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Allen Zaki is a photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. He shoots fashion and celebrity portraiture. He travels to New York, NY to shoot and is willing to travel to get the job done. His work/portfolio can be viewed at: www.allenzaki.com

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: What An Amazing Year Its Been!

Hello World,

this is my 100th post, and the last day of 2010! What an extraordinary year it has been, with everything I have accomplished within the past twelve months.

I have been blessed to have made it through 2009 (financially) and now I'm finishing up my second year in business, Allen Zaki Photography. I've photographed SOOOOOOOO many people and things in 2010, that I am so proud of, and even more ecstatic for what's to come in 2011!!

Below is a sampling of all the things I've shot in 2010, and I'd like to thank EVERYONE who has helped me accomplish all this great work! My AMAZING TEAMS of artists, all the publicists, celebrities, friends, and family, without whom I couldn't have made it through this year!

Its been an amazing journey, and I know there are only hundreds/thousands of good things to come for me and my business in 2011!!!

Here's to new beginnings, and the unexpected future! Happy New Year!!!

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Live, Laugh, Love!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allenzakiphoto.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

Headshot: Mayra Chavez


Hello World,

I've recently had the pleasure to photograph Mayra Chavez a young and beautiful woman who works at KIIS FM LA. She needed a headshot for some upcoming work, so I was happy to help her out.

Please if you know anyone looking for headshots, or a PR Kit, I'd love to help them out!

Thanks, until next time.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allenzakiphoto.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New: Eva La Rue for the Cover of BE! Magazine





Above are the images/cover shoot I did for BE! Magazine with CSI: Miami Star Eva La Rue. It was a blast to work with such an amazingly beautiful and talented actress here in Hollywood. We shot this back in June, and it is now the cover of BE! Mag Oct. Issue.

Thank you to Eva La Rue for an amazing shoot, and to Chris Mannor (@ChrisMannor-Twitter) (Style Director @ BE!) for putting this shoot together. Allan Avedano(@AllanFace-Twitter) for his makeup and hair talents!

Please check out www.allenzaki.com for my feature in the Oct issue with Vanessa and Angela Simmons as well.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki (@allenzaki-Twitter)
allenzaki.com
allenzakiphoto.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Snaps: GQ Style Test Shoot


Above is a snapshot from set (aka my apt) where I shot a GQ Style male model test.
Credits:
Model: Phillip Alexander @ Pinkerton Model and Talent
Makeup/Hair: Maxi Tone
Wardrobe Stylist: Catherine Wright
Photog: Allen Zaki

Live, Laugh, Love.
Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HEADSHOTS: Jason M.




Above are a few images I recently shot of actor Jason M.

I've also put up a Commercial Site for commercial work only www.ALLENZAKIPHOTO.com

Check it out, if you need headshots, portraits or any test work, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allenzakiphoto.com
allen@allenzaki.com
323.907.7918

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lifestyle Promo


Above is my new Lifestyle/Sport Promo Card.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allenzakiphoto.com (commercial site)
allen@allenzaki.com

Friday, July 30, 2010

Snaps: Vanessa and Angela Simmons and Allen Zaki


Above is a snap from my recent shoot with Rev Run's (Run DMC) daughters Vanessa and Angela Simmons.

It was a great shoot, can't wait to show you the images from the BE! Magazine shoot.

Credits:

Styling: Chris Mannor
Makeup: Christina Henry
Studio: Bombshelter Studios
Photo: Allen Zaki


Till next time.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allenzakiphoto.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

BTS Video: BE! Magazine "Operation Get Fit"



The Video Above is from a recent shoot I did for BE! Magazine's July Issue. Monique Stateena (America's Next Top Model), Molly Shea (E!'s Sunset Tan) and Nicole Johnson Miss CA USA 2010. It was a blast on set to work with Style Director Chris Mannor, and all the ladies.

Special thanks to Nakeah Fuller @ All About Face Academy in Downtown Los Angeles for providing a studio space, and for the great makeup!

Till Next Time.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

SWEATY HOT SUMMER 2010!






