Mafioso "gateway" image for future PhilSaltonstall.com web presence.
The ideas was to present a cool image that would illustrate the photographers diverse capabilities from shooting industrial to fashion to tech. Clicking on any of the smartphone images will link to a unique website illustrating that genre.
I wanted it to look east european gypsy so I found a guy with the Trabant cars in up in Napa and hauled them on flatbeds to a street with a Quonset hut, and had my actor do his sales pitch to the camera. Besides shooting in the dark and laughing so hard I could barely focus, the shoot image only required moderate post production. Switching out cigar hand, creating smoke, compositing jacket interior, darkening the street.