Saturday, June 28, 2008


dress: Prada
slingbacks: Marni
the photographer's shadow: casted it myself

English Text - by Marina Hermanovna

These pictures are just a starter for my upcoming interview with fashion designer and muse Constance Astbury.
During my stay in Los Angeles we shot a fashion editorial in her neighbour's flat, starring Constance as a fairly crazy lady in a whole lot of mess.

The shooting has been difficult, to say the least. 
I had very little light to work with as I could not bring my lighting equipment and I'd rather shoot with natural light than using a cobrasnake flash.

Fun Facts:
Not only Flash Packs cost like a sports' motorbike and weigh like a 9 years old, but these bulky batteries get inevitably mistaken for bombs during X-ray inpections at the airport. 
How about renting instead?

The flat was very small and filled with furniture and fragile décor of all sorts, which translates into moving like Catherine Zeta Jones in Entrapement while holding a wide angle lens, while directing a stunning yet somewhat stubborn subject. 

Did I mention that we had no makeup artist, no hairstylist, no assistants, no styling, no time at all?
Because of course we didn't.
Nevertheless we took many pictures I can't wait to show you guys... hopefully you'll go easy on  my first interview as well, as I am not a journalist by any means.


Marina Hermanovna


Dapper Kid said...

Love those heels, the second photo is ace!

CoutureCarrie said...

Great dress!!

Danz said...

I love the second photo as well. Very natural and chic! You did a really good job on this shoot considering your limitations.

annabananna said...

i agree with dapper kid. the second photo rocks. looks like a sene from a movie, where the car behind her is about to explode any minute. looking forward to more pictures.




Isa said...

J'aime bcp la seconde photo ... elle fait trés 'hollywood' et en même temps trés naturelle !

Merci pour ton commentaire ;)

Lorentzo said...

Very sexy with the cigarrette.


ryder said...

like photos. so cool and italian style look a like

jackie ♥ said...

i just came back from europe so i couldnt see blogs until now. those are such great photos! great to see your work. hope LA was great!

much love.

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