Jersey Shore: Do my eyes deceive me?

This ladies and gentlemen goes to show you what a good makeup artist, stylist and scrubbing can do for the image.

For those of you that watched the crazy cast of The Jersey Shore last season like myself you know that these people looked like the “Italian” version to Trailer Park Trash(those of you that don’t want to admit it, it’s okay I see you lol). This whole cast showed us what can happen when you give a group of people, too many bottles of gel and way too many tans. Somehow it begins to alter the brain matter.

The brilliant magazine that is Harper’s Bazaar has decided to showcase the ladies of The Jersey Shore in what I would call an amazing transformation.

This is them before:

You can just feel the crabs jumping off of them

Here is their May 2010 spread in Harper’s Bazaar:

From Left to Right:  Jenni “J-Woww”, Nicole “Snooki” and Sammi “The Sweetheart”.

Above Left: JWoww wears Marchesa, Snooki wears a Chado Ralph Rucci gown and Sammi’s in J. Mendel
Above Right: Snooki in Pamela Dennis

Above Left: Sammi in a  Marchesa gown)
Above Right: JWoww in Pamela Dennis)

They look A-MAY-ZING! This is why I always say, take pride in your appearance and everyone will take notice in a good way. I’m loving all of these dresses. Excellent styling.

Jon Kortajarena

This is the type of Male Model I’d love to shoot.

His name is Jon Kortajarena and I’m sure some of you have seen him in the new H&M campaigns. The first time I saw his pic I was screaming all kinds of “damn-n-n-n-n” in my head and maybe even outloud.

Jon was born in Bilbao, Spain (mmm) on May 19th,1985. He has discovered at Fashion Week, while attending with a friend. Jon has done work for Tom Ford, Guess, Cavelli, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, etc etc etc. It’s not hard to see why he’s so big, I mean… just look at him. He has piercing eyes, chiseled cheekbones, nice full lips and a crazy body. *fans self off*

Jon for H&M

Jon for Tom Ford

Wow

 

That stare

 

The Stare 2

 

Jon for H&M(2)

You did what with Scissors?

Over the weekend I assisted on set for The Discombobulated Tricks shoot entitled “Skizzers” (Scissors lol). When I tell you it was a-may-zing, I mean just that. Man oh man.

Charlene, Nicole and Meg- Y’all are stupidddd for this one. Dumb, silly, stupid.

Frannie, you did an excellent job my dear.

Ishmil, well done again sir.

Sanaz, you were a great help.

Shoutouts to Courtney from Polyshmag for stopping through 🙂

Real Major

Hair, Makeup, Styling,  Photography, Creative Directing. You want it, we got it!

Oh, and who else can whine to “Raggamuffin’ and do the whole Single Ladies dance while doing all of the above.

Didn’t think so.

Datchickneeks + The Discombobulated Tricks = Love and Creativity

Myself, Nicole, Megz

Neeks, PradaTrick, AsiaFiasco & CPD

About 4am in the morning screwfacing.

My love through a lense

Good morning,

 

 I woke up this morning strongly believing I didn’t have to work today. Too bad I was WRONG! Oh so wrong 😦 moving right along before I get angry just thinking bout it.

 

Have you ever just went through your picture collection? Whether it be digital or a real printed pic? From time to time I do that. I love photography, its my affection. What better way to see the behavior of species than through a still picture. You capture the very essence of that moment. By my astrological sign, I’m an analyzer, therefore I’ll look at a picture past the smile or scowl. At times I feel as though I should be a body language analyst for People because in a lot of cases they are spot on. For instance, when I was with my former I remember one of my friends mentioning how sickening it was to see us in real life and pics because she could see or almost smell the love. On the same token on the ends of that said relationship the pictures we had showed what was going to be the inevitable, the end.

 

Every couple of years it seems I lose my whole picture catalogue and each time it succeeds in making me cry.  I’m so serious right now. Over thousands of pictures lost, just like that. I gained sense and put them on a hard-drive and to my luck, the hard-drive malfunctioned and there goes another couple thousand pics (no boost). I’ve lost so many different eras of me growing up. The good, the bad and the ugly *shut up, we all have our uggo phases*. That still hurts me to this day. Through pictures you can see how much you’ve changed physically year to year or even month to month.

Throughout my career as a photographer, my goal is to show beauty in things that may not necessarily be beautiful. Shine light on things that others shun upon. The cliche is so true, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I see beauty in the strangest of things, trust me if you ever saw my picture catalogue *tear* you would understand what I mean. That’s why I think there are so many photographers in the game. Everyone has a different outlook on what is unique and special and they just want the world to see it through their lense (eyes). I can’t knock that at all. I’m considered a newbie in the game but I plan to stick around a long time, I sure do. Love your craft and I believe it will love you back. You just have to know how to stroke it, ha lemme stop….

At Last

Good morning folks,

 

I have to write this real quick. Anyway yesterday I completed my photoshoot and it was a success. I was incredibly nervous, mannnnn. As I started, I began to relax after awhile and got into my groove. Small shoutouts right now:

Charlene: Thanks for the oppurtunity fam. You did an amazing job with the makeup and styling. Under such short notice, we pulled it off. ♥

Anna: “Ohhhhh Anna” LOL. You are gorgeous and a complete natural, you helped ease my nerves.

Claire: Thank you for the assistant help, really appreciate it!

 

Going into this I felt kind of alone as I didn’t have some support from my peoples for different reason. That’s the way the cookie crumbles I guess.

Halfway through, my eyes kind of welled up it just felt kind of surreal. I love photography, I’m in love with it. It gives you the oppurtunity to see objects in a completely different light. You see the depth, the beauty, the scariness, the innocence in things you may have never noticed before. Pictures don’t lie, people do.

Trust me when I say this will be the first of many!

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