Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Art 330: Ulrike's Masterclass









Today we're taking a small reprieve from our Fusion Tutorial series to showcase some amazing artwork by our very own Ulrike (who could teach a class of her own) that was recently featured in Some Magazine.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Phys. Ed. : A Walk on the Wild Side

A good walk is an essential element in any good model's arsenal. How else to expect to become king/queen of the catwalk if you can't... walk? A good walk should consist of 3 basic elements:
1. Pace: You should have a good pace that corresponds to your natural stride
2. Power: You want to command attention (so that people are looking at you and the clothes you're modeling)... but not in an obnoxious way. 
3. Poise: You want to appear polished, elegant, and graceful. Practice makes you poised to be perfect.  

So, in our 2nd Fusion education series, we present a good walk w/Taylor Warren...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Geometry: A Lesson in Angles

Some of the most frequent questions we get at Fusion HQ is "How can I be a model?" and "What makes a good picture?" Well, we thought we'd take this opportunity to give a quick lesson. Knowing your angles is one of the most important skills a model can have. When you know your angles, you can put your best face forward. Literally. Fusion's Loni is our model for this lesson. So, class: don't forget to take notes, this WILL be on the final exam!!

DO! Find unique ways to show your face &body
 The over the shoulder works here b/c it showcases the face straight on, but is something other than the typical straight forward shot and gives kinda a cool juxtaposition of face & body 

DON'T! eliminate entire parts of your anatomy
Sure, this is cute and flirty and all, but her neck has completely vanished... and as a model you want to make all parts of you look long, lean and streamlined... 

DO! Accentuate your strongest features!
A good profile shot is a classic, and pretty standard amongst agencies & photographers. Loni's profile is one of her strengths because of her amazing bone structure... If you're not as amply blessed, try a slight tilt up or down of your head to accentuate or de-emphasize

DON'T! forget about the rest of your body to focus on accentuating one part
Ok, so, we know we said, accentuate and go for long, lean and streamlined... But everything in moderation!
In this photo all you can see is Loni's neck, none of her face, and the angle is unflattering on both her face and body... Sometimes, less is more. 

DO! Flirt, smile with your eyes, give coy smirks and other fun looks
Cute, sexy, coquettish, coy, flirty... A subtle tilt of the head can go a long way. This works on every level. From the look in Loni's eyes, to her half smirk, and body language. Practice this one at home for an ole reliable in your repertoire

DON'T! Forget about what you're showing the world through the lens
  We like to call this one... "The 3/4 Gone Wrong." While not as egregious as our previous "Don'ts" this one had the potential to work, if only Loni had lowered her head just a tad. No one wants to look up your nose. Keep this in mind.


That about does it for this lesson, we hope it helped! Stay tuned for more to come in our Fusion Tutorials series! Ciao for now...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Not Just Another Pretty Face....







 Debbie Harry isn't the only Blondie... Fusion's Marianna is quite the talented photographer. The above are from her series of self portraits of a character called "Blondie." The series is a study of the domesticated woman. Check out some of her other work on her website www.mariannarothen.com . And below, there's a flier for her upcoming show... 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tell for Fashionisto Magazine

Photographed by Shannon Sinclair :: Fashionisto Magazine :: Issue 1 :: Spring 2011

"... It's Just a Kiss..."




Director Tim Zaragoza explores the intimacy, power and beauty of a kiss in this short, featuring Taylor Warren, Karen DeSouza and Ned Shatzer.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Paul Boche :: Elite Traveler Magazine



Paul Boche :: Elite Traveler Magazine :: Photographed by Dean Isidro 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

When "NO" means YES!




Taylor Warren for NO Magazine. Photographed by Jason Lee Parry.