Thursday, August 5, 2010

Please Vote For Me-- Madmen Casting Call

My sixteen-year-old niece, Morgan, is something of a triple threat. She's spunky, beautiful, and incredibly talented. A few years ago she got her hands on a camera, and within no time, was producing incredible photographs.


I've long said that I wanted her to shoot me, and yesterday we finally collaborated. I wanted something fifties-inspired, and she was able to indulge me. I provided the dress (a gold lamé dress that I picked up at Goodwill last year for a few bucks), did my hair, makeup and nails, and she did the photography and photo editing.


I LOVE the results. Just take a look and see:
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Morgan hand-selected these photos herself, then used the online editing software, Picnik, to adjust the colors so that the pictures look like they're from another era.
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This one (above) reminds me of a photobooth picture. The one on the left could be from the late fifties or early sixties, whereas the one on the right reminds me of a headshot of an actress from the silver screen. We had an inspired moment when I lay down on the ground and flipped the lace of the skirt behind my head. It adds such a nice texture to the photo.
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This one has that same 1950's feel. I LOVE it!


So, I really need your help. I'm entering the Madmen casting contest for a chance to win a walk-on role on AMC's Madmen. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME HERE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.


Below is the picture I chose to use for the contest. I like some of the above pictures better, but this one has the most sixties feel, I think. The current season of the show is set in 1964, so I thought some of the black and white photos looked too old.
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XOXO,

4 comments:

rachael said...

great shots! i LOVE the one with the lace background :)

Emily said...

Gosh, Elise! These are lovely!

Your niece is *very* talented & you're just as beautiful as always. :) I love all of them, but my favorite has to be photo number 4. I need a Morgan! ;)

I've voted & I'll continue to do so. You would be perfect!

~Emily

Lucia said...

you are STUNNING Elise!!!! I've voted and have requested the entire family to do the same. WOW!!

Faye Lewis said...

I just cast my vote, and I think you will be perfect for the role! I wish you the best in getting it too. Your book came today. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING IT!!! The first thing I did after taking it out of the mail was breeze through it - and it is wonderful. I'm absolutely positive that I will be using it as a strong jacket reference. I'm such a jacket person! Thanks again!