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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
Here are the images from my Costa Rica trip that help me to get back into my own skin so to speak.. I found my voice again!
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I been slacking on the Blogging but i am trying to re-organize my time .Since i been focused on setting up my new Online store on Etsy.I am doing a bit of fine art photography these past few month as i continuously renew my vision for my work. The exhibition I did last summer really got my blood pumping. Fashion is always going to be a part of my life but it’s no longer the complete and sole focus in my creative minds eye. I am actually still using the influences on my fashion background to what i am shooting now. I think the direction i am taking will in turn have a great affect on my fashion images as well.
Also trying to manage my new obsession with Blythe Dolls.. I have always been drawn to Japanese culture quite a bit throughout my life and visually their artwork is like Eye Candy. A trip there is definitely on the goal list! More of that to come.
Here is work i shot in Brooklyn, NYC at the amazing coney island.
PRINT AVAILABLE ON ETSY:
Glossy magazine: U.K. based magazine
I have been focused on getting published in European magazines. So i was very excited to have Glossy Magazine approach me to submit a shoot i did while working with my Miami team.
Glossy requested my images for a 5 page editorial but we got the cover as well!
The Model is of course very important to me so I was delighted to work with Meighan who came highly recommended, by a trusted Designer.
Once i reviewed the models images from the agency, i was totally excited about her look … she had the eyes. And this detail is what caught the eye of British Editor-and-Chief, Tallulah Doherty. Our original background concept was a bit more dramatic but one little change to highlight the subject and there it was on the pages of a Glossy, my first European Magazine.
The day of the shoot proved long, but loads of fun.The mismanaged booking of shooting space 8am was not available till 10am. Heads rolled at the concierge, but we made the best of it. Even using the the side of a building to act as a gigantic soft-box. In order to manage the time properly we used a predetermined shot list. Further issues came in the night time when the mosquitoes loomed on us. I had to cover my entire body, wrap a scarf around my neck and remain focused on keeping the Model from being eaten alive. Couldn’t get bug spray all over the stylist’s clothes!
Meijhan was very focused and managed to not get distracted by the bugs. We completed the shoot on schedule.
Here are some of the Pages from the Editorial :
There are quite a few more images from the shoot that were not used but will be on my website .
This was published last year when i didnt have a blog then so i get to share it with you now before the year is complete.
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…
“Primal Instinct: : Nudes
Exhibition by photographer : Tru Ferguson
Venue: Harlem -67 Richmond Street east at Church street,M5C 1N9
Opening Reception: Sat. Oct 2nd (durning Nuit Blanche)
Photos on display till Dec.1st
The Hard Naked Truth about Male Sensuality, the intensity of Light and Shadow and what that stirs in you.
“The primal instinct of movement, the curves, the flexibility, the strength, and how I feel about masculine beauty has been an amazing search.”
* Harlem celebrates their 4th Birthday
* the New Drink: Harlem Mohito
*performance at Harlem that Night: Chris Rouse from 8:30 -12:30
And the Invincible Dj Carl Allen making you move.
New images were done since the last shoot and i have an amazing chance to do my own show during the Nuit Blanche.
This is an on-going series and i am excited to discover where i can take these images and the direction I can push it. Please enjoy the video ! Come by to see the Show which will be up until Dec 1St and party till 2am.
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Does anyone realize how hot the that belt/harness in the top images really is? My God… do I want Ego Assassin to make me one. Celia of course took it to the next level.
These are behind the scenes images from the Shoot.
Celia working her stuff for the Whole team…
Roxanne DeNorbrega’s Magical hands making this prefect Lavendar Lip!
I have been hitting the campaign trail… trying to see if people really relate to my work.
Having entered this Smashbox Cosmetics Contest and the votes poured in…
i entered in in the afternoon and by this morning i had 30 votes..
that was truly encouraging!
It makes me think about how Obama ran his campaign.
Over the pass 2 years i have become very interested in Branding ..because working at a Ad Agency you can help but absorb things.
I wondering how different the agencies are here in Miami. Sometimes i look around and see there is something to be desired in the level of advertising here.
I see the weird names for stores that don’t relate or help pull me towards it. Posters or billboards that don’t seem to make sense.
But i just moved so it takes time… as time go by i might be able to connect the dots or understand.
I think i want to add Spanish to my list of languages to learn.
But i still have so much to learn as i embrace the lifestyle here and make my own way
So the deal is I was encouraged to put a blog out …I was told that it might have some interest to others out there. I don’t promise the best English or Spelling ..look at it as part of my quirky charm!LOL
Who Knows… but i think it would be interesting, maybe even good for me to purge my creative Soul.
I am tru… Image maker-Photographer… Creative Director…Fashion Veteran! I love all things Alexander McQueen!
I have many other influences which will be shared here as i blog and blog to my heart content.
I love faces..I like to paint with light and explore the way light falls or caresses a form… place or thing!
I am curious about the different ways I can direct this light and what happens when I play!
I am back in Toronto,Canada.
I re-building my creative life and loving it!