East meets West
withJust like North and South ....where there is a top there is a bottom. Sounds a bit weird doesn't ?
What I have always envison for LaMode magazine is it to be a globe brand that won't necessary work in with everyone's season so in this case I have shot another swim editorial for LaMode and will most likely shot another one while the weather is as good as it is in Sydney, Australia.
I always feel very blessed to be able to shoot the models that I do. And that is no exception with Marina from Germany, I can sum her up with one word and that is "AMAZING" I know I have used that word so many times on set when I shoot but when a model makes your life so much easier than what it is. It only means that you are going to create something special, and I would like to think I have done so with this editorial.Not that the last editorial with Courtney wasn't a amazing shoot or any other shoot that I have done for LaMode.
After this editorial you will see on the flip side what some of the colour shots look like in Black and White. That in it's self is a bit of a warm up for what is to come for my next editorial.
Make-up Artist: Eve Lyn
Model: Marina Lukoschat
Swimwear by Debenhams and Duskii
One Piece by Debenhams
Bikini by Debenhams
High waisted bikini by Debenhams
Bikini by Duskii
One piece by Debenhams
Come Play With MyMonochrome
Photographic, black and white essay by Geoffrey Chuah
Black and White photography is not only more pure than colour but it has more meaning to the photographs. Not only will it not steal your soul when you gaze into the pictures. But I would like to think it gives it a more sculptured look to the set of pictures that I have shot here, which by the way are some of the same shots from the above editorial. Love or hate black and white photography you can't escape the fact that it will always hold a place inside the creative side of me to always fall back to.
I was hoping for the water to be a little less choppier when I shot this striking editorial of Courtney. But you can never rely on the mother nature to deliver all your requests in one day "can we now" ?? You usually have to work with what weather conditions you get and in this case it was nice and sunny, and did I say warm as well near prefect conditions for a swim shoot. Gaining inspiration for "Take Me To The Edge" didn't come easy as this has to be my umpteeth swim shoot. Now a days I try and draw inspo from the models that I am shooting, rather than the location and or the swimwear. But I always find it fun capturing and I say capture because when you are shooting with the waves coming in and caressing the models body. It makes it for a some what fun shot to create .......don't get me wrong I love shooting at the beach and I do find it challenging to put together a editorial that is not only eye catching, but will hold you the "reader" long enough to make you want to look at it again and again. That is not easy but that is what every photographer wants to do when he or she picks up there camera and creates.
Push Me to The Edge
Photographer: Geoffrey Chuah
Make-up Artist: Eve Lyn@www.makeupbyeve.com.au
Model: Courtney Pizzimenti@ Chadwicks, Sydney & One Management, NYC
Swimwear by Gpysea
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