This year, as a professional photographer I wanted to produce advertising imagery that was off the wall and eye-catching for the end of year celebrations. One idea that came to me was to use the Father Christmas character, and to photograph him in an unusual situation. I was going to photograph Father Christmas having his beard shaven!
The photographs, retouching and photomontage – image by image
Discover below how the final image was constructed step by step.
And here are the different elements which came together to produce this image:
Created by Eric Jamez, this put our imagined idea for Father Christmas’ photo portrait down on paper.
The Father Christmas model:
I was able to quickly find someone to pose for this image thanks to specialist street casting agency Wantedd, whose slogan is, “I am absolutely not a top model.” Jean was had just the right age, size and beard I needed!
The barbershop – Bayer & Bayer at Brussels:
Situated at the heart of Brussels and more precisely in the Sablon neighbourhood, the Bayer & Bayer barbershop is the barber to visit! The setting is fabulous, as are their staff and service! Definitely not to be missed, regardless of if you have a beard or not. 😉
And a great big thank you to all those who contributed to this photo:
- Bayer & Bayer for the location and the job
- Wantedd: Street Casting Agency for Jean as Father Christmas
- La maison Eldorado for the Father Christmas costume
- Eric Jamez for the lay-outs and the creative follow-up
- Valentine et Aurélie Angelroth for the headline