JODI JONES shoots the Cover & Featured Editorial for Williamsburg Brooklyn based indie art & fashion magazine "Beautiful Savage". Katie Gallagher’s designs have captured the attention of Vogue Italia, Elle, Interview magazine, Refinery 29, and New York based magazines. The New York Times Style magazine “T” labeled her in 2009 as one of its “magnificent 7”, and New York magazine included her in their list of the top six New York designers. In Refinery 29, she was awarded the title of “Coolest Freshman/Best New Designer” and also identified as one of six designers to watch. Cover photograph of fashion designer Katie Gallagher (below).Selected designs from Katie Gallagher’s work have been pulled, borrowed for editorial shoots, by Daphne Guinness, and on a continuing basis by Lady Gaga’s stylist, Nicola Formichetti. The list of stockists for the Katie Gallagher line has grown to include high-end stores around the world. In explaining her method of designing, Katie Gallagher has said, “Everything I make starts with my paintings, which I’ve done every season prior to construction. I love to try to re-create a three-dimensional version of whatever I've drawn; it requires pretty unconventional pattern-making." Providing a glimpse into her creativity and a sense of her design intent, Gallagher has offered, “I normally create a scene, a narrative, or sometimes a whole universe that I would be interested in making a reality, and then I fill these worlds with people. …The people just happen to be wearing what's appropriate to their surroundings and ideas. Clothes aren't really at the center of my interests; the people that wear them and their ideals are.” Photography | Art Direction: Jodi Jones Creative Director: Stephanie Gillstrap Models: Katie Gallagher and Alena Chetoka at ReQuest Models Hair: Cassondra Rae Makeup: Lori Esposito
Shot on the Hasselblad H4D, 80mm lens, with Broncolor Mobile Pack and 2 heads
The crew below:
Photographer- Jodi Jones
Producer- Johnny Sandaire
Stylist - Oscar Montes de Oca
Photographer's 1st Assistant - Stefano Ortega Photographer's 2nd Assist - Chunyan Liang
Styling Assistant – Derek Brown
Hair Artist - Cassondra Knoeller Assistant to Hair Artist – Jessica Cleaver
Nail Artist - Gerry Holford/Rona Represents for Maybelline Color Show
Makeup Artist – Lori Esposito Makeup Assistant – Mayuki Ishida
Models – Martyna Frankow @IMG, Britt Patt @APM
Here are a few "Behind the Scenes" shots of the shoot!
(My intern Sam holding the reflector - this was his first day on set)
Check out the photographs from the shoot with Wilhelmina Model Shida Harris. Makeup and hair by Lori Esposito. Shot at Loft-402 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the Broncolor Scoro Pack, a 20" Beauty Dish with Honeycomb grid, a 50MP Medium Format Camera and a 120 macro lens by Me, Jodi Jones.
Special thanks to the crew!
Lori Esposito - Hair and Makeup Shida Harris - Model with Wilhelmina Models NYC Stefano Ortega - Assistant Adam Rodriguez - Behind the Scenes & Video Sam Bynens - Super Intern
Photography/Art Direction/Retouching by me (Jodi Jones) www.jodijonesstudio.com
Last month I shot some new beauty images that will be published in a beauty editorial story soon. Right now I am finishing up the overall look of the story and then will contact certain magazines where I can see the story fitting with their publication. Due to my busy schedule as a photographer, I often don't have the time to retouch my own images anymore, and frankly my retoucher is faster and better than me! Usually I will play around with an image in photoshop to see the possibilies of the image and the final direction that I want to give to the retoucher. This is what I was intending to do last night when I started to really have fun trying new techniques and got carried away. It's nice when I don't have a tight deadline and can just experiment, play and enjoy the process! This is why I got into photography in the first place, to have FUN creating images! When I shoot, I know that my vision isn't complete until I can get my hands on the images in post and adjust some levels.
Case in point, last night while working on a series of beauty images I call "Snow" I was doing what my initial vision was: light and dreamy, soft and pale... when all of a sudden I decided to take the exact opposite vision to think outside the box a bit, and as you can see in the two images below, the same image took a whole new direction.
THESE ARE THE TWO EXACT SAME IMAGES, I just retouched them differently!
I really just love working on images shot with the Para 88. The model's skin is just so beautiful under that light modifier! <3
I would love to hear from YOU out there. Which version do you prefer?
Light and Dreamy or Dark and Edgy?
Behind the scenes shots below.
Tiffany applying Anna's makeup:
Lori touching up Anna's hair on set:
The lighting setup:
Anna and I discussing the mood for the shoot and looking at a few shots in the back of my camera:
Photo/Retouching by me: Jodi Jones
A big thank you to my crew! Love you guys!
Model: Anna Muller from Muse Models (This was my second time photographing Anna. I photographed her for my Oriett Dominech Lookbook shoot... she is wonderful!)
Makeup: Tiffany Stout Hair: Lori Esposito Behind the scenes shots: Adam Rodriguez & Sam Bynens Jewelry: Ashley Kersh
Studio: Loft-402 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Gear: Scoro Pack, 2 Unilites, 1 Para 88, 1 Beauty Dish, Silver Reflector, Hasselblad H4D 50 with 120mm Macro Lens.