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The Cult of Style Blog Post about Chris Kilkus Photography

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Thank you to the folks at the Cult of Style blog for publishing a shoot a did a little while back in a sunny and warm Los Angeles.  This was a test shoot I did with the fashion stylist Kate Riney and hair & make up artist Maria Nguyen.  Our model for the day was Noora Laapi.  I wanted to keep this a pretty loose shoot… just go out and have fun, look for nice spots and nice light and take some simple photos.  I added a the color effect in post to also give it a slightly retro california vibe.

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January 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Video Post Production and Color Grading Reel

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Check out the post over on ambushpro.com about my friend Christian Stoehr’s Color Grading Reel.  One of the big problems with shooting video on the Canon 5d is that you don’t have much leeway in post on color and exposure adjustments….. but it’s amazing to see what how far he was able to take some of the footage we shot together!

Color Grading Video Footage at Ambush Production Blog

 

 

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January 9th, 2013 at 9:01 am

Use Chris Kilkus Photographs as Wrapping Paper!

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I was surfing through some fashion blogs and stumbled on this posting from Fashion Blog Mexico.  They show how to use pages from a magazine for wrapping paper, and happen to be using a magazine I shot for Forever 21 in their example.  Too funny!  I don’t know if I should be flattered or insulted!  Haha!

(Translation courtesy of Google)

DIY Gift Wrapping with fashion magazine

You probably have around your house several old magazines that do not re-read but not get rid of them “just deal”, well I do that, but I recently saw the need to wrap a birthday present and thought recycle fashion magazine to wrap, to be different and a bit more friendly to the planet earth. This idea is fabulous now come the holidays, is a good way to be creative, save some money and recycle old magazines.

 

For this DIY you need:

– Fashion Magazine
– Safe (I used one of Boa Accessories, truly a gift wrapped)
– Scissors
– Tape
– Ribbon for decoration gift

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Step by step
1. Flip through the magazine and select two or three pages and you want to use as many great your gift. I chose a two-page editorial. Arráncalas and cut the edge to become straight.
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2. Une pages you cut with tape, what you see in the image is what is on the inside of the gift, you can paste more pages up or sideways as you need, the idea is to build a “statement” to put wrapping paper the box.
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3. Now wrap the box as if it were any typical gift paper.
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4. Once wrapped the box you can decorate it with ribbons, you can do it with a thick cloth ribbon and make a big bow top, or decorate with ribbon wrapping paper and put a cut some figure in the center.
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Yo recorté una flor de una de las páginas de la revista y la use como centro para los listones. No te preocupes si el corte no es perfecto, esos detalles son parte del encanto.
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Ready! No one will have a gift wrapped like yours. This DIY was inspired by my sister, who is a freak of the environment and forces me to recycle, I thought it was more about a gift of recycled wrapping paper and elegant chignon, and apparently I managed.

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January 4th, 2013 at 7:19 am

I want to see this movie – christopher kilkus fashion photography

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Considering the crush of must-see movies that fill theaters every December, it can be hard to think past the awards season to the movies Hollywood will produce in the months that follow—but movies there will be, and we’re already jazzed for plenty of them. There’s history, action, toys coming to life, TV shows and hit novels on the big screen, and that’s just to start with.

(MOREThe 10 best movies of 2013)

And yes, we know this is only a small sampling of the exciting films coming out in the next 12 months, that our list doesn’t include intriguing offerings from video-game adaptations (Need for Speed) to high-profile period mysteries (Carol). Tell us in the comments which of your 2014 favorites-to-be we forgot.

In the mean time, here are 20 of the movies we’re already excited for in the coming year, with trailers where they exist:

The Monuments Men

Due in theaters: Feb. 7

After a false alarm about this movie coming out in 2013, the Ocean’s Eleven-meets-WWII action pic will finally make it to theaters. George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville, The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett are on a mission to rescue great works of art before Nazis can destroy them.
The Lego Movie

Due in theaters: Feb. 7

As you may have guessed, the characters in this movie are LEGO figures. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) voices an ordinary LEGO dude who has to help save the LEGO world.
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Due in theaters: March 7

Ralph Fiennes stars as the concierge at the titular hotel, alongside a stable of filmmaker Wes Anderson’s favorites, like Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton and Bob Balaban.
Veronica Mars

