- Photographer: Benjo Arwas
- Talent: Vanya Schigolev
- Models: Jessica R. and Julia G. @ NEXT LOS ANGELES
- Makeup: Kristina Goldberg
- Hair: Briana Cisneros
- Assistant: Victor Zuidema
- Retouching: Grace Kathryn
Some other outtakes from the set:
And like always natural capture of the models:
IPA (International Photography Award) is the most precious award in the Photo Industry (equivalent to the Oscars) and is a branch-sister of The Lucie Foundation.
A bit about the competition and the organization: The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer’s accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.
I submitted 6 images for the IPA 2013 in 4 different categories: Fashion, Portraiture, Fine Art (Portrait) and Lifestyle.
All the shoots are “Outtakes” from my editorial/commercial or commissioned work. Non of them was prepared and It was just a half of a second that inspired me in the same moment to take this pictures. I call it my personal work, but I just starting to realize – it becoming my actual work and my actual passion.
All the 6 Images have received Honorable Mentions. I really want to thank everyone who have been a part of this journey, and still are a part of my current adventures and projects. Without this amazing souls around me that believes in me I don’t know if I was so motivated to do it. Creative teams, Models, Followers, Family, Friends and Sidney my amazing Fiance. All these creative souls are inspiring me everyday to create something new. Thank you. The journey is still long, and it never ends, in a different words: “Our journey, is our destination”. Always to keep the fire up and not to let go. Each step will be harder then the one we just pass, and the ups and downs are countless – hourly.