Posts tagged fashion
Posts tagged fashion
This is great-Most of the time people think that fashion photography is nothing by glamor, excitement and fun. Here is the fashion photographer schlepping his gear from one show to another over and over again-granted, he gets to have one of the best spots in the house during the shows, but still, he is working and there is never anything fun about working.
This is just awesome photography and a very intelligent way to melting classical art of painting into modern fashion photography. I love it. The quality of light and the mastery with which these famous paintings have been duplicated is just genius!! Very fresh and very unique way of showing starting Fall 2011 fashion… Good job!!
We shot this editorial portraits photograph in Evanston beach by the Light House. That is a great location next to the beach and at the time we got there, there were almost no one on the beach and we had it all to ourselves. My assistant Dan Finley was helping me out that day by holding a radio controlled light box equipped with Metz 45 and powered by a Quantum II battery. We were running up and down the beach while taking photos and after a few back and forth, we were all tired and out breath—that is when Alexs began to play with his hair and I continued shooting as he was trying to catch his breath and get back to normal.
This editorial portrait is just right because it was spontaneous and it has soul—at least so far as I am concerned.
Jenny M. is my neighbor and is a math teacher in a local school. She is also a great model! I made these editorial portrait photographs of Jenny last year. That morning before the shoot, I went to a local beauty shop and purchased these glue on nails. We spent a good bit of time gluing these nails—I know I had never done something like that so it was all new to me and from the looks of it, it was all new to Jenny as well. I wanted to have a vixen/cat woman type of beauty shot. After playing around with the fingers and nails, I got this shot about a little more than half way through the shoot.
I used a simple beauty dish for her and had the backdrop lite from behind by a huge soft box. I like this shot!
I simply don’t get it. I saw these photos of 10-year-old-model Thylane Loubry Blondeau in French Vogue and thought of the images to be interesting-without more. Unbeknownst to me, the American media has gone coo coo over these images to an degree that on Fox News, evidently, anyone who supports these photos must simple be a pedophile!! I mean really!!!
Calm down people! Take a deep breath. Have some dip. Relax. These images are not pornographic. Images don’t create pedophiles!! The same way that images of people climbing mountains do not make the viewer a mountaineer!! Or images of people swimming won’t make the viewer of those images a swimmer!! These are fashion images and as such they are well done. They are professional. They are well lit. The model is well posed. The styling is well done. Overall, each image is well managed and worthy of Vogue Fashion Photography. There is nothing more to it.
All this reminds me of stories I have heard about my sister or any other young girl who at some point or another in their young life decide to wear their mother’s dress, shoes and/or put up their mother’s makeup and proudly parade around the house… What is wrong with this? Nothing.
If you find them disturbing, or feel a strange sexual attraction here—that is something that you should look within yourself and then take appropriate actions and talk to an expert about resolving those issues that are evidently weighting on your own conscience and should indeed be addressed. Other than that, there is nothing to see here… move on people!
Here are some additional shots from the Vogue photo shoot:
I was lucky! I had the pleasure to be able to shoot several of Borris Powell’s creations couple of weeks ago. I must say that I was beside myself when I found out I was getting that opportunity!
When I saw the dresses, I was reminded of the French literature I used to read back when I lived in France-George Sand, Baudelaire, Verlaine—the Romantic novels and poems of the 19th Century writers came to my mind. So I set to create that atmosphere—albeit with a touch of modernity…
See more Borris Powell by Nima Taradji: