“Edem” flamenca collection // Spain 2014
March 07, 2015
While looking through last year’s photoshoots I stumbled into two lovely editorials I had the chance to shoot while in Spain and realized I never got the chance to write about them on the blog. So what a better time than now, when this year’s season of ferias is fastly approaching?
Both of them feature a typical type of fashion, flamenca dresses, worn especially on the occasion of the feria (which basically is a one-week 24/7 party).
Well, today’s editorial was shot for Maria Avila’s 2014 collection, entitled “Edem”, and you might have already seen a few images on my facebook page back then. It was a great day spent in Maria’s amazing home garden in Sanlucar de Barrameda and I had the pleasure to work with such a lovely team. I really miss those guys a bunch and I hope we’ll get the chance to work together again in the future.
Photographing this was a real challenge for me, as I was new to the whole “flamenca fashion culture”, trying to learn on the go what would work best to make the clothing stand out. The models were great and really helpful and Maria was also there, both as a model and designer, to help me out with tips and suggestions on how would the dresses show their best features. Mostly, the main idea I started to work from was to blend the girls and the dresses with the garden (as that specific garden was Maria’s inspiration for the collection). We’ve also taken a couple of movement photos, which I don’t usually do, but they turned out so good in the end.
And after a whole day of shooting, I got the chance to run a bit on the beach. <3
Models: Maria Avila & Paula Avila Perez
Clothing: Maria Avila
MUA: Gloria del Hoyo
Hairstyle: Israel Pavon
Accessories: Arantxa Pazos
Helpful assistant: Andra Oana
And to top my contentment, two images of this photoshoot got published in the local newspaper Correo de Andalucia, alongside with an interview with Maria! <3