Posts Tagged ‘Syed Kazmi Photography’

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

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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

 

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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Introducing: Alex Lago

December 29, 2011

It is a small, small world. I was in talks to do a shoot with a model and somehow Alex not only was roommates with this guy, he is also a good friend of one of the stylists I work with, Courtney Ann. Alex has amazing features but we decided on doing something more retro with him for this shoot and he looks amazing! Styling by Courtney Ann. Hair by Jacque Greco. You’ll be seeing more of Alex soon!

Alex Lago by Syed Kazmi

Alex Lago by Syed Kazmi

 

Alex Lago by Syed Kazmi

Alex Lago by Syed Kazmi

 

The Modern Magazine + Outtakes!

November 8, 2011

Hello all! I have been itching to share this with everyone for such a long time! As we all know, stories shot for magazines are shot months in advance and this story I did for Modern Magazine was no exception! We shot on two different days in August. The first day was an absolute disaster; it poured insanely and my camera broke on top of that. However, we shot one more day (sunny and beautiful thank God) and managed to get amazing shots from both shoots! Here is the cover story and the outtakes!!!

Modern Magazine http://themodern.us/

Stylist: Thomas Wynder

Models: Josh and Beck from Fusion Models

Suits: Custom Men

Introducing: Loni A

October 12, 2011

Here are some more images from my shoot the other day.

Loni and Jutta posed for this simple but absolutely beautiful shot for me. A lot of times I shoot very busy photographs and I thought that I should step back and strip away everywhere: hair, make up, clothes. I’m surprised and very happy with the results.

Thank you to:

Ryan Lee @ Hidden Management

Rea Ann for Make Up

Reta @ Tousled Salon for Hair

New Shot with Kenzie Roth

June 25, 2011

Here is another shot from the shoot I did with Soul Artist Mgmts Kenzie Roth. Took weeks in the making!!! 😀

Back to the 70’s

June 18, 2011

I recently had a chance to work with stylist Tonya Carter-Ayer on a fantastic shoot featuring Arianne of Fusion Models. The idea of the shoot was to have a very 70’s, almost nostalgic, feel. We shot around the Meatpacking District with the help of two great make up and hair artists. It’s something new for me and I am extremely excited to premiere these shots!

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!

 

 

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.