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LA Woman

byAysha Banostext byMarius Troy

On one of her trips back home to the west coast last year, photographer Aysha Banos made sure to set up a shoot for Ben Trovato with the unique beauty that is Anastasia K. The Russian model stars in a story inspired by the summer in LA, shot with Aysha’s old 35mm Canon AE-1. The New York City based artist became interested in fashion photography about five years ago while interning for a fashion photographer in Los Angeles. We caught up with Aysha for a few questions about her debut story on Ben Trovato, LA Woman:

Except for LA, was there anything else that inspired LA Woman?
Yeah, I was really inspired by the concept of summer grunge while shooting it.

Anastasia looks amazing, how was she to shoot?
Anastasia who is with Pinkerton in Los Angeles was amazing. Russia really created a gapped tooth beauty and I was honoured to have photographed her.

Stylist Yvonne Montero, and hair stylist and makeup artist Dominique Lerma joined your team for the shoot, how were they to work with?
The team was awesome. The makeup artist, Dominique Lerma who I have worked with several times before had a friend of hers, Yvonne Montero, come and style the shoot. We all worked great together and continued to work together afterwards. I would definitely say that we are ‘The Perfect Team.’

We also asked stylist Yvonne Montero to comment on her wonderful stylist. Here’s what she said:
We paired combat boots with evening wear, cardigans with hot shorts and added a vintage band tee to show off the effortless cool, that is the quintessential California girl.