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Fashion Media and Commercial

Men’s Fashion Photoshoot Downtown Budapest

On a Lovely October afternoon, we set out to shoot the auntum/winter collection of Loft Outlet. It is my long time favourite Italian style men’s fashion store in Budapest, Hungary. The location was Szabadság tér and a very cool interior design store called Point One. The models and stylists were – as always – the good people from Loft. So, let us do a fashion photoshoot downtown!

Loft is great in suits too, but what I really like is their selection of semi-casual fashion. Pieces of clothing that are elegant, but still very wearable and confortable. If you’re used to wearing jeans and t-shirts, it is just a tiny step to pick up a shirt and a coat, but it makes a world of a difference. This is what I believe in, and this is where they come in. When I need to freshen up or want to add a special something to my wardrobe.

If you want to buy something useful, then choose a piece that will complement your existing wardrobe, and build your collection this way.

Gergely Kun @LoftOutlet (paraphrasing/translating)

Some tech stuff ..

There were a few very cool moments during this shoot. One was at a staircase. It has a lovely grey texture where I set up all three of my models. I could’ve shot these in color as well, but somehow that curved wall called for black and white. I put my smaller, 72cm octabox on the first floor beaming down on the models.

Another was when I used my 14mm super-wide to capture one of my models. I went really low for this bug’s eye perspective. Using the extreeme distortion of the lens I managed to make the model taller than the buildings. The very buildings that had excellent lines and created a natural border for this central composition. This became one of my most iconic fashion images.

Gear used

  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon 105mm f2.8 Macro
  • Nikon 85mm f1.8
  • Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
  • Samyang 14mm f2.8
  • Jinbei 600W mobile strobe
  • Octaboxes: 72cm + 150cm

While this shoot was in 2018, there may a few pieces left of these awsome pieces that you can pick up at crazy low prices, or check out the new collections if you want something up to date!

If you are a fashion designer, a clothing company or a store wanting to sell more and more fabulous items, you may need a fashion photographer! If so, contact me!

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Music

Airport Photoshoot

The search for the best location continued! Then we found the solution: A band photoshoot at an airport!

When Ozone Mama signed its first record deal with an American record label Ripple Music and a lot of summer touring was to come, so it was fitting to add some airplanes to the images. We visited the airpark near Liszt Ferenc Internation Airport of Budapest, because this was our best option. Guys were funny and easy to work with, as a result, we got excellent images . It was awsome to shoot a vintage rock band between vintage airplanes, so now you get to see the results!

Enjoy the pictures! If you want something for your band, just contact us for details!

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Fashion Media and Commercial Photo stories

Hotel Mystery Fashion Editorial

What? You mean there is a hotel in that building? Okay, the front is nicely remodeled, yeah, there are new windows now that you mention it, but … WOW! – I entered in Mystery Hotel Budapest with a few professionals just a few days before the official opening, so that I can get a glimpse of the place I’m going to shoot the spring portfolio of Loft Outlet in 2019. I know this might be a pun, and it is not intended, but the interior designers really made magic. The whole place is just awsome!

The place had a troubled history and without going into details, it was always connected with superstition, so it was a no brainer to turn its haunted history into an advantage. Rooms are themed, so whichever one you book, you’re sure to be surprised. Colors, wall arts and furniture are all carefully picked and restored or created in a unique style that will be talking about it for a long time.

This stylish interior gave a great base of operation for our photoshoot. The wild colors and patterns of the walls complemented the Italian design clothes the models were wearing.

We had a car, a Maserati Ghibli from the good people of Wallis. We also had a cinematographer recording out photoshoot!

Some tech stuff ..

The hotel opened its gate about a month before the shoot, and I had the privilage to see it before. It was an invaluable experience, because I already had an idea where I’d want to take pictures on the live photoshoot. I had a glimpse of the lighting conditions, but I knew I’d need my trusty 600W mobile studio strobe for this work.

This was the first shoot since I moved from Nikon to Sony. I bought minimal gear to speed up the shooting process. An ultrawide and a short telephoto was all that I needed to capture these images.

Gear used

  • Sony A7iii
  • Sony-Zeiss 16-35mm f4
  • Sony 85mm f1.8
  • Jinbei 600W mobile strobe
  • Octaboxes: 72cm + 150cm

And now, feel free to browse through the images!

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Music

Sandmine Photoshoot

There was a great photoshoot in a Bauxite mine in Hungary with the band Ozone Mama. We intentionally travelled a few hours to get a piece of alien landscape. I had some technical issues, but the images turned out to be fine.

Not only fine! They were even used to present the band in the most prestigious Hungarian rock/metal magazine, Hammerworld. And one of these images were used on the inset of the Ozone Mama CD/LP Cosmos Calling that became not only my personal favourite album of the year, but won the best rock/metal album of the year award at the most prestigious music gala in Hungary Fonogram.

I haven’t posted any images yet, so I’ll do it now!

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First Page Media and Commercial Music

Red Swamp Band Photoshoot

Red Swamp in an awsome modern sludge/stoner metal band with a twisted kind of humour. Just the way I like it. I already shot a story for them a few years ago, so they comissioned me to shoot their band media pictures.

Red Swamp stoner metal band photo shoot

I bought them to one of my favourite places, the empty factory. They were very fun to work with and we had a kickass time together doing numerous locations and poses. They chose three very different concepts that provided immensly discrete looks.

Red Swamp stoner metal band photo shoot

Check them out at: https://redswampband.com

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First Page Media and Commercial Music

Band promo shoot in Szentendre

I love to shoot emerging talents, especially power trios that kick ass! These guys may be young, but the energy and technical perfection they present cease to amaze me every time I see them perform.

I was at a beer festival or something in Szentendre, my home town. Just strolling with my family, trying to avoid crowds and keep my sanity. Let’s say I’m socially challenged when it comes to big public events. I get panic attacks when I have nothing important to do. This is why it was amazing when I just stopped and listened.

NB Trio Band Photography Szentendre
NB Trio Band Photography Szentendre

As I wrote above, I love power trios. From Hendrix to Kamchatka, from S.R.V. to Cream, from Motörhead to The Police, .. want me to go on? Anyway, they were playing something Hendrix like, but a bit more complex. Like Sons of Morpheus (another power trio, this time from Switzerland .. gotta remember putting their photos on this website). I just stood there and listened, and somehow remembered their names. N.B. Trio.

What d’ya know? A few months later I was comissioned to shoot their band pictures for media purposes. Of course, we choose some cool places in Szentendre. If you’re from around, you’ll probably recognize at least two locations.

NB Trio Band Photography Szentendre
NB Trio Band Photography Szentendre

Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/nbtrio/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa3MkcFE8Mb7I36zKsuGWaw