RYAN GOSLING GOES “DIESEL-PUNK” FOR WIRED’S OCTOBER ISSUE; PHOTOGRAPHER DAN WINTERS CREATES ARTY, DYSTOPIC SET FOR GOSLING, HARRISON FORD, RIDLEY SCOTT, & DENIS VILLENEUVE OF “BLADERUNNER 2049.
For the October issue of WIRED (on newsstands today) Ryan Gosling joinedBladerunner 2049 co-star Harrison Ford, director Denis Villeneuve, and executive producer Ridley Scott for a “dystopic near-future” photo shoot with WIRED chief photographer Dan Winters.
In a recent FB Live interview, WIRED Creative Director David Morretti and Chief Photographer Dan Winters shed some light on the concept for the photo shoot for the October cover story “The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of Blade Runner 2049.”
WIRED’s David Morretti: “We didn’t have an idea what the [new] film was about. We explored possibilities of how to recreate the environment of the original. For me, Blade Runner [the original] is a very claustrophobic movie, dense with details, outdoor shots, indoor shots, the constant rain. We imagined creating a set which could create the same effect.”
Winters: “In the original movie, there’s a device called the Voight-Kampff machine. It’s used by the Blade Runners to determine if someone’s a Replicant. It focuses in on the eye’s iris while a series of questions are asked. It’s designed to elicit an emotional response from a Replicant. The giveaway is the ocular dilation, the so-called “blush effect.” This machine references the original, but wasn’t a direct replica of it. It’s very diesel-punk.”
photo credit: Dan Winters/WIRED