Last weekend the 8th BOS (Bushwick Open Studios) took place in my neighborhood. I saw a lot of great art and connected with really amazing people. Here are some of many favorites.

Double Self Portrait by Alex Chowaniec

Double Self Portrait by Alex Chowaniec

Also french photographer Delphine Diaw Diallo showed compelling work and had a beautiful book on display “The Gift”, a collection of womens portraits from several different bodies of work.

Big Hair by Delphine Diaw Diallo

Big Hair by Delphine Diaw Diallo

 

Oumlil Fall 2012 Video and Look Book

I had a wonderful time shooting for Hashim Oumlil’s Fall 2012 Collection!

One of the highlights during my time at fashion week was seeing Hashim Oumlil’s sharp men’s collection. The cuts are superb and his esthetic very 1930’s European, which I absolutely love! When he approached me to shoot his Fall 2012 look book and mood images for his website, I was instantly sold. We had a great model; German-looking Brazilian William Jagnow from Request Models was perfect to bring the retro-modernist look to life. I set up studio in the showroom in Oumlil’s showroom. Super-talented David Widjaja from Intro Artists, with whom I’ve worked a number of  times, styled the shoot. Hairstylist and professional groomer Hugh McGuire made William look like a  Bauhaus student.
I kept the set-up simple; I used 2 strip lights on each side to create a cross-shadow, which gave the shoot a stark architectural feeling without distracting from the fashion. I hope Oumlil’s next collection will be unisex!

Also, The Fashionisto was kind enough to post our photo collection to their popular blog site!

The following are some of the photos I took at the shoot…

And here are a few fun behind the scenes shots…

 

 

Eva Mueller holding photo of Nadia Ali Tonight i went to Housing Works yearly fundraiser “Fashion For Action”. I had donated 2 photographs. When I got there i was surprised to find a full on “department store” in the Altman Building. Many designers had donated racks and more racks of  garments, shoes etc. I couldn’t find my pieces anywhere as the walls where surprisingly empty. Hm, I though, did i miss anything? But it turns out that Housing Works found out on the day of the event, that nothing could be put on the walls. So they decided to put the photos together with the merchandise. Fair enough, Nadia Ali was with the designer pumps and the guitar guys i found amongst the Batman scarfs. I was happy to be part of it and hopefully help raise money for a good cause.

Topless at Fashion Night Out

September 9th, 2011

Last night during Fashion Night Out, I shot 5 gorgeous 7 ft tall models, wearing little else but Bootzwallas latest collection  and lots of body painted skin. Street artist Andy Golub gave our topless Amazones finishing touches on Hudson St and basically stopped traffic.  Then our sexy entourage started moving around the Meatpacking District, I had my assistant carry a big silver beauty dish and an Profoto strobe pack – courtesy of Fotocare rental., so we had our own mobile studio lighting with us. A definite high point was when the girls stopped at the Van Leeuwen ice cram truck (best ice cream  in the city and elsewhere!) to get their chilled fill and our last stop was Hogs and Heifers, needless to say to that went down. Camille Currie of PowerImagePR made it all come together drama free.  I will post more pics from out Bootzwalla invasion in the next days.
Bodypainted Amazones wearing BootzwallaBodypainted Amazones in front of Hogs and Heifers

Pablo Valencia: close friend and Designer Extraordinaire. This silver ring is one of several pieces I recently shot for Pablo’s jewelry line, “JPV Studio”.

 

Baby CZ for Grown Ups

April 18th, 2011

Goodbar Live!

March 8th, 2011

Last night I was invited to cover a fascinating live performance by an incredible indie rock outfit, Goodbar, as it brought the house down at Ideal Glass, and left its fans raving for more! Their awesome costumes were designed by my awesomely talented friend, Erik Bergrin!

Nadia Ali – Diamond Edition

January 18th, 2011

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Nadia Ali Onyx Edition cover art

Nadia Ali released the second album “Onyx Edition” of her “Queen Of Clubs”Trilogy. It includes mixes by John Creamer and Stephane K, Scumfrog and Niki McNally amongst others.

We shot the artwork for all 3 editions and the iconic “Queen of Clubs” logo in spring. I’ve known Nadia Ali for years and we finally worked together in this great project. The “Ruby Edition” got released earlier this year and the “Diamond Edition” will be out in late December. All cover art was done by design superstar  John Dill of Pickledhouse.

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Erik Bergrin Design – Smoking

October 17th, 2010

Erik Bergrin Design - Smoking
Erik Bergrins Avant Guarde fashion design
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