Agata Stoinska Noell Oszvald Morgan | The Agency
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CONTENTS Cover Photo / Agata Stoinska 04
Editorial / MODERN GODDESS
Editorial / THE DOLL BOYS
Editorial / AA MINSK
Interview / A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AGATA STOINSKA
Editorial / lIZ BESASON
Editorial / lOUISE CARNEGIE
Editorial / MARCUS COOPER
Interview / NOELL OSZVALD
Editorial / PETER FEDRIZZI
Editorial / WYSIWYG
Editorial / THE MAN IS lOVE
Editorial / OLD ENGLISH NEON
Interview / MORGAN THE AGENCY
Editorial / IMPERATIX
Editorial / LIIS ANTON
Editorial / RICHARD WOODSIDE
Editorial / MICHAEL TABORSKY
Editorial / LEATHER LUXE / PIXIE BELLA
Editorial / EPIDEMIC / YING WEI TANG
Editorial / TIARA RAD
Editorial / KENNY WHITTLE
Editorial / TAMARA SPECHT
Editorial / NYAWA
Editorial / STEFANIE FINK
Editorial / KRISTOFER SKJARINGRUD
Editorial / Anna Zyskowska
Editorial / URBAN NOIR / AMANI FAIZ
Editorial / TO THE MANOR BORN
Editorial/ Alessandro Perra
MODERN GODDESS Photographer / TIMOTHY R LOWERY Styling by / OKSANA ANEL Hair and Makeup by / CHRIS RUSHTON Model / Oksana / B1 MODEL MANAGEMENT Photography Assistants / GUSTAVO CALERO, CHRISTAL JOHNSON AND DENISE SABB
Dress / ROLAND MOURET Necklace / MAIYET Earrings / HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN
Dress / ROLAND MOURET Necklace / MAIYET Earrings / HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN Cuff / KENNETH JAY LANE
Dress / GUCCI Necklace / BIJOUX Headband / EUGENIA KIM Shoes / OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Dress / VERSACE Earrings / Cuff / KENNETH JAY LANE Shoes / JIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
THE DOLL BOYS Photographer / Agata Mayer Models / Michal & Jasiu / GAGAMODELS Stylist / Maciej Dabros / MessageForFashion Make up / Ewa Dobrogowska / Mokotowska Academy Hair Stylist / Adrian Antczak
AA MINSK Photograhper / Jean Baptiste Fort Model / Anastasia Shishkina Style / Elena Fort Make-up and hair / Katerina Kvacheva Designers / Sisters Parfenovich Accessories / Cristel Fashion, Hanna Kamluik Arrangements / Anna Kisel Location / The Bolshoy Opera and Ballet Theatre, Minsk
A day in the life of
What cameras do you use and why? Do you have a particular technique that’s your favourite when taking fashion pictures? My fist camera was Canon and I stayed with this brand for years. At some stage I also got a Mamiya, medium format camera with digital back. Unfortunately all my equipment was stolen a year ago so I was left only with my iPhone. I was probably the only photographer in Ireland with no cameras at all but that gave me an opportunity to try something else and I swapped to Nikon. To be honest it doesn’t really make much difference for me if I work on Canon or Nikon. I miss my Mamiya though but I wouldn’t mind to swap it this time for a Hasselblad. More important for me is the lens I am using – I love bright 85mm for fashion. In terms of lighting I really adore natural light and even using studio lighting I often try to recreate the natural light. If you could go back in time and teach yourself something that would have made your career as a photographer easier, what would it be? I am still learning so there is no need for me to go back to the past but just keep rediscovering myself and keep my mind open. Do you have any advice for photographers that are starting out in their career? Take lots of photos, discuss your work with other photographers, explore other disciplines of art, don’t stop searching for new ideas and take inspirations from everything what surrounds you. Have fun! What cameras do you use and why?
