Archive for April, 2012

Alyce Designs (Teal)

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by Tallee Savage

This beautiful evening gown is off-the-shoulder with a radiating beadwork from the Alyce Design company based in Chicago. Alice Hamm has won dozens of industry awards and is nationally recognized for its “Distinguished Excellence” in prom, bridal and special occasions gowns.

I really like the color of this dress. “Teal” is a fancy name for the cross between blue and green. It is a unique color that you don’t find in a lot of items. A very low-saturated color that is believed to have been taken from the small freshwater “Common Teal”, a member of the duck family whose eyes are surrounded by this color.

Photographs of me are taken by photographer Göran Magnusson.

Location is an old barn from 1815 in Mariannelund, Småland in the southern parts of Sweden.

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Smålands gathering # 7

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2012 by Tallee Savage

After a three-hour drive we finally hit Mariannelund in the regions of Småland. This is the seventh gathering that our friends Boel and Jörgen Lundh put together. Where 50 photographers, models, make up artist, graphic designers meet to have a good time. And to learn more in the process. My schedule was very tight this year. Since I am there as photographer, make up artist as well as a model my self. I was a busy little bee. But this year I made sure to have time to talk to all the wonderful people who showed up. I also attended the well-informative Photoshop course with Anders Jensen from the company Moderskeppet.

So here is the first session I made. My first shot was with model Chris Kristiansson. Good old fashion in front of the beautiful stone wall that surrounded Hässleby church in Mariannelund. I decided to make them black and white, simply because I like the classic and art appeal. The lines, shadows and contrast get more attention while nothing distracting our brain to think about colors.

Photos & Make up: Tallee Savage
Assistants: Mattias & Elizia Savage

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Thank you Jörgen and Boel Lundh for a very pleasant and successful weekend.

Rest in peace • ROGER EKLÖF (1963 – 2012)

Posted in Personal with tags on April 24, 2012 by Tallee Savage

I just found out that a friend of mine passed away yesterday. It wasn’t one of those friends that I hung out with all the time. Actually I had not seen Roger Eklöf for many years. But we found each other on Facebook after many years and spoke often about “old times”.

First time I met him was at a party back in 1984. He had recently moved to Stockholm from the higher and northern parts of Sweden.  I remember him being so funny. Great lovable accent that made me laugh a lot. A very endearing man, no doubt.

In the 1990s our paths crossed again and we used to hang out with mutual acquaintances. The conversations I had with him were often about politics and music. And those would last far into the night. I was always so very impressed by his “left” views which I fully shared. He was incredible well spoken and had great knowledge and rational beliefs. Either it was working class matters or injustice in the world. He had a very logical and wise way of thinking and most of all a very humanitarian point of view. I would have easily voted for him!

Another passion he had was music. All his friends know this. Because not only was he a living encyclopedia when it came to music, he was an excellent guitar player himself. We had endless topics about Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Yngwie,  Frank Marino, Rainbow, he loved it all!

About a year ago a mutual friend of ours, Jens Kask, passed away and Roger and I were sad about this and discussed the unfairness of Jens passing away so early in life. Without premonition Roger has now joined his friend.

By reading all the comments on his Facebook I can tell that he was a very loved man and that he made a deep impact on the people he met, one way or another.

To me it seemed like Roger lived life to its fullest. I am not entirely sure about the cause of death, but apparently he had a cardiac arrest. I am very sorry about this news. He was way to young to say goodbye yet and will be missed.

My condolences to his dear family, relatives and close friends  : (

I dedicate this song to you Roger!  “Air the Bach” –  A wonderful piece played by Uli John Roth.

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