After being chased by giraffe and almost became an elephant pancake from the last shoot, Julius Bramanto and I decided to make a free animal photo shoot. So, I came out with the story of Amelia Earhart. "What we need is just an open field full with antique airplane!" I thought. Well, he found one and we thought it would be an easy bitsy shoot... but then it rained all day, together with heavy winds and thunders. Even I couldn't get out from the changing room because the water flooded. At that point Jul and I just looked at each other and laughing. I said "Well, no drama no fun!" while cleaning one of the LV sequined boots full of mud. But then we managed to take many quick shoot in between the rain and I still love how it came out. Yes, we successfully flew out from the bad weather!
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
I always find Timur Angin name is quiet romantic (now I can imagine his silly grin -_-' ) and this is one of his lovey dovey work for ELLE. It took place in one of the forest near Bogor, I kinda like the ambiance with the falling leaves and the mist. For your information, the mist was so difficult to make! It made Randy (Timur Assistant) coughed all the time because the machine often burst out a heavy uncontrollable mist. But anyway for the result, I think I'm right... Timur and Romance had chemistry ;)
Monday, 20 December 2010
Gilles Bensimon... yes, I did a photo shoot with him :) It was during his visit to Indonesia as International Creative Director for ELLE and he managed to do a fashion shoot for us. One simple studio shoot with the whole Elle team effort (including my chief ed came). A bit nervous at the beginning but with everybody there... what to worried about? ;)
I'll tell you one of those stories that only happened when I had a photo shoot with Julius Bramanto. There's always drama in it! This one was the first time I worked with him... from the start we already had trouble with one of the male model that have to cancel the shoot for a commercial ad. Then we got lost on the way to Tanjung Priok Pier and arrived quiet late. After that when we thought we r ready, all the lighting equipment didn't work so we had to use only natural light (and the time was clicking fast). But... it came out great! Thanks to Julius (who tried to be very calm), my team (Anin and Vega), the very professional models and mas Indra Tan that non stop fixed the melted makeup from the super hot weather. Oh... me and Julius still doing many shoot later on for ELLE with piles of drama awaits, including being chased by Giraffe to the shoot with non stop storm and rain!
This shoot was inspired from the movie Speed Racer. I came out with the idea of speed and light and Nicoline Patricia, the photographer captured it in very modest way. Lov the model, Diana from VTM agency and I adore how David (ELLE graphic designer) came out with a nice layout design :)
Sunday, 5 December 2010
I watched MTV and saw Kanye West-Love Lockdown music video, since then I just can't get it out my head *yes,just like the song. So I talked to one of my fellow photographer Agustinus Sidarta, to make a tribal inspired photoshoot for ELLE. The difficulty was to find a real tribal outfit for the male model, me and assistant fashion editor Vega Afidick had to borrow it from a group of tribal dancers at TMI. Adrian Suryapradipa and Olivia Pinkan did a marvelous job with the makeup and body painting, so the female model Kimmy Jayanti, looked stunning and the male model, a soccer player for Indonesian Soccer League, Saphau Lassi looked cool *like him! He was a bit nervous at the beginning but not for long... as the song played during the shoot, we all danced!
Saturday, 4 December 2010
This is one of my earliest works for Cosmopolitan Magazine Indonesia in 2003. As I recalled it was the first time I made a fashion spread with Natasha as the model. Love her! She has that angelic dolly look that works for the shoot. This fashion spread was photographed by Hadi Cahyono, makeup and hair stylist by Adrian Suryapradipa