Go behind the scenes with London-based photographer Jason Bell as he shoots the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch for Vanity Fair. Walking us through the detailed setup, including gear from Phase One, you can see all that goes into such a high-end editorial piece. From concept to completion, it's refreshing to see that not one hand was wasted in creating this magnificent series.
Bell does a great job containing his excitement and nervousness when working with so many moving pieces. Leading us through the story he wants to create, the lighting setup and locations seem to speak perfectly to his vision. Having given his crew and subject very specific direction it's great to see they all had their own creative input.
Collaboration is really important, it's not just the photographer. It's a big team effort to shoot; you have the designer, the stylist, the groomer, and it's about all that coming together. And then once you've all tried to get the ingredients right, you then just let go and have fun with it.
Check out the quick snapshots from the shoot below along with the final images from Vanity Fair.
To see more of Bell's work be sure to check out his portfolio.
[via Vanity Fair]