Freely inspired by the successful television series Game of Thrones, this calendar is the result of the work of the Belgian photographer Bernard André with the complicity of makeup artist and stylist Lars de Valk.
An allegory on a long-lasting winter, this calendar is composed of 12 photos of male nudes in a magical and dreamlike atmosphere in glossy white and blue tones.
Although the photographs were digital, the technical realization represents a considerable amount of work. The techniques for shooting are "old school," using makeup, special effects (ice and artificial snow), lighting, and a smoke machine instead of using purely digital techniques to create the visuals.
More than 40 hours of makeup and setting up for the 12 models and more than 120 hours of shooting and editing of the photos thereafter went into the production. They are made entirely with Lightroom software and without using Photoshop.
The images selected for the calendar are part of a larger set to be included in a beautiful photo book, also available. The concept for the images was inspired by a collabortation between the party promoters, Extravaganza, for the Ice of Hearts theme party and photographer Bernard André. See more about Extravaganza on their web site and Facebook pages.
For more information and ordering: Bernard André's web site, Facebook, and Instagram.
The calendar is available in two formats: 20 x 30 cm (25 €) and 30 x 45 cm (35 €). High quality printing on a beautiful paper (215g)
A limited edition of 100 copies in size 30 x 45 cm -- signed and numbered -- are available at 60 €. Exclusively available on the photographer's website; totally secure transactions.