First time that I had the pleasure to work with make-up artist Nicki Davis. She has a natural approach which really spoke to me. We we’re treated to the striking features of Ashlee Krieling, a humble beauty from the Northern Cape, represented by 10 Artist Management.
Kandice needed some professional portraits to promote her gift and floral business, K Gift & Floral. As a former model she leaped with joy into the studio and, to my horror, onto the freshly painted infinity curve! Luckily she was in socks already and no damage was done.
As Kandice had such beautiful features and was so striking through the lens I could not help myself to explore some beauty shots with her as well.
I was priviliged to create the first portfolio for Eliznica Roux
Eliznica is a personal trainer at Curves in Wellington, a ballerina and crossfit enthusiast. She was extremely comfortable in front of the camera and optimistic about all my crazy ideas.
Mo Makoni came to my studio in Buiten Street, Cape Town looking for some personal portraits for his portfolio.
It was such a treat to work with these strong features.
Mo is studying Film, TV and Live performance as well as production assistance at AFDA. He's originally from Johannesburg but came to Cape Town to study and work.
Elena Kuznetsova came to Cape Town and contacted me to update her portfolio.
Elena is such a professional that didn't need any guidance to look absolutely gorgeous. She is also an amazing photographer.
I worked with Zandrea Lange to create the portrait section of a much needed portfolio.
I met Zandrea at the Zambia Festival of Action. She's an aspiring videographer and magic behind the camera. I remember sitting in Clarke’s with her discussing the shoot and being fascinated by how the light was dancing on her face. Light and freckles, such a beautiful combination.
Thanks Zandrea, you were beautiful!
Another collaboration with Blush by Amore and we had the most beautiful Kimon to work with. Kimon was spectacular in the way that she naturally fell into different characters which each different look. Was such a pleasure to work with her and again to see Amore work her magic.
Worked with Kimbal Stokes to add some portraits to her portfolio.
Kimbal is a natural beauty in real life but just pops through the lense as well. She was so easy to work with and completely comfortable with the camera. My intention was to just get a couple of natural portraits but she ended up doing so well with the beauty portraits as well. I did pull out the Mamiya for a couple of shots where she admitted her passion for photography and film as well. Check out her Instagram
I worked with Martin Lund to create a much needed portfolio.
We aimed to stick to his style and comfort zone. With those beautiful golden dreads he already had quite a specific look, but the aim was to break that slightly in order to show his diversity.
Martin is a graffiti and fine artist, check out his work: Art of Marti
Lushano needed some beauty portraits for her portfolio so we went completely natural to start with. Then Amore did some beautiful pastel work which just suited Lushano perfectly. Also some dramatic lips on the beach allowed a lovely set to add to her portfolio.
Great work, Lushano! You were beautiful and such a star in front of the camera! Thanks Amore, it's great that we're always on the same page.
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Matthew was also part of No Danger Diaries and took part in the Greenpop Got Wood campaign to raise awareness and encourage donations for trees to be planted in Arbor Month.