1. Can you describe yourself for us in 5 words?
Patient, Open, Reticent , Thoughtful, Honest
2. Can you remember the first time you picked up a camera? Your first subject?
My first subject was my old friend from school; in 2007. She was a beautiful woman, and I wanted to show her how I experienced her beauty.
3. What made you choose photography? Or did it choose you?!
I don’t know who choose whom. I believe that it was just a life coincidence, a good coincidence. I studied architecture originally, but after a few years I realized it wasn’t my life’s mission. Then I decided to give my beloved hobby a try, and explore whether or not it might be the right direction for my life. To be honest, I never thought this career would develop so quickly.
4. Are you drawn to a particular style of photography, as a connoisseur? Are there specific artists that inspire your style?
There are a few photographers who are my absolute inspirations like Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindberg, Paolo Roversi. I’d say I have a classical style of photography, but I’m open to experiencing new techniques.
5. Do you prefer shooting with models or with friends? And when you do shoot models…favorite agencies to work with, or specific subjects?
I never have restrictions to a model or not; if I a see a beautiful person (who may be a friend, an acquaintance or a professional) I would just ask to take an image of him/her. Job-wise: of course I work more often with professional models, but also many actresses, bloggers and other civilians.The agencies that I work with most are: M4, 2PM, Core, Izaio, Spin and a lot of independent scouters.
6. Also: is it easier to shoot men or women? Why?!
For me, there is zero difference (in the sex of the model); if its man or a woman. It’s about the beautiful human being.
7. Where do we find you living these days?
I live in the city of Berlin! Of course, I travel a lot and working in many different places, in different countries, around the world. Mostly I am in Berlin.
8. Favorite environment to work in…Studio or on location?
My studio gives me a great feeling of control, power and security; and sometimes for the model, it is easier to open up in the studio. Of course, I also love location shootings. Even if I’m on a vacation, if I spot an amazing setting, I go crazy to try and find a model for a few shots.
9. Do you have an intuitive way to identify a location for your shoots? When you see it, does it just feels right to you? Or are there different planning/ selection steps
I think every photographer or creative mind has this intuition. You just see it and it’s like: “Damn, so here it shall be!”. But it doesn’t always work out. I check the lighting and then I do some test shots, so I can see if the images that are produced, match the vision that I’ve imagined.
10. Do you love the control of diverse lighting set ups, or do you prefer working with natural light?
I love the control of creating in my studio, yes. But there is nothing in this world as beautiful as the magical light of a natural sunset. There is no artificial light arrangement that can simulate that!
11. As a very successful photographer already…What’s “the dream” Anna?
First, thank you for asking me this question. I don’t think I’m of myself as being a ‘successful’ photographer yet; but I will assert that I am on my way there! My dream is to have no walls inhibiting me from unlimited creation: no model or celebrity that I wouldn’t be able to work with. That fantasy would include the greatest clients in the world, and being appreciated by the worlds most creative minds.
12. Finally, on a personal note, tell us your favorite things: vacationing spot, type of music, a splurge, a designer you love, and or your drink of choice (if you have one)?!
Vacation: Somewhere very very warm; with a beautiful beach!
Music: Madonna, Depeshe Mode, Trentemoller
Designer: Jil Sander
Drink: Black Coffee, NO milk!
Photographer: Anna Daki
Hair: Anna Ermilina ( Vanessa Nouveau )
Welcome to our newest editorial from Swiss photographer (and team) Ramon Spaeti. ‘Hip To Be Square’ encapsulates modern style, and effortless energy; mixed high on a turntable to some carefree funk. The story is an ironic blend of cheeky and demure. It plays on fashion’s light hearted origin as a costume art, and a way to make light of the seriousness of our lives. The protagonista, Michelle M. was a perfect choice to portray the coy, urbanite lead. She infuses attitude and aloof charisma to an otherwise, very quotidian succession of experiences and interactions. The eclectic looks we’re compiled by genius stylist Debora Giugno, and offset by low maintenance grooming additions from artist Philipp Keusen. As is often the case in life as in art, the devil’s in the details. Enjoy!
Photographer: Ramon Spaeti
Stylist: Debora Giugno
Beauty: Philipp Keusen
Model: Michelle M. @ Scout Models Zurich
Designers: Stine Goya, Pigalle, Adidas, MM6 Maison Margiela, Comme des Garçons Play, American Apparel, Aikyou and Circus Hotel
Thanks to Waldraud Zurich
Satiety Paper welcomes striking fresh face Kelly Gillespie, and burgeoning fashion photographer Kalan Briggs to our cohort of industry game changers. This editorial, is so simple on the surface, but the depth and intensity that is captured between the artist and his subject, goes so much farther than the superficial beauty that one can appreciate with a passing glance. ‘Pure as the Driven Snow’ is a clean, studio set, with basic wardrobe by stylist Erin Walsh and beautifully bare grooming. The hallmark of some of the best talents, is to create magic without pretense, and this collaboration fits that bill perfectly. Enjoy!
Model: Kelly Gillespie
Photographer: Kalan Briggs
Stylist: Erin Walsh
Photographer: Elena Karma
Beauty: Anastasia Khrycheva
It’s an overwhelming honor to share this idyllic embodiment of paradise-found: from the lens of master craftsman, Andrea Massari. The artist imparts a reverential regard for the indescribable whimsicality of feminine mysticism; capturing the endlessly intriguing duality of a woman’s beauty. Belarusia stunner, Laura Gavrilenko (agencies are Next models Milan, New Madison Paris, Soul Management NYC) lends her effervescent energy and natural inveiglement to this collection of exemplary stills; leaving the audience positively enamored and transfixed from one image to the next. There is no weak link in this series of incredible portrayals. Each one is strong enough to easily stand alone as an autonomous work of art…inspiring the minds and emotions of museum or gallery patrons, just as naturally as those of the fashion and photography buffs that frequent our pages. Enjoy!
Photographer: Andrea Massari
Model: Laura Gavrilenko
“Dizzying” would be an understatement, one would agree, after full acceptance of Cassandra Smith’s almost careless, yet engaging presence in these shots. Photographer Tyrone Lavigne captures her easy vacillation from one emotion to the next in an absolute wash of delicious flavors; leaving the viewer curious and crazed, exhausted in the most vivacious of ways, much like a muscle beaten to strength after a gratifying day of hard work. Drawn to devour, when we catch the glinting spark in her eyes (in such precious few of these fleeting moments), the viewer is at once confronted with the craving to understand the muse, and the realistic futility of that desire…creating a deliciously fervent frustration! There’s a subtle restlessness in our model, as she bares the beauty of her energy… giving it up to us to toil with. The stunning series solicits a compulsion to know her fully, and the hope that one could stand in the flame, unburned, by succeeding. I love the flirtatious elegance of this excellent collaboration. Enjoy!