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Directorial Debut – Meant/True Love

March 4, 2014

For a very long time, I have wanted to go into video direction; specifically music video direction. After a long and strenuous – yet extremely exciting – process I finally shot my first video late last year. It took a lot of hard work and dedication not just by me, but the fantastic team I worked with – everyone from Parlay Studios to the hair/make up artist to the talent. I am proud to show this video to the world and you. Music by the lovely Elizaveta.

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Presenting: Chris Hernandez @ Major Models

March 4, 2014

Recently I had the pleasure to shoot with the fantastic Chris Hernandez, who just signed on with Major Models in New York. Some of you may recognize Chris from America’s Next Top Model. We had a fantastic shoot, styled by Kat Banas. Here is shot. I will post more in coming days.

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Presenting: Anthony Crouchelli

March 4, 2014

Just recently shot with my friend Anthony Crouchelli, an actor and model who has been working non stop on some great productions on stage. He has been sculpting his body and we did this shoot to update his book with his new physique!

 

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2012 – A Year of Shoots, Changes, Travels, Plans and So Much More…

December 31, 2012

2012 was my first year out of school and it is scary to know that this is it! There is nothing to fall back on. That everyone is looking at you and asking what is going on. While the year was not as successful when it came to stable jobs, I did work with fantastic new and old friends on shoots and freelance jobs. I was also lucky to have traveled everywhere from Boston to Washington to Wisconsin, Austria and Saudi Arabia. This has been a truly amazing year and I hope to make 2013 10 times better. I have exciting new personal projects and hopefully great job opportunities. I was to thank everyone I worked with this past year for making it happen. Here is a quick review of my work and collaborations from 2012.

The year began with an unexpected collaboration with designer Kyle Brincefield, creator of StudMuffin. We shot the pieces for his first line in the freezing cold with models Matt Altieri and Jay Roth. While it was outside the box for me, it came out fantastic!

StudMuffin Campaign by Syed Kazmi NYC

StudMuffin Campaign by Syed Kazmi NYC

Following that shoot, I collaborated with fellow photographer and friend Alexandra Frumberg on a shoot for Factice Magazine. It was my first time working with the amazing Isaac Davidson of Wigbar and the beautiful make up artist Alyne Halvajian.

Syed Kazmi/Alexandra Frumberg

Syed Kazmi/Alexandra Frumberg

In March I did a shoot with a beautiful fresh face with Alisse Crucen from Fusion Model Management. We shot on a gorgeous day in Brooklyn and had a great time. Alisse later made it on to the show Fashion Star.

Alisse by Syed Kazmi NYC

Alisse by Syed Kazmi NYC

Also in March I shot the very funny and handsome Sasha Reheylo from Major Models. Before he changed into his outfit I asked him if he had a six pack and he said “No, but I do have an 8 pack.” Judge for yourself! Styling by Ross Laurence.

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Some time later I shot with Fusion model Beau Jensen. This is a shot that is part of a long term series.

Beau Jensen by Syed Kazmi NYC

Beau Jensen by Syed Kazmi NYC

Next came a summertime shoot with a fantastic all Italian model, Cristiano Basso. Styling done by my friend and stylist Michael Psomas.

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC

In June my travels took me to visit a close friend in Vienna, Austria. I had casted for models with local agencies and while there, I was so inspired by the beautiful architecture that I decided it must be an outdoor shoot. But because of bad weather the shoot was cancelled. But we eventually shot before I left and the images came out great. Hair and make up by Britta Tess.

Manuel Bayer by Syed Kazmi NYC

Manuel Bayer by Syed Kazmi NYC

In late summer, I collaborated again with the fantastic Alexandra Frumberg, this time for a shoot for Intima Magazine. This time I did the creative direction for the shoot. We were all very happy with the shots. Hair by Sasha Bay and Make Up by Danielle Vincent.

Syed Kazmi(Creative)/Alexandra Frumberg(Photo)

Syed Kazmi(Creative)/Alexandra Frumberg(Photo)

In late August I had the pleasure of working with singer Dave Melillo for Glamoholic Magazine. We had a fantastic time and the story came out great. Styling by Kat Banas.

