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Goth calendar – feat. Adora BatBrat

Posted in Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2015 by Tallee Savage

Finally my calendar for 2015 featuring Swedish Goth model Adora BatBrat will arrive tomorrow morning! 100 exclusive calendars. With 12 out of 13 original photos which has never been published before. Each month have a big 11″ x 14″ (28 x 36 cm) picture with make up tips and a quotes. Signed by Adora on request. HURRY UP… because there’s a limited amount and you don’t want to be without!

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ADVISORY: Contains nudity – not recommended for children!

Photo & Styling: Tallee Savage /Graphics: Mattias Savage

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Happy Easter session… \m/

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Tallee Savage

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Photo: Mattias Savage

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We had an Easter dinner with both sides of the family (24 people). Conveniently on the same date as my daughter Adina turned 17 years old (Selfie pic below).

Lots of vegetarian food. No, we don’t care about the traditional easter foods. We eat whatever comes to mind that day. My contribution this year was a vegetarian coconut milk stew with spinach and chickpeas and vegetarian meatballs. It took me and my daughter Elizia hours to roll them and it was frustrating at first as they turned out square and flat before we got the hang of it. My son Tim’s Västerbotten’s cheese pie was undoubtedly and unanimously the most popular easter dish this year.

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Adina and Elizia did the baking; Three cakes with little cute marzipan chickens … Goody!

Swedish Union Magazine for “Performing Arts and Film”

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by Tallee Savage

This is a photo session I did with my sister Amanda and her hubby Björn. The photos have been used for promotion of Independent Kostym who has the largest collection of costumes for professionals in Scandinavia.

The photo of my sister is now featuring on the cover of the latest issue of the Swedish Union Magazine for “Performing Arts and Film” (Teaterförbundet för scen och film) among other photos and projects we have done together and including a big interview with her. You can read how she and her colleagues work in a fabulous place that have dressed the Scandinavian Film and Theatre Industry since the 1930’s. How Independent kostym offers both rental and manufacturing of the costumes for film production, television, theatre and corporate events. With over 1,600 square meters in Stockholm. The staff has experience and knowledge on costume history and costume design and they are experts on realizing the ideas and visions brought upon them for all kinds of productions. Amanda tells you more about her work as a costumiere and life at Independent Kostym. It is in swedish folk… Thank God for Google Translate :D

Click here to read the article (page 18) >>>

Photo & Make up: Tallee Savage
Stylist: Amanda Martinez
Graphic Design: Mattias Savage

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Lotta Sjöström (Vice Vd)
Amanda Martinez
Angelica Tibblin Chen
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Dorothy Christensen

Latex from Skullsmoke

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2013 by Tallee Savage

Good evening everyone! Here I am doing some modeling with a very comfy latex outfit from Scullsmoke. Ideal on a rainy day ;) hi hi hi 

Model: Tallee Savage 
Photo: Göran Magnusson
Graphics: Mattias Savage
Outfit made by Adam Madsen
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Interview with Michael Schenker

Posted in Bands & Artists, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2013 by Tallee Savage

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Michael’s exceptional guitar playing has kept many people spellbound for over 40 years. He has inspired and influenced other guitar players for decades. Leaving delightful grins on the faces of millions of fans while we still today enjoy his extensive career with the Scorpions, through the immortal classic albums with British legends UFO, to his long going Michael Schenker Group solo achievements.
 The six-string axe-slinger is seemingly enthusiastic and eager to be a passenger as says: “The universe is driving and I tag along”, enjoying the new album “Temple of Rock” and life more than ever.
 Tallee Savage went down memory lane in a long chat with legendary Michael Schenker in an exclusive interview for Rocknytt. He talks about the album, Tour,  developments and expectations and also explains why he is celebrating the era of “Hand Made Rock”.

Read the whole interview on Rocknytt HERE >>

All Photos by: Tallee Savage  •  Graphics: Mattias Savage

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock & Lovedrive Reunion Tour 2013 i Sverige.
Buy tickets HERE >>

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Tour posters we made for Christer Wedin’s Sun Hill Production.

