Today, Armie Hammer Online celebrates it’s one year anniversary! 😀 The year has sure gone by quickly! Hopefully there will be many more amazing years to come for the site and Armie himself!
Thank you to all of you who have visited the site and for supporting Armie’s career. You’re all awesome! 😀
Head over to Superherofan.net to see some (shirtless!) caps of Armie from this week’s episode of Double Exposure on Bravo.
Last night, on Double Exposure, we got an inside look at a photo shoot with Lindsey Lohan. But first, Markus and Indrani are still in Los Angeles, shooting with Dita Von Tess, star of The CW and Flaunt Magazine.
The first shoot of the episode is of Jessica Stroup and Armie Hammer for a Flaunt Magazine fashion editorial. The key to fashion magazine editorials is that they need to tell a story. Flaunt, in particular, wants a raunchy, sensual story where the sex comes flying off the page.
While Markus and Indrani fight over equipment sensitivity, ideas, etc., GK Reid swears that their bickering and fighting leads to great photos. So while frustrating and annoying, ultimately, it’s worth it.
The best feeling in the world is to be desired, so Indrani encourages Markus to flirt with their subjects. Sometimes, though, he wants to take it past the photo shoot and that’s not always best for him or their professional relationship. This episode focused on Markus’ love life, leading to some drama between him and Indrani. While they work well together, they never forget their romantic past.
Jessica and Armie are getting hot and steamy – her legs wrapped around him, her tugging off his shirt – and the lighting is bringing out the sensuality even more. While it got hot in the diner, they’re kicking it up a notch in the bedroom. The publicist on set is worried it’ll be too sexy for her client’s CW-aged fanbase. They have to tread the line of sexy and erotic with this shoot. They make the women into a goddess, a symbol of female superiority.
Indrani may be “the bitch” of the shoot, but she makes sure everything gets done on time and in the way it’s needed.
The last setting is on the train tracks with the setting sun. Just when they hit a groove, a train derails their plans. They have to get off the tracks, but they end up with an amazing shot of Jessica just off the tracks while the train whizzes by. This is definitely my favorite of the shots tonight.
Indrani walks through the post production process – she used two images to get the right expressions from both actors, upped the contrast to bring out the shadows, and then turned it black and white. She spends the night going through the film from the day and editing select photos.
Armie and his wife Elizabeth feature in the latest issue of Santa Barbara magazine! There’s a fantastic interview as well as an amazing photoshoot to accompany the spread. A massive thank you to Whitney for being ever so kind and sending this in! Enjoy! 😀
Once Upon a Time
With an homage to Slim Aaron’s iconic society portraits, newlyweds Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers revisit a fortunate past with a glamorous future.
Who: Armie Hammer, 23, actor and great-grandson of industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer; Elizabeth Chambers, 27, journalist, chief correspondent for the Human Rights Foundation.
Family Roots He grew up in California, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Cayman Islands. “A little bit of a western meets Swiss Family Robinson,” remembers Armie. She had an idyllic childhood tide-pooling in Half Moon Bay and playing high school sports in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Now, the newlyweds split their time between Los Angeles and Montecito. Read More
Finally, a cute behind the scenes video from the photoshoot (alternatively, you can watch the video here):
Finally some information is beginning to surface on The Social Network! Click here to be taken to the movie’s official site, where you can see the new poster. And the movie now has a release date – October 1, 2010. As soon as more info surfaces, I’ll keep you all updated 🙂
This newly released poster via FirstShowing from Columbia Pictures recommends that you ”LIKE” the movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK on 500MillionFriends.com. The film is an upcoming 2010 comedy-drama film directed by David Fincher (ZODIAC, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) about the founding of Facebook.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK was written by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. No surprise here, but none of the Facebook staff, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, will be involved with the project
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara and Armie Hammer, THE SOCIAL NETWORK will be distributed by Columbia Pictures and in theaters a few months from now on October 1, 2010.
