The main idea behind this project was to promote the charity that Samuel is ambassador for the “One For the Boys” program.
The campaign was born when Sofia Davis, one of the founders, started researching male cancers. She was surprised to find that most cancer campaigns focused on women, with very few supporting and educating men. Men’s lack of awareness of cancer symptoms reinforced the need for a change, and so “One For The Boys” was born. Samuel is creating awareness for this project so that men will also look for signs and get regular checkups. www.onefortheboys.com
The project for the shoot was quickly settled, and Christian was actually given fairly short notice: He was commissioned on a Thursday evening, and the shoot was for the following Monday.
Planning for the shoot was mainly to ensure that the team was ready for Monday and 100% available for this intense couple of hours. As Christian points out, it is important to be very sure of what you are doing.. As you might expect for this kind of project you need to have a reliable team and to make the protagonist of the shoot feel at ease all in a very limited two hours’ time.
"We wanted to create something timeless and beautiful, to bring out the character of Samuel and to show his skills as an actor".
To be as fast as possible in this limited time frame, Christian decided to use a quick and simple setup: one light with a 120 Softbox and another light with a grid set as a fill light.