These rebellious Bad Boyz – and two girls are causing mayhem as they rule the Brooklyn streets in NY. Sharp styling by Michel Onofrio and greaser hair & 1950’s styles by Konstanze Zeller add to the rockabilly feel of Bad Boyz.
Scroll down for a Q & A with photographer Amanda Pratt.
Q & A with photographer Amanda Pratt as seen in the latest issue of Hooligans Magazine
What was your favourite part of this editorial?
My favourite part of this shoot was encouraging the kids to get into their roles like it was a movie: pretending to yell, scream, run away. They loved it! It was my job to capture all the great moments.
In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of photography, and why?
I truly enjoy the process of photography, from the idea and trying to make the concept come to life visually.
What was unique about this editorial?
This editorial was so unique because we had so many different models/characters in it, that it was almost like shooting a movie. The models did an amazing job of keeping in character and I think that comes through in the images. I never get to shoot mostly boys for a story, so this was another unique factor.
If you could describe your photography in three words, what would they be?
Hard for me to describe in three words but I would say I strive for my photography to have a narrative, feel authentic and have the right energy.
If you could shoot anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Hmm maybe shooting in outer space? I loved taking pictures in Morocco – so many textures. However, I truly enjoy shooting at any great location, it gives so much energy to the overall shoot.
What inspired you to begin a career in photography?
I have always felt very inspired by art and imagery, whether it be a painting, a photograph, or a particular image. I studied art history in college and wound up working on low-budget independent films after graduating, that was an education in itself! Eventually, I started focusing more on photography but I still feel very much connected and inspired by art in all forms and love the entire collaborative process in capturing an image.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would your dream career be?
If I was not a photographer, I possibly might have been an interior designer, both create their own worlds.
If you had the opportunity to learn from any photographer, who would you choose?
Glen Luchford, Helmut Newton, Tim Walker, Sally Mann, who are all very different but I love their images and how they create entirely different worlds. All have a true visual narrative.
What is your favourite part about living/being a photographer in NYC?
I love being a photographer in NYC! New York is so full of energy and the electricity of the city feeds me on many levels. NYC constantly inspires and challenges me. I’m always learning something new or discovering a new spot. It’s like another big relationship in my life.
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Bad Boyz Crew Credits:
Photography: Amanda Pratt @amandapratt
Art Director: Yvette Velasquez
Stylist: Michel Onafrio
Hair: Konstanze Zeller
Makeup: Yuko Mizuno
Models: Nicolas @ City Kids. Maxim B, Lucas H, Adrian S @ Generation. Abby S @ Stella Kids. Brando B @ Zuri and Paloma C.
Slide 1 – All kids in back wearing DIESEL CONVERSE High Tops H&M Suspenders PAUL SMITH Button Up Shirt DIESEL Jeans CONVERSE High Tops LIHO Top ROBERTO CAVALLI Jeans Both girls wearing SCOTCH R’ BELLE CONVERSE High Tops.
Slide 2 – Image 1 – SCOTCH R’ BELLE Button-Up Shirt.
Slide 2 – Image 2 – SONIA RYKIEL Red Button Up DIESEL Shirt CALVIN KLEIN Tank ROBERTO CAVALLI Shirt.
Slide 3 – Image 1 – PAUL SMITH Polo ZADIG & VOLTAIRE Top.
Slide 3 – Image 3 – 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Jeans PAUL SMITH Polo TRICO FIELD Painted Jeans ZADIG & VOLTAIRE Top CONVERSE High Top.
Slide 4 – DIESEL Leather Jacket DIESEL Black & White Button Up Top HANES Tank Top 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Skinny Black Jeans DIESEL Jeans (on boy in the back ) PAUL SMITH Sweatshirt @ Mon Petite Child.
Slide 5 – Image 1 – MISS BLUE & SCOTCH R’ BELLE on both.
Slide 5 – Image 2 – ROBERTO CAVALLI Jeans FENDI Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers SCOTCH R’ BELLE Jeans LIHO Top CONVERSE Sneakers.
Slide 6 – PAUL SMITH Jeans SCOTCH SHRINK Print Top All kids in back wearing DIESEL CONVERSE High Tops H&M Suspenders.
Slide 7 – Image 1 -Left to right: SCOTCH R’ BELLE Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers, IKKS Top DIESEL Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers, DIESEL Leather Moto Jacket JEAN BOURGET Button Up top CONVERSE High Tops, ARMANI JUNIOR Plaid Shirt PAUL SMITH Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers, ZADIG& VOLTAIRE Button Up shirt IKKS Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers, SCOTCH SHRUNK Leather Moto Jacket ARMANI JUNIOR Jeans.
Slide 7 – Image 2 -PAUL SMITH Jeans SCOTCH SHRINK Print Top All kids in back wearing DIESEL CONVERSE High Tops H&M Suspenders.
Slide 7 – Image 4 -DIESEL Top ROBERTO CAVALLI Top IKKS Top PAUL SMITH Top SCOTCH R’ BELLE Top FENDI Jeans 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Jeans IKKS Jeans SONIA RYKIEL Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers on all kids.
Slide 8 – SCOTCH R’ BELLE Jeans DIESEL Jeans HANES Tank FENDI Jeans LIHO Top SCOTCH R’ BELLE Yellow Sweat Shirt SONIA RYKIEL Red Top.
Slide 9 – DIESEL Top ROBERTO CAVALLI Top IKKS Top PAUL SMITH Top SCOTCH R’ BELLE Top FENDI Jeans 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Jeans IKKS Jeans SONIA RYKIEL Jeans CONVERSE Sneakers on all kids.
Photography Amanda Pratt – All rights reserved.
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