Archie Comics Themed Engagement Photoshoot

February 17, 2012

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This is an Archie comics themed engagement shoot (and Photoshopping) for newly committed couple Bryan and Anne by Visionary Photography Hub. I don't know if you guys knew it or not, but I'm somewhat of a visionary photographer myself. *staring at cubicle wall through Polaroid viewfinder* This shot needs way more laser boobs.

Surprisingly, everything was drawn by the company's graphic artist, except for the diner setting which was shot at Johnny Rockets. "Photoshop was used and as well as a pen tablet for the illustrations," [creative Director Mike] Lavarez explained to us. The greatest challenge in creating these scenes belonged not to the graphic artist, however, but to Jervy Santiago, the photographer. "He had to consider the rules of perspective in every layout," he said. "The point of views had to be consistent since we wanted everything to look dimensional with a cinematic flair (a storyboard was involved for each angle). It had to look like they were actually with Archie and his gang."

Admittedly, I like the concept, and I rarely like anything. Not even, wait for it -- candy or ice cream. *gasps from audience* Joking, you don't get *jiggling belly* this fat eating nothing but yogurt and celery. It also took a lot of beer and -- AND -- surviving multiple heart attacks. "Those weren't heart attacks, just really bad gas." I thought that was the smell of death.

Hit the jump for the whole series, which kind of tells a story. Not a particularly interesting one, but a loose story nonetheless.

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Archie Comics-Inspired Engagement Photo Shoot [mymodernmet]
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Bryan + Anne Cinematic E-Pictorial [jervysantiago]

Thanks to bb, who wants a fairytale themed engagement shoot. Oh reaaaaally? Stableboy, ready my armor and stallion!

  • I can't lie: I love any Riverdale-related news. No clue why, but Archie and the gang is in my top ten list for reading material. Bathroom reading. Wish I was kidding.

    More please, GW.

  • yeeeah i'm going to have to go ahead and say that this was pretty freaking cute. well done guys, i wish you extreme happiness in your marriage

  • I must agree. Only a few marriages I feel like actively rooting for.

  • Reece_C

    I like this idea because I loved Archie comics growing up...as for execution, it could be better. I don't really get why the photographer would have such a hard time setting up these shots. Take the picture then draw in the characters to match the subjects..unless they did it the other way around... but that would be dumb

  • So, this wedding shoot, the ninja one, and the zombie one all had asian chicks in it. Is this a new trend/fantasy amongst asian women?

  • reclusivemoose

    This is cool. Sometimes i photoshop myself and my fleshlight into various hentai.

  • Leo

    Congratulations on the engagement, William Hung.

  • This is really cute!  Love it.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    If this is supposed to take place within the timeline of Archie & company (he first appeared at the end of '41)... shouldn't they be in an internment camp?

    Oh.. and photoshop was used?  I never would have guessed...

  • lorobird

    well, that's pretty racist of you. i guess you feel very smug now about your cleverness. shame it's not cleverness, it's just... racism :S

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I have to respectfully disagree and point out that it is, indeed, both.

    It's most certainly clever since not many people would have come to the realization that both Archie (as a character, the comic company had been around since 1939) and Japanese internment began within mere months of each other... I can't believe how short-sighted it is of you to think that cleverness and racism are mutually exclusive.

    I didn't ever say that I condoned the use of Japanese internment camps.  They were, in fact, one of the most obviously racist acts directly perpetrated by the US government and most likely had no effect on any possible Japanese spies in the US at the time (if there were any) as they were probably sneaky enough to find great places to hide.

    I must finally point out that my comment is only racist if this couple happens to not be of Japanese descent (and I'm fairly sure they aren't)... but I find it unnecessary to apologize for my previous statement as I'm sure the US government didn't make 100% sure all Asian US CITIZENS they rounded up were of Japanese origin.

    In closing: "Everyone's a little bit racist..."

  • Mark Machado

    Original and well done. Not overly sappy and kind of fun.  I like it.

  • I agree. Thanks for being honest about it. :)

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