Provide us some illustrations of how your work have transformed over the years as an architect as well as a photographer? Studying and later working as an architect had a huge impact on my way of seeing the world, and how I frame it. I always look for connection between the photographed object and its surroundings. My recent fashion shoot which has been styled by a great stylist Tanya Grimson was expressing the dialog between fashion and architecture. As this shoot is due to be published I cannot release any of the images yet but I think the influence of architecture is very visible in most of my photographs. Also cinematography has a huge impact on my photography. I love movies and my first paid photography job was as a still photographer in a polish movie called The Welts.
Working next to a great cinematographer Marcin Koszalka I have learnt how to tell the story through the images. I think over the years depending on my mood my photography is more graphic or more story telling.
You’re also a fully qualified architect, do you bring your architectural knowledge into your photography, if so tell us how? I think it’s very useful for any photographer to have a background in some other subject as well. There are many photographers who were practicing some other creative discipline before they have discovered what they really wanted to do. This leaves always some trace on their way of taking photos. I take photos a similar way as I would be designing a building. Composition, sense of space and light are key elements which I took from being an architect.
You have a crazy amount of great editorials shot for different magazines – What would you say is your favorite shoot you have done and why? What were your main inspirations in that shoot? You’re also a fully qualified architect, do you bring your architectural knowledge into your photography, if so tell us how? It’s very difficult to point just one editorial. I would have to mention a good few of them but I think they all have one thing in common. The ones I enjoyed the most are those which haven’t been commissioned but they were just a spontaneous ideas turned into weeks of collective work with the most talented people in this industry in Ireland. Seen by Scene, Adornment, Uncommon Threads or Wilderness, they are projects made with no budgets but with passion and great spirit. Working on shoots like these reminds me how lucky I am. I think people who have found what their purpose in life is, what they want to do in their life, who discovered what their passion is, they are the happiest ones and if they only allow themselves, their way through life even though would be full of long working hours would be as well very enjoyable and rewarding. I think I am one of those lucky people.
Who’s your favorite fashion photographer? Or have you got a particular photo that you saw and fell in love with? I always loved mysterious - dream like photographs by Paulo Roversi or Sarah Moon, dark and sexy ones by Peter Lindbergh or Steven Meisel and great stories telling by Bruce Weber.
Do you have a particular technique that’s your favourite when taking fashion pictures? My fist camera was Canon and I stayed with this brand for years. At some stage I also got a Mamiya, medium format camera with digital back. Unfortunately all my equipment was stolen a year ago so I was left only with my iPhone. I was probably the only photographer in Ireland with no cameras at all but that gave me an opportunity to try something else and I swapped to Nikon. To be honest it doesn’t really make much difference for me if I work on Canon or Nikon. I miss my Mamiya though but I wouldn’t mind to swap it this time for a Hasselblad. More important for me is the lens I am using – I love bright 85mm for fashion. In terms of lighting I really adore natural light and even using studio lighting I often try to recreate the natural light.
If you could go back in time and teach yourself something that would have made your career as a photographer easier, what would it be? I am still learning so there is no need for me to go back to the past but just keep rediscovering myself and keep my mind open.
Do you have any advice for photographers that are starting out in their career? Take lots of photos, discuss your work with other photographers, explore other disciplines of art, don’t stop searching for new ideas and take inspirations from everything what surrounds you. Have fun!
LIZ BESANSON Model / DANIELLE ALURA Makeup / LISBETH COLLINS Hair / LINDSEY AYERS Wardrobe provided by / PRETTY PRETTY REBEL Shoes / CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Jewelry / BETSEY JOHNSON
Makeup Artist / NATALIE FEARNLEY Manicurist / SAMMY GRANT Hair Stylist / MICHAELA CHARLTON Model / LAURA JACK
Scarf / Hannah Scott Cape / Tersuisse Haute Couture Dress / Principles Bag / Prada
Scarf / Hannah Scott Necklace / New Look Dress / Frank Usher Cape / Vintage Shoes / Christian Louboutin
Dress / Vintage Shirt / Street Story by Copperfield Scarf / Hannah Scott Bracelets / New Look Shoes / Christian Louboutin Bracelets / New look
Lace Waistcoat / Day Meets Night Trousers / Official Scarf / Hannah Scott
Marcus Cooper Assistant / Lundon Corwin Model / Zach Taylor
NOELL OSZVALD Growing up did you always know you wanted to be a photographer, if so who were you influenced by? What first inspired you to become a photographer? I never really thought of creating in the photography field but I always wanted to make images, still or motion pictures. I wouldn’t to call myself a photographer just yet. I hope one day I’ll become one.
