I had the absolutely pleasure of shooting on location with fashion photographer Tina Chang and model Mitch Baker at The Pavilion Downtown Dubai a few weeks ago. I enjoy working with Tina and really admire her lighting techniques and shooting style. I never thought I’d be interested in fashion photography, I don’t know too much about designers and brands, you’d never see me flipping through Vogue either. However, this production has been vastly different from what I normally do and the stories I usually cover so it’s been quite the breath of fresh air.
It was difficult to figure out this edit, I went through various sequences and cuts until I figured out what felt right. I initially tried to capture Tina and Mitch’s friendship whilst working on location – however that didn’t translate to video too much so I had to play and experiment with different angles of telling the story. Hope you like it!
Abu Dhabi had some serious Formula 1 fever this November. Abu Dhabi was the final destination in the Formula 1 Grand Prix and it was also the deciding race. In the run-up to the event, M Magazine’s fashion photographer Tina Chang and fashion director Katie Trotter brainstormed on how to produce an F1 Fashion shoot without the sexy femme sprawling herself on generic cars. Deepthi Unnikrishnan, our other multimedia producer, and I spent the day in the Yas Hotel and on the Yas Marina Track filming everything that went into this fashion shoot. The whole team, especially Tina Chang were SO much fun to work with. They are such a great team and feed and play off each other’s ideas so well. The model, Bronx, looked absolutely stunning. The stark contrast of the model’s red outfits were brilliant, we really had to pace ourselves with shooting her, just because she looked so great. I also got to drive my car on the track, probably the first and last time that will ever happen.