Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BLK #19 Fashion Film: Ribal and Gil at Superteam shoot Madison at Giant/IMG

"Don't Haunt This Place" Editorial - Black Mag Issue 19 from Superteam Studios on Vimeo.

Whilst shooting Madison at Giant/IMG for BLK #19 Ribal and Gil of Superteam Studios - with cohorts Dexter Lee and Jamie Wdziekonski helping out - managed to shoot this BTS clip of a day spent in Ned Kelly country. Madison wears: Kate Sylvester, Zambesi, Christian DiorAnn Demeulemeester, Zora Bell Boyd, Strateas Carlucci, Maticevski, Gwendolynne, Julia De Ville and Fionnbharr Pfeiffer. Styling by Rachael Churchward and Sophie Barker. Hair and make-up by the ever prolific and talented Justin Henry using Bumble & Bumble and Stila Cosmetics. Thanks to Grzansquared and Country Emporium for the location. Music by Miles Davis...

BLK #19 Four Covers

Photography: Paul Empson
Hair: John Ruidant at See Management NY
Make-up: Vincent Oquendo at See Management for M.A.C
Model: Megan Collison at Next NY wears: Louis Vuitton
BLK #19 is hitting the streets around New Zealand so here are the four covers; three shot in New York, two by Paul Empson and one by Michael Schwartz and one by Andy Eaton in London. The models are Meghan Collison at Next Models NY, Anais Pouliot at Trump Models NY, Karlina Caune at New York Model Management and Josephine Skriver at Storm Models London.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blacklog Editorial #37: David K Shields shoots Holly Rose and Rhianon in Rue De Seine

Here come the brides, a pair of them in fact. Michele Corty's Rue De Seine label and store in Newmarket makes such beautiful dresses, for weddings or any other special day. The label is all over BLK #19 and we are more than pleased to have it. This lovely shoot by David K Shields for Blacklog features some of the prettiest dresses marked 'special'. Styled by Michele Corty with hair and make-up by Dean P. at Green Apple Italia, Holly Rose at Red 11 and Rhianon at Clyne experience a wedding day at Muriwai, just for one day...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bluesfest 2013: Street Style by Thom Kerr

Double Trouble - No Frills @ Bluesfest - Click here to visit the twins youtube channel...

From the 28th March to the 1st of April, Byron Bay played host to one of Australia's most popular music festivals, Bluesfest. This year saw some impressive international acts perform such as Iggy & The Stooges, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Ben Harper, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Isaak and a host of other world class musicians. This year I went along to cover the festivities with Black contributors Sarah Birchley and Iggy Rosales. Sarah and I will be putting together a photo journal including reviews of our favourite performances for you in the next week. In the meantime, we thought we'd share snaps of the various cool characters we met along the way! Viva Las Byron Baygas!

My Hero

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lela Jacobs Riders on the Storm Winter 2013 Collection Show

Last Thursday night, right on dusk, Lela Jacobs showed her Winter 2013 collection entitled, "Riders on the Storm," to a refreshing Auckland audience down at Silo7, Wynyard Quarters. Set against a breath taking backdrop of the sun going down on the Auckland harbour, models walked in and around the Silo7 structure, layered in wool, silks and leather in palettes of timber, black and white. Lela's "Riders" walking to the sound of live Spanish guitar, played by Alexndre Champagnat, really set the tone and ambience of the evening.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blacklog Editorial #36: David K Shields shoots Ash at Clyne

David K Shields is on a roll. His ability to capture natural light on a model continues to amaze us - how to make hair look great, in a nutshell. For this, the thirty-sixth editorial shot exclusively for Blacklog, David combines with his good friend Dean P at Green Apple Italia, who flew into Auckland from Sydney for a few days and multi-tasked on this shoot with styling, hair and make-up roles to shoot Ash Walker at Clyne Models. Beautiful work guys, Ash's natural beauty to the fore...

