I am very excited to finally share this incredible new project I was fortunate enough to be a part off . NAKED ON YOUR LAP COUTURE SAUVAGE a Wearable art Project by my good friend artist and designer Bassanti aka Ivo Moreira .
Bassanti designs are authentic works of art , each look is a hand crafted , hand painted piece of wearable art. I was commissioned to shoot part of his collection earlier this year and because the clothing is so rich in details , the idea is to keep the focus on the clothing , so I didn’t go crazy with lighting or backdrops or sceneries , We opted to shoot against a Savage storm gray Seamless Paper . I have been using Savage paper backdrops for ever . They are basically the norm for my seamless paper needs . Sara Kruss my awesome MUA on duty this day opted for strong eye make up almost recreating painter brush strokes , with a pallet of rich golds , silver and pinks , Elsa Art my hair stylist used some of her Hair magic by using bold colors and strong shapes to create her cool creations. I guess the project started with the casting of the models , we sourced models from DXL AGENCY and FASHION STUDIO AGENCY , we chose nine models at the end . Since the collection is so rich with bold colors and shapes , the Photography is basically just a form of registering the styles created by Bassanti . How ever I was so delighted with the final results that I decided to take it a step further , So I created the Silver edition . Im sue your wondering what is the silver edition and I will get into more details about that on a separate blog post , but the quick rundown is I wanted to created a series of images that could stand alone and part from the original more Lookbook / catalogue type images .
please enjoy the two layouts we created using SmartAlbums that showcase the two books created at my favorite printers Koylab
Sara Kruss from http://makeuovermakeup.weebly.com doing her thing .
Elsa Art my Hair stylist literally painting the models hair .
The team dicussing the looks of the day
One of the reasons i love working with Sara is the fact that she only uses the best MAC cosmetics products .
Im not sure exactly what i was saying to my model ..
This is a great BTS image to see the fool set , you can see my lighting set up . Broncolor and beauty dish as my key light , my hair light is a gridded Elenchome strobe , I also have two side lights with barn doors fro the rim lighting , I love the @Westcott scrim Jim for full bounce .
Im shooting using a mix of Medium format ( Hasselblad H4d 40 & My DSLR Canon you can also see my G DRIVE contacted to My studio Imac .