“The superficial” ran a piece that came across Jeff’s desk here at Nemo. There is a coming of age story in here. When I was at BIKINI magazine/ Ray Gun (1992) we photographed Alyssa Milano nude in the desert and it was a huge deal. She was a child actor trying to avoid the child actor syndrome and striped for the magazine. It was mild. Her mother was there and knew about the entire shoot and I even wondered if she staged the shoot. Janet Jackson, Lindsay Lohan have all signed deals with the devil to continue their careers. Here we have Hanna Montana aka Miley Cyrus needing to make the transition as well. This is how Hollywood does it people. Her audience is growing and it is sad but true. Jodi Foster made the leap from child star to Oscar winner based on her reputation as an incredible actress. She did it.
Annie Leibovitz issued the following statement to People: “I’m sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted. Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.”
Apparently Disney, who owns Hannah Montana, was not aware of the photos until they appeared on Entertainment Tonight. You know how Disney cares about that wholesome image. They don’t want their young starlets flashing their goods until they’re good and insane. Right, Britney Spears? Now get that kitten out of your mouth. For the last time, putting hot fudge on it doesn’t make it food. You gotta use ketchup.
The lovely and talented Danielle Levitt graced the halls of Nemo last week. She even joined us for Dona’s “Goodbye” festivities. Here she is at the party with photographer Stephen Mitchell Gilbert.
Danielle’s photographed everyone from Scarlett Johansson and Lindsay Lohan, to Parker Posey (my favorite) and The White Stripes- not to mention countless other more interesting non-famous types. She has a unique sense of style and has been noted for her representation of pop culture. She gave a lecture at Parsons the New School for Design about her methods. Check it out, I love her fearless approach to the people she wants to shoot. She captures a character rather than just a scene by creating a visual story.
Check out her website here: