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Weeks of Fashion.

Posted in She Is Nicotine. with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by sheisnicotine

The season is once again upon us. The fashion world comes out in full force for the celebration of Fall and Winter. The big four cities loom large and bright, two down and two to go. I decided to showcase these big, busy, beautiful, boisterous, days as seen through my eyes. I hoped to catch a slightly more playful, less rigid tale of what we call Fashion Week. It’s a gathering of the community, a time to come together and bask in all that we are. To laugh, cry, run, dance, get dressed up, get dressed down and whizz through a week that feels like a year. Heres the first taste of the NYC installment, the last one ever in Bryant Park. Stay tuned for where the rest of the photos are ending up, it will be a pleasant surprise…

Big hair and even bigger personality, That Is Nicotine. Amanda Nørgaard embodying all those things and more, She Is Nicotine.


Midnight Haircuts.

Posted in She Is Nicotine. with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2009 by sheisnicotine

Those bangs didnt stand a chance.

Those bangs didnt stand a chance.

The booze is fast flowing, and the liquid libation has loosened up both tongue and mind. You start to run your fingers through your hair, been drenched, and begin to notice a series of flaws that you never noticed in the sober realm. Upon further inspection, and a few more bottles of the brown stuff, you grow to sorta hate the way your hair looks. With no mirror other then your clouded brain you long to hack at it until it feels just right to your fingers. And then you remember, you are in the house that hair and makeup built. In a veritable temple of tactility, you realize that the man across from you, although barely able to stand, is a qualified hairdresser. So you instruct him in your most ladylike voice to “Give me a fucking haircut”. And although his good buddy Vic is weighing heavily on his mind, he goes at it like its 12pm, not 12am, like hes stone cold sober, not sweat hot drunk. And that ladies and gents is how one goes about a Midnight Haircut.

The lovely lady going at her bangs with a straight bladed razer is none other then the awesome Janelle. You may recognize her from that series of super fun Belvedere vodka ads alongside another midnight avenger Mr. Terry R. Any girl who can look devilishly innocent while holding a straight-blade is alright by me.

Janelle with a razer and a midnight haircut, She Is Nicotine.

Nude, yeah?

Posted in She Is Nicotine. with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2009 by sheisnicotine

Big Nudes - Helmut Newton

So I have been wondering for awhile now the relevance in shooting nudity. I mean to me it always seemed an easy excuse for art. Take a photo of a girl naked and instantly you have something beautiful and artistic. But really is it? I mean the human form, whether male or female is most certainly beautiful and mysterious, but then isn’t that a cop out? That was my way of thinking until I re-discovered the works of Helmut Newton. He shot nudes, but he gave them character. With him the naked body became a canvas with which to present mood, strength and  true art. He didn’t shoot nudes for the sake of the nudity itself, he used the nakedness as one part of a whole bigger theme, something that I think many photographers don’t do.

Helmut Newton is Nicotine. Big, long hair is Nicotine. Girls with nice eyes are Nicotine.

Leigh holding a book by Helmut Newton, with long hair and big eyes, She Is Nicotine.