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!

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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 Graça, 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!

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

Fashion Awards Portugal 2011

Yesterday was the official anouncements and award ceremony for Portugal‘s 2011 Fashion Awards.

The awarded categories were new talent, accessories design, national and international brands, male and female models, new face model,  photographer, editorial producer, makeup artist, hair stylist, store design, press communication, digital communication and, finally, Fashion TV special awards.

And the winners were:

Ph.: imgs.sapo.pt

Designer – Nuno Baltazar

Ph.: Daily ModaLisboa

New Talent  – Os Burgueses

Ph.: aeiou.visao.pt

Accessories Design – Luís Onofre

Lanidor

National Brand – Lanidor

Lacoste

International Brand – Lacoste

Female Model – Sara Sampaio

Ph.: Milan Vukmirovic

Male Model – Jonathan and Kevin

Ph.: Best Models

New Face Model – Margarita Pugovka

Ph.: Mário Príncipe

Best Photographer – Mário Príncipe

Ph.: DÉMODÉ

Editorial Producer – Paulo Gomes

Makeup Artist – Antónia Rosa

Ph.: Frederico Martins

Hair Stylist – Helena Vaz Pereira

Eureka Lisboa

Store Design – Eureka Lisboa

Anabela Becho

Press Communication – Anabela Becho

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Digital Communication – O Alfaiate Lisboeta