It was about 14 months ago when I was shooting a wedding that I discovered this little pub inside a Hotel. Right away the place resonated with me. "I have to shoot here!" I thought to myself right away. After months of thinking about different concepts and ideas I constantly had this gangster theme that kept coming back. So I started my planning process with the gangster idea. As I got closer to getting a theme or creative together, the whole concept got a more 1930's inspired glamorous turn. This is where Gatsby meet Gangster styled shoot came to be.
My plan was to have a styled shoot with a full theme of creatives; 6-7 model, hmuas, assistant, etc. Have a huge retro style party and do a shoot out of it. Ultimately I had people cancel at the last minute so the concept changed yet again. All that to say I am quite happy with the end result.
Thanks You: Big shoutout to my models, Amber Erlik and Utkarsh Singh, two real trouper and fantastic persons. Nicolas Leclerc for assisting me. Hotel V for allowing me to shoot in their hotel and Dominique Levesque Bridal Salon for the dresses. hmua: Amber Erlik