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Summer fashion / swimsuit photoshoot

Summer fashion / swimsuit beach photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair: Delia Lupan
Model: Charlie

Toronto glamour and swimwear photographer Alex Maxim

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Summer lifestyle mens fashion beach photo shoot

Men’s fashion / summer surfing lifestyle beach photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/hair: Beatrice Jean
Model: Nigel

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The feast photo shoot (2010)

As soon as I posted the ‘Tea party’ photo shoot I felt it’s necessary to mention its sister shoot I’ve done in 2010. Both of them have food and fashion as the main elements of the concept, but that’s probably where the similarity ends. This is one of my most favorite photo shoots to date. I love the dramatic historic feel of it. This is where fashion and fine art meet.

‘The feast’ photo shoot. Photography © 2010 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Irina Lavrega
Model: Cait MacLachlan

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Tea party photo shoot

Tea party with a beautiful asian hostess Josie at a table served with desserts and accessories. The settings took a few hours to create but it was well worth it. Thanks to the help of everyone involved, we managed to pull it with impeccable quality. The edible part of the set didn’t last long after the shoot.

Tea party photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Dat Salon
Model: Josie Lee
Milliner: Blair Nadeau

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Lady Samurai photo shoot

Lady samurai with a katana sword. Modern and vintage looks. Seductive and deadly.

Lady Samurai  photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Dat Salon
Model: Josie Lee

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90s Grunge Fashion Photo Shoot

1990s – the beginning of the rejection of fashion. The popularity of grunge and alternative rock music also helped bring the simple, unkempt grunge look mainstream. (wikipedia)

1990s Grunge fashion photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair: Diana Mejia
Styling: Tasia Cole
Model: Hayley Campbell

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First fashion photo shoot with a Hasselblad

After hitting the limits of my faithful Nikon D2Xs, in 2009 I finally decided to switch to medium format. After a bit of testing, the choice became clear. It has to be Hasselblad H3D-II 39.

Here is a photo from my first fashion shoot with the camera. It’s also the first photo shoot with Daisy. We worked together many time after that, and had many amazing and fun shoots. But this one photo will always be one of my most favourite ones. All the elements came out just right. The light, the mood, the model, the settings, the wind, the composition. It has some fashion and fine art elements. I sketched it prior to the shoot, but the result has beaten all my expectations.

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Thanks to the camera, the photos didn’t lose any details in shadows or highlights and came out very soft and natural. I had to boost the contrast a bit, to give the photo the mood I wanted it to have.

No noise, amazingly sharp details, skin tones and tonal gradations. I don’t want to go into all the geeky stuff, but I must say that my clients who are going to use this or any other photos, I shoot with H3D, as a spread in a magazine, as a poster, a large fine art print or on a billboard, are not going to see any quality degradation even close-up. These files have enormous potential for editing, cropping and rescaling.

Since getting my Hasselblad, I haven’t shot with anything else, whether it’s a studio or a location shoot, hot or wet weather. I pay a lot of attention to detail and quality, and IMO, there is no other camera that gives better results. I had some photos printed at over 60″ on the longest side and I am more than 100% satisfied with them.

I am sure, photographers who shoot with this camera, retouchers and graphic designers, who worked with its files, know what I mean 🙂

More stories to come..

Alex

Featured photograph:
Artistic high fashion photo of a woman in black flying outfit 
Fashion photography by Alex Maxim

 

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