15 Jul 2010

Qlix Magazine - Photo Of The Week

Daniel Muhindi for NEO2
Photographer: Daniel Muhindi


Bio:
b. 1987 in London, Daniel Muhindi is a gifted young talent with a huge drive who is beginning to make an impact on the London creative scene and establish himself as one of the new crop of fashion photographers. Self taught, Daniel has worked on his photography for years and now operates from his Studio in central London. He recently shot for Reebok, who were extremely happy with the photos he delivered for the London launch of Vice Style. His portfolio shows off a signature high-end aesthetic that he is able to adapt to client briefs, from high fashion editorials to sportswear advertising. Daniel is now in the process of gaining agency representation. With a strong portfolio, a solid work ethic, Daniel Muhindi is destined for success.

What was your inspiration behind this particular photograph?

Coco, (model) & the way Ali (hair & makeup) and Ella (stylist) styled her. The styling is spot on.. I really liked the Henriette Lofstrom shoulder piece. You can see how it’s influenced the way I positioned my model, very angular.. like the shapes on the shoulder-piece. The clothes are important in fashion photography but unless you have some kind of connection or rapport with the model when you shoot, you’ll be lucky to come away with anything exciting. When you’re working with a great team who know what they’re doing, they create a character for you to photograph. It’s exciting seeing a model with great makeup in amazing clothes. It’s inspiring.. When the rapport with the model is there, you get back to your studio and look through the shoot and it’s hard to chose a final image.

13 Jul 2010

Reebok for Vice Style Launch

I shot 8 portraits that were printed huge to decorate the London launch of Vice Style. here are some of the displayed photos..

REEBOK x VICE STYLE - DANIEL MUHINDI

REEBOK x VICE STYLE - DANIEL MUHINDI

REEBOK x VICE STYLE - DANIEL MUHINDI

REEBOK x VICE STYLE - DANIEL MUHINDI

REEBOK x VICE STYLE - DANIEL MUHINDI

PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIEL MUHINDI
STYLING: SAM VOULTERS
HAIR: HIROSHI MATSUSHITA
MAKE-UP: XABIER CELAYA

"As the extension of its style magazine, Vice, the site will be aimed at the youth generation and aims to capitalise on Vice's six million monthly users.
Vicestyle.com will feature global fashion shoots, news and features from 30 countries, and aims to be a global youth fashion hub for an international perspective on the next generation of fashion."

"We couldn't tell you where the Vice Style party was yesterday, but you were probably there anyway. The tabloids liked Amy Winehouse, Klaxons, Miquita Oliver, Pixie Geldof, but our photogaphers preferred taking pictures of the hot people on the swing. Thanks to Reebok, Sailor Jerry, Kopparberg Cider, Wyborowa vodka, and Peroni Nastro Azzurro, lovely stuff. Oh, and the bands and DJs were great too: Matthew Stone, Big Pink, Koudlam, Wild Palms, The Flats and The Lovely Jonjo - thanks guys. Actually extra special thanks to Matthew. PS If you lost your wallet and your surname begins with 'V' then email here." quoted from vicestyle.com

Vice Style Feature: REEBOK ARE MORE THAN CLASSIC


Photographed by Daniel Muhindi
http://danielmuhindi.blogspot.com

Blow Presents.. for Ribbed Magazine

"Blow is one of Ribbed’s favourite fashion PR companies. Looking after the likes of Charlie Le Mindu, Gemma Slack, Iris Van Herpen, Piers Atkinson and a shed load of other unique and talented emerging talent - they never surpass to implore us with their habitual tasteful eyes. Here be a wonderful shoot by dear photographer (yet another talent) Daniel Muhindi on a selection of Blow Presents designers.."
quoted from:Ribbed Magazine Supplement

Photography: Daniel Muhindi
Styling: Ella Dror
Hair & Makeup: Ali Isaac
Asst. Photographer: Manuel Valcarce


Dress by Iris van Herpen and cuffs by Charlie le Mindu


Crown by Craig Lawrence, top by Varun Sardana,
trousers by Gemma Slack and shoes by Iris van Herpen.
Set by Jessica Bernard for Keko Hainswheeler.


Neckpiece by Dean Sidaway, shirt by Komakino, shorts by Gemma Slack and shoes by Komakino for Dr.Martens


Crown by Craig Lawrence


Shoulder piece by Henriette Lofstrom, bodysuit by Hasan Hejazi, trousers by Irina Shaposhnikova and shoes by Rob Goodwin


Recent Editorial Work

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Photography: Daniel Muhindi
Makeup: Kentaro Kondo
Model: Katerina Smutok @ Premier
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Photography: Daniel Muhindi
Styling: Sabrina Bangladesh
Hair: Atsushi Ninomiya
Makeup: Junko Fujita
Models: George @ Select, Daria Oz


FIORELLI

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FIORELLI
Fiorelli is the leading accessory brand in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Photography & Art Direction: Daniel Muhindi
Model: Lynsey Wright
Makeup: Lucy Bridge


DE ZWARTE EN BLANKE MEISJES

Here's the draft of an advertising/campaign idea I put together after being inspired by Maikke Mekking's great monochrome bodysuit.MAIKKE_DRAFT


"DE ZWARTE EN BLANKE MEISJES"

Photography & Art Direction: Daniel Muhindi

Hair: Atsushi Ninomiya

Makeup: Junko Fujita

Model: Daria


Weronika @ STORM

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Photography & Styling: Daniel Muhindi
Makeup: Junko Fujita
Assitance: Marit Berning


Blow Presents.. for NEO2

I shot a selection of the Blow Presents designers for NEO2 Magazine. Blow Presents is the division of Blow PR that looks after young start ups, graduates and emerging talents. Designers featured in the shoot include: Henriette Lofstrom, Iris Van Herpen, Craig Lawrence, Keko Hainswheeler, Komakino & Gemma Slack.

Daniel Muhindi for NEO2

Daniel Muhindi for NEO2

Daniel Muhindi for NEO2

Daniel Muhindi for NEO2

Daniel Muhindi for NEO2

photography: Daniel Muhindi
styling: Ella Dror
models: Aaron Frew @ Bookings, Coco @ Profile
hair & make-up: Ali Isaacs
photographer's assistant: Manuel Valcarce

Special thanks to Ren Rox.

Behind the Scenes!