GUMELO mushrooms

This time I wanted to talk about something i find to be very interesting.

A couple of months ago i got to do a photo shoot for a new company, Gumelo. Created by three young entrepreneurs who developed a really curious product. It’s called EcoGumelo and it represents a fun new way of actually bring something to life and watch it grow, in this case it’s mushrooms I’m talking about, Gourmet Mushrooms.

The way it works is simple, you get a package, open it and just spray it twice a day with clean water. Then you just watch it grow, and it grows so fast you can almost see it get bigger by the minute. It’s almost scary! 😉

They were kind enough to give me a couple of packages to try it for myself, and after they grew and I cooked them, they were delicious!

The photo shoot itself was one of the must fun ones for me, shooting three young people, full of ideas and in a casual environment, with a couple of beers from time to time. 🙂

Here you can see some select photos:

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Please spare some time to get to know what Gumelo is all about in their official website HERE!

Cheers!

Last Make Up Forever Shoots

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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!

MUFE makeup courses

Make Up Forever’s professional make up courses continue to be a big success in Portugal, thanks to its representative Expansão York, with classes both in Lisbon and Oporto.

This time i present you with the great work from Ana Soares, one of the students that finished her course last month. Here are some shots i took.

For this photos i used three Profoto Pro Heads attached to 2 Profoto Pro-B3 Air blocks. 2 of the heads, with regular Zoom reflectors were used for the background and the other head was used as keylight with a white Beauty Dish.

On each side of the model i had a white reflector board and, from beneath, a Photoflex Silver reflector disc.

As usual i used my good old Canon EOS 7D with a Canon EF 24-70mm  f/2.8 L USM.

Photo. Filipe Serralheiro // Make-up. Ana Soares for Make Up Forever  //  Light. from Photographicas

Cheers!

New Photoshoot

Last week Carolina Sanches, soon to be mother, posed for my camera for a series of great portraits to keep memories from her pregnancy. We wanted to avoid the same old kind of photos pregnant women use to get, so i proposed to do a series of photographs like in a fashion editorial, in a different and fun way. We  headed to Southwest Production‘s studio, in LisbonThis time i used a Elinchrom and Visatec lighting. With a big Elinchrom octa as keylight, and two Visatec with umbrellas to light up the background a bit.

Photo. Filipe Serralheiro // Styling. Rita Aranha // Make-up. Catarina Jacquet// Model.Carolina Sanches

A little stroll with my friend Ricardo

 Me and my friend Ricardo decided to take a stroll, i got him in a moment of reflection by the river.