PHOTOGRAPHY

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Capturing golden hour – that delicate time frame just after a sunrise or before a sunset – is not an easy feat. Fortunately, we can rely upon one of the best in the game, Steve Fan, to do it for us! Steve’s shots are among the most beautiful as they get, and his technique for lighting leaves us mesmerized. On top of that, his personality is equally as golden; our models continually rave about his down-to-earth nature and great directional advice, making him a favorite to work with.

Scroll through to see all the gorgeous looks of Alex, Bridget, Polina and Taylor as they are transformed into radiant silhouettes amongst soft meadows and edgy coastlines. Thank you, Steve for your stunning creations!

Steve Fan WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Alex Long PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

Bridget Satterlee PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

Polina Frantsena PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

Taylor Hannum PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

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A favorite photographer among our models- and all of us here at Nous HQ- is the one and only Lucas Passmore. His photos are unmistakable: think simple, vulnerable and tastefully sexy all at the same time, which is no small achievement! A master at bringing out the strongest attributes and fierce confidence of every girl he works with, when he’s not testing you can find Lucas shooting for some of our favorite brands like Rails and Chloe Oliver or on the pages of magazines like Bisous, Angeleno, Cosmo or even Maxim!

Lucas’s funny, vibrant and energetic personality is incredibly infectious to everyone around him – ironically, it’s kind of a contrast to his sultry photography style. His ability to capture beauty in it’s most pure form continues to amaze us, so we can easily say that our obsession with Lucas isn’t ending anytime soon (but, we’re more than okay with that).

Thank you Lucas! You have taught our girls so much and provided them with valuable experience that has helped them be the successful women that they are today. We’ve seriously enjoyed the past few years of working with you, and are looking forward to many more to come.

Lucas Passmore

WEBSITE // INSTAGRAM // TUMBLR

The Models

Alana Bunte // Alex Long // Alexis Ren // Angela Highsmith // Ashley Moore // Brianna Gilchrist // Britt Koth // Cameron Richardson // Cat Haave // Davia Gomez // Fo Porter // Kirby Griffin // Lauren Johnson // Maggimae // Niki Huey // Phoenix Cotner // Polina Frantsena // Taylor Hannum // Zeda Navarro

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Here at Nous, we’re always on the lookout for new talent of all kinds. Sometimes we find them, and sometimes they find us. This summer, we were lucky enough to be approached by Yazzi Williams, a photography blogger who was in town from Australia. When it comes to a test photoshoot, Yazzi is pretty much a one stop shop! A talented photographer, makeup artist and stylist, we were so thrilled that she wanted to work with us. Bringing out soft, feminine qualities in the girls, and capturing perfect golden hour moments, her work is exactly what we were looking for. During her short stay here, we were able to coordinate eleven beautiful photoshoots. All of our girls loved her, and learned so much from the experience. Yaz, this one’s for you! Thank you so much for all of your hard work; we can’t wait until your next trip out here! Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments. To see more of her amazing work, or if you have any questions for her, check out her blog, Love Yaz Photo.

Love Yaz

BLOG // INSTAGRAM

The Models

Diane Murtha // Allison Holton // Chloe Bechtol // Holly Hicks // Brianna Gilchrist // Zeda Navarro

Zelly Dugan // Caralee Ellis // Wase Chief // Maitlyn Simmons  // Selena Sloan

 

The ability to capture a model’s personality through a photograph is something Martin Rusch has down to a T. Paired with great natural lighting and a cool mix of backdrops, the results will leave you wanting even more (as we constantly do!). Needless to say we are in love. Thank you, Martin for your beautiful work!

Martin Rusch, Nous Models, Zelly Dugan

Martin Rusch, Nous Models, Taylor Hannum

 Martin Rusch

WEBSITE // INSTAGRAM

The Models

Bridget // Tereza // Polina // Zelly // Davia // Alexis // Jocelyn // Ashley // Monica // Taylor

Ed, words can’t describe how much we love you, and love working with you. Over the last year we’ve laughed, grown, oo-ed and ah-ed at your fantastic work, and it’s about time we thank you properly! You’ve become a staple here at Nous, and we can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

Here’s a time warp of Ed’s work with Nous, starting with Wase in November of 2013, all the way through today. Cheers to you, Ed.

