MALAÏKA NANINCK by ALEX JONAS
“We wanted something a bit boyish for Malaïka mixed with a bit of improvisation. Inspiration came from Newton and additionally some tomboy looks we thought would fit perfectly for Malaïka. Hannah was in charge of make up, Barbara handled the styling and I found the location just outside of Paris! It was a nice sunny day and we had no time pressure so it all went smoothly.
I live in Berlin at the moment but I travel back to Paris often for work. Malaïka and I are already planning another shoot and I’m sure the team will get together again. Something old school and colorful!”
– Alex Jonas
“Well it wasn’t the first time that we had the chance to work together.. and actually we all met each other a year before this shoot, including the make up artist Hannah and the stylist Barbara. Alex, the photographer, is a good friend now and we always try to create something when we have the chance. We did this set just for fun.. Alex and I, we like to collaborate this way.
All the looks are very different. Girlish, boyish style and then tomboy (Alex loves to see me act like a boy haha). It was very cool and fun and at the same time it is just like hanging out together as friends. I became close to Barbara as well and I love to involve her in my work. Hannah is one of the most talented make up artists that I have had the chance to collaborate with. She is amazing! I think that we are cool team and for me it’s always a pleasure when I get to collaborate with them.
I am now back in Paris enjoying my time with my friends and family and working. But I know me, it shouldn’t take too long before I plan another adventure and travel again. I really loved my time in Cape Town, that place is incredible and you get the chance to meet so many beautiful souls. I’ll see if I will go back there or who knows maybe somewhere else. I usually just go with the flow.”
– Malaïka Naninck
– Cannon 6D
– 24-70mm f2.8 lens
– 50mm f 1/2 lens
– 70-200mm f2.8 lens
– Natural light