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Princess Jasmine – The spirited princess of Agrabah.

Posted in Fantasy, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Movies, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2017 by Tallee Savage

We had lots of fun doing this character from the Walt Disney film Aladdin. Always thought that this Jordanian beauty would pull it off splendid. And she did!

A little bit about the model. Nerjes Nana’s mother is from Amman in Jordan and father kurd from Iraq. They met in Sweden and Nerjes was born in Brunflo, Östersund on April 26 in 1997. After her parent’s divorced she moved to the U.S.A at the age of nine and attended school in Bakersfield, CA. After five years she moved to Jordan with her mother. Her mother is an arabic Muslim and always taught her about Islam, but the path of belief and practice was to be of her own choice. Neither Nerjes, her mother or sister wore a hijab. In fact Nerjes states that Jordan is a fairly liberal and a predominantly Muslim country. Some parts of Jordan are even Western and cosmopolitan. However, Jordanians have a deep respect for their King and Islam, and are conservative at the same time as they are liberal. After a few years Nerjes came back to Sweden and settled down in Stockholm and became a certified makeup artist.

This is about the time when I met Nerjes because she was in the same class in school as my daughter Adina. However her mother lived in another part of Sweden, so she stayed with us for longer periods of time. Telling us about her travels in the midle-east. One day we will have to travel with Nerjes to Jordan because through the ongoing troubles and conflicts of the neighbours Egypt and Syria, Jordan still enjoys a stable and peaceful environment to see. Petra, the historical rock-cut architecture and Wadi rum, the impressive red desert landscape and of course the Dead Sea. Just beautiful places and certainly on our To-Do list.

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Photo: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage
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2017 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

2017 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

 

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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

Breaking Bad – Grand Finale!

Posted in Movies, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by Tallee Savage

So I just finished the last part of the last episode of “Breaking Bad”. My GOD … Really, my words can’t come close to describing and giving it justice. This series will assuredly go down as one of the greatest of all time. Furthermore I  can’t even express how impressed I am of the creator Vince Gilligan for finding the best actors for every single part of the whole story makintallee-signg the best character development I’ve seen in a long long time, if not ever. None of whom I’ve seen or heard of before, may I add. I’m melancholic about the fact that is over… really!  If you have not seen it. Do… This is a Masterpiece!

Here is a little introduction:
“Breaking Bad follows the life of Walter White – a high school chemistry teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – who is thrown a curve ball by fate and is forced to, as the show’s name suggests, break bad. When Walt is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he realizes that he needs to make enough money to ensure that his wife will be able to take care of herself, their handicapped son and their unborn second child when he will not be around to provide – money that cannot be made as a high school teacher. Therefore, he turns to methamphetamine production, in collaboration with Jesse Pinkman, a former high school student of his who he meets again under unlikely circumstances.”

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Main characters:
Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Flynn “Walter White Jr” RJ Mitte,
Skyler White (Anna Gunn)Hank Scrader (Dean Norris), Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt),
Saul Gooman (Bobo Odenkirk), Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito)

My Tribute to Charlie Chaplin (Yes, it’s ME!)

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

When I was a little girl I used to watch Charlie Chaplin movies together with my grandfather. He brought so many laughter to me as the “Little Tramp”. He is one of the film actors I admire the most from the early classical Hollywood era. And I still love him,  because he wanted to bring about a radical change in contemporary society where he saw the misery of exploited people. You can see this throughout all his films, how the Little Tramp communicates the message of human freedom and always has a positive outlook on life in a world full of chaos.

Charlies personal life and career was full of scandals and controversy. His childhood has the type of deprived childhood that one would expect in a Dickens novel. Still after huge success he had an “un-millionaire” way of living and I quote his words “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury”.

In the 1950’s Charlie was scrutinized for his support in aiding the Russian struggle against the invading Nazis during World War II, and the U.S government questioned his moral and political views, suspecting him to having communist ties. In 1952 when he traveled home to England for the premier of “Lime Light”, he was denied reëntry o the United States. The goverment had no evidence to prove that he was a threat to national security. Now, talk about paranoia : (

I think that without Charlie Chaplin, movies would not be as big as they are today. He was not just “bigger ” than anybody, he was gigantic and I think it is doubtful if any other individual has ever given more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many human beings…specialy when they needed it the most through Wold War I , The great depression and the rise of Hitler. It came natural to him to lash out both imperialism and Fascism… but carrying out his mission he would always put on the costume of a “clown”.

Now and then my whole family sits down in front of the TV and we have a Charlie Chaplin weekend. Some classics are: “The Kid”, “The Gold Rush”, “City Lights”, “The great Dictator “, “Limelight”

This photo session here is my way of showing my admiration for Charlie Chaplin. Yes, it is actually me in the pictures, he, he, he. I feel a complete and utter amazement at the genius of this great man. To me his gift is immeasurable and timeless and his legacy will be enjoyed forever.

Model: Tallee Savage (me)
Photo and graphics by: Mattias Savage Wilmenius
Wardrobe: Independent Kostym

A little something I wrote about Charlie in Swedish.

