Autumn for the Elephants: Combining Fashion and Conservation


All images by Jvdas Berra. Used with permission.

Think about one of the coolest things in the world to–and how you’d feel if you got to photograph it. That’s pretty much what Jvdas Berra had the opportunity to do when he did a fashion shoot with elephants and models. This project is called Autumn for the Elephants, and tries to find a way to combine the raw power of nature with the refined beauty of fashion.

We’ve featured Jvdas on the site before, he’s a fashion photographer that combines aspects of fine art into his work and as you’ll see, also deeply cares about the environment.

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Desperate Hollywood Wife: A Reflection of American Royalty


All images by Jvdas Berra. Used with permission.

“This project was born from my desire to reflect the beauty and coldness of the current Hollywood royalty. says photographer Jvdas Berra. “I wanted to tell the story of a rich and powerful lady but lonely and desperate, surrounded by luxury and beauty, but sad and longing for adventure and love.” Jvdas often creates cool fantasy/fine art fashion work like this–and this project is a simple ode to that really interesting legend.

Jvdas states that the scenarios chosen for this story were perfect to reflect the beauty and solitude that many people in Hollywood lives. “The colors, the textures and the shapes are well joined to the styling and the art direction. It is a project that makes me very proud because it was an idea that occurred to me overnight.” Indeed, this goes to show that when you have an idea, you should just roll with it–and fast!

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‘Manifesto for a New Objectification’ Aims To Change The Narrative of Gender Equality and Diversity (NSFW)


All Images by Clara Giaminardi. Used with Permission.

Clara Giaminardi, always a creative soul, grew up wanting to be a writer but around age 16 discovered photography and it was all over after that. While studying at University in Milan, and later upon moving to London, Giaminardi was fascinated by the idea of fashion photography and its power to shape the narrative of the world in which we live. “In this constant, complex dialogue, I have become obsessed with the body, and how it can be represented and represent itself within contemporary discourses of gender equality and diversity.” Giaminardi says as she begins to explain the ideas behind her Manifesto for a New Objectification project.

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Will Crooks’ Street Fashion Portraiture Proves The South Has Style


All Images by William Crooks. Used with Permission. 

Inspired by Bill Cunningham and Scott Schuman, William Crooks has developed his own take on street portraiture through his Wac Avenue series. “Originally, photography was simply a means of documenting the visually expressive individuals I would spot while walking through the small downtown of my home Greenville, SC. This grew into a passion for street portraiture and I found myself spending nearly every weekend scouring the streets for stylish strangers.” Crooks said of his experience.

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NYTimes Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies at 87


Image by Paul Stein on Flickr.

Today is a very sad day in the photography world as the NYTimes confirmed that photographer Bill Cunningham passed away at 87. Mr. Cunningham was a famous fashion photographer and in many ways the original true street fashion photographer. He was well known for the fact that he went against what many other photographers did for years and instead of shooting all the craziness on red carpets all the time, he went around NYC with his bike and every day photographed people who just happened to look very fashionable. For 40 years, Bill Cunningham worked for the NYTimes.

A few days ago, he suffered from a stroke, and many on the internet were praying that he would make a swift recovery. Mr. Cunningham is also the focus of a special documentary called Bill Cunningham New York; where we’re shown what his every day life was like.

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Ingrid Alice: Creative High End Fashion Portraiture


All images by Ingrid Alice. Used with permission.

Ingrid Alice is a Creative Director by trade, but is also smitten for photography. Her experiences help her to mold specific visions in her images and she is a photographer that firmly believes that light is everything.

I found her work on Behance, and after going through her Lost in Yonkers project as well as various others, I found her work to be unique, captivating, and refreshing. Fashion photography for many years had a big emphasis on being a large scale production with the exception of some of the more street style jobs that we see today. Like the old school of wedding photography, there were lots of chefs at the pot working to ensure that the best of the best was created and nothing more.

But she has an even more interesting story and thought process.

For full creative credits for the attached images please see: Images taken from editorials including: The Enchanted Forrest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Queen Of Cakes, Lost In Yonkers, Great Expectations, The Empress Arcana, The Orient, Twilight.

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Ilona Veresk: Original Conceptual and Fashion Portraits


All images by Ilona D. Veresk. Used with permission.

Photographer Ilona D. Veresk is also an Art director. Born in Izhevsk, Russia, she now lives in Moscow. “I shoot promo for different brands, editorials for fashion magazines and create promo-shoot for popular musicians.” she tells the Phoblographer. Clearly, we can see why they’d want to hire her.

Ilona has a whimsical imagination and creates refreshly original concepts that feels fantastical in every way. She shoots portraits, and judging from her work on Behance, it’s clearly evident that the now 21 year old has been doing this since she was 13 years old.
I specialize in such genres as portrait and fashion.

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Creating the Photograph: Aashith Shetty’s “Let It Snow”


Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers teach you about how they concepted an image, shot it, and edited it. The series has a heavy emphasis on teaching readers how to light. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.

Aashith Shetty is a fashion advertising photographer based out of India. Self taught for the first few years, he came upon David Hobby’s blog which changed the way he looked at light. “After which I assisted Martin Prihoda and Tarunn Solanki for a short while.” he tells the Phoblographer.

I found Aashith on Behance, and fell in love with the fact that his work is very much about embracing the idea of a fashion shoot as a full production. It takes creative ingenuity, and a lot of planning. So when he had to deliver a snow scene for a client, he got right to work.

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