Kat Vand has been in the news ever since the power went out. Hunter, dancer, actress, painter, sprinter, survivor, Kat is a comet whose stories streak across the shattered towns without electricity and without law.
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Gallery & story coming soon!
Elle in the Lost Nudes of Monica Vitti
The Italian movie star changed the way audiences saw and purchased fashion. Monica Vitti was the first actor who wore off the rack clothes. Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren wore costumes that cost thousands of dollars in their movies, and were just as expensively outfitted at public events. Monica Vitti wore the clothes available to the public and refused to endorse any line or designer, reasoning that the public would appreciate somebody who dressed within their means. When her movie L'Avventura was released, Monica Vitti became an overnight star.
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Charlie Tonic to the Rescue
Maine model Charlie Tonic is making her move into the mainstream, despite living with a fatal toxicity that has her playing an assassin bent on bringing corporate executives to a primal justice.
Dasha U. plays the famous nanny Siggy in Cannes in 1967, watching her life unfold in parallel to the famous bombshell. She has several encounters with Bardot in Paris and Beirut, and wrestles with the effects of beauty and boredom. She was in school to be a cosmonaut, groomed to be the first female in orbit, but simply could not let her imagination be tucked safely away, where nobody could get hurt by it. The story is told as a memoir of the grandmother Siggy recounting a story a day about herself and about Bardot in an effort to leave evidence of a life she is no longer sure she actually lived. Shot in Baltimore, Utah, Death Valley, Las Vegas, and Chevy Chase, Maryland, where the grandmother has gone to die. 90 minutes, black and white, coming soon.
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Kat Power: Self, Imagined
Businesswoman with a lucky name turns to modeling to create a bigger and better company, and this ambition bleeds from every frame of the camera. And because of her business sense, she is the rarest of posers: every action gets a "thank you" from her, unprompted. Look at her shoulders! Tall, radiating power and control, she is unaware that she is any more 'beautiful' than anyone else, and acts like it. She is a relief for sore minds! Photographers, take note.
Missile loaded in California, now loose in the hills of Pennsylvania, gathering energy to shoot around the globe, landing place unknown, Liv Grey is wired into everyone's inner beauty. She is blind to appearances, but suffers every mean-spirited injury even among strangers. There isn't enough love in a single human being to cure the world's ills, but her songs leak unlimited kindness. She seduces with rhymes, gives her audience balm and calm in her rhythms. She is becoming her very own game of risk.
Nina Deren Toussaint was born in the future and lives in the present. She has no past. She is getting her field PhD in a study of violence in males and jealousy in females, and the sociological and biological reasons for both. She has 200,000 years of human development to research. She is about two percent done.
Shot with six NEEWER 216 lights with focus on the back eye to replicate Italian cinema look, 1960's, in Studio A in Georgetown. Assisted by Leah Herman. Shoot is part of a lecture titled "Nude, Edited" about the power of Lightroom and imagination to transform ordinary photographs.
Dancer with direction, motivated by invisible currents of histories she carries without complaint. She brings movement to stories that might have seemed doomed to silence, except now their sounds of life echo the steps of her feet. She is one of those rare people who do not need music to dance.
Working on a short movie with Blue about Claude Monet's light perception, Igor Stravinsky's moments of silence, and the work of neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone on the biology of sight. The movie is called "Sand & Silk: Twelve short movies about light and sight." A version of this short will be posted here in June 2015.
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Katie O'Brien • Blooded Irish
She is her freckles: tagged with dreams and impulses of so many things to do, so many places to go, so many possibilities to be. Heinrich Boll wrote of visiting Ireland that when you walk it rains, but if you linger, it doesn't. Ambition has its place, but so does the moment, and shooting Katie means there is calm and cool for the photographer, and whatever turbulence buffets his life comes to a stop as he contemplates this very mysterious Irish mist.
Makes it hard to take a bad picture of her. She's got the Gina Gershon dimples in both cheeks, alabaster skin, a wicked glint in her eye, and she's an art major who channels Marilyn on her bedside nightstand. Liz Ashley is a trip to shoot: you've been to the mountain and back in just a few hours in her presence.
