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PROFILE: Photographer, David Shama

The simplicity, rawness, and spontaneity that comes through in this Swiss-born photographer/documentarian’s work are the qualities that I was immediately drawn to when I met David sometime last year.  In a time where so much of fashion photography has become this scary mess of over-styled, overly contrived, way too over conceptualized work, David is a naturalist at heart and believes in the small moments that make up a grand and beautiful scene.  The dirt, the sweat, the grime…and the pretty girl with sad eyes and a determined smile – these are the moments David captures on film through his travels and editorial work while at home in Paris and New York.  Here are some highlights from his portfolio and a few from his story featured in photogenicsMAG Issue No.5. – M -


FRENCH ALPS by David Shama

FRENCH ALPS by David Shama

SWISS ALPS by David ShamaL'ECOLE DES FEMMES by David Shama

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WONDERLAND MAGAZINE by David Shama F1020036






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PhotogenicsMAG Spring Issue No.8


BOOM!!! Our first “moving issue” is now available for your viewing pleasure.  Really proud of how far we’ve come in 8 releases, and it’s only getting more and more next level.

This issue includes a cover story by Emman Montalvan, and work by Mario Kroes, Danielle DeFoe, Nicole Anne Robbins, Anouk Morgan, and a super duper dope animation story by Yudo Kurita.


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Avery Tharp in POP Magazine….

Shot by Max Farago…wuddup!!! Congrats, Avery!

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Sorbet Magazine MILE HIGH CLUB…Amy, Lucy, + Masha

John Blaine, you cheeky devil! Thanks for the signed copy of Sorbet Magazine featuring Photogenics lovelies: Amy, Lucy, and Masha.


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PhotogenicsMAG Issue No. 7 Art Book Vol. 1

It’s the end of the year, and we’re celebrating tonight with the launch of our very first Art Book and the grand opening of our new space.  Each release is another milestone that marks the journey of Photogenics…where we came from, where we are now, and the endless possibilities to come.  The way we see it, the sky’s the limit.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to what we feel is what makes us who we are.  These creative projects are nothing without you.  Much love from all of us at Photogenics.


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PhotogenicsMAG Issue No. 6


Kablaaahw!!! Dropping the 6th issue feels so good, you guys, but I also feel like I just birthed a child.  Again, a big high five and sincerest gratitude to everyone who contributed.  I’m stoked to have you all as colleagues and homies.

For all you Spotifiers, I made a quick playlist of all the tunes I was listening to while laying out this issue.  You can find me under Melanie deJesus and the playlist is called PhotogenicsMAG Issue No.6.  And if you’re not already on Spotify, you should be.  For real.  It’s EVERYTHING.

To everyone who follows Photogenics, have a bitchin’ end of the summer and get ready for our fall issue.  Lots of surprises to come.  - M-


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LOOK.BOOK.LOVE (Vol.4)…For Love + Lemons

It’s Monday. BLEH. Really…The worst day of the week, but while so many people out there are grinning and bearing through the day, begrudgingly going through the motions, I get to come to work and look at pretty photos all day and then go make music when I’m done.  #sorrynotsorry.  Not a bad way to start off another week, and for that I am tremendously grateful.  There’s something to be said about getting to do the things you love for a living, so to everyone reading this: We have to dream big. Settling is not an option. Our sanity depends on it…and so on and so forth.

It’s a LOOK.BOOK.LOVE kind of day, and I’ve decided to feature our babe-of-all-babes, Daria P. in “Cry Baby” For Love and Lemons Summer ’13 shot by Zoey Grossman.  Another on-point concept styled by Nasty Gal senior stylist and Purse’n Boots blogger, Ashley Glorioso.  …and damn, girl. THOSE LIPS!!! I want it all.

So here we are with another Monday under our belts.  Let’s just brace ourselves for the week ahead and be eternally grateful for the good, shall we? What other way is there? -M-

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“LOVE is my religion” – Chloe

DRIES VAN NOTEN feature in i-D Magazine…the Q&A Issue







Also check out my i-Profile on i-D online by clicking the image below:


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LOOK.BOOK.LOVE (Vol.1)…Chapter…

So, check it.  I’m all about giving props where props are due.  I think I’ve even used that line in a previous post…maybe a few different posts…and I’ll keep saying it. #IDGAF.  It feels good to give dabs because I know what it’s like to pour your heart and soul into something until you’re lying there bleeding all over the floor.  I know.  It’s a little dramatic, but creatives can attest.  Seriously, that’s how it feels.  It’s funny, we all say we do it for the love or for the art, but come on.  Sometimes it’s nice to be recognized for a job well done.

It’s undeniable that lately our family of clients have been stepping it up artistically for what we used to dismiss as “unusable images.”  Now, a look book is an inspired, editorial take on line sheets, a creative outlet for many brands who are looking to make their distinctive stamp known and not forgotten.  So, I’ve decided to add a section to our blog to showcase the best of the best.

Welcome to LOOK.BOOK.LOVE (Vol. 1)

First up:  a new men’s brand called Chapter headed by our buddy and creative director, Devin Carlson.  It’s actually been out for a while, but it’s the one that inspired me to do these posts in the first place. So here it is.  Look on, and get lost…

Photography by Jimmy Fontaine, Model: Clinton

Don’t forget to follow them on instagram for more daily imagery @joinchapter 

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photoGENICSmag…ISSUE No.4

I am ECSTATIC and so proud to announce that Issue No.4 is finally out.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. We <3 you long time.  Xx .M. xX

Issue No.4 Promo



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