Van Michael Salon NAHA Awards team photo shoot – A behind the scenes film
Photo Film Music © BABAk 2017 www.babak.ca
Very late night improvised shoot & quick eats t at Japanese on St. Marks Place In East Village New York City with Model Alex Feldman. I tried on camera flash for sone of the shots and stretchiest for others. Each lights open new stories and spaces to shoot – My favorite shot from the shoot was “Starving” with Alex & the other person on the street which engaged us . There is another person that started to urinate on our set – The strange s of the street shooting Photos Music Film © BABAk 2017 www.babak.ca
I found this bike in the storage room of the studio & decided to use it last minute too add a story line to the shots – To me the whole story like has a “get away or run away ” feel to it
Photography & Art direction BABAK www.babak.ca Shot in 2009
Film Music Photos © BABAK 2017
“The Aveda Inspire Greatness Institute’s collection from their NAHA Team 2012 was shot by Photographer Babak, who is known for being able to capture gorgeous hair silhouettes with the beauty they deserve ” Sophisticate’s HairStyle Guide Magazine Jan 2013 .
Behind the Scenes movie of a NAHA Fashion Avant Garde soot done on location, Dec 2011 – This shoot was published in Behind the Chair Magazine – BABAK Photos
Self portrait with profoto d4 at the end of a long shoot – Babak 2011
Behind the scenes of life with a camera in hand at all times – summer of 2011 – Babak
Last minute touch ups before the shoot. The cleaner the hair & make up the less post production and touch ups needed making for more of a natural final image. When you get lazy on set you pay big after. A Babak photo.
After our main shoot for the cover of Modern Salon Magazine, we selected 2 models rented a van and hit the Paris streets for another set of photos that were published in Estetica USA Magazine. Weather was cold that night – i tried to keep up the energy our team rocked.
Video: Felix NG
Hair: Dimitrios Tsioumas, Goldwell International Guest Artist, Creative Color Director at Mizu New York. Assisted by John C. Simpson, Goldwell International Guest Artist
Make-up: Dragan Vurdelja
Fashion: Xenia Bous
Naha Fashion Forward collection in Launch Pad magazine and the making of / behind the scenes video to go a long with it .
Photography © & concept BABAK / Hair by Amy Freudenberg / Make-up-Kristine Frank / Styling-Laura DiMarcantonio
I shot This collection in a very dark club where I had trouble seeing the set and the models from the distance I had to fire to get the whole set in using a 85mm glass. The set is lit using 3 lights including a Profoto 7b. Fun fact of the day was that I asked for bags of peat moss to be spread on the floor not realizing that it would make the whole place smell very farm like. Thanks to a great team on this set .A Charlie Price and the TIGI Hair BABAK Photo.
“Turn on Your Visualizer and turn off your Normalizer ” A babak Photo Paris 2010
A few behind the scenes shots that I did at my last photo shoot. Let the photographer be the shooter at the photo shoot. Leave the shooting to him! People taking photos on set is distracting to the model and the photographer. Babak Photos 2010 – Models ” Top Kate Eaton & Bottom Kelleth Cuthbert