Guerrilla Girl – by Nathaniel Goldberg

I came across this great editorial, in Models.com site. I just love this kind of visual and photographic out of place ¬†influences! ūüôā

“Considering the complex (and often antagonistic) relationship between the fashion industry and rights issues like human trafficking and fair labor, the idea of a luxury freedom fighter is a bit of an oxymoron. Not that you can‚Äôt fight for equality while wearing Celine pumps, but real life rarely offers such opportunities.

Of course that has never stopped fashion from, editorializing the fantasy of guerilla girls dressed in the season‚Äôs latest trends.¬†V Spain¬†serves up an intriguing take on the theme with a slick story shot by¬†Nathaniel Goldberg¬†and featuring a series of chic pieces from Margiela, Ralph Lauren and of course Celine all chosen by¬†Gillian Wilkins. The images present a vision of well dressed rebellion and are dedicated to¬†‚Äúall the courageous women who defend their ideals. They are masters of their own destiny, their voices songs that celebrate the beauty of freedom.‚ÄĚ

Beautiful words, but how do you feel about the pictures? Sporting perfectly tilted berets and wildly hair coiffed by Shon,¬†Edita¬†looks like exactly what she is ‚Äď a stunning top model playing dress up in revolutionary drag. In some pics it works, especially when she gives that powerful gaze, but even with a dagger in hand or holding down a semi-automatic, she still seems wildly out of place. Perhaps that is intentional ‚Äď we can‚Äôt help but get some¬†Patty Hearst, gun¬†wielding¬†socialite¬†vibes in a couple shots. Let us know what you‚Äôre getting from this story in the comments.” – Models.com

Be sure to check the rest of the photos at Models.com!!

Lady of the manor

A new editorial i shot for BLESS magazine just got out. Named “Lady of the manor” it depicts a young woman living in a house full of wonders and random nonsense.

It was shot in an old house, fully decorated in a vintage style, in the typical neighborhood of Gra√ßa, in Lisbon. We wanted to give a vintage meets fashion meets Alice in wonderland feel to it and also disrupt the “innocent little girl” look commonly used in that kind of imaginary, so we introduced Gabriela, a model using her hair shaved, some tattoos and a piercing.All the editorial was shot with one Profoto head with a 5 foot octa attached to a Profoto Pro7-s to obtain a soft light¬†on the model.
Many thanks to Photographicas for lending the lighting equipment.

Photography by Filipe Serralheiro // Styling by Luis Martins // Make up by Alex Me // Model, Gabriela Vilarinho

Check out more photos here!

“Show me the night” – for BLESS

Today i post another fashion editorial i photographed for BLESS magazine. Despite the fact that it was shot in broad daylight i wanted to give the feeling that the model went for a night out. I only used a single Profoto head with a zoom reflector, attached to a Profoto Pro 7-s.

We shot in the typical  Alfama district, one of the oldest in Lisbon and did a couple of shots in a heavy metal bar called Transmission, in Cais do Sodré district.

I would like to give many thanks to Transmission’s management for all the patience of having us shooting there even when there was allready a huge crowd of people outside that wanted to enter, grab a beer and dance and a special thanks to Kirsten from Photographicas for lending the lighting¬†equipment.

Photography, Filipe Serralheiro // Styling, Luis Martins // Make-up, Alex Me //Hair, Joao David // Photo. Assist., Alec Davidoff // Model, Claudia Metello

Please check out more photos from this shoot HERE and HERE.

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New fashion & design magazine

Since last month we’ve had a brand new fashion and design dedicated magazine,¬†BLESS¬†magazine.

Photography by Filipe Serralheiro // Styling by Luis Martins // Production Assistant, Catarina Jacquet // Models, Marco Dagge and David Dagge // Thank you, Photographicas and Espaco-B

Based in Portugal but aiming worlwide this new project features all the late news from the fashion industriy, as well as editorials and photoshoots from professionals around the globe, exclusive for BLESS.

Filipe Serralheiro shot one of the first fashion editorials for the project, featuring a couple of twins premiere in the fashion industry. This one was shot in his super-small apartment, using only two Canon  Speedlite ( 430EX II and 580EX II ) and one small Photoflex umbrella.

Check it out here!