Article Published in Haute Couture Chicago, October 2015.
When a group of creatives that come together and they all mentally click. Itʼs not magic or anything special, but a more professional connection which involves understanding each others vision and style. How did a Mad Max shoot come to fruition? It didnʼt happen overnight, but a long time collaboration that stems from previous concept shoots. One morning in January, three creatives sit down for breakfast. Matthew Sperzel, Mariefel Lagatuz Westa and Adrianna Ghilarducci, they wanted to test each others waters, which primarily involved what is on each others photoshoot bucket list.
They knew of each other, and appreciated each others work. After several breakfast meetings, and an addition of a couple of models, ideas such an Oceans 11 and even Circus theme concepts got on their to-do lists. This group had a mission, and that was to accomplish the photoshoot concepts of their dreams. With every completed project, friendships formed, and these photoshoots werenʼt just an addition to their portfolios, but also to have a good time with friends.
Hence, the Mad Max two day concept shoot happened, and it was a pure collaboration between photographer, MUA, hair stylist, designers and models. Everyone contributed in a way such as food, drinks, transportation, props, and housing. James Wulfgar, from Wulfgar Weapons, created prop-guns. The location was specifically selected for its environment. The sand dunes in Saugatuck, Michigan made the perfect scene.
The models Emily Zamitis, Erin Welytok and Mollie Lorimore had quite the time hiking up dunes, and sprinting down dunes with weapons in-hands shouting their battle cry. Adrianna, the make-up artist, made sure to record that bit. Matthew Sperzel, brought his expertise, by explaining to the models how to pose with the guns. When a bloodied guaze prop was needed for a scene, Adrianna went above and beyond by tearing up a maxi pad and tissue, poured fake blood on it, and it wasnʼt even used in the scene. Everyone had their opportunity to do the mad dash up the dunes to fetch water or equipment. All-in-all it was an amazing two days which everyone involved had plenty laughter and one more concept shoot checked off on their bucket list.
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