Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time Out New York: Michael Caine

This week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York is film legend Michael Caine!

Usually TONY doesn't get the chance to interview a legend (since, after all, there aren't that many of them left), but Mr. Caine definitely fits the bill--from Alfie to The Man Who Would Be King to Sleuth to Hannah and Her Sisters to modern films like The Dark Knight, Caine has one of the greatest filmographies in all of Hollywood.

He was promoting a new film called Harry Brown, where Caine plays a vigilante. So I decided to use a shot of Caine from the film, taking out some of the more specific elements (him holding a gun, for example) and adding some Saul Bass-esque buildings in the background to give it a retro feel.

Also, by having the buildings be so cartoony and simple, the realistic portrait of Caine made for a good contrast. This ended up as one of my favorite Hot Seat portraits fro the last couple of months.

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