BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HARPER’S BAZAAR KAZAKHSTAN


I recently had the opportunity to shoot for the July/August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan with the amazing Veronika Vilim (Wilhelmina Models).

I always sit on my editorial shoot ideas and wait for the perfect opportunity – when the chance arrives and it seems like a good time to plan I go full steam ahead in trying to bring that concept to life. Like many artists, I have folders and folders of ideas and mood boards that are just waiting to happen and I always wait for the right time (fashion season) to shoot them.

For this shoot the casting was extremely important because the clothes were strong – the powerful shapes and metallics needed a confident subject in front of the lens. A subject that also understands their own movement and clothing.

Big thank you to an amazing team who were supportive of my vision and not afraid to encourage me to work outside of my comfort zone!

BTS Images by Megan Toriglia

Shoot Credits
Styling – Melina Chen
Hair – Yukiko Tajima
Make Up – Kim Weber
Prop Styling – Alex Brannian
Manicurist – Ami Vega
Retouching – Victor Wagner
Photo Assistant – Jacob Skoglund

 

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MAY FAIR HOTEL – BE MAYFAIR CAMPAIGN


I recently shot a global campaign for the May Fair hotel in London and I’m excited to finally share these visuals with you all! This is an international campaign so you’ll probably be seeing the shoot in magazines, newspapers as well as digital and social platforms very soon!
Commissioned by Saatchi Pro and produced by Mana Production, the campaign was created to showcase the lifestyle of the hotel and everything it has to offer – from shopping, weddings and spa breaks.

The unique part of shooting the campaign was getting to work with the hotel staff – who were cast and featured in each visual. We shot all 8 visuals over two days in various locations in and around the hotel.

As a photographer it’s my job to tell a story. As a commercial photographer it’s my job to elevate a brand’s story even if I am working under direction.
For me – the inclusion of hotel staff and using the hotel as the location makes me feel like I am part of a campaign that tells a real brand story – an authentic one.

Ad Agency – Saatchi Pro
Production – MANA Media
Styling – Ozzy Shah @ Carol Hayes Management
Make Up – Kenneth Soh @ Frank Agency
Hair – Bjorn Krischker @ Frank Agency

 

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