A fashion photographer’s career is defined by specific moments. Whether those moments are achieved by pure luck, connections, hard work (or a mix of everything) - it doesn't matter. What makes you memorable is the work you put out there and yes, the eyes that view it.
I define my 10 career as a working photographer as a series of special moments - each one leading to the next big thing. Looking back, If you’d have told me, the fourteen year old photographer that one day I’d be shooting a supermodel for a fashion designer, I would have laughed (loudly). It’s a big contrast to me as a teenager working with what was available to me with little to no money - with my bedroom studio and the local fields/forests as my photoshoot locations, my thrifted wardrobe and props from eBay and the willing friends that appeared in my work.
Little did I know all the hard work would pay off one day and I’d be starting 2018 with some of my most exciting editorial and advertising opportunities.
I have worked with designers Sachin & Babi for over a year now and every shoot we do is an exciting challenge. Not that the shoot themselves are challenging (quite the opposite), it’s more that every shoot is different and keeps me on my toes. I like working with husband and wife team Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia because they get it. They appreciate classic timeless photography but are not afraid to push the boundaries. When they told me that they had secured Helena Christensen for part of their Resort 19 campaign I wasn’t surprised - they know exactly how to talk to their audience and in turn - create an inspiring shoot. It’s so rare nowadays to find clients that have a true appreciation for a timeless image so it’s always nice to work with them knowing that the images will appear in my portfolio (and stay there for a while)!.
Our shoot location was a beautiful industrial art gallery space located in DUMBO (Brooklyn). The space was every photographers dream with textured walls and pillars and huge windows flooded with natural light. Personally I love the mix of glam and raw - to give a contrast. Glam on glam is boring to me - I often find I’m mixing elements to give a dynamic and visually interesting shoot.
Client: Sachin & Babi
Make Up by Anastasia Durasova @ The Wall Group
Hair by Harry Josh @ Statement Artists
Retouching - Sophie Traverse
Photo Assistants - Elizabeth Stemmler and Jacob Skoglund