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Month: May, 2010

They Painted The Town Red


Models: Ieva Laguna (muse), Tony Ward (eccentric artist/painter)
Magazine: Australian Russh # 34, July 2010
Styled by: Stevie Dance
Photography: Will Davidson

A Human Is A Wild Thing (Warning: Full Frontal Nudity)

Model: Candice Boucher

My Famous Face

W Magazine

Bo Peeping

Magazine: Vogue – September 2007 (9-2007) Japan

Annie…I Want To Die

Lund Lund

Another amazing stylist profile at LundLund: Sofie Dillon. I’m like a kid in a candy store!
Client: S Magazine, 2010
Stylist: Sofie Dillon
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson
Make up: Katarina Håkansson
Set designer: Sahara Widoff

Behati Hits The Beach

Magazine: Elle Italia June 2010
Model: Behati Prinsloo (d’management group)
Photography: Matt Jones
Location: Costa Rica
Stylist: Sofia Ordero

Giggles, Revisited

*Random thoughts from people our age…*

1.    -I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

2.     -More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I
can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can
tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly
involves me.

3.    -Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you’re wrong.

4.    -I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to
drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with
flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?

5.    -Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that
you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are
supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking
back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do
something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture
and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the=2 0surrounding
area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the

6.    -That’s enough, Nickelback.

7.    -I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I
was younger.

8.    -Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may
know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately
choose not to be friends with?

9.    -Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it
wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would
magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did
we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We
just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.

11.-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

12.-Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger
and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I
first saw it.

13.-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I’ll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone’s
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I’m still the
only one who really, really gets it.

14.-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

15.-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand
than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

16.I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die.

17.-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to
finish a text.

18.A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the
spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

19.Was learning cursive really necessary?

20.Lol has gone from meaning, “laugh out loud” to “I have nothing else to say”.

21.I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

22.Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a
Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

23.My brother’s Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads.
Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired
about the name. He explained, “Cuz we beat you, and you hate us.”
Classy, bro.

24.Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street sm art”,
all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.

25.How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod
and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?

26.I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams
up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong,

27.Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using ‘as in’
examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
idiot. Today I had to spell my boss’s last name to an attorney and
said “Yes that’s G as in…(10 second lapse)..ummm…Goonies”

28.-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

29.While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it…thanks Mario Kart.

30.MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure
I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

31.Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.
32.I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.

33.-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get
dirty, and you can wear them forever.

34.I would like to officially coin the phrase ‘catching the swine flu’
to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an
overweight woman. Example: “Dave caught the swine flu last night.”

35.-I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

36.Bad decisions make good stories

37.-Whenever I’m Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got
the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don’t mind if
I do!

38.Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

39.-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring
would probably just be completely invisible.

40.-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to
go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so
incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I’m from, this
shouldn’t be a problem….

41.-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at
work when you’ve made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything
productive for the rest of the day.

42.-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don’t
want to have to restart my collection.

43.-There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

44.-I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks
me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I
swear I did not make any changes to.

45.”Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this ever.

46.-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There’s so much pressure. ‘I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren’t
watching this. It’s only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?’

47.-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone
and run away?

48.I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

49.-When I meet a new girl, I’m terrified of mentioning something she
hasn’t already told me but that I have learned from some light
internet stalking.

50.-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it’s on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

51.-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles…

52.As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers,
but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

53.-Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still
not know what time it is.

54.-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

55.-I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not
to answer when they call.

56.-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn’t know what
do to with it.

57.-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car
keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the
Donkey – but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze
button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time
every time…

58.-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day “Dad what
would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the hell do I respond to

59.-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and
the link takes me to a video instead of text.

60.-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone
they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

61.-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

62.-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

63.-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag,
saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think
about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people
eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by
myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard
before dinner

Sins Of The Flesh

Here she is…doing it like only she can: Edita Vilkevicuite. Smoking hott!!! I’m not sure what the crying while groping herself is about (catholic guilt maybe) but I like it!
I tracked this editorial down to complete my Top 10 for the moment. I will be altering the list as new candidates come up! ‘Till then, enjoy!
‘Le Peche’
client: Numero
published: September 2008
Camilla Akrans – Photographer
Edita Vilkeviciute – Model
Franck Benhamou – Fashion Editor/Stylist
Wendy Rowe – Makeup Artist
Ed Moelands – Hair Stylist

To Surf Or Not To Surf

This is the other old favorite that I referenced this morning. I think that for several years it’s been shoots like these, and my need for other people to see them/experience their power, that has nagged at the corners of my mind; sewing the seeds of a blog. I can remember so clearly how the pages of my Vogue wafted open to reveal the rich jewel tone of  this editorial. As if biting into an exquisite truffle, I forced myself to turn each image slowly, savoring the magical mood of a distant and exotic desert oasis; in awe of the flawless enchantress, worshiped by bronzed, gleaming Adonises.  Before my heart came to adore fashion, it loved fairytale… Well, this spread marked a significant marriage of the two for me.

Magazine: Vogue – July 2007 (7-2007) Spain

Model: Linda Vojtova

Photographer: Ralph Wenig