Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Sarah Paul | Select Model Management

I strongly believe when it comes to making test images for a commercial portfolio, that one should keep in mind who their target clients are. In this circumstance the target client was target (go figure!). I collaborated with one of my favorite models, Sarah Paul to create this series of energetic photographs inspired by Target’s in-store point-of-sale imagery. My stylist, Madeline and I brain stormed on various ways to approach ready-to-wear, were we could pair classic wardrobe staples while still providing a sense of modernity; the answer, chunky sweaters and statement bags. In the end, Sarah’s range of poses combined with our relaxed wardrobe really make these images sing!

Photographer/Retoucher: Tom Michas
Model: Sarah Paul of Select Model Management
HMUA: Monique Renee
Stylist: Madeline Telford

Monday, December 23, 2019

Adem Aluka | Wilhelmina Models

As the year winds down it I have the opportunity to catch up some late fall test shoot. With this particular shoot I worked with Chicago Based model, Adam, to create a series of vibrant male beauty photographs. I wanted to break away from my typical compressed style, of a model in photographed in studio against a seamless by incorporate drapery to provide both context and dimension. Conceptually, the fabric background, theatrical color palette and gelled accent light was inspired by theatre lighting. 

Photographer: Tom Michas
Retoucher: Jordan Hartley
Model: Adem Aluka of Wihlemina Models
HMUA: Breeauna Bruce