Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

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.


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.


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.



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!


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!!!



Fresh Face: Alisse Crucen

May 15, 2012

Here is a shot from the shoot I did with Fusion model Alisse Crucen. It was a beautiful day and Alisse was just perfect for this shot. Alisse can currently also be seen on Fashion Star!!!

Alisse Crucen by Syed Kazmi NYC

Alisse Crucen by Syed Kazmi NYC

Hair by Danielle Joanna

Make Up: Mari Fandl

Introducing: Sasha Reheylo

April 11, 2012

Here are some shots of a fantastic model from Major Models, Sasha Reheylo. He was fantastic to work with and we got amazing results. Styling by Ross Laurence and hair by Danielle Joanna.

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sasha Reheylo by Syed Kazmi NYC

Sneak Peek Into: Accessory Designer Larissa Favier’s Lookbook

May 24, 2011

I recently shot for my good friend Larissa Favier, who just graduated from Parsons with her degree is Accessory Design. We did her Fall 2011 look book, which will make its debut online soon! In the meantime here is a shot from shoot featuring Zack Clark of Soul Artist Management. Thank you to Andrew at Soul.

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

Biggest Shoot In the Making: Behind the Scenes of Thesis Shoot 1

February 9, 2011

Here I am…finally editing the shoot that took a month in the making. Usually I work with the least amount of people and shoot in already existing environments. But this time, I decided to pull all the stops. I started by looking for the location, which is always key for my images. This is probably the hardest part of a shoot as locations usually involve big budgets and that I do not have ha. But thanks to my amazing friend Dany V., I got to shoot in his beautiful penthouse in Battery Park.

From there I got in touch with set/interior designer Abigail Smith, who I had previously worked with on a shoot. I went on to find the perfect models for the shoot and decided to work with Elpha, who I also have worked with before but on a very different shoot. The male casting was the hardest, as I had a very specific look in mind and finding that look was getting impossible. However, I stumbled upon an amazing model, Jeff B., and I finally found the male lead.

I also spoke with an amazing stylist – Giora Stuchiner – who agreed to style the shoot. I think the most frustrating part of the shoot was the inconsistency of hair and make up artists. Every single one either flaked out or just disappeared. But alas, we had Giora who also does hair and make up and he saved us all! Thanks to his friend Danny as well for all his help!

The shoot set up began at 9am and the shoot did not end until about 6pm. We had an amazing team , amazing hosts (thank you Dany and Carlos), and an amazing shoot. Thank you everyone! And thank you God for no snow that day! 🙂

Here is a behind the scenes shot. Stay tuned for the final images soon!

Elpha/Syed Kazmi NYC/© 2011 Syed Kazmi

Elpha/Syed Kazmi NYC/© 2011 Syed Kazmi