Stilo Covers are always a production. I am very particular about my selection of cover girls. I start with the theme, which in this case was
“The Dreamier Issue“Alice in Wonderland, Storybook, Dreams and Fairy tales.
I build my storyboard around that, which helps the Team, know what to do and which direction to go in. They get to blend their creative ideas and we develop something special. I have a very clear vision for what I want and what appeals to my mind’s eye.
The models selection is very important.. it starts in the eyes, she must have intensity, be striking. If you have to spend hours upon hours retouching a face then and only then can you truly understand the importance of great skin from a photographer’s point of view.
Sometimes I have to search through images that an agent might send or I might know instantly whom I picture in the character, kind of like a director and his actress. If a model can’t pull off the expression and visually convince me, she is the person for a day… it won’t work.
Well Vanessa was just that girl.. intense eye and the right look for the dreamy theme … a modern little twist on “Alice in Wonderland”.We almost didn’t have her for the shoot… but in the end it work out that she could come to the shoot and hang out .. since we have been friend for a while. I of course booked another model for that day but ended up shooting both Joy and Vanessa. So i still got my cover.
I am not the creative director for Stilo anymore and have since moved on to another chapter in my life! But i am proud of the work i have done there!
ciao for Now
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Stilo Magazine:: The Dreamier Issue :: Model Vanessa ford:: Makeup:: RoxanneDeNobrega Stylist:: Snowdon
Looking Back :
I have been testing some of Peggi LePage’s Model and helping them with their Portfolio to go aboard.Peggi is a scout and mother agent , and in my opinion one of the most attentive I have seen in a long time.
Gwen has been sent to Shanghai and is doing really well. I have this thing for redheads.. I like the contrast between the pale skin and intense color of red hair. Gwen is a strawberry blond, kinda of red but I still love her. Her look is interesting and I think has quirky-like European feel.
I wanted to really impress a super girly look as well as Glamorous for the contrast of her book.
I am not sure if people didn’t think it couldn’t be done on her but I decided to bring that out.
Here is what came of our 2 shoots together in preparation for her trip to Asia….. in the gallery above.
Ciao For Now
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Fresh faces are exciting for everyone., the scout, the agent and the photographers that get to bring them out of their shell. Samuel’s look is extraordinary and refreshing! It takes a lot for a male model to really really get my attention.
I have mostly focused on women but still have a distinctive view of what i want to see in a male model. Besides a calming, gentle and curious personality, Sam has all the ingredients for stardom. Sometimes a model might have striking eyes or smile that is contagious or strong jawline or sexy lips…. Sam has them all.
Model Scout, Peggi Lepage got to scoop him up and introduce him to Spot6 who in turn showed consistent, positive followup and then of course eagerly signed Sam to their agency.
Now comes the beginning of molding and training a new model on how to see this as a career, and most of all a business! There are learned disciplines that come with that. My part in this lovely plan is of; portfolio building and finding the right team to style and groom his massive head of hair.
The images above are were just the beginning. His first shoot, something to get his feet wet. Yes, that’s right this was his first photo shoot ever! He learns fast and is natural in front of the camera. It helps that he has an acting background, which made directing him into a character easy!
Look out for more soon…