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3 quick tips for better pet portraits with pet photography master Paul Walker.

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We just never get tired of seeing this stunning photograph by +Miss Aniela 
'SCARLET SONG'... a woman towering impossibly high and bleeding the boundary between photo and painting... a new oriental themed Surreal Fashion with a dramatic dress (really that huge) by Leonid Gurevich.
Shot on LA Fashion Shoot Experience in Bel Air last month and transposed onto a Big Sur coastline shot last year... the boat is from two hundred years ago...from the painting 'Ships in a Fresh Breeze' by Hermanus Koekkoek, whilst the sky is embellished with an image shot in our garden yesterday.

When we were planning our LA shoot I asked Leonid the stylist over Skype whether he happened to be pulling anything red... he said 'yes!' and showed me a sketch of this red dress he had just exhibited, and that it was coming to LA for us! It was used in the looks on Sunday much to the delight of everyone shooting that day. It was teamed with metal accessories, shoulder pieces and a spiked muzzle, bringing the motifs of our futuristic shoot together with the romantic magnificence of the dress. 

Shot with Priolite flash (MBX500) 
Shot on Nikon D800E with 24-70mm lens

I spent a long time playing with dying seamen from Théodore Géricault's painting 'The Raft of the Medusa'; fusing them with the red dress as if they were reaching out of the fabric... after a while I made the decision to get rid. Instead I settled on a bloodlined wave of water.

See behind the scenes on this blog post!

Credits: Model: Connie Roudier, Wunder Management / Styling & dress by Leonid Gurevich / Hair: Jeffrey Fetzer / Makeup: Heiddis Ros Reynisdottir / Shoulder piece: Nikita Karizma / Muzzle: Satori Breonn / Bracelets: Clara Kasavina / Metal bracelet: Gasoline Glamour / Rings: Shiang, Clara Kasavina & Gasoline Glamour / Stylist assistants: Marina Gurevich, Alexandra Estrada, Yesenia Correa / My assistants: Matt Lennard & Tim Matthews

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Get inspired by the thrill of an abandoned building. Miss Aniela explores a closed asylum. #photography  

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The incredible self-portraits of 20 year old Alex Stoddard

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My review of last year, and here is a montage of my favourite #SurrealFashion images all shot in 2013.
It's been a beautiful, adventurous and also painful year, but the most enlightenment came from the challenges.
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Happy new year to you all! 

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5 reasons to use a prime lens - with @TanyaNagar 
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