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COLOR BLAST NO. O6 | VOL. 01


Younger BLOUDER

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BHUPINDER K. CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS MONIQUE PRESTRIDGE, NICK WOLF, STEPHEN MICHAEL NAVA PHOTOGRAPHY, TAMMY GEDE, SOURYKANH PHANHTHATATH, SOUKSAVANH MIXAYBOUA, ESSENCE TODMAN, CT HATTER, IVANA MICIC, INESE GOLDE LAYOUT JASKARAN S. DHILLON SUBMISSIONS KAVYAR.COM/BLOUDER-MAGAZINE WEBSITE BLOUDERMAGAZINE.COM

ON THE COVER FRONT & BACK PHOTOGRAPHER TAMMY GEDE HAIR STYLIST/PRODUCER STIPE FILIPOVIC MAKEUP ARTIST SABINA GATEJ RETOUCHER ABDUALLA HUSEYNOV FEMALE MODEL HEATHER CHUNG DRESS PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

NO. 06 | VOL. 01

ASSISTANT EDITOR

COLOR BLAST

JASKARAN S. DHILLON

JANUARY 2019

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF THIS MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHERS.


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issue 6. Colorful Beauties 14. Seasons 20. Peachy-KEEN 26. Sexy, Hot and Millennial

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34. Coloured Strings Of Life And Love 40. F*&@ You And F*&@ Your Gummy Worms 46. Kickin it Retro Style

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52. Brooklyn Strong 60. The Sky Painted Me 64. Out of Place 72. R[ECO]VERDE

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COLORFUL BEAUTIES Photographer Monique Prestridge Makeup Artist Taylor Horn Female Model/Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist Taylor Horn Female Models Katie Muniz / Laura Alexander / Krystal Willis

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Photographer/Retoucher Nick Wolf Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist Monique Mazer Strybel Models Ivan @Look Model Agency / Amaryon @Look Model Agency Wardrobe Stylist Devon Bert

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Peachy -KEEN Photographer Monique Prestridge Retoucher Carmen Prestridge Female Model Ayla Modeling Female Model Ayla Rose

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SEXY, HOT AND MILLENNIAL Photographer Stephen Michael Nava Photography Wardrobe Stylist Jen Ublasi Retoucher Angel Cintron Licensed Cosmetologist Milian Bonillo Agent 10 Management Male Model Austin Walker @Maverick Agency and Stone Model Mgmnt Female Model Maricarmen Eudave @10 Mgmnt Agency Male Model Justin Edward Hughes @LA - Aperture Talent / Stone Model Mgmnt Female Model Sara Kaufmann @Wilhelmina, Major Model Managment and AEFH Talent

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Interview With Stephen Michael Nava Photography How long have you been working in the photography arena? I have been working in the arena of photography for 9 years. For the first 3 years (2009 to 2012) it was a hobby. However, for the last 6 years, I entered into a collaborative partnership with Angel Cintron Photography shooting for weddings, corporate functions, special events in San Francisco, CA and wineries in Northern California‟s Napa and Sonoma Valley. How did you develop an interest in photography? My initial interest began about 12 years ago during my work travels throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, China, South East Asia, and India. I would try to capture candid images of life unfolding as I walked through unfamiliar cultures and countries. Having grown up in the mid-west and never exposed to life outside the Great Lakes area, I wanted my family and friends to see and vicariously experience the amazing locations and people in everyday life, candid, raw and unapologetic. What does photography mean to you? Photography is a powerful expression of art for me. It allows me to tell a story through either a single or a series of images. As the storyteller, I can create imag-

es to capture a moment in time that is powerful, thoughtful, high energy and exciting. I can create and stimulate emotion all through my lens. What equipment do you prefer to use? I prefer to use the Cannon camera and lens. My camera is a Cannon 5D Mark III. On location, I typically prefer natural lighting using scrims, softbox systems, beauty dishes and bounce cards; however, when I need to bend or shape light, I prefer to use the cordless Profoto B1s. What is your expertise as a photographer? In 2014, my passion for photography began to explode, so I reinvented my shooting style to focus more on lifestyle and fashion editorial photography in collaboration with various agencies, stylists and art directors in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago areas. What were the challenges that you most commonly faced and how did you deal with them? Early on, my challenge was not anticipating the need for additional back-up equipment for potential malfunctions or the need for replacing a lens due to unexpected damage. I have since included a planning regimen and increased my inventory to ac-

