Thank you to the folks at the Cult of Style blog for publishing a shoot a did a little while back in a sunny and warm Los Angeles. This was a test shoot I did with the fashion stylist Kate Riney and hair & make up artist Maria Nguyen. Our model for the day was Noora Laapi. I wanted to keep this a pretty loose shoot… just go out and have fun, look for nice spots and nice light and take some simple photos. I added a the color effect in post to also give it a slightly retro california vibe.
Check out the post over on ambushpro.com about my friend Christian Stoehr’s Color Grading Reel. One of the big problems with shooting video on the Canon 5d is that you don’t have much leeway in post on color and exposure adjustments….. but it’s amazing to see what how far he was able to take some of the footage we shot together!
I was surfing through some fashion blogs and stumbled on this posting from Fashion Blog Mexico. They show how to use pages from a magazine for wrapping paper, and happen to be using a magazine I shot for Forever 21 in their example. Too funny! I don’t know if I should be flattered or insulted! Haha!
You probably have around your house several old magazines that do not re-read but not get rid of them “just deal”, well I do that, but I recently saw the need to wrap a birthday present and thought recycle fashion magazine to wrap, to be different and a bit more friendly to the planet earth. This idea is fabulous now come the holidays, is a good way to be creative, save some money and recycle old magazines.
For this DIY you need:
- Fashion Magazine
- Safe (I used one of Boa Accessories, truly a gift wrapped)
- Ribbon for decoration gift
Step by step
1. Flip through the magazine and select two or three pages and you want to use as many great your gift. I chose a two-page editorial. Arráncalas and cut the edge to become straight.
2. Une pages you cut with tape, what you see in the image is what is on the inside of the gift, you can paste more pages up or sideways as you need, the idea is to build a “statement” to put wrapping paper the box.
3. Now wrap the box as if it were any typical gift paper.
4. Once wrapped the box you can decorate it with ribbons, you can do it with a thick cloth ribbon and make a big bow top, or decorate with ribbon wrapping paper and put a cut some figure in the center.
Yo recorté una flor de una de las páginas de la revista y la use como centro para los listones. No te preocupes si el corte no es perfecto, esos detalles son parte del encanto.
Ready! No one will have a gift wrapped like yours. This DIY was inspired by my sister, who is a freak of the environment and forces me to recycle, I thought it was more about a gift of recycled wrapping paper and elegant chignon, and apparently I managed.
As the new year approaches it’s fun to look back on the world of fashion photography from 2012. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite fashion magazine covers from 2012. What are your favorites??
LOVE’s special edition covers are proof that the dream team of Mert and Marcus & Katie Grand still know how to turn it out better than anyone else. These beauties were only available for a select few, so anyone lucky enough to snag Malgosia’s skull shot, or Saskia’s painted face on their issue has their hands on a real collectors item.
Photographers often like to play up Joan Smalls’ sophisticated beauty, so it is always fun to see when someone goes in a different direction and creates something wholly original featuring Joan. Sannwald’s kinetic shots provide an artistic take on the year’s premiere beauty.
Katy Perry on the cover of Interview.
This is what we were talking about when we said one of the reasons we love magazines so much is because they let our favorite stars step out of the box. We didn’t even recognizeKaty Perry on the March issue of Interview, what with the thick eyebrows and KILLER sultry stare. There was no sign of the bubbly pin-up we’ve become accustomed to, but don’t get it twisted, we were definitely NOT mad.
INTERVIEW GERMANY & RUSSIA
STARRING: Kate Moss & Naomi Campbell
SHOT BY: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Fiasco is a monthly print and digital unisex fashion, arts, and lifestyle magazine that has quickly grown in popularity since its first issue. They are always on the lookout for up-and-coming talent and this magazine cover is a perfect example of that. With photography by Phillip Meech, Fiasco commissioned illustrator Hattie Stewart to doodle all over it. Stylist and art director Hope Von Joel is responsible for the impeccable design.
i-D magazine could be described as the coolest of cool; a fashion, film, music, and culture magazine that showcase their models in only the most stylish of ways. This stunning photo from Chen Man compliments the beautiful colour scheme perfectly, with gorgeous make-up and fashion to boot. Notice that every model that has graced the cover always has their right eye closed or covered.
The Room magazine was founded in 2004 with the aim of reinforcing high fashion and its quality media in Hungary. Only on its 15th issue, the magazine’s covers continue to impress. This shot was crafted by photographer Miklós Surányi with fashion editors Ali Tóth and Anikó Virág taking care of the outfit.
An absolute masterpiece, shot by Tim Walker, this cover photo starring French actress Marion Cotillard is selected by TIME as one of the “Best Photographic Magazine Covers of 2012″ for its artistic value. We don’t question why.
The first online fashion magazine I came across was Hint Magazine way back in 1999….. it was a completely new field then and even some of the biggest printed fashion magazines didn’t even have a real website yet. In the years since both online fashion magazines as well as fashion blogs have grown both in number and stature.
Hint never really published fashion editorials, but it was a great outlet for news and insight on everything about fashion. But there are many online only magazines now that publish original fashion editorials with some interesting work by up and coming photographers.
Not long ago an established fashion photographer wouldn’t even think of doing an online only editorial because it was looked on as a step down from print. But today you can find some great work online, work that never even makes it into print.
So here are some online only fashion magazines that I follow regularly. I know there are a ton more out there, and I’m sure many I have never even heard of! So please send me your favorite online magazines so I can check them out too
I’ve owned the Canon 5D series of cameras since their introduction. It was a back up for my 1ds MarkII and later 1ds MarkIII. And it was also a nice camera to have for just playing around or going on vacation… compact and lightweight, but still with a full frame sensor. When the MarkII was introduced it also took over as my main motion camera. But the 1ds MarkIII was the ideal camera for my fashion and advertising photography.
So I was really looking forward to a new version of the 1ds coming out with hopefully a larger buffer and a faster tether connection that would give me the ability to shoot even quicker.. an important part of capturing the energetic style of lifestyle and fashion photography that I do. And a few more megapixels would have been nice too since some ad clients get nervous about not having enough information to work with. What I really wanted was for the 1ds MarkIII to up it’s game and go after the medium format digital back market, but in the fast and compact package of DSLR.
Here is a little film we shot a while back… like always we did it at the same time as a still photography shoot. We shot using the Canon 5D and all the shots were handheld… run and gun really, just capturing what we could as quick as we could.
You can check out more videos on my YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/chriskilkus