Archive | August, 2009

When The World Was Thin

22 Aug

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Plus Models in the News – Photo of Average-Size Woman Astonishes Glamour Readers

22 Aug

I ran across this article and photo in Glamour magazine that is causing a bit of contriversy.    The article below was taken from Photo Distric News

“In the warped reality of magazine publishing, a fashion and beauty title can actually cause a stir by publishing a flattering picture of a woman who is not extremely thin. Even when it’s a small photograph on page 194.

The latest issue of Glamour features a photo by Walter Chin showing 20-year-old model Lizzie Miller. In the picture (seen here at right) the model appears radiant, beautiful, and (shock!) a little curvy in the tummy and thighs. The photo ran with a story called “What Everyone But You Sees About Your Body.”

Glamour readers are responding to the picture with sustained applause. On the magazine’s Vitamin G blog, editor-in-chief Cindi Leive writes:

“It’s a photo that measures all of three by three inches in our September issue, but the letters about it started to flood my inbox literally the day Glamour hit newsstands. … The emails were filled with such joy–joy at seeing a woman’s body with all the curves and quirks and rolls found in nature.”

The comments on Leive’s post are plentiful and full of praise. “That picture literally brought tears to my eyes,” says one reader. A commenter who identified herself as the model’s mother adds:

“When this picture came out Lizzi and I discussed what an opportunity it was to get people talking, even though some of the comments would be painful for her. When Lizzi started her modeling career her goal was to redefine what was normal and beautiful. Her goal was to help young girls look in the mirror and love what they see-whatever size they are. She still has that goal and we are amazed and humbled at the huge response this picture has gotten. Lizzi is someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s girlfriend just like all of the readers are.”

We were starting to feel warm and fuzzy, until the Jezebel blog brought us back down to earth:

“Any shot of body confidence readers got from seeing a woman with an average-sized body presented as sexy is quickly neutralized by the magazine’s other 295 pages of diet tips, workout recommendations, and images of women with all their natural bumps and rolls airbrushed away.”

READ MORE ON THIS AT GLAMOUR.COM

Inez Lewis Photography has photo of Michael Jai White published in the Aug-Sep issue of Giant Magazine

19 Aug

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A few months ago we did a half day shoot at a beautiful property in Beverly Hills with actor Michael Jai White. Michael is currently promoting his new film Black Dynamite which is currently playing throughout the film festival circuit and is scheduled to be released Oct 16, 2009.  Here is what Sundance had to say about Black Dynamite.

“When “the man” kills his brother, pumps heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with a secret weapon disguised as Anaconda Malt Liquor, there is only one brother bad enough, strong enough, and brave enough to take them on: the legendary Black Dynamite.Black Dynamite is a throwback with an attitude. Hilarious, campy, hot, and sexy, it plays with every cliché from 1970s film and television, with a few new ones thrown in for color. Director Scott Sanders doesn’t need to show his hand to get his point across, making it even more fun to watch. He has miraculously assembled a huge cast that all perfectly tread the line between satire and spoof. Crazy kudos need to go to our leading man, played by Michael Jai White, who offers a pitch-perfect performance in every take. Art direction and costumes are flawless, and the flocked wallpaper holds it own against the faux fur and poly-blend wardrobe. Black Dynamite has something for everyone: chase scenes, gunfights, a house of ill repute, some karate action, and a star with a killer body who takes on bad guys with—and without—his shirt on. And if this isn’t enough, Sanders does the near impossible: he sustains the comedy while taking a nice big sucker punch at the underlying politics of our time.”

Check out the trailer!

Here are more photos from that shoot.  Makeup by Dee Dee Kelly, Styling by Laura Galli, Photo Assistant Tia Jai.

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Discounts on Beauty Products at TotalBeauty.com

19 Aug

When ever you are we all want to look our best.  In front of the camera it is especially important.  The camera lense picks up things we normally can’t see with our naked eye.  Ever pore, blemish and wrinkle shows up on camera.

One of my favorite makeup artist Artemis just emailed me this great site called Total Beauty.  There are offering discounts for up to 80% off.  In addition, use promo code BEAUTY25 to save $25 off your next purchase of $75 + over the next 30 days.

Thanks Artemis!

Product Photography – Ginger McGann Jewerly

19 Aug

In January Inez Lewis Photography was hired by 3 time Tony Award nominated fashion,  architectural and interior designer Ginger McGann to shoot product/fashion photography her new couture jewelry line.   We had the pleasure of shooting 3 different themes over the past few months.  One a garden party theme, three fabulous studio shoots and Gingers own headshot/promotion photos.  The project culminated with fabulous launch party at the new L.A. hotspot Live on Sunset.

ginger headshotsAbout Ginger McGann:
A graduate of both USC’s prestigious School of Art and Architecture and Harvard University’s Executive Graduate Design program, Ginger McGann has a celebrated career in the fields of architecture, interior design and fashion design. Credits include the personal residence of Avery-Denison CEO in the Netherlands, the personal residence of Deloitte and Touche’s West Coast Managing Partner and the personal residence of the CEO of Silicon Valley Giants, Foundry and Consentry along the Southern California Coast, among others. Her recent foray into the world of fine art and jewelry design is another facet of her artistic expertise and is the focal point of her career today.  www.gingermcgann.com

Here are a few photos from the jewelry shoots.

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You can find more photos from our shoots at my website www.inezlewis.com.