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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Amanda Seyfried: Harper's Bazaar Korea

I'm really loving this photo shoot featuring actress Amanda Seyfried for the July 2013 edition of Harper's Bazaar Korea. I could throw a rose to photographer Ahn Jooyoung for taking such soft, striking & beautiful pics. Everything seems to work. It's seamless. The dresses, set, styling and mood all blend effortlessly together. Connectivity! That's the word I'm looking for! I'm far from a pro, but the best photo shoots are when the model & photographer connect with one another. There's a "love affair" between them! There's chemistry! I think that's so important. The stylist and set designer are equally as important to a shoot. There has to be a vision, story, scenario for what is to be the outcome. Just like a puzzle, it's important that all of these pieces come together. If not, you get disconnect. You can always detect disconnect in a photo shoot. The result will be bad, choppy or thrown together pics. Of course, there should be some spontaneity in a shoot (a really good photographer knows how to capture and expand on those moments), but the majority of the shoot should be thought out. Some type of storyboard should be created. Agree? Disagree? Any thoughts? Does anyone have any insights to the pre-planning of a photo shoot? I would love for you to share.
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Project Curve said...

she looks gorgeous!and i love that dress in the 3rd pic!!!

Unknown said...

I agree with you that this is an amazing editorial the pics are breathtaking and you can feel the conection between them Kim.
I must say that I have a soft-spot with this girl since Mamma mia, I found her stunning.
I don't thin I do anything special for a photoshop, naturallity is the best "gun"

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Mica said...

Oh that dress is beautiful in the first two photos!

They are great shots :)

I know very little about what would make a good shoot, but I appreciate and enjoy the end results of a great shoot, haha! :)

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meghan silva said...

You are so right its filled with chemistry , love every shot.

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for sharing, I actually havent seen well the whole shooting and I am so impressed! The editorial is outstanding and she looks so mesmerizing! I agree with you, is seamless and is too expressive, seems there is a special connection between her and the photographer!:) Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

She look so beautiful! Especially the cover shot and on the very first photo. I feel it's a shame they gone a touch too far with retouching, though - she is so gorgeous she really doesn't need it. Thank you for sharing the ed, Kim. xxx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I need the top dress in my life, so gorgeous!! Beautiful photos taken, love them. Hope your week is going well doll :)))

little luxury list said...

She is simply stunning here! I definitely think you can sense when the subject of the shoot is at ease. She looks comfortable and confident here!

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Tina Bradley said...

Gorgeous pics! All the dresses are wonderful, but that red one is my fave!!! Happy Independence Day, Kim! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Carole Poirot said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The third picture is my favourite and I think you are right about the chemistry thing - there really seems to be a connection between her and the camera in these images. Lovely post xo

Ichraq said...

she looks magnificiant! and honestly amanda would look great with jumpers on! she's just so beautiful! :)

LyddieGal said...

I completely agree - the mood and feel works perfectly with the clothes and amanda just looks so stunning and completely at ease.
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Barbara von Enger said...

I'll have the top outfit please. She is quite stunning indeed.

Sam said...

Happy 4th of July Kim! Amanda looks beautiful here. for some reason I find her more appealing in editorials than I do on the red carpet. She photographs really well

ALLIE NYC said...

I work at a magazine and photo shoots are planned out in that there is a concept,the clothes and accessories are decided upon, locations are scouted. Of course there is spontaneity too and a live feed so things can be reworked...and there is what happens in post. : )

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LoveT. said...

Love all the Pictures ,sooo wonderful!

big Hugs <3

jo said...

Happy Fourth of July Kim! I hope you have a wonderful day today! Gorgeous photos! I have never seen any of her movies, yes, shame on me. Haha. What would you recommend?

xo Jo


Coco said...

You are right Kimmy, it's a perfectly working blend! I like the word you used "seamless". I'm also keen on the scenario, which makes the amazing dresses stand out in their beauty!
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The Dragonfruit said...

Whoa, you're right! The connectivity really is what makes these photos leap out of the screen. They're so striking, and I love the mood and style. Amanda has such striking eyes!

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Unknown said...

Amanda Seyfried is so beautiful. She really has come a long way since I first saw her in mean girls. She has such an angelic and timeless look. I totally agree, great pictures are totally influenced by chemistry between the photographer and model. If the model is not comfortable, or the photographer is not connecting right with the model's preferences or personality, things just end up seeming forced. It really is like art in relationship form!!
Great post, Kim!

Unknown said...

she's so beautiful!♥ and I adore the red dress!:)


Unknown said...

Hi Kimmy, she is Very pretty and ALL is sell done!


She's incredibly stunning in these photos. I love the first two. xx/Madison

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

lovely photos for sure She was great in Mamma Mia !! very pretty girl !


MOSAMUSE said...

shes super pretty!


Imogen said...

I love this so much especially the roses and the red lace. I don't see much of Amanda seyfried around (I'm probably just not looking hard enough) so this was really fabulous to see.

Unknown said...

Amanda looks sensational! She has bloomed into quite an "IT" girl and this photo shoot is elegant and sophisticated. The fashion is truly gorgeous!

Hope you had a great 4th doll!


Cee said...

Chemistry is so important between a photographer and model. I witnessed a photoshoot yesterday - I think it was for Vogue China or Korea - at the Palais Royale and you could tell even from twenty feet away that things were not going well; the model looked uncomfortable and continually adjusted her clothes between shots, while the photographer impatiently tapped her foot and glared at passersby {in a very public place, no less!} Sometimes these things just don't work, and then they get published anyway. No so for this shoot, though - I don't think I've ever seen Amanda Seyfried look more beautiful. Happy belated 4th of July, Kim!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pics of her!


Lyosha Varezhkina said...

she's perfectly inspiring!

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Nails My Dreams said...

Oh wow! Those dresses look gorgeous on her! I really love that white flappy dress thingy. lol.

Lorena said...

WOW KIM, that first dress is just spectacular... i can imagine wearing it... and having nowhere to go :/

Tales of Whimsy said...

I love it all. Well except for the first one. From a distance, I thought it was blood.

I think I hang out with too many paranormal book lovers. LOL

Great post. AS is great actress.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Stunning pics <3 She looks gorgeous indeed!!!


April said...

S he is beautiful...I always love her....awesome pics

Jessica said...

i agree omg she looks amazing!!

Margarita Bloom said...

Love Amanda! These are just amazing photos...I totes agree about having connectivity. I always love checking our your posts...I never seem to have enough time to devote to my blog and really bring it alive. *pout*

Unknown said...

Beautiful editorial!!!
She looks great!



Vett Vandiver said...

she is soooo gorgeous! I've loved her since Mean Girls haha!

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