Monday 31 January 2011

Nicola - pure skin

Just realised I never put this story up!

I shot these images in September, it was the first shoot in the new studio.. I wanted to try the new space out, as all studios are different and I wanted to get to grips with this new one!

Nicola got in touch a couple weeks previous to that, wanting to collaborate. Nicola is a photographer so I thought she wanted a photography collaboration, but she's done modelling in the past and this is what she was after! I couldn't say no to her lovely lips!

I decided I really wanted to do some close-up beauty and as I was going through a brown and beige phase we went for an extreme natural look, using just foundation colours and light nude pinks and browns. Becky did all the make-up with her airbrush.. which was a fun experience.. I ended up with a blush leopard print patch on my arm!

Model: Nicola White
MUA: Becky Hunting
@ (new) park studios
© garazi photography 2010

Tuesday 18 January 2011


I got an email from Vivienne about a month ago. She's a gorgeous girl from Cape Town who is signed to Grace Models. Last year I shot Onya from Grace Models while I was in South Africa.. A familiar face from Birmingham that I bumped into on my first night out in Cape Town!

Vivienne told me she was going to visit Europe for a month and wanted to book a little portfolio refresher shoot. It turned out to be my first 2011 shoot in a very chilly studio! All I wanted throughout the shoot was to go back to Cape Town to sunbathe and shoot amazing models in amazing locations.. Oh well! At least we injected some colour into the shoot to make up for the grey Brummie skies!

We shot some natural beauty shots and then went OTT with colour to show off Vivienne's tan.. Enjoy!

Model - Vivienne @ Grace Models (SA)
Make-up - Becky Hunting
@ (new) park studios
© garazi photography 2011

Thursday 13 January 2011

Camilla pt.2

So... I've been itching to show these images, but had to wait until they were published! And can't wait to get the printed version :D

These were the main part of the beauty shoot with Camilla from Boss Model Management. I'd been wanting to do a nail shoot for a while and these deep colours were perfect for winter. They have been published in Bahrain Confidential (who has the loveliest editor!) which in the UK can be found at Harrods.

I also found out today that an image I took for Diva Hair for last year's L'Oreal Colour Trophy is being published in a couple mags this month and next month. Need to get hold of them now! And it's also got me itching to do more hair shoots this year.. Hair is a nightmare to retouch, but I do love shooting it!!

As for the studio, I'm going on a massive shopping trip to get bits and pieces soon, and I'm hoping I'll have stunning piccies of it in a month or two. It is a little chilly here in the winter, but most studios are! The great big windows are worth it too :D

Garazi xx

Make-up artist: Sian Faulkner
Hair stylist: Martin Bland
Model: Camilla @ Boss Model Management
Photography: Garazi
@ park studios, Birmingham