Shot for Luxure Magazine,Liberty issue.Photographers & digital artists Diver & Aguilar filmed this seasons striking shoe collections from designers such as Louis Vuitton,Prada,Gucci and Chanel. With a journey back in time through retro computer Pixel Pop graphic through 21st Century Glitch we present True Transmissions.Digital Art, Digital Photography, Fashion2013
Lucozade is running a campaign to showcase a trio of its new rugby brand ambassadors, England's Chris Robshaw, Scotland's Richie Gray and Wales' Leigh Halfpenny, ahead of this weekend's start of the Six Nations championships.
The marketing activity highlights its Lucozade Sport brand and is tailored to each of the respective three countries, running across outdoor and digital.Advertising, Digital Photography, Photography2013
Portfolio of luxury brand commissions of editorial and advertising work.Fashion, Photography2013
Euro 2012 Campaign with the Selección de fútbol de España in collaboration with official sponsor Cruzcampo part of the Heineken group.
The Campaign is running live throughout the duration of the Euro 2012 finals as Outdoor Billboard, Press,Digital and POS media.
Starring : Xabi Alonso, Cesc Fàbregas, Juan Mata, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos & Fernando Torres.Advertising, Photography, Retouching2012
In asking the question “Were these photographs taken in 1936?”, we are drawing a direct comparison to the work of Dorothea Lange, who at the time along with Walker Evans was documenting America and the great depression for the FSA. The difference being that her pictures to the best of her ability were her truth, they are technically factual and a historical record, where as this project is a work of fiction. It is also a work that does two things. Firstly it draws inspiration and pays homage to the “Masters” of photography of this period, heavily drawing on the influence of American photographers of this time, we mention Lange and Evans, but there are also strong references to our admiration of the work of Paul Strand and fast forwarding a generation there can be no doubt that Richard Avedon surfaces somewhere within these pictures.
One can question originality in all things photographic and also all things termed as “Art”, but specifically there is a much deeper question we ask within these photographs and that is a question of truth.Fashion, Fine Arts, Photography2012
Imposed on our Planet our the demands of a population that has peaked beyond seven billion. We now find ourselves in the position of a population that is drowning in it’s excesses and therefore in it’s waste.
Here the Artist’s have created and photographed these installations that represent the unbridled materialistic greed of our society.Fine Arts, Photography, Sculpting2012
Aspects of Realism
Photographs by Diver & Aguilar.
Staticity, the snapshot-where the photograph replicates death or at least a nanosecond of life is rarely captured in sculpture where, usually (except for the bronze tonnage of many a public artwork) the artist strives to capture the energy and movement. It is ironic therefore that this display of work could be the start of a non-movement movement owing more to the stillness of photography than the unbridled energy of say, Umberto Boccioni. There is of course a direct link to one of the greatest works of art, that of Degas’ La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (or Little Ballerina) but these are real people photographed to look like hyperrealist sculptures.
In a sense they are a healthy riposte to the human detritus portrayed by Duane Hanson but these are executive toys writ large that play host to the kitsch requirements of many a public commission-a more credible school of Franklin Mint. Here, where there are certain mucky Mueck moments, instead of tiny things made huge, these big guys look like tiny heroes made into paperweights.
They don’t carry the cultural weight of some of Jeff Koon’s iconic subjects but veer towards the banal- are these guys heroes ? Or a post-Warholian marketing man’s idea of contemporary branding that plays on gay iconography? There is an inherent vulnerability in all of the subjects-for all the uniform Men’s Health muscle, there is an undercurrent of fallibility, doubt, uncertainty, even failure floating before their eyes. There is bathos, Pathos and well... loss. What else do these figures have to say? Probably, like most sportsmen, very little but the artistry is undeniable.
So what are we to make of these figures? They are so shiny one could lick them and yet they can’t work as sculpture because you can’t walk around them. Having used hours of artifice to create these tableaux, the photographers have flattened and ‘killed’ them-this is where they start to look like a ‘brand’ this is where the viewers’ eyes are presented with the advertising art director’s idea of realism-up close and personal.
William Harvey MAPhotography, Fine Arts, sculpture2012
When we first started documenting FC Barcelona in the Autumn of 2007, the club were still in the care of Frank Rjkaard. We had little idea of what was to be the beginning of a journey that would see us witness a series of events that will be remembered as a historic era in world club football, the achievements of which will see this team compared to the best the world has ever seen.
The team including arguably the greatest player on the planet, Lionel Messi, along with an all star cast including Puyol, Iniesta, Xavi & Valdes.
These pictures document the astonishing achievements of the team under the guidance of coach Josep Guardiola, winning 13 titles in four years (with still the 2012 Copa del Rey to play for), including 3 back to back La Liga titles, twice winners of the Champions League and two times Fifa World Club Cup Champions.
Announcing his decision to leave the club at the end of the 2011-2012 season, we dedicate this photographic document to you. Pep Guardiola, we salute you!Fine Arts, Photography, Photojournalism2012
Diver & Aguilar’s latest fashion story in this months Riders-Moda Magazine Italy.
A Celebration & Theatrical display of Colour & Bespoke Mens Style.
Originally the basis of the concept was to intensify the overwhelming richness of colours in the clothing and it seemed an obvious choice to contrast this with African models dark black skin.
Most people would not look at these clothes and think of them as everyday attire.
As the production developed we realized there was a much more important reason we had chosen to use African models.
Because these Vibrant Italian suits, dare you to be bold.
They embrace your confidence to stand out from the crowd. Possibly deeply rooted in their ethnic heritage African people probably feel more comfortable to show this of Style.
So a whole new debate arose around this after we had shot the story .
Have we lost our sense of individuality in this country ? Is this due to the ease and convenience of buying mass produced clothes these days ? Or do the powers to be continually tell us how we should conform to society rather than express your unique identity ?
There is probably truth in all these arguments and fashion is just one way, in which we can choose to display our creativity .
Recently statistics revealed Whitechapel Road was the most ethnically diverse area in the UK. Certainly visiting the bustling market can easily give you the sense of being transported somewhere more exotic, even on a cold and grey London day.
To a degree we wanted to play on this game of Deception in respect of our choice of location. The abstract nature this environment, it could be anywhere a shanty town in Africa or an underground nightclub in Marrakech,but you can look good in this fashion wherever you are.
The illustrative collage style in which we have chosen to display the final images not only focused on the exquisite detail within the clothing but relives the exuberant fantasy when we look at these otherwise quite serene pictures of where we might be.
Photographers : Diver & Aguilar
Fashion & Creative Director : Fillipo La Bruna
Casting DIrector : Tom North
Production : David PowellPhotography, Fine Arts, Fashion2012
In 1871 the American company of Allen and Ginter began inserting pieces of card to protect the cigarettes from being damaged. It was not long before tobacco companies had the idea of printing advertisements on these cards, or "stiffeners" as they were called in the trade. In about 1876 companies began producing a series of cards that the smoker could collect. It was believed that this would encourage the smoker to continue using that particular brand.
The tobacco companies discovered that these sporting cards were a great way to obtain brand loyalty. In 1896 the first football set appeared. Footballers & Club Colours was published by Marcus & Company, a small firm in Manchester. These cards are extremely rare and individual cards are valued at £170. This is true of all the early football sets that were issued at this time: Footballers & Club Colours (Kinner, 1898); Footballers (J. F. Bell, 1902); Footballers (F. J. Smith, 1902) and Footballers (Percy E. Cadle, 1904). The cost of individual cards of these sets vary from £40 to £160.
In 1902 W.D. & H.O. Wills published a set of 66 football cards. This included George Clawley (Tottenham Hotspur), Matt Kingsley (Newcastle United), George Hedley (Sheffield United), Jimmy Crabtree (Aston Villa), Ernest Needham (Sheffield United) and Fred Spiksley (Sheffield Wednesday). Interestingly, most of the players were photographed in suits.
