I know how some photographers are always looking to push the boundaries of there work which is a challenge in it's own right. But for me and this editorial I decided to stay with in my own boundaries and stick to my style. Which you will see below is location with natural light. Natural light with a splash of sunshine for this shoot I may add.
I always work by the "One Sun Rule" even if I am shooting in the studio or at least I try to. But that depends on the brief and what the job is for of course. But back to this editorial with the amazing Alexxia from the US of A ......a lot of planning went into this editorial as I wanted to create a fresh but poetic feel to this shoot. With Robyn Phillip on the styling and Alex Grbas on make-up and hair duties, the getting ready part was a breeze so to speak. The following images are what we created for LaMode magazine, a set of beautiful shots that not only reflect the vision we where aiming for but also a engaging shoot that will make you look twice.
" Beauty will always take someones breath away if you care to warm there heart"
Make-up and Hair-Alex Grbas
Model-Alexxia @Chadwicks and New York Models
Dress, Bohemian Traders
Dress, Bohemian Traders
Top Bohemian Traders
Cami, Hansen & Gretel
Dress, Country Road
Shirt, Stylist own
Scarf, Stylists own
Jewellery, Models & Stylists own
Walk With Me
Being fashion forward is never easy anywhere you go in the world. But I would always like to think that Australia has some of the best fashion there is to offer. Even though I am from New Zealand, Sydney is home to me and always will be or at least for now.
So when I got the opportunity to shoot this editorial with Nicola Finetti, I jumped at the chance to work with his clothes. Add one of my favourite models to date and you have something pretty special. Nicola's clothes have so much character and form.
Cinematic would be the best word to describe this editorial with Valentina. Not only did she move gracefully from shot to shot, her presents on set was second to none. Fun fact .....I first worked with Valentina two and half years ago. In that time this was the 8th time I have worked with her. I haven't worked with a model more times than her, enough said.
" By walking though the streets of tomorrow, she stopped everyone in her tracks"
Photography and Styling by, Geoffrey Chuah
Make-up Artist, Frances Fraser
All clothes by Nicola Finetti
I always get compliments about my work when ever someone see's my work for the first time. To me that is not only a refreshing thought that I am shooting something that people like, but also makes all these's editorials worth while. Not that I love shooting for laMode.
People who don't work in this industry don't know how much work goes into a shoot like this. I will let you into a secret ......a hell of a lot if you are styling it yourself and not to mention coming up with the concept as well. Not that I mind doing both as I have full control over what I shoot, how I shoot it and what clothes I can pull for the story. And I say story as every photographer likes to think or should I say would love to think there work is narrative. That leads me to how the clothes play a big part in the story. A dress is not a dress till someone wears it, just like a photograph is not a photograph till someone see's it. And trust me a lot of work goes into one photograph ......as the photographer you are thinking about the lighting the composition, and as the stylist you are prepping for what colours are going to work well with the location or how the clothes are going to gel to tell a story.
So you can imagine how much work I have put in to this shoot!!!
On a side note, I haven't shot to much fashion over the last year or so as I have been focusing more on swimwear and life style. So if you do like this shoot and would like to see more, stay tuned as I will be shooting more fashion in the next few weeks.
Make-up Artist-Frances Fraser
Styling by Geoffrey Chuah
A special thank you to Labrina at Porobello PR
Clothes by Ruby Sees All
The Glow in Here Eyes
ANGELS BIKER JACKET BY RUBY SELLS ALL AND ZARA DENIM JEANS
HILLS TANK TOP IN WHITE BY RUBY SEE ALL AND DENIM SHORTS BY ALL ABOUT EVE
NORTH BOUND PU DRESS ICE BLUE PU BY RUBY SEE ALL SHOES MODELS OWN
LOST CABIN TEE WHITE WITH ARCHITECT PRINT & SEASCAPE PU LEGGINGS BEIGE PU BY RUBY SEES ALL, SHOES MODELS OWN
CRAWLER SHIRT DRESS DARK SLATE BY RUBY SEES ALL, SHOES MODELS OWN
DARK BIRD DRESS - GREY RIB BY RUBY SEES ALL, SHOES MODELS OWN
Fashion is a fun thing isn't it? When you think you have made it you end up being broke and when you think you want to give up .....some tells you to keep going. So for this editorial I used the same model as I did for the LaMode Swim Campaign. Why? I will tell you the answer to that and in one word "Energy" That is what is needed in this industry to survive and to keep going. Which is the reason I have added dresses and jump suits to LaMode Swim Shop.
It wasn't a very hard decision to add apparel to what I already had in swimwear and what I would like to call cross fit wear. That's stuff you can wear to the beach and work out in.
The three brands I have inculded in the apparel section are Mijanou who I stock already, We Are Handsome plus Stevie May. Most of the clothes you can wear to the beach or as a casual outing on the town, depending on your mood. Except for the Mijanou dresses which are made to order. I have inculded six pieces in this editorial. But there are many more on my shop LaMode Swim right here wait for you.
To Shop the brands click and shop.
Stevie May-Lunar Day Dress
Mijanou-Elizabeth Mxi Dress
Stevie May-Melrose Play Suit
New York City .....it has to be one of the most powerful city's in the world in my opinion when it comes to creativity
When ever I visit this city and do a shoot or two or three. I feel nothing short of inspired, these are four of my favourite shoots that I have done in NYC. All of them published in some shape or form. But for LaMode magazine I have kept them clean of any text as to let the images shine!!!
I find that NYC has a certain sense of energy about it in the Summer, that when I did these three shoots. It seems to give off something that you can not really describe, but you can feel it crawling inside of you turning your brain into another dimension that brings the best creativity out of you. Well I would like to think that these are some of my finest shoots that I have done in NYC, and I have done a more than a few.
By the way some of these pic's are still in my book from this day, A/ Because I love them and B/ Why not have one of the most visited city's in the universe in your portfolio.
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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