Bond and Son
This continues the series of Studio shots from the “Men in Insurance” project for the San Diego Insurance Women. This Father and Son duo arrived dressed to The Nines complete with all sorts of James Bond props – they even brought Moneypenny! (I think the Father’s Wife). We wanted to create a look of sophistication and a bit of micheiviousness from Bond Junior. Now a bit about the inspiration!
James Bond has long been a household name and remains a huge influence within the genre. The Austin Powers series by writer, producer and comedian Mike Myers, and other parodies such as Johnny English (2003), Bons Baisers de Hong Kong, OK Connery, the “Flint” series starring James Coburn as Derek Flint, the “Matt Helm” movies starring Dean Martin, and Casino Royale (1967) are testaments to Bond’s prominence in popular culture.
The Bond series also received many homages and parodies in popular media. The 1960s TV imitations of James Bond such as I Spy, Get Smart, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E went on to become popular successes in their own right, the last having enjoyed contributions by Fleming towards its creation: the show’s lead character.