Mo Dukali is a photographer whose passion for fashion and music culture has led to him specialising in studio portraiture and fashion photography. Additionally, Mo has taken an interest in developing his abilities to edit his images using industry-standard techniques such as frequency separation as well as other complex Photoshop processes.
His journey into the photography industry began by collaborating with makeup artists to produce a range of creative studio portraits for the editorial, fashion, SFX makeup and beauty sectors. Furthermore, Mo has collaborated with fashion models and music artists to produce portfolios and promotional artwork.
By his third year of University, he was confident enough in his skillset to quit his retail job and venture into the world of freelance photography. Photographic commissions to date include food and interior projects for local restaurants, social events for university societies, and portraits for fitness supplement retailers. Mo has also been commissioned several times to shoot behind-the-scenes images for Klash Productions, known for producing big-budget, cinematic music videos for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Stormzy.
Under The Surface explores the impact of ethnicity and background on individual identity. He has done this by collaborating with a makeup artist to create a series of aesthetically striking studio portraits that highlight the models’ backgrounds. The images are accompanied by a statement given by the model about their individual experience of growing up with their respective ethnicities.
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