Forget all the fancy props, take away all the elaborate costumes and bring photography back to its most basic form. Then you'll find the fantastic work of Sergio Kurhajec, a photographer based out of New York.
Sergio was born in New York in 1971 and raised in Rome, Italy. His mother, Primarosa Cesarini Sforza (www.cesarinisforza.net) is an italian painter, his father Joseph Kurhajec (http://www.tmfa.net/) an american sculptor. Raised with an appreciation for art, Sergio went on to study at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, exhibited at various fine art galleries and worked at CineCitta' as an assistant DP. Later on he came back to his native NYC to study at the International Center of Photography and to assist with fashion photographers such as Diego Uchitel, Carter Smith, Kevin Aucoin and Christopher Micaud.
Sergio has been photographing professionally since 2002 and has worked with both editorial and advertising clients. Some of these include: Eileen Fisher, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Mitchells, Harpers Bazaar (UK), Glamour (Russia), GQ (Russia), Soma Magazine, City Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Robb Report, Ocean Drive, and Men's Health among others.
I just love how effortless each picture looks. (Though I'm sure it helps that he only photographs gorgeous models.)