Behind the Scenes – Michael Creagh and Susana Monaco

Here are some behind the scenes shots of the Susana Monaco Spring 2008 catalog. Here, I am going to try something a little different and put the final shot next to the behind the scenes shot. I am going to start with the bicycle shot above. for the entire series, see “Trapeze” at

Michael Creagh Shooting Valya on an old style Bicycle.


Michael with the Hasselblad strap of his H2D 39 megapixel camera. The second picture shows the cyc wall and the props waiting on the side.

Michael and Susana Monaco going over ideas during the shoot.

Joe Victorine from Wicked East Productions filming the video. The link to the video is:

Michael, Valya and crew looking over the shots.

The crew setting up the trapeze set. It was very cool and glad Milk Studios has some very high ceilings.

Michael and Joe on the floor to give the illusion of height. That said, Valya really flew on that thing!

A great overview of the set.

Photos by Katrina Eugenia

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Michael Creagh is a New York Fashion Photographer specializing in Advertising, catalogs, magazines, models and editorial work.  Check out his international award winning photography at the websites and blogs above.