Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Drop Dead Fred!

If you havent watched this movie watch it. Now. its amazing. Drop Dead Fred.
It is the story of my life, minus the mud pie incident and the evil boyfriend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dance in Motion 3

One more for the week!!
just some extras I found that I really enjoyed.

Sofiane Sylve - San Fransisco Ballet
Koresh Dance Company. Look at the beauty and power this girl possesses, I would LOVE to watch her dance
really creative use of space and props - from the Marian McDermott School of Dance
Alex Wong - Miami City Ballet
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Adrian Danchig-Waring, Kaitlyn Gilliland, and Amar Ramasar in New York City Ballet’s production of “Lifecasting.”
Next week, two of my favorite dancers - Angel Corrella and Shauna Noland. Totally Different styles, but they are the best in both. Also, a break dancing kick, and some pics of dancers in water.
-Ziggy

Ballet in Motion 2

here we go, my faves of the week!
Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Wheeldon's Quaternary 
Zhong-jing Fang and Bo Busby in "pretty good year" - american ballet theatre 
THE hottest men in the ballet world (and by hot I mean most talented): Angel Corella, Jose Manuel Carreno, Vladimir Malakhov, and Ethan Stiefel
Performance of "Gran Parita"
Chimera Dance Company
Youth American Grand Prix
There you are, some beautiful images that capture the different nuances and movements seen through various dance forms.

much love
-Ziggy

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beautiful Photographs that include Mirrors

I found a whole bunch of photographs that showcase mirrors, creating a whole new sense of space and framing. Most of them are with well known actresses, but some are just beautiful people with a talented person behind the camera.


Ok so this last one does not include a mirror, but i thought it was such a gorgeous picture I just needed to add it in


hope you liked it
-ziggytawt

Coach Poppy Project

hey guys!
as you can see, i have some really pretty poppy flowers growing on the side of my blog. This is part of the new online ad campaign by Coach. If you have a blog, start growing your own poppy garden! just go to poppyproject.coach.com to get started.
If you want my flowers to grow, just tweet #ziggyT, and watch my flower garden grow! if you see a coach purse growing in the garden, click on it to get a great surprise. The site with the most poppies gets a $2500 shopping spree at Coach, so get going people!

-Ziggy

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dance Series

I have decided I am going to do a whole series of dance photography. I started out wanting to do just ballet, but I am a huge fan of contemporary, jazz, modern, and just about any other type out there. So I am expanding it to include everything. Today, I am showcasing ballet dancers from the Miami City Ballet, founded by Edward Villella. I saw a documentary of him once, and he was truly awe inspiring. He had amazing feet and very clean lines, especially on jumps. He started his career at the American Ballet and then onto the New York City Ballet. Dancers at Miami City Ballet are just as talented as he was, and if any of you watched this past season of So You Think You Can Dance (season 7), then you would have seen a member of their family, Alex Wong.

The Upper Room
During the performance of The Upper Room
Program IV
Look at the lines and angles created by these dancers, something photographers try to look for in nature, dancers can do by themselves!
-ziggy

Welcome to the dollhouse

I found this picture online somewhere, and it really piqued my interest. what I like about it is that it uses the sun as a natural light and surrounds the girls with a surrealistic glow. It has pictorialist influences, but it also reminds me of photographs by Lewis Carroll and Gertrude Kaseiber. There are also remnants of campy and showgirl influences, and reminds me of the Paris Hilton for Guess ads from 2008-2009 (except not so trampy). I dont know what it is about this picture that interests me so much, I will have to really investigate to find out.

If anyone know who took this picture and why, let me know!
-ziggy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Megan Fox and Shia LeBouf are beautiful together

I am a big fan of magazine photography, and the images that came out of this photoshoot are really amazing. I would have loved to be there while Megan and Shia were taking these pictures. They seem to really enjoy each others company, and they look quite comfortable.
Such a simpe photoshoot, yet it evokes so much about who they are. I would love to meet this photographer to see where he gets his magic, how he thinks about things.

anyways, I am sick and I want to sleep
-Ziggy

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Most Awesomest Friends Day 1

yesterday, I realized that many of my friends have dissapeared over the years. So I have decided to celebrate the friends that have stayed around and have stuck through it. I am slowly compiling a list of my most amazing and really great friends that have been there for me, have gotten ridiculously drunk with me, or just chilled with me.
So it begins...

Ziggy