July 30

Andy Glass: A Dino-Mite Experience

“HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO MAKE A DINOSAUR?” Andy Glass is recalling the fun—and larger-than-life challenge—of the ad campaign he recently shot for Samsung that starred a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. “This was a very cool project,” he says.

Imagine the most creative puzzle you’ve ever encountered, and you’ve got an idea of what went into the shoot. A photographer known for his versatility, Andy relied on his diverse skill set to put it together: for the first shot, images from a street shoot in Cape Town were combined with a 3D dinosaur built in wire frame, and details—including drool off of the T-Rex’s monstrous teeth—rounded out the imagery in post-production.

For a second image, the client planned to add the dinosaurs to an image from their library—until Andy looked outside. “We were looking right out on the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in South Africa. It was such a Jurassic setting. I knew we could make it look incredible.” Waterfalls from a previous shoot in Argentina were later added to complete the effect and make the dinosaurs look right at home.

A ferocious job well done, Andy!


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