VAL GARLAND: M.A.C. Cosmetics Masterclass Sydney by Thom Kerr and Becca Gilmartin

Last week on Thursday evening the 4th of April, M.A.C. Cosmetics brought in iconic makeup artist and creative director Val Garland to facilitate a Masterclass to select media and M.A.C Pro members. As Black Australian editor in Sydney I was lucky enough to attend the event alongside some of my industry peers. As a photographer it was a fascinating process to hear how these concepts and beauty approaches are brought to life. That said, I asked top Sydney makeup artist Becca Gilmartin, who is just as well known for her body art as her beauty, to write a piece about the event as I think it's appropriate to learn about the night from a makeup artist's perspective.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Blacklog Editorial #35: David K Shields shoots Jay at Clyne

 There is no doubt that David K Shields is cementing his reputation as a master of natural light and this shoot for Blacklog, styled by Chris Lorimer, and featuring the fabulous face of Jay Lichter at Clyne just further enhances that thinking. Hair and make-up by Sky Cripps-Jackson at Stephen Marr using Becca Cosmetics. Chris styles Jay in an eclectic mix of Thistle Brown, Company of Strangers, Silence Was, Vaughan Geeson, Kowtow, Deborah Sweeney, Jared Godman and Kate of Arcadia.

New Talent: Hayley Bayliffe shoots Talia

Dress by Zambesi
 After completing a degree in Design and Visual Arts at Unitec - majoring in photography - Hayley Bayliffe has quickly gained a foothold as a photographer of promise, most notably by scoring the cover of Remix Magazine with a poppy photo of model Rosie Crawford holding an ice cream. We liked the use of glass mixed with dramatic poses in this shoot of Talia @ Red11 - and the combo of styling by Juvena Worsfeld and hair & make-up by Rebekah Banks.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BLK #19: BTS Film of Thom Kerr beauty shoot by Yasmin Suteja

BLK #19: BTS Thom Kerr from Yasmin Suteja on Vimeo.

Black Australian editors Thom Kerr and Justin Henry, have been flying back and fourth between Australia's big cities to shoot editorials and stories for BLK #19 and we're loving the result. Thom and Justin will be covering MBAFW here on Blacklog, Black FB, and Instagram at: thomkerr, justinhenrybeauty and on black_mag so stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, we will be beavering away on final deadline and printing of the issue so let's celebrate with this sweet BTS film by Yasmin Suteja of the Thom Kerr beauty shoot this issue. Thom worked with fashion editor and regular Black contributor Sarah M Birchley, M.A.C Australia's senior artist, the irrepressible Nicole Thompson a.k.a Pinky and hair guru Cameron Rains to shoot Annemijn and Laura N at IMG, Sarah at Viviens and Kellie at Work.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Blacklog Editorial #35: David K Shields shoots Holly Rose

Wandering in the dappled light of a West Auckland forest, David K Shields teams with stylist Chris Lorimer to shoot Holly Rose at Red 11 in Blak Luxe, Cybele, Meadowlark, Pardon My French, Chaos & Harmony, Starfish, Riddle Me This and Company of Strangers. Hair and make-up by Sky Cripps-Jackson at Stephen Marr using Becca Cosmetics and Kevin.Murphy

Grey Lynn to East River and back; Stefan Sinclair by Adam Custins

Story and photos by Adam Custins

Born and bred in Grey Lynn, Auckland, Stefan Sinclair has been a tattoo artist for the last eleven years. He began out when he was about 22.  "After high school, I thought I'd next go to Elam, but I had hated being in school so much that university just felt like going back to school again; so I took a year off." During this time, Stefan was getting alot of tattoos done for him self, and one day was talking to the artist working on him, and listening to his story realised that this was a job he could do too. Stefan loves the fact that being a tattoo artist allows him to "work with an ancient craft, doing honest work, while trading art for a living." This ancient craft has brought him to New York and other cities around the world, sometimes for month long guest spots / residencies / other times simply to explore his craft as an artist. During the Northern summer of 2012, I met Stefan at “East River Tattoo” in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This was the second year Stefan has gone to New York to become absorbed into the local tattoo community, and share his work with fellow artists or those wanting to get work by him.