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Fantasy Landscapes

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Miss Aniela/Natalie Lennard

Photographer Natalie Lennard (A.K.A. Miss Aniela) creates fantasy landscapes which perfectly show off the often-outrageous-but-always-glorious haute couture fashions at their center. The glamorous shoots feature surrealistic details and special effects, created with a combination of practical effects, photoshop, and even C.G.I. But the model’s poses and lighting are always captured in-camera.

I find these images visually intriguing and completely fascinating. I love Miss Aniela’s eye and her sense of fashion and drama. It would be really interesting if someone took some of these images as inspiration for a series of short stories. I’d love to know more about those universes she creates.

You can follow Miss Aniela on her website and on Instagram. You can also buy her photos on Saatchi Art.

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On the Kimpton's private beach in Grand Cayman, sunset shoot for our TV and print ad campaign with celebrity model Selita Ebanks. DREAM IN CAYMAN produced for the Cayman Department of Tourism, bringing our #SurrealFashion artistry into commercial. This little BTS reel gives a quick insight to the process of the whole Iguana segment – both video (shot by Beyond Content and ALT FX) with Red system and stills (shot by us) in #phaseone 100MP. We filmed and shot Selita for compositing with Peter the #blueiguana from the island's sanctuary and flying eagle rays in post-production. Final ad features Sarah McTaggart 'Beyond the Sea' soundtrack. Big thank you to The Richards Group, Dallas, for bringing this amazing job our way, and to my partner Matt for his tireless production work on this entire project. Agency: The Richards Group / Producer: Matt Lennard of Miss Aniela, working with The Richards Group / Client: Cayman Department of Tourism / Videography: Beyond Content @beyondcontent / CGI: Alt VFX / Photography & post-production: Natalie Lennard & Matthew Lennard of Miss Aniela @missaniela / Cayman Production Assistance: Badir Awe, Awesome Productions / Stylist: Leonid Gurevich @leonidgurevich / Model: Selita Ebanks @selitaebanks / Hair: Pasquale Caselle @hairbypasquale / MUA: Stephanie Ford @stephaniefordmua / Assistants: Tim Charles Matthews @talltimphotos, Chris Christoforou @supershinysoul, Joanna Dybisz / With thanks to Blue Iguana Nature Reserve, and to the Kimpton Seafire Resort 🔥 #adcampaign #styling #caymanislands #fashion #campaign #tourism #luxury #blueiguana #selitaebanks #caribbean @phaseonephoto @broncolor

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Swipe for full print ad for Iguana, from DREAM IN CAYMAN bringing our #SurrealFashion artistry into a TV & print tourism campaign we produced for the Cayman Department of Tourism. Here, showcasing treasures of the #CaymanIslands… the endangered Blue Iguana, island celebrity Selita Ebanks, and Caymanian musician Sarah McTaggart 'Beyond the Sea' soundtrack (in the TV ad, see previous post), all combined to create a surreal moving dreamscape, eagle rays jumping over the night sea! We pulled together a dream team, our long-time reliant stylist Leonid Gurevich and videographers Beyond Content, striving to make a memorable and magical campaign. Big thank you to The Richards Group, Dallas, for bringing this amazing job our way, and to my partner Matt for his tireless production work on this entire project. BTS video to follow. Agency: The Richards Group / Producer: Matt Lennard of Miss Aniela, working with The Richards Group / Client: Cayman Department of Tourism / Videography: Beyond Content @beyondcontent / CGI: Alt VFX / Photography & post-production: Natalie Lennard & Matthew Lennard of Miss Aniela @missaniela / Cayman Production Assistance: Badir Awe, Awesome Productions / Stylist: Leonid Gurevich @leonidgurevich / Model: Selita Ebanks @selitaebanks / Hair: Pasquale Caselle @hairbypasquale / MUA: Stephanie Ford @stephaniefordmua / Assistants: Tim Charles Matthews @talltimphotos, Chris Christoforou @supershinysoul, Joanna Dybisz / With thanks to Blue Iguana Nature Reserve, and to the Kimpton Seafire Resort 🔥 #adcampaign #styling #caymanislands #fashion #campaign #tourism #luxury #blueiguana #selitaebanks #caribbean @phaseonephoto @broncolor

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Pleased to announce the launch of the DREAM IN CAYMAN campaign we produced for the Cayman Department of Tourism, with the first piece 🐢 This campaign involved both stills and video we shot and directed out in the Cayman Islands. The remit was to bring glamorous, high-fashion artistry into a tourism campaign like no other, incorporating our #SurrealFashion aesthetic and styling by Leonid Gurevich to make it the envy of the Caribbean and of tourist boards worldwide. To forge magical, vivid scenes that last memorably beyond a magazine spread. Several of the pieces including this one were shot in the ocean, with help of underwater Cayman-based diving instructor & photographer Jason Washington, then conjured into an intricate but realistic composite through my post-production. This campaign would have been impossible without months of work by my partner producer Matt Lennard working tirelessly with Kerstin Fredrickson of TRG / The Richards Group. Major thanks to all the team from TRG, client CDOT, our invaluable photography assistants Tim Charles Matthews and Chris Christoforou during the trip, and to the whole team involved ☄ Credits overview: Agency: The Richards Group / Client: Cayman Department of Tourism / Photography, & post-production: Photography & post-production: Natalie & Matthew Lennard of Miss Aniela / Producer: Matt Lennard of Miss Aniela, and The Richards Group / Underwater photography stills: Jason Washington @caymanjason / Diving instructor: @stephlynn222 / Stylist & Dress: @leonidgurevich / Model: Carmen Obied @carmen_obied / Assistants: Tim Charles Matthews @talltimphotos, Chris Christoforou, and Joanna Dybisz for the most important job of all in looking after my child Lilith ☄ #adcampaign #styling #caymanislands #fashion#campaign #tourism #luxury

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Fantasy Landscapes

  1. Couldn’t you picture Grace Coddington doing this in Vogue? Amazing photography.

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  2. Art can take you anywhere!

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  3. These designs are indeed fantastical!

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  4. Again I am totally lost as to what is real and what is 3-D art. I did enjoy looking at all of them. Hal

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  5. These are fabulous. I love the theatricality of each whole image but I also love the way the photographer handles lighting and the colour palette.

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  6. Donna, you are a dear sweetheart for sharing these. Thank you. Most of them, including the title image, and the iguana shots, are either dresses I designed and made, or my styling. You picked some of my favorite ones. Working with Miss Aniela has been ultimate bliss for me! Wait till you see what we do in March!! Leonid

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