count for a myriad of potential failures and/or losses. My current challenges have now been around props not showing up, weather changes, models/ stylists‟ cancellations at the last moment or poor synergies between the model and the scene. With each experience you learn how to refocus your shoot to compensate for a modified or new direction. Refocus your vision by drawing out the scenes ahead of time using an artist. Confidence is key when commanding a set. Don‟t be afraid to give direction or pulling a model from a scene if it‟s not working out according to your plan. What do you enjoy the most about being a photographer? I love the creativity and working with all types of people. My collaborations are very meaningful and exciting. I find that with each shoot, there is always new experience and an exchange of ideas and creative direction. My most valuable and collaborative relationship is with Angel Cintron (“JR”), owner of Angel Cintron Photography. We start out with the mood board and the best location to execute this vision. With each phase of the planning, there is a mutual exchange and acceptance of ideas. Not all ideas make the final cut, so egos are checked at the door!

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What, in your opinion, is most important to consider while shooting portrait pictures? This would be selecting the right lens for the portrait. In my experience, the 70/200 mm lens allows for that close detail necessary for portraiture. My second would be light positioning on the subject. With natural light, the fill-in-flash helps to fill in the shadows created by natural lighting scenes. What kind of tools do you use for post processing? Explain your work flow. The tools used in my work flow are typically lightroom and photoshop. I start out in lightroom for overall tonal adjustment. The image is then uploaded to photoshop, where several techniques are used, such as, dodge and burn, frequency separation and liquify. I also find it more expeditious to create my own actions within the photoshop software which allows me to increase the efficiency of post product in the work flow process. Whose work has influenced you most and why? I believe there are many great photographers, but David LaChapelle sticks out and has influenced my work and love for taking risks. He was known for shooting celebrities adorned with various baubles, flowers etc as well as staging religious scenes to convey a social message. Each of these images would explode with eyepopping colors that really draw your attention and often very surreal to look at. Covers of fashion magazines would often feature his work. His creativity was just so inspiring and with a single image, a story is told. I love the unapologetic use of imagery and color to covey a message either for fashion editorial, lifestyle or portraiture. You should never be afraid to take risks, it satisfies the creative hunger.

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What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos? Photography is a very competitive space and often the photographer keeps its craft very close to the vest. As a young photographer, collaborations were the furthest thing from my mind. The thought of sharing information was not even a consideration for fear of losing a gig or a competitive edge. However, through the years and focusing on the type of photography that truly excites me, collaborative relationships have become extremely valuable. The best work Iâ€&#x;ve produced is when a team is working together to make your vision a reality. Had I been more open to this when I started, my path may have taken me in a very different direction. If you were to give advice to a rookie about how to become a photographer, what would you say? Believe in yourself. The most successful photographers have confidence in their ability to produce good and inspiring work. Donâ€&#x;t be afraid to fail because with each failure, there is an opportunity to succeed and build the confidence for the next shoot. What would you not say? I would not say that the road ahead is going to be hard and challenging. Aspiring photographers will soon discover for themselves that the path is very difficult. Creativity requires hard work as well as respect for people. Focusing on the negative aspects of the job only stunts creativity and feeds a defeatist attitude right out of the gate.


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Woman's „Jaguarâ€&#x; Leggings Tom Ford Women's Trench Coat Maria Pinto Umbrella Holly & Tanager Rust Brown Jacket J Toor Men's Silk Maroon V-Cut sweater Gucci Men's Brown Suede Boot Salvatore Ferragamo Woman's Handbag Line Holly & Tanager

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COLOURED STRINGS OF LIFE AND LOVE Photographer Tammy Gede Hair Stylist/Producer Stipe Filipovic Makeup Artist Sabina Gatej Retoucher Abdualla Huseynov Female Model Heather Chung Dress Pretty Little Things

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Interview With Stipe Filipovic How long have you been a hair stylist? In my twenty - year long career of a hair stylist, I have been the official hairstylist at numerous events: Beauty Contests in BiH, Fashion Week, Croatian Radio Festival, Dora-the choice of the Croatian song for Eurovision Song Contest, etc. In addition, I can also highlight a number of major projects I have worked on as a part of the Croatian Kuene Academy: Quelle make over, Fashion.hr,as well as various seminars and training courses under my guidance.

