Tag Archives: fashion photographers

Product Photography with Kaoir Cosmetics

Kaoir cosmetics is fast becoming an iconic brand in the US with founder and designer Keisha Kaoir at the helm.  They came to the Delray Beach studio us for photography of their latest line of matte lipsticks and lip pencils.

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RECYCLED Runway, Vintage Trunk Show and Tea Dance Sunday January 18, 2015

NAKeD Hair Salon & More, 4th Avenue Photography & Video and the Delray Beach Center for the Arts have joined the ever glamorous and always fabulous Annual Delray Beach Fashion Week 2015! An exciting new event of Recycled Runway fashion, vintage couture, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and lots of dancing!

 

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4th Avenue Photography & Video – Recycled Runway – 4thAvePhoto.com

Event Details:

Sunday January 18, 2015 at 4pm at the Cornell Museum of Art Tickets $25, purchased at the door – Includes one complimentary drink

The “Recycled Runway, Vintage Trunk Show and Tea Dance” will start at 4PM on Sunday January 18th, outside the Cornell Musuem of Art opening with the Recycled Runway Show of designer couture made from all recycled / repurposed materials shown on gorgeous models. After the Recycled Runway the Vintage Trunk Show and Tea Dance will kick off inside the museum. Local consigment shops and vintage designers will be showing and selling their collections while the Tea Dance with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and one of the hottest DJs will be shaking things up downstairs.

“As an eco-friendly salon we wanted to present something for fashion week to support our message that fashion and beauty can be environmentally concious while still being gorgeous. We loved the idea of a ‘Recycled Runway & Vintage Trunk Show’ as a platform for eco-chic beauty and vintage couture – something not normally represented during fashion week. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the recyled and vintage fashion from the local shops, while raising money for the Delray Beach Center for the Arts – an organization that truly enriches our community. A BIG Thank you to the Delray Beach DDA for putting together such an amazing Fashion Week every year – we are honored to be a part of it!” – Janine Shuman (NAKeD Hair Salon & More).

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“Having worked on a number of artistic projects together from fashion to photoshoots to video, we not only love working with Janine and Adam, we build off each other’s ideas creating something even greater – together. Our synergy has resulted in some truly beautiful work and we’re beyond excited to bring this partnership to Delray Fashion Week while raising money for our town’s beloved Delray Beach Center for the Arts. It’s going to be a fun, fantastic event!” – Lori Sturgess (4th Avenue Photography & Video)

Designers Wanted:

Do you have a flair for fashion? Do you love being eco-friendly? Then we want YOU to design a dress for the catwalk that will be shown on one of our beautiful models during the RECYCLED Runway show! Each design will be announced by our special event MC so make this an opportunity to make your business be the star! The best design will be displayed in the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach Florida.

Participants may use any type of recycled material (old fabric, plastic bottles, bags etc), to create their personal design.

Each Design will be professionally photographed by Matt Sturgess of 4th Avenue Photography & Video at the show.

Participants will receive one high resoulton, digital image of their design.

Vintage Trunk Show Vendor Opportunity:

Are you a local vintage / consignment shop who wants to be a part of Delray Beach Fashion Week? We’d love to have you at our event!

$50.00 donation per vendor table reserves your space inside the Cornell Museum during the event.

Tax-deductable donations made out to the “Delray Beach Center for the Arts”

Each vendor may enter a vintage design or create a Recycled Runway design of their own for the event on the catwalk.

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318
4th Ave Studio
343 NE 3rd Ave,
Delray Beach
FL 33444

 

Commercial Photography – Fashion Photographer for The House Of Perna

The House of Perna is the creation of Project Runway contestant Amanda Perna.  They approached us to cover 2 fashion show and to provide the photography for the upcoming look book for their 2015 spring collection.

Fashion, runway shows, look books, webpage images plus getting all of the photos edited and sized everyone’s skin looks beautiful and the hair is perfect, makeup applied and 10 people in the studio at one point last Saturday…  It’s been a busy couple of weeks and we haven’t even swept up yet!

Take a look at this speeded up clip from the last shoot, 5 hours preparation and shooting in 30 seconds…

 

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
4th Ave Studio
343 NE 3rd Ave,
Delray Beach
FL 33444

The New Studio Opened – 4thavephoto.com

It’s been the craziest two weeks in the history of 4thavephoto.com.  We’ve located to a new studio in downtown Delray Beach in the heart of Artists Alley.

