"I want to go on adventures, I think." for Fantastics Magazine

What started off as a Pinterest find of vintage scientific illustrations grew into a Wes Anderson/retro/travel story with the dreamiest of dream teams. Set stylist Jordan Patterson curated such a fun set of props from her own finds and Jack Wucher's weird/awesome thrift store collections. This was my first shoot with the lovely ladies of The Spin Style Agency and we've already got more things in the works! 

model - katie with factor | styling - chanler phelps & kelly martin | set styling - jordan patterson | hair & makeup - claudia mejerle & jessie lycan | photo assisting - jack wucher | produced by darcie adler & the spin style agency | shot at big studio

PS: If you haven't checked out my Tumblr before (probably because it's still new), you might find some outtakes from this shoot over there!

 
 
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VOL by Julie Thomas Lookbook

One of my favorite projects this year is the lookbook I shot for Julie Thomas's senior collection. She's an amazingly funny and wickedly talented designer whose work ethic and skills are now blessing the design team at Anna Sui. She teamed up with fellow SCAD alumni Kendall Henderson for her branding and art direction to put together the full package for the collection, and I was beyond thrilled to be asked to execute the vision they had. We drove out into the middle of nowhere to a 200-year-old church where our poor models sweated into body suits and wool garments. This will probably also be the only time I stand on top of a church pulpit.

See the full digital lookbook and printed book here (with stunning gifs by Samuel Laubscher)

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Hey, Kitty

Since graduation I've been trying to catch up on sleep in between running around and losing more of it. And I turned 22, which I believe puts me officially into the category of "Young Adult." I've taken a couple of trips with family and friends that I can't wait to show you some photos of, but first here's a fashion shoot that I've kept hidden for a little while.

Melanie here is an absolutely phenomenal model who happens to be a very good friend of a very good friend. When she came to visit Atlanta she helped make an off-the-cuff shoot into one of my favorites. She also got to join in on some Buckhead mayhem and other SCAD fun. 

Like what you see? Get in touch with me to work together on look books, portfolio building, editorials, etc!

Melanie B with OMG and Stephen Archer assisting

  

Melanie Blankenship, OMG Model Management, Atlanta, Georgia, Fashion, Beauty
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Melanie Blankenship, Fashion, OMG Model Management, Atlanta, Georgia, models, blonde, beauty, accessories, Brittany Wages, photography
 Melanie Blankenship, Fashion, OMG Model Management, Atlanta, Georgia, models, blonde, beauty, accessories, Brittany Wages, photography

 Melanie Blankenship, Fashion, OMG Model Management, Atlanta, Georgia, models, blonde, beauty, accessories, Brittany Wages, photography

Model Test: Savannah

Hey stranger! As usual, I've been busy and thus slacking on blogging (trying to finish a degree takes up more time than I expected). I know I promised 6 blog posts from our Factor test shoot, so here's the last girl, Savannah. She's got such an awesome face and we made some of my favorite images of the day together. She's even wearing some of my clothes! Enjoy these and check back in a few days for some new portraits I've been working on. 

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Model Test: Elizabeth

Here's the next to last girl from the Factor test shoot, Elizabeth. I've raved about all the girls, but they really were just that great. She's a dancer and was awesome at keeping her face flawless even in the middle of jumping and spinning for Stephen's shots. And those freckles and blue eyes? Amazing. Hopefully you'll be seeing her on here again. 

Stylist: Shreya Sen, Hair/MUA: Anya Mathis, Assistant: Brejon Wylie

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Model Test: Kylie

Here's another lovely girl from Factor Atlanta, Kylie, who we started the shoot with bright and early. She rides horses, so I thought she was awesome even before seeing her in front of a camera, and I think that same poise and confidence is evident in her photos. And her green eyes are absolutely killer. 

Lookin' like a Burberry campaign for Stephen

Lookin' like a Burberry campaign for Stephen

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Model Test: Jyanni

Here's the third girl from our Factor Test, Jyanni. She's got an awesome face and a cool, laidback attitude that made her a breeze to work with. I did some experimenting with different lighting set ups for her since she was early in the morning. She was also the first girl that I used the natural light/chalkboard wall set for, and I fell in love with the way she looks on it. So check out the photos!

Anya working her magic at Big Studio for one of Stephen's looks

Anya working her magic at Big Studio for one of Stephen's looks

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Model Test: Lindsey

I'm trying to stay focused on blogging but I get distracted so easily. So this is yesterday's post, with another gorgeous face from Factor Models. This is Lindsey and she belongs in a toothpaste commercial because she's got a ridiculous smile. She had such an awesome attitude and I loved finishing out our huge shoot day with her. 

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