Leading up to our event with The Society of Publication Designers with Art Streiber and Michele Romero we were able to get some time with Michele to talk process. As the senior photo editor at Entertainment Weekly she is often charged with creating iconic cover images in short time frames. At Space for Arts we know that finding the perfect photo studio in New York or location in Los Angeles is just one part of the process.
Sketching and reference have been essential tools for Michele, sparking collaboration and creative thinking at a weekly magazine —particularly in creating covers. Below she shares sketches and reference images for shoots with some of the most popular entertainment franchises out today including, The Walking Dead, Mr. Roboto, Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Sketching Photography: The Walking Dead 100th Episode EW Cover Sketches and Reference
And the final covers by Art Streiber:
Mr. Robot Cover Shoot Sketches and Reference:
And the final cover and feature shot by Finlay Mackay:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Cover Sketches and Reference:
And the final cover by Robert Maxwell