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Oana Szekely : photographs Yoga Queen Mady Morrison, Muay Thai fighter Samir Al Mansouri plus a yoga & lifestyle spread for the Elements Henninger Turm

Frankfurt-based photographer Oana Szekely keeps on whipping out sporty productions! She photographed Yoga Queen Mady Morrison in Berlin for wdv OHG through White Rabbit/AOK-on. Followed immediately by legendary Thai boxer and MMA fighter Samir Al Mansouri for MMA Spirit. And created for Elements Fitness in Frankfurt at Henninger Turm was also a wonderful yoga series.
15.02.2019 // show complete article

Oana Szekely kicks off 2019 with 'Colored Shadows' for HUF magazine, romantic jewels by VICKISARGE, plus cruelty-free for Imirage magazine

More fashion and beauty for 2019! That's the credo of Frankfurt-based photographer OANA SZEKELY who kicks off the new year with no less than three wonderful productions, with: the "Colored Shadows" beauty story for HUF magazine, a modern-romantic photo story about VICKISARGE luxury jewelry, and last but not least, cruelty-free cosmetics for Imirage magazine.
07.01.2019 // show complete article

'Glitter Tale' by Oana Szekely - visually soul-searching about the illusion of glitter, glamour and power

Photographer Oana Szekel realized the spread entitled 'Glitter Tale' in Cape Town : This work is essentially a message, a reflexion of responsibility. We need to rethink our relationship to the clothing we buy and wear. My focus is intentionally directed at the way we manufacture clothing and what it is made of – and what the that does to us. Power?

Clothing is often the first physical interface between ourselves and the world. Among all design objects, clothing is one of the most universal and intimate products we wear. Everyday and everywhere – everyone wears something different. What we wear can announce a loud identity, a status or prestige. Fashion helps us to express who we are and what we stand for. The works are colorfully and controversially illuminated. Sometimes it's necessary to provoke or initiate discussions, debates, questions about the status quo and, of course, also measures. And we always follow trends, and it is completely okay to have fun with fashion. But if we ask why? How much moral integrity does the clothing we wear have?

As a photographer, I get the chance to be touched by intense observation. For me it is important to create photos which stand for something. I see it as my responsibility to make way for positive change. I love the world, people, animals and nature. They are our greatest source of inspiration. I would like to treat all of them with respect while keeping in mind our morals, empathy and values."

Oana was supported by hair & makeup artist Melissa van Zyl and Mel Rigby, stylist Irina Wins, models Nkosazana S, Aretha N and Curtis Cornwall (collaborators: Birdonwire,, 20MANAGEMENT.CO.ZA, Photohire, secondtimearroundza, Annies Wardrobe & The Prophouse Cape Town).
30.07.2018 // show complete article