off those bleached eyebrows as she poses in a motel phone booth. Love Magazine's editor-in-chief Katie Grand also reveals some additional details about the shoot, including that Kanye West was on set for the three-day shoot which took place in November. "I was very nervous but Kim gave herself over to us," Grand tells Grazia. "I’d met Kanye before but never worked with him and I know how he is about clothes. He kept saying he couldn’t believe Prada had done this for Kim," referring to the 20 custom looks that Prada crafted especially for the occasion.
And yet, it's no question that the subject matter is a bit stale—especially since we saw Kim in a full-on sex tape back in 2007. By now, I think most people can detect Kim’s attention-seeking behavior, yet people like me continue to feed the reality star’s undying ego. Why? Well for one, most importantly, it drives web traffic. And two, it’s a product of the hate-follow—a social media stigma born out of the psychology of reality television (grab a copy of our upcoming spring 2015 issue to read my column on why hate-following is healthy).
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You could say Kim's infinite desire to get nude on camera is her way of empowering women—I'm down with that. But I just don't think that's the case. So let's take a look at these photos just one last time, before she makes it to the Getty Images top search terms for the second year in a row.
[caption id="attachment_47680" align="aligncenter" width="372"] via Paper Magazine[/caption][caption id="attachment_47658" align="aligncenter" width="524"] via Paper Magazine[/caption][caption id="attachment_47657" align="aligncenter" width="520"] via Paper Magazine[/caption][caption id="attachment_47659" align="aligncenter" width="634"] via Paper Magazine[/caption][via Elle]UPDATE: Another photo has been leaked (released). And this time, Kim goes full frontal.[caption id="attachment_47772" align="aligncenter" width="301"] Image via @KimKanyeKimye on Twitter[/caption] [post_title] => Are Kim Kardashian's (NSFW) Photos Even Worth Talking About? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => are-kim-kardashians-nsfw-photos-even-worth-talking-about [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kim-kardashian-bares-naked-bum-5002750 http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/11/kim-vs-keira-ass-titties-nsfw/43779/ [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:20:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:20:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=47644 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ))