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:
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.
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.

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.



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!


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!