The Chess Room

Like some of you may already now, I’ve been comissioned to create a few book covers. This one was shot early in December and it was for Stefan Zweig’s “The Royal Game” (aka Chess: a novel). So for this cover, I had the idea to create a “chess room”. I knew I’d have lots of work ahead but I knew it would be worth it, and quite fun too. The room I built with a little help from my boyfriend and his best friend, it took us a total of six hours to get it done. The chess pieces I made using the papier machê technique and well… it looked really rough, I smoothed it on photoshop and in some photos it looks fake, which is a pity since I took so much trouble to make them real. I had never worked with papier  machê before, it was an eight hour job…

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Como alguns de vocês devem saber, eu fui comissionada a criar algumas capas de livros. Essas fotos foram feitas no começo de Dezembro passado e eram para a capa do livro “A Novela de Xadrez” de Stefan Zweig. Para essa capa eu tive a idéia de construir uma “sala de xadrez”. Eu sabia que daria um trabalhão, mas também que valeria a pena e seria divertido também. A sala eu construí com a ajuda do meu namorado e seu melhor amigo, foi um trabalho de 6 horas para concluir. As peças de xadrez eu fiz usando a técnica de papel machê e bom… as superfícies ficaram bem ásperas e cheias de lombadinhas, eu alisei no photoshop e em algumas fotos ficou parecendo fake, o que é uma pena já que eu me dei ao trabalho de fazê-las reais. Eu nunca tinha feito nada em papel machê antes, me levou 8 horas para fazer as peças…

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The model was the dearest and most polite person I ever met: Gustavo Neves. He’s really a sweet!

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O modelo foi a pessoa mais querida e educada que eu já encontrei: Gustavo Neves. Ele é realmente um fofo!

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These photos bellow were taken by our friend Bruno Sato. He and Jaime were playing Call of Duty while we were building the scenery😛

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Essas fotos abaixo foram tiradas pelo nosso amigo Bruno Sato. Ele e o Jaime ficaram jogando Call of Duty enquanto nós construíamos o cenário.

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Model: Gustavo Neves
Vest: Jhonny Braz
Assistants: Guilherme Costa & Fernando Barreto

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9 Responses to The Chess Room

  1. David Schook says:

    Good friends will always get you through! I am proud to be a small part of that circle of friends. Great project, great results!

  2. Guilherme Cenedesi says:

    Hey babs,

    Pois é o que agente não faz para as namoradas, depois do treno, um bagaço, e indo ajudar das 23 às 2 da manhã eu acho, né..

    Enfim.. ficou bem bacana! E fiquei feliz em fazer parte do seu projeto..

    bjo..

  3. Rennan says:

    Q massa hein Anna, e q trampo fazer td isso hein!! Mas o resultado fico mtoo massa!!!

  4. petit4chocolatier says:

    This is brilliant. I love it!! Beautiful photos🙂

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?

  5. Keith says:

    A superb effort for a one-off shoot and deserves every success.

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    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Cheers!

  7. Dylan says:

    “The Chess Room | Anna Theodora Photography” was
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