- Model: Sabine @ Next Models, Los Angeles
- Stylist: Vanessa Mancos @ DGREPS
- Makeup: Phoebe Dawson @ DGREPS
- Hair: Carina Tafulu @ DGREPS
- Nails: Summer Bryant
Thanks to all the contributors, production and team.
Photographer: Benjo Arwas – http://www.benjoarwas.com/
Stylist: Amy Mach
Models: Julia Lescova and Jhanelle Castillo / Wilhelmina L.A
and Lina Jornea /Hmm L.A
Photo assistant: Victor Zuidema
Makeup: Tomy Rivero
Makeup assistant: Gina Murillo
Hair: Carina Tafulu
Hair assistant: Vanessa Fine
Manicurist: Summer Bryant
Fashion assistant: Aiden Styles
Fashion Intern: Nene Fauntleroy
Special thanks to:
Location coordinators: Joe Jenkins and Crystal Lauderdale
Location: Tai Lopez’s House
Fashion Film and Edit by Ziyan Zhang
Music: Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
Story that celebrity makeup artist Kristina Goldberg and I came up with. Her father had kept original 35mm slides from the 70’s-80’s, when they travelled across Europe. The slides are from Italy, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin and more. I approached John from Lloyd Klein Couture and got to pull amazing gowns and garments that would fit the concept and the structure of each different country we “travelled to”. We projected the slides and started our trip to Europe…
Here is the story with some unseen outtakes and a short film.
Special thanks to John Arguelles @ Lloyd Klein for the hand, and grateful thanks to Julie ,Editor-In-Chief of FACTICE Magazine, for having me 4th time in a row in her magazine.
we put together another well prepared story featuring some amazing designers for Factice Magazine. It’s actually the 3rd time in a row (Since Issue #15) and already planning for Issue #18.
The shoot is mixed with film and digital processing. I attached some outtakes of Large Format Polaroids and 8X10 photographic paper I took during the editorial. I like to shoot with Large Format during these kinds of shoots, because then I have more time to slow down the pace, and focus more on the subject matter instead of all the surrounding pressure. I just get into my own world and start seeing the moment. Sometimes failure happens and sometimes there are happy accidents. Sometimes there are great results without any doubt. Its this journey that never ends and everyday I’m discovering new things by experimenting and making mistakes.
The light was consistant during the entire story; I used a beauty-dish with a diffusion cover as my key, half of my studio door open for the fill. and a back blue gel to add for the palette and the color atmosphere. Later in post I did my own magic by adding more of the ghosty and blurry feeling.
The team effort was great. Jen brought pulled some amazing stuff from several showrooms, and Lina added to the show with variety of skulls and props which added some spice to the story. The model casted was Anastassjia from ELITE Models L.A. It is always pleasure to photograph amazing creative people and strong warriors. Why warriors? Well, it was completely freezing that day, a total of 6 different makeup looks was created, and a definite patience and passion for the story was needed.
Sidney Kraemer made for me a nice feature Behind The Scenes video – Thanks Sid!!!
Recent story i have been shooting in Paris with great team of creatives and haute couture designers.
Than Press: View the magazine
Team and Wardrobe Credits:
Thanks everyone for the creativity and work.