17 March 2015

crimson







styling anette samm
muah maret ubaleht
model mari @ metro models
shot at seesee studio

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21. märtsil korraldan seesee stuudios ühepäevase praktilise moefoto workshopi, kus räägime meigist, stilistikast ja modelliga töötamisest, ning kõik osalejad saavad seda ka ise järele proovida.
seejuures pole vajalik varasem stuudiotehnika tundmine - soovijaid õpetame kohapeal.

lisainfo ja registreerimine - http://seesee.ee/workshop

12 March 2015

in bloom







designer: perit muuga, collection "all mine"
makeup and hair: maret ubaleht
assistant: alli-liis vandel
models: pauletta kallasmaa & pille alasi
location: no99

shot for magazine pulss, march '15

“if i had a flower for every time i thought of you, i could walk through my garden forever.”

― alfred tennyson

2 March 2015

team

teamwork is essential in creating good photographs, and i feel that my work has evolved greatly ever since i have included other brains in it.

maret (my main make up artist) came first - we started working together in april 2013 after a short chat on facebook (we had known each other before, but i never realized her hobby in cosmetics), and that's where the crazy life started. we were unbeatable. a photoshoot was no longer simply me going out with a model. now it was planning, sketching, moodboarding, brainstorming, beauty work and photography. she has inspired and influenced me so much, both artistically and emotionally.

then, one by one, came the others. my team grew slowly at first and then rapidly after the first fantasy photo workshop. i am lucky to have so many creative friends working with me, and doing that with love and passion. i see how their eyes light up and our hearts bloom together in mutual understanding.

i have the best young filmmakers. everything they create is pure magic. the best make up artists, stylist and hairdressers who can bring to life anything i have in mind. the most amazing assistants who grasp the idea without explanations.

i try to sense the people i work with. they need to have at least the same amout of perverse humor (or more, if possible). i looked for people who weren't afraid of fire and cold, people who were my age and not afraid to chase their dreams. i needed the raw, stupid and fierce youth, the ones who haven't lost their inner child.

photos by rasmus pitkänen

on february 24th we finally got together with the gang and i took some headshots...


jaan (film) - mairi (film) - rasmus (assistant) - raili (makeup) - maret (makeup) - malle (hair) - kairi (hair) - katrin (assistant) - renata (styling)
photo by taavi luhamaa
i am so grateful for all of you ♥

17 February 2015

4th fantasy photo workshop

the workshop me and gen hosted in kehtna manor was the 4th one in row, having previously done three in various castles in manors around estonia.

the planning began early. the last workshop in kolga manor took place in september and already by november i felt like something was missing from my life. i talked to the team. they were quite excited to do it again. we also invited taavi luhamaa to speak with us.




this time we had four setups in the otherwise empty mansion - a cloud/snow room, a silver-flowery-bedroom, a library and alice-in-wonderland room. the photographers were divided in five small groups consisting of three people who assisted each other during the shoots.




this time all the wardrobe came from estonian fashion designers - we featured tiina talumees, nymf fashion studio, kirill safonov, perit muuga and hans kristian mänd. and finally, one of the photographers also designs dresses (sigrid osa), she had brought a dress made of newspapers with her.

makeup and hair were done by a team of four (maret ubaleht, raili salvet, kairi katmann and malle jõgeda).

we started the workshop with short presentations about ourselves and how we became artists, then everyone photographed for a few hours, and finally gen talked about business and marketing.


i shot all my photos with the nikon d610 + 24-70mm lens. it was truly a flawless camera - not too heavy, perfect dynamics for a woman's hands, large sensor and unbeatable image quality. the lens was a pleasure to work with as well - super fast, sharp even at f2.8, and goes wonderfully with the d610.

getter wearing tiina talumees // mua maret ubaleht // hair kairi katmann

karis @ metro models wearing NYMF // mua maret ubaleht // hair malle jõgeda

liisi wearing NYMF // mua raili salvet // hair malle jõgeda
i truly love doing these workshops. it's not only a chance to learn from everyone but also a sudden wave of inspiration that lasts for a few weeks. it's a day for the creative soul, the hardworking team, our brave models, and the amazing participants. everyone brings something to the table. we breathe photography, share our passion, we hold on to each other.

i started teaching in july 2014 and i will hopefully continue for many years to come. the whole experience of speaking and sharing and creating together is something completely different - as i am still trying to change the industry and induce more positive thoughts, networking between creatives and personal success through friendships and love.

every photographer on this planet is important. you are important. we are the flames of the new generation, raw and alive, magnificent to the core. we have the power to change the world. this is our journey, our universe, our fantastic creation. 

26 January 2015

porcelain forest









models iris @ living models & agnes
muah maret ubaleht
wardrobe and styling adele thele kuusk & artist design
crowns hans kristian mänd
jewellery wise style
thank you katrin & aleksandrs

shot at mustjõe kõrtsitalu

21 January 2015

the fisherman's wife













experimental rural fashion story that we shot in muhumaa over two very windy and cold days in november. 

model: merilin kauniste
muah: maret ubaleht
wardrobe: artist design & adele thele kuusk