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Creative Director: Ken DeLago
Director of Photography: Christian Iooss
Art Director: Tim Oliver
Associate Art Directors: Riva Schwartz, Doug Wheeler
Photographer: Peter Schafrick
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Heidi: Was that commissioned or existing work?
Peter: The piece I shot for Golf Digest was commissioned. They saw some of my personal work I shot using paint and sporting equipment (baseball, football, hockey, and tennis) plus some of the work I’ve done with paint and flowers – and they wanted something similar. Their requirements were that the equipment not be brand recognizable in order to create an powerful image to open for their ‘hot’ new golf gear.
Is that a special type of paint for your splash and crash series?
Nope. Just regular paint.
Did you specifically set out to develop that body of work? How did that idea come about?
My first experiments were with a rose, that I dunked in paint and twirled around. I then expanded the technique by doing a sports theme.
Are you using fans or is it all real motion?
It’s all real motion. I hold the club, dunk it, then swing it.
“The Making Of” shows us this must be a difficult edit because there are so many options, how do you edit this work?
Edits can be a chore! It’s so subjective, and so many of the shots each have their own uniqueness and beauty. Some are very splashy and look really amazing, some more elegant and they too look great. It’s quite easy to come up with at least 6 very unique and interesting final from a shoot like this. Usually the client has a very specific look in mind, so many times the out-takes make it into my book.
Who cleans up the mess?
The mess is somewhat controlled with a lot of plastic. We just wrap it all up and let the paint dry (I also place a piece of optical glass in front of my camera/lens). Then we dispose of the dried paint properly. I’ve got my lucky boots I wear on set, and I have a selection of paint clothes I wear as well. Although the paint can linger on my hands for a few days.