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"I LIKE REPRESENTING THE MOST INSECURE SIDE OF A WOMAN, BUT AT THE SAME TIME HER STRENGTH AND HER INDEPENDENCE.“ Greta Larosa  exclusive interview for eloque magazine on pages 26 - 36


FROM EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL FOR ELOQUE MAGAZINE: “COUPLE” BY GRETA LAROSA


FROM EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL FOR ELOQUE MAGAZINE: “COUPLE” BY GRETA LAROSA


EDITORIALS BREEZE 8 WINTER BY ELEONORA FAZIO GIRL 14 HARAJUKU BY MAURO MATALONE

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MILK AND HONEY BY EWKA GRACZ

26 INTERVIEW WITH GRETA LAROSA LAST WINTRY GLOOM 38 THE BY RICCARDO CARRARO NAME IS MELANI 52 HER BY ANNA MARIA KOMAROV

64 IMPERIALISME BY STEFAN JOHNSON 74 GLOSSED BY SUSAN ROCKSTRAW DREAM 82 PASTEL BY CHRIS NEALON

88 WILD SIDE

BY ANDREA CAVALLARO


FROM EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL FOR ELOQUE MAGAZINE: “COUPLE” BY GRETA LAROSA


Generally, most people think that being a photographer is something bohemian and easy, something what you can only enjoy and what you can only benefit from. Working with beautiful models? Traveling the world and taking pictures? Shooting for brands and prominent people? Getting your pictures published in magazines? That is all amazing, right? But what people don‘t see is the hard work behind it, the years of learning, trying and failing, those sleepless night sitting behind computer editing pictures, the huge competition you have to deal with and all those helpless times when you just don‘t feel good enough. Creating art is a long process and along the way of creating something meaningful, you might loose the motivation. It is something what everybody experienced, at least once. You feel stuck, don‘t know what to do next, how to make it better, how to tell the story you want, how to make the art stand out, be unique, and most importantly – how to make people like and appreciate your work. Sometimes you might be proud of what you created, you post pictures online and people just don‘t seem to appreciate it. I have met and saw lots of talented people who experience the exact same thing. Unfortunately, some of them get too attached and ultimately think they are bad and useless and eventually stop creating completely. The truth (which nobody wants to hear) is that you won‘t become great and famous overnight. And most certainly you won‘t became great and famous if you give up. If your photography is amazing, but you are not getting tons of likes on social media, it‘s because the right people haven‘t found you yet. Having a small audience and few likes doesn‘t mean you are a bad photographer. Having said that, here is another crucial point: you have to keep creating. Done is better than perfect. Start a project and complete it. Post it online, get the feedback, learn from mistakes, start another project and repeat the process. It doesn‘t matter if you feel like you are not good enough. Doesn´t matter that you don‘t have the newest camera body or the most expensive lens out there. Doesn´t matter that you couldn‘t find a stylist for this project or that the weather on the shooting day wasn´t perfect. Focus on the story, work with what you have, learn along the way. Ultimately, you will become better. And believe me, there is always a room for improvement. The more project you finish, the better you will be. To do something is always better than to do nothing. Even if it‘s not perfect. In this issue, we will introduce you to 10 talented photographers who did not give up, who kept trying and kept creating. Almost half of them has Instagram accounts smaller than 1,000 followers, and yet they are published in magazines. Numbers are not important - the story is. Enjoy the reading!

eloque

Veronika

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Independent online and print-on-demand magazine Based in the United Kingdom. Published monthly www.eloquemagazine.com Editor in Chief VERONIKA MATEJOVA Art director SIMONA PLAVKOVA

DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT


Photographer Eleonora Fazio Fashion Designer The Odd Female Model Flora Fodor Makeup Artist JĂşlia Bosch


r e t n i w BREEZE by Eleonora Fazio

Female Model: Flora Fodor Makeup Artist: Júlia Bosch Fashion Designer: The Odd


„This editorial was made to showcase amazing Spanish brand The Odd. The inspiration comes from the amazing music video „Stonemilker“ by Bjork, where she used the new technologies to show all the beach location using the 360-degree virtual reality. I‘ve tried to do the same using the space around us and taking photos in places all around the beach.“ ELEONORA FAZIO, Photographer


