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Late Stay by Maximilian Rivera

Maximilian Rivera started out shooting fashion shows, but after a trip to Paris and Barcelona last summer the Miami based photographer fell for more traditional fashion photography. “- I worked with an agency model and an incredible French team. There was a big language barrier but it was a good learning experience,” he tells us, adding: “- After that shoot, I was immediately hooked and knew I wanted to become a fashion photographer. So now I mostly travel between Miami and New York and will soon make trips to Los Angeles and then back to Europe.

As many other arising fashion photographers, Maximilian had a goal of getting published on Ben Trovato, and with his story Late Stay that goal is today reached. The editorial features the striking beauty that is Danielle King from MC2 Miami strolling around a retro Miami hotel, “- Blending in and feeling comfortable within the scenery but also standing out. Her beauty serving as both a contrast and compliment to her gorgeous surroundings,” Maximilian explains.

What inspired Maximilian’s approach was his fascination for old black and while advertisements: “- They are classic timeless images which draw you in and tell a story.

Danielle is a “breeze to work with and since we’ve gotten back such amazing feedback,” he tells us when asked about the gorgeous star of Late Stay. “We’ve actually worked together more than once. I love her portfolio. It’s very versatile which is what originally caught my eye.”

Joining Maximilian and Danielle was Deedee Kazandjian, who did the hair and makeup, and styled the shoot using a lot of amazing pieces from Mika Couture. Assistant on the set was Don Cunanan.

Photography by Maximilian Rivera
Fashion styling by Mika Couture & Deedee Kazandjian
Makeup & Hair by Deedee Kazandjian
Model – Danielle King @ MC2 Miami
Assistant – Don Cunanan