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Self & Style
When style is done best, it is a form of self-expression, a reflection of who we are as individuals. When we see someone who stands as true in themselves as Vadim does, we are drawn to it. As NYC fashion photographers and casting directors, we are always on the lookout for fashion talent. When we first met Vadim at a casting, we knew right away that we’d create something special with him someday. His style is perfectly suited to him, his clothes, his skin art, his deep and steady gaze, his vibe – it just makes sense. As a model, stylist, and new designer, he’s rich with talent and this gallery exhibits his skills beautifully.
Though we live in the world of digital, we continue to shoot film whenever we can. Since we’ve had busy back-to-back ad seasons, this is the first shoot that we’ve been able to use film on in a long time and Vadim earned every shot. We love 6×6 film, but it’s pricey these days and not every face is suited to a film style, so I typically keep it in the bag until I know for sure that we’ll get something incredible in 12 clicks. At the first shot, Vadim had already earned his roll. This gallery features a combination of digital and 6×6 film. Both have something special to offer – a slightly different perspective on the same fascinating subject.
(Styling by Vadim, Russian slogan t-shirt designed by Vadim.)
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