WINTER BREEZE winter breeze Photographer Eleonora Fazio Fashion Designer The Odd Female Model Flora Fodor Makeup Artist Júlia Bosch

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Photographer Eleonora Fazio Fashion Designer The Odd Female Model Flora Fodor Makeup Artist JĂşlia Bosch


WINTER BREEZE winter breeze

Eleonora Fazio is an Italian fashion and portrait photographer based in Barcelona. She studied in Florence with the amazing fashion photographer Gildardo Gallo. Her art is based on capture what people think, they are mixed with her point of view on them. Art for her means creating a connection with people helping each other to be better people in this crazy world

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Makeup Artist Mara Bottoni Photographer Mauro Matalone MODEL Corinne Piccolo Wardrobe Stylist Alessandro Borgia Rain coat Stradivarius Dress Mango shoes zara pants stradivarius


HARAKUJU GIRL

HARAJUKU GIRL

by Mauro Matalone

Wardrobe Stylist: Alessandro Borgia Makeup Artist: Mara Bottoni Model: Corinne Piccolo


Makeup Artist Mara Bottoni Wardrobe Stylist Alessandro Borgia model Corinne Piccolo Jacket Stradivarius Pants ZARA Accessories Vintage 70 Top Mango


HARAjuku GIRL

„Harajuku is a particular neighborhood in Tokyo, famous for its creativity, style, and culture. We decided to re-create this vibe in the heart of Chinatown in Milan, Italy, where we chose our locations. Playing with glamorous clothes with a subtle influence of Japanese „Manga“. Our Stylist, Alessandro Borgia, carefully selected 4 looks that would have match perfectly red doors, Chinese temple and street fashion. The talented Mara Bottoni, HMUA, groomed and perfectly prepare the model Corinne Piccolo for this creative journey in the city.“ MAURO MATALONE, Photographer

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Wardrobe Stylist Alessandro Borgia Makeup Artist Mara Bottoni Trench and top Stradivarius Skirt Miss Soda Accessories Vintage 70


HARAjuku GIRL

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Makeup Artist Anna Kolowca Retoucher Marek Gracz Photographer Ewka Gracz Female Model Wiktoria Stojanowska


MILK AND HONEY

MILK and HoNEY by Ewka Gracz

Makeup Artist: Anna Kolowca Retoucher: Marek Gracz Female Model: Wiktoria Stojanowska


MILK AND HONEY

„The inspiration for this photo shoot comes from my second passion food photography. Shooting honey in my food-related shoots made me realize that it looks really awesome. It has fantastic consistency and can be used to accentuate lip makeup. My fantastic makeup artist came up with all the amazing rest of it,“ EWKA GRACZ, Photographer

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MILK AND HONEY

Makeup Artist Anna Kolowca Retoucher Marek Gracz Photographer Ewka Gracz Female Model Wiktoria Stojanowska

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Greta

LAROSA: „Get carried away and let things happen“ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GRETA LAROSA - 21 YEARS OLD PHOTOGRAPHER FROM GENOA, ITALY. SHE HAS DEVELOPED A UNIQUE STYLE – THE PERFECT MIXTURE OF FINE ART AND FASHIONPHOTOGRAPHY WITH A TOUCH OF A LOVE AND MELANCHOLY. HER PICTURES OF WOMEN COMMUNICATE FASCINATING STORIES AND VERY STRONG EMOTIONS.

by VERONIKA MATEJOVA, Photography GRETA LAROSA


WHEN DID YOU START WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REAL AND HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR PASSION?

PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT ABOUT?

I started when I was 18. I attended a basic photography course, after that, I could not stop taking pictures.

I think it was the series called “Purity”. The model came from Milan, we started taking very simple pictures at home and at that moment I realized I had finally created something good. This photo was later published in Vogue.

DID YOU EVER SHOT SOMETHING ELSE, OR IT WAS PORTRAITURE FROM THE START? At first, I tried various kinds of photography: landscapes, portraits and still life. But immediately I understood that portrait photography was my way.

