Archive for May, 2011

Blood Taste

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Here is a small glimpse of the blood sucking model I worked with. Maybe I should send these photos to Wyck Godfrey, one of the producers of Twillight.

What do you guys think?

Model: Johan Larsson
Photo, Make up & styling: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage

*** Essence of Water ***

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by Tallee Savage

A photographer and very good friend of mine has a shower in his photo studio. We decided to experiment with the light and see how the thousands of little droplets falling down and touching my skin would reflect and change colors, leaving a very cool effect on the image. Not so easy keeping your eyes open with all the make up pouring down your face. This was a cool experience though. Graphic designer Mattias Savage, then got free hands to fiddle around… with the editing that is ; ) Some came out warmer and some colder in tones.

Ahhhh… The essence of water…

Model: Tallee Savage
Photo: Jörgen Lundh

Attitude problem? Nah, not me… I am a sweet girl. My friends know ♥

Droplets beautifully makes patterns on the skin. Cool effect on curves!

A few behind the scene shots

Photographer Jörgen and I going through some pics.  •   Blaaaah… my eyes hurt a little.

Crucified Barbara

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by Tallee Savage

There’s something special when groups composed solely of women emerge with the event of rock and roll. I remember being very fond of Suzi Quatro and The Runaways who must have been among the first female bands that got signed to a record label in the 70’s. “Heavy Metal” is of course a subjective term based on individual definition. But in the 80’s there was a bunch of all-girl-metal bands that I judged by different criterias. Unfortunately I found a lot of bands like Madam X, Lee Aaron and Girlschool being not so very good. To me the band Heart were the eternal, reigning queens of Hard rock.

Anyway … we had the pleasure of working with these lovely beautiful ladies – Crucified Barbara – This ass kicking band are a lot more hard-core than most of their boy-fellow colleagues in da biz.  Being around since 1998 and signed to GMR Music Group in Stockholm. They have released two albums,  “In Distortion We Trust” 2005 and ‘Til Death Do Us Party” 2009. I have seen them live on numerous occasions, never being left disappointed. So check them out!

Hope you like the photos :)

Photo: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage

The current lineup is:
Mia Coldheart – Vocals & Guitar
Klara Force  – Guitar
Ida Evileye  – Bass
Nicki Wicked  – Drums

Melody Club – Sweet Disaster

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty with tags , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Make up for the cover of Melody Club’s new single “Sweet Disaster” from their new album “Human Harbour”.

Photo: JenHell © 2011
Model: Sister Sinister
Make up: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Jonas Kjellberg Design

*** God Damn Hippie ***

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by Tallee Savage

“Make Love Not War” was pretty much the mantra of the Flower Power children of the 1970’s fashion. While man had just walked on the moon, the hippie youth culture from the United States was filled with anti-aggression statements, anti-war, free your mind, Jimi Hendrix, Vietnam protests, sexual revolution, LSD and marijuana.

My dad spent lots of time in San Fransisco where the hippie movement started. He attended San Fransisco State Collage in the 50’s and was Head Gymnastic Coach at the same school in the 60’s. Even if I don’t recall him walking around in afghan coats, South American ponchos, patchwork or bohemian romantic shirts made of crushed velvet, I bet he saw and heard a lot of these alternative lifestyles.

Here are photos of me with 1970’s in mind. A decade I enjoy so much because of its radical beliefs, its psychedelic colors and rock chronicles, that still today are my favorites.

I end this post with a song from Carole King called “Beautiful”. Can’t even remember how many time I’ve listened to her album “Tapestry”, released in 1971. My mom and dad always used to play this album as I grew up.

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Model: Me
Photo: Göran Magnusson
Art Director: Mattias Savage

Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin

– Death with Interruptions –

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , on May 9, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Now and then we have a customer that has a challenging concept for us to work with. This beautiful Argentinian woman contacted me and wanted to take photos that portrayed the book “Death with Interruptions”, written by José Saramago. The portuguese novelist and poet was awarded with the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. His output is often characterised as magic realism with Latin American mysticism, often compared to such writers as Gabriel Garcia Márquez or Franz Kafka.

– Plot summary –
(This story centers around death as a phenomenon, and as a character herself).

On the first day of the new year, no one dies! Shortly after death begins her break (death being a woman here)  there is a general havoc and this causes a catastrophic collapse among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. The cardinal of the catholic church is one of the first to be upset. With no death, there is no resurrection. At first the people are overjoyed, life everlasting, how wonderful!—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, nursing  hospitals are overrun with patients who cannot die and cannot live and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for animals.

Will death succumb to human love? As she falls in love with a terminally ill cellist.

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1) • Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love.
2) • Death with the purple envelopes that informs recipients that their time on earth is up.

3) • Death dies by becoming alive. Entering the light.

4) • Death is dead! She is now human and alive.

Different portraits of my fellow South American, Lily

Beauty is timeless

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , on May 5, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Through ups and downs in life I have always felt that I was quite lucky to belong to this wonderful large family, all spread over different parts of this world. Even after the Chilean coup, where we all got separated I always knew I was special and loved by my many relatives. They are all special in their own way and for different reasons. But them being there for me when I grew up means a lot to me now.

My aunty Rosa is the eldest of eight sisters and brothers. Born on 21 December 1932. While her life has been filled with challenges aswell as triumphs, she has always been there for me and everybody else, no matter what. She passes out guidance, inspiration, tolerance and love to anybody who meets her. I will always admire her for her wisdom, care-giving role and huge heart.

She was just here in Sweden only for a week. Got notice about her sister Eliana being ill and caught the first available flight from the United States to be here with her sister. That is just how she is.

Anyway I wanted her to get her mind on something else for a few hours and so I took some photos of her in our studio. A friend of mine said “Beauty is timeless” when she saw these photos. I totally agree!

Besitos tia Rosa. I LOVE YOU… and this goes for all my other aunts and uncles too.

Chile 1950’s. Photo of Grandma and Grandpa with all my aunts and uncles from my mother’s side.
Rosa, Cotú, Alicia, Eliana, Mercedes, Lucia, Corinna and little Juan.

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