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Oman – Salalah

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by Tallee Savage

So I finally got to see the Middle East. Warm breeze from the Arabian Sea with accommodation in a five-star hotel (Crown Plaza) right on the beach. I was hired by the independent hair dresser’s organisation Big.Fam. to make a presentation on the importance of make up, styling and poses before and during a photo shoot. To explain the collaboration between photographer, models and make up artist.

— Anette, Nettan, Janina, Carina and Linda – Fabulous ladies having a blast in Oman —

This is Big.Fam’s 10 year anniversary and 42 hair dressers from different parts of Sweden gathered for this unforgettable experience in Salalah, the second biggest city after the capital Muscat.

The theme was “Sex and the City”.  Easy fun and exiting. Allowing the ladies to experiment and flirt with different styling and fashion of the world. The idea was for all the ladies to get inspiration and knowledge to get in front of the camera themselves. My good friend Jörgen Lundh from StudioMix was hired to take the photos. My job was two days of presentation and two days of practical work, helping the girls with make up and styling. Mattias Ahlberg from the salon Surebabyyes was there to show us fantastic hair work during this week. Time flew by as I was having a blast. But a shift from 7 Am until 5 pm took its toll and I was deadbeat afterwords.

— Showing class some ways of thinking when it comes to make up. Why, how, when and what? —

— Hair dresser Mattias Ahlberg was my companion during this week. Showing us fantastic ways to work on hair and the best product to use. Here is Jenny with a most “avantgard” hair styling. —

— Nathalie with make up and styling inspired from the 1920’s —

All the ladies had their photos taken on different locations. I got good feedback and kudos on the make up I did. And that was a good satisfaction, seeing them all so content. Photographer Jörgen and his wife and assistant Boel did an excellent job out on the field and photos are being edited as I write this. So for now I only have a few photos to show you from the actual work we all did there. But more will come in the next post.

— Tina, Ewa and Malin •  Beach image: Caroline, Marie B, Ulrika, Linda L, Zarah Munther, Brita Petersen —

— Jörgen & Matt working on the beach… beats the studio and office —

At 9 pm every day there was a nice buffet on the big terrace of the hotel. Except for one night when the hotel arranged a wonderful beach party for all of us. The staff put so much work to make this epic for us. They laid out a huge oriental carpet on the sand, romantic torches lit in the dark every where forming fantastic ornaments on the beach.  A tropic illuminated bar serving delicious drinks. And of course the food served was excellent as well … I just had to sit back and feel the ocean with a cosmopolitan in my hand and enjoy life from another part of the world for a moment.

— With Anette Wallin & Janina Blomquist at the beach party —

Every night the hotel had a disco going on. It was pretty much empty but that was ok … more room for our butts to wiggle. By the end of the week word got out in town that 40 girls where staying at the hotel and the disco started to get pretty crowded. At the same time, security around the hotel and in the disco toughened up to make it safe for us ladies. But the best thing about this disco was the belly dancer from Ukraine, Lina Spieko. She is one of the best belly dancers I have seen. So beautiful and so charismatic. I gave her my business card and I have contact with her now. Hopefully I will meet her and se her dance again.

— Bellydancer Lina Spieko from Ukraine – Boel and Me enjoying a night out —

On my day off we went to visit the “Quaboos Mosque”, hoping to see this fantastic building from the inside. So my friend Boel and I covered our hair and bodies and took our shoes off,  but did not get in any further than the entrance because their mass had already begun. So I just took photos from the outside. Look how magnificent these buildings are.

We also visited the “Hafa Souq”, which is a market where you can find all kinds of things. Our trip there was mainly to buy the traditional dress that all the Arabs here in Oman wear. Men had a simple white ankle length collarless gown called a “Dishasha” and the cap called “Kimah”… some wore a turban called “Mussar”. Matt and Jörgen got that outfit . While Boel and I got the women’s dress “Abaya” with the “Niqab” to cover our face.

—  Matt, Jörgen, Boel and me. Wearing the beautiful Omanis dress wear.  We made quite a success when we walked in like this to our final dinner reception.–

— The lady bosses of Big.Fam Anette Petersson & Freddi Holm with a handsome wannabe-omani —

On our last day off photographer Jörgen took photos of me and Boel on the beach. The sunset was unbelievable. I have never seen it quite as beautiful as this.

— Look at this sunset Boel and me are enjoying —

So what do we know about the this little country? The Sultanate of Oman is located on the Arabian Peninsula and borders Yemen, Saudi Arabian and the United Arab Emirates. It only has 2,7 millions of habitants and 750.000 of them are guest workers from Pakistan, India and the Philippines. Oman are working hard on getting the tourist biz rolling, knowing that their biggest income, Oil, eventually will dry out. Official language is Arabic.

