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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

Behind the Scenes October 2011!!!!!!

October 16, 2011

This past week I did a shoot and I am so happy with the results. I worked with a fantastic team. The stylist, Kat, was absolutely amazing. We had so many options for clothing for all three models that it was unbelievable. I’m definitely not sharing her so don’t ask! Ha! 😛

Our hair stylist Reta and Make-Up Artist Jason were absolutely incredible as well, changing the hair and make up for each look.

And of course, none of this would be possible without the help of my Creative Director Ryan Lee. He managed to pull this team together and got us a great location for the shoot. While I edit the images, enjoy the behind the scenes shots!

Crew:

Photographer – Syed Kazmi

Creative Director – Ryan Lee

Wardrobe Stylist – Kat B

Hair – Reta @ Tousled

Make Up – Jason Araujo

Models – Tatiana Krasikova, Broed Dillewaard (not pictured), and Nelson Groom (not pictured) – All @ Fusion Models

Test Shoot with Soul Artist Mgmt’s Kenzie Roth

June 10, 2011

Here is a test shoot I did with Kenzie Roth for Soul Artist Management before I left for Barcelona a few weeks ago. Kenzie has an amazing look, can’t wait to shoot with him again!

 

 

The Beginning of the End

April 20, 2011

While I have been nothing but impatient about leaving FIT, I still am sad that it truly is the end of a crazy time. No more winter breaks, no more summer vacations! Here is the shoot I did for my final senior project. I decided it was time to really push myself creatively and build on my usual style. It took a lot of planning, panic and work, but it really truly paid off. I worked with an amazing team and an amazing agency.

These images will be displayed at the Salt Space Gallery on 25th/5th ave in New York City on May 12th, 6-9pm. Please come and support me and the Senior Photo class of 2011!

Model: Aleksandra Semechkina/Major Models courtesy of Eric G

Male Model: Trent Orvis

Hair: Maggie Joseph

Makeup: Danielle Klatsky

Dress designed by Sunghee Kim

And Now Presenting: Berthold Rothas

October 11, 2010

I have been dying to share this shoot with everyone because I am just ecstatic about it. I got to work with a great model and an excellent wardrobe stylist (Jillian Donaldson). They both came through with no problems even though the first shoot had to be canceled during to unpredictable weather.

I saw Berthold at Mercedez-Benz fashion week at the Mik Cire show and I instantly knew I wanted to do a shoot with him. I did my research and set things in motion. And here we are! More to come!!! 🙂

 

Berthold Rothas courtesy of Fusion Models

 

“First of Many” A Collaboration with Alexandra Frumberg

August 24, 2010

Here is the most recent shoot I did with Red Model Managements new face Demi Rublik hailing from Belarus. Demi is currently under exclusive option for Calvin Klein’s new campaign.

This shoot was a collaboration with the lovely Alexandra Frumberg (www.afrumbergphotography.com). While we shot our own images, we worked together and styled each others shots. There was another model, Yana, from Empire Model Management who was there as well. Here are two shots of Demi. Stay tuned for the shots of Yana and of Yana and Demi together!!!

This is the first collaboration with Alex, and as she said…”the first of many!”

Demi Rublik courtesy of Red Model Management

Syed Kazmi NYC

Demi Rublik courtesy of Red Model Management

Syed Kazmi NYC