Due in theaters: March 14

Fans hoped and prayed—and donated to a paradigm-shifting Kickstarter campaign—and now their favorite girl-sleuth TV show is finally making its way to the big screen, courtesy of creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell.
Divergent

Due in theaters: March 21

Is this the next Hunger Games? Fans of the hit YA series certainly hope so. Shailene Woodley stars as Beatrice Prior, a teenager in a totalitarian future in which society is sorted into groups by personality type. When she discovers that she doesn’t fit neatly into just one of the groups—that she’s divergent—her life is on the line.
Muppets Most Wanted

Due in theaters: March 21

What happens when a famous thief looks just like Kermit the Frog? Whatever the eventual answer is, it’s not so great for Kermit in the mean time. A cast of a gazillion famous human beings star alongside the Muppets, including Tina Fey, Tom Hiddleston, Christoph Waltz, Lady Gaga, Ty Burrell and Céline Dion.
Noah

Due in theaters: March 28

Yes, it’s that Noah, the one with the flood and the ark and the two-by-two. This time, however, as imagined by Darren Aronofsky with Russell Crowe in the title role, Noah has an environmental message for modern-day viewers. Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly co-star.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Due in theaters: April 4

This sequel kicks off superhero season with Chris Evans returning as Captain America. Somehow, even though he’s living in today’s world, the enemy harks back to the Cold War.
Amazing Spider-Man 2

Due in theaters: May 2

Next up on the superhero slate: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone return as Spidey and Gwen Stacey, trying to get to the bottom of what Oscorp is up to.
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Due in theaters: May 23

The cast that played the old and young X-Men team up in this time-bending installment. That means Magneto is Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, and that Charles Xavier is Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. Consider our minds already blown.
Maleficent

Due in theaters: May 30

Angelina Jolie stars as the classic Sleeping Beauty villain, the nasty fairy who curses Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) to the fate that sets the tale in motion.
The Fault in Our Stars

Due in theaters: June 6

Shailene Woodley’s second entry in the YA-adaptation game, but this time without the futuristic element. She stars opposite Ansel Elgort as two teens who fall for each other at a cancer support group.

22 Jump Street

Due in theaters: June 13

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their roles in the sequel to the surprise hit 21 Jump Street. This time, rather than sending them undercover at a high school, their investigations take them to a local college.
Guardians of the Galaxy

Due in theaters: Aug. 1

Another addition to the Marvel movie empire, this time focusing on a lost-in-space pilot who bands together with aliens to be, well, the guardians of the galaxy.

The Giver

Due in theaters: Aug. 15

Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved children’s book about a world without pain and the boy who thinks twice about what that means. Starring Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and, as protagonist Jonas, the Australian actor Brenton Thwaites.

Gone Girl

Due in theaters: Oct. 3

Get your book club together for the Ben Affleck-starring adaptation of the hit novel about a woman’s disappearance.

Interstellar

Due in theaters: Nov. 7

Christopher Nolan, the filmmaker behind Inception, goes to outer space. The impressive creds aren’t just behind the camera: the movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine, among others.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Due in theaters: Nov. 21

Do we really need to explain why this is exciting?

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Due in theaters: Dec. 17

…Or why this is exciting?

Annie

Due in theaters: Dec. 19

Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie in her first lead role since she stole the show in Beasts of the Southern Wild. Jamie Foxx takes on the Daddy Warbucks role, renamed Benjamin Stacks, and Cameron Diaz plays dastardly orphanage-mistress Miss Hannigan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 10th, 2012 at 6:50 am

Cool Video- chris christopher kilkus fashion photography photographer

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Matta – Release The Freq from Kim Holm on Vimeo.

 

Matta

Otherwise known as Andy Brookes & James Wilson, Matta joined forces in 2009 after meeting at Music College. Specialising in dance-floor orientated Bass Music, Matta have shaken up Parties and Festivals all over the world including prestigious Secret Garden Party and Maschinenfest, released on labels including Ad Noiseam, Black Butter, Boka, and Subway Records, are being supported by huge names such as Bjork, The Prodigy, Bastille & Laurent Garnier. They’ve had their music featured on TV ad campaigns for Audi and Childline and have already accumulated well over 2 Million YouTube & Vimeo views collectively, mainly for one particular hit release, ‘Release The Freq‘.

