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Film, bed and me…

I had the pleasure of working with Brendan Gara at my home last wednesday. Brendan shoots with Film camera’s only, no digital. I have been shot with film many times and I really love the quality it brings to an image. I spoke to Brendan about why he likes using film so much and for him it is the overall process that suits his style and the spontaneity of developing the film for the final image.

The shoot was to be natural in posing and looks, nothing too posed but capturing me being sensual and free.

All these images were shot in a little spare bedroom at my home, using just natural light.

I think Brendan’s images are just beautiful and I would like to share them with you and please check out his work www.brendangara.com

Photographer Brendan Gara

Model Carla Monaco

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Thank you for looking

Carla x

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In bed at Coco…

Hello everyone,

Excuse me for not blogging  in a while, I have so much to blog about but finding the time to do so can be a real pain.

Anyway, I have some beautiful new images I would like to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago I did a studio weekend at the fantastic Coco Studios in Nottingham, it was my first visit to the studio and I had an amazing time. The studio is one of the best I have been too and I would highly recommend going if you are up in Nottingham :)

One of the best things about Coco was the amazing natural light coming out of the big window at the back. I shot this set with New School Photography who is brilliant to work with and he kindly sent me these little gems to share with you all.

I love working in Natural light, especially when it’s soft and gentle light like in these images. Great for natural posing and expressions :)

Hope you like the images

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Photographer newschool

Model Carla Monaco

Studio http://cocophotographicstudios.com/

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Thanks for looking

Carla

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p.s

I will be back at Coco in July for a workshop with Adrian Crook on the 3oth July and studio day 31st July, if you would like to attend either please get in touch :)

*Workshop*

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Newton, Bayliss and Monaco…

I was delighted when all round talented Lizzie Bayliss asked me to model for her Helmut Newton inspired workshop which took place last weekend.

The workshop took place in the beautiful Sandon Hall Staffordshire, perfect backdrop for the Newton inspired images. Styling was kept simple, elegant and classy, mainly black and white clothes with some quirky accessories to give a surreal feel to some of the images.

I am a huge fan of Newton’s work and this style is right up my street, loved being apart of this workshop.

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Thanks to Lizzie for all your hard work and being a perfect host to me and to all the photographers for a great weekend.

Here are some images from the weekend by Lizzie…hope you like them :)

Newton, Bayliss and Monaco…

Photographer Lizzie Bayliss http://www.lizziebaylissphotography.co.uk/

Model Carla Monaco

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Carla x x

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Urbex Girl

Last Friday I shot with photographer Gary Price in Birmingham. Me and Gary have shot together on several occasions since 2013. It is always great working with Gary as he understands how I work and lets me add my own spin on the story we are telling but he still directs me into the perfect composition with the right mood.

For this story Gary suggested we do something a little more raw in fashion, not too posed but as if he is just capturing my character in her own world, a grungier backdrop…so a Urbex environment was perfect for this idea.

We used a derelict building which Gary had found the day before. I am not too sure what is was, some sort of factory maybe?? I don’t know but it was perfect for what we needed and just an amazing space…we could have shot there all day, so many area’s you could use. 

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The overall shoot was brilliant, loved working with Gary and also Alexei Svechnikov and his friend Pete who assisted on the shoot, thank you so much for an amazing day.

  Hope you like the images…

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Photographer Gary Price

Model Carla Monaco 

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Fun in Wales

Fun in Wales

Last week I spent 4  fantastic days working in South Wales on Paul’s Studio events ‘Wales weekend’.

Working alongside some of the UK’s top models including Artemis Fauna Rosa Brighid Ayla Rose Amelie Alden Roseanne Elizabeth Sammy G, I was in great company indeed.

It was just the best to meet and spend time with fellow models, hope to do more of it next year :)

I had such a fantastic time with models and photographer’s, great company, great location, great food, wine and lots of fab images.

Special thank you to Paul and Phil for all your hard work and organising this event.

Here are a collection of some of the images from the event so far….most are funny ones and selfies, will share the pro images soon :)

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Oliver Fox

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Pinky ;)

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Selfie’s are us ;)

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Artemis with Miss Pinky

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Auditioning for Country file ;)

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Embarrassing the young locals ;)

Thanks to Phil Knott for the BTS Shots

Thanks for looking

Love

Carla xx

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Lush new images

Hello everyone,

thanks for stopping by and checking out my new post.

I’m having a rare day off and thought I’d share some recent work from the last few weeks. July was a very productive and creative month for me. I got to got work with some amazing creative’s, as well as visit some beautiful parts of the uk…even went as far as Redruth, Cornwall, which was 5 and half hours on the train back straight…I do get about.

