The photographer Marco Cuttin is a creative artist who is originally from Venezuela where he started his photographic journey. He specialises in portrait, fashion and beauty. He is currently based in London, where he is enjoying creating timeless and emotive images. He worked with different clients for example Blue Nile, Bobbi Brown, and various magazines. He enjoys creating hyperreal and dramatic light to develop powerful B&W imagery. He is inspired by Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton, as well as the strong expression of the Film-Noir.
The model is an international fashion model with more than ten years of experience. She signed her first contract at age of 15 with Elite New York. She was published in fashion magazines such as Glamour, Marie Claire, Imirage, L’officiel, and I-D and worked with fashion houses like Fendi and Miu Miu. Many times she’s seen on runways during London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and NY Fashion Week.
“I love to work with model Magda Swider. I adore her symmetrical face, her natural big lips, thick eye brows, strong eyes and 179 cm height are her best attributes,” says the stylist and makeup artist Jacy Garland.
This editorial is inspired by feminine strength, unique beauty and lasting style showing model in her minimalistic natural look. The elegance of minimalism and simplicity through shades of gray are the focus points, and the shots just look amazing. The photographer used a Nikon D800 with prime lenses, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm with Bowens Gemini flash heads. It was shot in the photographer’s home portrait studio in Reading, UK.
“I shoot mostly portraits and it’s been a journey to develop my style. I’m inspired by the work of many photographers, mainly Herb Ritts“ says photographer Marco Cuttin. Under the motto of “Less is more” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe pioneer of the modernist architecture, their aim was to create images that represent today’s self-confident woman.
“We wanted to share/display simplicity, without strong editing, in a minimalistic setup with strong light, using uncomplicated makeup to accentuate the special mood on all the portraits and show the figure, shape, and natural attributes of a fashion model on the full-body images.”
“Magda is a professional internationally published model with many years of experience. She is really confident and strong. It has always been great to work with her (I met her years ago, shooting portraits). She radiates good vibes and creative ideas. It’s inspiring to work with her.” says photographer Marco Cuttin.