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Self-Promo: Alien Landscapes

You know the way on the old Star Trek there was always one guy you'd never seen before in the squad that would beam down to explore a hostile planet? And you knew you'd never see him again? He'd die a horrible death before he even

Published on Jun 09, 2005

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You know the way on the old Star Trek there was always one guy you'd never seen before in the squad that would beam down to explore a hostile planet? And you knew you'd never see him again? He'd die a horrible death before he even got to put his phaser on stun? Landscape/advertising shooter Nick Meek feels his pain, and with his U.S. rep, Julian Richards, he's done something about it in the form of an "alien landscapes" promo packaged as a cross between a calendar and a collector's card series, replete with a sheet of alien creature stickers. Meek calls it the Trona Series, since it was shot "near Trona, a small mining town on a dried-up lake in the Mojave desert," he explains. "The strange landscape is the remains of a prehistoric coral reef that was used in the past for motion pictures like Planet of the Apes and Star Trek. We thought it might be fun to revisit those earlier Star Trek landings." This is strictly in-camera work, Meek points out, intended simply to acknowledge the fact that "the guy in the red shirt always ends up getting it. My assistant Richard was the talent," he adds. "At 130 degrees in the shade, he deserves a mention." See www.nickmeek.com and www.julianrichards.com for more.

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Credits

Date
Jun 09, 2005
Client:
Self-Promo
Creative Director:
Julian Richards
Creative Director:
Nick Meek
Photographer:
Nick Meek
Designer:
Pete Ward
Agency:
In-house

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