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Orange Times by Fernando Gómez

After having shot fashion for a couple of years, Barcelona based photographer Fernando Gómez has already stacked up a good amount of features in several publications worldwide. Next on his way up is Ben Trovato, where he is making his debut with a story featuring the striking beauty that is Raquel Arias.

- The story came to life during a chat I had with the stylist Quino Amador one day talking about a woman who gets lost in the wilderness and finds herself in a old country-house, where she tries to do the everyday field work while looking overdressed,” Fernando explains. “I wanted to portray a strong woman who’s not afraid to take care of the most unglamorous activities showing that she lives and breathes Fashion.

He admits he was strongly influenced by Daphne Guinness and the world world that spins around her. “The glamourous life, sometimes kitsch, that she lives shocks me and amazes me at the same time. There were also some obvious “Clockwork Orange” aesthetic inspirations, of course, and it was great to have this particular wig to work with because no way would we dye Raquel’s hair that color.

Raquel, who’s is represented by MM Expressions, is perfect for the part, and Fernando says she was an absolute delight to work with: “- She’s very poised and is very aware of her body expression. She got the feeling of the shoot from the very beginning and everything was so smooth.

Rosa Matilla did Raquel’s hair, while Quino Amador styled the shoot as well as doing makeup. “The team was great as well,” Fernando says, continuing: “- I’ve worked with Quino for some time, so we know what to expect from each other and we’re always trying to push ourselves further. And Rosa is my girlfriend, so needless to say that having her on the team is a bliss.

Quino says he was inspired by the floral prints that seem to be everywhere this spring: “- I mixed that with knit pieces and bold accessories to create comfortable but high fashion looks. For the earrings, I thought it could add a little twist to have some animal references to remark that she was in a wild atmosphere and I think it gives her a very powerful and feminine attitude.

Photograhy by Fernando Gómez
Makeup & Styling by Quino Amador
Hair by Rosa Matilla
Model - Raquel Arias @ MM Expressions