Ana Dias
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Heat Wave

Ana Dias Playboy Photographer

Playmate Caprice Castillo gets a little frisky in this wet set from photographer Ana Dias. When offered the chance to pose for the cover of Playboy Netherlands, this world-class international model from Poland leapt at the opportunity and landed gracefully in the hot set you see here. Hanging out back by the pool, Caprice is doing a little tanning. Don’t waste any more time, hit the pool with her!

First published in Playboy Netherlands November 2015 Issue
Also published in: Playboy Portugal December 2015 Issue; Playboy Mexico September 2016 Issue
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Model: Caprice Castillo; Photographer: Ana Dias; Producer: Gonçalo Jorge; Photography Assistant: Pedro Teixeira; Makeup: Kika Teixeira; Hairstyle: Clarisse Fernandes; Hairstyle Assistant: Adelino Santos; Video: Filipe Figueiredo

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Last House on Mulholland

Playmate Adele Vakula by photographer Ana Dias for Playboy

Playmate of the Year 2018 for Playboy Ukraine Adel Vakula is living the dream in this set from photographer Ana Dias. This witty, long-legged, blonde hair beauty takes us to the last house on Mulholland Drive, overlooking the beautiful Hollywood Hills. “I’ve dreamed to be near the Hollywood Sign ever since I first saw the movie Escape from L.A.” she says laughingly. Coming from the Ukraine, Adel had always dreamed of California, and of making it big as a famous actress. “I’ve practically achieved all my goals as a model, but I have a new passion: film and television!” she says, adding humorously, “I want to learn how to cross my legs as effectively as Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.”
Looking at this pictorial, we hope all of Miss Vakula’s dreams will come true. Hang out by the Hollywood Hills and lose track of time with the stunning Adel Vakula in this Playboy pictorial.

First published in Playboy Italy July/August 2019 Issue
Also published in: Playboy Mexico September 2019 Issue; Playboy Portugal September 2019 Issue; Playboy Hungary October 2019 Issue
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Model: Adel Vakula; Photographer: Ana Dias; Producer: Gonçalo Jorge; Makeup & Hair: Raquel Batalha

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Heat Rises

Ana Dias photographing Playmate Teela LaRoux for the Gender and Sexuality Issue Summer 2019 of Playboy

When I first heard from the Playboy team that I would be shooting Teela LaRoux for Playboy’s Gender & Sexuality Issue on a rooftop in downtown LA, I jumped in excitement! I just love her looks and her attitude, and to capture her in such a powerful urban landscape felt like a perfect match. So, after days and hours fine tuning the details of the upcoming shoot with Anna Wilson and Erica Loewy (the multimedia director and the creative director from Playboy, ie the creative brains), on April 5, 2019, the day of the shoot finally arrived and I was pumped!
Calm, focused, truly genuine and in complete control. That’s how Teela approached the shoot. The pictorial was titled ‘Heat Rises’ and the keywords for the shoot were ‘sweaty, sexy, city vibes’ but the weather on that rooftop in LA wasn’t exactly hot… but Teela, with all her badassery, didn’t even hesitate for a second. She went all in and pulled it off magnificently.
Photographing nudity is always a remarkable experience, because without clothes we show our inner self, there is no protection. We show a little bit of our soul. Teela had never photographed nude before, but she did it as powerfully, genuinely and generously as it can possible be done. She was a dream to work with. I love it when the model surprises me, when I don’t have to direct too much. That’s exactly what happened. I felt that Teela knows and loves her body, and can play with her posture and body language easily. She is strong, bold and intense very effortlessly. As soon as I pointed the camera at her, I immediately felt that connection. That click. You know immediately that you are going to have a great shoot… and you don’t want to stop shooting!
The pictorial was published in the Summer Issue of Playboy and Teela became July Playmate. Mission accomplished.
The shoot was also special because it was featured on an article in the New York Times, by Jessica Bennett and a photo of me shooting Teela even appeared on the front page of the newspaper. Cool!

– Ana Dias

BTS photos by Evan Woods

 

BTS photos by Stephanie Noritz for The New York Times

 

BTS photos by Raquel Batalha


Model: Teela LaRoux; Photographer: Ana Dias; Executive Editor: Shane Michael Singh; Photography & Multimedia Director: Anna Wilson; Creative Director: Erica Loewy; Photography Assistant: Raquel Batalha; Styling: Kelley Ash; Makeup & Hair: Bree Stanchfield; Staff Photography and Video: Evan Woods; Photo Coordinator: Sandra Evans; Video: Boa Simon

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