For the 2011-2012 La-Liga Season, Diver & Aguilar have recreated these vintage style cards with the first team squad of FC Barcelona,including Lionel Messi, who for the third year running has been voted World Player of the year & Pique,Xavi,Ineista and Puyol European and World Cup & Club Champions of Spain.
http://www.diveraguilar.com/blog/?p=701Photography, Graphic Design, Fine Arts2012
For over five years Diver & Aguilar have been photographing some of the world's leading fragrance brands from Chanel to Dior & YSL.
In their latest latest folio they highlight the connection the scent of the flower, which throughout history has been the unifying force that has made the scent worn by a woman as the iconic symbol of her beauty.Photography, Perfumery, Advertising2012
A Warrior must only take care that his Spirit is not broken,because I wear this Shirt,with Valour, Honour and with Pride
Each year the supporters eagerly await the arrival of the New home & away football strips of the clubs they have worshipped since they were a boy.The top-selling merchandise item at European clubs remains the team shirt, with 13.7 million sold during the 2009-10 season.
Creative Agency Accept & Proceed in conjunction with Nike in Portland,Oregon, commissioned Photographers Diver & Aguilar to Shoot the Images for the launch of the new Nike team Strips
The elaborate production for this campaign saw D&A traveling across Europe to capture the images of some of the worlds leading Players, including those of European Champions FC Barcelona & 19 times League Champions Manchester United.
There were many requirements that needed to be met to produce a range of images that satisfied all press and commercial needs.
Featured here are some of the more intimate moments rarely seen in the dressing room as well as players portraits that were taken during the Photographic sessions, which Diver & Aguilar have now produced as a luxury limited edition box set of Prints.
All Photography Diver & Aguilar Studio.Photography, Fine Arts, Advertising2011
I can't remember what my first visual inspirations were as a child, but certainly seeing our parents Vinyl record covers lying around was one of them. It was not just the images , it was the smell and of course the sound and crackle of the vinyl record. There is something special to treasure in the Vinyl Record , something that does not exist with the Compact Disc or MP3, its like owning a 1st edition book .
Ever since i started studying Photography and Art it was these great works by designers such as Hipgnosis & Roger Dean that inspired us ultimately to create our own . I spent almost 10 years working exclusively with Record companies and Celebrity music artists and this is our celebration of an art form which now has changed in the digital world beyond all comprehension.Photography, Fine Arts, Graphic Design2011
Portraits from the 2011 FC Barcelona campaignAdvertising, Fine Arts, Photography2011
Producing a car so successful that it becomes an Icon within its own production life requires a bold vision that pushes the boundaries of styling to new levels.
Its quiet a challenge, the Audi TT is that car.Photography, Automotive Design, Design2011
New commissioned work for Watches of Switzerland .Photography2011
New commissions for Intelligent Life Magazine.Photography2011
Caravaggio’s images freeze time but also seem to hover on the brink of their own disappearance. Spotlit moments of extreme human experience brought to life.
Diver & Aguilar pay homage with their modern day cinematographic take on the worksPhotography, Fine Arts, Fashion2010
A photographic study of Matadors in SpainFine Arts, Photography, Photojournalism2010
Haute Couture Jewellery for The Financial TimesFine Arts, Jewelry Design, Photography2010
ROCKERS @ THE ACE CAFE.Fine Arts, Photography, Photojournalism2010
The Luxury Brand Portfolio of Watches shot by Diver & Aguilar for leading International clients over the last three years.Photography, Advertising, Creative Direction2010
telefoni bianchiAdvertising, Photography2010
super bockPhotography, Advertising2010
A.K.Damm Beer Advertising campaign shot with Caldas Naya agency Barcelona.
Creative Director : Gustavo Caldas.Advertising, Photography2010
rubbishAdvertising, Photography, Fashion2010
A Selection of our Film Noir Portraits of Hollywood and Sporting Celebrities.Digital Photography, Fashion, Photography2010
This is our campaign for International Marketing for FC Barcelona. Used also for the Ticketing campaign. The Tattoo's read "The Barca is under my Skin"
CD: Caldas Naya.Advertising, Photography2010
native americanPhotography, Fine Arts2010