One year ago now I was just wrapping up “pre-production” (pre-shoot planning for an editorial) for my Autumn-Winter fashion editorial in Status Magazine. I was commissioned by Yolanda Sacristán, who had just joined Status after being the Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Spain and before that Vogue Spain. Status is distributed widely throughout Spain and Latin America, so I was thrilled that supermodel Bruna Tenorio was in New York and available for this shoot.
We produced this August 15 in Sutton Place, on the Upper East East of Manhattan, using my stylist Stacey Jones’ apartment as our staging area for wardrobe, hair, and makeup. I almost always work with Stacey for my editorials; we have compatible tastes and she is one of the best stylists in New York. My editorial hair and MU artists are also genius.
Being able to work with Yolanda, Bruna, Stacey, Shalom and Stacy – not to mention brands such as Dolce & Gabanna, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen – is necessary to create art at this level. I have been shooting in New York for several years now, and being able to work with talent of this caliber is a dream come true for any photographer.
I take the same care with your portrait session as I do for a prestigious international publication – and my standards are just as high. For a full-day editorial production, for example, I also spend about one day in pre-production and another day in post-production.
While we won’t be traveling to New York any time soon, my studio and garden are open for Salon Sessions by appointment. I am booking about six weeks out at the moment. Or, if it is an extravagant Supermodel Experience you wish to have once travel is again practical, this is the level of work that my New York team and I can create for you.
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