Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Veasley’

Zero-Gravity: Making Vanessa Fly for SlickforceGirl

Alright guys, this might be my favorite SlickforceGirl video yet. You’ve seen the beautiful Vanessa Veasley in harness training, and she’s walked you through her spaceship set. Now, go backstage with SlickforceGirl Stunt Coordinator Alex Wen as we put it all together and make Vanessa fly. So proud of Vanessa for being a consummate professional and a tough-as-nails trooper on this intense shoot—I can’t even imagine how uncomfortable it is hanging from a string, but she makes it look easy.

This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had on set. My thanks to Alex Wen, the entire SlickforceStudio team, glam squad Gaby Ramos Torell, Al Ingram and Diana Chan, and everyone who made this shoot possible. Up, up and away!

SlickforceGirl Day One: On Set with Vanessa

Here’s the first in-depth look at the making of the very first SlickforceGirl shoot. I’m not going to say too much here because the video speaks for itself.

The scale of this shoot was larger than even I had anticipated, but it was also ultimately the most exciting single production day of my career. What a blast to be able to see so much of what’s inside your head manifest before your eyes into a reality.

My thanks to the amazing team of artists and assistants who helped us pull off this stellar shoot. Stay tuned to the SlickforceGirl website for the latest updates. Lots more to come from our space-traveling hero. Enjoy!

Learning to Fly for SlickforceGirl

Here’s a cool behind-the-scenes video of my friend, stunt coordinator Alex Wen, rigging Vanessa Veasley up on a wire harness and training her to mimic zero-gravity movement for our SlickforceGirl shoot.

Special thanks to our friends at KCW Studios for providing the rig and making our star fly!

SlickforceGirl Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Poster

Hey guys, this week in the Saglimbeni Store, I’ve released the first SlickforceGirl one-sheet fine art poster. Each 27″x41″ print is hand-signed and numbered by me and model Vanessa Veasley, and is printed on premium lustre art stock using Epson UltraChrome K3 archival inks. We’ve used an 8-color process and the colors are incredible.

Only 50 fine art prints have been made, and prices will rise as inventory decreases. As with most SlickforceGirl art, a portion of the proceeds will go to fight breast cancer through Breast Cancer Charities of America’s iGoPink campaign.

Order your Limited Edition SlickforceGirl poster here, and thank you, as always, for your support!

The SlickforceGirl Saga Begins…

A few years back, after nearly a decade of photographing some of the most beautiful women in the world, I was looking for something more. Beauty for beauty’s sake was no longer enough, and I wanted to find a way to expand on the creative style we had developed at Slickforce over the years. Then, one day, it hit me.

SlickforceGirl came from the idea that women could use their beauty to help other women. I’ve worked with such a talented and diverse group of women throughout my career—both in front of my camera and behind—and some of their stories would blow your mind. In my head, I’d already developed an arsenal of vibrant characters that I’d been wanting to flesh out for a while. So I sketched up some designs and began pre-production.

More than two years later, I’m thrilled to share SlickforceGirl with you. We’ve combined our signature brand of glossy, hyper-color photography with comic-book flair to introduce this new breed of heroes. The images will tell their own stories, and you’ll learn more about the characters as we go on. Throughout the next year, I’ll be releasing limited edition SlickforceGirl artwork and special collector’s items featuring our leading ladies. Each character is unique in her look, talents, and personality, but they all share one thing in common: the ability to draw courage from within to help those in trouble.

To further our aim in helping women, a portion of the profits from sales of SlickforceGirl items will be donated to selected women’s charities. This year, we’re working with the Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) through their iGoPink campaign. BCCA educates the public about non-traditional breast cancer prevention and treatment options, and we are proud to help them in their quest. Look for the pink ribbon logo on items in the Saglimbeni Store.

It took many hands to bring SlickforceGirl to life. The list of people I would like to thank grows daily, and I’ll mention many of them as we release new artwork in the coming months. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my team at SlickforceStudio. They’ve persevered through months of prep, long shoot days and endless post-production—and they do it all with an infallible spirit and a positive attitude. It’s a privilege to work with such a amazing talent. I also want to thank the models and actresses I’ve photographed, not just for SlickforceGirl, but throughout my career. Their enthusiasm, trust and willingness to go above and beyond not only makes them a pleasure to work with, but it also makes them inspirational muses for a new generation.

This is only the beginning. Our heroes have many adventures ahead of them, and I look forward to sharing their stories with you. Be sure to visit for all the latest updates. Enjoy!

Photography: Nick Saglimbeni
Model: Vanessa Veasley
Hair: Al Ingram
Make-up: Therese Willis & Gaby Ramos Torell
Styling: Diana Chan
Post-production: SlickforceStudio

Flying High with Vanessa Veasley for SlickforceGirl

In the summer of 2010, I began prep on what would become a two-year-long production of SlickforceGirl. I wrote concepts and drew up storyboards for the vibrant and heroic characters, and then cast model and friend Vanessa Veasley in the role of the first SlickforceGirl.

Here, stunt coordinator and good friend Alex Wen—owner of KCW Studios—harnesses up Vanessa and teaches our leading lady to fly on wires.

And in the clip below, you’ll get your first glimpse into Vanessa’s otherworldly character, as we near the SlickforceGirl launch next week and prepare to release the first images.

Stay tuned to for the latest info, and be sure to Like the new SlickforceGirl Facebook fan page!

Special thanks to Alex Wen, KCW Studios and Global Effects.

Photos by Nick Saglimbeni and Derek Eskridge.

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