-This month’s challenge theme-
Each studio, in collaboration with their studio reps, created images they felt best fit the theme.
Janet Taub (Planet Photo)- New Milford, CT
Planet Photo @planetphoto_jp
In Frame: Katie Devine @katiedevinnee_
We went back to the 90’s for our vintage fashion shoot.
I searched my closet and found my first Coach bag. I bought it in London in 1990, I LOVED it and used it on and off for years. The pants were a Goodwill find and are actually vintage Hugo Boss – you never know what you will find at Goodwill! Katie couldn’t really understand the vest, but her mom Robyn and I reminisced about the really trendy kids who dressed just like Katie for school and the vest was crucial.
We thought she looked like a really cool girl that I might have wanted to hang out with in the early nineties but Katie couldn’t be talked into wearing her outfit for the first day back at school after the winter break. What do you think?
Richard Parker, TX
In Frame: Lauren Poole @Lp_1e
HUMA: Amy Pearce
Rules are sometimes made to be broken.
If you want to see some randomness, just take a flip through mine and Lauren’s latest creative shoot. What started out as a Vintage Fashion concept, took a hard left turn to Jupiter somewhere along the way, and morphed into a Vintage Circus concept!
We were fortunate to get permission to shoot at Star Hill Ranch, a wedding venue and movie set location, out in the Lake Travis area. The business is owned by two super cool brothers Matt and Adam Wooley. Over the years they have travelled the country procuring buildings, prairie churches, and other structures from yesteryear. Then they literally move them to their property just outside Bee Cave, which is west of Austin, and set them up as an entire old western movie set. It’s basically a wild west town recreated and used for weddings and movies.
Here’s the cool part though. Because I have shot there before I also knew that they had storage on property that is home to loads and loads of movie set props. This is where things got interesting! When I was explaining to them, I wanted to shoot out back in their prop warehouses, they looked at me like I had 3 eyeballs! I mean why would someone ever want to shoot in and around an old ugly warehouse? Right? But I knew what was inside those buildings and that’s what I was interested in. After sharing a little of my vision with them, they totally thought it was the coolest idea ever. Okay, maybe not ever, but I’m sure it was up there for them. We were able to shoot with props like a vintage horse amusement ride, a mid/late 1800’s gypsy style horse carriage, a 1950 Ford F100, patinaed and all, a tore-up-from-the-ground-up 🤣 convertible, stuffed buffalo heads and lots of other smaller props. Next came Lauren and her outfit. That’s where things really came together. She took a style board that I curated and totally ran with it, weaving in her own creative ideas and putting together what turned out to be, simply put, magical. From her shoes and stockings to her corset, chiffon on her arms, to her hat with subtle decorations such as an ostrich feather.
It was perfectly, perfect.
To top it off Amy Pearce, my hair and makeup artist, brought her magic and tied the entire look all together like…BAM! Moral of the story? Rules, shmules!
Pffff! …unless they’re your mama’s rules. Then you better think really hard about breaking those!
Jody Rael – Las Vegas, NV
InFrame: Amaya Williams @amayawilliamssss • Ariana Gaminara @ariana.gaminara • Meah Voraphankit @meahv
The 1980s were a decade of bold style, colors, and silhouettes—and heaping amounts of permed hair. With trends spanning ripped tights and biker jackets, polished oversized blazers and poof skirts; and style icons ranging from Joan Jett to Joan Collins, it was one of the most eclectic decades in fashion.