HBO’s Game of Thrones has been off the air now for a few months, but fans still love it and want more. Luckily for us, at Day 1 of New York Comic Con, the good folks at Insight Editions blessed the fans with the panel “Learn How Game of Thrones Was Brought to Life From the Official Set Photographer.” The panel was a fun and informative discussion of one of their new oversized coffee table books, The Photography of Game of Thrones, which is filled with behind the scenes pictures from the official on-set photographer Helen Sloan with text by Michael Kogge.
Joined by Game of Thrones Production Designer Deborah Riley and Book Editor Amanda Eng, Sloan talked about how she became the official on-set photographer on one of the world’s most-watched shows, giving insight to her technique and some great anecdotes from the set, like how her child was used as Daenerys’ and Khal Drogo’s dream baby.
When you start putting together your Christmas list, make sure these are on it. For more information on this and the companion book, The Art of Game of Thrones, check the official press release for the coffee table books below.
INSIGHT EDITIONS and HBO® PRESENT Two Brand New Behind the Scenes Game of Thrones Art Books: on Sale 11/5
The Photography of Game of Thrones®
Photography by Helen Sloan | Written by Michael Kogge
The Art of Game of Thrones®
Written by Jody Revenson and Deborah Riley
Enter the world of HBO’s global television phenomenon Game of Thrones with The Photography of Game of Thrones (Insight Editions | November 5, 2019 | $75.00) — the definitive photographic collection of the hit series.
This deluxe compendium features sumptuous photography from the making of HBO’s unparalleled hit show Game of Thrones. Offering a rare peek behind the scenes of one of
the most popular and revered television shows of all time, The Photography of Game of Thrones gives fans an exclusive look at some of their favorite characters and moments in gorgeous detail.
The official principal Game of Thrones unit photographer, Helen Sloan has compiled the most iconic shots from the acclaimed show. The best of her collection, along with the work of the unit photography team, is featured here. Bold and gorgeously crafted, The Photography of Game of Thrones captures in striking detail the scope and nuance of the show, celebrating a world of iconic characters, shocking moments, breathtaking locations, and much more.
Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from the HBO hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones (Insight Editions | November 5, 2019 | $75.00) is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection.
Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular and successful television shows ever created. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe, large format, these pages present a visual chronicle of the meticulous work done by artists to bring the world of Westeros to life onscreen.
Fans will recognize thrilling moments and stunning locations from the show. Showcasing a multitude of fascinating and beautifully rendered images and previously unpublished works of art, this collectible book contains the visual legacy of Game of Thrones and is a must-have for fans of the show.
About the Authors:
Helen Sloan is a photographer from Northern Ireland. She is known for her role as principal stills photographer for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, is a member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, and is a Nikon Ambassador.
Michael Kogge is a screenwriter and author who has penned many books, most notably the junior novels for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Star Wars Rebels animated series, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. His original graphic novel, Empire of the Wolf, an epic about werewolves in ancient Rome, received great acclaim during its recent publication. He resides in Southern California and is online at michaelkogge.com and @michaelkogge on Twitter.
Deborah Riley started working on HBO’s Game of Thrones in 2013, when she was hired as the production designer for the fourth season. Since then she has earned four consecutive Emmy ® Awards, three Art Directors Guild Awards, and a BAFTA for her work on the epic, groundbreaking series.
Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films, with her most recent books being Harry Potter: Spells & Charms: A Movie Scrapbook and Harry Potter: Hogwarts: A Movie Scrapbook. In her first foray into the Wizarding World, she edited and contributed to the New York Times best sellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen.
The Photography of Game of Thrones and The Art of Game of Thrones are part of HBO and Insight Editions’ 2019 publishing program, which includes:
• Game of Thrones: The Storyboards (Available now $60), Art by William Simpson, lead storyboard artist for Game of Thrones; Written by Michael Kogge
• Game of Thrones: The Costumes (November 5, 2019, $75.00) Costumes by costume designer Michele Clapton; Written by Gina McIntyre