,I always like to think that this online magazine is on a Global Scale, so why do you think I can call this online magazine a global magazine. One word "internet" and now that the internet plays a big part in our lives you can access anything anywhere, not to mention LaMode magazine. I know that this is a big call by saying that this is a global magazine. But isn't that quote true? every online magazine is a global magazine, for the one reason that you can access it anywhere anytime and not have to worry about walking into a new agent and buying it, to read and check out the visuals. So this is the reason why I can post swimwear in April and know that I will still get a audience not only here in Australia but in the Northern hemisphere as well.
Moving forward, the locations that we have to chose from here in Australia are not only unreal and beautiful but so divine and easy to work with. The light can be a bit hard to work with but I love working with natural light and because the day of our shoot it was sunny, that made it even better, to bring a happy and radiant vibe to the shoot and the final pictures that you see I think reflect that.
Just quick thank you to We The Dreamers swimwear for being a .......well dream to work with.
Swimwear: We The Dreamers
Make up Artist: Elena Kan
The Never Ending Summer
Australia is not a tropical country, but what you can say about it is that we get our far share of good weather all year around. It only gets cold for about 3 months of the year and the rest of the time it stay's pretty warm to say the least. This is why I am still able to shoot swimwear in March and not have my models being cold, you got to love that don't you?
Shape and form are the two most important things you are looking for in a swimwear shoot. I don't care how tall or short you are it is all about being in proportion and for this reason, I loved working with the ever so charming and devine Claudia from Bella Management. The location was Chinamans Beach on the North Shore, Sydney, not easy to fine mind you. It's a amazing location with golden sand and beautiful clear water. Have heard the saying that a picture holds a thousand words? This time around I am letting that quote speak for it's self.
Enjoy the "Never Ending Summer"
Make-up Artist-Lisa Jane
Swimwear by Estroni and We are Handsome Swimwear
Bikini by We Are Handsome
Bikini by We Are Handsome
Two Piece by Estroni Swimwear
Top by Estroni
Two Piece by Estroni
Top by Estroni
Bikini By We Are Handsome
When ever I shoot swimwear, it's not just about the location or how I light the model. It's about the model it's self, because without the model there is no shoot. That was one of the first things I learnt about this industry. Is that the model is the star and everyone else is there to help and support the model on the day to make her look and feel amazing in front of the camera. Which in turn helps the photographer or in this case myself to produce and shoot a amazing editorial possible.
So here is a fun fact, Geoffrey Chuah the owner of LaMode magazine and photographer of this shoot use to love shooting fashion and I still do. But you will find that shooting swimwear is not always as easy as it looks. You have to think about sharp and form as well as the time of day you are shooting, to make sure that you are not creating to many hash shadows. But again that all depends on how you light!!! And what you want from the final images. So to finish up, if I was to chose one subject to shoot for the rest of my career. That would be the female form .....notice it's not swimwear, fashion, portrait or even people. Because remember that clothes, swimwear or anything else that is throw into a shoot is a extension of your expression of what you are creating on the day.
She Struck me down with those Eyes
Model-Mary Strickley@Chadwick Models
Make-up Artist-Joe Adams
Swimwear Brands-Cuva and Karen Hurley Collections
One Piece by Karen Hurley Collections
One piece by Cuva Swimwear
Swimwear by Cuva swimwear
Bikini by Cuva Swimwear
One piece by Karen Hurley Collections
Two piece and Rashie Jacket by Cuva swimwear
Bikini by Karen Hurley Collections
Two Piece by Karen Hurley Collections
The Greatest Adventure
When you set out to do something that you don't plan that well, you can get yourself in to a lot of trouble. Well on this occasion, I did and didn't if you get my drift. I have never been to the Blue Mountains before, and I was determine to cross this one off the bucket list in the first few weeks of the year.
My mind set was to take some breath taking photo's of the valley, and take in some nature. As I haven't done neither for a long time.
It took a 2 hour train ride then a 45 minute walk to get to the out post then another 30 minute walk to get to the look out. Once I reached the look out I have to admit the view was breath taking and not to mention very inspirational. But it didn't stop there as I wanted to see and do more. I climbed down the mountain and discovered the 100 meter drop water fall. That had me pretty god smacked ......so to finish my day I had to climb back up and the mountain ........Not as easy as it sounds........ then walk back to the train station. On my ride back to civilization I had time to reflect on what I had just done. And that was take myself out of my comfort zone and take some images that were different to what I would normally like to shoot.
It was a pretty fantastic day, all in all you can check out my images of " The Greatest Adventure" right below me. No pun intended.
To LaMode it is a global online magazine in a blog style format, or a blogZine. With a focus or Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials that will take your breath away. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with it's 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.
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