Thursday, 30 December 2010

Patricia Munster's Fashion & Art - interview

Patricia Munster's relationship to both fashion and photography is special and her work reflects that, whether her subject is on the catwalk, backstage or on stage. Now she's got a blog of her own: IsFashionArt. Comes from Holland, lives in Athens and is currently one of the dearest behind-the-scenes faces in town. Meet Patricia, in her own words and shots:
"Photography is a hobby since I was a little child. During highschool I developed my own photos already. I worked at a clothing store at Saturdays and school holidays to support this hobby. At 22 I graduated from fashion management and worked in the fashion industry as merchandise manager, enjoying my hobby photography. Three years ago I decided to make my hobby, my profession".
Why do you feel that something as commercial nowadays as fashion, is art?
Art is an expression of creativity to generate aesthetic pleasure, in any kind of form. So fashion can be. But who are the real artists in the fashion world is an interesting quest.
As a fashion photographer, how did the fashion blogging boom influence your work?
There are many blogs that inspire me to take better photos. But also opportunities to expose my work world wide.
Why have you started a blog of your own?
I love to photograph and share my photos. But also to do something more than just photographing, to be able to comment. I am still in the beginning and exploring the possibilities of my blog.

Special moments captured by your lens?
I loved to photograph Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane von Furstenberg, George Michael and Beyoncé when they were in Athens. A special moment for my 'Dutch' lens was photographing Pieter van Hoogenband and Inge de Bruijn, two Dutch swimmers, winning each of them a golden medal in Athens during the Olympics. But most special moments captured by my lens are with friends.
How's the fashion photography profession in Greece vs other countries you've worked in?
In every country there are opportunities and challenges. Only in Greece the price you get for publishing your photo in a magazine is very low. Not to mention assignments... I do not like the attitude of some people here that think they can get photos for free and it doesn't cost you anything! And I hate when they copy my photos without even mentioning it!

Favorite Greek designer shows?
To select my favorite Greek designer show is difficult. So many shows I have captured and each one is unique in its own way. I enjoyed photographing the fashion weeks at Zappeio in the center of Athens, it had a more sophisticated ambiance than at Ethniki Asfalistiki or at Technopolis.
But the lighting is most important for me when capturing a show so the piece of art gets written well by my camera!

Give a warm welcome and check out what Patricia has been up to lately, here:
Browse Patricia's work archives, here:

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

This shoot had to be included

Realised it quite late, nevertheless this shoot had be included in 2010's index of mine. Here's a summer memory, before this year comes to an end. Ino Mei for Epifanios S/S 10. Photos by Ilias Tsepas.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Croisette 74 - the video

Croisette 74 vintage from Minas Minatsis on Vimeo.
Video by Michalis Kloukinas.

Here are some making of shots as captured by my camera, starting with 'man in make-up', closing with 'touch-ups make the difference'.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Christmas gift for DElight

written, directed and edited by THEO PRODROMIDIS
styling DELIGHT
all clothes from DELIGHT F/W 2010-2011

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas ready

After eating lots of this...
...and hanging quite a few of these...
...the Christmas tree is finally ready, right on time!
xmas tree 2011
Merry, sweet Christmas to all.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Xmas shopping online

Greek eshops are on fire these days. Setting the prices on fire might be more accurate. Here are three spots I most recently visited, with amazing discounts and great variety:
Clothes and gift ideas, literally for all. Topped up with a recipe for Christmas sweets.
Stocks Greek designerwear and even though its Christmas bazaar just ended, the sales section is going strong.
Greek eshop, mostly filled with international, hand-picked brands, currently on a Christmas -50% off mode.

*Two days to Christmas.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Red is growing on me

It started off as a pink year and I think it's gonna end in red . Fabric shred necklace by Stripes'n'Buttons. If you are still gift hunting, click over, she's got some interesting stuff on display.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Just the pair I was looking for

Went to a private bazaar the other day and scored a very pretty pair of earrings by Los Angelinos. I've been looking for quite a while for an interesting black pair but they all seemed too dark/heavy/busy. It must be the little pearls and light fabric on this one that do it so nicely. Otherwise, I was meant to be Christmas shopping for others. Why can't it be simple for once?! Three days to Christmas.

also on the xmas tree

I always place a lucky charm on the tree and this year's is special since it was offered with love and good vibes. Ornament made by Strigles. Four days to Christmas.

Georgina Skalidi's clutch, mine

Told you this one was coming. Quite confident you are all ignoring the snow boots and possibly a curtain I'm wearing because this new baby of mine is such a show stopper. Handmade, leather, limited number, with or without a leash, perfectly fitting the pelvis and all my essentials. Presenting you my new clutch by Georgina Skalidi.

Monday, 20 December 2010

on the xmas tree

Fact: oldskool glass ornaments reflect light like no other. Diamond effect is a bonus. Fashionably (very) late, I started dressing my Christmas tree for the occassion. If I go on like this, it's gonna sparkle enough to be visible from a satellite. It's still pink. How's yours?

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Shiny new pumps

My sister challenged me to walk on these and it turns out they are too sweet to let go. Happy she decided to stock them at Orsalia store (Florida Mall, Glyfada) and I get a pair for Christmas!