Because sticking a tree with gifts and a reindeer in the background would be a little too much for my aesthetics, I decided to stick with a minimal and loose Christmas idea for this editorial. With hints of snow and abstract tree figures.
I like to believe that less is more.
To my delight, I had less than 3 days to come up with a concept, build a set (from ground up), book the model, hair and make-up and stylist. This editorial wouldn’t of been possible if my team hadn’t pulled through, on such short notice, to make it happen. So a big thanks to all of them.
Jamaican native, Shamone, currently resides in Brooklyn and is placed with MUSE models in New York City. We took a simple approach to this film fashion photography session and decided to keep the hair, make-up and styling, simple.
Craving more of an organic and raw , not posed and structured feeling.
The ‘Mood’ Film Creates
All images were shot with a Nikon F2 film camera, which added an intimate, vintage feeling to the images making you feel as if you’re there with her.
The second portrait image of her featured above with the messy fro (reminds me of Jean-Michael Basquiat, to be honest) was a happy accident. Shamone’s make-up had just wrapped up and her hair was about to start when I looked over, saw the messy tease, and told her not to touch it!
I had to capture a portrait of Shamone with the un-tamed do.
First scouted in Brazil by a talent agency but after they requested money up front for placement, she turned them down. They reached out to her again about representation (sans the upfront money) and she jumped on the opportunity and was eventually placed with MUSE models in New York City, where she currently resides.
Jaq Bueno Before Modeling
Before her modeling career, Jaq grew up in her family owned coffee farm in a village close to São Paulo. Her twin sister also models and is placed with MUSE in NYC.
Unit Skin Studio has officially launched! I’m now able to share the beauty campaign images I was commissioned to photograph. Being a skin facility, the focus of this campaign was healthy, radiant skin for both mature and young women.
Our models from the Kim Dawson Agency, had nearly perfect skin which makes these types of projects easier on the photographers end during retouching.
Be sure to stop by the clinic located in Preston Hollow Village as the facility alone will wow you.