Advertising and Commercial Photography: Fashion-Fitness-Glamour-Swimwear

  • OyOy shoots New Faces in a Test Shoot
  • OyOy Shoots Runway: Walla (Bahrain)
  • Miami Beach fashion photographer OyOy shoots Aga Lea Jaworska in the tree garden
  • Miami Beach photographer OyOy in the PAT Studio Miami-South Beach
  • Test Shoot for Wilhelmina Miami model Muriel Villar
  • Brasilian colours on Miami South Beach
  • OyOy's On The Rocks swimear series
  • Miami Beach Walkabout
  • Introducing M-Audio Microphones
  • Playboy Centerfold Francesca Lukasik
  • Noémie Tremblay WBFF pro card fitness model
  • Johanna at the lagoon
  • Kenneth Cole Reaction Sunglasses
  • A Fairy in the Forest
  • Commercial Fashion
  • Photographer OyOy Makeup and Hair Christian Molina Wardrobe Joey Rolon
  • Fitness in Miami
  • On the Rocks
  • Greek Model Christian on the beach in Miami

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New Faces

OyOy shoots New Faces in a Test Shoot

OyOy shoots New Faces in a Test Shoot

Model agencies around the world move at a frantic pace with teams of scouts working round the globe sourcing new models – “New Faces” – every day. Powerhouse model management agencies have a proven track record and the power to propel new faces into stardom with their combination of scouting, development, and business regimens.

Read and see more after the jump…

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OyOy Shoots Runway

OyOy Shoots Runway: Walla (Bahrain)

OyOy Shoots Designer Walla on the Runway (Bahrain)

Shooting runway is tough for a fashion photographer -  we cannot control the lighting, pose or composition of the image.  Some even compare it as close to sports photography.

After the jump, some of my runway work.

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Behind the Scenes of a Fashion Week

Casting and Fitting

Behind the Scenes at Fashion Week: Fitting (casting in the background)

There are few words in the fashion lexicon that evoke as many glamorous thoughts and dreams as the word ‘Runway.’ This post is put together especially for new models or emerging designers who would like to understand how a typical fashion week is organized.

During “Fashion Week” in any market large or small,  all the players in the various teams involved in the world of fashion come together in glorious pandemonium.

Designers, model agencies, photographers (still and video), wholesale retail chain and boutique buyers, fashion and other magazine editors, models, makeup artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, publicists, advertising agencies, DJs and audiovisual specialists, production companies, … as well as fashionistas and everyone who follows and loves the fashion industry – an endless list -  but EVERYONE is there.

See – and read – lots more about a fashion week both behind the scenes as well as on the runway after the jump, including a FAQ section at the end where the most frequent questions about this blog posting are answered.

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OyOy photographs Mega model and Playboy centerfold Aga in Miami – South Beach

Miami Beach fashion photographer OyOy shoots Playboy centerfold Aga Lea Jaworska

Aga Lea Jaworska - we call her Aya Lea here in Miami

Fresh from her Playboy centerfold this summer in the Polish edition of the magazine, Aga Lea Jaworska has just been signed to Mega Model Management in Miami.

Having worked from her home in Poland these last years, Aga is starting a new life here in South Beach.  Her first international agency signing also signals a new phase of her modeling career – with new demands and skills to gain.

In this post a few outtakes from our shoot here on Miami Beach, (barely) safe for work.

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Model Scouting Photosessions by OyOy

Miami Beach photographer OyOy in the PAT Studio Miami-South Beach

Fashion photographer OyOy photographs Wilhelmina model Muriel Villera

OyOy regularly shoots Model Scouting Photosessions in Miami-South Beach to enable new and working models to gain or expand exposure in the modeling industry – either to arrange representation or expand the model’s client base.

In a simple and streamlined format, models or prospective models have a pro photoshoot with hair and makeup.  Read more about the session after the jump.

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Professional Model Test Shoots by OyOy

Test Shoot for Wilhelmina Miami model Muriel Villar

Image from OyOy’s Test Shoot with Bella Agency New York model Muriel Villar

While I or any commercial fashion photographer prefer that when we pick up the camera we are shooting garments/accessories for a client, an element of our work is “Test” shooting. In a “Test Shoot” the client is the model (the model’s agency if represented) – rather than a designer.  The shoot is just as important as for a designer, but the needs and objectives are very different.

