By Katia Ostapets
Photography by Tara West
Styling by Kendrick Osorio
Hair and make-up: Maya Segirah, Katie Cordero, Pavy Artistry, Kerrie Urban, Brittane Johnson
Models: Shameka Jones, Jessica Minter, Dulce Ruby, Anette Puskas, Brooke Nicholes
The Miss Aniela Fashion Shoot Experience is every photographer’s dream.
Hosted by internationally exhibited artist Miss Aniela, the event takes place only in New York, London and Los Angeles. A small group of photographers (no more than a dozen) is immersed in a fantasy world, where they can free their imagination and create works of art through their lenses.
Ten miles down the coast from Los Angeles sits an ocean-view mansion, called Chateau Del Mar. This incredible structure was the set for this year’s L.A. Fashion Shoot Experience. It was designed as a test-shoot paradise for photographers, complete with props, models and designer garments.
Celebrity stylist Kendrick Osorio coordinated the team of models. House of Devali, Sue Wong, Kevan Hall, Angela Dean, Marisa Youlden and Frederick’s of Hollywood provided gowns and jewelry.
Shots created were geared towards many looks — from very fashion-oriented to strongly fine-art themed — and have been published in fashion editorials, books and blogs, and featured in fashion exhibition shows around the world.
FAJO’s Tara West was one of the lucky photographers to participate in this creative endeavour. She shares her work in this issue.