Over the past few months I have been exceptionally lucky to work with the exceptionally talented Brittany Markert. You probably remember her from "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 13 for petite models. Though she did very well on the show, eventually placing 5th, there is so much more to Brittany than ANTM was able to show. Brittany is not only extremely bright and creative, but also lots of fun to giggle with and a terrific sport shooting in 100 degree heat. Additionally, she does professional quality makeup, styles a good chunk of her own shoots, and has recently started shooting her own photos as well. After running this store pretty much single-handedly for the past few years, I definitely appreciate the one (wo)man band.
Brittany's modeling career has taken off since the end of the show, resulting in 3 month trips to both Mexico and now China for agency shoots (which she booked herself). She has modeled for the likes of Nylon, Harper's Bazaar, and Marie Claire, among other publications. Brittany left for China last week, so I am sad to say you will not be seeing much more of her on my website for the time being. Until she returns, you can follow her Blog, Twitter, and Facebook and see her work as it unfolds. I am so sad to have lost my muse, but so excited for her to be able to take part in this crazy adventure. I want to wish her safe travels and the best of luck.
Photos: Seema Hamid
Photos: Andrew Kuykendall
Photo: Olga Laris
Photos via Ophelia Olive's Originals
Photography by Sarah Jehan
California girls are unforgettable, of course. So when you get four California ladies shooting on a Sunday afternoon in Northern California, there are muses dancing in the background. Our model was a fresh face from Look Model Agency named Alexandra - but don't let the title fool you! Alexa was beyond awesome and is well beyond the newbie title. In fact, some of you may recognize her as she also sometimes model for the Thrifted.net store catalog. The team had an absolutely blast and Alexa was dressed in stylish vintage from head to toe thanks to Thrifted.net! She rocked the looks while her cutie mom worked as a moving boombox, following us from one spot to another playing whatever our little hearts desired. De Linda Artistry perfected Alexa's hair and make up, and overall, it was really nice shooting a fashion story that has literally been in the planning stages since February or March. Now that is what I call a dream come true. For more photography, including some more collaborations with Thrifted.net, visit me at SarahJehan.com!
Currently obsessed with night fashion photography and longer exposures.
The summer is closing, regrettably, even though in our neck of the woods that still means another two solid months of warm weather. But the summer movie season is definitely over, and the last holdouts - anemic comedies like "The Switch" - are being indifferently released to indifferent audiences. Over the last couple of weeks, the box office has been wholly owned by the awful Stallone & Co. destructo-film "The Expendables," much to the detriment of the fantastic "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."
"Scott Pilgrim" is the best movie of the summer and one of the most entertaining movies of any kind in a long time. I've already written about it twice, once for DVD Talk, and once on my own blog, where I compared it to great summer films of the past (i.e., my youth). But "Scott Pilgrim" has been a failure at the box office, despite a built-in fan base (made up of those who read the great comic book series by Bryan Lee O'Malley) and some very good critical notices. So why did it flop? Lots of theories are floating around, several of which are summarized in this article over at Cinematical.
The short answer to the question of "Scott Pilgrim"'s financial failure is studio incompetence. Clearly, Universal put together a great package in making the film. The casting is spot-on, selecting Edgar Wright to co-script and direct was a brilliant stroke, and what Wright came up with exceeded my own expectations, and, from what I understand, even the expectations of die-hard followers of the comics. I think where Universal fumbled in a major way was marketing the film as a creation in service of that vocal but small built-in audience - the readers. There just aren't enough comic book nerds - and I'm including myself in that group - to sustain a huge multi-week box office haul. "Scott Pilgrim" is a brilliant, kinetic comedy-fantasy whose audience should have by all rights included everyone in America between the ages of 12 and 40. By funneling marketing resources into geek-driven events like ComicCon (at which "secret" screenings were followed by personal appearances by the cast, O'Malley, and Wright), Universal limited its ability to reach the wider audience that should have been going to see this hugely entertaining and broadly appealing movie.
"Scott Pilgrim" was released a mere ten days ago, but two saggy weekends at the box office are enough to spell its demise. "Scott Pilgrim" is visually explosive, and it's well worth a trip to the theater. So do something special before it's too late: go see it.