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My shoot with Wilhelmina model and America’s Next Top Model 08 winner Whitney Thompson w/Chenese Lewis for Love Your Body Day – Hollywood Now

25 Aug

This will be my 4th year covering Chenese Lewis’s annual Hollywood Now – Love Your Body Day.  Every year there is a new celebrity host and I’ve been the lucky one to shot those promo photos.  Past celebs I’ve shoot for LYBD are Mia Tyler, Kim Coles and Lisa Ann Walter, Excutive Producer and Creater of Dance Your Ass Off.

This year we are all excited to have Wilhelmina model and America’s Next Top Model 08 winner Whitney Thompson.  Today the photos from our latest promo shoot were released.  Chenese woke me up this morning saying the response from the photos exceeded her expectations and that major news outlets are requesting photos and interviews with both Chenese and Whitney.  How exciting!

Here are a few links where the photos have been published.

E Online

CBS News

New York Daily News

Lifetime

Huffington Post

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The Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women kicks off Love Your Body celebration October 22nd through October 24th
Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2010)- Hollywood NOW, the local chapter of the 44-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, has announced Whitney Thompson as the 2010 celebrity host of Hollywood NOW’s Love Your Body Day.
Produced by Chenese Lewis Productions, LLC and co-sponsored by the city of West Hollywood, Love Your Body Day is an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate a day of self-acceptance to promote positive body image. The celebration has expanded to a weekend full of events, which includes a launch party, festival, comedy show, and body image panel discussion. The Love Your Body community celebration will unfold October 22-24, 2010 in West Hollywood.
Whitney Thompson will host the festival which will take place Saturday, October 23rd at West Hollywood Park Auditorium from 12-4 pm. Admission is free and open to the community. West Hollywood Auditorium is located at 647 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. The festival will include performances by various singers, actors, dancers, and spoken word artists. The pinnacle of the festivities is the “real women” fashion show where models will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.
For complete schedule of events or to get involved visit the event website at http://www.loveyourbodyday.com
About Whitney Thompson
Whitney Thompson is the first-ever full figured model to win America’s Next Top Model and a 2010 ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association. Since winning the reality competition she has landed major campaigns with Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, Torrid, and Converse. She is also an entrepreneur and has launched her own jewelry and candle line called Supermodel. Whitney is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models.
About Hollywood NOW
Hollywood NOW is a local chapter of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
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The Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women kicks off Love Your Body celebration October 22nd through October 24th
Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2010)- Hollywood NOW, the local chapter of the 44-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, has announced Whitney Thompson as the 2010 celebrity host of Hollywood NOW’s Love Your Body Day.
Produced by Chenese Lewis Productions, LLC and co-sponsored by the city of West Hollywood, Love Your Body Day is an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate a day of self-acceptance to promote positive body image. The celebration has expanded to a weekend full of events, which includes a launch party, festival, comedy show, and body image panel discussion. The Love Your Body community celebration will unfold October 22-24, 2010 in West Hollywood.
Whitney Thompson will host the festival which will take place Saturday, October 23rd at West Hollywood Park Auditorium from 12-4 pm. Admission is free and open to the community. West Hollywood Auditorium is located at 647 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. The festival will include performances by various singers, actors, dancers, and spoken word artists. The pinnacle of the festivities is the “real women” fashion show where models will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.
For complete schedule of events or to get involved visit the event website at http://www.loveyourbodyday.com
About Whitney ThompsonWhitney Thompson is the first-ever full figured model to win America’s Next Top Model and a 2010 ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association. Since winning the reality competition she has landed major campaigns with Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, Torrid, and Converse. She is also an entrepreneur and has launched her own jewelry and candle line called Supermodel. Whitney is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models.
About Hollywood NOWHollywood NOW is a local chapter of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

###www.loveyourbodyday.comwww.hollywood-now.org

Model Portfolio Winter Special with Inez Lewis Photography – Los Angeles

2 Jan

It’s that time to start updating portfolios.  Book with Inez Lewis Photography and take your portfolio to the next level and save $200 on our standard package.

Each look comes with 40 to 50 photos, 2 retouches per look/outfit change  and a disk of the full shoot in high resolution.  Offer good through March 19, 2010.  A %50 deposit is required to reserve your shoot.  You are able to reschedule within in 48 hours of our set date.   Pay in full when booking and get 3 additional retouches at no extra charge.  Additional retouches are $20.  When booking we will consult on your desired looks and then chose the perfect artist(s) for your hair and makeup.  While a clothing stylist is not required I highly recommend booking with Reah Norman if possible.

Nov 09 Cover & Editorial for Plus Model Magazine – Clothing by Torrid!

2 Nov

OMG I’m so excited to post photos from our latest and greatest shoot with Plus Model Magazine!

Clothing by Torrid.com

Styling by Reah Norman

Makeup & Hair by Artemis

Model Brittany Elizabeth from Heffner Management

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PLUS Model Magazine 2009 West Coast Model Search

24 Sep

I have some really excited news to announce for plus models on the West Coast.  Plus Model Magazine is having their first ever West Coast Model Search!  There are many great prizes but the one I’m most excited about is that I get to shoot the winner for editorial and cover for Plus Model Magazine!!!!  The model search will take place at Hollywood Now’s, Love Your Body Day on Oct 24, 2009.  Please click the flyer below for more info!

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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

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.

garden party

1st studio shoot

studio1

studio1a

studio1b2nd shoot

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studio2a

studio23rd studio shoot

studio3a

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