Monday, November 7, 2011

Maya Guez shoots NFL player James Ihedigbo

NFL player James Ihedigbo photogaphy by Maya Guez
Check out the cover spread I shot a few months back with NFL player James Ihedigbo for KRAVE FIT magazine. Mr. Ihedigbo has played for the NY Jets for a few years 2007-2010 and this season took his talent to the New England Patriots. James, originally from Mass was a two-time All-Western Massachusetts and All-League selection in UMASS collage is now back to his origin state making his mark as a strong safety for the Patriots. click on any image to see larger
NFL player James Ihedigbo photogaphy by Maya Guez KRAVE cover
On coming Sunday Nov 13 there will be an interesting game for James who will get to face off his old team the Jets in a tie breaking game... so who will hold edge in AFC East? Patriots, Jets or Bills? -That's the question that analysts and fans are left asking following a Sunday that saw the top three teams in the AFC East end the day with a 5-3 record, all tied atop the division. I think a player always want to go a bit harder when facing his old team just to remind them what they lost so it should be interesting. click on any image to see larger
NFL player James Ihedigbo photogaphy by Maya Guez KRAVE mag

NFL player James Ihedigbo photogaphy by Maya Guez KRAVE mag

NFL player James Ihedigbo photogaphy by Maya Guez KRAVE mag
 In the fitness photo spread I shot with James Ihedigbo we show his on and off season working regiment, the article and interview also discusses his commitment to continue his father and family Education legacy by Philanthropy endeavors providing medical supplies, school books and raise money for education. Most active where his family immigrated from- Nigeria, Ihedigbo founded the HOPE Africa Foundation in 2008 to help provide educational services for underprivileged communities in Africa. The foundation offers a wealth of assistance to these communities in the form of scholarships, mentoring, funding, and developmental projects.... Ihedigbo has also organised delegations with politicians, doctors and other NFL players to Nigeria setting up health clinics, school visits and American football camps for kids to introduce them to the Sport.
NFL player James Ihedigbo photogaphy by Maya Guez
I was impressed by James Ihedigbo great physic, striking facial features and dark chocolate complexion, what ever his skin regiment is he needs to give out his secrets to some models lol his skin was blemish free. I was able to bring out the sexy masculine feel for the cover shot for KRAVE FIT and the intensity of the workout for the inside spread with the shirtless James Ihedigbo. To know more about James Ihedigbo check out :
Or fallow him on Twitter

*UPDATE 1/23/2012: Check out James Ihedigbo continue his great season with the Patriots on 2012 Super Bowl XLVI  playing against the NY Giants!

*UPDATE 2/4/2013: Congratulations to James Ihedigbo playing for the Baltimore Ravens and wining the Super Bowl XLVII playing against the 49ers. After almost making it last year with the Patriots, this year James Ihedigbo got his ring with the Ravens!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Maya Guez Advertising Contract with INDIQUE!

I am glad to announce I have just finalized a new one year advertising contract with a long time client and collaborator of mine INDIQUE Hair. In the past few years I have worked closely with INDIQUE Hair shooting almost all their major advertising campaigns, I have had a wonderful experience working with this brand and amazing dedicated staff, creating images for their catalogs and advertising ads. INDIQUE is a high quality brand of virgin Indian hair that has been immensely successful and constantly growing with multiple salons and stores across America and distribution world wide.... It is the highest quality hair available in the market and is the "IT" to go brand for a large celebrity clientele, amongst their famous clientele you can find LADY GAGA, Teyana Taylor, CASSY, Aubrey O'Day, Chanel Iman, Ciara, Jessica White, Jill Scott... The list goes on....

ANTM model Stateena for Indique Hair shot by Photographer Maya Guez
I am exited to see what we will create next! The images shot for Indique are different then what one would usually expect from Hair extensions company, they are classy clean beauty shots and sometimes more vibrant and modern Glamour shots. Check some of them below (just a small sample we have done so many!)

