On my latest editorial, I had the opportunity to work with a creative team that I’ve had the pleasure of working with before for Hola! Puerto Rico Magazine. This time we had the chance to do something much more fashion forward for the producer, director, actress, turned television host Sonia Valentín. We’ve been working together for many years and I must admit that this is the most fun we have had on an editorial shoot.
She is featured on the cover and editorial of local magazine Revista Renacer #62, September-October edition. I can’t wait to see the rest of the editorial, so stay posted for the rest of the shoot.
Editorial: Sonia Valentin: Actriz, Animadora, Productora y Directora
Photography by Angel Negron
Stylist // Aisha Naomi
Hair & Make Up by Epy Joel
Model// Sonia Valentín
Cover wardrobe by Lisa Thon
Editorial wardrobe by David Antonio
Shoes by Frívola
I had the opportunity to work with an extremely talented team for my most recent editorial, Caged. Which is featured in the most recent edition of Narciso Magazine. Check it out some of the shots below; but for the complete editorial you can see it after the [jump].
Photography by Ivonne Carlo Sellés
Stylist // Aisha Naomi
Hair & Make Up by Rafy Quiñones
Model// Bibi Torres @ G Models
Wardrobe by Jaer Cabán
Working with a creative team to produce an idea and develop a concept is an essential part of the editorial development process. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to collaborate with artist that have the same vision and are able to produce alluring imagery.
I was lucky enough to collaborate with photographer Ivonne Carlo, besides her being insanely talented, we have very similar interest and visions.
The chemistry and communication between a photographer and their stylist is extremely important. The stylist has the task to compliment the setting and storyline of the photographer. This being our (Ivonne and I) first collaboration, the pressure was on! I was able to find the perfect dresses for her story by local designer Jaer Caban. His designs have always been visionary and said to be our local McQueen.
Hair and makeup are also of the essence, they are a countenance of the scenery and the artistic portrayal of the story. The artist involved in the development of the beauty aspect of an editorial is a huge influence. This is why the beauty and style team are indispensable. I was lucky enough to know the hair and makeup artist, Rafy Quiñones. He has been a team member of Nao Nao Group where we’ve been collaborating for years. Besides him being ridiculously skilled, he’s an awesome asset to have in any squad.
In the end, all visionaries need to be able to intertwine artistry’s so they are able to have a successful outcome. In our case, it was KILLER!
Here is a behind the scenes video, shot by Rafy for your enjoyment.
Model: Bibi Torres @ G Models
Stylist: Aisha Naomi
Photographer: Ivonne Carlo Selles Starbuck
H+M/BTS: Rafy Quiñones
Assistants: Albert Anthony Guevara and Israel Mojica
Designs by: Jaer Caban, Atelier Sylphe, Fairytas and Divamp Couture.