THE PHOTO IS AMAZING, AND IT’S DEFINITELY DESERVED TO BE PUBLISHED. HOW DID YOU END UP BEING PUBLISHED IN VOGUE? It was actually very simple - I sent the file to PhotoVogue and it was accepted. But before that, I had made many attempts with other photos, without success. I was very happy when they accepted the picture, being in Vogue was my dream and I never imagined it would happen so soon. I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN MANY OTHER MAGAZINES AS WELL. FOR INSTANCE ITALIAN MAGAZINES FOTOGRAFARE, AND FOTO CULT AND ALSO EDITORIAL MAGAZINES LIKE SHUBA, ELEGANT, PUMP, AND SALYSE. WHAT PUBLICATION YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF? It is not easy to answer this question. Certainly, the publications to which I am more attached are those on PhotoVogue, but I am also very happy with Elegant magazine that I think is a great magazine. HOW CAN SOMEONE SUCCEED TO HAVE THEIR EDITORIAL PUBLISHED IN MAGAZINES? ARE THERE ANY UNSPOKEN SECRET RULES TO FOLLOW? No, there are no particular secrets. What matters is undeniably the quality of the shots. It is essential to always keep in mind the style of the magazine. Often the photos are not accepted not because they are not good enough, but because they do not respect the guidelines, theme or style of the magazine.


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LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR PHOTO WORK. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THE PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE YOU CREATING? My photographic style is a representation of the emotional aspects of women. The pictures speak of love, loneliness, and melancholy. I like representing the most insecure side of a woman but at the same time her strength and her independence. HOW DO YOU FIND INSPIRATIONS FOR YOUR PHOTOSHOOTS? I find inspiration from every form of art: from painting, from music, from cinema to books. My secret to find the inspiration is to walk! I put on my headphones and start walking for hours. Many ideas come to me when I am walking.

"My secret to find the inspiration is to walk.”


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INTERVIEW

ONCE YOU FIND A NEW IDEA FOR A PHOTOSHOOT, WHAT’S THE PREPARATION PROCESS? HOW DO YOU PLAN OUT THE PHOTOSHOOT?

I SEE GREAT WORK WITH LIGHT IN YOUR PICTURES AND LOTS OF EMOTIONS. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WHEN CREATING FINE ART?

Based on the idea I start looking for a model, location, and clothes. Later I share the ideas with the rest of my team, and we start to prepare. I have a team that I often rely on, but if I am in other cities I often work with other creatives. When I‘m on the set, I let myself get carried away by the situation and I let things happen. Often the result is different from how I had visualized it before.

I think the most important part of fine art is to get excited during the shots and get carried away. For me, light is a guideline to follow.

HOW LONG THE PROCESS OF CREATING ART TAKES? FROM THE INITIAL IDEA TO THE FINISHED EDITED FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS? It depends on the complexity of the project, usually at least a couple of weeks. ARE THERE ANY PROJECTS WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

YOU’RE

Currently, I‘m working on two projects that I dreamed of realizing for some time with two models that I adore. I do not want anticipate anything, but – it is a very famous girl with blue hair and a super dress! I would like to create a surreal atmosphere. HOW ARE YOU FINDING THE MODELS AND LOCATIONS? I find my models on Instagram or through the agencies. When comes to locations, I select them very carefully because they are a fundamental part of my work! I love to travel so I visit many places that I will use for my shots. But sometimes is not even far away – one of my favorite pictures I took in my father‘s workshop. But the funniest shoot in my life was I‘d say in the abandoned palace where we entered without permission. It was really uneasy to get in.

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MODELS TO CONVEY THE EMOTIONS YOU WANT TO CAPTURE? I think it‘s the hardest part. Often models are used to posing very static and cannot identify with a character. In fact, for more specific projects, I prefer to work with actresses or dancers. To explain what I would like from them, I begin to tell mainly the state of mind that I would like to transmit and then imitate the poses. When I find models that understand what I want and they enter the character, a magic is created. I direct, and they represent what I have in mind. It is a huge emotion. EVER HAPPENED THAT WHAT COULD BE A GREAT PHOTOSHOOT ON GREAT LOCATION TURNED OUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH BECAUSE THE MODEL DIDN’T PORTRAY WHAT YOU NEEDED? HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT SITUATIONS LIKE THIS? Unfortunately yes. After several attempts I let go of my idea and I try to get a good result anyway doing at least a beauty shots. Luckily it doesn‘t happen very often. IS THERE SOMETHING WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE TO A FASHION AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL? The trick to succeed is never give up, sooner or later something will happen. I recommend working every day with love and passion. Be positive and believe in yourself.

