May 282014
 

I know, I know, I have neglected the blog and there are so many things to write about. So here we start from the first shoot we had this year (yes, it was in January, time flies). Alisa wanted something related to fashion, and we were in a rather surreal mood. So we decided to go for both things within the same shoot. First there was fun with throwing the red dress until we knew we had enough material to built a blooming rose, then crazy flower pants and at the end we tested Alisa’s balance for the dead Valley image. Not so bad beginning of the year I think…

Dresses, flower underwear,  and the headpiece are by Ewa Jobko, makeup is by Kasia Trela, thank you!

Feb 272014
 

Kathryn Vinclaire, a very cheerful, lovely and creative model, approached us some time ago asking to make a shoot with some multiplication. Something like the art of surrealist Magritte:  “Let’s use some repetition” she said, “I have an old gramophone, we can multiply the vinyls”. We liked the idea, but to just multiply vinyls would not be a challenge. We thought about it. And we thought more. And we decided to multiply Kathryn herself. But not like Miss Aniela, the same Kathryn times n, that has already been done and too many times. We wanted to multiply Kathryn in such a way that it would not be obvious from the very first look. Thus, we needed a tripod, a nice background, some fancy dresses and a great MUA. Tripod we have, tick it off. Background we had to create: few hours in Nice and Simple, our favourite studio, of attaching a wallpaper using  Blu Tack (and swearing, oh how swearing) and it was done, tick it off. Dresses, not a problem, we are friends with Ewa Jobko after all, tick it off. Great MUA desperately needed, quick, efficient, tireless, ready to change make-ups few times during a relatively short photo shoot. And we were lucky, so very lucky to find Teresa Jolly;  she was transforming Kathryn quicker than we needed for a short cup of tea and we simply loved her work. Great MUA found, tick it off.

And so here it is, Party for One, aka Kathryn Vinclaire times seven. Enjoy :-)

Nov 092013
 

Our new dress (Phoenix) from wonderful designer Ewa Jobko has arrived so we decided to give it a go and try how it behaves during a photo-shoot. Our friend, Milo, let us use his to-be-rebuilt house as a location, and we spent a funny evening attaching a big flock of origami birds to the ceiling. The neighbours from the opposite building must have thought us completely mad. Especially that Marcin was very fussy and we repositioned many birds quite a few times before he was happy enough with the set-up. And so the next day Chloe did my hair, Kasia made her make-up magics and we had 2 or 3 hours of fun. Here is the first image from this day, “Birds of a feather”, and some warming-up snaps as well. More will come soon.

Our big thanks to Ewa, Milo, Chloe and Kasia

Sep 292013
 

Six hours of throwing ice cold milk on Dita. Many hours of stitching the dress in Photoshop. Many hours of restarting Marcin’s Macbook which kept collapsing under a weight of so many layers opened. And here it is. A milk pin-up we were planning for so long after wonderful workshops with Jarek Wieczorkiewicz. It was a challenge but also a lot of fun.

Model: Dita

Make-up artist: Sorell Bown

Hair: Kamil Kucharewicz

And here are some backstage images to show you how it was done. Every bit of this dress was actually photographed, nothing was made in Photoshop, we only stitched the splashes together.

Sep 282013
 

For quite a long time we were toying with the idea of making a headpiece from flowers and butterflies. And so we decided to give it a go. We ordered butterflies from Peru (only unprotected spices and from a licensed source). They came dried and folded of course, so we had to learn how to relax them and use the spreading board to put them into required positions. Marcin turned out to be really good with it, but it requires a lot of patience.
Our model was beautiful and charming Dasha the Spy.  Make-up was done by Kasia Trela.  Here are the results. We hope you like them.