This (now) husband and wife team returned from their honeymoon less than 2 weeks ago and picked up the keys to an old the flower shop at 343 NE 3rd Ave, Delray Beach. 994A6651

I know, I know… We’re now 4th Avenue Photography on 3rd Ave…

Chaos reigns, installing lighting, desks, editing suites, security systems, backdrop systems and finding an artist to hang work large enough to fill the walls.

But we did it! We’re open.  Our official opening event occurred on 9/18/2014 during the Artists Alley 3rd Thursday art walk and. honestly, it was great fun. Take a look for yourselves 🙂

OK, now for the sales pitch…  We are a full service photography and video studio providing, fine portraiture, wedding photography and video, business headshots, event photography, product photos, action shots, video commercials, and just about any type of shot you can think of.  Look us up on google, find us on Facebook

With Love,

Matt & Lori

4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318
Artists Alley Studio
343 NE 3rd Ave,
Delray Beach
FL 33444

Meet the new Lululemon Ambassadors for 2014

It’s that time again, Lululemon time!  Every year we spans a week following the Lululemon Ambassadors to to the gyms and yoga studios to capture them in action.  The photos are used for commercial and promotional materials, you can also see them on the walls of the Boca Town Center mall. http://www.lululemon.com/bocaraton/bocaraton

The ambassador program celebrates individuals that ‘give back’ to the local community

This year our Lulu ambassadors were…

Octavio CiFuentes, Corbin Stacy, Gabby Schlicht, Christine Lewis, Stefanie Gross, Lesley Glickman

 

Until next year, NAMASTE 🙂

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318
Artists Alley Studio
343 NE 3rd Ave,
Delray Beach
FL 33444

 

 

How to photograph the Invisible Man! – Product Photography – Strong Boalt Menswear of Palm Beach

Strong Boalt Palm Beach (http://www.strongboalt.com) approached us with a challenge.  A new range of a dozen mens tops needed product photography and they needed to look great.

Dark-Blue-Turtle-2Clothing photography is always a tricky beast, obviously everything has to be lit but the colors have to be right it a lot of backwards and forwards with the strobes in the studio.  It has to be bang in focus, I like to use a high f-stop but again that means using a large amount of light so a couple of Paul C Buff Alien Bee’s sorted that out.  Then there is the cloths themselves, they always arrive at our Delray Beach studio in a box in their plastic wrappings folded (sort of) and WRINKLED.  How do you hang them? Pin them? Position them?     We haven’t taken a single shot yet…

So go on then, how do you do it?  Photograph the invisible man? We managed it, no cables or fancy stuffing involved either.  Just a bit of out of the box thinking and some clever photoshopping.

If you would like to know, drop me a line and I’ll spill the beans 😉

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

How to be a fashion model – Model Photography

 

“I want to see if I can make some money modeling”…  Gary McComack came to us 4 months ago with this question and we got to work.  There are some rules that you need to follow and the rest we threw out.  I believe that the point of a fine portrait  photograph is to evoke an emotion, be that a smile or a grimace either suits me as long as they get noticed.

So we set about trying to get Gary noticed, and for all the right reasons.  Gary McCormack is 6ft tall and a very good looking guy, this helps!  Have a look at his portfolio, leave a comment and let us know what you think.

As an after-note, Gary has been working in various sportswear shoots and is currently working with Mega Models in Miami.

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

Watch the birdie! Portrait Photography

You need a portrait and there’s not getting away from it.  I would say that 95% of us  are worried about what we look like in front of the camera, this is the photo that the world is going to see, the one on the website and business cards.

Relax, relax, relax…  Take some time, jump on the spot, put on some music are some of the things we do in the studio.  Our portraits take a little longer than most, we wait for the moment when you smile or laugh and catch you just at the right time.  Take a look at some of our shots here and be brave, take a deep breath and pick up the phone for a booking.

And remember… Shoulders back, chin on the shelf and say Thursday  🙂

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

 

I don’t look, I don’t act, I don’t feel… I don’t care about 60!

You can hear them… All over the country!

I DON”T WANT TO BE 60 YEARS OLD!

Luz Marleny Leeds is here to offer you a helping hand and she wrote a book about her experiences on reaching this milestone in life.  4th Avenue photography were commissioned to provide the photographs for this wonderful book.

Filled with fun, laugh-out-loud anecdotes, easy to follow tips and helpful hints, this bilingual book (both English and Spanish versions can be found within its pages) takes the reader through a journey of personal improvement that allows her to make the most of her hair, face, body and spirit. Once you read it you’ll say, as Luz does: I don’t care about my age! I feel like a million bucks.

You can buy the book in hardcopy or for your nifty kindle on Amazon.com

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318