We’ve featured photographer Waleed Shah before with his empowering project Rock Your Ugly. Following him on Instagram, I noticed that he started publishing magazine covers with cheeky, ironic and humorous messages. I was curious to learn more about the new project he named simply Magazine Covers. So, I got to chat with Waleed about it a bit, and he shared his inspiration behind the project, as well as some images.
After successfully planting a fake model for photographers at last year’s London Fashion Week, Zac and Jamie of The Zac and Jay Show wondered if they could do it again. And they got even crazier this time. They hired Elizabeth, a beautiful and charming 78-year-old lady to be their model. They dressed her into a wonderfully ridiculous creation consisting of a green suit, plastic clothes pegs, and bubblewrap. And she totally rocked it in front of photographers who thought that she was one of the actual models
German fashion photographer, Peter Lindberg has died, aged 74. A statement made by his family and shared to Peter’s official Instagram account of 1.3 million followers confirmed the news this morning.
Born in 1944 in what is now Poland, Peter Lindbergh has been one of the most influential names in fashion photography for decades. Having worked with countless designers and magazines throughout his career, he’s had a significant impact on the fashion industry and popular culture over the years.
Sometimes the simplest solutions give the best result. After all, finding simple and cheap solutions is one of the main reasons why we turn to the DIY approach. Canada-based photographer Rafal Wegiel made his own bokeh wall using nothing but tin foil. With color gels and the right lighting, he shot amazing, colorful portraits in his own home. We chatted with Rafal about how he did it, so you can try this neat idea in your studio or even at home.
Shooting with only available light can be quite a challenge sometimes. The same goes for shooting in small spaces, as well as shooting in ugly locations. But what happens when all three conditions meet? Can you imagine taking professional-looking fashion photos in a tiny, ugly backyard shed with nothing but available light? Irene Rudnyk can, and as a matter of fact, she did an amazing job shooting in these conditions. In this video, she shows you how she did it, so you can learn how to take magnificent shots even in impossible conditions.
The world of fashion can be quirky sometimes, to say the least. We’ve seen models wearing bizarre creations many times, and Zac and Jamie of The Zac and Jay Show wondered: could they plant a fake model and make photographers at London Fashion Week think that he was real? It turned out that it was pretty easy to do it; all they needed was one day and some imagination for creating a ridiculous outfit.
I went to university in a beautiful little town called Falmouth, Cornwall, in the very south western tip of the UK. It’s 6 hours away from London, so not exactly near to the “fashion capital.” However, it’s surrounded by incredible landscapes: rolling hills, cliffs, rivers pouring out into the sea… it’s quite magical. So when I finished my degree, and everyone began to move up to London to find work, I knew I didn’t want that. I was so in love with the area, I wanted to stay put.
Sometimes you want a hard light to make a statement, but sometimes you want a soft light, a light that draws little attention to itself. That was the case with our Model in a Red Dress shoot.
Like most photographers who have been working for many years, I have my favorite, go-to lights. These include the Broncolor Para 88, 133, and 222; the Broncolor ‘pre-2006 style’ Flooters; the Elinchrom Zoom Spots; and Elinchrom Litemotiv Indirect.
I have adapted all of these modifiers within the last year to fit the Flashpoint 1200H remote heads, as well as the 600Pro (AKA Godox AD600 Pro) and 600H Pro, as I prefer these mobile, lightweight, HSS capable flashes for the flexibility they provide over any other current brands or models.
Posing and directing men can be a difficult challenge for a lot of us. I know it is for me. Most of my non-animal subjects are female, and the direction I give them often doesn’t work quite the same way for guys. Some poses, though, can work especially well for guys. In this video, Mango Street shows us 9 unique poses for men, that can also work for women.