Archive for the ‘Glam Shoots’ Category
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.
Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Hair by AL INGRAM
Makeup by GABY RAMOS
Styling by SARAH WALLNER
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!
This February, Arctic Spy Nazanin encourages her fans to “Bundle up”, in this Collector’s Edition 11×17 mini-poster. A portion of proceeds from poster sales are donated to the Breast Cancer Charities of America’s iGoPink campaign. Order your posters at the SaglimbeniStore here.
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Model: Nazanin Mandi
Image by Nick Saglimbeni for SlickforceStudio
Hair by Al Ingram
Make-up by Therese Williams
Styling by Diana Chan
Vintage Faux Fur: stylist’s own.
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.
All is quiet on the Western Front. That is, until Navy Commander Brittany crashes to shore.
Model Brittany Dailey joins the cast of SlickforceGirl as she springs into action to help fellow heroes Erika & Vanessa. Pre-order Brittany’s explosive Collector’s Poster right here, and a portion of your purchase will go to help the fight against breast cancer.
Stay tuned for more adventures—including wild new photos and videos—from our power-packed team at SlickforceGirl.com!
Photography by Nick Saglimbeni
Make-up by Gaby Ramos Torell
Hair by Al Ingram
Wardrobe Styling by Sarah Ellis & Amanda Carter
You can never have too much Melanie, especially around the holidays. World’s Most Beautiful stunner Melanie Iglesias has just released the third in her series of Special Edition posters, available right here at SaglimbeniStore.com. Pre-order this gorgeous aqua bikini shot and receive it just in time for Christmas. Or, for the ultimate deal, order all 3 of Mel’s swim posters and save on both the posters and shipping! Makes the perfect gift, even if you’re really just giving it to yourself.