MOJA Photo Labs at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

We’re excited to share the final images of MOJA Photo Labs in this year’s Cannes Film Festival! We’ve observed great professionalism and fruitful collaborations among the lab participants. Photographers, fashion designers and make-up artists coming from different countries each contributed their expertise to create a final image realizing a mutual vision.

MOJA Photo Lab 1: Sails Chong x Huiqin Peng

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Huiqin Peng is more than a fashion designer. He is above all a great artist, who seeks a new way of highlighting the feminine body. He mixes European culture, by the drawing of the garment, and Chinese culture, by the choice of the motif of the frog and traditional lucky charm. This year, he invented a 3D printed top, which Sails Chong photographs on a black background, directing the light towards the face and the hand of the model. The expression is unusual. Sails wants to express what one can experience in a place like Cannes: when everybody flashes their camera without stopping, more interested in the celebrity as an object than translating what they really feel. However, sometimes, the model has only one desire: to escape the spotlight.

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Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Sails Chong / Fashion Designer: Huiqin Peng / Model: Lola Alc / MUA: Paddy McGurgan / Hairstylist: Valentina Becker

Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Sails Chong / Fashion Designer: Huiqin Peng / Model: Lola Alc / MUA: Paddy McGurgan / Hairstylist: Valentina Becker

MOJA Photo Lab 2: Urs Recher x Danilo Forestieri

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When a perfectionist photographer meets a meticulous fashion designer, it gives a bright picture. For Danilo Forestieri, the woman is like a dream, sublimated with a dress and jewels which make her a sparkling star. Eyes half-closed, Lola looks at Urs Recher, the photographer; before the shots, Urs explained what he wanted from her, then patiently waited for him to adjust the light, the focal length, and all contributes to making a good photo a perfect shot. As Urs Recher makes it a point of honor to publish authentic images without alteration, which is the case for this photo: the work performs upstream is as important as the shooting itself. Then the image, the model and the clothing appear on the screen in all brilliance of their beauty.

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Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Urs Recher / Fashion Designer: Danilo Forestieri / Model: Lola Alc / MUA & Hair: Valentina Becker

Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Urs Recher / Fashion Designer: Danilo Forestieri / Model: Lola Alc / MUA & Hair: Valentina Becker

MOJA Photo Lab 3: Tengku Azri x Ambra Zavatta

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Ambra Zavatta is a fashion designer born in Rimini, in a family of clowns, where Federico Fellini was born. We know that the filmmaker loved circus, directing movies like La Strada (1954) and The Clowns (1970). Inspired by this magical world, Ambra’s collection called Queen of noise, is a kind of rock version of the traditional world of circus. All her creations are entirely handmade, the motifs being painted directly on the fabric. She revisits the costumes of La strada (left) or Clowns (right), in tribute to the filmmaker and the family who saw her birth. 

Tengku Azri went from wedding photography to fashion photography, to get his unlimited creativity. Always looking for the most original points of view, at the risk of damaging his equipment. Tengku, very inspired by the world portrayed by Ambra, revisits these ancient themes by bringing them the touch of modernity that will sublimate them. 

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Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Tengku Azri / Fashion Designer: Ambra Zavatta / Model: Lola Alc / MUA: Paddy McGurgan / Hair: Valentina Becker

Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Tengku Azri / Fashion Designer: Ambra Zavatta / Model: Lola Alc / MUA: Paddy McGurgan / Hair: Valentina Becker

MOJA Photo Lab 4: Eujin Goh x Didier de Radiguès x Violaine Tamara Imbert-Fairchild

The Sun Queen

The Sun Queen

If you are interested in contemporary art, you can easily find, in the photos of Didier de Radiguès, familiar lines. His inspiration comes from Rothko, Soulages, Castellani, or as here, Calder. Geometry is a major art. To live the art through sharing, photographer Didier de Radiguès reinterprets the work of the sculptor. For the MOJA Photo Lab, the Lab partners revisits the work of Didier de Radiguès. Here, artist Eujin Goh works with artist Didier de Radiguès, to recreate a photo inspired by a work of Didier, while paying tribute to the artist Calder. In this very refined universe, fashion designer Violaine Tamara Imbert-Fairchild created a very long dress for Lola. Violaine, a French designer born in Versailles, created her collection inspired by the century of the Sun King. She creates personalized models, bringing them a touch of modernity and comfort, and making each item a unique piece.

Les Murs

Les Murs

La Chaussure

La Chaussure

The artist and the model  Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Eujin Goh / Fashion artist: Didier de Radiguès / Fashion Designer: Violaine Tamara Imbert Fairchild / Model: Lola Alc / MUA & Hair: Valentina Becker

The artist and the model

Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Eujin Goh / Fashion artist: Didier de Radiguès / Fashion Designer: Violaine Tamara Imbert Fairchild / Model: Lola Alc / MUA & Hair: Valentina Becker

Bonus Photo Shoot: Sails Chong x Danilo Forestieri

Sails Chong is all about shooting photos. Since we had extra time left during Cannes Film Festival, why not another shooting? The last day, he teamed up with fashion designer Danilo Forestieri, and here are the results.

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Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Sails Chong / Fashion Designer: Danilo Forestieri / Model: Lola Alc / MUA & Hair: Valentina Becker

Production: Awamu Moja / Photographer: Sails Chong / Fashion Designer: Danilo Forestieri / Model: Lola Alc / MUA & Hair: Valentina Becker

Looking forward to the MOJA Photo Lab next year!