Bonnie Holland Seamlessly Blends Reality With Imagination

Bebe red coat.jpgIf there’s something Bonnie Holland knows extremely well, it’s how to fuse her subjects with breathtaking environments. Building captivating images that oftentimes mixes reality with imagination (be it somewhat idyllic or straight up fantastical), Bonnie has stated that she has “always been inspired by the beauty in our world”. This becomes quite clear when looking at some of the campaigns she’s helped create so far.

One of these, commissioned by Bebe for their line of winter clothing, had Bonnie create a series of images set in a stark, yet hauntingly beautiful landscape (created by production designer, Eddie Inda) that was inspired by the environments of the film “Dr. Zhivago”. Taking a minimalist approach to the white washed beauty of winter, the shoot featured stunning Russian model, Masha Philippova, alongside Ice, a white horse with an impressive list of film credits, including “The Chronicles of Narnia”.
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Another great example of Bonnie’s ability to capture beauty in both subjects and environments can be seen in her most recent shoot for the beauty brand, Jafra. Focusing on the love, warmth and playfulness of both her subjects and the spaces they inhabit, these images provide a happy, lively glimpse into “the heart of the Jafra business person.”

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The third and final example takes viewers into a whole different realm of the imagination. Shooting for Disney Baby in her Burbank-based studio, Bonnie (being a playful kid at heart) got a chance to really let her imagination run wild. The result is a whimsical playground of beautifully crafted settings where ideas and crafting harmonize uniquely with the Disney brand.

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These are of course only a few ways in which Bonnie has, through the lenses of her “rose tinted glasses”, materialized the visions of her clients. To summarize the overall feeling of her shoots, Bonnie explains it best in two beautiful sentences: “It’s romance, fashion and the promise of happy days. It’s a wink and a smile, a blend of reality and imagination.”

To see more of Bonnie’s photography, please visit her website and Altpick page.

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