VOGUE India Beauty story with Diana Penty

June 23, 2018
Errikos Andreou Shooting Diana Penty for VOGUE India Beauty
Errikos Andreou Shooting Diana Penty for VOGUE India Beauty
Errikos Andreou Shooting Diana Penty for VOGUE India Beauty
Errikos Andreou Shooting Diana Penty for VOGUE India Beauty

This was a fun day at the studio, with a really cool team.

We were shooting a beauty story for Vogue India with the gorgeous Diana Penty. A hair story to be exact and Diana Penty is the perfect girl for a story like this… she’s got really amazing hair!

Vogue India Beauty Editor Nidhi Sharma and Art Director Heidi Volpe had a few elements/trends they wanted to showcase in this story.

When shooting for a beauty story obviously the key element has to be either the hair or the makeup, whatever you do with your lighting or your composition, those elements have to remain clear.

Since the focus on this day was the hair, the makeup was easy.  Makeup artist Sandhya Shekar had to give Diana glowy skin and a touch of mystery with the eyes.

Michel Baltazar was the hair stylist and he showcased the 5 trends, wavy/straight hair, parted hair with embellishments, bun with loose hair, a 70’s inspired blowout style and cornrows.

I especially loved the way Priyanka Parkash styled this story. Each look had a different styling story to tell but she kept a gorgeous autumn-leaf palette of warm browns and khakis throughout keeping the story together.

I chose to light this directly above Diana’s head with a beauty dish and I wanted a very directional sharp-ish light that would light everything beautifully but would also give me a strong directional contrast. I shot from a low angle because I loved how the light fell on Diana’s beautiful face structure making her look almost statuesque.

Beauty Shoot
Aesthetically I love strong contrasts and when conditions are giving me nice clean sharp sunlight the results are almost every time pleasing.
Personal Shoot
To focus on personal work means you break free of the rules that come with the assigned projects. Everyone is free to be a bit risky and creative, think outside the box and pitch in ideas.
GQ India featuring Man of the Year Ayushmann Khurrana
The GQ Actor if the Year award this year went to Ayushmann Khurrana and I had the pleasure of photographing him for this issue. This is my second GQ cover with Ayushmann.

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