Contessa Awards Avant Garde 2011 winner – Hair: Palma Anshilevich – Make up Fatima Muniz – Photo & styling BABAK
This one is a ” B side ” from the Naha collection with Silas from Blushes salon – A BABAK photo 2010
A few shots that I did from the stage performance at the Contessa Awards [ Hair styling awards show ] in Toronto. I was not covering this show but the great production and styles made me fire a few shots . Babak Photos
This Naha Fashion Collection was shot away from the main studio white cove that we were shooting the rest of our collections in that day . I found an old abundant dusty storage room in the back and thought it would go well with the clothing and the hair. I do like the way this one shot – It is very hard to pull off the ” army ” look but I think we did it on tis shoot – it has the right feel for me. I re photographed the published collection hanging off a rope rather than just putting up the PDF as i don’t think the lay out of the spread is very clever . A Babak Photo & Glenn Mitchell and Charlie Price Hair 2010.
“9:30 p.m. November 1 2009, Rowley, up to his old tricks debuts his spoof collection ” BA- BILL” inspired by past Contessa images and shot by Babak. ” Salon Magazine Jan. 2010.
I thought it was a great idea when Salon Magazine approached me to make a spoof collection based on my 2004 photos entries to the Contessa awards. I exaggerated some of the elements that were in the original collection to get the point a cross but did not use the same back grounds or lighting as I thought that would have been too simple and obvious. I enjoyed making this collection with all its little nuances .
Photos © babak, behind the scenes Photos Felix ng for Photography babak inc.
Outtake from a shoot for the NAHA Awards. Shot on a while cove with one light – Hair : Daniel Roldan