The first order of business… select a great model! Makes all the difference in the world. Gabriella Muttone is one of the absolute great models I have had in front of my cameras. An extraordinary photographer herself, she has a keen sense of body movement, facial expression and style. You can see in this photograph from our photo shoot at the Palm Springs Air Museum how she places herself so perfectly with this aircraft, engine and propeller. Just wonderful!
Photo shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lightning. The aircraft is a beautiful Grumman F8F Bearcat. The design for this was done by my good friend and superb graphic design artist Dennis Johnson. Only the best! Thanks!
Behind the scenes photography by my assistant for the day Harmoni Everett which clearly exhibits the incredible gorgeousness of our model from NYC, Nora Zainglein but also my increasingly declining hair volume. More ‘behind the scenes’ than I expected lol.
The incredible Makeup, Hair Styling and Body Painting (you will see that soon too) for the day by the premier Estee Lauder artist Blanche LeBeau. Studio photo shoot in Downtown Los Angeles, Hasselblad digital camera equipment and Broncolor lighting. Always the best!
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!
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!
Interesting how a photo by model Nora Zainglein of herself in a photo on the back of my camera could be so very sexy!
The adventure around Salton Sea continued with my new friend Nora Zainglein, a fashion model from New York City. If you look back on my Blog you will see that I found her dancing around a pole in the middle of nowhere. All true of course! So after the part where she didn’t hear me and the black lingerie we moved on. Her, me, her little suitcase of clothes, my Hasselblad camera and luckily her makeup and hair styled by super duper Estee Lauder star Blanche LeBeau.
Next stop was Bombay Beach which is a little hard to describe. Maybe call it post-apocalyptic chic? With my favorite dive restaurant, the Ski Inn where some people might refuse to stop, but that would be a mistake. Even the famed Anthony Bourdain stopped and shot a segment of his Travel Channel show “No Reservations” there!
However back to my photo shoot with Nora who had now changed into what I guess we would call lingerie or underwear perhaps. We had already shot in a one piece black swimsuit and then a black corset with black garter panties and black nylons. Why would I now be surprised about a bra, panties and long net pantyhose. As I came to learn, Nora is just a little more bold that I had first expected or anticipated.
And that made it sure fun! If you follow my photography, you know I do have a preference for more bold, shall we say. Just scroll through my Blog. So I can say I am loving Nora! Guessing you are loving Nora too by now! And more to come…