Meeting Lana was one of the best things that has happen to me in 2015!
It happened on a cold rainy day in February during Haute Couture when I was photographing street style just before Zuhair Murad show here. Few days later I posted a photo of Lana on my Instagram, she reposted (to my huge joy) and that was it, that's how we met. Few months later she contacted me with a question, "Would I want to photograph her during Paris fashion week"? ... ehm, yeeeeaaaah!!!
Since that day, we've worked together on numerous projects, photo collaborations and events (one to remember was photographing Lana before her red carpet appearance during Cannes film festival! and also meeting and photographing Aishwarya Rai and Andie MacDowell!!!!! that was a crazy ride, let me tell you! .... it seems like we've worked together for years!
Lana is the person who helped me to enter into the fashion world. She opened the door to me and I'll be forever grateful for that. It doesn't mean I get to go to every show, event or a party; It means that people started slowly putting a face behind my name, I became Lana's photographer.
It's not a secret that nearly everything depends on the people we know, people who want to help you, teach you and sometimes push you in the right direction. When you're lucky enough to find that person, you give your best, you give everything, and that's what I did. Because even if you get help from outside, you're the only one who has to do the all the walking, and for me I have so much more to learn, walk and work even harder!
I feel so incredibly lucky to have met and worked with Lana in 2015 and I honestly can't wait to see what 2016 will bring. I'm happy to share with you these unpublished photos, my favourite photos I took of Lana in 2015! I hope you'll like them as much as I do. xx
DOLCE & GABBANA