So, as I promised on one of my latest posts i present you some oooold photos i shot for the metal band Annihilation. These were shot maybe 7 years ago on film, with my good old Canon EOS 33. I really regret having sold it… If i recall i used the Fujifilm Superia ISO200, but I’m not sure.
It was a really fun shoot to do, and these guys were great. When i look back at these images i remember a lot of things I’ve should have done better, but it’s always good to look back and know you’ve learned something along the way, and that there’s always so much more to learn!
From 2010, but worth re-watching! Truly stunning images.
“The creative studio dentsu, teamed up with photographer linden gledhill to create this series of paint sculptures using sound vibrations. the series was part of a campaign for canon’s pixma ink printer brand. the photographs and videos begin by wrapping a membrane around a small speaker. ink drops were placed on this membrane and the speaker was turned on. once it began to vibrate the ink begins to jump up and down. high-speed video cameras and still cameras were used to capture this including circling around the sculptures to see them from all angles. experimenting with different sounds and frequencies created the various pieces.” – Nate for Design Boom | 10.06.10
I came across this great editorial, in Models.com site. I just love this kind of visual and photographic out of place influences! 🙂
“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’t 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’s 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 “all the courageous women who defend their ideals. They are masters of their own destiny, their voices songs that celebrate the beauty of freedom.”
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 – 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 – we can’t help but get some Patty Hearst, gun wielding socialite vibes in a couple shots. Let us know what you’re getting from this story in the comments.” – Models.com
Be sure to check the rest of the photos at Models.com!!
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?
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