So when I started LaMode magazine I didn't think the publishing industry would be where it is today. And that is less print magazines and more online publications, but in a lot of ways that shouldn't really surprise anyone that works in the industry. I am talking about the publishing industry in general not fashion and or woman's magazines. So why did this happen ? More to the point how did this happen. One word can describe that and that word is "Online" and we all know what that means don't we. It is so much easier to access your articles that you may want to read online or images that you may want to check out via your favourite social app all done with a touch of a button.
Yes that's right the internet has changed the way we live our lives and in some ways it has destroyed them. I have never been a big fan of looking at a tiny little screen too read a article or look at a photographic editorial that may have catched my eye and want to have a better look at, once I have clicked on the link. BUT that is how most of us now live our lives, and I can't see it changing anytime soon??? I still love picking up a magazine every now and then and having a flick through, and I have to admit that I haven't bought a magazine in what would seem a very long time. I think that has a lot to do with me wanting to create my own images and not be influenced by any other photographer. But I do look for inspiration when ever I travel or go about my day to day business.
Just out of interest I love watching interviews on youtube from photographer who's work I admire such as David Lachapelle and Glen Luchford. As your work should be a ever changing landscape, just like the world we live in.
Photographer and Stylist-Geoffrey Chuah
Model-Jenna.G @Chadwicks and @Elite
Clothes by Only Denim and Vero Moda
You With the Attitude
Long Sleeve V neck Shirt by Vero Moda, Shorts by Only Denim
Short Sleeve button up shirt & Denim Dresses by Only Denim, Shoes models own
Wrap Dress by Vero Moda Denim Jacket by Only Denim
Waist Coat Dress by Vero Moda
T-shirt by Only Denim, Jump Suite by Vero Moda
A lot fo you may wonder what we get up to when we are shooting our editorials for LaMode, well this is what it looks like when we create the magic.
Summer is Never Gone to Far
What is art? .....now isn't that a interesting question to throw around? I myself have a answer to that, but I am not too willing to open up to that just yet. But before I do give you my answer, I would like to say this. When you see a beautiful scene like a sun set or a beach setting like on the following images below. What goes through your head??? Do you feel a sense of peace or relaxation. Or nothing at all, I think art should envoke a reaction of some kind, don't you think?? A example of that would be "do you like it or hate it" what do you feel at the time. Close your eyes for a few seconds and look at it again and think to yourself ........what do you feel??
I think as a artist or should I say a photographer, there is a massive debate on that subject, but I will leave that for another time to write about.
But as mentioned, as a photographer I love getting feedback on what people think of my work. After all these years of shooting I will never get offended if someone doesn't like my work and if they do then ......well that is always a compliment isn't it??
As a photographer it's about having something to say or a point of view. It's not just creating pretty pictures, it took me a long time to work that out for myself. And now when ever I am shooting, not just fashion or swimwear, but my landscapes as well, I am trying to get a message across to the viewer. I think that also depends on where they see my work, if it is here on LaMode or my Instagram there is always going to be a caption or a blurb like this, that is going to create a feeling for what I am trying to say with my photography, but if it is my images on there own. Like here on my photography website: www.gcphotography.net then I am communicating a message across to who ever is looking at my work, and evoking a reaction of some description.
So on that note please enjoy my latest culture editorial "Summer is Never Gone to Far"
Location, Shark Beach, Sydney, Australia
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 with our point of view.