Archive for the ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Category
I’ve always felt that art should be displayed as large as possible. It’s a form of exhibition that has become even more rare in our current era, where most pictures never get bigger than Instagram size, only to be replaced seconds later with something newer. Large format allows the viewer to become immersed in the fantasy.
With the recent explosion of the Melanie Iglesias Store, I had an idea to print an image of Mel at her actual height. Aside from the sheer resolution concerns, we only found a handful of printers who could print a large volume of posters at over five-and-a-half feet tall each. Last week, our first pallet of Melanie’s life-size “Bedtime with Teddy” posters arrived via truck and forklift. And they are truly a sight that one must appreciate up close.
You asked for it—you got it. True 100% scale life-size Melanie Iglesias, right in your room. Order your “Bedtime with Teddy” 24×69 door/wall poster at MelanieIglesiasStore.com and SaglimbeniStore.com. Post pictures of Mel in your room and tag #LifesizeMel for a chance to win a personalized poster!
Photography by Nick Saglimbeni
Makeup by Therese Williams
Hair by Al Ingram
Styling by Tara Williams
Production Stills by Joyce Park for SlickforceStudio
Print process photos by Audrey Ferrante
In early November, SlickforceGirl made its first public appearance at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Convention in Los Angeles. We commemorated this special occasion with the release of our sixth SlickforceGirl, Ayanna. Our resident Indian Princess might be the most petite of our heroes, but consider this fair warning that looks can absolutely be deceiving. Though not much is known about Ayanna’s abilities, rumors of mysticism and magic are enough to keep us on her good side.
Collect Princess Ayanna’s Limited Edition 11×17 poster, along with our other heroes, at SaglimbeniStore.com. As with the other posters, a portion of your purchase will go to help the fight against breast cancer. Visit SlickforceGirl.com for more info!
Enjoy these behind-the-scenes images of Ayanna’s shoot taken by the amazing Joyce Park!
Last week, Melanie Iglesias dropped by SlickforceStudio to sign her new Ice Cream Disaster posters for the Melanie Iglesias Store. With the recent launch of her new MTV2 shows Guy Court and Girl Code, Mel’s star has been rising faster than ever. She was stunned at the number of posters waiting for her autograph.
Since I first met Melanie at our WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful shoot in 2011, she has always looked for ways to give back. Never one to miss an opportunity, Mel announced to her fans that anyone ordering Ice Cream posters in the next 24 hours would not only get them signed but also personalized. Even better, a portion of sales would be donated to Autism Speaks—a charity close to her heart.
What soon followed was the highest traffic day in the history of the Melanie Iglesias Store. Hundreds of orders poured in in a matter of hours, and Mel extended her signing visit an extra day to accommodate all the orders. After signing the last poster, Mel and the team made a sizable donation to Autism Speaks. We are proud to have partnered with such a stellar woman, and are grateful to all the fans who supported our signing promotion.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video detailing the impressive weekend. Enjoy!
Triple-threat Nazanin Mandi has made waves in modeling, acting and music, and she’s made it look easy. The starlet and songstress opens up to WMB about her career, her personal life, and the changing voice of Middle Eastern women.
WMB: You started your acting career on wholesome teen shows for Nickelodeon. But recently, we’ve seen your shoots getting much sexier. Explain the process of going from rated-G to NC-17?
Nazanin Mandi: [laughs] I’m evolving into the person I’ve always wanted to be. I’m finally comfortable with my sexuality, and I’ve also accepted that there is always a class way to do things. It is possible to be both sexy and classy.
As promised, here is a behind-the-scenes video from our SlickforceGirl shoot with the amazing Kaitlynn Carter. It would be hard to ignore just how sincere Kaitlynn is in her portrayal of her firefighter character, and one quick look shows you the amount of fun we had on set that day. My thanks to the wonderful Ms. Carter for her devotion to this courageous role. Order your Limited Edition Firefighter Kaitlynn posters here. A portion of proceeds from poster sales are donated to the Breast Cancer Charities of America’s iGoPink campaign.
As a reminder, SlickforceGirl will be making it’s FIRST public appearance this weekend at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles, November 1-3 at the LA Convention Center. Come meet me and SlickforceGirls Erika Medina, Ayanna Jordan and Vanessa Veasley. Pictures, autographs, and other madness will ensue. We’ll be at booth 1631!
This summer, I photographed good friend Khloé Kardashian-Odom in super-sexy black latex for a personal project of hers. The shoot was featured in Season 8′s “Life’s a Beach (House)” episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The risqué shoot quickly went viral, and we’ve been overwhelmed with requests from both photographers and Kardashian fans to get a closer look at Khloe’s shoot.
Here are a few of the final shots, some behind-the-scenes images, and a detailed lighting diagram of the setup. Photographers should note the amount of negative fill (4×8 solids) used in the setup—as black latex reflects everything. My thanks to the stunning Khloé for trusting us with such a wild concept, and to the amazing stunt team that rigged the hanging swing and taught our star how to fly!
Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Hair & Makeup by ROB SCHEPPY