Read more about this part of the business relationship between a fashion photographer and model (or model agency) after the jump.

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Dazzling Brasilian Bikinis Photographed by OyOy

Brasilian colours on Miami South Beach

OyOy Photographs Brazilian Swimwear on Miami - South Beach

In this post I have a few outtake images from an editorial photoset I shot on Miami Beach.

The brilliant colors of Brazil – yellow, green, blue – are a great contrast for the iconic beaches and deco scenes on cool South Beach.

I spend quite a bit of time in Brasil, mostly in Rio de Janeiro – and the comparisons between South Beach and the beaches of Rio are striking.  Miami is smaller than Rio – but both cities are dominated by the culture of the beach.

More pictures after the jump, all safe for work.

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OyOy Shoots Swimwear “On The Rocks” with Elite Model Courtney O’Connor

OyOy's On The Rocks swimwear series

OyOy Shoots Courtney O'Connor On the Rocks

These images are outtakes from an editorial photoset we shot on Miami-South Beach. Our brief was to shoot on the beach in a more stylized style.

How to achieve more fashion than glam with the über sexy Victoria’s Secret discovery and now Elite model Courtney O’Connor put my production team to the test.

Shooting swim and resort wear on the rocks is definitely not comfortable for the model, but the backdrop offers a nice contrast and change from the usual here in South Beach.

See more outtakes after the jump, all safe for work.

Crystal Blue Bib Necklace: Charles Albert | Suit Bottom: Mandalynn Swimwear | Shoes: Michael Kors

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8th Street – Miami South Beach – OyOy’s Place

My PAT Studio is on Eighth Street in South Beach, Miami.  I have to check exactly how many blocks long the street is, but I guess it is about 10 or 12. At the east end is of course the beach and Ocean Drive, and at the west end is Biscayne Bay overlooking the skyline of downtown Miami.

I’ve decided to put together some images of the places and locations along this street that I and my teams, clients and models walk along for our shoots.  I’ll add to this every now and then as I prepare the images.

More images after the jump.

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The M-Audio Microphones – Producer Series

Outtake from promo project, M-Audio Microphones Producer Series.

Full image after the jump

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Italian Playboy Centerfold Francesca Lukasik Hits the Beach (lensed by OyOy)

Playboy Centerfold Playmate Francesca Lukasik in Miami

Francesca Lukasik Photographed by OyOy

So, I got a call from Italy asking to set up a session for me to photograph Italian model, actress (La Pupa e il Secchione), and two-time Playboy centerfold (in the Italia and Singapore editions) Francesca Lukasik.  It did not take very much deliberation to decide to make some time for this.  Francesca comes from nearby Venice in the Veneto region of Italy, and is very well known in the country not only for her glamour modeling and television work but also for her passionate support of Italian football (soccer) – in particular the AC Milano club, but also her endorsements by companies such as Ducati (motorbikes).

A few outtakes from the shoot after the jump, all safe for work.

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Noémie Sizzles in Miami – South Beach

Noémie Tremblay WBFF pro card fitness model

Les Caresses des Yeux sont les plus Adorables

Noémie Tremblay is a WBFF pro card competitor from Québec City in Canada.  She came down to Miami-South Beach for some editorial fitness work with me, along with some glamour modeling photosets.  It was refreshing to do a photoshoot in Miami tout en douceur française (to do a photoshoot in Miami in French).

With so much attention paid to their bodies, fitness models have always been among the best glamour models, and Noémie is truly a pro in the genre.  Extraordinary hair and makeup work by Lily Estay from Toronto joining the local Miami-South Beach team for the shoot as well.

See some outtakes from one of the glamour photosets after the jump, Barely Safe For Work.

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Glam Deep in the Lagoon – Johanna Sambucini

Professional fitness model Johanna Sambucini (represented by Wilhelmina in New York City) came to Miami for the Fitness Universe competitions as well as some studio work.

Johanna Sambucini Miss New York USA 2012 at the Lagoon

Johanna Sambucini at the Lagoon

We had to shoot some fitness photosets (a few outtakes are already posted on this blog) but also do some serious glamour work.  We worked both in-studio as well as on-location – the above panoramic shot is at ‘the lagoon’ – a favorite secluded place to shoot.

