I am very  excited to finally share this incredible new project I was fortunate enough to be a part off . NAKED ON YOUR LAP COUTURE SAUVAGE a Wearable art Project by my good friend    artist and designer Bassanti aka  Ivo Moreira . 
Bassanti designs are authentic works of art , each look is a hand crafted  , hand painted piece of wearable art. I was commissioned to shoot part of his  collection earlier this year and because the clothing is so rich in  details , the idea is to keep the focus on the clothing , so I didn’t go crazy with lighting or backdrops or sceneries , We opted to shoot against a Savage storm gray Seamless Paper  . I have been using Savage paper backdrops for ever . They are basically the norm for my seamless paper needs . Sara Kruss  my awesome MUA on duty this day  opted for strong eye  make up almost recreating painter brush strokes , with a pallet of rich golds , silver and pinks ,  Elsa Art my hair stylist used some of her Hair magic by using  bold colors and strong shapes  to create her cool creations.   I guess the project started with the casting of the models , we sourced models from DXL AGENCY and  FASHION STUDIO AGENCY , we chose nine models at the end .   Since the collection is so rich with bold colors and shapes , the Photography is basically just a form of registering the styles created by Bassanti . How ever I was so delighted with the final results that I decided to take it a step further , So I  created the Silver edition . Im sue your wondering what is the silver edition and I will get into more details about that on a separate blog post , but the quick rundown is I wanted to created a series of images that could stand alone and part from the original more Lookbook / catalogue type images . 
please enjoy the two layouts  we created using SmartAlbums that showcase the two books created at my favorite printers Koylab 

Sara Kruss from doing her thing . 

Elsa Art my Hair stylist literally painting the models hair . 

The team dicussing the looks of the day 

One of the reasons i love working with Sara is the fact that she only uses the best MAC cosmetics products . 

Im not sure exactly what i was saying to my model .. 

This is a great BTS image to see the fool set , you can see my lighting set up . Broncolor and beauty dish as my key light , my hair light is a gridded  Elenchome strobe , I also have two side lights with barn doors fro the rim lighting ,  I love the @Westcott scrim Jim for full bounce . 

Im shooting using a mix of Medium format ( Hasselblad H4d 40 & My DSLR Canon you can also see my G DRIVE  contacted to  My studio Imac . 

For the close up images I would use the Westcott Eyelighter 

This is one of my favorite images from the seires the Eyelighter is perfect for lighting those hard to reach places created by the fabric and shadows .

All of my Savage backdrops . 

its very important to keep your models informed on whats happening during the shoot . 

Pedro Davim filming the BTS video that you can see earlier  in the post  above . 

My digital workstation I Mac with G technology G DOCK ev  

I always have a tripod on my shoots , I maybe will start hand held but always end up using my @3Legged Thing 

My assistant Barbara hand holding Westcott  Eyelighter to get the perfect light on my models . 

Photography: João Carlos
Make Up: Sara Kruss Taborda 
Hair: Elsa Elsart
Photo Assistant: Bárbara Gomes
Digital Assistant & Post Production: Marta Machado
Making of Camera: Pedro Davim
Making of Edition: Rita Karayianni


Ana Rita Luz 
Carine Zanata 
Christian Pablo 
Joana Graça 
João Filipe 
Mariana Carvalho 
Pedro Barros 

(Fashion Studio Agency)
Elena Cabac
Filipa Gentil 

Equipment used in the shoot:

3 Legged Thing –
Westcott –
Think Tank Photo –