LA punks shooted by photographer Robin Black for Test mag.
Check out here also the amazing moodboards made by the photographer as inspiration before the shooting. I’m crushing over them.
To accompany this post I chose one of my fav tracks from the Exploited “Beat the bastrads”. Enjoy
and stay rebel!
Photographer: Robin Black
Stylist: Brett Bailey @ Atelier Management NYC
Models: AJ English @ NEXT, Kerry Krosgrad, Lauren M. Brock
Natasha Roozrokh, Niko Karamyan, SooJoo @ Ford Models
Make Up: Gloria Noto @ The Rex Agency
Hair: John Ruggerio @ Starworks Artists
Copyright TEST 2010
On another note, I want to thank the gorgeous and talented music artist Leigh de Vries for featuring “Wobblinbetty keeps Wobblin’” on her blog! Go and check it out, you will find an amazing inspiration there.
Hello beautiful people!
It’s time to introduce you to one of my favorite creatives: meet Paolo Zerbini, edgy coming up Italian photographer and director based in London. He’s got much to say and the freshness of his work is what excites me the most. In addition to publishing his works in the best alternative fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Vice, Sang Bleu, Vogue Italia, iD, Ward mag, GQ, Volt and Naag, he directs beautiful, underground-chic and sometimes ironic short movies which I adore.
Let’s see what he told me in his awesome interview.
Tell us a bit about you and how did you get into photography.
I was born in Italy and picked up a camera really early….at 17 I went to the States and started shooting around the place like crazy…I went everywhere and shot everyone. I stayed for a year. The deal was done, I was going to be a photographer.
How would you describe your aesthetic in five words?
Light makes my pictures.
B/w vs color. What’s your choice?
When you can have both why choosing?
Your models are young, sexy, edgy guys. How do you choose them? And how do you like them to pose when you are directing the shoots?
When I choose girls I go a lot about the features and try to meet them…personality does a lot for me. When it comes to guys it’s pure instinct that I follow.
I tell all my models not to pose.
Which was the most exciting project you had been working on?
ummm….. I guess that my Vice projects are the most interesting and exciting. Going to Romania for a month with my pal Daniel O’Connor was also an amazing project to carry.
Which is the magazine you would love to shoot for?
You shoot quite a lot of fashion. Are you into fashion and style yourself?
I like interesting people. That is the whole package is not just the fashion….do I go crazy for clothes and just have to have some bits? sometimes.
What do you think style is about?
Identity and being able to change it thru style whenever we want.
if style was a place it would be…
Surely not Ireland.
And if it was a person? Do you have a style icon that you would really love to shoot?
You are originally from Italy, living in London. How does the city and its people inspire you?
Living in London inspires me massively every day of the week. I shoot a lot of street people and I am absolutely taken by them. I love Italy and I carry my heritage very close to me but right now London gives me a shot of espresso every morning that goes beyond Illy.
What is in your ipod?
The soundrack of the Monicelli movies, Bronto Scorpio ( a young german music maker who makes me trip). Electric Flowers, The Vergins, Esser, M. Faithful, lods more of course…and podcasts called “This American Life”
Your last concert?
Godspeed Black Emperor.
Your favourite food?
Pasta when I make it.
What is inspiring to you at the moment and how does the future look?
Rings on men. The future is looking so good I can’t even stare straight at it!!!
Thank you Paolo!