The Big Apple

I remember, when I started being interested in 2009 I would look at top models present in the Bahamas. Shyloh was one of those models who always stood out to me who would excel in modeling years later I finally got to reconnect with her.

We planned for months in advance that I would be coming to NYC and I wanted to do something high fashion with a twist of grunge, she assured me that she would cover everything. At the time I knew nothing about New York, the locations the styling. However, we made it happen jumping from an Uber to a ferry to a bus to walking though the streets of Wall Street.

Once we started shooting and I showed Shyloh the first 10 images her eyes glistened and she told me she loved those style of images. Everything afterwards just flowed into place from flagging down taxi cabs, modeling for construction workers etc she was effortless in shooting. 

Sports Zone

Although I’m based in Central Florida, I find it very difficult to find fun energetic models to work with it being so saturated with diversity; in its people, art, fashion, and photography. So it was very difficult to choose which direction I wanted to go with the shoot. It was funny how I posted a casting about a different concept board I wanted to do and a fellow local photographer referred her friend.

I wanted to shoot something new and within minutest Kathleen inboxed me on Facebook stating that she is just starting her brand, I was hesitant, however, I’ve learnt to give everyone a chance in this industry. We exchanged a few messages and a few days letter I showed her a concept board and she shot me images of the outfits and I immediately called up my friend Raelynn and told her “we are shooting in two weeks” she laughed and said Okay. Raeylnn is an upcoming teenage model who has been so much fun to work with.

I loved Raelynn's look from the first time she followed me on instagram and I introduced her to a few workshops in the area such as the Orlando Meet & Greet (OMG). It was actually the second time I would be shooting her, after a text shoot. This would have been the third shoot we’ve actually done and was over joyed with the product.

Creative Director: Leo Creary

Model: Raelynn harper (Next Models)

Styling: Kathleen Milord

Edgy Fashion Fix

I got an email from Brittany early one morning from Freeport, The Bahamas and wanted to shoot some fashion images for her personal use. Brittany is the assistant of a good colleague Lyndah Wells. I felt pretty honored that she wanted to work with me and there are so many photographers in The Bahamas. 
So I took the time to actually plan this out and experiment and push my comfort zone. Brittany had not realized that I devised a plan to shoot her using only the ambient street lights present at Wynwood at the time.  
As the sun wet down and the street lights came out I pushed my ISO all the way up and dropped my F-Stop to 1.2. I recently started only doing natural light photography months previously but I loved it already. I was able to bounce the light off walls and even of some of the wardrobe, which lit my model beautifully. Additionally, the use of my 85mm was key in the process giving me a great bokeh in frames and awesome depth of field compositions which helped pulled Brittany out from the artistic backgrounds. 
To my surprise weeks later Brittany asked me permission to submit her images to a magazine and we were published in ASTOUND MAGAZINE's December 2015/2016 issue.  
 
Creative Developer: Leo Creary
Model: Brittany Rolle
HMUA: Kerieann London
Styling: Pshatoia Nicole Larose (SNL Styling)

Age or Denim

Denim, the all-American textile that continues to be a staple in 2015.
But, what if even the classic need a dose of modernization?
 
This is exactly what Spring 2015 has in store for us, as denim pushes the envelope of fashion into fun and quirky shapes and silhouettes. Daring denim styles have been waiting to make then new and improving appearances and designers for their positions across by exaggerating ‘denim-on-denim’ looks. Straight from the runaways were loose, relaxed silhouettes in dark denim washes, which wrapped models in full on jumpsuits. Long maxi skirts, and also introducing ‘the little denim dress’. The denim jacket will still be with us but with heaver embellishments such as 3D beading, lace ups and quilting details.
 
Overall, denim is no longer a title-reserved exclusively for jeans. This time, its reinventing denim like we’ve never seen it before. The return of distressed denim, including intricate and vintage-inspired repair and restricting detailing this year. There’s this huge 70’s resurgence happening right now, and it’s a denim trend that’s spot-on. Skinny jeans have become a classic staple for every woman’s wardrobe, and celebs have been embracing the skinniest of jeans with the plumpest of bottoms. Everyone needs to experiment with new denim technology; the infusion of ‘athleisure’ and comfort in the market, is really being perfected and is now offered in multiple fits, colors, and lengths with Lyca infusion and retention retaining. Who doesn’t want the perfect jean that never loses its shape and beyond comfortable?
Have you checked your denim stash lately? Maybe it’s time to get yourself a new pair.
 
Creative Director: Leo Creary
Models: Angel Beltra, Adriana Hilera, Angee Huntely, Felix Obas
Assistant: Sharretha Harper
Wardrobe Styling: Orlando Styling
Styling Assistants: Andrew Mitchell, Kimberly Hernandez Alexiss Phillips
Wardrobe Provided by: Neiman Marcus Last Call
Hair & Make Up: Orlando Styling
Shoes Provided by: The House of Shoes