I used melissa rodwells ‘The boys collection’ for inspiration recently for a shoot i did based around grunge and androgyny. I was really happy with the success of these images (more can be seen at http://estefaniaaviles.daportfolio.com)
I looked at Guy Aroch for one of my projetcs recently. These were my two favourite images by him. The second i am in love with especially. I really like how delicate and romantic it is, the way the light catches on the girls lips and highlights her hair.
I came across melodie mcdaniel’s work very recently, and instantly she became one of my favourites. Alot of her work is shot using film photography. Her images can be found in magazines such as Dazed and Confused, Interview, Vogue Homme International and GQ. aswell as being a still photographer she is also director who works with equal fluency between the worlds of fashion, music, fine...
Paul de Luna
Apart from being a photographer, Paul is a published poet, writer, journalist, a director and avid surfer. His work has a unique sensitive style which is cinematic blended with a distinct metaphoric narrative.
I love the romanticism these images convey, the sunlight coming through the window/the leaves, the creamy pastel colour. The look so effortless and classical.
WOW! Dresses by Maison Martin, Margeila Artisanal and Valentino. One day i hope to be working and photographing amazing clothing by amazing designers like these! :)
I usually don’t like really bright, in your face, fashion images; they’re just not what appeals to me… but i LOVE these images! i think its because they’re not as saturated as say David Lachapelle’s nor do they hold the same connotations as his. They’re very simple, elegant and beautiful images. It may also be there is alot of white and skin coloured tones...
A year ago, on my foundation course for my FMP i produced some 3D aswell as a short film as an installation. (more of my FMP 3D work can be seen here http://estefaniaaviles.daportfolio.com/gallery/393532 My FMP was based around fairytales, well more like what i had made of them whilst i was growing up. I built up these images in my mind which have stayed with me since. This along with the...
I have a great admiration for those photographers such as Athur Elgort who have been around since fashion photography really started to make its mark on the work, and are still working in the industry even into their late 70’s like Elgort. His images, both old and new capture a sense of elegance and grace, yet constantly adapting to the change within the industry. I really like the...
Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
I really like the fairtale feel to Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello’s work, a photography couple specialising in Avant Garde fashion photography. The colours in these images make them look serene and magical.
I really like the way Isa Jacob has taken the idea of albino and mixed it with high fashion. This idea has been done before by many photographer and its something I would like to try and do my own take on it.
I really like how simple yet so strong these images are.
Some of my favourite photos by Mark Segal: I love the simplicity of this photograph, yet the styling is complicated in textures, colours and layers. Again the simplicity in both the make up and composition, yet still a striking shot I really like his colour palette, his photographs are murky and desaturated, i prefer this to bold bright colours, where it’s not so much...
High-Key & Low-key Lighting Set Ups
When it comes to having a successful career in photography a lot of people would argue you don’t need a degree to do so. And I agree, to a point. I believe you don’t need a certificate to prove how good you are, but an amazing portfolio. When your being considered by a potential client they wont ask what you achieved in your degree, a-levels etc but will ask to see the work you have...
The World in Black & White
Ever since i started experimenting with photography I found that I have a passion for black and white, especially film. I think this is partly due to the fact when I started out I only used this. Don’t get me wrong, I love using digital too, but for other reasons such as it has a quicker turn over time, it’s cheaper and I can snap continuously. Whereas with film the colour is...
Demarchelier has been one of my favourite fashion photographers for a very long time. Since the late 1970’s he has be published and shot covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. I am especially fascinated by his black and white photographs, i think this makes a photograph in a way simpler, as in it allows the viewer to focus on the...