Check out some of the Hair Collections INDIQUE offers on the web site:
Advertising  banners for Indique Photography by Maya Guez
There is another aspect I just LOVE about INDIQUE: The company was originated, is manged and co owned by a beautiful woman of color Ericka Dotson - a pro hairstylist that became quite the entrepreneur. Ericka started Indique never imagining it will become a global company, I believe Indique success is not only due to the high quality hair but also Ericka's sensitivity to what female clients want and need:  Reliability, Costumer service, Detail information, Quality accurate images (that show hair textures in details) and comfortable inviting inviorment to customize and order your products be it online site or in the Indique salons and stores.
Check out some images I shot of the gorgeous Ericka Dotson- Indique owner:
Ericka Dotson shot by Photographer Maya Guez
The beautiful Ericka Dotson with some celeb friends (Jamie Fox why you need all that hair for? lol)
The images I shot for Indique are featured in advertising in Press, online, retail locations and media posters
Point of sale posters shot by photographer Maya Guez

Point of sale posters shot by photographer Maya Guez
Celebrity girls in Hollywood love Indique!
Photographer Maya Guez with light boxes in Soho of her work
2012 advertising catalogs and brochures shot by photographer Maya Guez

Monday, September 19, 2011

Maya Guez Photographs Willy Monfret

Willy Monfret Photography by Maya Guez
Yes, I know these images has been all over the net (and I even caught it on a morning TV show) but due to a busy schedule and every photographer worst nightmare becoming a reality (whole folders with important materials will disappear of the hard drive) I am only now putting this online....:)
Well back to the main event: WILLY MONFRET an internationally renowned top model originated from Paris that has been a familiar face in advertising, magazines and campaigns for years in Europe and now is getting his chance to shine here in the states... Willy is not only a well known Model he also is an Actor and a popular night club DJ.
Click below on images to see larger and read some of the interview:
Willy Monfret Photography by Maya Guez
Willy Monfret Photography by Maya Guez
Willy Monfret Photography by Maya Guez
To see images even larger you can click on the link on bottom left corner when it opens- "image from: (then link)"
For this shoot (cover spread for KRAVE magazine) the concept was simple: Bring a European feel to the photographs and show that even a blue eye "preety boy" like Willy Monfret can rock unconventional high fashion looks with out compromising even a bit of his masculinity... His striking features, athletic physic and piercing eyes did the trick... I was most impressed with how proffsional he was in front of the camera and how easily he nailed exactly the "powerful masculine-meets fashion" feel I wanted.
Willy Monfret Photography by Maya Guez
Willy is currently jet setting from Continent to Continent doing modeling and DJ/music and I even got to attend one of his parties at "Green House" Night Club in Manhattan where he rocked the house. Willy and his equally Gorgeous model girlfriend could make any normal person stop and stare and that only added to the already beautiful energetic crown that was enjoying the music.
Willy Monfret Photography by Maya Guez
I would like to thank everyone that was a part of this shoot, I have gotten a lot of great responses to the results, to read the full interview pick up the latest issue of KRAVE with Willy Monfret on one cover and my friend Boris Kodjoe on the other.
Photography and Post: Maya Guez
Wordrobe Styling: Felipe' G
Grooming/mua : Erica Diggs:
Willy Monfret for KRAVE

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's OBVIOUS! Maya Guez for Obvious Magazine

Check out this Interview I gave to OBVIOUS Magazine "Sexy Issue". Obvious magazine is a fresh fashion and life style magazine that has beautiful fashion, beauty and modeling spreads, special thanks to the multi talented magazine founder Jerris Madison and Interviewer Leon Christian for the opportunity and continued support, more collaborations will be coming soon...!
Check out the Interview on the Obvious Mag web site: OBVIOUS MAYA GUEZ STORY or simply click on the images bellow and read the full Interview.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NFL Bret Lockett InTouch Magazine Controversy

