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anna does an awesome tyrannosaurus rex impersonation, but can immediately go from “tyrant lizzard” to “effortlessly elegant” without even blinking. it’s kind of amazing to see.
one time i won a female beauty contest for dudes in high school. the whole school met in the gym and all the dudes in the contest wore miniskirts, short dresses, wigs and jammed their hairy man-feet into little high heel shoes. the contest was judged on appearance and talent. i’ll never forget how one of the dudes’ talent was dancing – and his skirt was so short that when he did the infamous white-person “one hand on the neck, one in the air while thrustin the hips” dance, his tighty whiteys barely kept his man-pieces from flogging the audience in the first row. almost everybody’s strategy was to get as slutty as possible with massively stuffed boobs and hooker makeup that looked like it was smeared on with a cheap 4 inch paint brush. but see – that’s where i had the advantage; i went for a little sexy sophistication. my makeup was moderate and my boobs were average, but what sealed the deal was my talent. my talent was juggling. i started juggling and after a few seconds dropped all of the bean bags i was using. “oops!” i said with my hand over my mouth. then i turned around and slowly bent over to pick them up. the crowd went bananas – totally nailed it. see, that’s class right there, people. that’s how you win female beauty contests whilst maintaining your integrity. nowadays i’m sure cross-dressing beauty contests and gender bender days in school are long gone. people can’t handle that stuff anymore. there’d be harassment lawsuits, emotional distress, people crying and passing out and it’d end up on the front page of every news blog. people are way too PC to have fun anymore. but back then it was fun – and i was queen for a day. and i made it look good.
while we were shooting the first look, i asked asa (pronounced “asha”) if she would sing while i shot. she was quiet and a little shy, so i figured puttin her in her element might help her feel more comfortable. the second she started her song, everyone in the studio froze in their tracks like they were playing red light/green light, completely mesmerized. she has THAT kind of voice. i got some great pictures – and she got a new fan.
HERE is the piece on the MTV Iggy website.
here are a couple of my favorite asa songs:
DJ willie o’dea jay pointed to mr. chrome and said in his thick irish accent, “you’ve got muscles – but your muscles don’t say, ‘i’ll punch your face,’ your muscles say, ‘i’ll cut your face.” then he pointed to me and said, “you too. you’ve got the face-cuttin muscles. you know what i mean.” that’s one of the most awesome things i’ve ever heard. the rubberbandits are an irish comedy hip-hop duo from limerick, ireland – and DJ willie o’dea jay spins their tracks and takes pictures of boobs from the stage. they invaded america and i got to hang with them for a bit and snap a few pictures for MTV. these guys are good people. really friendly, down-to-earth and energetic. check out the spot on MTV iggy HERE
i just heard the gaelic version of their song, “i want to fight your father,” and it’s pretty fantastic. SEE FOR YOURSELF
last year i shot motocross champ ryan dungey in soho. as i was waiting for his crew to show up, i saw these two people doing acroyoga on the sidewalk. i guess it was the first time i had ever seen acroyoga and it was pretty friggin cool. i broke out my camera and took a few snaps of them doin their thing and then headed out to shoot ryan. pretty soon ago, i came across the pictures i took of the acroyoga people and had a vision. after some bloodhound work that would make dick tracy proud, i had them in front of my camera yet again to fulfill my vision. behold – the vision:
matt’s website: www.theyogimatt.com
chelsey’s website: www.chelseykorus.blogspot.com
LIVING IN THE WOMB – RUNNING OUT OF ROOM – HAVE TO COME OUT SOON – HAVE TO MEET THE SUN AND MOON
hair/makeup/styling by the very talented shelly van gage
thuy (pronounced “twee”) was born into a family in vietnam who ran a custom-made clothing shop and a tailoring school. she learned the ropes of tailoring as a kid and soon developed a love for fashion. now, in america, she continues the family tradition of finely-crafted clothes and expresses her love of fashion through her label “Thuy.” i recently shot thuy for the fall issue of YRB magazine and here are some of my favorite outtakes.
the day before we were supposed to shoot, i got an email from tabitha saying that she had just gotten out of the hospital from some kind of bug or virus or whatever. she was all kinds of messed up for like over a week, but she was still on board so we made it happen – except we took things nice and slow and kept her topped up with some un-nauseating goldfish crackers to keep her from passing out. we had a long day, but she stuck it out.
model tabitha constance
hair/makeup/wardrobe by the very talented shelly van gage