Studio Portraiture | Jean de Villiers

March 20, 2015 · 1 comment

in Advertising,Culture,Lifestyle,portraiture

In November last year I was commissioned by DStv Media Sales to photograph South African Springbok rugby captain, Jean de Villiers for their 2015 Sports Heros Planning Guide.

Jean and four members of staff from DStv Media Sales were photographed in studio, and comped into the final layouts by the creative team at Clearwater.

Jean-de-Villiers-Cover-Rikki-Hibbert-Photography

As you can imagine, Jean is a busy man with all sorts of meetings and endorsements to attend to. I only had 4 hours, and I had to photograph Jean and the staff for the Cover, as well as several other shots for the inside of the booklet. The team from Super Sport were also there to get some behind the scenes footage and an interview with Jean. When Jean’s agent called “Five minutes!” to the end of the shoot, I managed to finish the list of required shots… with about a minute to spare!

BTS 01 Jean de Villiers Rikki Hibbert

Neil, Gavin and Gary checking the lighting set up

BTS 03 Jean de Villiers Rikki Hibbert

Olia doing final make-up touch ups, and the Super Sport team getting some behind the scenes footage

BTS 04 Jean de Villiers Rikki Hibbert

Jean and myself after the shoot

Well done to the team for sticking to our timelines and coping under the stressful conditions!

Client: DStv Media Sales

Agency: Clearwater

Photography: Rikki Hibbert

Photography Assistants: Neil van Schalkwyk, Gavin Goodman & Gary Lowther

Make-up and Hair: Olia Outkina

Wardrobe and Styling: Bianca Delides

Jean de Villiers Layout 01 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 02 Rikki Hibbert PhotographyJean de Villiers Layout 03 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 04 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 05 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 06 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 07 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 08 Rikki Hibbert Photography

Jean de Villiers Layout 09 Rikki Hibbert Photography

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Erika van Zyl March 20, 2015 at 10:16 am

Wow! This shoot looks like it was a lot of fun – even though it was “stressful”. Excellent photos – great job!

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