So imagine my surprise when I saw NFL Player Bret Lockett on the cover of "In Touch Weekly" Magazine allegedly involved in sexting "affair" with the beautiful Kim Kardashian. My agent was contacted last week and informed me some of the images of Bret lockett are being considered to be purchased for use in InTouch magazine for a feature... I really thought nothing of it since this happens alot when photographers are contacted by publications to use celebs/pro athletes images. Inside the magazine story was the cover I ones shot of Bret for KRAVE FIT a few months back comparing it to Reggie Bush Man's Health cover...
According to the story in In Touch Weekly Bret and Kim Kardashian were talking on the phone and sexting for a few months in the early stages of her current Kris Humphries relationship. Kim Kardashian has responded on her site saying allegations are false and is threatening legal actions.
So is this true? Honestly I'm not in high school anymore and according to the story they never actually met in person! "sexting" to me is nothing, its far from cheating and who hasn't sent out a sexy cell picture out ones in a while ( I dare one of you to stand up!! lol) So whats the big deal even if it was? Mr. Locket is a nice guy and hard worker and conducted him self very professionally on set, and Kim is gorgeous and great buissnis woman, hopefully they will both continue doing their thing and be successful in there proffsional and personal life.

Here are more of the pictures from KRAVE FIT magazine of Bret Lockett shirtless workout.

Bret Lockett photographed by Maya Guez , All images are copyrighted and cannot be used or published without permission or direct link to this blog and photo credit. CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW LARGER

Friday, May 27, 2011

Maya Guez shoots NFL player Devin Thomas

I have recently had the opportunity to shoot another handsome NFL player by the name of Devin Thomas from NY Giants, you might remember Mr Thomas as the wide receiver for the Washington Redskins team but even for some of us who dont follow football he is equally known for his appearance in a hot spread Vibe magazine published combining hottest R&B female singers with NFL stars and Fantasia video Bittersweet as her love interest:

Devin Thomas has now made NY his new home and will be playing for the NY Giants this upcoming season (if all goes well with this lockout situation!).

NFL player Devin Thomas shot by Photographer Maya Guez
I have worked with several NBA , NFL and pro boxers before but I, as well many other pepole that have met Mr Thomas, can say they were not only impressed by his unique features and 6'3 athletic good looks but also by how down to earth and naturally happy he is, he was like a big kid on set playing music and cracking jokes.... Devin kept the enrgy up and kept his agent as well as the rest of the staff on set entertained... Quite a character! I definitely see the entertainment world in his future including TV and Radio
The Internet has caught up a storm with these few images that have been released from the shoot and it seems Mr Thomas has a growing base of admirers that will follow him in and out of the football field... More to come, but for now enjoy Devin Thomas shirtless shots!
NFL player Devin Thomas shot by Photographer Maya Guez
Click on any of the images to see larger!

*UPDATE 1/23/2012: Check out Devin Thomas continue his great season with the NY Giants on 2012 Super Bowl XLVI playing against the Patriots! Here he is on the Wendy Williams show showing off the images we shot... poor Wendy almost chocked on her tea...:

Congrats to Devin Thomas and NY GIANTS for winning the Super Bowl, due to many fan requests here is a Devin Thomas Wallpaper for Giants fans:

NFL player Devin Thomas shot by Photographer Maya Guez.
click on image to see high res desktop wallpaper Devin Thomas Giants

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maya Guez photographs GADI 21 Minerals campaign

Here is yet another successful beauty and skin care campaign I was commissioned to shoot that has just been released. This company "GADI 21 minerals" is based in London where it has 6 flagship stores, it offers a line of luxury skin care products based on 21 essential minerals to enhance and improve your skin. Gadi 21 minerals also distributes to high end department stores in Europe and the UK.
Check out the web site:

Gadi 21 minerals Campaign photography and art direction by Maya Guez, Hair by Leo Eley featuring model Anelisa Durham. Here are some more shots from this campaign click on image to view larger :

You can see the advertising featured in Magazines Internationaly and in Media posters in London