Due to the soft lighting and low res, you can’t see all the skin work but surprisingly, she had great skin and it was very similar to the final - most of the work was modifying lighting and such. Very specific directions from the editor for the most part.
He’s come a long way within just a year. He started shooting seriously just a year and a half ago when I went to teach him retouching in Seattle. Now he’s going places. It’s no wonder, we share a similar work ethic and I know just how much effort and work he puts in!
Plus Size Model Lizzie Miller Gets a Positive Reaction in Glamour
Once the magazine hit news stands, it caused quite a commotion, mostly in a positive direction depicting how average women look like. They were pleased to see a model reflect that image in the magazine.
What are your thoughts?
I think it’s great, good for her and good the audience reading/watching. Warm fuzzy feeling for everyone.
I am sure we’ll be seeing more plus size models in the future. As the world generally gets larger and larger, there will be more of a demand to see them in magazines. After all, what the public wants more of, they get more of, such as the more common addition of celebrities gracing covers of fashion magazines.
It’s always interesting seeing how fashion evolves and what the norm is. It always changes.
Zink is a magazine that’s a personal favorite of mine. I read it often, and I’ve been published in it. I adore Zink. They really produce some of the best fashion spreads that you don’t see anywhere else.
With this recent beach story, I wanted to keep the skin work minimal, understated, yet flawless in a way that no one can see what was done or what flaws were there originally per what IMG (Kristina’s agency) needed. We topped it off with Lara’s beautiful color grading work.
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Photography: Lara Jade (http://www.larajade.co.uk/) Model: Kristina V @ IMG Models Make Up: Deborah Altizio Hair: Cash Lawless Styling: Erin O’Keefe Photography Assistance: Nicole De Waal