Amazon shaman, youngest female medicine man in the history of the Guayanas. Paint concept by Louise Katten Eriksson at the Yellow Shoppe. Gallery comes soon.
Kyla Cole in Assassin 62
One of the first and most popular pinups of the Internet age, Slovakia's Kyla Cole has had a sensational life. She would count among her adventures the month-long journey through the Mayan lands and jungles of Central America while performing as assassin Charlie Tana in Blue's movie and book "Assassin 62."
Vegas. Shot with two Lowel T1 lamps. Script reading session lasted three days for Burn + Scar. Gallery soon.
QUINCEY LEIGH DENNIS
Stage astronaut, sailor of adventures, discovery tunneler, here is a person whose sum defies the descriptions of her parts. Puzzle or pirate, she finds herself as difficult to keep as others find her to catch. An accidentally perfect model: she is an actor stuck as a self.
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Shot at the Wonderbox with 67 bottles of wine for a Richmond ad agency. This gallery will never be seen.
Ginette Perea • flamenco dancer
Three galleries of this remarkable dancer are on this website, and they can be seen by clicking here.
Galleries coming November 2015.
At the Eagles Nest on Lookout Mountain in Laurel Canyon, during the Burn + Scar filming. She came for a single shoot session and stayed for eight days.
Oliver Sigrid Lennon
In a scene from Barista to Bandit, shot at the Yellow Shoppe. Gallery up in November, 2014.
Shot in the Wonderbox for the Russian scenes for the movie project "Burn + Scar," this is Marina posing. Massive gallery coming soon!
One of the stars of the Glamourcon, Bailey has shot with Blue four times at the Wonderbox, and he shot her music video there in 2011. A spirit, mystical and dreamlike.
May Lindstrom • Model & Cosmetician
In Blue's projects as Brendan Sheelagh Bikko, or Danny Bikko. A gallery of images shot by Blue can be seen if you click here.
Shot in the Imperial City, gallery due up November 30, 2014.
Hellacious day. Two hour shoot turned into three and a half hours of brain drain: the model spends 200+ days on the road, has been modeling for ten years, and knows her stuff. Usually I have to spend a lot of energy "directing" but bot with her. Once we had the blocking down, she was giving me multiple looks in 8 possible combinations of chin angle and eye focus. So I was quickly wracking my brain to come up with problems she could solve to keep her interested. With models, this means acting and physical play. So once she was comfortable, I had to avoid her become bored, because a dull shooting plan makes for dull photos. Unfortunately this means a LOT of work for the shooter, on top of all the other small technical problems. Luckily, I had a weird location in the basement of my studio in which I had never shot, an old dental lab that was a horrorshow of a scene, and then she was on her heels and unsure of what to do, and responded like a horse to my very simple tugs on the reins.
Charlie Tall Winds as Zoe Saldana
Several galleries, including the impish "Nina Simone Never Used Skin Products," coming this Fall.
Vienna's famous pulp magazine model came to the Eagles Nest in Laural Canyon to play a role as Blue's nanny in his memoir "Burn+Scar." Wise young.
Charlie Tall Winds
Gallery coming November 2015.
Gallery coming November 2014
Katie has a rare essence in front of the camera: calm, beguiling, almost eerily detached from the shoot, she is lots of fun to watch. Shot at the Yellow Shoppe.
New model making waves in the DC glamour modeling scene. Shot at the Yellow Shoppe.
Shot at the Yellow Shoppe
Murphy Tolstoy in Seanie Blue's BURN+SCAR. Hard to describe this young woman's pursuit of two Master's degrees without seeming to exaggerate, but Murphy is a super-determined person. Shot in LAX at the Laurel Canyon Eagles Nest.
Gallery coming November 2015
Shot at the Yellow Shoppe. Photo retouched by Lavon Jackson.
Entrepreneur and swimsuit maker Mia Presley is a constant buzz in the North Hollywood modeling scene, and hung out at Blue's Eagles Nest studio in Laurel Canyon, where she plotted to take over Wall Street.
Oliver Sigrid Lennon
From Barista to Bandit. A short movie about revenge, shot with magic bubbles at the Yellow Shoppe.