Dave Melillo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Dave Melillo by Syed Kazmi NYC

My last few shoots were a few back to basic shoots done in studio. With a majority of my work shot on location, I wanted to do something cleaner, simpler. I had a fantastic time working with everyone on these shoots.

The first shoot was with my good friend Anthony Greenfield from Major Models. Anthony is always a great guy to work with and always a pleasure to have on set. Hair by Matthew Newman, Make Up by Jonny Polizzi, and Styling by Denny Balmaceda

Anthony Greenfield by Syed Kazmi NYC

Anthony Greenfield by Syed Kazmi NYC

Around that time I also shot with Ryan Medel of Major Models as well. While his whole shoot came out fantastic, I truly was extremely happy with this shot of his. Hair and Make Up by Jonny Polizzi and Styling by Denny Balmaceda

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi NYC

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi NYC

And then after Ryan I shot the absolutely gorgeous Zaga Skerletovic of Ford Models. Zaga was a pro and I had so many great shots that it was difficult to edit them down! Hair by Matthew Newman, Make Up by Jonny Polizzi, and Styling by Denny Balmaceda

Zaga Skerletovic by Syed Kazmi NYC

Zaga Skerletovic by Syed Kazmi NYC

And finally I shot a striking new face from Red Citizen Models: Mas. Absolutely amazing.

Mas by Syed Kazmi NYC

Mas by Syed Kazmi NYC

Presenting: Ryan Medel

November 11, 2012

I shot Ryan for a magazine story earlier this year but I have been itching to work with him again and shoot him the way I had envisioned! Ryan was fantastic at the shoot and his shots are just as great. Here is one of them.

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi

 

Zaga Skerletovic @ Ford Models NYC

October 29, 2012

After a mini hiatus from shooting due to vacationing and prepping, I finally did some amazing shoots and I am SO excited to share them with everyone. And I thought, hey…what better time to do it then when Sandy is coming. Here is one of the shots featuring the extremely beautiful and lovely Zaga from Ford Models. I want to thank everyone who did the shoot with me and also to Autumn at Ford for being so awesome!

Shot at Parlay Studios Jersey City. http://www.parlaystudios.com

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ZagaSkerletovic_FordModels_SyedKazmiNYC

Hair: Matthew Newman @ Ford Artists
Make-up: Jonny Polizzi
Styling: Denny Balmaceda and Bugz Miranda
Assistant: Joseph Pe

 

More Beau Jensen!

August 29, 2012

Here is more of Beau Jensen from Fusion Models!

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Vienna Meets America!!!

August 2, 2012

So I recently took a fantastic vacation in Vienna (many many thanks to my dear friend Michael N. who was an awesome host!) and I decided that I wanted to do a shoot! I got in touch with the agencies there and was sent a package, from which I went straight for Manuel Bayer. He had a great look and awesome hair. But the weather forced us to cancel the first shoot and we had problems with the wardrobe but we fought through all the problems and finally shot. We had the lovely hair and make up, Ms. Britta Tess, with us and it was such a great experience.  Here is an image  from the shoot. More to come!

 

Manuel Bayer by Syed Kazmi NYC

Manuel Bayer by Syed Kazmi NYC

Cristiano Basso @ Next Models NYC

July 24, 2012

Here is a shoot I did with a fantastic face from Next Models NYC, Cristiano Basso. We shot on a blistering 95 degree day but Cristiano and stylist Michael Psomas were troopers and did an amazing job! Here are the shots!

 

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC 1

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC 1

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC 2

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC 2

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC 3

Christiano Basso by Syed Kazmi NYC 3

 

 

Beau Jensen: Dressed Up, Dressed Down

June 28, 2012

Here is a fantastic new face from Fusion Models, Beau Jensen. Beau was a trooper and came all the way from Canada and did this shoot in just his first week here! The shirtless shot was so difficult as the wallpaper was slippery but Beau was amazing and did the pose until we got this fantastic shot. He was even sweating as you can see!

And of course, he was amazing for the rest of the shoot and we got the other great shot as well. Enjoy! More shoots coming soon!!!

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