New Images from ‘Tim Palen: Photos From The Hunger Games’ Book
People magazine has just published some The Incredible Hunger Games Portraits from the book Tim Palen: Photos From The Hunger Games.
The photos feature our favorite tributes: Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin and more franchise stars.
Tim Palen’s side-gig photographing movie posters came about by accident: The director of 2003’s Wonderland chose the “scrap” photos Palen shot in order to guide the publicity department toward his vision for the official poster. These days, Palen only steps behind the camera “when I think that I spark to the movie, and I feel I can bring something to it and I feel it’s a good fit for me.” That’s just how he felt about The Hunger Games franchise. After shooting ad campaigns for all four films, Palen has collected the portraits into a new book, Tim Palen: Photographs From the Hunger Games, out July 29 from Assouline. And if you really can’t get enough of Palen’s work, Assouline is releasing a smaller, specially bound edition that they hope to have out in time for Mockingjay – Part 2’s release on Nov. 20.
The striking shot of the Everdeen sisters (formally titled “The Sister Portrait”) marks the only time that Palen has ever photographed Willow Shields. The photographer was only set to shoot Jennifer Lawrence on the set of Mockingjay – Part 1 in Atlanta, but when he found out that Shields was filming that day, Palen felt he needed to get a shot of them together. “In Suzanne Collins’s books, their relationship is really the heartbeat of the book series and movies,” he said. “It really tracks back to this reluctant hero who makes the biggest sacrifice for her sister. It was prophetic that we would happen to get them together on the day Jennifer Lawrence became the Mockingjay.”
Lenny Kravitz also praised Palen’s understanding of the series and its characters: “I recognized what Tim’s influences were when I first met him. We understood each other, and when I saw what he had shot, I realized who he was. I was like, ‘Okay, this guy knows exactly what he is doing and is so on-point.'”
US Weekly also released two photos from the book.
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