Month: January 2011

Behind the Scenes: Amour Vert Lookbook Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes: Amour Vert Lookbook Photo Shoot

Today is my shoot with Amour Vert for their Fall 2011 LookBook. Amour Vert is an eco-conscious fashion line based in Palo Alto, CA. Parisian designer, Linda Balti, inspire Amour Vert’s chic and affordable urban apparel designs. I am currently waiting for makeup and hair to 

My New Cover Model

I am very selective on who makes it on my portfolio website’s main page. This month I chose Natalya Asadullina’s recent photos from last weekend’s shoot with Lim Utairat Konberg. I just fell in love with her looks (yes, it’s the bangs). Funny thing was, these 

Pigeons and Fashion Don’t Mix!

Pigeons and Fashion Don’t Mix!

I was flipping through the latest issue of W Magazine and saw an ad from Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2011 Ad Campaign. And the first thing I noticed was the beautiful model in the black dress and her handbag. And pigeons. Lots of pigeons. 
First off, before I go into a rant about how disgusting pigeons are, I’d like to say photographer Alex Prager did an amazing job with the entire ad campaign. I love the lighting and composition in this shot, and the movement captured. I definitely will use this as an inspiration for future shoots.
And then the pigeons. Let’s talk image association. When you see the image of pigeons you think: 1) rats with wings, 2) bums, 3) crap on car windshields, 4) infestations at public parks and courtyards, 5) the ugly cousin of the dove, 6) rats with wings (Opps I mentioned that already, didn’t I?) 

Some of you might disagree with me, but I totally think having the pigeons in this photo just ruined the entire ad campaign. Conflicting image associations of blonde model-beautiful dress/handbag + rats with wings does not go hand in hand. The whole point of ads is to make the audience associate a designer’s pieces with something pleasant, awesome, cool, sexy, or angelic.  Not disgusting things. Hence, pigeons don’t belong in fashion. And that is my Ad Campaign Commentary of the day. Thank you.
Behind the Scenes with Natalya Asadullina and Lim Utairat Konberg

Behind the Scenes with Natalya Asadullina and Lim Utairat Konberg

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from yesterday’s photo shoot with model Natalya Asadullina, stylist Lim Utairat Konberg, makeup artist Sandra Martin, and hairstylist Jeremy Martin. We started at 11am in Nob Hill (or as the locals call it, “Snob Hill”). It was a beautiful day 

Newsflash: Russian Model Gets Casted for Having Awesome Bangs

Newsflash: Russian Model Gets Casted for Having Awesome Bangs

This just in. Russian model Natalya Asadullina was recently casted for a photo shoot because of her awesome bangs. A few weeks ago, stylist Lim Utairat Konberg was looking for the perfect model to cast for her magazine submission shoot with fashion photographer Ryan Chua. 

Remington Nelson

Remington Nelson

From the Year Two Collection.

It should be a crime that I have overlooked several photo albums from my past shoots and not post photo sets like these ones. This was shot in Newport Beach with model Remington Nelson (CESD Models) and MUA/hair/stylist Alathea Reese. Always a beautiful sunny weather in Orange County.

Excited for Sunday’s Shoot!

Excited for Sunday’s Shoot!

I am very excited for my shoot this Sunday. I have not shot for almost two weeks now, really craving to shoot soon! I will be working with stylist Lim Utairat Konberg, an awesome French makeup artist Sandra Martin, and a hairstylist I have not