Style it up before you warm down
So about 3 weeks ago I posted the beauty part of this editorial and today you get to see the rest of the story I shot. With the wonderful and truly charming Kasey who is from Texas who is modelling out here for about 3 months. She was not only every charming but truly wonderful to work with as all the models that I have worked with in the past.
I don't get to shoot that much fitness so when my stylist asked me if she would like to do a fitness shoot, of course I said "yes" .......Like any other shoot there was a concept, location scouting and one of the most important things and I call them the star of the shoot and that is the casting of the "Model"
A good model can make or break a shoot and I am not talking about if they can move but there look e.g if it is suitable for the concept that you are shooting..... and you guessed it Kasey hit it right on the mark.
We kept the hair simple by pulling it back into a pony tail but I have to admit that there were moments during the day I wanted to have her hair down and flowing.
I love a concept that involves moulding the models body into the scene and using the lines to enhance the picture. I also love black and white but then again which photographer doesn't? So after 780 something frames I narrowed it down to 11 shots .....by the way it's never to edit down my shoots as there are so many good shots. But it's what you are looking for and which shots will gel to make the story and these are the ones that did.
So to further a do the next time you want to work out make sure you "Style It Up"
Stylist: Jessica Chan
Make-up and Hair: Tracy Terashima
Short And Sweet
When casting for this shoot I was looking for a blonde but after receiving the comp cards from Chadwick's my attention swayed towards a dark haired model that caught my attention that I thought would be wonderful to shoot for this editorial. But just in case I couldn't get her I covered myself as always with a second option. This is what I do when I try to book models for LaMode. So after a few emails with her agent I decide to go with my second option which was really my FIRST!!! as I wanted a blonde in the first place!!!! Funny how it all pans out in the end.
Shoots are never easy to produce no matter how big or small. But all shoots for LaMode are big!! e.g making sure the concepts are right the styling works and the make-up and hair gels and the the list goes on. In the end the story below is the finished result.
With Winter coming thick and fast in Australia the jerseys in this editorial "Short and Sweet" should come in hand as well as the amazing dress from Asilio should be a nice fit on any day/night out.
As for the lighting in "Short and Sweet" if you are a regular reader of LaMode you will know that I love to shoot on location which means I prefer to shoot with natural light but as I have always said in the past it's how you use the light that creates the mood of your shoot .....Well that's partly how you create the mood for a fashion shoot. In saying that I used just one light to keep it nice and simple and placed it accordingly to get my effect.
Look out for my interview and editorial with Zadie and Corina. My model and stylist that worked on "Short and Sweet"
Stylist: Corina Koch
Make-up and Hair: Frances Fraser
Fluffy grey midi skirt- Seed heritage
Grey turtle neck jumper- Camila & Marc
Beige Turtle neck jumper-Morrison
Jewellery- Country Road
Watch- The horse available from Someplace
Whiet Shirt- Clavin Klein
White lace dress- Asilio
The Long Walk
I think Pyrmont a suburb located down on the harbour of Sydney is fast growing into a mini version of Manhattan with the amount of construction going on around it, it may soon to turn out to be like that. But at the same time it is keeping it identity as a part of the city with a beautiful harbour and it's surroundings.
You may ask why I shoot about 90 percent of my culture shoots in black and white and the answer to that is I love to create a mood with these editorials when I shoot for LaMode. This one is more about the architecture and how Sydney has combined the buildings and it's harbour to blend it into one and mould it into a peaceful yet some what striking part of the city.
There seems to be a lot of aged board walks mapped out around Pyrmont creating clean lines around the buildings, throw in some stainless steel and you have a surreal part of the city that if you ever needed to get away from the noise the city but didn't want to travel to far "The Long Walk" would never be to much for anyone person.
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