Passion for Fashion Photography with Jon Robert

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Photographer: Jon Robert @jonrobertphotography

“I just felt it was the path I needed to go down as it was my true passion.”  For Jon Robert, fashion photography was that path. Jon knew that he wanted more, not just for himself, but also for his family.  As a hardworking father of 2 kids, it was important for him to create the freedom to turn his true passion into a successful business.

Photographer: Jon Robert @jonrobertphotography Model: Liv Gray@livgrayx

 

Photographer: Jon Robert @jonrobertphotography Model: Kirsty Ryan(@modelkirstyryan)

Jon is fortunate to live in the beautiful coastal town of Ayr in the UK. Located just southwest of Scotland, Ayr is filled with beautiful scenery that would be a delight for any photographer. Jon is able to use his surroundings to create astounding images for  his clients and fashion models.

Photographer:Jon Robert @jonrobertphotography Model: Rachel Rice(@rachelricee)

“I like to think through my photography,” Jon shares, “I manage to bring out the true emotion of the person I am working with.” Jon is able to capture this emotion because he genuinely takes the time to learn about who he is photographing. “I get to know things about them and try and create the type of image that if someone asked them to describe themselves in one way, they could go to one of my images and show them and words wouldn’t have to be used,” Jon explained.  

Photographer: Jon Robert @jonrobertphotography Model: Tori Rose @torirosefitness

Bringing out the confidence in others is what Jon does best. He does this by creating a fun and comfortable environment. When you are on set with Jon, you can expect lots of music and lots of laughter. Jon admits that he sometimes forgets that he is doing a job. That seems to be what happens when you are doing what you truly love. His models and clients respond positively to his energy and they are always happy with the results.  

Photographer: Jon Robert @jonrobertphotography Model: Amber Lilly @amberlillymodel

“I have always gone into things with a positive attitude,” Jon says, “There are a lot of people in this world who will try knock you down when you are doing something you love or are being successful with. Just surround yourself with people who have the same passion and fire as you and never restrict yourself with anything.”

Be sure to follow Jon on IG and FB @jonrobertphotography. His website is coming soon at www.jonrobert.co.uk.

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

#FindTheMessage in the Art of Kelly Hooper

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Open for Interpretation by Kelly Hooper  Source: Instagram @warriorkellygreen

 

Creativity can be healing. This is something that collage artist, Kelly Hooper, knows very well. After a suicide attempt, Kelly discovered that creating collage art aided in her recovery. She found a way to redirect her energy in a productive way. Her productivity has manufactured beautiful artwork that carries meaningful messages.

 

Black White Red All Over by Kelly Hooper Source: Instagram @warriorkellygreen

 

“A lot of my collages almost seem to fall together,” she shares, “The messages just seem to find me and ‘ask’ to be put together.”  Kelly hopes that those who view her work can relate to her message. She understands that everyone may not connect to her creations, but her mission is to reach the ones that can.

 

Fend for Yourself by Kelly Hooper, Source: Instagram @warriorkellygreen

 

The Perfect Breakdown by Kelly Hooper, Source: Instagram @warriorkellygreen

 

Kelly encourages everyone to give collage art a try.   It is a forgiving medium and  inexpensive to get started. Anything, including old magazines and old books, makes for great material. Beautiful art can be created when one is bold enough to use their imagination.

 

Age of Aquarius by Kelly Hooper,  Source: Instagram @warriorkellygreen

 

Kelly is also a talented photographer and a writer of poetry. It is not uncommon for her poetry to show up in her collage art. To see more of her amazing work, follow her on IG @WarriorKellyGreen.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Robert Campbell: Scottish Fashion Photographer on the Rise

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Model: Angela Wcislo, Hmua Model Photographer & Retoucher: Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell is a Scottish photographer who expresses his creativity through fashion photography. As a child, Robert always displayed artistic talent while growing up in a mining village in the Southwest of Scotland.  

Robert Campbell, Fashion Photographer

However, it was on his 47th birthday that photography became his artistic medium of choice. “I like the diversity of the medium which allows me to undertake all different types of genres with fashion being one of these,” Campbell shares, “ I came to photography late and soon realized it was my passion with the last 3 years of my life being devoted to it.”

Model: Miguel Martin, Hmua Model Photographer & Retoucher: Robert Campbell

On his 47th birthday, Campbell’s friend was selling his DSLR camera and his wife generously got it for him under one condition: that he learned how to use it and didn’t give up. “From that moment on there was no looking back,” Campbell said. He did everything he could from watching online video tutorials to just going out and shooting to learn the difference in lighting, depth, and composition.

His hard work and dedication paid off. Over the past three years, Robert’s popularity has grown and he has earned a reputation as one of Scotland’s rising stars in fashion photography.

Model: Chloe Bella Armstrong, Hmua Model Photographer & Retoucher: Robert Campbell

Campbell says that fashion photography allowed him to follow his passion. His work not only showcases the model and the clothes, but also the city which gives his photos depth.

“I enjoy photography because it has given me a chance to look at the world around me with fresh eyes every single day. It has allowed me to capture a moment that will last forever, that tells a story and brings out emotion in me and others,” Campbell expressed.

Mode:l Ziggy Model, HMUA Model Photographer: Robert Campbell

Campbell is always working to improve his craft. In his line of work, he understands that what one person perceives as beautiful, another may not. He sees it as his job to do more than capture clothes. Campbell’s goal is to capture character and ensure that you see positivity in every photograph.

To see more of his work, follow him on FB or on IG @rob_campbell_01 .

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Color Me Confident: Fashion Illustrations by Eva Duplan

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page
eva-duplan-purple

Fashion Illustration by Eva Duplan. Artwork provided courtesy of Eva Duplan.

