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Marie Åkerlund Art

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Tallee Savage

Marie Åkerlund is an artist from Lotorp in Östergötland. She did an absolutely amazing drawing me. It’s 50×70 cm and for sale on her site. The original photo of me is taken by photographer Göran Magnusson from a photo session we did on the “Day of the Dead” theme. You can see those here>>

Marie has always had a passion for art and she specially likes to portray bands and musicians that makes the kind of music that somehow touched her. The drawings are of the realistic nature made with graphite pencils, but she is adding more and more colors as time passes by. She has plans for an exhibition and is always looking for musicians and artists for inspiration for her art.


Here are some of her outstanding work. To see more or to contact her check out her web page>>

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Day of The Dead # 2 feat. MirAnna

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by Tallee Savage

Anna Miranda contacted me a while back and had a request about doing a “Day of the Dead” session with me. I had just done this other DOD photo shoot, but figured that, what the hell, there are just so many ways of expressing yourself through this theme. Different clothing, make up and editing. It is a completely different approach on the same beautiful ritual in which Mexicans happily and lovingly remember their loved ones who has left this world.

Now some words on Anna Miranda. It would be an understatement to say that she is a very goal-oriented and ambitious woman. This 40-year-old hot-mama is an alternative model with preferences in the retro pin-up area of the 1950’s. She describes herself as a “cocktail of rockabilly, cheesecake, Chola boudoir and tiki, with a twist of glamour. Shaken but not disturbed”.  She is mommy to a boy called Giovanni that was born with an undiagnosed brain disorder. She works as personal assistant for her boy and as an operation manager and is also the originator of the project MirAnna’s Calendargirls. The calendar has the theme of the 1950s pin-ups and is inspired by Gil Elvgrens pictures. All the money that the calendar might bring in goes to the fund for children with undiagnosed brain disease/disorder. The concept for this project is that not only can anybody be beautiful , but also that anyone can make themselves feel better by doing something unconditionally for others. Age, size, length… none of this matters. Of course there was no way I could say no to something this important. It was my honor to contribute as a model. More about the calendar project in the near future.

Reading MirAnna’s blog is a stunning experience. The everyday joy and struggle with her young boy. How the every month “normal” assumed milestones of your child never really comes. The dreams for the future, the pain and concern that is very hard for any other person to comprehend, if you are not in the same situation. But I can imagine and I can also feel a great deal of respect for this little boy and his mommy, reading her blog about the copings and expectations of every day. Hopes and desires for the future, just as any other family. It is inspiring to say the least.

Here you can read more about Anna Miranda. (Is in swedish though folks).

Blog –  Homepage –  Calendargirls

About this photo session:
Models: Me(Tallee) & MirAnna
Make up: Tallee Savage
Photo: Jörgen Lundh
Graphics: Mattias Savage Wilmenius

Day of the Dead – (Dia de los Muertos)

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by Tallee Savage

From October 31st through November 2nd a number of festivals, holidays and solemnities take place, all loosely related and revolving around remembrance of the dead.

From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death. Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try to give meaning to human existence. To the indigenous people of Mexico, death was considered the passage to a new life and so the deceased were buried with many of their personal objects, which they would need on their next stop. Day of the Dead is not as morbid as it may sound, it is actually a beautiful ritual in which Mexicans happily and lovingly remember their loved relatives that have died.  In practical terms, it is also an opportunity for families to give annual maintenance to love ones and make the grave sites a blooming and beautiful place.

The souls are said to return each year to enjoy the pleasures that they once had in life. Isn’t that marvellous?

Make Up & Model: Tallee Savage
Photo: Göran Magnussson
Graphics: Mattias Savage Wilmenius

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