Getting ready to photograph my next mission for the Palm Springs Air Museum! All geared up and ready to go!
Remember when I said I met her when I saw her dancing around a pole on a deserted road around the Salton Sea? Well that might have been a little stretch of imagination.
I first met Nora Zainglein when I saw photos of her from my friend Blanche LeBeau who is the Makeup Artist extraordinaire with Estee Lauder. Blanche had met Nora in NYC and as we spoke I said I would love to shoot her. Blanche said she would love for me to shoot her too. That may have been as long as a year ago. Nora is indeed a fashion model who has worked with some very major fashion houses and beauty brands.
The time had come and Blanche brought me Nora make up and hair style ready. Blanche was on Estee Lauder business here in the Palm Springs area so I met them and Blanche entrusted her in my care. Off we went to the Salton Sea!
From the beaches at the North Shore near the Yacht Club to Bombay Beach to the geothermal plants we had a ball shooting. I dare say it was a different world for a fashion model spending her time in Manhattan. I think she had fun, I sure did!
Nora is just nothing but beautiful and striking. She is endlessly fun, easy to work with, knows what she is doing, and indeed “a delightfully sarcastic deviant”. Love this girl!
So that is my confession! I hope you scroll through my Blog for more of my created intrigue with Nora along with the photos. Actually the happenings are true!
What next with Nora? Well maybe some magazines with the photos we have shot. And she will be back in a few weeks and we are planning something really cool and I must say… well you will not want to miss it. Thanks!
With my new found NYC fashion model Nora at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea, I said I knew of another interesting spot to shoot some more photos. Back up to the story here if you have not been following so far… Hay on my Blog. One more chapter to this story to come after this one.
Off we went further South along the East side of the Salton Sea finally cutting in towards the water. Along the long road was my goal, two geothermal plants. Driving past both and turning around we decided on the one.
The thought of wardrobe now came up. Nora had this little suitcase with a few things but we had used most so far. I pulled over at a discreet spot. She said how about this cute little shirt, it’s really all I have left. I said just fine! Rummaging in her case she said, I have nothing to wear with it but these little thong panties. Not to be disagreeable I agreed with the concept. As models often do, she easily slipped in and out of what she was wearing into the new selection. One trip around the Salton Sea and I am really loving this girl.
Photo Shoot Notes… NewYork City fashion model Nora Zainglein. Makeup and Hair Styling by the Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. Hasselblad digital camera system. Did I mention that I am the photographer? Thanks!
Last I told you about my impromptu (it’s all true, I promise) photo shoot with Nora around the Salton Sea and Bombay Beach. The feeling was sultry, I was pouring cold water over her and down through hair, and she was wearing more which was really less. On my Blog here to get you started.
Another oddity at Bombay Beach… a wall of hay convenient to the shore, of course! A recent addition for the Bombay Beach Biennale just past. What better place to lounge and take a break with Nora changing into something appropriate to lounge and take a break in. Well at least for a Manhattan fashion model laying around on hay. More of this tale to come.
Photo shoot notes… New York City Fashion Model Nora Zainglein. Estee Lauder featured Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Blanche LeBeau. Hasselblad digital camera system. Did I mention that I am the photographer? Thanks!
Last I told you we ended up at Bombay Beach. I have seen that sometimes the Salton Sea has kind of an effect on people. Maybe it is the eeriness of the place, the hot sun and the heavy salt water at 227 ft below sea level. Then there is the post-apocalyptic look of the place. Kind of a sensual oddity to it at times. I think Nora was getting into the mood of the place.
Nora had been doing wardrobe changes along the way and now she changed into more. But sometimes as you can see, more is less. Maybe it was the heat, it was hot, and getting hotter. Nora had me pour cold water in her hair and over her. I had bottles of water on ice in a big cooler I brought along. She said it felt really good. So I poured a few or more. I was still feeling the heat, but I liked it.
My gorgeous buddy Gabriella Muttone and myself (who should stay behind the camera) here for the opening of the Palm Springs Photo Festival all this week. A wonderfully talented photographer herself, Gabriella is also a professional model who has been in front of my cameras twice, including last week at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. Those photographs soon! Thanks and now I will get behind the camera again.