I have also been working hard on my new newsletter which features all my upcoming events and availability between August-September,if you would like me to send you one out please send your emails to carla@carlamonaco.co.uk.

 Small selection of some of my recent favourites :)

Enjoy :)

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Photographer Chris Conway

Make-up Aline Kaloudi

Head Dress Gerogina Brown

Model Carla Monaco 

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Photographer Chris Conway

Make-up Aline Kaloudi

Dress Alice Vandy

Hair Thomas Piper

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Photographer Paul Betts

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Photographer John Ivey

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Photographer Andrew Rowe

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Photographer Patrick Roux

Make-up Camille Duverger

Hair Arnaud Dandrau

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Photographer Brian Brown

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BTS in Devon :)

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Photographer Kris Karl

Taken on a fashion lighting workshop run by Kris.

Thanks for looking

Carla xx

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Dropping in to say ‘Hi’…


Hey everyone,

I haven’t blogged in a while (feel like I always open with that line) Just been busy buzzing around working, catching trains, being glued to my phone and making the odd picture ;)

I am just gearing up for my trip to Plymouth this week and you know getting all my bits and bobs sorted out, (that reminds me I need a new suitcase lol)

 Going to keep it short and sweet but leaving you with an array of some of my favourite images taken over the last few months…

So just dropping in to say …’Hi’…stay safe and hope you enjoy the images :)

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Adrian Crook Makeup James Mcknight

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Me in Make-up with James

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Adrian Crook Paris

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Me and Kitty

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Kitty Cohen

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Peter Van Geest

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Mario Maganda

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Me and model friends, Zoi, Ananda, Nirmala, Fredua in the Netherlands :)

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Tony Ornstien

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Patrick Roux

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Owen Lloyd

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Richard Awbery

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Martin Higgs

Designer Head Piece Jacq Brill
Stylist Jean Fernand
Stylist Assistant Patrice Hall
Hair Dylan Jack McConnachie
Make up Sonya Kaur 

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Faye Yerbury

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Ian Clark

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Stylist Jean FernandMua
Make Up Jean Fernand
Stylist Assistant Patrice Hall
Hair Dylan Dylan Jack McConnachie

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Simon Ng

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BTS Liverpool group shoot

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Geoff Barnett

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Cheers..Enjoy the summer :)

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90’s Back ‘Let me be your Fantasy’

Yesterday I woke up with an urge to try a new style on myself. I am always looking for something different to try as I have done so many styles over the years, so I can get bored doing the same stuff at times.  Also I believe if you have an idea in your head you should get it out and express while it is fresh, rather than leave it too late because sometimes the energy and passion has gone by then.

Fashion wise, I love the latest throw back to the 90’s, I’m a child of the 90’s and this was when I first discovered fashion/ film and music.

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The 90’s was when supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Linda Evanglista-who famously said she wouldn’t get out of bed for less then £10,000 dollas a day.  When Winona Ryder and Gwen Stefani were style Icons and when we all watched Fresh Prince of Bell-Air. The Spice Girls were always number 1 on the top 40,  Clueless and The Craft were my favourite films, the decade smelled of CK One and when Cadbury’s Freddo’s where 10p, who remembers that ;).

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So yesterday I styled my hair and make-up with a little hip-hop/Dance twist and a nod to the 90’s style and I absolutely love the images.

Adrian shot them yesterday morning for me and I am so pleased with how they turned out.

If I had to choose a song that goes with these images this would be it- Enjoy…

 

Let me be your Fantasy.

Photographer Adrian Crook

Model Carla Monaco

Hair/Make-up and Styling Carla Monaco

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Carla

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Jeans, Trousers and Purple Rain.

Hello Everyone,

I have been away from my site now for some time, just getting back into my blogging and keeping you don’t up to date of my adventures.

Well I am back and posting some lovely cool images for you to enjoy.

This year has taken off to a great start for me, rammed packed with travels, bookings, shooting, filming and creativeness galore and that was only January.

One day I might come up for air… until then set your eyes on this super cool editorial by talented Photographer Kris Karl -http://kriskarl.com/

We shot this set a beginning of February at Scarlett door in Bracknell.

 One of my favourite styles to shoot, a bit of fashion mix with skin…

Simple styling, energy, expression, attitude, put the music on and let’s go ;)

Enjoy x

Photographer Kris Karl

Model Carla Monaco

 Jeans, Trousers and Purple Rain

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