Fitness models do some of the best glamour modeling work, and Johanna delivered on all counts.  She also won the Model Universe section of the 2011 Fitness  Universe competitions in while she was here for her photoshoots in Miami.  In January 2012, Johanna won the Miss New York USA 2012 competition.

See all the images after the jump – NOTE:  Barely Safe For Work

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Nikon WT-4 Wireless Transmitter in OyOy’s South Beach PAT Studio

This post traces the development of the solution to have live images as the shoot progresses presented on an HD screen in my Miami-South Beach PAT Studio for the creative team (makeup, hair, wardrobe, art direction, etc.) to review – especially at the start or at checkpoints during a shoot.

The solution allows for real-time copies of in-camera images – from up to 5 simultaneous bodies or shooters – to be copied to a share point on the studio WiFi computer network, while all normal in-camera images and backups remain on the high speed in-camera data cards for normal post-production workflow, backup and redundancy.

A dedicated ThinkPad laptop computer is configured to monitor the share point and manipulate the queue of images received across the network, and uses an external Samsung large screen HD television as an extended monitor to display thumbnails or quick edits of images transmitted to the creative team.

The discussion below discusses the design, evolution, and implementation of the solution.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Sunglasses

Kenneth Cole product shot across the Nikon WT-4

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Fairy in the Forest

A Fairy in the Forest

These are outtakes from an editorial photoset for V magazine. Our goal was to give the feeling of a fairy in the middle of a forest deep in the night.  Complex lighting, fantastic makeup, hair and wardrobe, and wonderful talent all came together to produce these ethereal images.

See the outtakes after the jump, completely safe for work.

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Commercial

Commercial Fashion

Designer: Cesar Rosario

This post is just a quick summary of some of my historical commercial type images and work.  Just a placeholder as I am moving my portfolio website.

More images after the jump.

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OyOy Shoots Tokyo Harajuku Fashion Style on Miami South Beach

Photographer OyOy Makeup and Hair Christian Molina Wardrobe Joey Rolon

OyOy photographs Japanese Harajuku fashion style

Well, with models Brian Holowicki and the lovely Nema McKinzie having flown in from around the USA for a few days to shoot with me… I had to get busy!

With this talent to photograph I decided to pull together a team to take advantage of options and get an editorial photoset put together.

Woke up my neighbor Christian Molina early in the morning, then got Joey Rolon (another neighbor here on South Beach) onto the team as well. Christian is one of Miami’s top makeup and hair stylists and Joey is one of Miami’s own celebrity wardrobe stylists, especially with his atelier “Funky Sexy Couture”.  With so much talent on-set and all of us free to do anything we wanted, well, we kind of went all the way.

As there were lots of Japanese themed activities going on in South Beach with the various Miami based Japanese organizations, everyone on the creative team had Japan on their minds.  So we decided to ramp up, play along with the Tokyo fashion mood and put together a Harajuku themed fashion shoot.

You can have a look at some results from a long day of work, both in-studio and on-location here in Miami-South Beach.

See more excerpts from this shoot after the jump

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Sofia Venanzetti – Fitness in Miami Series

Fitness in Miami

Sofia Venanzetti - Fitness in Miami series

With my recent move to Miami, I have had to add Fitness as a genre to my portfolio.

Fortunately, I met Sofia Venanzetti – an Italian fitness expert from Milano in my first days in the city. Already published in fitness and health magazines such as Oxygen, we did a lot of work together to start to build my credentials in the fitness area.

We decided to take advantage of a beautiful day and shoot a fitness series on Government Cut – the waterway where the cruise ships arrive and depart from the port of Miami.

See some more outtakes after the jump.

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Johanna Sambucini – On The Rocks

On the Rocks

Johanna Sambucini On The Rocks

Boys on the Beach

I had to shoot an editorial photoset and chose this beach in Miami as the location.  It was used extensively in the film “Wild Things”, and seems to have such grand and masculine vistas to the horizon that I thought it was appropriate for this photoset.  The model, Christian Vranas, came over from Greece for the shoot.

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