|Last Activity||23 May 2013|
|Date Joined||1 Mar 2008|
Derek Antonio Serra
Website: Derek Antonio Serra Photography
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About Derek Antonio Serra
I've been a Fashion/Art photographer for over 20 years on and off. In between I've been shooting broadcast documentaries, music video's, etc. I've shot for various fashion magazines and international publications, and mounted solo exhibitions, the last being "nudecapetown" in 2007.
Since 1999 I have also been very involved in the TV commercial/Feature film industry through my casting agency CENTRAL CASTINGS - we represent around 3 000 characters/models. I am the Vice-chair of OSCA - the South African Casting Association. Feel free to contact me with questions on the casting industry in general.
I am a partner in 100 Square, a professional studio in Cape Town which I share with 3 other photographers, so I can shoot anytime, regardless of the weather, although I love shooting on location.
SHOOTS THIS MONTH:
I'm shooting in a studio for a change during winter, testing ideas and concepts and experimenting a bit.
I'm always keen to photograph new models, so if you want to improve your portfolio with hot body shots (my speciality) or beauty shots get in touch...
Much of my work is shot on location - I've always been good at shooting in natural light in the streets of a city. My experience is that models can really be themselves in a natural environment.
I only shoot in studio when the job requires it.
I'll shoot on TFCD basis if I get to decide on what to shoot, or I approach the model with a concept. If MB models want specific shots for their portfolio then I charge a half-price rate of only
R 950/shoot + make-up.
NOTE: I do not generally allow mothers, aunts, boyfriends or husbands to watch a shoot. They are welcome to accompany the model to the location - and then go off for an hour for a coffee. A third party present during a shoot alters the dynamic between photographer and model - the result is usually a mediocre or failed shoot. Professional models don't bring companions to shoots, it's considered strange behaviour :) Nervous models who doubt my intentions should please contact the other MB models I've worked with to ease their apprehension :)
Please mail me on this if you need to contact me as MB mail is not 100% reliable :)
EQUIPMENT: Nikon D700, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Nikon 16-35 f4 VR, Nikon 105mm f2.8, Nikon 135 f2 DC, Nikon 85mm f1.4, Nikon 50mm f1.4, Elinchrom FX 400's + D-lite 4's, Interfit Stellar300 x 2, Nikon SB800, Norman 200C portable kit, Jinbei Freelander portable kit.
Derek Antonio Serra 's credits
Fashion - extensive for magazines and publication.
Advertising - fashion and beauty.
Editorial for magazines and press
Loads of glamour/nude for international publications.
Model portfolios and test shoots.
MB Models worked with - feel free to contact them for a reference:
Sarah Jia Jia
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