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“Light is a guideline to follow.”


GRETA LAROSA GENOA, ITALY WWW.GRETALAROSA.COM FACEBOOK: GRETA LAROSA PHOTOGRAPHY INSTAGRAM: @GRETALAROSAPHOTOGRAPHY

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From exclusive editorial for Eloque magazine by Greta Larosa Hair Stylist Andrea Sanguineti Male Model Andrea Delpino Female Model Federica Del Sale


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THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

The last

WINTRY GLOOM by Riccardo Carraro

Makeup Artist: Vania Cesarato Model: Martina Sebellin, Iso Models


„I always loved the winter. For this editorial we looked for some location near home - I am really big fan of cold colors and woodshed. The wardrobe we use is not so wintry, but it can be used in the last phase off winter – hence the name The last wintry gloom.“ RICCARDO CARRARO, Photographer

jacket Dolce&Gabbana kimono Weili Zheng


THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

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jacket Dolce&Gabbana kimono Weili Zheng


THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

Makeup Artist Vania Cesarato Model Martina Sebellin foulard HermĂŠs shirt Erika Cavallini 42


jacket Dolce&Gabbana kimono Weili Zheng


THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

foulard HermĂŠs shirt Erika Cavallini pants Patrizia Pepe

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jacket Dolce&Gabbana dress Weili Zheng


THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

earings Amlé dress Weili Zheng 46


Photographer Riccardo Carraro Makeup Artist Vania Cesarato Model Martina Sebellin cap Ermanno Scervino shirt Cavalli


THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

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earings AmlĂŠ dress Weili Zheng


THE lAST WINTRY GLOOM

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Assistant Olimpia Kukula Female Model Melani Colic Wardrobe Stylist Kelsey Oenick Hair Stylist Jennifer Gerstner Photographer Anna Maria Komarov bodysuit Capulet dress Morgan Le Fay coat Helmut Lang shoes Tony Bianco


HER NAME IS MELANi

HER NAME IS

Melani

by ANNA MARIA KOMAROV

Model: Melani Colic Style: Kelsey Oenick MUAH: Jennifer Gerstner Photo assistant : Olimpia Kukula

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pants Marc Jacobs top Monse coat Marc Jacobs shoes Prada


HER NAME IS MELANi

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Assistant Olimpia Kukula Hair Stylist Jennifer Gerstner Female Model Melani Colic Wardrobe Stylist Kelsey Oenick Photographer Anna Maria Komarov top Acne Studios skirt Co coat A.L.C. shoe Tony Bianco


HER NAME IS MELANi

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Assistant Olimpia Kukula Wardrobe Stylist Kelsey Oenick Female Model Melani Colic Photographer Anna Maria Komarov Hair Stylist Jennifer Gerstner top Acne Studios skirt Co coat A.L.C. shoe Tony Bianco


HER NAME IS MELANi

„I‘m Polish photographer currently living in Chicago . Melancholy is a project of few creative souls it was collaboration between people with passion for fashion and for a photography. We try to get high quality images starting from wardrobe, makeup, hair and finishing on retouching.“ ANNA MARIA KOMAROV, Photographer

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HER NAME IS MELANi

sweater Fabiana Filippi shows H by Halston pants Fifth Label coat See by Chloe

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Hair Stylist Jennifer Gerstner Wardrobe Stylist Kelsey Oenick Assistant Olimpia Kukula Photographer Anna Maria Komarov Female Model Melani Colic blazer Co shirt Fabiana Filippi pants FRAME denim coat MSGM shoes Prada


HER NAME IS MELANi

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Shirt COMME DES GARCONS Scarf MONKI


IMPERIALISME

Imperialisme BY Stefan Johnson

Hair Stylist: Kevin Lesperance Wardrobe Stylist: Erin Harder Female Model: Elaina Makeup Artist: Asha Dechamplain


Wardrobe Stylist Erin Harder Photographer Stefan Johnson Female Model Elaina Hair Stylist Kevin Lesperance Makeup Artist Asha Dechamplain Jacket SANDRO Shirt JOE FRESH Dress NOMIA


