Archive for the ‘Fashion Shoots’ Category
This morning, we were notified that an image from our 3D fashion feature, Warehouse Wonderland, made the finals at the Sony World Photo Awards in the 3D Category. The piece, entitled “Breakthrough,” was featured in Issue 2 of WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful in 2012.
This is the second year we’ve been recognized by Sony and the WPO. In 2012, we won the Grand Prize in 3D for our fashion piece, Nuclear Summer, also shot for WMB 3D (See pics from last year’s award win here.) It is an honor to be in such esteemed company as our fellow nominees, and it is a personal thrill for me to see our wonderful art house get recognized for its landmark achievements in 3D photography.
I also must thank our team for helping me create this beautiful image. Fashion model Aryn Livingston graciously allowed me to dirty her up in the industrial warehouse. Genius stylist Monica Rose wowed us all again with her out-of-this-world wardrobe styling. Hair stylist Gio Campora and make-up artist Gaby Ramos Torell—the same glam squad that brought you our globally-reknowned desert shoot with Bollywood superstar Mallika Sherawat, returned to lend their enormous talents and create their signature brand of magic. My thanks to WMB 3D Executive Publisher Howard Misle and the WMB staff, and to the entire Saglimbeni3D technical team, including lead engineer German Pinchevsky, post-production supervisor Joyce Park, production coordinator Kevin Savarese, and art director Clint Davis.
Read more about our Sony WPO nomination on FStoppers.com, and watch the making of Warehouse Wonderland below!
I only worked with Kimberly Pletz a handful of times, and yet the images she helped me create remain some of my favorites of my career. You only had to meet Kim once to remember her forever. She was a fireball of energy, with a wicked sense of humor that had you either buckling over with laughter or running for cover. Either way, she kept you on your toes.
Kim provided makeup for three of my first fashion shoots of any note: Skid Row Princess, Castle Diva, and a fashion story featuring model Donna Feldman. Each of these shoots produced images that remain in my portfolio to this day. She created wonderfully smoky eyes amidst striking color palettes, and never backed down from a challenge. She was an artist, a visionary, and a friend. Sadly, Kim passed away earlier this week. I hadn’t spoken to her in a few years, and—as life has a way of reminding you—you often don’t get the chance to say good-bye.
So, my goodbye to Kim is a look back at the work we did together. The world has lost an amazing artist, and—perhaps even more rare—an unforgettable personality. Rest in peace, Kimberly Pletz.
Since 2010, I’ve been helping the Kardashian family create their brand of Christmas magic with their annual holiday card. In 2010 and 2011, the family opted for a more dramatic theme, and so I did my best to create that with the lighting, blocking and pose direction. This year, Kim wanted a much happier vibe, something with lots of energy. She also wanted everyone in white.
As any photographer or cinematographer knows, capturing perfect skin tones with white wardrobe usually comes down to a compromise between skin underexposure and protecting white highlights from clipping. However, after years of experimentation, I finally accepted that I just don’t like the way underexposed skin looks, even with exposure levels corrected in Lightroom. When shooting any of my clients, skin glow is almost always my top goal, above even wardrobe.
The three-day mega-shoot spanned the country, beginning in Miami in October and ending in LA just two weeks ago. For my team, that meant tracking detailed setup parameters to insure family members not photographed in Miami could be seamlessly added to the final image.
Most of you who follow my work know that I rarely talk about my lighting setups. This week, however, UK journalist Jon Severs persuaded me to discuss the lighting of the Christmas card, and I went into a surprising amount of detail, more than I ever have before. You can read the interview here.
I’ve attached my actual lighting diagram below, please take a moment to appreciate the fine chicken scrawl. And enjoy these wonderful behind-the-scenes images taken by photographers Joyce Park, Scot Fortino and Kate Garfield for SlickforceStudio.
My thanks to Kris, Kim and the entire Kardashian/Jenner family for allowing me to capture the card & help create such a festive moment in their lives!
It’s no surprise that Kendall & Kylie Jenner are two of my favorite rising stars. Over the years I’ve photographed them each many times. And now, thanks to the incredible fan response, we’re releasing Limited Edition Kendall and Kylie Jenner collector’s posters.
These three posters are available now at the SaglimbeniStore, either individually or as a set:
Kendall & Kylie – 16″x20″ Poster, from their OK! Spring Fashion Shoot
Kendall Jenner: Day One – 19″x19″ Tryptic Poster, from Kendall’s first pro modeling shoot at SlickforceStudio
Kylie Jenner: White Dress – 12″x18″ Poster, from her OK! Spring Fashion Shoot
As always, amazing styling by Monica Rose in these incredible shots. We’ve only printed a limited run of posters, so get ‘em right here before they’re gone!
Here are some throwback galleries taking you behind-the-scenes of these amazing and fun shoots!
On Thursday evening, April 26, the Sony World Photography Awards were held in London, part of the month-long World Photo London event at Somerset House. My fashion piece Nuclear Summer (featured above) was nominated in their 3D category.
I always appreciate a good excuse to travel to one of my favorite cities, so I headed to London on Tuesday to show support for both the event and our nomination. All of the nominees’ work for all of the categories was displayed at Somerset House, in a remarkable gallery exhibition. It was thrilling to see so much amazing work from so many talented and varied artists. (My particular favorite was Mitch Dobrowner’s stunning black-and-white storm photography, which ultimately won the L’Iris D’or prize. Check out his site here.)
On the night of the awards show, the photographers appeared one-by-one in black tie—a stark contrast to the American photography award shows I’ve attended–and celebrated each other victories and work throughout the night. I was honored to receive the Grand Prize in 3D, mostly because it stood as a testament to the hard work of my brilliant Saglimbeni3D team, who has spent the last two years in the trenches with me, developing new 3D cameras and post-production technologies and launching 3D projects such as WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful. I’d especially like to thank Saglimbeni3D post-production supervisor Joyce Park, director of operations Kevin Savarese and the entire production team at Slickforce Studio.
My sincerest thanks also go out to Sony and the good people at the World Photography Organization for recognizing our work. We look forward to producing many more exciting 3D projects in the future.
Press photos © 2012 HoneybunnPhotography, Robert Leslie, Duc Le
Nuclear Summer © 2011 Nick Saglimbeni
Check out this week’s OK! Magazine for a fun fashion feature starring two of my favorite ladies, Kendall & Kylie Jenner. Having shot both of their first professional shoots in the past, I am especially proud watching them evolve into such fun people and wonderful models. The shoot was styled by the one-and-only Monica Rose, with amazing glam by two of my favorite artists, Mario Dedivanovic and Rob Scheppy.
Production Stills by Derek Eskridge for SlickforceStudio