L.A. Confidential: Jake

Continuing with models from Photogenics at the L.A. Casting Call for The Fashionisto, we have a new face known only as Jake, who was extremely easy to shoot; grooming by Ernesto Casillas

special thanks to M.M.

L.A. Confidential: Peter Urisch

File under Unicorn: The spectacular Peter Urisch (Photogenics); grooming by Ernesto Casillas

Peter has been on my shortlist for quite a while, so I was really happy that Carl chose him for the casting call (I stayed out of things).  He has the most extraordinary look – something almost archaic….so I just let him stand there like a kouros, with the typical one-foot-forward pose.  I’m really hoping to be able to shoot something proper with him later in the year...

special thanks to M.M.

L.A. Confidential: Maxime Bergougnoux

The perfectly perfect Maxime Bergougnoux (Photogenics); grooming by Ernesto Casillas

The Fashionisto touched down in L.A., albeit briefly.  A casting call was held, a number of select models appeared, and I used the occasion to bust out the tungsten lights that were gathering dust to shoot some quick, classic Hollywood-inspired portraits and assorted animations.  Here’s Maxime Bergougnoux – the kind of face you’d sooner see on a Jil Sander runway than at Urth Cafe.  It turns out that L.A. is full of pleasant surprises…

special thanks to M.M.



When a single frame isn’t enough; Red‘s Abiah Hostvedt, doing that thing he does so well; hair by Linh Nguyen; makeup by Christyna Kay; jacket – Prada.

I started experimenting with Gifs last week by sequencing roughly related shots.  This week I’ll be shooting material that is intended solely for stop motion animation, for the first time. The whole process is oddly counter-intuitive to me; the middle Gif shown here, for example, has much less range than the top one, yet utilizes roughly the same number of frames.  Messing around with this set of Abiah Hostvedt (let me throw in here that he could easily be the most talented model I’ve ever shot) has helped me figure out how to approach what comes next, from behind the camera.  

special thanks to George at Red Model Management

Louis Galloway: The Fashionisto Daily Digest [Preview]

A preview of Louis Galloway (Fusion), from an upcoming feature for The Fashionisto Daily Digest; styled by Carl Barnett; hair by David Colvin; makeup by Georgi Sandev

Guys & Dolls for Fashionisto Issue 2

Harvey Haydon (Adam), Jamie Conday (Root), Loammi Goetghebeur (New York Models), Louis Galloway (Fusion), and Sangil Kim (Major) in Guys & Dolls for Fashionisto Issue 2.  Styled by Carl Barnett; hair by Mesh Subra; makeup by Georgi Sandev

Paul Boche: Das Einhorn

The one and only Paul Boche (Fusion); hair by Linh Nguyen; makeup by Christyna Kay