KO Collaboration with Gar&Mann:L

Katrina Olson-Mottahed and Carmen Lee Gar&Mann:Lee collaboration September 2013 calgary

This collaboration came about, like most things in my life… randomly. I had bought my riding hat with ears last spring to wear to #PARKSHOW13 as my first event as Director of Art. I loved it on the Runway and thought it would be a cute addition to complete my look. In August I was walking through H&M and found the kids version of this same hat and a light bulb went off… this would be an awesome photoshoot matched with our leather jackets and boots! I am a fan of your blog Gar&Mann:L and all the creative work they do, so I thought this would be a perfect fit for a collaboration. I enjoyed shooting around Artpoint (where I have a studio in the co-operative) because it is a place where I go to relax/create/get inspired and it was such a beautiful day to shoot. My daughters usually won’t sit still for 5 minutes to get a photo taken, which has made me a better photographer, but for Jack McLee and Paul Lee I am sure it became an interesting experience shooting kids. There is a reason in showbiz they say “don’t work with kids or animals”. That being said, the shoot turned out miraculously well thanks to the talents of Gar&Mann:L.

Gar&Mann:L is announcing a relaunch from their previous “garmannlee.blogspot.ca” to www.garmannl.com for their one year anniversary! Recapturing their history, it has all started back in October 2012. They began as a fashion, lifestyle personal blog, founded by +Paul Lee and +GarMann L, in one year we had evolved into an online fashion blogazine, and eventual started their own production house Gar&Mann:L Productions specializing in commercial advertising and Fashion. They love art and love fashion, there is so much they want to share, and contribute to the world they love. It was natural for them to start a blog as media and eventually moved on to building their own production house and are looking forward to more in the future. They now have +Paul Lee as our photographer /graphic designer / managerial editor, + Jack McLee as our videographer, and the very beautiful Carmen, as a model / editor-chief.

Carmen Lee and Katrina Olson-Mottahed


Katrina Olson-Mottahed Tala Mottahed Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:L


 Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:L


Katrina Olson-Mottahed Tala Mottahed Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:L


“A great fashion photography reflects the times just as much as New York Times headlines does,” – Anna Wintour

“We promise to give only the best. This coming 2014, Gar&Mann:L have already got our hands full on many exciting projects. Katrina Olson once told me, “I’m an artist, art just revolves around me in everything, even my kids.” I’m sure it’s the same philosophy for us, Gar&Mann:L loves fashion, love art and it is the way that we do things.”- Carmen Lee

Tala and Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:Lee


Tala and Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:Lee


Tala and Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:Lee


Tala and Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:Lee


Katrina Olson-Mottahed Tala Mottahed Persia Mottahed by Gar&Mann:L Carmen Lee


Photogapher: Paul Lee/Gar&Mann:L

Art direction/Stylist: Katrina Olson-Mottahed x Paul Lee/Gar&Mann:L

Make Up: Carmen Lee/ Gar&Mann:L x Katrina Olson-Mottahed

Videographer: Jack Lee/ Gar&Mann:L

Model: Katrina Olson-Mottahed, Carmen Lee/Gar&Mann:L, Persia Mottahed, Tala Mottahed

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