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Marketing: Portfolio Meetings for Samantha Wolov

November 12th, 2014

by Jillian Pekel All photographers know they’re supposed to market themselves. But not everyone has the time, patience or expertise to do it all by themselves. That’s where we come in! We love helping great photographers get noticed, and we especially love when people ask for help. A few Fridays back, I answered a phone call from San Francisco-based fashion photographer Samantha Wolov. Samantha and I have …

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Deep Field Fashion From Kim Öhrling

June 12th, 2014

by Liz Ream Recently, fashion and portrait photographer Kim Öhrling took his talents to right outside his Florence home for a fashion shoot in the hills of Italy. The shoot was for Crash magazine, and the subject is Giulia Manini, an established Italian supermodel represented by Next Model Management. The inspiration for the shoot is director Bernado Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty, about a teenager in the …

The American Dream

May 5th, 2014

by Liz Ream An iconic mansion built in 1960, the Stahl House is now one of the most beautiful locations in Los Angeles. Owned by the Stahl family, this swanky residence is a little taste of paradise that feels worlds away from the bustle of Sunset Boulevard, while still providing a full panoramic view of the city. It’s now used commercially for tours, photo shoots …

Photo Editing: Adam Lerner’s Vision

March 24th, 2014

by Hong Le Adam Lerner is drawn to shooting people in their environment. Whether it’s a portrait shoot or fashion shoot, he has a unique way of letting the viewer into his subjects’ world. Although Adam’s site is chock full of beautiful portraiture and fashion work, he was showing too much. He came to me for help with a web edit that would present his …

Fashion and Studio Art

February 25th, 2014

by Liz Ream Recently, San Francisco-based fashion and beauty photographer Samantha Wolov dove into a fashion story that’s a bit different from the work she normally does. Utilizing her studio art background, Samantha played with pastels, paint pens, gels and ink pens to produce some eye-catching images. Although it began as a fun project, it’s now on newstands, running in the Australian fashion magazine Culture. …

Cinematic Photography: Private Eyes

January 23rd, 2014

by Liz Ream Cade Martin describes his photographic style as “cinematic,” which certainly falls in line with his most recent editorial fashion project “Private Eyes” for Genlux. Cade had been in touch with Genlux creative director Stephen Kamifuji for the past year and finally decided to harness his love for old film noirs through this shoot. The project was photographed in Harlem over one day …

Hank Drew / Bag Borrow or Steal

December 19th, 2013

New York Diary: Condé Nast Traveler, Food Network, All You

September 26th, 2013

by Elyse Leyenberger Last Thursday, I arrived bright and early at photo editor Sean Stone’s house for my first New York City portfolio adventure. We cruised up the New Jersey Turnpike with our rental car chock full of portfolios, graced by the sweet sounds of classic rock XM radio. Arriving safely in Times Square, we stacked our dolly with books and prepared for a great …

Elevated Risks

January 2nd, 2013

by Maria Luci Recently, Sharp for Men‘s fashion editor, Luke Langsdale, contacted UK-photographer Ross Woodhall about wo very unique and fairly simple shoots, that eventually turned into a single breathtaking project. One was an outdoor assignment, highlighting gear and outdoor clothing while the other was an indoor shoot for evening wear. Then there was a change of plans, and the two shoots melded into one …

The Day’s Hello

December 12th, 2012

A year ago, New York-based fashion photographer Joshua Pestka began shooting portraits of each model he worked with on commercial shoots. He then started uploading them to a blog he called The Day’s Hello. The blog became an opportunity to connect with his subjects on a more casual, direct level—it also served as a quick and easy way to remember his favorite models. The first …

Wolov’s Ballets Russes

November 8th, 2012

by Maria Luci Our fashion photographer Samantha Wolov‘s recent project combined all of her favorite elements: a creative team she loved, an amazing location, “chiaroscuro-esque lighting”, and all things art deco. It was, in a word, “perfect.” The shoot was the brainchild of Samantha and her then styling partner Alanna Anderson. At the time, Alanna had been in contact with up-and-coming knitwear designer Jeanette Au …

Swedish Fashion in Canada

August 21st, 2012

by Maria Luci Evaan Kheraj is a Vancouver-based fashion photographer, director and cinematographer. His days are spent creating emotional fashion stills and videos in a style that he characterizes as “cinematic realism.” Evaan’s unique and colorful photographs have caught the eyes of fashion magazines around the world—from Vancouver, to Los Angeles, to London and now, even Sweden. Evaan’s Scandinavian connection all began after he received …

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