As we begin to wrap up the summer season, I'm proud to present this collaboration of a powerhouse of talents. But this wasn't something that I just wanted to throw together in a matter of a couple days. I wanted to take my time in planning, scouting and bringing together the perfect team. Also since this past February I've really been inspired to shoot as much natural light as possible, along with building a strong foundation in compositing, so I wanted to bring each of these elements together. Upon meeting Kristina Sellers, an extremely talented designer, through a comment thread on social media, we immediately began conversing about working together. Gabi Wade, along with her mom Kimberly and I had also been talking here and there about working together, but we all agreed for the right project. Now since you may of never met Gabi in person, she stands at 5'11, or in other words, a perfect height to command strength yet remain elegant. And for Hair and Makeup, I decided to bring Anastasia Gerdes back for another round after continuously impressing me with our past work and work with other teams she'd been involved with.
So we had our well orchestrated team, an evening draped with beautiful natural light, a pristine location, and some gentle kisses of the breeze that would come to own the fabric... the perfect storm was set in motion. As everyone worked their roll and the wind began to catch the fabric... I could see the excitement of on everyone's face. We we're blown away (see what I did there?) with what we were seeing straight out of the camera, I could not wait to get these in the digital darkroom and get to retouching.
Fast forward to now, here we are at the encore of Crimson Winds, our collaborative collection in full, and on behalf of the wonderful team, I'm pleased to release it in full. Cheers
Photographer · Gary Barragan
Talent · Gabi Wade
HMUA · Anastasia Gerdes
Styling & Wardrobe · Kristina Sellers | Kilika Courture
Assistance · Annalara Fischer, Kajen Duvall and Kate Roach
Behind the Scenes
SOOC & Retouch
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