I just got back from a trip to Stockholm, where I was invited by Olympus to report from the Attitude trade show… What started out as a fairly straightforward trip turned into something very different… As soon as we arrived at Attitude, we were introduce to Agnes, an otherworldly beautiful model and told we had to style her, pick her make-up and get her ready for a photoshoot with Olympus’ main photographer Damian McGillicuddy. In a bit of a post-plane daze, Julia, Liv and I started roaming around Attitude looking for a suitable outfit for Agnes.
After much deliberation, we decided to go for something very simple and minimalist as there weren’t many locations available and only a limited amount of time. We got Agnes in a Säby dress which we thought looked suitably futuristic while in keeping with our minimalist theme and some Jennie-Ellen pool slides. While we were doing all that, Team Mc Gillicuddy had set up the lighting and we were ready to shoot… One thing leading to another, Damian had to go and deliver a talk about photography and handed me the flash trigger saying “here, you take the pictures”. I had been playing around with the Olympus OM-D EM-1 all afternoon, which is the camera he uses and so fortunately was already familiar with it when came the time to step up and snap what turned out to be my very first fashion shoot!
I will tell you only this: I am still on a real high from it and can’t wait to try again! It gave me just the kick I needed to decide I was going to work on my lighting techniques and brush up on the more technical aspects of photography… Stay tuned for more of this soon on the blog! In the meantime, I leave you with my photos from Attitude as well as a selection of images from my shoot with Agnes.
MOOD Gallerian stall
Agnes in a Säby dress, waiting for make-up
Matt McGillicuddy in action!
Styling by Julia Rebaudo, Olivia Purvis & Laetitia Wajnapel
Photography Laetitia Wajnapel
I fell in love with this model’s hair colour. Of course!
All photos taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-1, 17mm f1.8 lens and 45mm lens.