Another Throwback Thursday

Another example of a beautiful fashion and makeup story with the amazing Brenda Green doing hair and makeup. An amazing model from Next Models shot in my studio in Los Angeles California. I am so sorry I forgot the name of my amazing stylist(the best I ever had used). She would bring volumes of clothes, accessories, and shoes and all were amazing. Wish I could have shot them all. We did lots of great shoots together, all three of us and would make magic every time.

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Throwback Thursday With Leticia Cline

Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine by Matt Dunn

Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

For throw back Thursday I am sending up my last time hanging out with Leticia Cline! We had a blast in the pits of the 24 Hours of Daytona. I really enjoyed how the wives looked at her with disdain while all the guys grabbed as many looks as they could. The finished images were published in Makes and Models Magazine.

Leticia and I can always find a way to have a good time shooting beautiful and relevant images for our client. I am fire and she is gasoline and together we have always created a nice,warm glow; tee hee!!!

New Blonde Beauty from Michele Pommier Models

I recently got to photograph a new beauty from Michele Pommier Models. She is definately on the way back to being the top agent on the beach as long as she keeps discovering and developing talent like Kelsey. Kelsey is a breath of fresh air. Fun, full of energy, and willing to try new things; just what is needed to grow as a model.
Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster  from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Kelsey Kloster from Michele Pommier Models Miami Beach

Michele Pommier Working Same Miami Modeling Magic

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MDP_2233RTCHFMichele Pommier is at it again. Always the workaholic, Pommier is once again discovering and turning out models that will soon be at the top of the game. Working with her more than 25 years one can attest to Michele’s resolve in shaking things up in the modeling field.
Teaming up with many of the industries top names like Matt Dunn and his photography, she is pushing ahead of many who came after she built the empire and modeling business in south Florida more than 2 decades ago.
Pommier has always had the knack of finding unique, fabulous, and iconic faces. When she pairs that with the unique lens-work of noted fashion and celebrity photographer, Matt Dunn, something special happens. “The team is working like a well oiled machine”, Dunn remarked.” Having met Michele more than 25 years ago, she gave me my shot in the business by allowing me to photograph many of her top models, many of which went on to super-stardom”. Dunn added, “What a gift that was when Michele gave me birth in such a exclusive business”.


Located at 309 23rd street, suite 320, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, the magic continues. Along with Matt Dunn, Pommier is also partnering with Katia Sherman, president of Major Models. Sherman was her second in charge back in the greatest modeling boom in the late ‘80s and ‘90s. Together, they built Michele Pommier Models from a small agency in Coral Gables into a worldwide powerhouse agency whose billings were among the largest in the industry.

Interested parties should inquire at (305) 397-8036 or on the web at http://www.michelepommier.com/
POST TAKEN FROM MICHELE POMMIER MODELS SITE:
“We are a boutique agency, representing a small group of working models & talent, which gives
us the ability to work closely with them and concentrate on their individual careers.”

In the 1970’s, Miami Beach became known as God’s Waiting Room. It’s younger sons and
daughters looked around, cringed, and booked the next flight out. They couldn’t be blamed,
really. The area had decayed badly and there was no reason to stay.

Into this morass stepped Michele Pommier, a supermodel turned entrepreneur. Pommier took one
look at all that the fleeing youngsters waved away “the sunshine, the palm trees, that ocean!”
And saw opportunity. She envisioned a future where others saw a void.

Give Pommier credit for being the first to open a modeling agency in Miami, in 1979. She
recognized South Beach as a viable photo location, extolled its virtues, and challenged others to
join her. She raised the bar of the fashion and beauty industry of this area, bringing it up to
international standards.

This Westport, Connecticut native was one of the most recognized models in the ’70s. She
started out with the esteemed Ford agency in New York City. Later, having accomplished as a
model what she wanted to accomplish, she set out to be an agency owner. Pommier moved to
Coral Gables and opened an agency and prepared for the deluge she knew would follow. It did,
she stayed, and thousands have made their careers off of her 1979 vision.

AMERICANS CAN NOW DETERMINE WHERE TO SHOP AND SPEND THEIR MONEY

AMERICANS CAN NOW DETERMINE WHERE TO SHOP AND SPEND THEIR MONEY.

Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean)donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
Warnaco(undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
Martha Stewart Living Omni media donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
Guess, Inc.donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
Liz Claiborne, Inc.donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
Levi Strausdonated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
3M Co.donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
Hallmark Cardsdonated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
Amwaydonated $391K, 100% Republicans
Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures)donated $283K, 100% Republicans
B.F. Goodrich (tires)donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
Proctor & Gambledonated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. beverage business + considerable media interests)donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
Gallo Winerydonated $337K, 95% went to Democrats
Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines – as well as Lenox China , Dansk, Gorham Silver)donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans

Hungry?
Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections)donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken)donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
Outback Steak House donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell)donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis)donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
McDonald’s Corp.donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze)donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
Heinz Republicans $64,000Democrats $21,300!!!!!John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!

Traveling and/or dining
Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
Marriott International$323K, 81% went to Republicans
Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

Matt Dunn Fashion Modeling Photography Opens in Charlotte County

Matt Dunn has brought his wildly popular photography studio in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda Florida. This move will allow photographic services for fashion, beauty, model portfolios, model scouting, and any other questions about modeling and the fashion industry. His concepts in fashion photography and modeling has revolutionized the industry. He has placed models with every top agency in the business and presently has 25+ models working word-wide. This satellite office will be run by an appointment only to start but as demand grows Mr. Dunn will be in town certain days of each week. If you have any questions about the fashion business or have always wanted to be a model, Matt Dunn is your one stop shop for everything modeling. He is a visionary photographer who has worked for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Marie Claire, as well as many more. His photos have graced the covers and pages of the most famous and influential publications in the world. He will help you get to where you want to go.
Feel free to call Mr. Dunn at (954)529-1390

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Studios are a fine way to document what your child looks like.  The lighting control a professional has while shooting in a studio is perfect for showing the slight nuances in your child’s face and can show scale in a very stable environment.  However to really show the personality of your child try putting him in a place to show it; the playground.

Playgrounds are an integral part of any childhood. They’re a place to run and jump, make new friends, and try new things. That is why a playground is a fantastic place to make great pictures. But before you grab your little ones and head to the nearest park, here are a few tips you’ll want to know.

Though it is natural for us to take pictures while standing, when photographing kids, you may want to try getting closer to the ground. Shooting on a child’s level will prevent the distortion of bigger heads and little feet you sometimes get when shooting down on little ones from a standing position. Plus, you will see more of your child’s face and less of the top of her head. It can also give your photographs a better feel for how they see the world.

A zoom lens is a perfect lens to use when capturing images of your kids at play. Pros use the expression “fill the frame.” It means move in and compose the photo by including only what is important to your shot. For example, if you are photographing your child blowing bubbles, instead of photographing a full-length image with the playground in the background, zoom into her face as she blows the bubbles, or crop tightly on her hand waving the bubble wand in the air.

At the playground (or anywhere, for that matter) it’s going to be pretty hard to have your kids stand still for a photo. The solution is to capture them in action. Just be sure you set your camera to a fast shutter speed and if the camera you’re using has scene modes, use the sports scene mode. This will ensure that you freeze the action, instead of ending up with a blur running through the image.

Childrens images shot for Walt Disney World

Take photos of your kids on the swings, coming down the slide, climbing on the monkey bars, and any other playground apparatus. Be sure to experiment with different angles. You might be happily surprised with the results. Look for the geometric shapes and bright colors that fill the playground and include them in your compositions for more interesting photographs.

If your kids do slow down enough to let you pose a few photos, try capturing an impromptu portrait. Zoom in close to capture the joyous expressions.

And, remember that playgrounds will often incorporate picnic tables, ball courts, winding paths and more—all possible subjects for great photographs of your kids at play.

A playground is a great place for kids to have fun and can be a great place for a photographer to have fun, too!

 

Disney/ ABC Cancels Drew Barrymore’s Charlies Angels

Sorry, angels. You’ve been axed.

Minka Kelly Takes a Break Between Takes While Filming Charlie's Angels in Miami

Production has shut down in Miami on Drew Barrymore-produced Charlie’s Angels, starring Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh. It’s ABC’s first cancellation of the new season, says Variety. It is a pity as here in Florida we need jobs. I have been working on this production since June. Much of the production were brought from California.

Episodes that have already been filmed will continue to air on Thursday nights in its 8 p.m. time slot until ABC decides what will replace the show. At least seven shows are believed to be ready for airing.

ABC Disney’s Best New Show Is Revenge Reven8e

Summer may be over, but things are just beginning to heat up in ABC’s new drama series Revenge. Set in the Hamptons, the series is poised to become a true guilty pleasure, should the show live up to the intrigue offered in the pilot. As the opening monologue states, “This is not a story about forgiveness.”

Created by Mike Kelley, Revenge twists soapy drama around a mystery and at the center is Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), a seemingly pleasant, beautiful woman who has chosen to surround herself with other beautiful, wealthy people as she rents a house on the beach on Long Island. While she appears to blend in well among society’s elite Emily has a score to settle, and with good reason too. Her motivations for vengeance are explained as the episode progresses.

Revenge’s premiere episode begins at a party where something terrible happens, after which the episode goes back in time to the day Emily arrived in the Hamptons. From there, the pilot manages to work the character introductions, Emily’s extremely relevant back-story and family history, and her first bit of exacted revenge into the hour-long episode.

We’re introduced to Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), a gorgeous, wealthy, and socially powerful woman whose word and opinion goes a long way. Her husband Conrad (Henry Czerny) is also powerful and extremely wealthy, though it seems as though Victoria may have the upper hand in the relationship. Their son Daniel (Josh Bowman) is immediately attracted to Emily and completely unaware of her motives. The last Grayson is Charlotte (Christa B. Allen). She’s as beautiful and privileged as the rest of her family.

Among the non-rich characters entering into Emily’s life are Nolan (Gabrielle Mann) and Jack (Nick Wechsler). Both men have ties to Emily’s past, which are revealed in the premiere. While Emily appears to be set to pair up with Daniel Grayson, it might not be a stretch to guess that there could be something romantic on the horizon for her and Jack.

A series like Revenge is likely to be an escape for anyone who lacks a house in the Hampton’s and formal galas to attend. However, if a rich-people-with-problems premise isn’t enough to hold your attention, Emily’s thought-out scheme to pay back the people who wronged her family just might. Through flashbacks, we’re given just enough information about what she had, what she lost and who is to blame, to understand why she’s doing what she’s doing and to want to see her succeed. At the same time, there’s a lot left to find out, which could make the series worth watching beyond the first few episodes. All the while, the first few minutes of the series premiere, which show how the summer is going to end, linger in the back of our minds as we’re left to wonder how things got to that point.

While Stowe delivers a performance that balances grace, confidence and just enough intimidation to understand why people look at and to her the way they do, VanCamp plays Emily in such away that it’s not quite clear just how far she’s willing to go to pay back the people who wronged her.

Revenge feels like it should be a summer series. Not only is it set in a summer town during peak season, but the soapy element lends itself to a series that indulges in the drama of a wealthy people with a lot of self-inflicted problems. With warmer days behind us, Revenge may offer a bit of mystery and intrigue, and plenty of fun, should the series manage to continue building on the momentum of the series premiere.

ABC/ Disney New Charlie’s Angels Hits Miami!!! Angels in Chains!

I have been working with ABC and Disney revamping and relaunching Charlie’s Angels, a 1970’s television series which stared Kate Jackson, Jacqueline Smith, and last but not least Farrah Faucett- Majors.  The crew is great and the budget seems to be large.  Lots of special effects and long days with a top-notch crew.

Rachael Taylor on the set of ABC's Charlie's Angels photo by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

The premise is the same as the original series and the subsequent movies: Three young ladies, saved from prison sentences by a mysterious man named Charlie Townsend, work together to take down criminals in unconventional ways. In this version, the three ladies are Abby (Rachael Taylor), think Serena van der Woodsen turned catburgler; Gloria (Nadine Velasquez), a former military gal who made a wrong decision; and Kate (Annie Ilonez), a dirty cop. As the pilot begins, they’re trying stop a kidnapping ring when Gloria falls victim to a car explosion (which is so obviously shot that even an Amish person who’d never seen TV before could see it coming) and dies, immediately putting a wrench in their happy little family. Yes, most of these characters are orphaned or have severe family issues, so they’ve bonded together on the lovely beaches of Miami in order to soothe their pain away with kickboxing, Parkour-style wall-climbing and heaps of sunshine.

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly)photo by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

The Angels try to pin the explosion on Eve (Minka Kelly), who used to “work” with Gloria back in her carjacking days, but it turns out that Eve was actually trying to help Gloria on some secret case to take down Carlos Bernard (the former Tony Almeida on 24, now an El Salvadoran crime lord who specializes in trafficking young women). With the help of Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez), the girls are able to easily deal with any sort of problems that get in their way and eventually take down the person who once tried to kidnap Gloria and Eve from their South American orphanage before they went all it’s-a-hard-knock-life on his ass and slapped him in the face with a statue. Obviously, Charlie is impressed with Eve’s skills and taps her to be the new Angel, and the girls all lounge around on his yacht and compare shoes and make plans to share wardrobes.

New Charlie's Angels,Abby (Rachael Taylor)

New Charlie's Angels,Abby (Rachael Taylor)photo by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly), by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly), by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly)

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly)by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

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