This image is my favorite one from a recent glamour shoot in my studio in Sydney. My model was a beautiful Nevena who was amazing throughout the whole session. I specifically wanted to try some black and white looks, using my dark grey seamless paper background and two strobes. Working with Nevena was a fantastic experience and we both love the outcome.
In this photo shooting with Agata the goal was to make a lot of boudoir style shots. One of them was a series in a dress on the couch. I love the perspective and the edit in this brown matte tone fits perfectly. I called it "Sensual times at home". For this picture, I used natural light only.
This photo was taken on a wedding day. The room the couple was getting ready in wasn't flattering, so I wanted to find a way to document this part of their day, without all the clutter in the background. So with a little extra light and some posing, this photo is what I created.
Devotion: Ancient Chinese Culture is older than 5000 years. Chinese cultural history has enormous diversity and variety. The sophisticated Chinese civilization was rich in the Arts and Sciences, elaborate Painting and Printing techniques, and delicate pottery and sculpture. Chinese architectural traditions were much respected all over the world. Chinese language and literature, philosophy, and politics are still reckoned as a strong influence. Chinese culture managed to retain its unique identity until the advent of Western culture in the mid-19th century.
Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Politics: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism have left a collective and lasting impression on Chinese culture and tradition. Confucianism propagated “Ren” (Love) and “Li” (rituals), signifying respect for society and social hierarchy. Taoism advocated the controversial philosophy of inaction. Buddhism emphasized on the need to attain self- emancipation through good deeds.
Cécile (Model) and I developed a portrait idea for Christmas. As she needed to be almost naked, we did a warm-up where this portrait came into existence. I liked the look of her sweater and thought it would nicely incorporate it as a contrasting element.
Shot with a Hasselblad X1D in my photo studio in Switzerland.