TopGear.com interviewed Leo at Parlay Studios after he announced he was investing in Fisker Automotive.
You’re one of the world’s biggest movie stars and you’re hot off your latest film, the wildly successful Django Unchained. What do you do for fun? If you’re Leonardo DiCaprio, you don’t only hop into one of the coolest—and greenest—cars on the planet, you buy into the company. This ain’t no Prius, people. This is the Fisker Karma.
A bona fide green activist, Leo set off a celebrity trend of ‘green auto envy’ when he famously drove himself to the Oscars in a Prius. Not one to shy away from the press or his sense of civic duty, the star has made a conscious effort to put his beliefs where his wallet is by working actively with organizations like Global Green, and by investing in progressive technologies that strive to make a difference on the planet.
Parlay Studios was able to play a part in Leo’s environmental initiatives by standing in for a Hollywood scene shop. The star talked about his latest efforts, his driving history, and how he got involved with Fisker. Also on set: the new Fisker Karma—a green sports car that drives like a Porsche and uses gas like a Prius (read more about it here).
The shoot was pulled together at the last minute with the team from Fisker, who all flew in on a red-eye from LA. Even with a tight hour and a half-day shooting schedule, Leo was both on time and a gracious guest. He strolled into the Parlay café and gave the surprise of the day to our Barista Julia and some of our other clients by sitting down to make small talk over coffee. Our thanks goes to the team from Fisker and photographer Larry Busacca for thinking of us!
Parlay Studios hosts a lot of great shoots. It is especially important to us to give something back from time to time and that is why we created the Open Studio program to support new and emerging talent. Quintin & Ron are two very talented creatives and photographers. Watching them work is the essence of the creative process, you can hardly tell where one of them starts and the other ends. Involved in every facet of the shoots from concept to styling to actually shooting the work, there is no doubt these gentlemen are on their way to something big. Keep your eyes peeled for this story in the Spring 2013 issue of Schon! Magazine online and plenty of new work to follow.
Noted fashion photographer Keith Major and Parlay Studios recently completed a beauty shoot to introduce the photographer and his team to the wonders of shooting with Red EPIC Camera Systems. Parlay Creative Director, John Welsh III and Get Kinetic DP Kevin Hackenberg headed the team behind the camera with Keith Major taking on directorial duties. To further enhance the shoot, Parlay also introduced the photographer to B2Pro Lighting and their line of Umbrella HMI’s. Packing more punch than a standard HMI, B2Pro’s focusable instruments direct 100% of the light’s illumination power onto the subject. Combined with the exceptional resolution of the EPIC camera the results are truly stunning. Post-production was also handled by the Parlay-GK team with Daniel Gauthier and Kathryn Lahr editing. For more information on the Red Epic or taking your photography into the world of digital cinema give us a call.
Check out Jaime Nelson‘s editorial in the December issue of Company magazine. If you haven’t heard of her yet, you most certainly will. This Jersey City local has shot for some of the hottest, international fashion publications around including five international Vogues!
The spread was shot here at Parlay Studios inside a vintage 1940s Rolls Royce.
If you don’t have a copy of this fab British mag on your coffee table, scroll down to see the rest of the images from the spread.
Alessandra Ambrosio at Parlay Studios
Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio just might be the sexiest woman alive. She’s been walking the Victoria Secret runway since 2000 and catching our collective attention–and hearts–since then.
Alessandra is a supermodel in every sense; her admiring photographers have included Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, and Mario Testino. She’s graced the covers of Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue and Glamour.
Alessandra has been the face of Armani A|X since 2007 and most recently walked the runway here at PARLAY STUDIOS for the brand’s VideoMix App
A|X VIDEOMIX lets you select the model of your choice then choose a collection, a video background, choose your music, personalize your show and then share it via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Create your own A|X Video Fashion Show. Get it Free on iTunes-App Store and browse videos from fans around the world in the video gallery. http://www.axvideomix.com/