Who’s your favourite photographer? Or have you got a particular photo that you saw and fell in love with? It’s a still image from Ingmar Bergman’s film, Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries). This is my favourite picture.
Where does the inspiration for your images come from? If I sit down and try to think of a concept it never really works like that. Most of my ideas were just spontaneous. They appeared when I wasn’t forcing it and then I had to improve and plan them.
Who would you most like to work with/photograph and why? With Andrei Tarkovsky. I wish he was still alive; I would love to learn from him.
You started to experiment with digital painting and then making photo manipulations which led you to photography. Which do you enjoy most and why, tell us in great details? Digital painting and photo manipulation were great to experiment with but I want to focus more on photography in the future. I recently made this big bird out of paper, just so I can recreate one of my photomontages as a photograph.
What cameras do you use and why? Do you have a particular technique thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your favourite when taking fine art pictures? I use a starter Canon dslr; it was a present for my 19th birthday.
I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any particular techniques. I like pre-planning and building my images up on a specified subject, playing with shadows and geometric shapes, but I also take unplanned pictures.
If you could go back in time and teach yourself something that would have made your career as a photographer easier, what would it be? I would start with a film a camera. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t create photomontages digitally ever, but in a traditional method if this is the only way to make a piece I have in mind.
If you could direct a movie and travel anywhere in the world, what sort of movie would you direct and where would you travel to? Something that would resembles my current work, to illustrate my point with an imagery that leaves out any unnecessary elements. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;m longing to see the Grand Canyon (and a hundred more places).
What do you have planned next? I wish to gain more experience and expand my view, so I can make my art more sincere.
WYSIWYG Photographer / Robin Kater Styling & Concept / Cesco Spadaro Hair / Gianna GooSS, Elif T端rkoglu, Patricia Heck Make-Up / Alexis Gshtrayn, Christine Grassow, Natalia Soboleva Models Z / Luana @ VIVA Models, Masha @ VIVA Models, Ellen @ Modelfabrik
THE MAN IS LOVE Photographers / Morris Di Leo and Carmen Palmisano @The Lighting Scenario Stylist / Alessia Caliendo Make-up / Barbara Venturi Hair / Massimo Paolini @Rocco Parrucchieri Models / Fiorda and Matteo Photographer assistant / Laura Palmisano
Suit / Davide Rovatti
Suit / Davide Rovatti Dress / Troux Aux Biches
Kiki wears, Dress / Vintage Betsey Johnson Shirt / Stylist’s own. Shoes / Stylist’s own. Bag / Thrifted and hand-painted by stylist. Sunglasses / FE NY, seashells embellished onto sunglasses by stylist Cape / (Vintage, Hand-made) & Accessories courtesy of: Sale Rack Miami Headpiece created by make-up artist / Kristine Sinclair, with a Calvin Klein scarf
Photographer / Christian F. Robotti Stylist/Creative Concept / Jen G. for What’s Her Secret? MUA / Hair / Kristine Marie Sinclair for Creato Hairdressing Salon Models / Joe Lovallo , Kiki Barth @ Front Management
Joe wears - Blazer / Tommy Hilfiger Vest / Stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Shirt / Lorenzo Uomo Tie / Vintage
Photographer / Jake Hicks Styling / Cheryl Curtis Make up / Chandni MUA / Toni Fidler Models / Meg Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Duffy, Kimi Frances, La Petite Phenix
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Underwear by / Elisabeth Connor
Dress by / Cheryl Curtis Jewellery by / Holly Hill
Dress by / Jess Coombs
Dress by / Cheryl Curtis
Dress by / Elisabeth Connor
morgan / THE AGENCY
Q1: What does a day in the life of Morgan The Agency, Rebecca Morgan and Jacqui Turner consist of? An 8.30am/9am start starting with responding to emails, fielding phone calls relating to jobs, model enquiries, updates etc. Some days would have castings or meetings with clients or new faces. Most work is done on the phone both incoming and outgoing where we would be setting up go sees for models or promoting talent to existing or prospective clients.
