Kiss me Gently
Model-Sophie Barrah@Bella Management, Social
Swimwear by Contessvolpi
As we draw closer to 2021 I am sure everyone cannot wait to see the back of 2020, you may want to reflect on what 2020 has done for you in a positive way? Because where there is a negative there is a positive no matter how you look at it you can always abstract something good from a bad situation. If analysed in a way to make you better.
Moving on to something that not only I love to do but also everyone that I work with likes to do and that is, create engaging jaw dropping images, and I am not just talking about when we work on LaMode Magazine but when ever the amazing talent I work with, work on their own projects or with any other creatives.
So this leads me to introduce my latest editorial “Kiss me Gently”
Sun, Sea Spray, and Good Vibes. Sophie Barrah nails it again for LaMode Magazine.
Stay sharp for the video dropping next week
Life is what you make of it isn't it?
So, when I think of an idea to shoot for LaMode, I don't think about of what I am going to shoot but how I am going to shoot it and what kind of message I am trying to communicate to my audience. That is why post-production in any stills or motion work is so important. Not to mention the photographer’s vision and the message he or she is trying to convey in the images or motion work that they have created.
So, for this Culture editorial I shot the historic Olympic Park. It has been a place that I have wanted to document for LaMode for quite a while. So, after finding the time to spend a few hours to walk around and shoot the location. This is how my eyes dropped down and documented Olympic Park.
A lot of people wouldn’t think that this place which is 20 years old would still look slightly empty but still have enough energy to able to create a cool atmospheric filled images. I have to admit that flipping them to black and white when in post was a thought process of “I need to make these shots look more punchy and cinematic which I think have done but also at the same time create a story that will be eye catching yet still have a narrative to it. Not to mention editing a video to help add another dimension was something I was always going to produce.
Enjoy “Hidden Treasures “
Moving pictures, how do you define a still from a short video? Well I can tell you the difference and that is the narrative. A well edited video will tell you a story but a still will tell you a story but in a way that will enlighten emotions and the way you will see that objectifies how you see that subject. I hope that makes sense as a lot of art doesn’t.
On a side note Spring has announced its self with some pretty amazing weather here in Sydney, but that doesn’t mean it will stop there. Yes we all know what that means? Swim season.
Enjoy the “Are you to Social” video
Photographer and Videographer: Geoffrey Chuah
Makeup Artist: Charlotte Ravet
Model: Lea Fallecker
Are You To Social
Is being famous on social media actually being famous??
How is that for food for thought, I would to think that being famous is actually something that you are well known for, like being a well know actor, musician or a sports person to name just a few.
You would think that there is a bit more skill in gaining 100,000 followers or more not just by being cute or being a model that wears a bikini every time that they post on Instagram or Facebook. I also may add that there isn’t too much skill in bouncing around a room flashing different parts of your body to the world and gaining a big following that way.
Being famous to me and I think to a lot of other people is having a skill that you can engage with to the public. I have met a few famous people in the music industry, and can I say that we can leave it at that, maybe it was me having a huge expectation of that musician or it may have just been the moment? I think it was the moment when I was thinking that when you are famous for something and you go to meet that person, you get different thoughts running around in your head hoping that they will be this cool person when really they are just like you and me. They have feelings, emotions just like everyone else and you may have caught them on an off day. Which to me makes them human, as if they weren’t anyway but to think that they are some super-human is something we should not be thinking at all.
So why does social media make out that influencers who have a huge following seem like they are so untouchable? Well my answer to that is money. Plain and simple, you pay someone to promote your product and if you can get your return on investment then they have done their job and turned them self into a famous person.
So the next time you see a Instagram profile with a 100,00 plus following, ask yourself this? Are they there for the money or are they there to be famous for being famous??
More to come.
Make-up Artist-Charlotte Ravet
Dress by J.CREW, Shoes by SAM BAG, Khaki Silken Banddolier hip bag by SANDS BEAST
Kaftan by TOLU, Shoes by SAM BAG, Khaki Python Lobby Cross Body Bag by SANS BEAST
Mint Jacket by J.CREW, Gold Chain by SHOWPO
White Dress by J.CREW, Khaki Python Lobby Cross Body Bag by SANS BEAST, Shoes models own
Jump Suit from J.CREW, Earring and Shoes are models own
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog-style format, or what I would like to call a onlineZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with its editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader from our point of view.