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19 January 2010

Bad-ass zoom-zoom

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The STUN Photography Group "Heavy Metal" photography event was really more of a Photography Spectacular!  I don't know the official numbers, but I'd say there were close to 100 photographers and a couple dozen models -- encompassing the entire gamut of experience -- as well as a half-dozen or so hair and makeup artists.  The location was a working machine shop with two very large areas and pretty good light; props included vintage cars, other "wheels," and some furniture that was brought in, and the utilization of, um, machines.

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It was STUN's first event of this nature/magnitude and it was amazingly well-run and -organized.  The bar has been set and it is sitting quite high!

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As established, glam/sultry/hot/smokin'/bad-ass/fashion photography is not in my usual repertoire -- or even in my unusual repertoire -- and my experience with "models" is practically nil.  My normal procedure includes squeaky toys, jumping, clapping, crawling around on the floor/lawn/sidewalk/street, making funny faces, and singing nursery rhymes.  Overwhelmed doesn't even begin to describe how I was feeling.

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I did crawl around a bit -- I've got the dirty jeans to prove it -- but I'm not sure how these guys would have responded if I'd looked at them cross-eyed or broke out with a chorus of "Baby Beluga."  Though it might have been fun to try.  Maybe next time!

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The response to my images has been terrific, and it makes me wish I'd stuck around longer.  It was exciting, exhilarating, and completely exhausting -- very fast-paced with so many people around, and so much to take in and process.  I feel like I wandered around more than anything, just taking it all in -- things were very fluid and always changing.

I'm still feeling overwhelmed by it all -- but super-charged, too -- and I can't wait to do it again!

Comments

If you were out of your element no one would know. Fabulous pix! I love the red shoes...great vantage point.

love love LOVE the photos!!! You have a great eye Vicki; the shots are fantastic! Congrats for taking it on....you have serious courage to go out of your element in such a major way...looks awesome on you!

What? You think squeaky toys wouldn't work with this crowd? ;^)

These shots are fabulous! What fun to stretch and reach and leap outside the box! Congrats to you.

wow, what a jump from pictures of yarn and new specs to glam rock retro tats n shoes holy cow. ;D awwwesome!

Wow, Vicki. It looks and sounds like it was a fantastic experience.

AWESOME!!!

These are fabulous.
I haven't thought of Baby Beluga in years!

I really think the squeaky toys would have been a hit. Not to mention the singing!

Fantastic photography!

Wonderful blog page also!

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