The design and post production is almost complete on the long awaited book “Smoke Without Fire”. “Smoke” is a collaboration between London screenwriter Sam Peter Jackson and photographer Chris Clor along with an international creative team that is a take on Film Noir cliches. The story unfolds through the eyes of a washed up private detective and explores the dark underbelly of a city bent on destruction. The imagery is dark, thought provoking and often humorous with tremendous attention to detail and nuance. The concept was originally developed by Bruce Hamilton (Berlin) and Chris Clor (London/Detroit) and produced by the ultra clever Alex Faude (Berlin). Graphic design by PLUSH LONDON.
We produced the vast majority of the imagery in locations in and around Berlin over a period of five days. The Eastside Gallery (formerly the Berlin Wall), Templehoff Airport (scene of the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49) and views of the city are just a few of the locations. The primary talent was photographed in the super slick Spreegraphen Studios in Berlin. Backgrounds, additional talent and details were also shot in London, NY, Chicago and Detroit.
The imagery was very complex to produce, involving scores of input photos, CG renders and months of compositing work. Truly one of the most gratifying projects I have ever worked on and also some of the most fun I have had on a photo shoot. The team in Berlin was amazing!
We will be printing the book shortly and also producing a version for You Tube with narration and music.
Here is a sample page: