194. ENIGMA

in photography •  14 days ago

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In submitting an editorial there are always so many elements of uncertainty: Will the spread suit the magazine? Which magazine will accept it as a whole? When will it be released? Will the graphic design suit the intention of my spread? And so on....

Creatives spend months dreaming up, planning, shooting, editing, submitting and delivering concepts as a tangible editorial and it's not often that a magazine publishes 22 PAGES OF YOUR WORK. I am literally BLOWN AWAY! 💫💫

I am guilty of spending MONTHS AND MONTHS not just planning but especially SELECTING the images that flowed the best with the intention of this concept. The team literally waited forever until I was happy with every single step of the process (sorry team).

I have to say though, that the wait to get this published was ABSOLUTELY worth it as now I am able to share this incredible body of work with you.

This idea - inspired by vintage / eclectic elements and quirky expressions (which are puzzling yet captivating) was an idea that I have had for years! When I saw this location I knew it was the perfect space to shoot such a concept and I knew that this team would absolutely nail the vision.

Thank you so much to my amazing team for helping me bring this vision to life and to SAYLSE MAGAZINE for publishing 22 beautiful pages of our work! This is, ENIGMA 💫💫💫

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ENIGMA

PUBLISHED | @salysemagazine
CONCEPT_CREATIVE DIRECTOR | @tinanikolovski
PHOTOGRAPHER | @tinanikolovski
STYLIST | @styled.byt
HAIR | @billie_co
MAKEUP | @dovemua
MODEL | @rubyejones at @devojkamodels

Live What You Love

TINA NIKOLOVSKI | PHOTOGRAPHER

W || www.tinanikolovski.com
FB || www.facebook.com/tinanikolovskiphotographer
IG || @tinanikolovski
Y || https://www.youtube.com/channel/

TINA NIKOLOVSKI | FOUNDER + DIRECTOR

W || www.devojka.com.au
FB || www.facebook.com/devojkamodels
IG || @devojkamodels
V || "https://vimeo.com/user79163279"

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Great shooting Tina!

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Thank you so much Sab! <3

Great work Tina. Your photography is inspiring.

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Thank you so much @akdx - I'm super proud of this one :) :) <3

Yay! Congrats @tinanikolovski on the publishing success! 22 pages is no easy feat! The photos are really stunning and each outfit looks amazing against the background! I like the outfits, especially the one where the model sat on the sofa. I love the blouse and pants! Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?

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Thank you so much for your kind feedback @marblely !! :) I put together a moodboard/vision for the team, telling them I wanted to channel a 70's editorial vibe but with a modern twist. The stylist sourced the clothing, here are the details for that look :) :

Pants: Forever 21
Top: Verge Girl
Scarf: Verge Girl
Shoes: Freelance Shoes

And here is the stylist: https://www.instagram.com/styled.byt/

Have an amazing day xxx

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Oh cool, you certainly nailed it! I definitely got the retro 70s vibe with a modern twist! Oh, your stylist has your model photo shot as her first photo on her instagram currently! I do love the pants :D I will check out Forever 21 and Verge Girl. Thank you again @tinanikolovski! You have a lovely, lovely weekend there! 😘

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Thank you so much @marblely!
Yes she does :) She will no doubt share more soon too
The pants are so amazing hey!
You're welcome - hope you have an amazing week too :) 😘

Thank you for sharing your work @tinanikolovski. Nice shooting and great team work. I like the fist shooting. The lady and orange color theme. It look oldies and yet modern (hope I am right, this was my first impression when I look at the image).

I am guilty of spending MONTHS AND MONTHS not just planning but especially SELECTING the images that flowed the best with the intention of this concept.

This is what a perfectionist would do. Behind any great work it need to spend a lot of time in planning and your team sure understand that.

With such a excellent shooting. For a magazine to publish 22 pages of your work,it mean your shooting is amazing (yes 22 pages.,. it mean you and your team has been paid off).

