Stay Brand New: Leila Spilman by Koury Angelo

Over the course of five days, five Milk Underground photographers worked with model Leila Spilman to shoot five exclusive editorial stories. Each photographer on our roster was chosen for their distinct look and style, and built their own teams of wardrobe stylists, hair and make-up artists and photo assistants.

Since 2011, Milk Made and Milk Gallery have been cultivating and growing a laundry list of some of the most talented underground photographers of our generation. They’ve been hand selected by the team at Milk, as well as a changing panel of outside curators and judges. The list of Milk Underground photographers has grown so vast that it reaches out of the US and into countries such as France and Brazil. For this reason alone, we wanted to display not one but five different photographers to give just a taste of the talent found in our ranks.

Day 5: Koury Angelo

Koury Angelo is Milk Underground’s break out photographer of 2013. This year alone Milk Made has commissioned Koury for shoots with actresses Taryn Manning and Penelope Mitchell, as well as young Academy-Award nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis. He also spent some time on the road to shoot festivals such as Coachella and SXSW. That opened the door to shoots with bands such as Kate Boy and singer/songwriter Charli XCX. The look and style of Koury Angelo’s photographs have helped shape Milk Made’s look and influenced all of the photographers that we currently work with. Since working with Milk Made, Koury’s work has been featured in magazines as illustrious as Rolling Stone.

For Koury’s shoot with Leila, the photographer enlisted the help of stylist Laura Mazza to bring this colorful, enchanted photo story to life. Angelo’s photos stray away from the fashion statements and sex appeal that you find in the previous shoots from this series to capture Leila’s raw emotion on her last day shooting for this series. It’s obvious that he was successful when you look into the eyes of the model.

Photographer: Koury Angelo
Art Director: Kalvin Lazarte
Stylist: Laura Mazza
Hair Stylist: Jessica Cook
Make-Up Artist: Gabrielle Pascua

Click the links below to see the rest of the Milk Underground photo series featuring Leila Spilman

A Touch of Red by Anthony Cabaero

Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em by Christopher Swainston

He Loves Me Not by Shelby Goldstein

In The Street by Brad Elterman

Photo 1: Necklace: Erickson Beamon, bracelets: Iwona Ludyga, belt on wrist: Johnny Was

Photo 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10: Earring as hair clip: Erickson Beamon, pearl earrings: Veronika Borchers, vintage robe: Palace Costumes, fur vest: AS by DF, blouse: Saunder, lip ring in hair: CC Skye

Photo 5: Jacket: Raquel Allegra, earrinrg: Giolina e Angelo, shawl: Shareen’s Vintage

Photo 7: Shirt: Raquel Allegra, jacket: Raquel Allegra, skirt: Shareen’s Vintage, belt: vintage Yves Saint Laurent from Shareen’s Vintage, shawl: Shareen’s Vintage, seahorse necklace: Mango, beaded necklace: Giolina e Angelo, jar necklace: CC Skye, beaded necklace: Iwona Ludyga

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