Saturday, April 11, 2009

City Style & Living Magazine Shoot

Setting up a photo-shoot can be difficult. First you need a model and a makeup artist. Then you have to style the clothes and accessories. After that you need to find the right location. The list goes on and on, but when everything comes together it can be magic! And magic is exactly what Kailash Maharaj and Shivana Maharaj (Co-Editores in Chief - City Style and Living) bring to the party. With an exceptional eye for detail and an ability manage a myriad of moving pieces, Kailash and Shivana make the impossible happen shoot after shoot, year after year.

So when the opportunity arose to collaborate on a shoot for an upcoming issue of the magazine it was a no brainer. "Let's do it!" we said.  CSL provided the styling, creative direction, makeup artist and model for the shoot. Derrick Woo took the lead with photography while I provided backup. This gave me ample time to take behind the scenes shots. After a couple of hours we had worked through a few different setups shooting both indoor and outdoor with a combination of flash and natural light. By reviewing the photos at intervals, Kailash and Shivana were able to provide creative direction on the fly and tweak details until we achieved the desired results.

Although both Derrick and I had worked with CSL before, this was the first time we were able to collaborate and work with a model who was a member of Model Republic.

Working with talented, fun and creative individuals is very rewarding. With summer just around the corner, I'm sure the best is yet to come!


sydney photographer said...

very beautiful!

you have a great taste in style!

Fotographix said...

Thanks Sydney!