La Belle Époque

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by Tallee Savage

imagesThis is the second session I did with Zaan. She looked absolutely adorable in this outfit. Inspired from the looks of La Belle Époque. The word La Belle Époque is the french word for “Beautiful Era”. A period in French and Belgian history that began when the second French Empire collapsed in 1871 and lasted all the way to world war I. It was characterized by optimism, peace and prosperity, where new technology, literature, fashion, music were allowed to flourish. French imperialism was in its prime and was the cultural centre of global influence. However, the reality in parallel is that there was a large economic underclass who never experienced much of the Belle Époque wonderful life. Poverty, government corruption and conflicts with Catholic church were regular during the period. I could read on and on about this period… but there is no time. I have other work to attend to. Next blog post is Goth Lolita.

To read more about Zaann and see our other photo session. Go here >>>

Photo, make up and hair: Tallee Savage
Stylist: Amanda Martinez / Wardrobe: Independent Kostym
Graphics: Mattias Savage

 

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1920’s Fashion

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2013 by Tallee Savage

The 1920s fashion is my favorite era in so many ways. I love the beautiful materials like; feathers, lace and pearls and the whole assertive attitude that came with the young women of the time. Fashion was celebrating youth after some dark years during the first world war. The attitude to make-up also made a dramatic and revolutionary change. Before this, it just wasn’t “proper” for girls to wear make up. Sales from make up multiplied in Paris, London and the U.S.A and reached ladies from all societies. Harmful chemicals like lead and mercury were removed. Leading innovators were Max Factor,  Maybelline, Elisabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.

Savage Beauty, Independent Kostym and Min Boudoir Magazine did a collaboration that covered the look of the 1920’s until the 1950’s. It was published a few months back in “Min Boudoir # 5”. If you are interested in the retro, burlesque, vintage fashion and lifestyle of this era, this is a good magazine to pick up. I did all the make up and shot all the photos for this project. My sister Amanda Martinez was in charge of the costume styling to get the perfect and accurate look of the decade. Here is the english and un-edited version, showing more pictures from our project. Next week we will cover the 1930’s!
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The 20’s was a dynamic decade and in fashion trends we find a range of contemporary currents and expressions reflected; everything from jazz and Art Deco to archaeological finds in the Orient and above all – social change.  Particularly women’s fashion underwent drastic changes as garments were now designed to allow their bodies to move freely, drive vehicles, play sports or dance the night away. The ideal figure turned straight, with no emphasis on either bust, waist or hips and the extreme figure shaping corsets were finally abandoned. Skirts exposed more of the legs than ever before – for a short period even the knee caps!
The 20’s was also a decade of both economic expansion and great social inequalities. While diverse classes were now embracing the same fashion, clothing materials and exclusivity still differed and thus made the wearer’s economic status distinguishable.
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The daywear outfit is an elegant but casual 2-piece made of sheer, graphically patterned and embroidered fabric. Bell shaped caps pretty much dominated hat fashion throughout the decade.

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Ready to enter the night club in a see-through dress with extensive sequins embroidery, rows of pearls, silk covered legs and tilting plumes giving the whole appearance a cinematic shimmer!

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1920’s Make Up:

Face: Pale base and cream or ivory powder to the skin. The model was to look like a porcelain doll. In the middle of the 20’s the skin tone reverted to a more natural face color.

Eyes: A dark and dramatic look, with black smeared eyeliner liberally and heavily applied, topped with dark grey, green or turquoise eyeshadow to get the “smokey eyes” look. Emphasis lay in the middle of the eye to get a perfect round shape. White or off-white eyeliner inside the eye to enlarge optimally. Lots and lots of mascara! In those days mascara came in a block form and needed to be heated up and applied with a stick or wand. False eyelashes were popular!

Eyebrows: In the beginning of the 20th century eyebrow were “normal plucked”, to eventually thin-out considerably and had a high round shape with a bevel finish. Inked with black or brown eyeliner and sometimes downward sloping.

Rouge: Apply to cheeks in a circle! Rose colors at first but around 1925 orange colors were more popular.

Lips: Deep red, burgundy, plum, raspberry or dark orange tones depending what year of the 1920’s. To get a “bee-bitten” lip-look you need to apply the lipstick like a “cupid bow” exaggerated on both upper and lower part of the lips, but stops qutallee-signite dramatically before reaching the corners of your mouth. Light colors on the mouth was less flattering in the 20’s.