They’ve also had some pretty surreal experiences during shows too. “We were in the middle of our set at a gig in Kiev, Ukraine when a huge group of men  were speaking in Russian so we couldn’t understand…” “We sat there for 2 hours with our hands on the table wondering what was going on!”

This light-hearted and down to earth duo take their music very seriously, their personalities and dedication shine through all of their work, and as they’re not shy of give.

THE 15 MOST STYLISH MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2011

Music—especially the men and women who make it—has served as inspiration in the fashion world for decades, and this year we felt it more than ever. Everywhere we turned, musical muses were popping up in the front rows of runway shows (in some cases, even on the runway), as well as on magazine covers month after month. The fascination fashion has with music must go both ways, because artists have recently stepped up their style game in their music videos as well, wearing pieces from the world’s most prestigious fashion houses and custom couture creations that would make even the most snobbish of editors drool. The 2011 crop of music videos featured everything from ’90s supermodels to rampant fashion photography references, and we’ve picked the 15 videos that we believe really stood out in the style department. Which one did you watch on repeat? Richardson has directed music videos since the late 1990s.[10] He directed videos for Death in Vegas and Primal Scream as well as alternate music video of the song “Find a New Way” by the band Young Love and Whirlwind Heat‘s “Purple” featuring models Susan Eldridge and Kemp Muhl.[10][37] He directed the music video for “Red Lips” by Sky Ferreira.[38] He also makes a cameo appearance in Thirty Seconds to Mars‘s video for “Hurricane“.[39] On August 29, 2013 he directed Beyoncé in a music video at Coney Island for her single “XO“. He also directed “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.[40] In late 2013 Richardson did the treatment on the music video for “Do What U Want” by Lady Gaga and R. Kelly from her third studio album titled ARTPOP, the film has yet to be released.

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July 10th, 2012 at 6:44 am

bebe Fashion Advertising – fashion photographer chris kilkus christopher kilkus

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Here is a fashion shoot I did for bebe that had a little more dramatic vibe.  A strong back light, some smoke…. and Voila! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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May 25th, 2012 at 7:26 am

Just for fun, another recent portfolio shoot – christopher kilkus chris kilkus fashion photographer that works in santa monica

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Went out and did another little shoot for my portfolio recently… again going for the retro California sunshine look, this time with 1973 Corvette added for a little more flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 23rd, 2012 at 5:50 am

Shooting a stock image gallery for Cosmopolitan Magazine – chris kilkus photographer christopher kilkus photographer

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A while back Cosmo asked me to shoot a gallery of images they could use to illustrate men’s stories in their magazine.  It called for getting a lot of images in a day, and a few different scenarios and moods as well.  They wanted most of it to have that California vibe, so we stayed out in the sun around Santa Monica and Venice for everything.  It was a long day, but also quite fun… it always is shooting around the beach towns in SoCal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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New Branding for chris kilkus photography christopher kilkus photographer

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A while back I hired Nadine Sellavato at Brand Envy to help me come up with branding for my business materials.  It’s something I had been thinking about for years…. in the past I had always done my own design, but that just wasn’t cutting it anymore.  I have decent taste but I didn’t have any training as a graphic designer.  As my business grew and I became more successful, I wanted that to be reflected in the material I presented to clients.  It was an interesting process to go through and took a long time and quite a few revisions to dial in, but I am quite pleased with the results.

Here is a blog post about the printing of my cards by Dolce Press that you might find interesting as well.

If you are interested in the importance of branding as a photographer, Nick Onken wrote a good post on the subject a while back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 30th, 2012 at 7:53 am

Wet Seal Campaign by Chris Kilkus

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Here is a Christmas campaign I shot for Wet Seal at the Paramount Studios back lot in the New York Streets section.  I know, this one is a little late….. We actually shot this back in September.  I’ve had a crazy few months, shooting almost every single day since then, and it’s taken me this long just to look through the images and add them to my website.  Enjoy them, and I’ll do my best to catch up a bit with more recent work 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 23rd, 2012 at 6:29 am