If anyone is able to capture next week’s episode of Double Exposure with Armie, and would link to send in the video. Please don’t hesitate to email me.
The Monitor: The Bravo series peers into the behind-the-scenes lives of celebrity photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani.
Love it! Beautiful! That’s hot! Oh my God, that’s amazing!
There, do you feel special yet? Apparently, part of celebrity involves having a high tolerance for loudly yapped compliments while cameras are trained on you. On “Double Exposure” (Bravo, Tuesdays at 10 p.m.), which focuses on the behind-the-scenes lives of celebrity photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani, the praise rains down like automatic gunfire: It’s hard not to feel the instinct to get out of the way.
For eight years, this duo was romantically involved as well, but now it’s a strictly professional relationship. Naturally, this creates tension. Both are hopelessly petulant and manipulative, both on and off set. But that friction, which should theoretically be the animating force of this series, isn’t quite electric. In last week’s premiere episode, the couple’s main disagreement was about the relative sizes of their hotel rooms: She can’t fathom why hers is so much smaller, and he doesn’t care.
“People often think of our work as Markus’,” Indrani complains, “and they don’t realize I’m at least 50% of every image.” A fair complaint, to be sure, and as if to emphasize Indrani’s hard work, next week she is depicted slaving over post-shoot logistics and technology while Klinko goes out to dinner with singer-celebrity Aubrey O’Day. (They shot O’Day’s Playboy pictorial last year.)
But where “Double Exposure” is more effective is as a document of how your celebrity-image sausage gets made. Certainly not all photo shoots are as chaotic as the ones portrayed here, but plenty are. Whether it’s a mouthy client like German fashion designer Kai Kuhne or a brash, boundary-less magazine executive such as Luis Barajas of Flaunt, who appears next week, or a celebrity’s publicist attempting to pull strings behind the scenes to keep their client looking good, there are far more obstacles to getting a stellar photograph besides the quality of equipment and lighting.
“Yes, we dress girls up. Yes, we have hair and makeup and all that,” Klinko says, “but the real essence of what we do is we are professional seducers. It’s about turning people on and making them aroused and making them, like, ‘Wow, this is cool. I wanna look like that, I wanna be like that.'”
On set, Klinko does the loud yapping, but also much of the flirting. Indrani sighs for the cameras: “Markus wants to take them home afterwards as well, and that’s not always the best course of action.”
But Klinko’s alleged lothario-ness doesn’t appear to be much of an obstacle. If anything, clients notice Indrani, a former model, far more.
And besides, they’re only two of several people on any given set, any of whom can steer things into an uncomfortable direction. These shoots are complex ecosystems, and require orchestral precision.
Add to this the additional layer of reality-show cameras capturing the shoot, and it becomes even tougher, to say nothing of the fact that magazines willing to let outsiders film their photo shoots are few and far between.
What arrives on “Double Exposure,” then, are scenes in which everybody needs something. In the premiere episode, it was a shoot with Eve, the rapper still trying to establish herself as an actress, done for Women’s Health magazine, not a major fashion player. This week, it’s a pair of young stars — Jessica Stroup from “90210” and Armie Hammer from “Gossip Girl” — shooting for the small Los Angeles-based style-and-entertainment magazine Flaunt. Klinko and Indrani have shot for Vanity Fair and Vogue, but those magazines require a seamlessness that this show can’t bear, and reveals to be false anyhow.
Up until a show like “Double Exposure,” the image that appeared in print had the final word. But now the back story matters: Flawless celebrity portraits have scars too, and increasingly, they’re on display.
After watching “Double Exposure,” you begin to feel bad for the celebrities, actually, for what they have to put up with to maintain that image of perfection. Perhaps that’s the tipping point for a cultural course correction back toward the value of artifice.
Some fantastic news to share with you all. A massive congratulations to Armie and Elizabeth on their wedding. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I wish them many amazing years of happiness and joy! 😀
Armie married Elizabeth Chambers on May 22, 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA.