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Aussies are mad.

Posted in She Is Nicotine. with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by sheisnicotine


I met a lot of very interesting people in NY, but one that sticks out in my mind is my friend the Aussie. All around the world I run into Aussie’s and although they are a completely hidden minority, they are always the craziest, most fun, and frankly quite insane people I have met. They drink the longest, party the hardest, smile the biggest, and laugh the loudest. I can only imagine what being in a country full of them is like.

This particular girl from down under is Tallulah. She is a riot, and a completely lovely person. We met in Paris, under circumstances of utter debauchery and quite frankly alcoholism (See the post: My Girl Likes To Party All The Time), and caught up in NY where those same circumstances were in full swing. Staying beautiful after drinking nearly 1L of vodka only hours before, and not sleeping is no easy task. But I think she pulls it off.

Tallulah Morton, 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.

Miss, I love your shape.

Posted in She Is Nicotine. with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2009 by sheisnicotine

Oh Leigh

This girl is quite a piece of work. Not only is she really fun, but she was also incredibly interesting to talk to and hang with. Yes of course I’m talking about Leigh Lazark, 1/3 of the party trio the Misshapes. I snapped this backstage at the Jeremy Scott show, while the mad japarazzi was mobbing Kanye and his little lady. So me and Leigh got to know one another. You can’t see it in the picture but dear Leigh was nursing a fashion related injury. You see while skating at the V-man party in NYC the week before she injured her finger. But she didn’t let that stop her from being fabulous in Paris, what a trooper. Oh, the hazards of fashion. Leigh’s seem to be taking over, oh well I love the name.

Leigh Lezark, 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.

Mum’s the Word.

Posted in She Is Nicotine. with tags , , , , on March 21, 2009 by sheisnicotine

So today is the day of birth for my mom’s…

She is pretty much the raddest woman on the planet. She has supported me in all of the foolish endeavors of  my wandering soul. She loves travel as much as I do and is most happy when I’m waking up around the world. She has been the rock in my life always, and the happiest person I have ever known. Check out her rocking on stage in the purple back when she traveled the world with the man immortalized by Dave Chapelle:

I love my mom. And She Is the original Nicotine.

You can read minds?

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


I would just like to clear up a little misconception, models eat. In fact from my experiences they eat quite a-freaking-lot.

The thing is, they just look better then most people while doing it. Just look at this girl chowing down, people fussing over her, and she doesn’t even miss a beat.

She most certainly Is Nicotine.