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Costume stylist: Amanda Martinez
Wardrobe: Independent Kostym
Hair: Tifa Högberg
Graphics: Mattias Savage
Model: Christina Moberg Segura
Published in: Min Boudoir

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Medieval with Zaann

Posted in Bands & Artists, Live Photography, Live Shows, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2013 by Tallee Savage

PastedGraphic-1Working with Zaann was a true pleasure. She is as perceptive, wise, humble and sweet as they come <3  Travelled all the way from a town called Maidstone, an hour outside of London, to stay with me for three days. A nice arrangement made by our mutual friend Michael Kenney, who also happened to have business in Sweden at the same time. Michael has been the bass tech for Steve Harris of Iron Maiden for the last 30 years, and has a recording history with the band that goes all the way back to the albums ”No prayer for the Dying”, ” Fear of the Dark” and ”Virtual XI. On stage he has handled the keyboard playing since the ”Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour”. This particular visit in Sweden was of a different matter though. Michael was on tour with Steve Harris’ solo/side project British Lion and he thought it would be an excellent idea for me and Zaann to collaborate. Busy, busy weekend: First we did five different photo sessions with a variety of themes. 1700s, 1800s, Goth Lolita, Princess and Medieval. In the next few days you will see Zaann’s many different faces only by changing the make up and hair a little. We had Michael over for dinner one day followed by a ”girls night out” the next day with my sister Amanda and Tåve to see British Lion perform in Stockholm. After party was at Club Rocks and Heavens Gate.

tallee-signThe first session with Zaann here is a medieval theme we actually did in 30 minutes before she had to organize her stuff and run off to the airport. Next up will be “La Belle Époque”. See you then!


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More about Michael Kenney here >>>

 

Happy Easter 2013

Posted in Child & Family Photography, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , on March 30, 2013 by Tallee Savage

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Just got back from a wonderful Easter dinner at my sister Amanda and her husband Björn. I have eaten so much chocolates … num-num.

Tomorrow we will visit Maj-Britt and Stickan for the same procedure as every year :) …and some more chocolates :D

I leave you with a picture I took of my daughter traditionally dressed as a Påskkärring (Easter witch). In Sweden kids paint their faces, carry a broom and knock on neighbours doors for treats, like the american kids do fortallee-sign Halloween. After that they fly of with their broomsticks to dance with the devil at Blåkulla (the Brocken) according to the Folklore.

Hope you all have wonderful Easter Holiday!

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Article in Magasin Upplands Väsby

Posted in Bands & Artists, Child & Family Photography, Live Photography, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2013 by Tallee Savage

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This is an interview with me made by Anders Tengner for MAGASIN UPPLANDS VÄSBY.
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eng-flag-1In Upplands Väsby she is more known as Yngwie Malmsteen’s first girlfriend, but she soon made a name for herself as a very unique photographer. Tallee Savage has her photo studio in Sollentuna and the person portrayed always ends up – somewhere else. – It could take days to produce one single fantasy image, she says.

