Posts Tagged ‘Kat Banas’

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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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

Introducing: Ryan Medel

February 28, 2012

Here is another Major model that I recently shot for a Glamoholic magazine story. Ryan has an extremely versatile look and I am so happy to have shot with him! Here are some outtakes from the shoot!

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi NYC

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi NYC

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi NYC

Ryan Medel by Syed Kazmi NYC

Styling: Kat Banas and Courtney Ann

Hair: Aire Salon

Make Up: Chadd Bell

Creative: Ryan Lee

Glamoholic Magazine

February 13, 2012

I am proud to finally show everyone the feature I did for Glamoholic Magazine for their February issue. The shoot was an intense 10 hour shoot with quite a few bumps but we all made it alive 😛 It features amazing models from Major Models and the team did a fantastic job.Watch out for the outtakes from the shoot which I am extremely happy with as well!

Click to see the editorial HERE.

Ryan Medel for Glamoholic by Syed Kazmi NYC

Ryan Medel for Glamoholic by Syed Kazmi NYC

Introducing: Megi Xhidra

December 27, 2011

Here is another shoot I recently did with a fantastic model from Fusion Models, Megi Xhidra.

Megi was fantastic to work with and was really funny. Here is the shot I absolutely love.

Until next time!

Meg Xhindra by Syed Kazmi NYC

Meg Xhindra by Syed Kazmi NYC

Photography: Syed Kazmi NYC
Creative: Ryan Lee
Wardrobe Stylist: Kat Banas
Hair and Makeup: Jacque Greco
Retouching: Jose Ladino @ http://www.manipulaciondigital.tk

Introducing: Broed Dillewaard

November 20, 2011

And now I’d like to present to you a recent Australian import and a new face for Fusion Model Management: Broed Dillewaard.

I had the pleasure of shooting Broed the same time as Tatianna and he was an absolute riot. He really lightened up the set and was all jokes and laughter. But he still gave me what I wanted as you can see from these shots. Fantastic guy. More to come with shots of both Tatiana and Broed.

Creative Direction: Ryan Lee
Styling: Kat Banas
Hair: Rita @ Tousled
Make-up: Jason Araujo
Agent: Taylor @ Fusion
Retouching: Jose Ladino

Broed Dillewaard by Syed Kazmi NYC

Broed Dillewaard by Syed Kazmi NYC

 

Broed Dillewaard by Syed Kazmi NYC

Broed Dillewaard by Syed Kazmi NYC

Presenting: Tatiana Krasikova

November 16, 2011

After almost one month of shooting, I am super excited to share the first set of images from my shoot with Tatiana Krasikova. Tatiana is signed with Fusion Models NYC and I had the pleasure of shooting her in October. Here are two images from the shoot. Thank you to the fantastic team I worked with. This wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Creative Direction: Ryan Lee
Styling: Kat Banas
Hair: Rita @ Tousled
Make-up: Jason Araujo
Agent: Taylor @ Fusion
Retouching: Jose Ladino

Tatiana Krasikova by Syed Kazmi NYC

Tatiana Krasikova by Syed Kazmi NYC

Tatiana Krasikova by Syed Kazmi NYC

Tatiana Krasikova by Syed Kazmi NYC

Introducing: Philip M.

November 14, 2011

Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, here is Philip Muscato represented by Red Model Management in NYC.

Thank you to Ryan Lee and Kat Banas.

Philip Muscato by Syed Kazmi NYC

Philip Muscato by Syed Kazmi NYC

 

Philip Muscato by Syed Kazmi NYC

Philip Muscato by Syed Kazmi NYC