The images above are advertising images I shot for clothing company TIMOTEO (www.timoteo.net)

Credits:

Model: Joel Rush
Photography: Allen Zaki
Stylist: Timoteo Ocampo
Location: Downtown LA

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Snaps: Eva La Rue and Allen Zaki


Here is a quick snap of Eva La Rue and I on set of our photoshoot yesterday June 7th. More images to come soon.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Saturday, May 29, 2010

BTS: Video Roxy Olin BE! Magazine Cover Shoot

Here is the BTS Video from my wonderful cover shoot with Roxy Olin of The City on MTV Tuesday's at 10:30pm (EST).



Check out more images at allenzaki.com and pick up Your Copy of BE! Magazine on Newsstands Now!

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Friday, May 28, 2010

Its Here! Roxy Olin on the Cover of BE! Magazine



The images above are from my cover shoot with Roxy Olin of MTV's The City.

Pick it up on Newsstands TODAY! :)

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Monday, May 24, 2010

Website: Update May 2010





Hello World,

its been awhile. The images above are of my newly updated website. I've added two new stories to the Fashion Portfolio and new editorial story of MTV's The City co-star Roxy Olin to the Portraits Portfolio.

More work to come, until then.

Live, Laugh, Love.

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Friday, April 2, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Snaps: Roxy Olin


Hey World,

I had the chance to photograph Roxy Olin of The City a few weeks ago. The image above if from our cover shoot together. She was such a doll, and a trooper, we got through seven looks and three cover tries.

Credits:

Makeup: Patrick @ Solo Artists
Hair: Charles @ Solo Artists
Wardrobe/Style Director BE! Mag: Chris Mannor
Studio: Phil Sanchez Studio
Photographer: Allen Zaki (yours truly)
Photo Asst: Dan Eldridge



Thanks Roxy, you rock!

Till next post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Friday, March 19, 2010

BE! Magazine BTS Video: Molly Shea

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Miss Molly Shea (as mentioned below). Here is my behind the scenes video of my shoot with Molly, and all the Shenanigans that took place on set!

Please comment, and rate the video for me! Thanks!



Till the next post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Miss Molly Shea: BE! Magazine March 2010


I had the pleasure last month to photograph the beautiful Molly Shea from E!'s Sunset Tan. She's known as one half of the "Olly Twins" but she is now on her own, and making a name for herself here in Hollywood!

The image above is my candid "fan pic" with Miss Molly Shea. Keep your eyes open for the editorial spread in BE! Magazine's March Issue, on stands this coming week (March 22-26th).

Thanks to Molly Shea for being such a great subject, and Chris Mannor for styling, and my main makeup guru Mathias Alan (www.dripbook.com/mathiastheartist).

Till the next post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Steam'n Up the Locker Room







Hello World,

I wanted to share with you all a series of images that I created with Timoteo LLC (www.timoteo.net)

I photographed Swedish model Roy Fares and Scandinavian model Jani Kokki, both of which were a joy to photograph, and have amazing physiques to boot!

I am a very lucky artist, I'm able to work with such great people like designer Timoteo Ocampo, and gorgeous models like Roy and Jani. I am working on a book/portfolio called "Le Male" which is a compilation of my male fashion and artistic nude projects. Keep your eyes peeled for a lot more work to come.

Until the next post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update: February 2010

Hello World,

just a little update. Been busy working on a few projects, primarily trying to catch up on post-production. The images from the "Gap" inspired shoot are coming out very well, and my French Chic Black and White shoot is going into post via my retoucher Joseph Alexander.

I recently shot a lookbook for new menswear line James Larence (Monday Feb 8th).

Today I shot a casting call for an ad campaign (which I can't disclose). It was my first casting call of that proportion, for a major ad company, I shot over 150 actors/models. It was very interesting to see all the faces and personalities.

Other than that, I'm just trying to keep busy and make money working on new upcoming projects.

Until the Next Post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

Archive: Trenyce Behind the Scenes

Hello World,

I had the pleasure last October 2009 to photograph Ms. Trenyce Cobbins former American Idol finalist, in Downtown Los Angeles. I worked with celebrity stylist Chris Mannor and makeup artist Kim Todd.

Here is the Behind the Scenes video from our shoot:



Please rate and comment on the video. Thank you.

