Sunday, September 11, 2011

Andrea Klarin

This short series by Andrea Klarin has captured my attention. The lighting is beautiful and the scene is interesting but not distracting. Somehow the lighting reminds me a a film I watched recently, Sucker Punch. The effect is very 'dreamy' and almost surreal. 

Klarin, A 2011, Andrea Klarin, Calikartel, viewed 12 September 2011, <>

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sebastian Kim

I keep seeing the work of Sebastian Kim pop up and I must say his style appeals to me.

He started out by assisting Richard Avedon, a great portrait photographer, then assisted Steven Meisel, a great fashion photographer. He certainly struck gold with those two greats as teachers and you can certainly see a bit of each of them in his work.

Here's his latest shoot:

Kim, S 2011, Sebastian Kim, Calikartel,  viewed 08 September 2011, <>

Monday, September 5, 2011

Smoking and Fashion

It still amazes me that smoking remains a feature of high profile editorials across the world. I know that as an Australian I am fortunate that smoking has been banned in advertisements, pubs, clubs, restaurants and some public areas.

I have noticed that Editorials shot by Australians rarely feature smoking. I presume that this is due to the laws in Australia and the message that the government are portraying about the health effects on smokers. Should the government ban images of smoking in magazines sold within Australia? Where does the control end?

In an interview Carine Roitfeld, an editor of French Vogue Magazine for 10 years talks about the regret she has for using cigarettes in so many of her fashion shoots.

2001, September 1, Carine Roitfeld: "I will never use a cigarette again in a photo shoot", Independent woman, viewed 05 September 2011, <>.

Here's a page dedicated to fashion photos featuring cigarettes:

Here's the shoot that got me thinking about this issue. The first shot is beautiful by the way.

Andresen, T 2011, Julie by Tommy Andresen for Touchpuppet, Touch Puppet, viewed 05 September 2011, <>

Friday, September 2, 2011

Numero No.125

Another beautiful shot, this one by Amille Vivier for Numéro No. 125 August 2011. I'll try this style in the studio in a few days and see how I go. I'll use a long exposure and hot lights. 1 Second should give me the movement I need to soften the model up in camera.

One thing I try to do is shoot it right first time and do all effects in camera as I don't have time to play around in post.

See more of this shoot at