Who are some people that have inspired you throughout your career? Every man who has spared no effort and has created his career, name, as well as, has become recognizable in his business, inspires me.

How did you get your start in the industry? Every beginning is difficult, so was mine. It took a lot of work and renunciation to get there where I am now. In order to succeed you need to posses certain qualities. Besides the skills and inteligence, persistance and love for what you do are the essential. Unfortunately, the country I‟m coming from is not much of an art supporter so I was forced to seek my success abroad.

Any great stories from working with a client? Once I was doing a hairstyle for a famous actress, and forgot to bring a hair dryer (of course she didn‟t know that), so I managed to persuade her to stylize her wet hair and fortunately she was so delighted with the hairstyle.

Where do you get your inspiration from? I find inspiration in all the things around me; sometimes it is a good book, a movie, some other time it is travelling, or natural beauties, some interesting thing or an object which I see while I‟m at the dentist‟s, or in a furniture store.

What do you love most about being a hair stylist? It‟s definitely the fact that I can send a message to the world through the hair. I would like to point out my two campaigns which I am most proud of – Bestiae, with animal hair representing their protection, and Umoja with a strong message against racism.

If you weren’t a hair stylist, what else would you do? Considering that I like to travel, which I do quite often, a job of a tourist guide would be just perfect for me. How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other hair stylists? I've always been consistent, following my feelings, and never allowed anyone to impose any-

thing on me. I became recognizable by avant-garde originality, and I am one of the few hairdressers who do a male avantgarde. Are there any celebrities you would like to work with? I have already worked with many celebrities not only from my country, but also from the region. I treat all my clients like they are famous. Actually, I have never thought which famous person I would like to hairstyle, but since you are asking, at this moment, I think it would be interesting to work with Lady Gaga. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to others just getting started in your field? The most important lesson I have learned in my career so far is that you should stick to your skills and final aim and bravely go toward new challenges. I have also learned, unfortunately, that somehow people from my region can forgive you everything but success. I really can‟t escape from that impression because I felt it many times on my skin especially the last time I was in Paris, in October this year, where I got the prize for contribution in the hairdressing profession - OMC Global Award.

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F*&@ YOU AND F*&@ YOUR GUMMY WORMS Photographer Sourykanh Phanhthatath Model Genavieve Town @Nelson Fashion Group

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KICKIN IT RETRO STYLE Photographer Souksavanh Mixayboua Makeup Artist Antonio Zavala Villalobos Female Model/Hair Stylist Keylee Mundee

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Photographer Essence Todman Makeup Artists Liz Chappelle-Meeks / Jakayrah Rincon with GlowWithKyrah Hair Stylist Ashlynn Waidelich Wardrobe Stylist Victoria Rodriguez Female Models Lexus Colman @Albany Talent and Models / Michelle Antonova Male Model Chris Gaddy @c.titan.g

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THE SKY PAINTED ME Photographer CT Hatter Wardrobe Stylist Calista Hatter Makeup Artist Stacie Ward Model Hannah Ward

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Dress Designer & Custom Made Paint N Hatter | Makeup Stacie Ward


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OUT OF PLACE Photographer Ivana Micic Makeup Artist Hinata Yamaguchi Wardrobe Stylist Arai Risa Female Model Tarnya Wright

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Jacket COMME des GARÇONS | Arm Warmers PAMEO POSE | Inner Knitwear ROMANTIC STANDARD | Pants GUCCI


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R[ ECO ]VERDE Photographer Inese Golde Makeup Artist Serena Shah Female Model Yevhenya Strichyk

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B Louder Younger No. 06 – Color Blast Vol. 01  

Editor-in-Chief: Jaskaran S. Dhillon Contributing Photographers: Monique Prestridge, Nick Wolf, Stephen Michael Nava Photography, Tammy Ged...

B Louder Younger No. 06 – Color Blast Vol. 01  

Editor-in-Chief: Jaskaran S. Dhillon Contributing Photographers: Monique Prestridge, Nick Wolf, Stephen Michael Nava Photography, Tammy Ged...

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