“1000 Pin-Up Girls” Taschen 25th Anniversary – Book Review

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Taschen’s “1000 Pin-Up Girls” is  576 pages of fun pin-up reprints.

The contents are largely of covers and pages from what passed for girlie magazines and the like back in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and on into the early 70’s.

The book’s pages are generally full Continue reading “1000 Pin-Up Girls” Taschen 25th Anniversary – Book Review

Sha-Lynne, 27 year old model from Las Vegas, Nevada

Sha-Lynne’s odd brand of creativity has served her well as a model. She went through most of her life searching for a creative outlet and finally found it almost 2 years ago.

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Shot by cx image also featuring the model Zoya Pepel. It was fun to watch cx’s process. He is like a whirlwind of creativity.

I find her dance like poses captivating in their expression and form and having been long after her to share herself here with us, am beside myself with delight for today’s Sha-Lynne exposee.

Sha uses past experience to aid her in her craft.  Having done everything from acting and gymnastics to karate and dance, she had a lot of background from which to draw when she became an art nude model.

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Composite shot by Phillip Ritchie during my last trip to Los Angeles. The night before I was abducted by two friends that were both adamant that their sushi restaurant was *the* best. I ended up having a two dinners and cheesecake! The moral of this story: don’t stay with crazy people! Just kidding!!

Due to her history Continue reading Sha-Lynne, 27 year old model from Las Vegas, Nevada

“Paint A’ Licious, The Pain Free Way to Achieving Your Naked Ambitions” by Joanne Gair – Book Review

Paint A' Licious, Paint Alicious, Joanne Gair, Body Paint, Book, Front CoverPaint A’ Licious” is another home run by makeup artist turned body painter Joanne Gair.

Me being a lover of the capturing in photos of the performance art which is body paint, Joanne Gair is my heroine; and, here is a book of her work which shines cover to cover.

I am particularly fond of body paint that paints the subject convincingly into Continue reading “Paint A’ Licious, The Pain Free Way to Achieving Your Naked Ambitions” by Joanne Gair – Book Review

35mm AI-S F1.4 Nikon Lens Review – Manual Focus Nikkor

Nikon’s 35mm F1.4 AI-S Nikkor Manual Focus Lens.

Sweet Lens, great pricing.

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Nikon 35mm AI-S F1.4

Just recently out of production, this lens is still available in new condition from Amazon for $1,549.oo … somewhat less than half that in great used conditions.

Japanese made with excellent Continue reading 35mm AI-S F1.4 Nikon Lens Review – Manual Focus Nikkor

David B. Smith’s “A Moment of Consequence,” The Genesis of a Photo Manipulation

Hawaii-born David B. Smith is an artist and printmaker working primarily in stone lithography and photo-polymer etching.

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"A Moment of Consequence "

Today he shares with us his artistic process involved in the creation of his piece “A Moment of Consequence.”

In 1987, David Continue reading David B. Smith’s “A Moment of Consequence,” The Genesis of a Photo Manipulation

TH Taylor is a Wisconsin Based Pro Photographer of Glamorous Women, Who is really a Musician at Heart

This was always a fave shot of Vasanta... what a foxy loxy ham! :) Model: Vasanta mucky make up by ME!I have been long drawn to TH’s grainy and iconic black and white nudes which are reminiscent of high-speed B&W films of which TH is nostalgically fond.

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TH says of the local weather:

“Yesterday … 92 degrees blistering hot, … today 50 degrees … night and day.

God is real tough to work with in the Midwest.  We have the best skies here.”

The big skies can be seen in the Wisconsin farm field photo that TH caught.  Everyone, me included, asked him about the hot spot of light falling around and behind his model.One great thing about Wisconsin: The amazing skies (and the cheap beer!) :) Model: Ruthy B Syling and make up: Me

“The hot spot was Continue reading TH Taylor is a Wisconsin Based Pro Photographer of Glamorous Women, Who is really a Musician at Heart

Dancer, Figure Model & Fitness Advocate Bella Moore, Phoenix, Arizona

“I realize I reside outside-of-the-box…,” says Bella Moore.

Nude, Tunnel, Against Wall, Brunette,With a body of work featured in publications and art galleries all over the world, Bella Moore, also know as Amber, has over 10 years experience as a professional glamour and figure model.

She has a dancer’s training, which I love and you see clearly featured Amber’s work.

Being a fan of this style, I was of course naturally drawn in.

In addition to her modeling, Amber has a plethora projects always going in Continue reading Dancer, Figure Model & Fitness Advocate Bella Moore, Phoenix, Arizona