When BMW was looking for a place to shoot their new “top secret” Z4 Concept car, they needed a private desert location (away from the prying eyes of car photographers trying to get the first images), vast open land, a dry lake bed look and long dirt roads. UltimateGraveyard was a perfect fit with over 300 acres of private desert landscape, located over a mile off the nearest highway.
Once the location was locked down, we assisted the Production’s Executive Producer to secure local hotel accommodations, the Production trailers for the crew of 30, and the free permit from Kern County.
The production utilized a variety of locations on the property, including the dry lake bed area, cement tunnel under the railroad tracks, the plane shell and the dirt roads with the Joshua trees and mountain views as the backdrop.
See the impressive photos by Agnieszka Doroszewicz, in the gallery below. For more information on BMW’s Z4 Concept car, check out the website.
If you are interested in shooting at our location, contact us! Also, follow us on Instagram to see what’s new at @UltimateGraveyard.
Photographer: Agnieszka Doroszewicz c/o SeverinWendeler
Creative Director: Julia Obermeier
Production: MJ68 Productions
Model: Tony Thornburg c/o Modelwerk
Hair & Makeup: Mary Curran
Styling: Holly Copeland
One of our favorite international clients recently flew to LA to create a 50th anniversary campaign for Duke India‘s fashion brand. SlickforceStudio produced the “California Dreamin” campaign, which was shot over two days.
Day One took place at our favorite playground in the Mojave desert, Ultimate Graveyard, where the models posed on vintage vehicles, built burning campfires, climbed inside plane shells, and danced along the railroad tracks.
See the 60-second commercial above, and behind-the-scenes images below. Congrats to Duke India on 50 years of success!
MODELS: Celine Farach, Maryam Zolghadr, Federico Pedroni, Austin Moreno
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nick Saglimbeni
WARDROBE STYLIST: Katie Qian
MAKEUP & HAIR: Sherri Celis, Sunny An
VIDEOGRAPHY: Derrick Cohan
BTS IMAGES: Joyce Park for SlickforceStudio
GQ Magazine was looking for the perfect desert location to showcase trends in tweed fashion with Matthew McConaughey.
They chose the UltimateGraveyard
for the vast open desert land, the Joshua trees, and the railroad tracks that run through it.
Written By: Brett Martin
Photography By: Peggy Sirota
Check out the McConaughey interview in the November 2014 issue of GQ here.