I have to admit, I’d never really given this movie poster much thought as a kid or ever, actually. Sure, I was a big fan of TNMT and loved the movie when I was younger, but always assumed that the poster for it was some kind of illustration – as seemed to be the trend. It turns out, though, that no. It’s a photograph. Well, technically, it’s several photographs composited together along with a teeny tiny bit of CGI.
Azriel Knight, however, was keen to get the backstory on one of his favourite childhood movie posters after accidentally discovering the name of the photographer who shot it. A photographer by the name of Chip Simons. Knight actually reached out to Simons to find out some more information about the poster’s creation and to his surprise, he actually responded.