Showing posts from September, 2012

VISION: A Factory of shining stars

First came VISION , celebrating a year this month. What is "VISION?" This movement is not just a dj and dancefloor. It's a real underground production, a network of talent that comes together to support eachother and make a go of their greatness, monthly. What I find most intriguing about this group, is, while some mediocre talents are clamoring for the stage and spotlight, many of the major players who actually create the sound and look of the show, PREFER NOT to be revealed, but simply do their job phenomenally and allow the named "star" to shine. A event exclusive to Houston, VISION was first created by Brandon Duhon , frontman and bandmate for breakout talent in his own right, including  glasnost and now Night Drive. (Catch Night Drive at the MFA Mixed Media party over Halloween.) Duhon is busy with this and that, in addition to a tight network of unattainable electro-luxe DJ's called Modern Touch. Where? The oldest nightclub in Houston, 

A Lady Can Only Go One Direction, UP!

This is Jessica Wahlquist , model, actress, singer, and "luxocity" de jour. With consistent photo pose direction by me, she was able to pull off angles I see less and less with the models of today who are starting out.  In the beginning, all but a small percentage of even the most gorgeous, don't always move or extend in ways necessary to show the garment or an accessory properly. Without proper direction early in a model's career, the potential is also not fully visible, so the quality of the model and the overall photo falls short and is ultimately a flop in my opinion. Also, I've never believed a model's talent to be under her clothes. With a background in modeling, I was able to reflect on my own experience and draw from Jessica, the poses I needed to highlight an accessory like this gorgeous fascinator for example.  An extraordinary head piece, fascinator, and hat by Violet Peacock  creator, Lindsay Halpin.  Here, I asked Jessica to isolate the