Ten years later. Crazy. For Sactown‘s second issue we went big. Joe Carnahan was a local filmmaker who was graduating up to the big leagues and releasing his first major wide release picture Smokin’ Aces. We were able to get a shoot with him and Aces star Jeremy Piven for our second ever cover. Someone handed Piven a deck of cards and a theme and title were born. The flipbookesque nature of its opening spread came from us not being able to settle on one photo, so I had the idea to use three of them to convey a sense of action, fleshed out even more when I composited it all together with a few more playing cards. I wanted the spread to mimic the personalities and blast right off the page at you.