canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM

Marvel Universe

We are beyond happy to post this, and if you are a fan of Marvel Universe as we are, well get ready for some news. 

Our awesome client Skyrocket Toys has partnered with Marvel for the launch of an Official Movie Edition "Spider-Drone" - a functional replica of a surveillance drone that Spider-Man will use in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.

When the movie hits theaters this July, we'll be able to see Tony Stark helping Peter Parker to fulfill his destiny, with a major tech upgrade from Stark Industries! Among many new gadgets at his disposal is the Spider-Drone, an eight-legged, surveillance drone designed to help fight the bad guys.

While most Spider-Man fans can only ever dream of getting their hands on the tech used by Marvel’s greatest heroes and designed by Iron Man, Skyrocket Toys is making those dreams a reality with the launch of their new Spider-Drone – a more than functional replica of the tech used by Spidey in the movie!

That tingling you feel is your Spider-Drone sense kicking in :-)

It was a fun shoot, especially since the drone itself addresses you as “Spider-Man” when you turn it on. It is very agile and durable, but also arachnid like with eight legs and eyes that light up. Very cool to see it fly around while recording HD-quality video.

Technical aspect of it is: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM, Elinchrom BRX-500 (x2), Elinchrom D-Lite 400it (x3), Elinchrom Rotalux 14"x35" Mini Recta Softbox (x2) and Elinchrom Mini Spot-Lite optical projector (x1).

Prepare the popcorn because it's arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Why this photo?

As a product photographer, I was always inspired by the liquor photography. Just look at all those artistic bottle designs that you can only see in perfume bottles. That special design that sends us all a message that this liquid is something to behold. It's a promise by the manufacturer that you will enjoy every single drop of this heavenly drink. 

Rémy Martin XO cognac

Rémy Martin XO cognac

It is so special, that pouring it in any regular glass would diminish the elegance of the experience. And I thought about that glass, searched for it, and finally found the balance that this one has with the enchanting swirls of the bottle. Then it was a matter of the surface you would place the two on. It could not be any simple table, it had to be an old antique mahogany table surface. The one to help you transform yourself closer to the very selective gentlemen's club, where sipping it would mean that not only you belong there, but you can taste the essence of success. 

Before and after

Before and after

Why the purple background you might ask? Because purple was always regarded as a Regal color that fits perfectly to the idea I had when composing this image. Attention to detail always rewards you in the end. 

How I managed to get the glorious amber liquid to shine in this shot is more technical in nature, so for those of you that are interested, feel free to check out my Facebook page for the specifics.