Saturday, November 28, 2009

Graphic illustration Project with Vault49

Last month I collaborated with Vault49 to photograph some cool 3D illustrations. Here is the series. I love the 3 Dimensional look. My part in the process was pretty small. It mainly consisted of controlling the feel of the shadows, managing the depth of field...and getting some super high resolution quality, so all that illustration detail would pop.


If you click on the first shot, then you will go to the series on their website.





You see all my beautiful gear. The Hasselblad H3D 39 Megapixel with 150mm lens, and one of my canon cameras (my other Canon probably took the shot!).




Me on a ladder.


Link to Vault49's blog:

http://www.vault49.com/blog/2009/11/03/iso-lion/

and the series on the website:

http://vault49.com/#/graphic:1233/iso-lion:1687


If you want to see more of my work with Vault49, click here for Mina Cvetkovic, or here for Taylor Warren.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One More New Photo from My Alina Vacariu Shoot

Here is one more shoot of the beautiful Alina Vacariu. This one is a little patriotic. I have a lot more photos from my shoots with Alina, from pretty to fashion to sexy. They can be seen "Almost Nude", "Fashion" , "Fashion 2" and "Wig".




Enjoy!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Alina Vacariu Nude...Almost

Way back in June I told everyone that I had a new Alina Vacariu shoot and posted the 1 shot directly below. Many of you have written patiently waiting as I bragged it was hot! For the record, I was waiting as well. Alina and I selected our favorites, the agents got involved, we all traveled to different places, worked a lot....time flies. The good news is the agents didn't cut anything and we got some beautiful natural light shots of Alina.


Here is the shot I posted back in June. Alina and I have shot together a couples and you can see some more fashion and beauty photos here and here.




Here are 3 very similar shots of Alina Vacariu almost nude. Not that you need me to say it, but I was there. Alina is beautiful in person; sexy. We had a really had time choosing a favorite. Any thoughts on 1,2,or 3?

(click photos to make a little larger)






For those of you who are tech photography junkies like me, the lighting was just simple window light behind Alina and whatever light was bouncing around my studio. I shot with my Canon 1DS Mark III at ISO1600 (It wasn't as bright as it looked!) at 1/125 sec at F1.4 on the Canon 85mm 1.2 lens. This is part of my natural light series.


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 Shots from the Store!

I am excited to post some of my work in the actual environment it appears. I hope to get some more store shots in the next weeks as it is in loads of stores. There is a whole add campaign behind the photos. So far I have the 2 store shots, the catalog and the website.



Above you can see my photo behind the mannequins.



When I shot the photo, I never considered it would be wrapped around a circular beam!



You can see all the photos and some of the credits, etc. in the previous post.

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/mademoiselle-hk-campaign-photos/


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Mademoiselle HK Campaign Photos

Hi

I posted the lead shot from the Mademoiselle HK shoot back on the 5th, but I am finally able to post the entire series. I will also post some more shots in the upcoming weeks of the campaign itself. I just got in 2 snapshots of the photos all blown up in the stores. I will try to post them tomorrow.












Martha Hunt from Next Model Management.... which besides being a model I love (you saw her twice before in my Susana Monaco shoots; Black & White and Balloons and Shadows), it was also a really timely choice for the China and Hong Kong market. She was just on the cover of Chinese Vogue at the end of the summer, right before our campaign hit China.

Makeup by Yuko and hair by Wesley from the Wall group. The styling was by Marcell Rocha of Workgroup. We shot it in my Manhattan studio with Hasselblad H3D 39 Megapixels and Profoto lighting. I changed up the lighting a little bit, sometimes playing with more shadow versus sometimes using spotlight in the back.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

The 10 Most Valuable Models

I just read an interesting article on the Daily Beast listing the 10 most valuable models. I thought I would share. Click the image below to go to the article on The Daily Beast.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-11-15/most-valuable-models/?cid=hp:mainpromo4#



On a side note. I am still kicking myself for missing an opportunity to photograph Miranda Kerr years ago. I wanted to. I always thought she would be big and adored her look. I just didn't have the right project when I had the chance. Then the opportunity passed. What a shame.


