Essentially it's a multipurpose mobile camera mounting solution. But like a verimark ad, that's not all! It can also function as a quick access carrier mount... But that's not all! It can become a quick release tripod mount, as well!Read More
If you are a “On the Go” and active photographer, the MindShift bags are definitely for you!
I have been playing with the Rotation 180 backpack from MindShift for the last few days and what is remarkable is that every single photographer that has walked into my studio, stopped next to it, and picked it up. Photographers assume it’s a camera bag, and backpackers know it is, but it is possibly one of the best “active” backpack camera bags I have come across to date!Read More
The person to «blame» for this shoot is actually Nadja. The enigmatic beautiful stylist behind Vintage Vices store. The day her new fashion arrivals appeared in my Facebook page, I knew I have the perfect team to shoot a lookbook of bohemian romantic clothing range.
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Lace, sequin and feathers, floral crowns and disheveled braided hair, combined with very natural, «almost not there» make-up. Set against fading greens of the autumn garden, last hydrangeas and fragrant bundles of lavender. The quilt I pickled from Saint Paul de Vence, traditional lace made by my grandmother, a bright shawl from my childhood days - wove some personal intensity into the shoot.
The background boards were painted just days before, last minute precaution against a possible change in the moody autumn weather.
There are so many things I want to share about this shoot, as it became more of a gathering of friends, than a formal production, and fuelled my creative energy for weeks to come. Perhaps I will split all my thoughts into more posts. With more behind the scenes and lighting set-ups to share.
Oh, yes. Postproduction. The hardest part was to pick the images. Once that was done, I knew, I wanted to keep the look as fresh as possible - all creatives have done such amazing job, I did not want any credit to go to Photoshop. Besides, with tight deadlines this time of the year, there is simply no time for even an hour an image.
As this is a stock archive production, I wanted to create as many colour + mood variations as possible. As opposed to an editorial with a strict colour look, this was an experimental play with my favourite colour presets (the post about that is almost ready.
Photography: Luba V Nel
Lighting Design: Sean Nel
Lights: Profoto South Africa
Model: Moya Fourie
Make-up: Madeleine Botha
Hair: Riani Roets
Styling: Nadja Seale
Wardrobe: Vintage Vices
Set design: Els Styling
Assistant: Jana-Minette Van Der Vyver
Set Manager: JéAnette Loots
Yesterday and today I had the amazing opportunity to listen to, and more amazingly, chat to Photographer Andrea Belluso at the Profoto Lighting workshop at the Open Window School of Visual Communication.
Profoto brought Andrea to South Africa to share some of his 30+ years of photographic skill and knowledge about light with the local photographic community and listening to the people talking amongst themselves, I think more than a few learnt a great deal.Read More
When the arts collide…
I just came across the magnificent work of the Paris based artist known as JR and the work he did for the New York City Ballet…
These are etches and prints of performing artists made by a photographer. Some really inspiring stuff!Read More