Tribeca Film Festival Focus: “5 to 7″ (via Downtown Magazine NYC)

Actress, Olivia Thirlby photographed by Leslie Hassler Actor, Anton Yelchin photographed by Leslie Hassler Berenice Marlohe photographed by Leslie Hassler Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby photographed by Leslie Hassler Writer and director…

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Griffin Dunne by Leslie Hassler

Griffin Dunne by Leslie Hassler

Griffin Dunne is such a quintessential New Yorker. This is my second time photographing him and he looks great. So smart and funny. 

He was here at the studio to promote his film  Last Night.

Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal by Leslie Hassler

Portrait by Leslie Hassler

I love this picture of Gael Garcia Bernal because it looks like you can peer into his soul. He was staying at The Hudson Hotel and we did this picture in the courtyard which is covered in Moroccan pillows. I love his eyes in this picture. Very warm and mysterious. He is charming, self-deprecating and a sweet guy. His movie with Diego Luna and Will Ferrell comes out in 2011 called Casa De Mi Padre.

DIEGO LUNA

Diego Luna by Leslie Hassler

Portrait by Leslie Hassler

I’ve had a crush on Diego Luna since seeing him in Y tu Mama Tambien and I was so excited to photograph him this weekend with his best friend Gael Garcia Bernal! He is in town to promote his new film Revolucion. The film is directed by 10 Mexican directors, including Diego who are examining their homeland 100 years after the Mexican Revolution.

GIANCARLO ESPOSITO

Giancarlo Esposito by Leslie Hassler

Portrait by Leslie Hassler

I photographed Giancarlo Esposito last week and I’ve been obsessed with the series he’s in called Breaking Bad. Watched every episode twice, basically. It’s an obsession. Anyway! He is such a sweetheart in person and on the show he plays the evil head of the Meth ring with the chicken restaurants as his “cover” He was such a nice guy, into Jazz and hats and laughing during the shoot. I kept saying: “no one will recognize you in these pictures!” He would do his “Breaking Bad” character by dropping ALL expression completely and it was scary! I can’t wait for season 4 to see more of him, what a cool guy.

Mark and Jay Duplass

Mark and Jay Duplass by Leslie Hassler

Photo by Leslie Hassler

I shot the amazingly talented Duplass Brothers yesterday on the terrace of The Gramercy Park Hotel. It’s so amazing up there! On June 18th their new film “Cyrus” comes out starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei.

DUSTIN INGRAM and KEITH BEARDEN

DUSTIN INGRAM and KEITH BEARDEN, Meet Monica Velour by Leslie Hassler

photographed by Leslie Hassler

This was such a fun shoot with the Director and star of Meet Monica Velour, also starring Kim Cattrall. We call this shot “Noses.”  Keith, the Director, made it into a giant poster and gave it out to the cast.