It’s been a whirlwind of work, but RSVP Magazine #2 is finally out! It’s a double set of milestones for me. Aside from the size of a graphic design project this publication represents, this time around there are much more visible contributions on my behalf for photography.
I was the event photographer for the Virgin Unite fundraiser party this summer during F1 weekend, hosted at the chic floating spa Bota Bota. Sir Richard Branson seemed like a fairly down-to-earth and likable person, though we didn’t exchange more than a few words. The cover shot was chosen from my shots from that night, and you can see it above. I also shot another great event at La Brasserie Le Pois Penché and Hôtel Chez Swann.
After the cover shot (which is a first for me), the other first-time achievement is the publication of a feature portrait. Not only one, but I did seven out of ten of the interview photos for this issue. I actually had done eight, but the subject submitted a shot to use instead. In any case, I had fun with these and certainly learned a lot in the process, as these were all very quick shoots and without any stylists or lighting kits.
The first interview portrait of Thomas Vernis–owner of Santos Tapas Bar in the old port–is my favourite from a technical standpoint. I was assisted by my wonderful former classmate and fellow photographer, Reagan Alexander