Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vassanta (Ukraine)

Vassanta (Ukraine): "'Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out'
Vassanta and I wandered along a small river close to my house and she kept remarking how familiar it felt to where she grew up in Ukraine. She knew flowers, trees, berries and wild herbs from home. It was fun imagining her as a small girl playing in the woods...


Saturday, March 27, 2010

(title unknown)

(title unknown): "I have a weakness for grainy, shadowy images that look like they came out of the 50s. It isn't the only thing I do, but with every shoot I try to get a least one roll of grainy old film into the mix.

Freja Beha Erichsen and Raquel Zimmerman - W, April 2010

Freja Beha Erichsen and Raquel Zimmerman - W, April 2010: "
Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


Monday, March 22, 2010

NUDE Magazine Flashback- Carrie Leigh: Alicia Marie

NUDE Magazine Flashback- Carrie Leigh: Alicia Marie: "
Photographed by Carrie Leigh

As a child, Alicia spent fifteen years of her life pursuing the art of ballet. Although committed and passionate towards dancing, she incurred many injuries. One of those injuries would end her career as a dancer. At seventeen, months before entering Julliard, she was told that she needed a hip replacement and that dancing would more than likely be over for her. “I was devastated, but my mom, who has been the queen of guardian angels to me, encouraged me to continue on and start a new career.” Just a week following her eigthteenth birthday, Alicia left Michigan, where she was born and raised, to pursue modeling in New York.

“After so many auditions, dead-ends, closed doors, and no thank you, I was at my breaking point.” After living in New York for three years, Alicia began to show signs of discouragement. Despite small breakthroughs such as being a cover model in two books and achieving an editorial in a national magazine, her progress became taxing and even overwhelming. While thoughts about quitting became more frequent, she would turn to her mother for encouragement.

“My mother helped me realize that I had gone through these same battles in dance, and I never gave up. She told me not to feel defeated, that she would have never let her only daughter go pursue a career so far away if she didn’t feel in her heart I could make it. She gave me strength and courage.” As a testament to her mother’s words, Alicia was contacted soon after to be part of Carrie Leigh’s Nude.

Taking her opportunity as a sign, Alicia brings a different kind of beauty to Nude. While not just a pretty face, Alicia is a curvy model, who is able to use her dance background to produce graceful poses. Her goal is to inspire others to be comfortable with themselves and who they are. Her refusal to drop weight to maintain an image is grounded in her beliefs to portray realistic images to readers as well as other models and young girls. She wants to show that “You can become successful in a world where, if you have the drive and strength, you don’t have to blend into the mold.”

While emphasizing natural beauty, Alicia’s message is passed down to the many that wish to follow her career path or even in her footsteps. Her desire to remain true to herself vibrantly shows in the picture selection for this quarter’s copy of Nude.

“I am ecstatic to work with Nude. I’m grateful not only to be part of the beautiful art that Nude portrays, but also that I was given a chance to be part of something with such high integrity, while sticking to who I am.”

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Liz Taylor… 50s.

Liz Taylor… 50s.: "

Ett bildkarta med Liz… säkert under en filminspelning på sent 50-tal tidigt 60-tal.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Haunted by The Ghosts of Year 2009

Haunted by The Ghosts of Year 2009: "

It’s not always coming
how it was planned
dreams are far away
holding on to something
and burning your hands...


another year has come to an end and looking back, I can say it was a busy and very challenging year. it has opened my eyes for many things, learned a lot and I'll try to follow up the learned in the new year.
many thanks for all your visits and feedback. I hope my work is an inspiration for you.

the image posted today is a compilation that spans some curated work throughout the year 2009.

cheers and have a good start in 2010, VT.

... through the years

... through the years: "


heard about
your story
through the years
all your hurt
and fears.
here's about you
the faces
the tears
and embraces...

Cam: Hasselblad 501cm
Film: rollei r3 film@3200 ISO
Print: 20x20 on Adox Vario Classic, sepia toned

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Chicago!: "I love Chicago- It was the first city I did a modeling-work trip to, and everytime I go, the city treats me well. Here's a collection of photographs from my trip (you photographers are speeeeeedy!) plus one from a photographer I worked with on this trip from the last time we worked together.

(From left to right: EJR Photo, Huit Photography, GEM Photographic, and Artblanche)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010