Thursday, February 18, 2010

Time Out New York: Mark Ruffalo

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This week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York is actor Mark Ruffalo!

Ruffalo was promoting his new movie, Shutter Island, and my first instinct was to do something very 50s, since that's when the movie takes place. But since TONY doesn't want the actor portraits to be of the characters they're playing, I decided to downplay that and go for this simpler, more austere black-and-white shot.

From what I've seen in the previews for the movie, part of it involves newspaper headlines about the titular island. So I found a scan of a vintage newspaper and dropped it behind Ruffalo. After messing with it a bit, it gave off the feeling I was going for, and I called it a day.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like this one a lot, also the terry gilliam. great use of the light grey, and stuff like that!

you might like this collection of soviet-era theater posters

http://assemblyman-eph.blogspot.com/2010/02/nikolay-pavlovich

dan s

Angie Gross said...

Awesome work!