All bodies are beautiful and should be drawn!” These are the words of fashion illustrator and body positivity activist, Eva Duplan.  Eva uses her artistic talents to show that curvy women can be captivating in couture style.  Slowly but surely, the fashion world is realizing that every body type deserves to be styled. Eva uses her illustrations as a way to promote body positivity and to remind us that confidence is always your best accessory.

“The exponential growth of the body positive movement has helped me a lot with coming to terms with loving myself as I am. I’m a plus size woman as well, and I feel compelled to draw in a way that’s a reflection of myself and hopefully of others like me,” Eva shares.  As the plus size industry gains momentum, Eva’s artwork is bound to reach a broader audience. She has cleverly positioned herself as a style influencer and agent of change.

eva-duplan-wonder-woman

Fashion Illustration by Eva Duplan. Artwork provided courtesy of Eva Duplan.

The talent for drawing comes naturally for Eva as she has been drawing since childhood. However, her passion for fashion illustration was realized during her time in college. She knew that was her career path and she was bold enough to take it.  Currently, she is working on updating her portfolio as she aspires to one day work with major brands like Torrid and Plus Model Magazine.  With her depth of talent, it should not be long before these brands and others are knocking on her door. However, Eva humbly admits that she still has some growing to do as a fashion illustrator. Her ability to admit this is the mark of a mature artist. As we know, great artists are always looking for ways to improve and progress.

Eva draws inspiration from fashion labels such as Alexander McQueen, plus sized models like Tess Holliday, and fashion blogs including The Curvy Fashionista. Whether it is with Photoshop or water colors, Eva manages to use what inspires her to create images that inspire others.

Before this day ends, click here to check out Eva’s artwork and follow her on IG @evaduplanart.  Thank me later.

Written by Robyn Alright for
rockymae.com

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Luxurious La Belle Femme

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

fullsizerender

The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, once stated that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” This statement is definitely true for Angel Cornelius, the founder & CEO of La Belle Femme Products. After failing to find natural products to use for her beauty regimen, Angel turned to her greatest resource, herself. She experimented with pure and simple ingredients to create her own skin and hair moisturizers. After perfecting her formula, she shared her creations with family and friends. It did not take long for her products to take off. And just like that, out of necessity, La Belle Femme was born.

La Belle Femme’s products are undoubtedly amazing. So amazing that Angel’s work attracted the attention of ESSENCE, a premiere fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine. One of her bestselling products, the Pomegranate Kiss Body Butter, was featured in ESSENCE’s March BeautyBox.  Collaborating with this major brand caused her customer base to expand both nationally and internationally within a matter of months.

fullsizerender1It is easy to see why her company has grown so rapidly.  La Belle Femme’s provides all-natural, high quality beauty products for women who are cognizant of the chemicals we absorb through our skin. “Your skin in the largest organ in your body,” says Angel, “It’s also like a sponge in that it absorbs. So when given a choice, try to use natural products. Not all chemicals are bad, but I simply don’t think you need to be a chemist to understand what you put on your skin or hair.” Amen to that.

So, do your skin a favor and try La Belle Femme’s Pomegranate Kiss Body Butter. The texture of this moisturizer is so rich and velvety.  It is absorbed easily and leaves the skin with a smooth finish and noticeable glow. In addition to this, the aroma is simply divine.  Somehow, Angel figured out a way to infuse this moisturizer with the fragrance of heaven!

You should also treat yourself to the Organic Honey and Oatmeal Facial Bar. It is the perfect facial bar because it moisturizes and exfoliates. Ingredients include unfiltered Texas honey and organic whole oats. While it was initially created as a facial bar, many customers use it for their entire body and you can too.

img_0330

Remember, Angel did not intend to start a business. She simply wanted a solution to her problem. This solution turned a former healthcare administrator (who is over 50 years young) into a “self-taught beautypreneur.” Her amazing story proves that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.

To learn more about La Belle Femme, visit www.LBFproducts.com and follow on Instagram @LBF_Products.

Robyn Alright for
RockyMae.com

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

SOBARE: Flexible Style for the Woman on the Go

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page

Business meetings. Yoga class. Dinner with friends. Welcome to the lifestyle of the modern woman! With such active schedules,  it can be difficult to transition your look during a day of diverse events.  The solution: SOBARE. SOBARE is a boutique providing a variety of fashion forward activewear for casual and effortless style. In addition to chic athleisure wear, Sobare offers a wide range of apparel and accessories including lingerie, swimwear and beauty products.

mala sleeveless

Mala Sleeveless available at www.sobare.com Photo courtesy of SOBARE.

Krystal Luna, the founder of SOBARE, created a concept that allows you to take your style through an active day that can include a personal and  professional events. “ The clothes I offer are interchangeable and wearable throughout the day. You can wear a body-con athleisure dress to a lunch meeting or a color-blocking top for dinner out with the family ” says, Krystal. The flexibility of the SOBARE brand is what makes it so appealing. One could easily throw a blazer over an athleisure top to get a look that is boardroom ready and easily convertible.  It is an answered prayer for the woman on the go who is seeking to attain work-life balance.

sobare bodycon dress

Muse Dress available at www.sobare.com. Photo courtesy of SOBARE.

It is this balance that Krystal achieves and wants to share with others. As an entrepreneur in a competitive industry, Krystal acknowledges that prioritization and hard work are necessary elements for success. Equally important is the mentality  to maintain your personal health and family life while building professional relationships. SOBARE provides a way to look great naturally while balancing a busy life.

hear me roar

Hear Me Roar available at www.sobare.com. Photo courtesy of SOBARE.

SOBARE is expanding rapidly with hopes to open new locations in the near future.  In addition to  the quality styles already available at  SOBARE, we can also look forward to the exclusive SOBARE fashion label. For more on this innovative company, visit www.sobare.com.

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrPrint this page