Let me just start by saying I started this post on the 15th (a day later than I’d hoped, because blogger was being unreliable), then I proceeded to lose my post 3 times, despite having saved the work. Thank you blogger, by the time people see these all my items will have been sold already.[insert awkward silence for the girl who has just inappropriately vented publicly]
My boyfriend’s brother, Ashraf Majiet came to visit from Dubai for two weeks. A 2010 Cannes Young Lion and senior art director for Tonic International in Dubai, he has been looking to delve deeper into photography, particularly for fashion. You can view his Behance here. He offered to shoot for Lone Folk so he could practice and test out that new Nikon D7000 of his (ok but on a serious note he is Inspector Gadget in disguise). I was only too excited to take him up on his offer. We did two shoots during his short stay, below are a few shots from both. The second shoot was definitely my favourite, because I haven’t done a studio shoot for the brand yet, and I’m pretty tired of all this “watch-me-sit-pretty-in-the-meadows” bullshit. Ok it’s not bullshit, I love it, but I needed a change. I was inspired by disco, circa 1980’s colour, movement, the movie Flashdance, Madonna – instead of interpreting garments realistically as to how they could be worn today.
We also took a few quick portrait shots for my blog. Initially it was just going to be for my side bar but I was so happy with the result I decided to brag and use it in my header instead.
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Photographer: Ashraf Majiet