Archive for the ‘Glam Shoots’ Category

VIDEO: The Making of SlickforceGirl: Firefighter Kaitlynn

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!

 

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Khloe Kardashian-Odom’s Sexy Black Latex Shoot – Lighting Setup

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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!

CREDITS:
Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Hair & Makeup by ROB SCHEPPY

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The Making of Melanie Iglesias’ Ice Cream Disaster

After weeks of anticipation and a record number of pre-orders, Melanie Iglesias’ Ice Cream Disaster 24″x36″ Collector’s Wall Posters have finally started shipping. Order yours now at the Melanie Iglesias Store or right here at the Saglimbeni Store.

For those who want a closer look (and really who doesn’t), here is a behind-the-scenes gallery and a video from Melanie’s shoot at SlickforceStudio.

CREDITS:
Photography by Nick Saglimbeni
Makeup by Therese Williams
Hair by Al Ingram
Styling by Tara Williams
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.

Enjoy!

CREDITS
Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Makeup by THERESE WILLIAMS
Hair by AL INGRAM
Styling by NATALIE YURI

Production Stills by JOYCE PARK for SlickforceStudio

VIDEO: Lighting Melanie Iglesias for WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful

This was my first shoot with Melanie Iglesias, for the premiere issue of WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful. Glamour is a tricky business, because it’s very easy to fall into the “men’s mag” category. I wanted the glamour in WMB to be as classy as it was sexy.

We found this beautiful mansion in Pasadena; they had all this really great furniture and huge windows. I like to shoot at very slow ISOs, so we augmented all of the natural light with umbrellas and diffusers. For this particular setup, where Melanie is in the chair, I had one diffused umbrella on a 2400w/s pack keying her, and an Octabank outside the window boosting the ambient sun. I was using a lot of fan on this shoot, so I wanted a really fast shutter, but I opted to keep it at 1/125 so we didn’t lose the natural light exposure. Enough of the hair exposure came from the strobes so we didn’t have too much motion blur.

Mel and the whole team did a great job on this shoot, and to this day it’s still our most downloaded gallery on WMB 3D. Enjoy the behind-the-scenes video…we left the original production audio track in for a more authentic shoot experience. Download the FREE WMB 3D here for iPad, iPhone and Android.

CREDITS:
Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Hair by AL INGRAM
Makeup by GABY RAMOS
Styling by SARAH WALLNER

VIDEO: The Making of SlickforceGirl: Arctic Spy Nazanin

Here’s a brand spanking new video taking you behind-the-scenes on the making of Arctic Spy Nazanin’s shoot. Model Nazanin Mandi slipped into the espionage-themed shoot with remarkable ease, making us all wonder if this whole modeling thing is just a cover.

This shoot day was a particularly large production, as we photographed several of the SlickforceGirls in one day. My thanks to the amazing team that helped us pull it off!

CREDITS:
Model: Nazanin Mandi
Photographed & Produced by Nick Saglimbeni
Hair by Al Ingram
Make-up by Therese Williams
Styling by Diana Chan
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