NIF Magazine | Editorial with Madison Rexx (NSFW)

Just yesterday (yes Mother's Day) I received an email from the online publication NIF Magazine informing me that one of my editorial features for their "Exclusive-Inked" section has been accepted and is live on their site. I was elated to receive the news, especially considering that the model (Madison Rexx) and I have been working together in getting our shoots published.

Normally I don't photograph tattooed-pierced talents known as "alternative" models, but Madison is different. We first worked together in my old studio a year ago after chatting through social media. She wanted something different in her portfolio and I had never photographed an alt model - so it was a win-win situation. Since our initial shoot, Madison has become my muse by pushing my artistic boundaries - including shooting more on-location and with natural light.

The location for this shoot was a discrete spot located off the beaten path in downtown Toronto where we found lots of tall grass growing. The sun was shining, the weather was fairly warm, and my setup was easy - nothing more than my camera body and a wide-angle lens.

Like clockwork we got down to it and Madison began her dance-inspired poses in the grass. The look and feel for this set that of a sun-kissed dreamy kind, utilizing the sun's rays breaking through the tall grass surrounding us.

The beauty in working with Madison is that all rules are broken when it comes to my usual "in the box" thinking being a studio photographer. Hair covering the face? No problem! Harsh shadows casted on her? No problem! The result is something which isn't the norm for me, but there's no denying of its captivating appeal.

Feel free to check out the editorial feature at http://nifmagazine.com/playing-nude-sunshine-giancarlo-pawelec/, but do note that it is Not Safe For Work (NSFW) - you've been warned. I hope you like it and I look forward to many more shoots being featured!


Photo Credits / Specs:

© 2016 Giancarlo Pawelec | PAWELECphoto
Model: Madison Rexx
Make-Up: Madison Rexx
Hair: Madison Rexx
Location: On-location in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Camera: Canon 1Dx
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L