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Kylie Turns 18: Ranking our Best Kylie Jenner Shoots



Few people can claim to have accomplished so much before turning 18. Already a fashionista, a TV star, a Balmain model and the #1 most popular person on Snapchat, Kylie Jenner clearly has plenty of momentum heading into adulthood.

The SlickforceStudio team is proud to have played a small part in Kylie’s meteoric rise, as she did her very first professional shoot right here at our studio five years ago. Since then, the younger half of Jenneration K has returned in front of our cameras many times to further grow her brand.

Last month, we asked you to rank our best Kylie Jenner shoots. You voted, and now here are the Top 5. To see the full list (voting remains open), click here.

Click on the titles for more info, full galleries, and behind-the-scenes of the shoots. And if you’re still itching for more Kylie after that, you can view every shoot we’ve ever done together right here.

Wishing Ms. Jenner a very happy 18th birthday and continued success. Drumroll please.

5. Kendall & Kylie’s First Team Up at SlickforceStudio

This shoot was not only the first time I photographed both Kendall and Kylie together (aside from the Christmas cards), but it was also shot entirely in 3D. See the final images and the making of this shoot here.

4. Kylie Jenner: Day One – Kylie’s First Shoot


The historic first time Kylie Jenner stepped in front of my lens, and she couldn’t have shined brighter. See more from Kylie’s first shoot here.

3. Arthur George Socks for Neiman Marcus

The shoot was a ridiculous amount of fun, as you can see both in the video above and also in the behind the scenes and final campaign images here.

2. OK! Magazine Spring Fashion Feature


Beautiful, bright, and full of energy—see Kendall & Kylie’s full OK! shoot and behind-the-scenes here.

1. WMB 3D: Kendall & Kylie at Ultimate Graveyard

Easily the most epic shoot we’ve done together, K & K take over the desert for WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful. Go backstage at their Ultimate Graveyard shoot here.

And there you have it. Love this list? Think you could improve it? Vote your favorites here so your voice is heard!

Shooting the Combs Family Christmas Portrait




This week, the Combs family released their debut Christmas portrait. Each family member looked extra sharp in their all black-and-white ensemble, making for both a classic and a classy holiday memory. A very special thank you to Kala Faulkner, Jennifer Stith, and Sean “Diddy” Combs and family for allowing me to capture this special moment, and  to the amazing Slickforce team for their quick on-set maneuvering and support. Here’s a sneak peak behind-the-scenes. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Production Stills by JOYCE PARK for SlickforceStudio

WMB 3D: Kendall & Kylie Jenner at Ultimate Graveyard

It’s probably the alternator.

In Issue 3 of WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful, I brought two of my favorite rising starlets out to Ultimate Graveyard for an apocalyptic shoot-to-remember. Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s fashion feature was styled by the insanely talented Monica Rose, who found the perfect pieces to complement the decaying location.

Here is a backstage look at the making of this shoot, with wonderful production images by photographer Joyce Park. WMB 3D #3 is available now for iPhone, iPad, and on Google Play. And check out the video below for a closer look at the shoot!

Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Styling by MONICA ROSE

Production Stills by JOYCE PARK for SlickforceStudio

Photographing Estella Warren for WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful

Alright, I’m just going to come right out and say it: I love my job. When I was kid, I could only have dreamed that one day I’d find myself in a career where I am constantly surrounded by the world’s most beautiful women. With all that said, it’s not everyday that you get to photograph an actual supermodel.

Like most, I had first “known” Estella Warren from seeing her in countless Chanel campaigns, and in Hollywood blockbusters like Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. My first shoot with Estella was in 2011—when I photographed her for Breast Cancer Charities of America’s iGoPink campaign (read post here)—and we became instant friends. Her stories make me laugh, and on camera she conjures the most striking expressions with seemingly minimal effort—truly a photographer’s dream.

After the success of our first two editions of WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful, I wanted to follow up with an unforgettable third issue. I envisioned a bold cover to round out the trilogy, and yet I knew that only an amazing and experienced model could make risqué look both artistic and classy. Estella delivered on all fronts, and she was charming throughout the shoot, despite the provocative and sometimes painful poses. She was particularly excited about being photographed in 3D.

I’m proud to announce that today, you can see Estella’s cover, interview and 8-page photo feature in Issue 3 of WMB 3D. It is available on iPad, iPhone and on Google Play. There are also a limited number of Collector’s Print Editions available in the Saglimbeni Store here. (read about the printing process here). I’m in awe of the beautiful work rendered by the glam squad, and I am eternally thankful to Ms. Warren for our most memorable cover yet.


Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI

Production Stills by JOYCE PARK for SlickforceStudio

WMB 3D’s Warehouse Wonderland Makes Sony World Photo 3D Finals!


This morning, we were notified that an image from our 3D fashion feature, Warehouse Wonderland, made the finals at the Sony World Photo Awards in the 3D Category. The piece, entitled “Breakthrough,” was featured in Issue 2 of WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful in 2012.

This is the second year we’ve been recognized by Sony and the WPO. In 2012, we won the Grand Prize in 3D for our fashion piece, Nuclear Summer, also shot for WMB 3D (See pics from last year’s award win here.) It is an honor to be in such esteemed company as our fellow nominees, and it is a personal thrill for me to see our wonderful art house get recognized for its landmark achievements in 3D photography.

I also must thank our team for helping me create this beautiful image. Fashion model Aryn Livingston graciously allowed me to dirty her up in the industrial warehouse. Genius stylist Monica Rose wowed us all again with her out-of-this-world wardrobe styling. Hair stylist Gio Campora and make-up artist Gaby Ramos Torell—the same glam squad that brought you our globally-reknowned desert shoot with Bollywood superstar Mallika Sherawat, returned to lend their enormous talents and create their signature brand of magic. My thanks to WMB 3D Executive Publisher Howard Misle and the WMB staff, and to the entire Saglimbeni3D technical team, including lead engineer German Pinchevsky, post-production supervisor Joyce Park, production coordinator Kevin Savarese, and art director Clint Davis.

Read more about our Sony WPO nomination on, and watch the making of Warehouse Wonderland below!

WMB 3D: 02 Warehouse Wonderland High Fashion from Nick Saglimbeni on Vimeo.

Remembering the Talents of Make-up Artist Kimberly Pletz

I only worked with Kimberly Pletz a handful of times, and yet the images she helped me create remain some of my favorites of my career. You only had to meet Kim once to remember her forever. She was a fireball of energy, with a wicked sense of humor that had you either buckling over with laughter or running for cover. Either way, she kept you on your toes.

Kim provided makeup for three of my first fashion shoots of any note: Skid Row Princess, Castle Diva, and a fashion story featuring model Donna Feldman. Each of these shoots produced images that remain in my portfolio to this day. She created wonderfully smoky eyes amidst striking color palettes, and never backed down from a challenge. She was an artist, a visionary, and a friend. Sadly, Kim passed away earlier this week. I hadn’t spoken to her in a few years, and—as life has a way of reminding you—you often don’t get the chance to say good-bye.

So, my goodbye to Kim is a look back at the work we did together. The world has lost an amazing artist, and—perhaps even more rare—an unforgettable personality. Rest in peace, Kimberly Pletz.

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