Portrait for “Annihilation”

After the last post, regarding the dark mood of the new F/W Versace’s collection, I remembered a portrait I did a couple years ago for the band Annihilation. The photo shown bellow is  my favorite.

Photo. Filipe Serralheiro // Model. Fábio Silva

Fábio Silva, the singer/guitar player had a really interesting image to him. And I knew I had to take advantage of his awesome tattoos, dreadlocks and his overall menacing look. ( He’s actually not menacing at all, in fact he is one of the nicest persons I know).

The shot itself is nothing more than a standard portrait, and kind of  common place for a metal musician portrait. But by carefully controlling the light and enhancing the contrasts between all the darkness (tattoos, hair, background…) and his skin, I felt really happy with the end result. So now I’m sharing it with you! 🙂

 Back then I still used my old Canon 10D and these portraits were shot using only a Canon 430 EX Speedlight and a small Photoflex Umbrella. I have some older photos from their early formation from around 2004/05, wich were actually my first photo shoot ever while still at college. I’ll maybe post them here some other day, so stay sharp! 😉

For those of you who like a little heavier music be sure to check their work here!

A quick secret though! This photo was originally shot in a white background, but after I turned it black in post-production, it gained so much more strength! What do you think?

Cheers!

Versace Fall/Winter 2012/13 – Dark and Glam

So, looks like next season will be all about Darkness, with Versace borrowing some visual aspects of the Goths.

I dont’ know how the Gothic community will take the fact that all of a sudden they’ll be all fashionable and mainstream! 😛

I actually like all the concept of dark and glam! I tend to insert that dark and obscure feel to my own photographic work, wich means that in the next editorials i shoot i’ll be playing at home, yeah!!

Here’s some insight from FashionTV on Versace’s F/W collection, as shown in Milan‘s Fashion Week.

“MILAN – Besides the fact that dark and glam is a major trend this season at Paris Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2012-2013, Donatella Versace had something darker in mind with this collection. Just before he was murdered, her brother Gianni Versace (the original designer at the Versace label) showcased a darker, more modern collection in July 1997. He never got to promote that new collection due to the tragedy, but it seems Donatella herself is ready to do so by amping up the dark and gothic motifs in her latest collection for Versace. True, there was something severe about the entire collection, from the too-short bang to the rimmed eyes, but that’s what Donatella was obviously going for. Leather, skin tight body con dresses, armor, corsets, chains, and even her signature paillettes were bulked up in full force. Gianni this wasn’t but Donatella has once again proven that she’s doing a stellar job as his successor. ” – FashionTV

Cheers!

Fernando Cabral features Kate Moss

“Fernando Cabral in a bombastic editorial with Kate Moss, photographed in London for the collectors edition of Another Man Magazine.” – Karacter Models

Fernando Cabral features Kate Moss

This spectacular editorial was shot by no other than the great Nick Knight! Be sure to check his work!

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