Ed McGowan

WEBSITE // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER // TUMBLR // FLICKR

The Models

Wase // Holly // Naty // Angela // Cat // Shawna // Alexah // Caralee // Jocelyn // Alena // Zelly // Amber // Bridget // Faith // Sydney // Allison 

Yves is no stranger to working with our girls, or to making amazing videos.  You may have already seen us feature his video, Dancing With Alexis Ren, on our Facebook.  This time around Yves came to us inspired by a Vogue Italia video.  We LOVE everything Yves, so of course we were totally on board.  Check out his truly amazing rendition of what we think will be the next big thing for the modeling industry, moving comp cards.  We’re so excited to say that this one is just a teaser of more to come!  First up, Davia and Lyzy.

 

About Yves

“I am a Fashion / Editorial photographer in Los Angeles, graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I’ve been a working photographer for 3 years, and I actually started at first in product photography needless to say it was a bit boring! My main focus of my work is the more portrait and beauty side of fashion photography. I also run a studio called Black Sock Studio where I do more advertising and commercial focused work when I’m not shooting more fashion editorial work. Oh and my photography icons are Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts and of course I would love the career of VS photographer Russell James!”

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Yves Huy Truong

WEBSITE // TUMBLR // INSTAGRAM // VIMEO

Lyzy Adler

PORTFOLIO // INSTAGRAM

Davia Gomez

PORTFOLIO // INSTAGRAM

We first met Taschka Turnquist when she approached us about testing our models. We instantly fell in love with her ability to photograph the girls so beautifully and uniquely. 

Upon viewing Taschka’s portfolio, one can truly feel the passion and drive behind her work. Her photography is far more than a camera capturing an image but it is an experience. It’s clear as to why her recent solo art show was titled Look but Don’t Touch“, her art is incredibly moving. 

Read more as this talented young artist shares her story with us. 

With artists as parents, creativity runs through your blood; can you share more about your background in the arts?

My mother was a writer and artist so it was only natural for me to follow suit. I spent most of my childhood drawing, painting, making clothes for my dolls from scratch. I’d even build doll houses out of scrap wood.  I just loved to create.  I became interested in Photograpy during high school but it wasn’t until after college, where I majored in fashion design, that I started shooting again.  Soon photography became the focus and my career path defined itself.

What were your thoughts when you picked up your first camera?

“I can freeze time.” This is very appealing to a control freak. It’s a way to savor the moment as you like it and/or a way to memorialize something that will never be again. I was intrigued by that power and I still am all these years later.

At what point did you know you were destined to be a photographer?

“I knew I was set when I saw how people reacted to me when I would shoot them. I’m a people person despite being very much a loner.  Another side of me comes out when my camera is around. It’s like Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The camera does the dirty work, I’m just along for the ride.”

Describe your style in three words:

“Sex.
Depth.
Intuition.”

If you could work with anybody living or dead who would it be and why?

“Herb Ritts. I would love to have learned from him…and be photographed by him. It was on my bucket list. Ahh, another lifetime I suppose.”

I also heard that you had a recent art show, can you share more about that as well?
What was the name for this series and why? What was the inspiration behind this series?

“Yes, in NY I just had a solo show titled “Look but don’t touch.” I was inspired to share my intimate point
of view and muses behind it.  Those little moments in between that tickle the eye.  I love when I’m
shooting and I catch a breath or exhale I didn’t see coming.  That’s what the show was about.  The
viewer wanting to reach in and touch the subject…but it’s only a picture.  So keep your hands to
yourself.”

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Models shown: Ashley Moore, Candice Neill, Giza, Haley Porter, Hayley Corbett, and Kirby Griffin

Photography by Kesler Tran

Raw beauty mixed with rays of sunlight emerge from every photo story we get from Kesler Tran when he shoots our beautiful Nous Girls. We wanted to know what inspires him and his work, so we asked!

How did you get into photography?

Tran: I started out about 4 years ago, worked hard to advance my taste and direction, my growth happened through failure. Naw thats all BS, I’m just blessed to have a gift that I can share with the world through artistic visual media.

What inspires your photography? 

Tran: I’m inspired by lighting and also challenging views and rich shadows are what keep me motivated.

We are obsessed with your photo shoot locations! If you could choose any location to for a shoot, where would it be?  

Tran: My dream location would be a deserted Island, or a location where there is a house in the middle of the sea with glass floors where I can see dolphins swimming underneath. If that is too much to ask, I’ll settle for anything that isn’t in LA.