She looks like Morticia from the Addams Family and lives in a house decorated as an old Victorian castle. Her last name is Savage… for real. No wonder she named her company Savage Beauty. But this photographer is everything but creepy. She does however have the predilection for the mystic, romantic horror from 30’s classics and Hard Rock music. The latter is no surprise. Tallee was world famous Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen’s first girlfriend.
– We met when I was 14 and he was 17 years old. It was at a party at the home of Europe bassist John Leven, Tallee laughs at the memory. I thought only old men were named Yngwie and told him so. He persisted for months about going to the movies. And we eventually did. It turned out to be more than a movie.
In a new book about Yngwie Malmsteen, dealing with the scandal-ridden rock star’s life (“As Above, So Below”) – she talks in detail about how they became a couple. The relationship lasted four years. She moved with him to Los Angeles when he got an offer to move there in 1983. The U.S. is like home to Tallee being half American and half Chilean. She came to Sweden as a refugee from Chile when she was only 10 years old and grew up in Upplands Väsby with two sisters.
– I was among the very first Chilean in Upplands Väsby, smiles Tallee. It was a great place to grow up. I had experienced the hard rock explosion in Upplands Väsby. You know, with Europe and all those bands. I was among the first hard rock girls in Upplands Väsby and wore black clothes and a bandoleer belt to school. Yngwie lived with me for a while in Upplands Väsby. It was great. One week we could celebrate the Chilean Association and listened to Victor Jara and the next there would be parties at the home of the guys in Europe.
She lived there until 1994 when she and her husband Mattias moved to a house in Sollentuna. – The traffic was badly congested towards Väsby, sighs Tallee.
– We wanted to be closer to the city, but did not live there. Sollentuna is close to parks, schools and shops. It invested in youth activities with several sports and gymnastics halls and then we have the Arena-Satellite. It is an operation filled with computers, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and space for dancing.
The schools in Sollentuna are well-managed and ranks as the best in greater Stockholm. – Sofielundsskolan, where my children attend, is pleasant and has good education. They were one of the first to implement IT in learning and have in a natural way brought the pupils into the school of the future. Furthermore the business climate is good here. We really thrive in Sollentuna.
She has built her business at home which consists of advanced photography and extreme make-up. Among her clients is everything from families who want to eternalize their kids in a different way, to rock bands such as Crucified Barbara, Fatal Smile, and Over The Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmoore’s son. They all want to enhance their visual image. Even internationally acclaimed song writer Andreas Carlsson, guitar legend Michael Schenker, and members from the Swedish hardrock band Europe have posed in front of her camera. The pictures she takes can best be described as photo art, especially after they have been edited by her husband Mattias Savage who touches them up and creates fantasy inciting surroundings and the mystique that is always present in the pictures. The color scheme is attenuated.
– I like Tim Burton, Tallee admits unsurprisingly. His scenography, lighting and picture language is very exciting and dramatic.
The photo studio is located in the bottom floor of the large house. Here one finds a variety of costumes and imaginative props. Tallee is always running around to different swap-meets and finds unique stuff on her trips abroad. It is filled with skulls and monsters, dresses from La Belle Epoque and angel’s wings with genuine feathers, and this style goes through the entire house.
– My daughter brought a friend home one day who said; “Oh, have you already decorated your house for Halloween?,” and my daughter replied; “No, this is how it always looks at our place” Tallee says and laughs.
Even though Tallee has been taking photographs as a hobby since the age of 12, it wasn’t until 2005 that became a professional photographer.
– I learned how to work in a studio and with lighting.  Her business took off seriously after she put her first images on Facebook and got a huge response. Now the customers come frequently.
– Some clients have an idea and we go through it, Tallee says. Other times I can tell by the person what would fit, maybe as a classic Hollywood star. Everybody is excited and no regrets. There is a lot of work behind a fantasy picture. It all depends on what the customer wants!

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swe-flag-1I Upplands Väsby blev hon känd som Yngwie Malmsteens första flickvän, men hon fick snart ett namn som en mycket annorlunda fotograf. Tallee Savage har sin fotostudio hemma i Sollentuna, och den som porträtterashamnar alltid – någon annanstans. – Det kan ta dagar att ta fram en enda bild, säger hon.

