BLOUDER SUMMER FASHION NO. 12 | VOL. 01
louder than ever
JASKARAN SINGH CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS
MARKUS BREHM, BECKIEGPHOTOGRAPHY, NATE CLEARY, MICHAŁ IGNAR, DHARMESH BHAKTA, KARYN KUNZELMAN LAYOUT JASKARAN SINGH SUBMISSIONS KAVYAR.COM/BLOUDER-MAGAZINE WEBSITE
ON THE COVER FRONT PHOTOGRAPHER NATE CLEARY FEMALE MODEL KAT ENGEL @MODELS PROJECT FEMALE MODEL/CREATIVE DIRECTOR SAIJA SALMINIITTY CLEARY FEMALE MODEL/MAKEUP ARTIST MADELINE SALAZAR
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18. Residence of the Traveller 26. Digital Outlaws 36. Korean Model from Milan in Warsaw 44. Cool For The Summer 52. Jekyll Island Dreaming
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Photographer Markus Brehm Fashion Designers Zlcopenhagen / Aristoteli Bitsiani / Baldrick Benjamin Male Models Gerard Vack / George Ogka / Dimos Tsakagiannis
Male Model Gerard Vack Jogging Trousers, Underwear, Bracelets & Dogtag ZLCopenhagen Baseball Cap New Era Fourty (New York Yankees) Sunglasses Lacoste
Male Model Dimos Tsakagiannis Trousers Zara
INTERVIEW WITH MARKUS BREHM What does photography mean to you? Photography to me is creating images that viewers will enjoy, that inspire and display my passion for it. It’s an art of observation and imagination. How did you develop an interest in photography? I always had a keen interest in photography. My initial focus was on Street and Travel Photography, Landscapes and Architecture. I had joined a local Photography club, met likeminded Photographers and friends and successfully entered photography competitions. I received my first commercial commissions, achieved recognition and drew attention to my work. It wasn’t until 2016, that a friend of mine approached me to update his existing Modelling Portfolio. Initial hesitancy quickly grew into a new-found photographic passion. I invested heavily into new equipment and consider myself today an accomplished Model and Studio Photographer. How do you as a photographer make sure that the thing, person or landscape you want to shoot looks the way you want it to? It all starts by having a vision, a concept, a consciousness and understanding of your surroundings, subject matter and models. But to be honest, the best images are the ones I least expect to take. From your point of view, what makes a good picture? A good picture to me is one that you go back to and look at again and again. One that sparks your imagination, resonates with you and inspires. What were the challenges that you most commonly faced and how did you deal with them? Getting used to new equipment. As they say, ‘practice makes perfect’.
How important is it for a photographer to “connect” with his subjects to bring out their true self? It’s hugely important to connect with the models I work with. It’s a creative collaboration with everyone involved in the shoot. I focus on creating an environment that the model is comfortable in and can be natural in their interaction with me and the lens. Which one is your favorite lens and why do you prefer it? I am currently using a ‘normal-length’ 55mm prime lens by Carl Zeiss. I find it gives me the best quality and sharpness for my studio photography with creative lighting.
Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? Some of my favourite photographers are Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Zuzana Breznanikova. They display creative imagination, capturing ‘decisive moments’ and are not afraid to be different. What, in your opinion, is most important to consider while shooting portrait pictures? Can you walk us through the actual process that you use to set up a portrait? A good pre-shoot communication is essential to manage expectations, exchange concepts and ideas. I strive to make each model recognize their own differences and make them acceptable by helping them to embrace who they are and allow them to feel comfortable in their own skin. I am not following a ‘process’ but rather interact with each model individually by creating an environment that they feel comfortable in. Which editing software do you usually use? As how good would you describe your skills in that software? I use Adobe Lightroom. I know my way around it and am skillful enough to enhance the images post-editing without compromising the essence of the model. My images have been described as ‘raw and natural’ with focus on the authenticity and distinctiveness of each Model. Exactly what it is you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that? I would like to inspire, tell a story and engage the viewer. Inspiration is all around us – my travels, my work, the people I meet….. To quote Ansel Adams: “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” In your free time, what kind of pictures do you like to shoot? I love to travel and find myself entertained with Street and Travel photography, fascinated by different cultures and capturing the world around me.
Male Model George Ogka Jeans & Shirt ARISTOTELI BITSIANI Underwear intimissimi
Underwear Baldrick Benjamin
Photographer @beckiegphotography Model @brodie_christopher2008 Location @Byronbay Australia Model Agent @reelmanagementmodels Grooming @beckiegphotography Stylist @beckiegphotography
Collared Shirt H&M Pants Seed Heritage Australia Shoes Grosby
White Tee Target Australia
Jacket Cotton On, Australia
On Madeline Dress SALONI Shoes AKIRA Harness AMAZON Glasses DOLLSKILL On Saija Jumpsuit CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Boots CAPE ROBBIN Belt AMAZON
Photographer Nate Cleary Female Model Kat Engel @Models Project Female Model/Creative Director Saija Salminiitty Cleary Female Model/Makeup Artist Madeline Salazar
On Kat Dress DRESS THE POPULATION
On Saija Sunglasses Dollskill Top Amazon Leggings House of Taru On Kat Hat Amazon Sunglasses Akira Coat Akira Top Kiki Riki Leggings House of Taru On Madeline Sunglasses Akira Top Ronny Kobo Leggings House of Taru
Sweater RONNY KOBO Leggings HOUSE OF TARU
Dress DRESS THE POPULATION Glasses AKIRA
Jumpsuit CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Boots CAPE ROBBIN Belt AMAZON
KOREAN MODEL FROM MILAN IN WARSAW Photographer Michał Ignar Assistant Mariusz Fiłon Female Model Floriana Yang Wardrobe Vintage
Photographer Dharmesh Bhakta Fashion Designer Malen Reyes Couture Hair Stylist Malen Reyes Female Model/Makeup Artist Monic Reyes
Dress Malen Reyes Couture
Dress Malen Reyes Couture
Sundress Altar'd State Crop Top Ocean Drive Jean Shorts Cat & Jack
Photographer Karyn Kunzelman Female Models Kate Cochran @Lucid Models / Sofia Paoletti
Crop Tops Ocean Drive Jean Shorts (left) Altar'd State Jean Shorts (right) Cat & Jack
Long Sleeve Shirt Altar'd State Jean Shorts Cat & Jack Dress Salty Lemon
Pantsuit Ambiance Dress Salty Lemon
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