— Oh,  look at this amazing feline. Just like the elegant ancient cats of Egypt.
Amazing ears and incredible eyes. —

In the 1970’s there was no electricity, running water or paved roads. Only a few schools and hospitals. A radical change was made when the Sultan of Qabbos Bin Said took over the throne after his father. Today infrastructure is good and almost everything you see is not older than 40 years old.

Like all arab countries, Arab Islāmic Culture dominates the life style of the Sultanate. So of course it was important to treat the local culture with respect and this particularly when it comes to how to dress outside the hotel area. Legs, ankles, arms, shoulders should be covered. We had no problem with this. We had no problem at all during this week. The Omanis where totally cool and gentle and polite at all times. Both in the hotel area and outside.

— Nice pool area in the hotel. Matt and Jörgen enjoying the company of beautiful girls. —

— There’s nothing like gymnastics on the beach – I can still stand on my hands … chooohoooo! —

— This is how a bill looks like in Oman. I really like the colors. The money is called Rial.
Now they also had smaller bills and they were called “Baisa”. And if you understand swedish, you are of course laughing right now. Childish as we are ; )  —

So that was a little from my trip to Oman. Pictures from all the ladies will appear soon…

Ta ta

Make up in Oman

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I did promise to show you more of the make up I did on the 42 lovely ladies in Oman. Time was short. I barely had 20 minutes with each person. Here are some of the results!

Captured by photographer Jörgen Lundh. A wonderful person that I have worked with many times before. Assisting the hair dressers with the hair was. Mattias Ahlberg from the salon Surebabyyes.

Enjoy :)

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On my day off, I had time to do some modeling myself. Great sunset!

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Lily’s Tattoos

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Lily Quiroga, one of my returning customers that came to document her tattoos. She is as smart as she is beautiful. Here is her story about her tattoos. In her own words and in Swedish… buy hey, there is always Google Translate ;)

Om mina tatueringar.
I våras lät jag göra min tredje tatuering och trots att jag självklart skrällde om den på FB och lovade att visa upp den så gick tiden och det blev inte av. Nu har jag dock låtit en riktig fotograf ta kort på mig med mina tattoos så här är resultatet.
Alla mina tatueringar har sin betydelse och anledning, vilket det gör dem speciella – för mig. Och visst måste man inte ha en ”djupare mening” med sina tatueringar men jag kommer nog aldrig vara en sån som tatuerar en bananklase på högra skinkan bara för att, si så där.

Efter att ha sett resultatet på mina bilder så känns det ändå som att det finns ganska många kala hudfläckar man skulle kunna göra någon mer tatuering på…  jag måste bara komma på vad först. En annan uppenbar sak jag inser är att det är god tid att börja träna lite rumpmuckler… hur jävla platt kan ett arsle bli liksom?! :S

/// Lilyrob

Egentligen hade jag aldrig haft en tanke på att tatuera mig så ingen blev mer förvånad än jag själv när en vän visade mig en bild och frågade ”Vad tycker du om den här?” och från inget till allt blev mitt svar: ”Den skulle man ha som tatuering!” och en vecka senare hade jag det, en symbol för kvinnokamp på vänster överarm, vänster självfallet, den kvinnliga sidan.

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En klassiker för oss som har barn, nämligen att tatuera in deras namn. I mitt fall vart tatueringen i form av ett armband.

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Tatuering nr 3 är en baby-panter och ett baby-lejon innanför konturen av ett hjärta och representerar mig och Gaby. När jag var liten kallades jag för La panterita, lilla pantern. Jag brukar skämta om att det är mitt krigsnamn eftersom jag är indian. Gaby är född i lejonets tecken och fick därför ”krigsnamnet” La leoncita, lilla lejonet. Tanken var att pantern skulle vara lite elakt busig fast ändå inte ond, och lejonet skulle vara snäll för Gaby är verkligen världens snällaste gos. Även om tatueringen inte blev exakt som bilden i min skalle så blev den ändå riktigt bra, så jag är mycket nöjd med den. Speciellt lejonet, för hon är såååååå sööööööt! :)

/// Lily

Maternity Photography

Posted in Child & Family Photography, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I have always marveled at the beauty of pregnancy. Mommies look absolutely gorgeous in this unique period of their live. A time filled witch anticipation, beauty and joy.
My job is to capture the essence of this period through artistic, sensual and loving photographs. With style and respect.

For any question or booking contact me here.

Kattis Stattin (5 months pregnant) came to my studio to get her tummy documented. She is due January 2012. Soon… very soon!

Kattis is by the way an authorized esthetician and I later visited her in her beauty salon. It was her last day of work and she did the most wonderful facial treatment. Steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. The whole works!
It felt wonderful. I will visit her again as soon as she is back working again after her maternity leave.

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Jessica Ulrichs (8 months pregnant) –  Had her baby in April 2011 :)

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