Archive for December, 2011

Shimmy Magazine – The spirit of Belly Dance

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by Tallee Savage

The magazine Shimmy – In the spirit of dance – Features an interview with me. About my dancing, modeling and working as a photographer and make up artist.

Shimmy is a magazine from Arizona that complements the lifestyles of Middle Eastern dancers and beyond. They write about the dace world, natural health, fitness, food and travel. Click the images to read the article.

Photos are taken by Patrik Blom and Camil.

The magazine cover


Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Doing this photo session brought memories back to our visit to this exotic “Paradise of the Pacific” in 1998. Where we stayed in Honolulu for a week and then took our shortest flight ever (20 min) to Maui and the small village Kihei.
I recall the beautiful hibiscus flowers, colorful fish and green back turtles in the ocean, beaches with palm trees, thick rain forest, breathtaking mountains and cliffs and the pleasant climate caressing you. And of course we attended a traditional Polynesian Luau that was held at sunset with some entertainment from seductive Hula dancers and amazing Samoan fire knife performances!

Ok… So back to reality, these photos are taken by Göran Magnusson in our “Savage Beauty Studio”, with white background and studio lights. Graphic Designer, Mattias, brought me some sand to sink my toes in, the sun and even the Rainbow ;)

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Model & Make up: Tallee Savage
Photo: Göran Magnusson
Graphics: Mattias Savage

Some pictures from our trip to Hawaii in 1998.

I thought this was a funny sign… beware of turtles crossing.

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Matt, Tim (8 yrs) and Adina (1 yr) on Waikiki Beach.    –    Hula dancers at a Luau in Maui.

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Tim (8 yrs) with a friend :)

Red Tribal Fashion

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2011 by Tallee Savage

A somewhat avant-garde photo session that I put together with photographer Göran Magnusson.
The styling is a mixture between oriental tribal, afro and indian.

Hope you like it!

Model / Make up / Styling: Me
Photo: Göran Magnusson
Graphics: Mattias Savage

Here are two photos with no retouch. Kind of more fun with the editing, I think.

DEEP PURPLE and Symphony Orchestra (Stockholm)

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Tallee Savage

There are two words I would like to use for this event on December 9th in Stockholm, “grand and tranquil”. The floor of the venue was filled with chairs where rockers of all ages sat nice and neatly throughout the concert. A few head-banging souls here and there – after all this was friday ;) But overall a very civilized and “mature” concert.

The “Neue Philhamonie Frankfurt Orchestra” led by concertmaster, the violinist Ralf Hübner, certainly brought a new sound to Deep Purple. We all got to hear a whole bunch of well performed classic songs like Highway Star, Strange kind of woman, Rapture of the deep, My Woman from Tokyo, Hush, The mule, Lazy, No One Came and many more.

Deep Purple are noticeably older and especially Ian Gillan is not so vigorous any more. His voice caught some problems here and there on the high notes which made me think “why does he bother”. Nobody expects him to hit the perfect high notes or falsetto range he did so well in the 1970’s. But the greatness of Ian Gillan persists and “When a Blind Man Cries” is sheer poetry.

Don Airey appeared happy, smiling throughout the concert.  The keyboard solo was splendid incorporating a little reminder of “who’s the man” behind the distinctive organ introduction of Ozzy’s Mr.Crowly and progressed impressing with beautiful virtuous playing like the “Turkish March” by Mozart.

I have always been amazed of how Ian Paice can make one bass drum sound like two. Fast little rascals, I guess. He showed us his great musicianship… But, sorry to say… Nothing compared to what Martin Axenrot had to offer the night before at the OPETH concert in Stockholm. Not every day that I get to hear two splendid drum solos of this altitude on the same weekend.

So do we miss Ritchie Blackmore? Well Yes, he will always be missed in Deep Purple. But Steve Morse makes you forget as the show progresses. Impressive and joyful playing.  Gist of it all is that Deep Purple (Mk8) is still alive and well after 40 years. Well performed songs running smoothly down memory lane.  I do approve!


P.S Jag har gjort en recension på svenska åt Rockbladet.
Finns att läsa här >>>



Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2011 by Tallee Savage

OPETH’s 10th, album HERITAGE is a mix of Progressive rock, Folk-laden, Jazz fusion, 70’s and then some more. Their most progressive and ambitious effort to date.  Some rockers are crying their eye out because of the lack of growl on this album but I don’t miss it here. They certainly were the masters of “beauty and brutality”, but who says you need death metal growl to be heavy?
Still sounds very much Opeth to me. Michael has been quoted expressing his feelings about NOT being afraid to experiment or “being caught with his pants down”. “Why only do it one way when you can do everything else too” … and frankly, even if Death Metal is the root of Opeth, the mish-mash of the vintage guitars and organs passages,  jazzy Jethro Tull:ish flute interlude,  poetic vocals, folk formula,  all shows a substantial stylistic progressive perfection. A whole new sound for the heavy metal crowd to LOVE.

Heritage is marvellous and the more you listen to it, the more fantastic it gets. Innovative and flamboyant “metal”. The Rainbow influences are undoubtedly and hearable noticeable here and there. Especially in the song “Slither”
I am pretty sure Ritchie Blackmore will approve of the tribute masterpiece Opeth are indulging us with.

This is an extraordinarily,  epic album. Fresh, exiting, timeless and Phenomenal!
Dazzles me with beauty and energetic perfection. I love it!

 5 / 5 Little Savages

Opeth Live at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden, December 8,  2011.

Great show… But one or two too many mellow songs. Michael’s growling is great, but it was not the part I missed. I felt my feet and head urging for a little more heavy and speed. It was there but a little to little.
Sound was off sometimes but sounded better towards the end of the set. Michael is a complete charmer on stage. With his very “down to earth” and intimate talk between the songs. Makes everybody feel comfortable and close to the band.

Beautiful master guitar playing from both Fredrik Åkesson and Mikael Åkerfeldt. Technical but never ever going overboard showing off and being theatrical Speedy Gonzales, only tasteful and perfect. Martin Axenrot did the best drum solo ever. The magnitude of this drummer! Incredible musicians, all of them!

4 / 5 Little Savages

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Zorro goes Zavage

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I use to watch Zorro on TV in the 70’s. This was in Chile and the U.S.A. I don’t recall seeing it here in Sweden actually, do you?  The fictional character is created by writer Johnston McCulley back in 1919 and the movie’s story is set in the Spanish colonial era of California. I remember that I used to think “Don Diego de la Vega”, which was Zorro’s secret identity, was very handsome. I am trying to remember what actor it was that I liked… I think it was Guy Williams actually. He did the role of Zorro between 1957-1961. “The Mask of Zorro” from 1998 with Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones is also a well-written and a beautiful movie.

Anyway, my sister Amanda is responsible for the styling. The clothes are from the best costume place in the world; Independent Kostym. Photographer Frank Hansen took the photos of us. We would also like to thank photographer Jan Monsen for assisting in the studio. I can tell you we had so much laughter doing this shoot.

Hasta la vista Amigos : )

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Models: Me, Matt and Elizia
Photo: Frank Hansen
Graphics: Mattias Savage
Stylist: Amanda Martinez / Independent Kostym
Make Up: Tallee Savage

Below: Some Un-edited “Behind the Scenes” shots

Getting the make up ready at studio Mix in Mariannelund.
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He he he… Lots of fun with this shoot : D
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