Charlie Chaplin skänkte filmen innehåll, form och framförallt karaktär. Han var den förste som funderade ut en komisk sekvens, lade ihop komplikationer och sedan drev situationen till dess logiska spets. Idag känner de flesta till vagabonden Charlie men de är inte bekanta med hans filmer. När jag var liten tittade jag ofta på hans filmer tillsammans med min morfar i Chile. Han var så rolig och hans blotta närvaro berikade min själ. I böcker skrivna om honom och i hans självbiografier kan man läsa om hans fascinerande liv. Från elände och förnedring och en uppväxt likt den Charles Dickens beskriver i Oliver Twist till en majestätisk triumf. Jag tycker hans verk borde vara självklara inslag i kulturorienterade ämnen i skolan och min yngsta dotter på nio år håller med. Hon ska därför ta med några av Chaplins filmer till skolan och visa i hennes klass. Ett mästerverk som “Diktatorn” tillhör enligt min mening allmänbildningen. Men min favorit är nog “Chaplins pojke = The kid” och” The Gold Rush”

My grandfather Onofre and I in Santiago, Chile, 1972. One of my biggest role models and inspiration in life.

The authentic Charlie below:

Here you can watch some scenes from Charlie Chaplin’s movies:

This scene chokes my heart and makes me cry every single time. The music he wrote was also very emotional and powerful.

And what about this scene, doesn’t it make you smile?

A small part from the movie “City Lights”:

A DAY WITHOUT LAUGH IS A WASTED DAY” /// Charlie Chaplin///

GRÄNSEN

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I love my job. Especially when jobs as fun as this one show up. The poster for the swedish action/drama/war movie “GRÄNSEN” turned out just awesome. The task was make up on actors. Bloody, sweaty and tired looking soldiers with plenty of roughness around the edges. The movie premiered a couple of days ago and has gotten very good reviews, so I intend to see it very soon.

Director of the movie is Richard Holm and writers are André Sjöberg and Johnny Steen

“The story takes place in december of 1942 and is about two young soldiers who leave their post in Värmland, Sweden to make it through the ice-cold winter just by the nazi-occupied Norwegian border. Sweden is threatened to be invaded and the soldiers want to see the enemy that everyone is talking about. Soon one of the soldier’s brother is missing and with all the odds against him, he goes behind enemies lines, on a secret rescue mission. Disaster waits ahead for the soldiers as they struggle to come out alive”.

View the trailer HERE >>>

Actors I did the make up on are Martin Wallström, André Sjöberg and Antti Reini.

Photographer and Graphic Designer: Mathias Blom

Putting make up on Martin Wallström. Couple of weeks before this job I had seen him in the movie “I rymden finns inga känslor”. My daughters really liked that movie.

Martin Wallström (left) and André Sjöberg who has appeared in numerous movies and TV-series. One I’ve seen is “Snapphanar”

Antti Reini (far right) – Previous movies are Il Capitano, Solstorm,  Stone’s war e t c.

End of  the day.  Tired but happy.  Here I am with actor André Sjöberg and photographer Mathias Blom.

The Wolfman

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on March 1, 2010 by Tallee Savage

I had an encounter with a werewolf. Seriously… I was 11 and I was travelling with my dad and his girlfriend in a RV outside San Francisco, when I saw a werewolf through the window. This has been so real and true for me for many years. Today as an adult I realize that “maybe”  this must have been a dream. But until this day I wonder how it is possible that it felt so real? Because I am still scared of werewolfs. The full moon both intrigues and gives me the chills.

Today Matt, Leppo, Amanda and I went to the movies to see the horror movie The Wolfman. The movie is a remake from the classic film “The Wolfman” from 1941.

Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emely Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Geraldine Chaplin. The performances were absolutely great. I didn´t expect less from these awesome actors.

In short, Actor Lawrence Talbot (Benicia del Toro) returns to his old home to investigate his brother’s disapearence. His father (Anthony Hopkins), content to have him back, reveals eventually the news that the missig brother is dead. A thoroughly mangled body was found.  Lawrence gives his brother’s fiancée Gwen (Emely Blunt) a promise to find who had done this. In the chase he gets attacked and bitten in the neck by a werewolf. This is about all I want to reveal… if you want more… go see it. It is worth the money indeed.

Old Wolfman

New Wolfman

I really liked the movie. I am a sucker for costume movies in general. The setttings and environment was really fantastic. The old 19th century buildings and the dark scary and foggy woods. Atmosphere is eye-candy accross the whole movie. Just beautifully created.

Of course the Wolfman is a violent savage and there is a bunch of gore  and blood with imaginative ways for a werewolf to maim his victims. But this horror movie did the job and kept at least me under suspense.

Negative would be that the werewolf fully tranformed sometimes looks more cuddly than scary. But I suppose this was to make him look like the original movie. Also this is not a complicated brain twister story. Not even close to “Silence of a lamb” if you will. Just  relax, enjoy and leave you mind at home.

I give the movie 4/5 “Little Savages”. The actors and fantastic scenery did it all for me!

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