A week before our Dolce & Gabbana editorial shoot I had the pleasure of working with Simon, Linda and Daren, on an exciting magazine feature (coming soon) in Palm Beach. By the time we regrouped a week later, this time in Picton, an hour outside of Sydney, we were all in sync and excited to see what we could create together once more.
To add to the friendly and warm atmosphere, I bought a few disposable film cameras and handed them to people on set to shoot whatever they wanted. Each photo you see here is from the perspective of a different crew member, and I really have no idea who shot what. Unfortunately the only film cameras left were underwater cameras, so the end results are a little foggier than normal film, but I kind of love the rawness of it as the shoot itself was so polished, especially with Simon shooting it.
I’m used to asking clients what content is under embargo until the release date – usually it’s the looks we’re shooting, the beauty looks created or even the publication we’re shooting for all together. Bottom line: usually you can’t share anything at all. Seeing as this was an entire GP production, I was thrilled to be able to control the set on my own terms, and by terms I mean – it’s an open set; Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, post as much as you like.
The entire creative team has been counting down the days until we could release this content. Looking back, as much as I love the final edits, I truly love our film shots because I feel it captured the easy going, candid and fun moments we shared on set. If you’ve ever tried making a parachute look chic, you’d know it’s a lot funnier than you would think.
And after all, this shoot was created to celebrate Dolce Rosa Excelsa, which celebrates love and the relationships you share with each other. This seemed too perfect not to create.
Photographer: Simon Upton @ The Artist Group
Photo Assistant 1: Mitch Hay
Photo Assistant 2: Alex Tracey
Digi: Diego Lorenzo
Creative and Art Direction: Nicole Warne
Model: Guerrino Santulliana @ IMG Models
Styling: Gemma Keil
Make-up: Linda Jefferyes @ The Artist Group
Hair: Daren Borthwik @ The Artist Group
Florist: Sean Cook @ Mr Cook
Florist Assistant: Dana Rabinovits
Producer: Lauren Bacigalupo