Q2: Morgan was established in 1973 by Nan Morgan and nearly 40 years later is still running. Can you explain more to us about that transition in great details? Nan set up from home in September 1973 and very soon moved into the current day premises of 13 Herbert Place. Her daughter Rebecca joined her in 1979/80. Together with the other agencies in Dublin Nan formed the Irish Model Agencies Association and liaised with the advertising practitioners to set out ground rules for operating within the industry. In 1992, Nan Morgan Models brought in Brand Models and was renamed as Morgan Brand Models making the agency the largest in Ireland. Then when Eddie Shanahan was lured into the retail sector again by Arnotts he coordinated with Rebecca the passing over of the management of the models he had represented to Morgan and the agency became Morgan The Agency
Q3: Morgan The Agency is one of Irelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading model agencies, what are the major reasons for your success? I believe the work ethic has a lot to do with that. How we treat people is very important to us. Over the years we have earned the respect of our clients and the models we represent through dealing with both with respect and fairness. We have moved with the times - and have developed a great window to show our talent through our website and through the social media
Q4: How have Morgan The Agency changed since it was founded back in 1973? One of the main changes is in how many of our models travel the world modeling now compared to then. We are fully computerized now and can operate remotely as well as from the office.
Q5: Who was the most exciting discovery of your career? Linda Byrne was the most exciting because it all happened so fast for her and it was brilliant to see her on the front cover of Vogue
Q6: Have you done a lot of street casting yourself? I am always on the lookout, even when I am out socially. Dublin is so small a lot of ‘discoveries’ just walk in and we are so long in business we tend to be one of the first ports of call for new faces
Q7: Where’s the best place or city to scout new faces? Universities in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick are good but a huge amount of talent comes from Belfast or the environs of. We have 3-4 really good girls from Belfast currently
Q8: What sort of boys and girls does Morgan The Agency usually go for? Models with a natural look – more editorial than commercial but with good basic features
Q9: Who’s your favorite new face from the autumn/winter shows? Sasha Luss
Q10: If you could offer an aspiring model one piece of advice, what would it be? Be yourself, keep yourself in really good shape and trust your gut!
Q11: Lastly any upcoming projects we should look out for? Look out for Thalia Heffernan hitting the London market! She is with Premier
IMPERATIX Photographer / Judith Omoregie MUA / Rachel Williamson Hair / Kanya (KT) Gallagher Wardrobe / Cherrelle Douglas Retoucher / Natalia Fadejeva Designers / Liron Kliger , LironKliMan Yim & Lilia Fisher
LIIS ANTON Styling / Aija Kivi and Külli Piibar Makeup / Ellen Walge Hair / Olga Zhgut Model / Katja @ E.M.A Model Management Assistant / Jörgen Paabu
Session Hiair Stylist / GILLIAN DOUGLAS REA Styling / CARMEL DALY MUA / Ann marie O’Callaghan Models / NICKY CARTMILL, Anabel Florence Wason
Michael Taborsky Styling / Sophie Andersen Model / Bibi @ Flair Modelmanagement Photo Assistance / Raphael Moser Skull Chain / Swarovksi
Headpiece / DIY Bracelet & Chain / Swarovksi
