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Los Angeles, New York, Ca, United States
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:

Sunday, January 31, 2010


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

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.


(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

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


Photography: Allen Zaki
Wardrobe: Toni Ferrara (
Makeup: Mathias Alan (
Hair: Danee Smith
Hair Asst.: Jonathan
Location: Phil Sanchez Studio

Until the Next Post, Peace!

Allen Zaki

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.


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

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