Thursday, April 12, 2012

In Black and White






Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Mildred von Hildegard
Hair/Makeup: Lindsey Rivera
Model: Natalia Bonifacci/Ford LA
Photo Assistants: Jung Kim, Xun Chi
Clothes from Mother of London

Did this the day before I left Los Angeles last December. I'm so happy the team managed to come together to photograph these new pieces from Mildred's collection, you guys are all so awesome~~ Special thanks to Charlene at Ford for being such a sweetheart! <3

Some behind the scenes photos by Jung Kim taken while we were getting ready --

Checking out the pieces with Mildred as we plan out the looks. Omg my hair used to be so long o_o



Lindsey's serious face as she gets Natalia ready~ Love her~

And last but not least some outtakes I really liked --




If you haven't figured out yet this was done outdoors with natural light. 

I've always wanted do it, carry my backdrop set and shoot with it outdoors one day. Kinda like a little kid's wish hahaha. 

And since I was packing up to move, I figured why not just do it. So on the day of shoot we lugged everything out to the little park across from my apartment complex and set up there. :D The wind got super strong at one point and it tore through the backdrop all the way across, we had to tape it back up and it was really ghetto haha. Was all good fun though, I was really happy. Thank you everyone for all the amazing memories~ 


In other news, New York has been awesome! My producer has been keeping me busy with loads of meetings and shoots. There are so many amazing talents and girls and clothes and everyone's so nice ;_;


Also also! It's Singapore Day this Saturday! FREE HAWKER FOOD. I REALLY want to go but I'll be shooting, so if you're in NY please do go on my behalf (10.30am-6pm at Prospect Park, Brooklyn) and have some awesome Singapore food! Read more about it here.

15 comments :

Jordi said...

Love the work. I never figured out that was done outdoors. I would like see the pic of making.

Kate said...

Wow I love that you did this outdoors! I was literally just browsing for backdrops but didn't think it would be worth buying one until I had enough lighting equipment to light it with... this has seriously changed my mind.

I always look forward to your blog posts too, please post more!

Falcona said...

Love this set. My favorite is the fourth, with the appearance of the wind holding the fabric.

Looks like Natalia would be great to work with.

†Niesje7002† said...

Wow, this looks incredible <3 You did an amazing job!!

Pix said...

Alive and kicking, I see :D And I mean that in the most child-happy sense, as I know how damn busy you must be, it's just that unless you blog your work, I live in a country where we've just gotten the rail road, so I have no other means of actually following up on your projects. That being hyperventilated, I must say, you do *movement* shots almost better than the *standing still* ones... The fourth pic is hipnotic. She looks like a sly alien that's just landed to take over our planet and I would want to ask her out and learn how she gets to waltz with the elements like that...

gnohz said...

Didn't know they have Singapore Day over there! xD
I was wondering about the wind when shooting with a backdrop outdoors...it must have been a great hassle, and especially with a huge paper roll for full body portraits! O_o;

Julie M. said...

awesome! :D

Irene Domínguez said...

Awesome, you inspired me!!! Congrats for your work! Kisses from Madrid.

hautegamer said...

Great shoot! Always been a fan of your photography style ever since I've seen your pictures for the first time throught deviantart!

Elsa said...

this is really awesome I loved the behind the scenes photos too, I think its amazing that you shot outdoors!! great work as usual!

dreamtomatoes said...

I really like the black dress outtake. So elegant.

Shannarh S.T said...

These look amazing! (:

ef.ae said...

the lighting outside has always been amazing! and i love the shades of shadow drop made by the sun! it just suddenly disappear ~ nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just wanted to say that thank you. Because of examining your work and your story you have inspired me to pursue my dreams no matter how difficult it may be. I plan to go purchase an entry DSLR this week and really learn to understand photography through practice and reading. I was always afraid of the price, the expectations, and what would happen to me, but whatever happens I just wanted to thank you for giving me that one last push. I get really sad when ignorant people comment on fashion photography and say the close are ugly, the expressions are wrong, etc., but they don't really understand that a lot of depth and thought goes into these shoots. Anyway, my little tangent. Good luck in the future and live a wonderful life!

Tilly said...

This is cool!