Category Archives: Fashion

As a photographer I really find it useful to see my own work daily, as a way of reminding me what I can do better or what I do well – some might call this narcissistic but for me it makes me proud of what I create. I also like seeing my shots as iphone wallpapers as it’s a very different crop than what I’m used to and it’s great to see things in different formats – it’s also the perfect way to advertise your work to prospective clients, whether its from them seeing the shot over your shoulder or just as a really quick way to say “oh this is what I do!”. So every now and then I’d set one of my photos as my Lock Screen but what I really wanted was an automated way for it to do it randomly for me, so that I never…

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Update: Featured on National Geographic! Last year I was contacted by Christine Ren Films so help her create some confronting images about ocean conservation. One of these concepts was Jellyfish Soup, that’s I’ve blogged about previously, but the latest one to be released is Blind Spots – Highlighting Our Apathy to Plastic. Read more about the concept and campaign on Christine’s website.   Shot on Canon 5Dmkii with Aquatica Housing and Sea & Sea lights.  

Shot in the Californian desert, just outside of Los Angeles, featuring the outfits of Tafreshi Couture.   Model: Model Kaylan Auxier HMUA: Dinah Raphaelle Stylist: Impressionist Designs Designer: Tafreshi Couture    

Client: Flo Foxworthy Costumier Model: Ashleeta Hair + Makeup: Jessica Sinclair Photographer: Brett Stanley

Underwater Pole Dance/Fitness (Skylar Leigh) - Brett Stanley Photographer

Over the past decade I’ve photographed many performance artists, from Trapeze and Aerials to Fire Breathers and Stilt Walkers, and I’ve always wondered whether we could take these talents and put them underwater. I’ve talked before about my love of the ocean, so this was a natural idea for me. Then in 2013 I started working with some of these artists, getting their advice on how best to do this, and the more we talked the more it seemed possible. They were excited, I was excited, we jumped in the water and no one drowned! During the next 2 years I collaborated with some amazing women, capturing their incredible skills whilst underwater. My images of The Magenta Diamond (Tanya Drewery) performing Underwater Aerial Chains were featured in F11 Magazine, and photos of Sara Anderson Kidston with Madison Turner performing Underwater Lyra can be seen on my Behance page. Late in…

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Behind the Scenes The Imagined – Claire Prebble Couture (Behind The Scenes) from Brett Stanley Photography on Vimeo. Published in Jute Magazine. Photographer: Brett Stanley Costume Designer/Stylist: Claire Prebble Hair: Warren Dion Smith Makeup: Jade Jolly Models: Fay Nielson (Kirsty Bunny Management) and Claire Prebble Assistant: Pauline Leveque

Published in Dark Beauty, Issue 32 Model: Crystallion Heart Creative Director, Stylist, Hair + Makeup: Miss Dom Photographer : Brett Stanley Here’s a few that didn’t make it in to the magazine: ISSUE 32 – Over 400 pages featuring: Amanda Lepore, Alex Bland, Antonio Martez, Bang Nguyen, Charles Kovach, Charles Long, Christoph Struckmeier, Claire Basiuk, Claudio D’Avolio, Craig Mason, Yan Bleney, Denny Walentin, Brett Stanley, Eric Doolin, 135fotografiks, Fanny Dussol, Gabriel Nedelcu, H. James Hoff, Ignacio Irisarri, Irvin Rivera, Ismaele Bulla, Jannine T Photography, Joana Fux, Aries Lopez, Julia Comita, Julian Bern, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Juliet Labdien, Pascal Latil, Marie Copps, Marija Kablyté, Martin Strauss, Maximilian Kamps, Meiji Nguyen, Michael Meltser, Mikko Puttonen, Peter Collie, Pieke Roelofs, Polina Kuprina, Rainer Suck, Randy Tran, Sabina Yunusova, Sabina Chodorowska, Stefan Kolesnikowicz, Stefanie Anderson, Thanh Tran, Tomas Skaringa, Verginiya Yancheva, PULSE, Debra Lamb, and many others!

New Zealand – July/August 2014 Modelling underwater is difficult yet amazingly rewarding. These photoshoots are open to anyone, not just professional models. The only requirement is that you can swim and have a reasonable level of fitness. Dates & Locations The shoots will be held in Wellington and Auckland between the following dates: Wellington (29 July – 8 August) Auckland (10 August – 16 August) As yet, specific dates and times are to be confirmed due to pool availability and final booking numbers. Most likely the shoots will be on a weekday, possibly during the day as this is when the pools are most available, but we will try for outside business hours to make it easier for people. Package Prices The costs involved in organising these shoots are rather high, but we’ve done our best to create a package that gives you value for money: 1 Hour Package –…

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I’ve worked previously with Kid Mac on his album release promo shots, but we got together when he was in Los Angeles recently to create some images for Sunglass & Watch Brand Kito 1981 who Mac represents.

Growing up, our family pool was my favourite place to be. Swimming around under the water, making up games with my friends, seeing how long we could hold our breaths, it was a magical place and as soon as I was old enough I trained to be a scuba diver. Being in the ocean just made my obsession with water stronger, the weightless feeling was the closest I could get to flying, which also consumed my dreams. I dabbled with underwater photography previously but found that the only animals I was interested in photographing were Whales, and you can’t get close to them very often! I realised I wanted to take my commercial and fashion work underwater, and last year I started collecting and building the gear I needed to do this. I created my own lighting system and housings to achieve the looks I wanted. Here’s the results of…

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