Bella Ricchi In Nine5Four Canada Magazine

Studio V photography. Wooohooo exciting news. My photos of Bella Ricchi are published in Nine5Four Canada Magazine. whaaaaaat!!! Sweet! Ya I'm pretty excited. Bella is a Toronto area Hip-Hop and RnB artist. She was so much fun to work with. Lots of laugh and positivity all around. She's got a killer body and lots of attitude. On a personal level I think it's so awesome to support local talent. I feel like we've really got to support our own and put Toronto on the global map. Enjoy the pictures.

Check Bella out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bella_ricchi

Elias Theodorou

Studio V Photography's first shoot of 2016. Always good to get that first shoot of the year off your back. If this is any indication of the 2016 shooting season it's going to be a really really fun year. Today I had the pleasure of shooting, The Man, The Legend, The Best hair in MMA, Winner of The Ultimate Fighter Canada, Elias Theodorou. What an awesome character. This man just oozes charisma. It's so much fun working with people that are confident in themselves. Only wish I didn't have a time constraint. There is so much more I would have wanted to shoot with him. Regardless of timing we ripped through a few different looks and nailed them all. The images will be used for an editorial feature in VX2 Magazine around the time of Elias' next fight which at this time is yet to be announced. Totally excited to see these images go to print. Here are some low rez teasers shot with my phone. 

Sorry ladies I know you want to see more. I'll post more photos of Elias Theodorou after the publication comes out. Enjoy these for now and stay tuned. 2016 is going to be amazing. 

Natural Light Portrait

Here is a natural light portrait I shot of Ashly Marie. I met Ashly at a networking party hosted by Paul Buceta at his studio. Those were fun times. He always had awesome parties. I met so many exciting industry people including Ashley. Just goes to show you how important networking is. You never know who you'll meet or what that will lead to. 

I shot this image using natural light in the late afternoon. I used a window for the light source and put two flags up to narrow the light down to a vertical column. Than I placed Ashley in the light and bam. The hardest part was getting Ashley not to squint with the sunlight in her eye. I'm really happy with the way the portrait came out. 

Sarah Would Creative

What's better than getting Would once? Getting Would Twice. hahahaha Punny punny. Well not really but I give myself thumbs up for effort. Last week I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Sarah Would. As per usual Sarah arrived at the studio in her bubbly personality and carefree attitude. I cranked up the rock music and we start off with a little catching up. It had been two years since we last worked together and a lot has changed but two years ago feels like it was only yesterday. Sarah opens up her suitcase and clothes explode out onto the couch. As she's showing me the outfits she brought she reaches into her bag and pulls out a tutu. "I don't know why I brought this I just grabbed it and shoved it in my bag" she says to me. In my head i'm thinking we could probably do something cool with that. So we knocked off the concepts we had on our shot list and now it's time to get creative with a the tutu. I wanted the tutu on Sarah's head to create a funky textile afro type shape and lots of character. Sarah put on the tiniest leather jack ever. It barely held in her natural awesomeness'. I used a three hot light setup and a bit of natural light form a partially covered window. My old school 1980's Pioneer SK-31 ghetto blaster also found it's way into the frame. We started shooting and having fun with it. Sarah got into character, I got into the zone and the rest was not important. Other than the noise from the high ISO everything looked awesome. In post production I started getting a little crazy with the cheesewhiz. There were a couple different directions I wanted to take these shots. Ultimately I went with the mirrored image concept and created these. Something different for my portfolio. 

Here is a little Quickie video I made of Sarah posing around in her tutu for STUDIO V TV. This was such a fun shoot. I really love the process of letting loose creatively and allowing imagination to take over. And you know what else I really love, the relationships I develop with, I want to call them models but to me they are people like everyone else. Two years with no communication and we reconnect like we were old friends. That's a testament to the type of bond I build with the people I work with.  

Back In Action

It's been a while since I wrote a blog on my old webpage but now that I've got a shiny new webpage and new branding I'm excited to get the blog train rolling again. Woootttt wooooot. hahahah. I'm so punny. My objective with this new webpage is to let my personality shine through and the same goes for this blog. I'll try and keep it real and true to who I am and give you all a glimpse of what goes on inside STUDIO V. 

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Sima Fisher

Studio V Photography. Awwwwwooooo say hello to Sima Fisher, model, actress and Musician. I was lucky enough to shoot this triple threat in a stunning leopard print bikini and we got some fantastic images. This is my favourite out of the set. It was good laughs and good times all afternoon with Sima. When you have that click with the model you're working with the pictures just have that little extra touch of personality to them. Special thanks to Andy McParrot for styling and Monica Kalra for the Makeup.