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Beautiful Edyta Zajac

I came across some photos of Edyta Zajac on Supermodels.nl and thought I would add my own shot of her here. This was the second time I photographed her. The first was for an editorial years ago which I will have to track down. This shot surprisingly is from an old Susana Monaco catalog before the re-branding.

Edyta is one hot Polish model. Super sweet. I haven't spoken to her in quite some time.

Edyta_MichaelCreagh

The shot was done at my old place in Brooklyn. The wall are covered in painted canvas to look real. I used my Hasselblad H2D-39 megapixel; ISO200 with an 80mm lens on a tripod, F2.8 with a slow 1/15sec. I mixed natural light with maybe a KinoFlo Diva light....At least I think it was. It has been too long and I don't always mark down my lighting!


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Contributed to a "How To" Photography Book

I contributed to a "How To" photography book on lighting secrets. It is in book stores now. I picked up a copy at Barnes and Noble in Union Square the other day (I couldn't wait for the publisher to send me a copy). The book is by Author/Photographer Rick Sammon. He has authored dozens of photography books. Here is a link to his very successful photography blog; http://rickrawrulessammon.blogspot.com/. He wrote this book with another colleague of mine, Vered Koshlano. Vered and I worked together years ago and I was excited to find out that she was partnering up with Rick on this.

Rick contacted me after the Digital PhotoPro article, and asked if I wanted to do a small chapter. I am pretty excited as I haven't worked on any how to books in past. The chapter is on the beauty of black and white. It takes 5 of my most known photos and I give an important point or two on how to achieve it. The book is not all fashion, but a wide variety of portrait, beauty and glamour techniques on location and in the studio. I started reading my copy and might be taking a look at some of the other techniques I am not using.

StudioLightingSecrets

Here is the link to buy the book on Amazon.com. There is a nice discount on the site.

http://www.amazon.com/Studio-Location-Lighting-Secrets-Sammon/dp/0470521252/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247685695&sr=8-15http://bit.ly/ISxN7


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Photo of the Day - Tracee

Here is another photo that has not seen the light of day for a while. This shot was done in Brooklyn with a simple on camera flash.


MichaelCreagh_Tracee


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Photo of the Day

Here is a photo of a friend of mine taken a couple years ago at my place in Brooklyn. She is so beautiful and sexy, so the photo was easy. I took it next to my window with aCanon 5D at 1/125sec at F5.6 at ISO 100. It was with an 85mm lens.


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Monday, November 9, 2009

Interesting New York Moment

I was in North Carolina this weekend for Project Style (http://yourprojectstyle.com/). It was a fashion workshop we did in conjunction with the big department store Dillards. It was a lot of fun and I will post some of the photos this week.


Coming back from LaGuardia, I had an unexpected encounter: I knew my taxi driver. I know that isn't that interesting as I have had quite few drivers of car services that have moved me and my equipment multiple times. But this was a little different. This was sort of an old friend. When I first moved to New York, the fellow had owned a small and failing business down the road. He helped me print my first business card here in New York. When his company went under, I bought some of his equipment.

He was doing well. Has another new venture in the works that sounded promising. Making decent money driving to finance it. It was good to catch up.

I'll Post more this week!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mademoiselle Campiagn by Michael Creagh

A while back I posted that I had 3 catalogs that were in the pipeline and hopefully would be posted soon. Finally, here is another one!!! This is the Mademoiselle HK campaign. I really enjoyed this shoot. You may notice we worked with one of my favorite models, Martha Hunt from Next: Makeup by Yuko and hair by Wesley from the Wall group. We shot it in my Manhattan studio with Hasselblad H3D 39 Megapixels and Profoto lighting.


I will post more of the series later in this week. But here is the teaser shot from their website.

Mademoiselle_MichaelCreagh1


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