The truth and the ineffable

 

 

I recently came accross a great post on Fashion Photography blog which attracted me because it was talking about two things I am really fascinated by: staying true to yourself whilst feeling no necessity in explaining that truth to anyone = the ineffability of being.

 

The truth

‘Shooting what I love and how I see fashion. My greatest wish for myself is that I can stick to this and not listen to people anymore telling me I must conform and change to shoot in a style that isn’t mine. I guess we’re all going to find out together if I can stick to my guns and stay true to my vision now’ are the words of the photographer, Ben Trovato. I like what he’s saying, it’s important not to conform and stay true to oneself, to ‘be at home’ no matter what you do.

 

 

Source: fashionphotographyblog.com via Iulia on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

The inefable

 

“All you can do is be confusing. Don’t ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It’s not about zigging when you should zag. It’s not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It’s just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation.” – Marilyn Manson

 

 

Source: fashionphotographyblog.com via Iulia on Pinterest

 

You can read the whole post here.

 

 

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Bitch-online Boho Photoshoot

A couple of months ago, I styled a photoshoot for Bitch-online  magazine ‘s Boho Issue.

Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘an artist. literary man or actor, who leads a free, vagabond or irregular life, not being particular as to the society he frequents and despising conventionalities generally’, a bohemian is someone who doesn’t mind standing out. In fact, many of the strong women of today are not afraid to show their bohemian side and the magazine’s Boho issue was exploring the boho side of the multifaceted women of today.

So here are the pictures that came out from the shoot. My thinking behind the styling was that the images should be arresting, make you stop and think that, in a way, today, it’s all about too many choices. I saw this shoot as a metaphor for the modern boho woman who is seeking (and can’t help but accept)  influences from so many sources and she is all of them at once,  standing out through her exaggerated eclecticism. She is the expression of a long history of bohemian lifestyle. So I went heavy on accessories and contrasts.

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Blindness photoshoot

I healthily believe in happy coincidences. This one started with a coffee in Angel with my beloved friend Kendra and ended up in a photo studio in Greenwich.

Kendra is the bass player of this amazing up and coming band called Blindness, to which I am already a sort of a groupie. And by the looks of things I am not the only one: Blindness are “vibrant rich silky alternative darkwave pop with an electronic edge and a healthy touch of Curve/Nine Inch Nails/Jesus & Mary Chain to gently propel it all along. Girl-voiced lushness, exquisite warmth…” – Organ Art.

So when she told me they were preparing for their first professional photo shoot, I jumped to the chance to: a) have my first official photo shoot styling experience; b) be part of this super-dooper band’s history. What you see below are a few of my favourite images, exquisitely shot by photographer Nando Machado (www.nandophoto.com) and his team at Pro Image Studio in Greenwich/Deptford at the end of August.

We started with a brainstorm of what their outfits should be and after careful deliberation I decided the band already has a well defined style and they should stick to it because this was what made them who they were. So I advised them to bring their own clothes to the shoot and I helped them choose each outfit for each scene. I also did Beth’s make-up, forced gorgeous Kendra into wearing hotpants and long necklace and played around with the props. The rest is history!

Special thanks to all the band members (Alex, Debbie, Beth and Kendra) and to Nando and his team.

If you want to find out more about Blindness, visit their Facebook page.

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