Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “model photography

Polaroid

Would love to get back to shooting some “Polaroids”. I still have a camera for it and some packs of Fujifilm. Discontinued, the film sells for a premium. But it makes for a look I really like.

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More Than 6 ft

This is more than 6 ft but still a no-no. Miss doing these photo shoots. Sheltering at home.

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Is This 6 ft?

Trying to figure out how to do some photo shoots. Is this 6 ft? OK, sheltering at home. Thanks!

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Wrapped In Papier Doux

Model Aristodeme naked except for wrapped in papier doux. A day we spent shooting with many unusual props and ideas. Much fun! Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Aristodeme

 


Xtine At Bombay Beach

Model Xtine in our photo shoot at Bombay Beach, Salton Sea. Hasselblad Digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Xtine


El Día de Muertos

El Día de Muertos photo shoot with Natalie Lyle. Makeup and hair styling also by Natalie Lyle. So very outstanding!

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Passed Out On Instax

Continuing my theme of shooting instant photographs. My photo shoot with Shauna Toerner had me bring out my Fujifilm Instax mini camera. We had so much fun shooting these and many more too.

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Objectifying Women

Occasionally I get accused of objectifying women in my photographs. Far from it, I am only guilty of showing these women as powerful in their beauty and sexuality; with or without clothes. To quote famed photographer Helmut Newton… “My women are always victorious.”

Kajira

Model Kajira in our photo shoot. Powerful in her own way. Studio shoot in Palm Springs.

 


Preying Female

This is the preying female of the species. From my photo shoot with Shauna Toerner. One from one of a few series we shot that day. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

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Bombay Beach Posing With Xtine

Xtine posing in our photo shoot at Bombay Beach at the Salon Sea, One of my all time favorite models at one of my all time favorite places. Xtine, a professional model at over 6 ft tall and a superb photographer herself. Video shot on a Fujifilm X-Series camera. Photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Edgy Fashion Instax

Just too fun! Instant photographs from my shoot with Shauna Toerner. Actually shot about fifty. Love the look and so simple.

And as for Shauna Toerner in front of the camera…. Just Wow! Love her and will be showing more from our shoot soon.

Including more of the Fujifilm Instax instant photos, the photos from the shoot itself on Hasselblad digital and Broncolor lighting. Some video too! Makeup and Hair Styling by the ever impressive Natalie Lyle. Thanks!

Shauna In The Corner


Thrift Shop Chic

Thrift Shop Chic… The wardrobe for our photo shoot was all thrift shop. A true model creative…. Amber Flowers.

Photoshoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Amber Flowers

 


Woven Into The Tree

The scenic road along Mulholland Drive made much more scenic by Maria Bertrand. From our photo shoot. The dress, so flawlessly woven into the tree by Maria, GUESS by Marciano. Photographed on Hasselblad digital.
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Bombay Beach Boating Fashion

Just last week the Bombay Beach Biennale 2018 was a great success with art installations and ballet and opera and fun. Sadly I missed it with flying duties at the Palm Springs Air Museum. However I have been doing my own art installations at Bombay Beach and around the Salton Sea for a number of years.

Bombay Beach boating fashion with model Xtine. Eco-friendly, everything we packed in we packed out. And we walked away with our Art created with a camera. The Art created  by Xtine, myself, a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

Many installations of the Bombay Beach Biennale 2018, such as the the Opera House, The Hermitage Museum, Drive-In Theater, The Institute, Angler Grove, and Nine, have become permanent gifts to the town. I will certainly be going back out to take a look. Go visit and also remember that the Salton Sea is one of the most environmentally important places in the country and must be protected. Thank You!

Xtine At Bombay Beach

 


Gasp In Awe

There are those who know how to captivate the camera. You look through the viewfinder and as they move hit the pose, you slightly gasp in awe and press the shutter button. Such is Maria Bertrand.
 
Makeup and Hair Styling by the incredibly talented Blanche LeBeau. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Always the best! Thanks!
Maria Bertrand

Emotion

“Emotion” – I just don’t know which one. From an incredibly fun photo shoot with model Severine. Superb Makeup and Styling with the stellar Blanche LeBeau.

Photo shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Only the best! Thanks!

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It Is Intriguing

What is there at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea? It is intriguing…

Xtine At Bombay Beach

Model Xtine. Hasselblad digital camera system. Broncolor lighting.


Fashion Nude Through The Glass

Amber Flowers, fashion nude in our photo shoot. Through the glass this time, I love doing these videos! “Thrift Shop Fashion” styled by Amber herself and so very outstanding.


Posing In Black At Bombay Beach

Posing in black on Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea with Xtine. Behind the scenes in our photo shoot.


Torn Up

A little torn up but all good for sure! Amber Flowers, a tremendously talented and gorgeous woman. Her styling design made it such a great outstanding photo shoot! Photo shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system (H4D-40) and Broncolor lighting (Para 133).

Amber Flowers


Models Off For Xmas

It’s Xmas so I gave the models some time off.

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A Touch A Taste

Just a touch and a taste. Our model Sévérine with makeup and styling by Blanche LeBeauHasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Severine


Windy Modeling

Some more posing behind the scenes with model Xtine at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea. The BTS video here was not lit. Sun directly behind her. Lighting the photo shoot was with a Broncolor white beauty dish held by my assistant with a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. I was using a Hasselblad digital camera system.

Note the very windy conditions. I have seen photographers bring soft boxes and umbrellas out here for light modifiers and try to put them on light stands. Not a good plan. The wind just turns that stuff into kites.

Another point is having a model who can pose without being micro-managed. The model will not be able to hear you over the wind noise. So your discussion of posing will all be between “takes”.


A First Time For Xtine

Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea with model Xtine. Her first time around the Salton Sea, my assistant’s first time around the Salton Sea. Photographed with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Only the best!

Xtine At Bombay Beach

Actually a partially overcast day so we had sun and then no sun. To my left 45 degrees to the model was my assistant holding a Broncolor white Beauty Dish, only one light powered by a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. He carried that in it’s shoulder case. Winds at Bombay Beach can be very significant, so that was a factor in my light modifier decision and to not try using a stand. By the way, Xtine the model here, is 6ft-1 in her bare feet.