Fashion editorial

Fashion Portrait Photography

The other day we did a minimally styled fashion editorial in my studio.
I tried not to light the subject directly this time in hopes of creating a less stimulating look. The idea was to pair this low key lighting with a minimalist, organic vibe. I’ve attached some of my favourite shots from the session below.

Much appreciation to my awesome team for making things happen :)

Billie (Elmer Olsen Models)
Vanessa Garland (HMUA)
Felicia Ann Ryan (Stylist)
Heather Loduca (Stylist assistant)
Michelle Davis (Photography assistant)

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Fashion editorial photography

Before it gets too cold, we have to take advantage of shooting outside. Our latest editorial was no exception.
Although the whether was cloudy and overcast, it was still bright enough for us to shoot under the right exposure.
Here’s my favourite shot from the day of. As per the editing time, I decided to go for a black & white treatment, focusing on showing as much tonality as possible.

Thank you as always to my great teammates for your time and effort :)

Andrea (Model @Anita Norris Models)
Vanessa Garland (HMUA)
Michelle Davis (Stylist)

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Stylizing the background

This session I played around with the background by adding various shapely objects and lines in attempt to make the graphics stronger. As I mentioned a few blog posts back, last year I didn't focus much on the background of my photos, which is why I've been recently prioritizing set styling.

Thank you to my lovely teammates for making this photoshoot happen!

Danielle @ Anita Norris Models (Model)
Vanessa Garland (HMUA)
Michelle Davis (Stylist)  

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2018 is "background"

I spent last year focusing on models mainly as a graphic with several visual components. In the editing process, they were perceived through the language of skin tone, lighting, colour grading, and emotive posing.

However, I've recently been focusing on taking a step back and experimenting with whats behind the model. My goal this year is to try to understand what makes a background busy and intricate while still being interesting and non-distracting. The challenge will be to find that fine line between chaotic and organic.

I will post my attempts in future posts :)

In remembrance of my team's hard work from 2017, here's a image from a recent editorial :)

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Red Pepper

Recently we shot an editorial titled "Red Pepper," an exclusive editorial for Design Scene. 
Instead of going for the traditional clean tan skin, this time I experimented with a more raw and organic look. In order to achieve that effect, I tweaked the skin colour to an almost ill-looking state, whereby I added a large amount of grain in the final processing stage. The complete story can be viewed in my gallery. 

Hope you all enjoy this story, and a big shout out to my awesome team mates!
Nadja (Elite Toronto)
Vanessa Garland (HMUA)
Michelle Davis (Stylist)

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HNY + First Beauty Session

The other day, we had an opportunity to set up a beauty editorial with the talented makeup artist Sherlyn Torres. For this session, I tried a couple of gobos in my studio experimenting with what type of light shape I could make. I used a relatively hard light to preserve the edge nicely, and tried various objects such as duct tape and table placemats.

Here's the photo created with light shaped from duct tape :)

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To the Tee Planning

Today we shot a story for publication.
Every team member had positive energy during the shoot and we created so many awesome looks today. I appreciate each individual's creativity a lot. Also. I am really glad at the fact that the shoot went well based on our pre visualization and spontaneity on set.
Hope I can show you the editorial sometime soon.

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High key

A while ago, we had an editorial photoshoot in my studio. I didn't have any photos with high key lighting in my portfolio and have been wanting to set that kind of shoot for a while now.
We are grateful to have had the chance to work with Sharleen (Key Model Management) for this shoot.
I believe she has so many weapons as a fashion model. Her looks and creativity show much potential for her future.
Also big thanks to our talented MUA, Faye Smith and the awesome wardrobe stylist, Michelle Davis.

Please check out the editorial in my gallery page.

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Model: Sharleen (Key Model Management), MUA: Faye smith, Stylist: Michelle Davis

Featured by Superior Magazine.

Fashion designer

A while ago, we collaborated with a fashion designer, Minhee Jo (http://www.aaizel.com). She visited Vancouver from Australia to showcase her latest collection for Vancouver Fashion Week.
Thank you so much again for letting us use your awesome clothing and hope you enjoyed your stay in Vancouver.
Everything went as planned for this photoshoot because I knew Claudia's skills well since we had collaborated a couple of times already.
Thanks again to our strong team members, Claudia Bakehouse, Andrea Salazar, and Michelle Davis.

Please check out the whole editorial on my fashion gallery page.

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Stylist: Michelle Davis, HMUA: Andrea Salazar, Fashion Designer: Minhee Jo, Model: Claudia Bakehouse (Charles Stuart International Model Agency)

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Vancouver Fashion Week

This month, we collaborated with 3 clothing designers from Vancouver Fashion Week. Each designer's clothing was really unique in their own way so it was a challenge for me to put them together as one editorial. Here are some behind scenes shots, more images to come later !

Much appreciation to everyone involved on these photoshoots. 

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