Posts Tagged ‘Kat and Duck’

Impostor Magazine: A studded affair

Friday, February 4th, 2011

After much wait our last fall fashion story has been released in the new magazine Impostor, a new, independently owned and operated fashion and photography magazine based out of Seattle, Washington. It’s currently an online magazine soon to go to print and we are their first cover.

Photography: Kat+Duck
Photo Assistant: Shadi Best
Styling: Kathleen Muldoon
MUA: Christopher Milone
Hair: Christopher Naselli
Hair Assistant: Brittany Romney
Models: Olga Alexandrovskaia @ Q Model Management
Svetlana Mukhina @ Elite Model Management

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Please Ignore The Man Behind The Curtain – Some Magazine Shoot

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Inundated with Photoshop this week, we thought it was time to take a quick look back at outtakes and behind the scenes. We plan on doing this a bit more often since there are always many more images we would like to share than what gets printed.

There wasn’t enough space in our last post to include these behind the scenes gems from the nude shot, featured in Some Magazine. So here they are. Some a bit silly, some a bit serious, but a pretty good overview of what happens on the other side of our cameras.

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BEVEL NYC, Ball Game

Monday, September 27th, 2010

While attending the Sang Bleu Magazine launch party and art show, we met Jonathan Goldstein, the mastermind behind the new jewelry brand BEVEL. A short while later, he contacted us to shoot his first look book. His first collection is called “Ball Game”.

The story behind the line is the legend of the Hero Twins, the oldest Mayan creation myth to have been preserved in its entirety. Each piece has 3 states of being: modern, classic, and sacrificed. We tried to stay true to the line’s tribal feel, with the help and art direction of Char Alfonzo, in the look book we shot.

Check out more of Jonathan’s work here BEVEL Jewelry NYC.

Models: Manuel Ramos + Jill @ Re:quest Models
Models2: Jahbar + Barry
Makeup: Alejandro Calvani

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Designer Watch: Frank Nathan

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Frank Nathan is a recent Parsons graduate and already is designing stunning conceptual pieces, using the most luxurious of furs and fabrics. We got to shoot a look book with him before he left for Paris.

His latest collection is inspired by soft furs, inkblots and the darkest parts of the human mind. Frank invited us to view the line before we started working together and we fell in love with his craftsmanship on first glance. Not only did he use fur in unexpected ways (his gray sweater dress is actually woven fox fur), but used crystals and mixed different cuts of deep purple fur to play with the light that hits the pieces.

To reflect the original inspiration of the line into the look book, we decided to turn the model into a Rorschach inkblot through the use of mirror images.

One of our favorite pieces was the studded alligator helmets. We definitely need to get a pair of those for our studio!

Designer Watch: Samantha Sleeper…Where do you find enough hours in the day??

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Samantha Sleeper seems to be the woman of the moment. We first worked with her almost a year ago, while shooting her senior thesis look book: straight out of Parsons. Since then she has gone on to be lead designer for new luxury dress line N PRPA as well as designing her own shirt line, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning amongst her many projects. This is crazy since she is just a year our of school and all of 23 years old! Now everywhere we look, there is another article written about her, from Women’s Wear Daily to 944 Magazine. This is what makes her one of our designers to watch, and a fav to share a Jameson with…

Here is her thesis collection we shot for her almost a year ago (time does fly). This was really one of the first shoots that Kat + Duck did as a team and Sam’s designs really rocked our world. We’ll always have a strong attachment to these images…but we get super excited every time the phone rings and there’s a new collection to check out.

And her more recent designs for N PRPA (from Fall/Winter 2010, Resort soon to come)

What we did last summer at Houtkamp

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Fantastics Mag picked up the fashion side of the Houtkamp story! Please check it out. We are still thrilled with her work, always gorgeous tattoos and paintings! And we even snuck in a personalized tattoo on Laura……

Photography: ©2010 Kat+Duck
MUA: Christopher Milone
Hair: Sharmeen
Wardrobe Stylist: Jersey
Model: Kara Shelton @ Red NYC
Model : Laura @ Muse

Deluxx Digital: Blanca

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Please check out the latest issue of Deluxx Digital. We have a story in there that we shot with the lovely Blanca from Mexico, with Muse NYC. We decided to have a little fun, get a little colorful, and Blanca was a doll to work with.

Photography: ©2010 Kat+Duck
Hair/MUA: Ronoldo Escobar @ Ford
Stylist: Marissa Adele
Model: Blanca @ Muse NYC




Playing catch up

Friday, April 16th, 2010

As I mentioned in the last post, not much chatter coming from our peanut gallery here in this blog for over a month. This means we’ve got some explaining to do. Besides anxiously awaiting print dates for our Spring editorials (which we are still doing…. more to come), we have been shooting summer editorials (again I cannot tell you more) and as always we test test and test.

The last test we did was with the lovely Brazilian, Bruna from Wilhelmina. Local Brooklyn designer Pupusza Couture loaned us some of her Spring collection. The result is a super saturated explosion of color.

MUA: Christopher Milone
Hair: Hair by Trinity
Wardrobe: Papusza Couture
Model: Bruna@Wilhelmina

Before that we worked with an amazing stylist we know, Marissa Adele. This test almost didn’t happen, but in the end we pulled through and worked into the night thanks to Direct Models and Basic Model Management

MUA: Daniel K
Hair: Kristin Jackson
Wardrobe: Marissa Adele

What black and white and beautiful all over?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Elena Test (©2009 Kat+ Duck)

hair: Meen Hair

MUA: Daniel K

styling: Francesca Barbarosa Otto

model: Elena Hernandez @ Next Model Management

We had the delight of shooting Elena who was in town for a brief while visiting from the UK.  At the time she was visiting agencies to get signed, but one look at her portfolio and we knew she would not have trouble finding one to sign her, but to choose which one she wants be be with.  Since then, she is now signed with Next Model Management and shooting in LA!  Congrats Elena!

Styling the shoot was Francesca Barbarosa Otto from Italy.  The concept was black and white to really take advantage of the studio cove (it has since turned into a green screen film studio).  The shoot was all about styling, shapes, design, and silhouette.