Hon ser ut som Morticia i familjen Addams, bor i ett hus som är inrett som ett gammalt kråkslott och heter Savage i efternamn. På riktigt. Inte så konstigt att hon döpt företaget till Savage Beauty. Men fotografen är allt annat än läskig. Däremot har hon förkärlek till det mystiska, den romantiska skräcken från 30-talsklassikerna och hårdrock. Det sistnämnda kanske inte är så konstigt. Tallee var svenske världsberömde gitarrvirtuosen Yngwie Malmsteens första flickvän.
–Vi träffades när jag var 14 år och han var 17 år. Det var på en fest hemma hos Europebassisten John Levén, skrattar Tallee åt minnet. Jag trodde bara att gamla gubbar hette Yngve och sa det. Han tjatade i flera månader på att jag ska gå på bio med honom, och så blev det till slut.
Det blev mycket mer än bio. I en ny bok om Yngwie Malmsteen som handlar om den skandalomsusade rockstjärnans liv (“Såsom i Himmelen, så ock På Jorden”) – berättar hon ingående om hur de blev ett par. Förhållandet höll i fyra år. Hon följde med honom till Los Angeles när han fick ett erbjudande att flytta dit 1983. Amerika är nästan hemmaplan för Tallee som är hälften amerikanska och hälften chilenska. Hon kom till Sverige som flykting från Chile när hon var bara 10 år och växte upp i Upplands Väsby med två systrar.
–Jag tillhörde de allra första chilenarna i Upplands Väsby, ler Tallee. Det var ett bra ställe att växa upp på. Jag var med under hårdrocksexplosionen i Upplands Väsby. Du minns, med Europe och flera andra band. Jag var bland de första hårdrockstjejerna i Upplands Väsby och bar svarta kläder och patronbälte till skolan. Yngwie bodde hos mig en tid i Väsby. Det var fantastiskt. Ena helgen var man på fest med Chilenska Föreningen och lyssnade på Victor Jara och helgen därpå festade man hemma hos grabbarna i Europe.
Hon bodde kvar ända till 1994 då hon och maken Mattias flyttade till en villa i Sollentuna. – Det var jobbiga köer ut mot Upplands Väsby, suckar Tallee. Vi ville bo närmare stan, men inte bo i stan. I Sollentuna är det nära till grönområden, skolor och affärer. Det satsas på ungdomsverksamhet med flera idrotts- och gymnastikhallar och så har vi ju Arena-Satelliten. Det är en verksamhet fylld med datorer, replokaler, en musikstudio och utrymme för dans.
Hon fortsätter:
Sollentunas skolor mår bra och rankas som de bästa i länet. Sofielundsskolan, där mina barn går, är trivsam och har god pedagogik. De var tidiga med att införa IT i lärandet och har på ett naturligt sätt fört in barnen i framtidens skola. Dessutom är företagsklimatet bra här. Vi trivs verkligen i Sollentuna.
Hemmavid har hon byggt upp sin verksamhet som består av avancerade fotografier och extrem makeup. Bland hennes klienter finns allt från familjer som vill föreviga sina barn på ett annorlunda sätt till rockband som Crucified Barbara, Fatal Smile och Over The Rainbow med Ritchie Blackmores son. Alla vill de förstärka sin visuella image. Till och med Andreas Carlsson, gitarrlegenden Michael Schenker och medlemmar från Europe har poserat framför hennes kamera.
Bilderna hon tar kan närmast beskrivas som fotokonst speciellt efter de redigerats av hennes man Mattias som efterbehandlar dem och skapar fantasieggande miljöer och den mystik som alltid råder i bilderna. Färgpaletten är dämpad.
– Jag gillar Tim Burton, erkänner Tallee föga överraskande. Hans scenografi, ljussättningar och bildspråk känns väldigt spännande och dramatiska.
Fotostudion ligger i bottenvåningen i det stora huset. Här trängs också en lång rad kostymer och fantasifull rekvisita. Tallee ränner jämnt på loppisar och hittar unika grejor på utlandsresor. Det är inte långt mellan dödskallar och monster, klänningar från La Belle Epoque och änglavingar med äkta fjädrar. Och stilen går, som sagt, igen i hela huset. – Min dotter hade med sig en kompis hem som sa “Jaha, har ni pyntat till Halloween”. Min dotter svarande “Nej, det ser alltid ut så hår hos oss”, säger Tallee och skrattar.
Även om Tallee fotograferat som hobby sedan hon var 12 år, var det först 2005 som hon tog steget att livnära sig som fotograf.
– Jag lärde mig jobba i studio och ställa in ljus. Hennes verksamhet kom igång ordentligt efter hon lagt sina första bilder på Facebook och fick ett enormt gensvar. Nu strömmar kunderna till.
– En del kunder har en idé och vi går igenom den, berättar Tallee. Andra gånger ser jag på personen vad som skulle passa, kanske som klassisk Hollywoodsjtärna. Alla är på och ingen ångrar sig.
Det ligger mycket jobb bakom en avancerad fantasybild. Allt beror på vad kunden vill ha!

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