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Hi @oliviackl -so sorry for the late reply and thank you so much for your kind words and feedback!! :)

Yes the orange was my favourite look of the shoot :D

And yes you are 100% right, I wanted to channel vintage vibes but bring an element of modernism to the shoot too <3

And yep, perfectionism trait for sure, but I can't not do this in my own projects. I always want to push my limits and come up with the best possible result even if it takes forever :P It's something that you can look back at for years and you know you have picked the best possible spread and not feel like you have to go back and re-check if that makes sense. Takes a lot of time but always worth it <3

And I was absolutely blown away with the magazine, I just found out we made the BACK COVER of the magazine too :O Definitely my favourite that I have been published in! I had no idea they would do that either. https://www.instagram.com/salysemagazine/- check them out <3

Thank you again for your kind word and have an amazing week :) 😘

What else can I say?..
Can't say anything....
Oh! Help!!!

Its just..I don't know how I'm gonna start.
Yes, I find it perfect! I know many perfects out there. But this one is one of a kind. A kind that everyone had dreamed of. You know what I mean?
Am I exaggerating?
This is more than exaggeration!!!

You've done it @tinanikolovski!
And the rest of the team!

Congratulations!

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Woweee thank you so much for your kind words @ronel !!! :) So grateful and I'm so excited about it still :D <3

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Keep the momentum going and strike while the iron is hot!

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YES I definitely will!! :D Thanks again @ronel <3

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Very much welcome @tinanikolovski!
Good luck in your journey and thanks for the time talking to me.
Have a GREAT day!

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Thank you so much Ronel, you too <3

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Thank you also and you're welcome!
Its been 9 days since my last comment.
Thanks for the reply Tina!

Enjoy your day!
Its too hot in here now.

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Yes so sorry @ronel it takes me a while to get back to comments, tbh this particular post is probably my most popular one!!! :) But I do want to reply to each and every one of them. Have an amazing day too Ronel :) :) Hope you have a pool to jump hehehehe

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Thank you so much @steemitboard :D :D

Nicely done. Great pieces of example.

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Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback @kakarot01 :)

You and your team nailed it, Tina! You did a great job in bringing your ideas to life and its just incredible. There is that vintage feel and there is the quirky expression too. hope you were satisfied with your work because this is just awesome!!

The models are beautiful and the photos too are just perfect, no wonder it took you long to make everything happen. I especially love the photos that you took in the library.

Congratulations on that much of your work being published with a magazine. it must be really exciting.

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@audreybits - thank you so much for your amazing feedback and beautiful words! I absolutely love the vintage surroundings as well (which is actually the model's home! )

I am very proud of the body of work and I am so excited to be able to share this <3 The library is also the model's room, how cool is that!

Hope you have an amazing day x

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She has a nice home and great taste....

Her room? Wow! Its really cool (actually, more than cool!). You had a great team to work with.

Yeah, I did have an amazing day!

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Best room hey!!! So many books, handed down from her parents :) :)

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They were handed down by her parent? Wow!! I'm glad to see how much she treasure these books!

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Yep, a family of academics :) :) hehe

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WOW Thank you so much @curie !!!! So grateful <3

@tinanikolovski The wait and constant work was worth it with this wonderful result in each shot with excellent scenarios. What a great teamwork you did. Congratulations to all every subject is perfect. The library takes very interesting with every detail and element well thought out and taken care of. You can be very proud of your great selection and great work. A big greeting and many more successes.

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Hi @yenisfter thank you so much for your amazing feedback!! <3 I absolutely loved the location, which believe it or not is the model's house!! So it was great to explore that connection with her surroundings as well, all the elements were already in her house (paintings etc) so she'd have a form of attachment and familiarity with them. Thank you again for the kind words <3

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Excellent. Being familiar with the whole environment of the house is incredibly cool. It makes all the work much easier because you are in your comfort zone. All photos are my favorite have an incredible naturalness and freshness. Great talent and friendly work. A big hug.

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Yes it sure does (make it easier)!! :)

I love using a mix of natural light and fill in artificial light to keep that natural element, so thank you so much for noticing this <3

Pure flash often brings an entire element of 'artificial' to the images which I didn't want in this case.

Have an amazing week @yenisfer <3

Hi Tina, thank you for such beautiful selection of work. I can imagine how much not only technical pressure with creating the images for magazine but emotional stress it is. As an artisit you never fully happy and satisfied with your work, it is always something that you may think could be improved. I rememberone of my teacher said the work is never finished and even in his gallery if one of the work was not sold then after seeing it on exhibition he took it back and added or corrected some area where he thought it needed improvement.

