Michelle O'Reagan: Editorial and Fashion

2012-14 Modeling Portfolio and Glimpses of current Beauty

babyfacejoe asked: how do you direct your models? i've always had trouble getting them to be comfortable around the camera.

eduardoizq:

I’m not a fan of the idea of directing people. In general, I do not like the emphasis our society gives to hierarchical structures, where some have more power than others. I try to avoid asymmetries in any aspect of life, particularly in my interaction with others. I find that all too boring. I’m much more interested in ideas of self-organization.  Rather than trying to portray some concept I have inside my head, onto a subject that is willing to do what I want; I’m more interested in finding out what can emerge from our interaction. If the photograph is to communicate something, I want it to be something that did not exist in any one of our heads prior to it materializing through the ongoing interaction. I think there is a far richer beauty in that subtle human dance than in any one specific concept that I (or anyone else) could make a subject do. Comfortableness, thus, is merely an emergent property of the interaction you craft. Focus on establishing an interaction with a human being, that you are genuinely interested in, and who is no more or less than you, and not on “directing” them, and comfortableness, or maybe something even more interesting, will arise. 

This illuminates some of my philosophy towards modeling and wardrobe styling

safario:

Brightonn

#model #fashion #designer #abandoned #factory #neworleans #nola #beauty #beautiful #pretty #woman #artist #photographer #steel #metal #rust #machine #grunge #graffiti #redhead (at Mario Peralta Photography)

More editorial.  Mario Peralta Photography.  Hair and Makeup by Rocky Tucker MUA.  Styling by Michelle O’Reagan

safario:

Brightonn

#model #fashion #designer #abandoned #factory #neworleans #nola #beauty #beautiful #pretty #woman #artist #photographer #steel #metal #rust #machine #grunge #graffiti #redhead (at Mario Peralta Photography)

More editorial. Mario Peralta Photography. Hair and Makeup by Rocky Tucker MUA. Styling by Michelle O’Reagan

safario:

Brightonn 

#fashion #model #collaboration #shoot #woman #designer #beautiful #abandoned #factory #steampunk #bodysuit #machine #rust #metal #redhead #art #artist #photographer #neworleans #nola #louisiana (at Mario Peralta Photography)

Exploring all available location.  Editorial work. 2013.

safario:

Brightonn

#fashion #model #collaboration #shoot #woman #designer #beautiful #abandoned #factory #steampunk #bodysuit #machine #rust #metal #redhead #art #artist #photographer #neworleans #nola #louisiana (at Mario Peralta Photography)

Exploring all available location. Editorial work. 2013.

billymonday:

BILLY MONDAY PRINT GIVEAWAY!

I’m having another print giveaway! The winner will receive one matted fine-art print of these or any other of my photographs posted here on my blog. Your choice. It’s ready to drop into a frame of your choice!

How to Enter:

  1. Follow me.
  2. Reblog this post (with the notes intact) before December 31, 2013.
  3. That’s it, you’re entered!

I’ll be in Irkutsk, Siberia on New Year’s Day. If I haven’t frozen to death or had too much vodka, I’ll conduct a drawing from among the entrants and will post it here if the WiFi is willing. Upon my return to the US (late January) I’ll mail the print to your address, anywhere in the world!

This print would sell for $150 at a gallery in the US, but here’s your chance to start your Billy Monday collection with a couple of mouse clicks. Ya gotta enter to win! Good luck!

Loving these surreal and unfathomably beautiful images!

(via ericajay)

Fetishistas in Savannah
with Beda

Fetishistas in Savannah

with Beda