IMPERIALISME Shirt COMME DES GARCONS Tights TABIO Scarf MONKI

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IMPERIALISME

Shirt JOE FRESH Dress NOMIA Tights TABIO Shoes TOGA PULLA 68


„The inspiration for this shoot was the 60s/70s youth movements, with a minor -inspiration of communist fashion. While that doesn‘t sound very whimsical, there is such an innocence to our protagonist, the beautiful Elaina, who was our model for the day, that the photos display a light and inquisitive nature. We chose to focus this shoot outdoors, in a nature-based urban setting. This shoot is relevant to our world today - the youth are our hope. They can no longer stay buried in the world of social media - they have to pay attention to the real issues that affect their (and by relation, all of our) future.“ STEFAN JOHNSON, Photographer


IMPERIALISME

Makeup Artist Asha Dechamplain Female Model Elaina Wardrobe Stylist Erin Harder Hair Stylist Kevin Lesperance Dress MARQUES ALMEIDA Shoes COMMON PROJECTS

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Sweater FUN LIFE WITH CHI-BEE Pants JOE FRESH Hat YAKOICHI Sunglasses LINDA FARROW


IMPERIALISME

Dress ZOE JORDAN Jacket ONLY 72


GLOSSED

d e s s o l G by SUSAN ROCKSTRAW

Makeup Artist: Christopher Finley Model: Leeana Jacobs


„We started these photos off with a beautifully lit, soft look to showcase Leeana without the bold colors that were to follow. We knew we wanted to go bright as well as bold, yet we didn’t have an exact plan of action with the looks in mind. We decided to use colored cellophane sheets and match the lipstick color with the mood of the colored sheets that were chosen. We were all simply and truly obsessed with the outcome of what our creative freedom had given to us.“ SUSAN ROCKSTRAW, Photographer


GLOSSED

Photographer Susan Rockstraw Model Leeana Jacobs Makeup Artis Christopher Finley

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Photographer Susan Rockstraw Model Leeana Jacobs Makeup Artis Christopher Finley


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Photographer Susan Rockstraw Model Leeana Jacobs Makeup Artis Christopher Finley


GLOSSED

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PASTEL

DREAM by CHRIS NEALON

Modeling: Melissa Smith Makeup Artist: Melissa Smith Wardrobe: New York Couture Fashion Designer: Cassie Brock


pastel dream

Model Melissa Smith Makeup Artist Melissa Smith One of a Kind AQUARIUM PARTY Dress New York Couture Shoes Akira


One of a Kind AQUARIUM PARTY Dress New York Couture


pastel dream

One of a Kind CARE BEARS Peter Pan Collar Dress New York Couture Dusty Rose Vintage Pettiocoat Vintage 84


One of a Kind AQUARIUM PARTY Dress New York Couture Shoes Akira


pastel dream

Pastel Crystal Peter Pan Collar Crop Top & Circle Skirt Set New York Couture Shoes Akira 86


Female Model Reni Roja Fashion Designer Tamina Von Ribaupierre Retoucher Karen Cavallaro Dress Tamina Von Ribaupierre


WILD SIDE

by Andrea Cavallaro

Fashion Designer: Tamina Von Ribaupierre Female Model: Reni Roja Retoucher: Karen Cavallaro


Female Model Reni Roja Fashion Designer Tamina Von Ribaupierre Retoucher Karen Cavallaro Dress Tamina Von Ribaupierre


wild side

„The photo shoot was inspired by the wild side of life. It shows the perfect harmony of clothes made of leather and the rough stone coast of Gran Canaria. Fashion and nature are in fact very similar - the silk dresses are the perfect allegory of the surge, arriving at the coast and smoothening the rough stone.“ ANDREA CAVALLARO, Photographer

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Female Model Reni Roja Photographer Andrea Cavallaro Retoucher Karen Cavallaro Dress Missguided


wild side

Retoucher Karen Cavallaro Photographer Andrea Cavallaro Female Model Reni Roja Fashion Designer Tamina Von Ribaupierre Dress Tamina Von Ribaupierre

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FROM EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL FOR ELOQUE MAGAZINE: “COUPLE” BY GRETA LAROSA


ELOQUE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THIS ISSUE Eleonora Fazio Mauro Matalone EWKA GRACZ RICARDO CARRARO ANNA maria KOMAROV Stefan Johnson SUSAN ROCKSTRAW CHRIS NEALON ANDREA CAVALLARO greta larosa

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