The Madrid-based young photographer Julen Martín @jul_mv, who has worked before with many brands on social media and backstage photography in fashion weeks presents Life is a Playground, a stunning retro-inspired fashion editorial exclusively created for Vanity Teen online with the handsome model Vova Volinets @vovavolinetts.
Even though the photographer and the model didn’t know each other, one thing that was clear is that they wanted to have fun during the shooting. “We thought about trying to express that people shouldn’t take things too seriously. Life is a playground.” The moodboard, as Julen Martín told us, was basically about slides, swings, colorful walls, smiles, photos that gave him good vibes, and that totally shows in the final result.
Smile and don’t take life too seriously!
The equipment used for the shoot was a Sony a7 III camera with a 50mm lens and also a disposable camera, and it was shot indoors in the photographer’s studio Espacio Artmosfera located in the city center of Madrid, and some outdoor shots at Madrid Río.
“I can see my style reflected on these photos because my aesthetic is to play with natural light, full of color, grainy edits, good vibes,” says the photographer. “I wanted to play with the model and transmit good vibes, joy, fun, and youth.” He totally achieved that and created an amazing story that we love. The model felt so relaxed, he had fun, he felt sexy and confident. “It was so easy to work together.”
The styling was also created by the photographer, who managed to put together amazing pieces from Zara, H&M, Dr. Martens, and Levi’s, showcasing that playfulness and that youth he wanted to capture in this beautiful fashion editorial.