LEATHER LUXE Photographer / Pixie Bella Model / Tiffany Cooper @ Viviens Hair & Makeup / Sammie Fleet
Tiffany wears Ice Design Hat / Country Road Stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Denim Vest and Jacket worn on waist / Mink Pink
Tiffany wears White Blouse / Topshop Bra worn underneath / Sass & Bide Cap - Hurley Leather Harem Pants / Ice Design Stylists own Hat worn throughout
EPIDEMIC Photographer / Ying Wei Tang Art Director / Shining Shen, Ying Wei Tang Hair and Make-Up / Shining Shen using M.A.C Stylist / Alexandra Moon-Age Nails / Emma Trachtenberg Models / Emily Kiely @ EMG Models Helena McKELVIE / @TESS Management Imogen / @PROFILE Assistants / Xin Yang and Daniel Pasznik
Top by / Jane Do Necklace by / Gillian Horsup Shorts by / Kelli Mcguiness Earrings by / prada
Dress Archive by / D&G Jacket and necklace by / Kelli Mcguiness Bracelet by / Neu look Shoe / bychiny
Earrings by / H&M Bangles by / Gillian horsup Jumpsuit by / Kelli Mcguiness Shoes by / Sorapol
Earring and neck piece by / Sorapol Dress by / Phisit and Saxit
Tiara Rad Lighting Assistant / Gavin Monaghan Photography Assistant / Jason McDonald Stylist / Julie Cobbe from Stylefish.ie Designer / Don Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill On Set Co-Ordinator / Noel Ryan Location / Kerry Airport Model1 = Blonde / Niamh Cunningham of Upfront Model Management Model2 = Dark Blonde / CJ Deveroux (Unsigned) Model3 = Irish Black hair / Adam Gaffey (Upfront Model Management) Model4 = African / Ricky Mangala (Upfront Model Management)
KENNY WHITTLE Styling / Ashley Fitzgerald
Tamara Specht Model / Anne Regensburger
NYAWA Photographer / Shari Ruzzi Model / Naomi Lievens Mua / Crystal Die Hair / Aslihan Ozcan Styling / Katleen Stieglitz - Stylesuite Maastricht
Stefanie Fink Make up artist / Andreia Marques Models / Alisa Ahmann @ brodybookings, Maya Stepper @ S-Models Designer / NuNu-Comp. by Ibrahim-Alexander Y端ksel (email@example.com)
KRISTOFER SKJÆRINGRUD Styling / Erica Pettersen Hair Styling / Eirik Thorsen / Adam og Eva / Pudder Agency / L’oréal Professionnel Make-up / Moa Engström Models / Yasmin @ EB models Iris @ TEAM models Photo assistant / Henrik Johansen Stylist’s assistant / Ida Aida Almås
URBAN NOIR Photographer / Amani Faiz Model / Christine Palmer @Debut Management Stylist / Lenya Jones Hair & Make up / Kristy Ferrari Dress / Celebrity NYC Necklace, earrings and bracelet / LoVisa Bomber jacket / Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;america clothing clutch / Arlingtonmilne Shoes / sportsgirl sunnies / Am eyewear
Dress / Story by tang Blazer / Toi et moi Jewelry / LoVisa collette dinigan Shoes / Windsor smith
Dress / Maile necklace and earrings / LoVisa Shoes / Novo Sunnies / Roc Handbag / Novo
TO THE MANOR BORN Photographer / Darren Brade Designer / Velda Lauder Hair / Vicki Lord Make-up / Lucy Jayne Parker Model / Lonnie Beckley Location / Boys Hall, Kent Shoes / Essella Boutique
White Corset Cream Silk Hanky Bra White Underbust Corset White short Skirt White Long Sleeve Mesh Gloves
High Waist Cream Silk Hanky Bra Cream High Waisted Girdle Knickers Cream Long Sleeve Mesh Gloves with black trim Shoes by Essella Boutique / Wedding Breakfast Black beaded Wrist Jewellery
Alessandro Perra Model / Mara Vallini MUA & Hair / Magda Pintus Assistant / Daniele Gre
Photographer / Alessandro Perra Model / Desy Bluhm Stylist / Alice Noemi Manca Make Up Artist / Carla Moro Assistant / Simon Art, Daniele Gre
Photographer / Alessandro Perra Model / Elisa Loi Make Up Artist / Magda Pintus Assistant / Simon Art
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