What a great surprise guys! Was called out at the Intercoiffure US / Canada show in New York City on Oct 8 2017 and awarded the Presidents award. I shot my first hair shoot in 1989 and since 1990s i have specialized in hair fashion photography. I like to thank Intercoiffure , Frank Gambuzza, the president of Intercoiffure, and Van Council for their kind words and appreciation of my work. Thanks guys BABAK
Joan Harrison was a Canadian hair dresser and the publisher of the Canadian hairdresser magazine which held the annual Mirror hairstyling awards in Toronto.
She Past away sat 6 October 2017, I had known her for many years, shared great memories from trying to scape cube where we were on a photo shoot to travels to long Beach, airport hang outs and many Hair styling events as well as many photo shoots for the magazine. She was an industry power house who loved and understood photography. She be missed – BABAK
A remix-ed Photo of a GoldWell Trend Zoom Photo. BABAK
Shooting these type of photos is all about “seeing” the hair on set while shooting and getting the hairdresser to fix as you see the problem areas. What the camera sees is what the audience sees. Photo/ concept /retouching BABAK
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
Avant GArde model main stage at ABS Chicago hair fashion show BABAK Photo 2014
NAHA Awards Hair collection Published work – BABAK Photos
Make up & hair Maria LEE – Model Erin Gross – Photo BABAK 2013
Winner of the Contessa Awards for best Team 2013 . The awards were held on 11 Nov. 2012 in Toronto Canada . Collection was published in Hair World International magazine .
Hair Silas Tsang & Blushes Team. Photography BABAK shot on location in NYC
Check out the making of Contessa Team collection movie HERE
Christabel on the L Train – BABAK Photo www.babak.ca
Naha Awards winner – Classic hair published in Hair-world International – Images were shot in color and striped of color to show cut and movement. Model : Leila Ismailli – HAir : Dimitrios Tsioumas – Photo BABAK
Models on main stage at the IBS NYC HAir FAshion Show – 2012 Photo BABAK
Some shots for the money, some for the fun, some to test the glass or for remembering it the next day – Some you wanna forget and some will remain one of your favorites .
A Babak Photo Shot with mixed light – 50 mm glass wide open & loud with model Amber Van Zitamore
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
An Outtake from a 2010 Naha Awards collection. This collection is still one of my favorites as it mixes fashion with avant-garde hair. The lighting budget was very tight on this shoot. This was shot after the shoot using a 60w house hold bulb – Hand held 35 mm glass at a safe f2.5 . I did a few portraits in that location afterwards. A babak Photo & Charlie Price Hair.
For Aveda’s 30th birthday party, they invited approximately 7000 of their closest friends to the Northrop Auditorium for a small event called “Congress.”
Van Michael Salons Team lead by Daniel Holzberger did a cut and a photo shoot LIVE on stage for the audience for part of the show.
Here is a short clip of what we did…