This is a session that I put toghether with photographer Göran Magnusson and graphic designer Mattias Wilmenius.
Seen the movie 300? Well that’s where the inspiration came for the graphics here.
300 tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Persians under the rule of King Xerxes have already taken over some of the Hellenic city-states, and now threaten Sparta and Athens. King Leonidas of Sparta is left with two options: he will either have to sacrifice himself for the well-being of Sparta or watch it burn to the ground. Choosing the former, Leonidas forms an army of 300 Spartan warriors to block the narrow passage of Thermopylae where Xerxes intends to reach Hellas.
Awesome movie and a cinemanic masterpiece of/and entertainment. The visual effect are brilliant, dark yet realistic. The spartans are fit with every muscle on display. I don’t know how they manage to make violence and blood squirting of the battle scenes so horrificaly/horribly beautiful.
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Here are two picture without retouch nor graphics.
Below is an inspiration photo.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham.