BLACKFISH

Posted in Animal Rights, Movies, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2014 by Tallee Savage

This is an eye-opening documentary by Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, following the controversial captivity of killer whales.
I too have experienced the excitement of watching a 8000 orca or “killer Whale” fly through the air at Sea World, always in perfect harmony with their trainers. One day a few years ago as I was visiting Sea World in San Diego I told myself NO MORE! Nothing in particular had happened, kids were happy and everything was “normal”… I just felt a hard sting in my heart… feeling I was wrong to be there, supporting this horrible and cruel treatment of these huge majestic mammals. I felt bad to my stomach for not realizing this sooner. Never again did I, nor will I set foot at Sea World or any other similar oceanarium again. Why?

Because a lot of the whales have been locked up in a place no bigger than a bath tub for over four decades, in dark and horrible small areas, being punished for misbehaviour. Of course accidents would happen sooner later. And they did… many times. You will see how nature gets revenge on man when pushed to its limits. The Sea World killer whale is responsible for the death of three individuals already. But Sea World told the public a different story. Hear and see the shocking never-before-seen stories and footage of many workers and trainers who were misled for many years from the highly profitable sea-park industry.

Please watch it, show your kids, share it, think about it! A lot of people do care, but have no clue of how these animals are treated and what they feel. These are highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals and they deserve to be free! Protest to these animals being captured, caged, displayed mistreated and tortured. Watch the movie and tell me here what you thought of it. Available on Netflix!

Here is the trailertallee-sign : BLACKFISH >>>

 

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Photo: Stefan Jacobs

Just Jaz

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , on May 5, 2014 by Tallee Savage

A session with Fine Art Nude model Jasmine Sundström. A girl with many passions, but what I like the most about her is her bright and joyful way of seeing life in general. Always conducting interesting debates, open-minded and eager to learn. Extremely easy to work with too.  Here is a previous session from last year if you’d like to check that out as well. “Androgyny Fashion

Photo & Make up: Tallee Savage
Model: Jasmine Sundström  – webpage and blog.

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Happy Easter session… \m/

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Tallee Savage

Model: Tallee Savage
Photo: Mattias Savage

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2014 © Savage Beauty - Photo: Tallee Savage

2014 © Savage Beauty - Photo: Mattias Savage Wilmenius

2014 © Savage Beauty - Photo: Tallee Savage

We had an Easter dinner with both sides of the family (24 people). Conveniently on the same date as my daughter Adina turned 17 years old (Selfie pic below).

Lots of vegetarian food. No, we don’t care about the traditional easter foods. We eat whatever comes to mind that day. My contribution this year was a vegetarian coconut milk stew with spinach and chickpeas and vegetarian meatballs. It took me and my daughter Elizia hours to roll them and it was frustrating at first as they turned out square and flat before we got the hang of it. My son Tim’s Västerbotten’s cheese pie was undoubtedly and unanimously the most popular easter dish this year.

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Adina and Elizia did the baking; Three cakes with little cute marzipan chickens … Goody!

Frida – A friend I never knew

Posted in Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Tallee Savage

fridaThese past couple of months I have thought a lot about a girl called Frida Hagdahl. She was a friend but I did not know her. She was what you call an ”acquaintance”. I met her at the most 10 times. At my friend Lotta Fischer Levén’s bachelorette party, at Lotta and Mats’ wedding in 2010, at festivals, KGB (the club in Stockholm she co-owned together with Hokan Pettersson and Fredde Lindberg) etc. She made a solid impression back then: Energetic, happy, funny, charming, kind, curious and cool. Knowing me, I would have embraced her and her friendship right there, because those are the kind of people who I like to have in my life. But for some reason time flew by and we never got closer than that. Last week I went to her funeral at the St Matteus Church. She had been struggling for six months with incurable lung cancer that quickly spread to her bones and finally her head. March 8 she departed this transitory life and entered upon an eternal sabbath of rest, only 36 years old.

She wrote a very sincere and detailed blog about her journey. FridaKGB Blogg>> It made me burst into tears many times… How she could seem so calm, organized and so honest about everything… knowing her days were counted. She was so ill and yet seemed so full of life. It felt incomprehensible with no way to really relate to what she was going through. I mean how do you deal with knowledge like that? I heard and saw the sadness in all our mutual friends and often thought about her family and relatives. Their pain… How unbearable the grief and anguish must have been and how tremendously they must miss her today :(

Last week, Thursday March 3, I decided to go to her funeral. I was little confused about whether it was proper or not to go to the funeral of someone you did not know so well. But close friends of Frida, said that I should go, to support them and pay my respects. It was absolutely beautiful. I have never seen som many people in a funeral ever. You could tell right away this person had made an impact on many lives and a summary from the priest and all her friends gave me a clear picture that I had really missed out. I should have known her better as she was clearly one of those unique persons that you refer to as a ”keeper”. Anyway, it felt really good to be there among friends and all the humble love that was in the air. Beautiful music was performed by Mats Levén and Mia Coldheart and time stood still for a while leaving no eyes dry. My condolence to her family and boyfriend, friends and colleagues. R.I.P Frida

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Me and Frida at Sweden Rock Festival 2012. Photo by: Tina Huttenlocher

I lost my father, my aunt Alicia and my good friend Rigmor Malmsten in a way to early age to this despicable disease – Earth life closed – My friend Ludde Lindström has just been through a tough surgery after receiving the grim news of kidney cancer. We are all hoping the cancer stays the hell away and that he recovers well. Please support and feel the commitment for this organization or any other project that helps us get a step closer to finding cures for cancer, to achieve a higher survival rate and a reduction in the incidence of cancer, as we all, without exceptions are somehow affected in many ways sometime in life… one way or another. tallee-sign

 

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CANCERFONDEN >> – The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organization.

ROCK AGAINST CANCER >> – This is a charity project for the benefit of research in cancer. Behind it is Peter Knutsson. He lost his mother and now recently his father in cancer. Together with a bunch of enthusiastic Swedish rockers he organizes concerts and different kinds of projects in various places. All the revenue will go in full and directly to the cancer society!

Auction to benefit Cancer Society – Swedish rockers have donated really cool stuff that you all can be owners of. Check it out!

FUCK CANCER is also a nonprofit organization that started in one of my other home regions Huntington Beach. Their motto: FIGHT, No One FIGHTS Alone!
They have really cool ”Fuck Cancer” merch that you can buy to support:  I’m getting myself a cool tank top today!!
Get yours here >>

Swedish Union Magazine for “Performing Arts and Film”

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by Tallee Savage

This is a photo session I did with my sister Amanda and her hubby Björn. The photos have been used for promotion of Independent Kostym who has the largest collection of costumes for professionals in Scandinavia.

The photo of my sister is now featuring on the cover of the latest issue of the Swedish Union Magazine for “Performing Arts and Film” (Teaterförbundet för scen och film) among other photos and projects we have done together and including a big interview with her. You can read how she and her colleagues work in a fabulous place that have dressed the Scandinavian Film and Theatre Industry since the 1930’s. How Independent kostym offers both rental and manufacturing of the costumes for film production, television, theatre and corporate events. With over 1,600 square meters in Stockholm. The staff has experience and knowledge on costume history and costume design and they are experts on realizing the ideas and visions brought upon them for all kinds of productions. Amanda tells you more about her work as a costumiere and life at Independent Kostym. It is in swedish folk… Thank God for Google Translate :D

Click here to read the article (page 18) >>>

Photo & Make up: Tallee Savage
Stylist: Amanda Martinez
Graphic Design: Mattias Savage

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Independent Kostym

Staff:
Lotta Sjöström (Vice Vd)
Amanda Martinez
Angelica Tibblin Chen
Ann-Sofie Berggren
Dorothy Christensen

Understanding women

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , on March 12, 2014 by Tallee Savage

“I don’t hang out with girls because they’re dramatic bitches. I prefer to hang out with guys”. Recognize that sentence? I do… that was the way I felt for many year when I was a girl. Girls could be so harsh, mean and jealous towards each other. While boys encouraged teamwork, girls saw trouble when playing more than two person at a time. Always leaving somebody out. Bickering, criticizing and talking behind each others backs. I never understood that :( So it just made it simpler for me to hang out with the boys. Climb trees and doing other exciting mischief. Over the years I have thought a lot about that. Wondering if maybe there is an unrealistic role and expectations set for girls. Instead of teaching them to work as a group to lift up and help each other. Women tend to have the need to look down on others of the same gender, while boys are taught to be strong, independent and self-confident.

I read somewhere: “Don’t try to understand women; women understand women, and they hate each other.” And honestly, I think the mentality and hatred for other females might come from within. It’s easy to hate one another if you are not content with yourself, I guess. I often hear chicks talk about others. Saying things like “Who does she think she is?” Negativity, judgemental, put-down mentality, criticizing, undermining, undercutting each other.. you name it! Thinly veiled jealousy when seeing other women stepping up an claiming a level of entitlement they can only dream of. An entitlement they either don’t know how to, or don’t feel entitled to claim for themselves. The uncomfortable truth is that some women still feel equivocal about other women’s success. Kicking away the latter rather than offer a hand to aspire. Instead of standing united, being positive and strengthen each other. I thought we were nurturing by nature. But I’ve noticed lots of times that’s not the case at all.

Anyway this does not apply to everyone of course. Just a general perception. But loving ourselves and loving each other is a very good thing. Be kind and generous and spread good vibes and energy. Support, help and encourage each other. And when you do find friends and colleagues who are supportive and understand you and have your best interest in mind – Hold on to them <3

tallee-signI had the pleasure of working with two lovely, beautiful, warm-hearted ladies last week, Sylvia Jansson and Maarit Psajd, while doing a photo shoot with them. I will show photos from that session in a few weeks. Sylvia has a new blog and she talks about this same topic. I’m humbled by the nice words she wrote about me. You can read it here >>>, but it is in Swedish folks ;)

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Posted in Model 40, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , on December 11, 2013 by Tallee Savage

Model: Tallee Savage / Jade Jagger Collection
Photo: JenHell

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