No Bra! It’s OK!
It is National No Bra Day today! From my photo shoot with model Aristodeme. The jacket is vintage St. John Knits.
Take A Walk On The Wild Side!
“Killer Heels” a superb exhibit of high heels and more at the Palm Springs Art Museum. From sexy to kinky to fashion to fun. Did I mention sexy and kinky! Got my attention. There are three video installations as well and they are just incredible! I will be going back again but here are some photographs of a few for now. So much art and craftsmanship in these designs!
First a 2012 Prada Sandal that evokes a Mid-Century Modern car design very appropriate for Palm Springs.
Then a sexy bright red 2012 – 2013 Heel by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Pump 2013 Springs/Summer with gold and clear Swarovski crystals by Nicholas Kirkwood. Behind them, 1959 black pumps by Salvatore Ferragamo worn by Marilyn Monroe.
And for those of you who have not taken that “Walk On That Wild Side”, Lou Reed…
Women’s Shoes As Art
Since my photo shoot for ShoeEnvy I have been more conscious of shoes as stand alone art. Women’s shoes for me have been that to complement the beautiful women I photograph. Taken by themselves however, women’s shoes especially, exhibit tremendous creativity. These shoes on display at the Musée du costume et du textile du Québec. the Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec in Montreal. Next I will have to get over to the Palm Springs Art Museum to see their new exhibit “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe“.
Does A Body Good!
She is 56 years old! Born in 1959! Katie Madden is everything all about fitness and healthy living and the gym. This woman is what I call motivation!
Poolside in Palm Springs with wonderful Makeup and Hair Styling by Natalie Lyle. From our photo shoot with a Hasselblad medium format digital camera system. Lighting courtesy of 350 days of Sun here in Palm Springs. Body by Katie Madden!
Let’s See More Like This
Store window displays can be fun. But why don’t we see more people dressed like this with such great hair too. Be adventuresome I say! Along El Paseo in Palm Desert.
Saw the documentary “Advanced Style” today. What a great and creative movie about life and getting a little older and having fun. Catch it in the theaters. You will be happy you did!
What great ideas for photo shoots! Any volunteers? A commercial for Peroni at the beginning of a motion picture in the theaters. Just Wow!<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/51410265″>Peroni Spring / Summer Campaign</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user14084366″>Peroni Nastro Azzurro</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Venice Beach Fashion Then And Now
Could you not just see this magnificent beautiful woman on the Venice Beach boardwalk back in 1968 and then again now. The very fashionable Maria Bertrand.
The Famous “ACE” Sign…
The now famous sign at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club here in Palm Springs. I say famous because after it’s opening, you quickly saw the Ace and it”s pools and this sign in lifestyle and fashion magazines around the world. Magazines and fashion houses quickly embraced the quirkiness and very cool vibe of the place. I enjoy it myself a lot! Very fun!
My Monday Mind’s Meandering…
Wouldn’t this be very cool as a bus bench! Would you take the bus if Maria Bertrand were waiting for it with you? And wouldn’t it be more great if people dressed more fun like this all time! My mind’s meanderings as I think about the week. More Please!
Her inner Warrior Beauty, Stacey Naito Ifbb Pro. From our photo shoot like no other. There is so much more to Stacey Naito Ifbb ProDoc than just the beautiful woman so very involved in fitness and health and competition. There is an inner quality and drive that she possesses to make her such a unique and special individual. I think you can see it here!
Much goes in to a photo shoot like this. So many Thank You’s to go around. First to my friend and artist, Jerry L. Hanson for creating and allowing us to use this incredible one a of kind chainmaille cape which he created and now shows in the Archangel Gallery in Palm Springs California. Thank You Jerry! Just amazing!
Next to Blanche LeBeau, Makeup and Hair Stylist who combined her talents with my thoughts about the look that we both envisioned. What would one expect from one of the top talents from Estee Lauder! And her talents also encompassed much of the ideas for wardrobe for much of the shoot as well. Thank You! Outstanding!
Thank You to my long time friend and talented photographer Jaime Klein who allowed us to yet again invade his studio in Van Nuys California. A very considerate and generous host! Thank You my friend!
Thank You to Dan Cuny from Profoto USA for loaning us one of their new B1 500 Air TTL strobes which we used for the remote scenes we shot that day. All of the lighting used that day was Profoto. The results speak for themselves!
And a Thank You to my assistant Clyde Sawyer who as anyone on my shoots comes to know, just does everything and with a laugh and a smile! Thank You Buddy!
I love this and clothes that are edgy! I think this would make a great wedding dress LOL! Who wants to come shoot some edgy fashion with me? Send me a note to SecondFocus@mac.com or on Facebook. This was in a store front in Laguna Beach. Window displays can be such fun!
Bodybuilding, Fitness. T-Shirts, Fashion to Edgy Editorial
If you work out to look good and feel good or maybe it is your business too, we can shoot some photographs to show it! Jake Sawyer from one of our photo shoots. Here in Marina Del Rey near world famous Venice Beach. The home of Muscle Beach/Venice, the place “Where Muscles Were Born”!
Check with me to shoot your company, business, or product advertising, magazine editorials and so much more. And not just in bodybuilding and fitness. Everything from t-shirts, fashion to edgy editorial. Send me a note and lets talk about it! Thanks!