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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

Can’t beat the California Sunshine! A recent shoot for the portfolio…

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I had a couple free days recently and I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful California sunshine to do a shoot for my portfolio.  We met up in Santa Monica to prep and from there spent the afternoon driving around in the hills above Malibu taking photos.  I was going for that backlit sun look and also wanted to try out a bit of a retro 70’s vibe. It was nice to just go out and take photos just for fun after being on so many big productions for the last 6 months…. just a simple and relaxed day really.  And I even got a bit of a tan! 🙂
















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May 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 am

Forever 21 Fashion Shoot in Studio

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March 10th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Here comes Valentine’s Day!!

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Every retailer and advertiser is gearing up for Valentine’s Day, which means we have been doing a lot of Valentine’s themed shoots lately.  Being on this end of the marketing campaigns takes a little of the romance out of it!

Here is a nice, simple idea we did for Forever 21.  One light. a pink background, and some creative use of scissors.


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February 7th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Sneak Peek – Fashion Campaign in Santa Monica

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Last week I shot a campaign for a fashion retailer’s prom promotion at the Santa Monica Pier.  The weather was amazing and it’s a great location, but it was PACKED with tourists.  It was spring break and everyone was out enjoying the beautiful day, which made it a bit challenging to get a shot with a clear background.   Thank goodness for photoshop!

Shoots for retailers tend to be a balance between getting as many shots in as many different outfits as possible, while not compromising the quality of each individual shot in the rush.  By the end of the day here we did about 32 different shots, which was impressive considering how many different locations around the pier we used.  We didn’t have enough time to go back to the RV for each change of outfit, so we brought a rack of clothes and a changing tent out to each location.  The changing tent is fantastic for these location shoots, it pops up just like a folding reflector so it’s easy to transport.  And it allows the model to change in privacy even if they are surrounded by loads of gawkers.  

Anyway, here are a few sample pics from the shoot.  Look for the finals to hit my website in a few weeks.


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April 18th, 2009 at 11:22 am