We are thrilled to announce Machina Silks, a new adventure for 2015 that gives 11 photographers a golden opportunity to shoot stunning images in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, a far-flung Spanish paradise just off the coast of Africa. 

Over a week's long adventure we will fuse beautiful flowing femininity with edgy, metal couture. 

This is not a workshop, but far better: you are joining an editorial-quality production with top-dollar styling in an exquisite setting - and having an extraordinary holiday! The Fashion Shoot Experience enables pro and semi-pro photographers to create work for full commercial usage with full release for all images you take. 


Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands and has a volcanic origin. It was born through fiery eruptions and has solidified lava streams as well as extravagant rock formations. A photographic gem where you will shoot, wine, dine and relax in the company of likeminded creatives plus the models, styling team and assistants.


Based at Casa El Morro Yoga retreat, we will travel to scenic areas of the island shooting 4 models styled in long, flowing, split dresses against the stark contrast of the landscape, completed with high-couture metal armour creations by the awesome Divamp Couture.


Our concept is 'Machina Silks', where a rainbow assortment of flowing feminine dresses accompany edgy futuristic armour, or 'metal couture'. This trip will truly be one of a kind. Think Kristian Schuller meets H.R. Giger! 

We are working with DIVAMP COUTURE, Barcelona-based designer Boyd Baten who has created a line of over-the-top armour or 'wearable sculpture'. Part glam gladiator, part futuristic fetish, his work is equally at home on an opera stage as it is at the Black Rock Desert of Burning Man. Baten’s pieces are true works of art.


DATES: Friday 28th August - Friday 4th September 2015

11 places are available at £3600pp

**9 reservations made, 2 spaces left**

Your place on our adventure includes accommodation (large shared doubles), all our travel to shooting spots within Lanzarote, and full commercial model rights release for all pictures you shoot. We provide styling, makeup & hair, and lighting by Broncolor. We will have 4 stunning, agency-standard models handpicked for personality as well as top looks. We will be shooting every day, and full itinerary and team preview will be provided in your info PDF closer to the time.

Also included is full board catering which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner all locally farm-fresh and organic, plus refreshments each day with beer & wine, and transfers to/from airport. Everything is included, except for your flights.


Casa el Morro dates back to the XVIII century and was tastefully restored 10 years ago in its traditional Canarian style. The Casa El Morro is a beautiful retreat with suites, cottages and villas to accommodate all our photographers and team. It is situated in Lanzarote's most unspoilt areas well away from the tourist hustle and bustle, in an idyllic rural area at the highest peak of the village of Uga, near the volcanoes of the Timanfaya National Park and the vineyards of La Geria.

Each of the Casa's accommodations has been designed with the care and attention that makes it stand out from other hotels, with colonial iron and glass lamps, silk material, Victorian baths, and arched volcanic ceilings which create an exquisite and special atmosphere. We have chosen a location that is both beautiful and ecological, serving wholesome organic menus, and yoga, massages and therapies available for anyone who might like an extra relaxation element to their trip.



We only have a couple of spots left, so email now to avoid disappointment! Full event terms & conditions will be sent with your invoice. Fee for international transfer (Paypal, wire or any other alternate method such as Xoom and TransferWire) must be added on your end. Payment plan available in some cases for those who wish to split payment. 

Below... example images of Divamp's creations, the Casa El Morro, and the surrounding landscapes of Lanzarote, all of which will come together on the most beautiful and unique sensory experience. 

See you in Lanzarote!
BELOW: images from Casa El Morro and an idea of the surrounding landscapes we will be visiting.
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