Travelogue: INDIA – Lazy Days in Goa

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At the end of January, I had the pleasure of visiting someplace I’ve wanted to go for years—the Indian province of Goa. The once-Portuguese colony has a vibe unlike any other in India, drawing visitors from all over the world for its trance music, beach parties and hippie culture.

Nightlife aside, I found the Goan experience to be serene, particularly in the south in Palolem and Agonda. I spent most of my time wandering the tropical beach villages, and kayaking along the coast. I even accidentally crashed an Indian wedding that I mistook for a rave. Perhaps my favorite experience was sitting on beach with the wild cows, watching the sunset in peace. It was a welcome pace adjustment from the hustle of Los Angeles—one that I will keep with me for as long as I can.

VIDEO: A Look Back at PhotoKamp Germany

Last august, we took our photography and lighting workshop to Germany. Here’s a look back at the amazing locations, the beautiful models, and the talented next generation of photographers. (See the PhotoKamp Germany photo gallery here.)

PhotoKamp 2014 is coming up April 4-6 in Los Angeles. Be sure to grab one of the last spots at PhotoKamp.com!

Special Thanks to Carsten Simon at Luminanz Studio for providing the time lapse footage, and also to Stefan Rasch, Vanessa Sofie, Joelle Lahr, and the wonderful photographers who allowed us to follow them around for this video. Enjoy!

SlickforceStudio Celebrates 10 Years of Perfecting

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This January, SlickforceStudio celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Just after New Year’s in 2004, we opened our doors at our first—and much smaller—studio on 5th and Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles. We soon began helping clients showcase their best faces to the world, and the rest is history.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, team and supporters throughout our first memorable decade. Each of you has become like family to us, and we are forever grateful for the kind words that you shared with others, which helped us grow into the prolific art-house we have become today. As a special thank you to our expanding global audience, NickSaglimbeni.com has now been translated into five languages—Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Click the flags or the drop-down at the top right to switch languages.

Here’s a look back at the original SlickforceStudio—all 400 square feet of it—and one of our very first clients, the lovely and talented actress, Sandra McCoy (pictured above).

CREDITS: Production Stills by Nick Saglimbeni, Alex Saglimbeni and Shannon Kobashigawa

Melanie Iglesias / Saglimbeni Store Signing Promo for Toys for Tots

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On the heels of the success of the Autism Speaks signing promotion, Melanie Iglesias revisits SlickforceStudio, this time to raise money for Toys for Tots. She gives her fans one week to order her life-size “Bedtime with Teddy” posters, and she personalizes each one, just in time for the holidays.

An extremely special thanks goes out to the Melanie Iglesias Store team, who handled hundreds of orders and worked tirelessly to insure Christmas delivery. To learn more, visit MelanieIglesiasStore.com.

Thank you all for your incredible support this year. None of this would be possible without you. Wishing each of you peace, love, and happiness during this holiday season and beyond. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Production Stills by JOYCE PARK

Shooting the Combs Family Christmas Portrait

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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

SlickforceGirl Goes to Comikaze

In November, SlickforceGirl made its debut public appearance at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles. Our heroes Air Force Airman Erika and Indian Princess Ayanna turned out to meet fans and educate a curious audience on what SlickforceGirl is all about.

Here’s a backstage look at the exciting 3-day convention. Order your Limited Edition SlickforceGirl Comikaze Exclusive Collector’s T-Shirts and Posters here. Special thanks to models Erika Medina and Ayanna Jordan for their energy and enthusiasm, and to the amazing SlickforceStudio support team for orchestrating the appearance!

Videography by DANIEL U. MAGANA for SlickforceStudio
Stills by JOYCE PARK for SlickforceStudio

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