Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
After weeks of trying to plan various different shoots, I finally got a chance to shoot with two models I really liked. Alex at Look SF/Next LA might just be my new favorite model. And the same goes for Andrew with Ford SF in terms of male models. Both stellar, both beautiful, both a ball to work with. It rained as we shoot these photos and we kept shooting as long as we physically could before the rain became too much to handle. After less than 45 minutes of shooting, we called it a day and went out for some lunch at a local Thai spot. Make up was done by Padi Arvin. While I don't mean to talk up my own work, I must say I'm pretty pleased with how this set came out. See my facebook page or flickr for more photos.
In November I also tackled some brief tests with Leanna at JE and Aleksandra at Ford. I'm overwhelmingly pleased to be testing with these two agencies.
Overall, the last month has been quite difficult for shoots as it's been raining a lot and all of my locations are outdoor. Basically, I have to plan shoots and cross my fingers for good weather, which is very hard because there are so many parties involved who have to clear their plans for the day and a stylist that has to pull looks (at least five if we're trying to shoot an editorial). I'm hoping to start tackling from spring editorial spread so I am hoping the weather looks up - I know we need rain, but just for the days I am shooting haha. My stylist extraordinaire is moving to LA in just a little more than a month so I'm desperately trying to get as many shoots as I can with her until then...while also looking for a few new stylists who are as versatile as they are pleasant and dependable. If this is you, feel free to e-mail me, admin [at] sarahjehan.com.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Images via Things in the Closet
Upon first viewing the first image from this spread from Vogue Paris, I thought it was pretty cool. As I kept looking, it soon became overkill. My feelings moved into annoyance and then I became slightly distraught. Vogue Paris, this is a fail. This spread is just stupid.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
My pre-school homies and I circa 1989 or so
Ahh. Halloween. It's pretty much my favorite holiday (though I usually say this about whichever holiday is coming up next). Scary stuffs, freaks in the streets, men wearing make up, babies dressed as skunks, and all these hair-dos that would typically be socially acceptable suddenly become cool. But just for one night.
While I usually prefer my shoots and own clothing to be a little more playful, I can recognize the appeal of black/scary shit. I want to be Amy Winehouse (assuming I go out for halloween tonight), and I want to share these scary photos with you guys.
In addition, I just wanted to wish my friend and killer stylist Lindsay of www.Thrifted.net a happy birthday. I already did via Twitter, Facebook, again on Facebook and in person but ya'knowwww!
I actually have been ridiculously neglectful of my blog. So much so I forgot to post my own images from my latest and first publication in the fall issue of C-Heads Magazine. To see it in its full glory, go to C-Heads and turn to page 46. The spread was five changes and is called "What's Golden."
This was my so-called dream team shoot - fabulous stylist Ashley Farnaz, amazing and cool make up artist Noel Nichols who was visiting from LA, and models Kyla Moran with Look and Nekole Kemelle with City. A hair stylist was supposed to do hair but he very strangely bailed the morning of - he has requested that his name not be mentioned here as a "defamation of his character." Very weird. Regardless, hair was a joint effort between Ashley and Noel. We ended up shooting as the sun went down so it probably worked out better - we would have been that much more late, and it would have put a damper on my dream team. This is my first couple shoot since my first shoot with real models back when I shot only film in 2007, so it was pretty exciting. I have worked with Nikki before so I was thrilled to have her on my team again as she as a fabulous model and recently started shooting for Thrifted.net. Kyla is absolutely stunning and was on my to-shoot list for a while. I was equally excited to have her on board and she also has recently started modeling for Thrifted.net, so watch out for her! Her eyebrows are incredible!
And a few unpublished outtakes I really like...
I have so much more to say about my trip to Seattle earlier this month, but I'll leave it for later. I had a few shoots this month but I've mostly been taking it easy - once in a while, a break to spend time with family and friends is required, otherwise you run the risk to burning out. It's nice to have a Saturday spent blogging while listening to classic Arabic music. I have a very busy November ahead of me. Until next time x
Friday, October 8, 2010
I don’t care what anyone says. I love Pete Doherty and Kate Moss together. They were the epitome of a rock star couple – both young, hot, and too out there to care about what’s in…as well as what’s acceptable. Watching their facades was like watching a car spin out of control right before it crashes. It was like a movie played through in tabloids. It was a love that had its own 15 minutes of fame.
I want to do a shoot in this attitude. I want to capture the experience that was Pete Doherty and Kate Moss. Most of all I want to take a picture like the one here at the top…if only it could look as natural. I want my stylist to style clothing the way they rolled out of their beds.