Looking at hte pictures I find it fits very well in vintage scene, but only I had a smile seeing furry slippers that is my favorite :)
Cheers, Art supporting blog @art-venture
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This project is supported by : @alexanderfluke , @brianhphotos , @xpilar , @slowwalker , @sultan-aceh

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Followed and upvoted - what an absolutely incredible blog @art-venture

And thank you so much for your feedback!! <3 <3 I used to feel that stress in my early days as a photographer - I am so glad I stripped away those layers as I find creating art really beautiful now and I don't feel the need to doubt myself anymore. I spent many years doing that.

I still always do aim to improve in every way, but not clouded by fear anymore - it makes me excited now :)

And wow that's really interesting!! I think that a lot of artists are definitely perfectionists (I definitely do still have elements of perfectionism in my work 100%)

Love your blog and input, thank you again @art-venture @alexanderfluke @brianhphotos @xpilar @swlowalker @sultan-aceh I'll follow all of you!! :)

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Thank you very much for visiting our blog, we are just few days old and as you see growing and developing, I hope we will see more of beautiful works in future :)

howdy from Texas tinaanikolovski! well Ma'am I'm no professional photographer but I can tell quality when I see it and it looks to me like taking all that time to do this project created a masterpiece!
a flawless one at that.
Do you have other massive projects lined up?

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Howdy @janton !! :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to review this body of work and leave such an amazing comment! I am full of gratitude and I appreciate your kind words so much!!

I have many projects lined up :) :) I always aim to push my skills in my own projects which I shoot in between client work - can get hectic but I truely love what I do so I am always grateful <3

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howdy back tinanikolovski! hey it sounds like you are very busy so I'm thankful that you take the time to share by doing posts on this platform, that's very admirable! God bless you!

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Thank you so much @janton - all the best :) :) Take care

Fantastic piece of fashion work! So very well deserved ups here and that they published this in the SAYLSE MAGAZINE 👍

What i ask myself, does the magazine pays you for these submission?

Keep on with your work, and also greetings and hugs to your team *next time we see your models on a cover of the vogue ;-)

Greetings from germany :-)

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Hi @avizor

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my work and write such an amazing comment!! <3

This is my biggest post so I am blown away by the love and support

Magazines don't pay no, well not the ones I submit to :) You actually have to pay to be sent the printed copy - but when you do a spread like this, you do it for love and it's a shame not to see it in print so a lot of photographers fight to get these spreads!

It's different if a magazine comes to you and asks you to do something because then they should commission you

What is the photographic industry like in Germany? Have always wanted to travel with these skills and meet new people! Thinking of going overseas to one of the fashion capitals at some point to network and broaden my skills/ career

Thank you so much again for your kind words, have an amazing day <3

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Hey dear Tina, thanks for this detailed answer from you. If you want to train and learn new skills, then you have to travel definitely to Berlin and Düsseldorf. They fight each year about the title best fashion city. By the way they both are also wonderful cities with crazy people :-)

But i understand you mindset :-) its like with my foodphotograpy - a big beloved passion!

I wishing you also an amazing day !

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HI @avizor - sorry for the late reply - you're very welcome!! :)

Ohhh yes I will check these places out!! :) Thank you for the feedback

And ohh I'll check out your foodphotography :)

Thank you @avizor, have an amazing day too :)

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Oh cool, that makes me feel very honored. 😀👍 If you still have tips for me, then I like to accept them and I appreciate them very much, from a professional like you! 👌

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Great work Tina, you are so gorgeous <333

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Thank you so much @paulavg <3 < 3 <3

Those are absolutely stunning,

Great work and they definitely looked like they needed to be published. Some of them even had a bit of that surreal feel like it was almost a mannequin, but way too lifelike. Very nice.

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Thank you so much and yes I definitely feel that 'surreal' feeling as well! And I get those vibes (mannequin yet lifelike), thank you so much for your feedback <3

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lol, I thought I was running behind on all of my comments and replies. To much to do and way to little time.

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Haha @coinsandchains - I'm struggling for sure. I think you'd be faster than me replying, definitely! :P I'm still going through this post and making sure I replied to all of them :) :) :D Have an amazing day

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