Until the Next Post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Sunday, January 31, 2010

NEW LOGO


Hello World,

if you haven't noticed already by the header on my blog, there is a NEW LOGO for ALLEN ZAKI PHOTOGRAPHY.

Its a new year and a new me! This is the new logo (above), co-designed with help from my friend and designer Don Valenzuela. It represents the "old-school" wax seal, with the new age feeling of shutter release cables surrounding the "Z" in the center.

Although I'm a contemporary photographer, I still do shoot with polaroids and film when I can. Which is seen as "old-school" or an art form now a days. So my logo represents the combination of contemporary photography with a twist of classic style.

Hope you like it.

Until the next post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Update: "Gap" Advertising Inspired Shoot


Hello World,

About three weeks ago, the beginning of January, I worked on a fashion shoot inspired by the 2007 "Gap Inc" advertisements. I'm trying to update my portfolio with images that are more Advertising Based, and less editorial. Reaching out to larger clients is what 2010 is all about for Allen Zaki Photography.

The image above is of my team and model Maria @ Fierce Models LA.

Credits:

(L-R) Mathias Alan (MUA/Hair); Maria (model @ Fierce); Catherine Wright (Wardrobe); Allen Zaki (photographer, me).

This coming week I'll be working on the images and they will be released there after. We also worked with Rachel @ Photo[genics and shot at Phil Sanchez's studio in Downtown Los Angeles.

Until the Next Post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

BTS: Snaps from French Chic Fashion Shoot





Hello World,

I had an AMAZING time working with my new GLAM SQUAD yesterday: Toni Ferrara (stylist), Mathias Alan (makeup) and Danee Smith (Hair).

We did this awesome French ChicBlack and White shoot in my friend Phil Sanchez's studio in Downtown LA. We worked with fabulous model Anna @ Photo[genics and Jadrianne "JJ" @ Models International. We shot over 13 looks, and will be sending it out for publication soon. The story is based on Black and White's its going to be HOT!

The images above are some snaps I took while on set.

Snaps Info:

1) Toni Ferrara and Mathias Alan
2) "JJ" @ M.I. with Headpiece
3) Mathias smoothing "JJ"'s legs
4) 2nd to Last Look for Anna @ Photo[genics

Credits:

Photography: Allen Zaki
Wardrobe: Toni Ferrara (www.toniferrara.com)
Makeup: Mathias Alan (www.dripbook.com/mathiastheartist)
Hair: Danee Smith
Hair Asst.: Jonathan
Location: Phil Sanchez Studio

Until the Next Post, Peace!

Allen Zaki
allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Monday, January 25, 2010

GELLEED MAGAZINE: Hot Sexy Editorial







Hello World,

The images above are from the Hot and Sexy editorial I shot back in November 2009 for Gelleed Magazine. I have recently released them on my site, they aren't out in the magazine yet, it won't come out till Spring 2010, however they were intended for the December 2009 issue. Therefore, I've asked to release them because I love the images so much.

Credits:

Photographer: Allen Zaki
Assistant: Diego Diego
Models: Blanca Blanco; John "JMR"
Hair/Makeup: Sarah Jane Santiago
Styling/Designer: Ian Chambers (Gelle Int.)
Location: Rosemead, CA

These are just a few images from the 10 page spread we shot. I hope you enjoy them.

Until Next Post, Peace.

Allen Zaki
www.allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year, Happy New Me!


Hello World,

Happy New Year! Its officially 2010 (obviously) and its a new Allen Zaki Photography! I've designed a new logo, and I'm working on the new website, and I'm also SHOOOOTING a lot!

New work, new year! January is great, and I look forward to seeing what is to come for 2010! I hope you are all doing well, and enjoying your beginnings of this new decade.

The image above is from a shoot I did with legendary musician Patti Austin and comedian/writer Nia Orms, and up and coming singer Leana Gutierez (not pictured above).

In the Image Above (L-R): Maxitone (MUA); Nia Orms (comedian/writer); Barry Orms (producer/manager); Patti Austin (front and center, legendary musician); Phil Sanchez (photographer/studio manager); Allen Zaki (that's me, Photographer).

Until next time, Peace!

Allen Zaki
www.allenzaki.com
allen@allenzaki.com