Mid Summer Dreaming
So many great shots from my last editorial didn't make the cut for Mid Summer Dream. Which is why I decided to do Mid Summer Dreaming for this weeks post. It is a combination of a small beauty story that I shot with Nina and some of the pic's that didn't make the final edit plus a interview with the very charming Nina that I have spread over the editorial. And to finish it all off there are a couple of behind the scenes videos of me at work.
This will most likely be my last swim editorial for LaMode for a while with Autumn coming thick and fast. I will be focusing more on the culture and fashion editorials for LaMode, if you check out the Culture section under my "categories" you will see what I am talking about. But that doesn't mean you won't see a swim editorial randomly pop up over the Australian Winter as I intend to do a bit of traveling in the coming months. So watch out for that surprise swim editorial in the coming few months. But till then enjoy "Mid Summer Dreaming"
Photographer/ Geoffrey Chuah
Make-up Artist/ Connie G
Model/ Nina@Ava Models
Swimwear/ Molly and Polly
Photographers and Stylist Assistant/ Erin Carroll
Q/ Whats your favourite thing about modeling
A/ The opportunties to collaborate with creative people and work towards a shared vision. Sometimes I don't even feel the need to see the photos, the process itself is so rewarding. Although it is nice to see the finished product once it is out.
Q/ You have recently travel to Asia to model. Did you enjoy the experience and if so why?
A/ I loved traveling to Asia ! I spent 3 months in Hong Kong and 3 months in Seoul. It's a experience I wouldn't be able to do if I worked in any other industry. I love seeing different parts of the world and feeling like a local instead of a tourist. Its also really interesting to see how styles change from country to country.
Q/ As a model tell us what it feels like to be in front of the camera creating the pictures the photographer is trying to get for there client.
A/ Its easy to look at a mood board and know what the look and feel of the shoot will be like. But it's another to actually create the the pictures that the photographer is after without seeing your self do it. You have to learn to connect with and take direction from the photographer and know your angels to get the results the photographer is after. There is a sense of accomplishment when you see the finished results and know you've acheived the client brief. Sometimes you have to suggest a mood board to the client as not all clients know what they want!!!
Q/ Is there a difference between shooting a editorial for a magazine or a advertising campaign when you are in front of the camera e.g do you project yourself in a different manner
A/ An advertising campaign is a lot more commercial, you need to appeal to a larger audience and and show off the products/clothes as much as possible. With editorial you have more creative space to move and create some amazing images.
Q/ Do you have any aspirations to pursuit a different career path in the fashion industry after you finish modeling.
A/ I would love to create a line of completely carbon neutral, bamboo lounge and sleepwear. Cotton takes such a toll on the environment, while a bamboo grows rampant in so many parts of the world and is in many instances softer than cotton on the skin. I's like to create not only a eco conscious company but also a social one, with all the staff in good working conditions , fair pay and support for there families.
Mid Summer Dreaming
Behind the scenes videos and pictures.
Mid Summer Dream
With the Australian Summer more than half over I thought it was a good time to shoot another swim editorial. This time around Brisbane based swim label Molly And Polly's are in the spot light for this brand profile.The head designer Kirsten Beck was kind enough to loan me some pieces to help create this amazing editorial. Add Palm beach as the location and boom "Mid Summer Dream" was born ........sadly the weather did not come to the party but what did come to the party was the amazing Nina our star for the day. As you will see in this editorial she not only worked it like a pro but also brought the already colourful swimwear to life.
Palm Beach is amazing on a sunny day.......I hope it will be sunny the next time I shoot there. Even so you don't get beaches like this anywhere in Sydney. The golden sand plus having the luxury of a rock pool to swim in, just so you don't get pounded by the waves.
This is part one of a two part editorial. The second part will be accompanied by a interview by the lovely Nina and some behind the scenes shots and a video or two.
So till then enjoy.........Mid Summer Dream
Make-up and Hair/Connie G
Swimwear/Molly and Polly
Styling and photography assistant/Erin Carroll
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