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Farmer’s Daughter

Farmer’s Daughter

Farmer’s daughters like to dress up, too. And fuschia is a wonderful color to dress up in for summer. This shoulderless country casual dress is perfect for visits to the country where the lush green grass is cool on a hot summer day. I could come from miles [Read More]

I See Everything Twice!

In the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, there was a soldier that would always scream, “I see everything twice!” I don’t recall exactly why but maybe he was trying to make the doctors think he was crazy so he would get excused from combat. This phase always [Read More]

Belly-dancing Hip Scarf

Belly-dancing Hip Scarf

Daria is wearing a black belly dancing hip scarf with two rows of golden chimes over a pair of black capri tights. Her top is a gold mesh pullover. [Read More]

Has the Internet Devalued Photography?

Has the Internet Devalued Photography?

Track the value of photography over past 20 years. [Read More]

Euro Casting 2009: Khrystyna from Lviv

Euro Casting 2009: Khrystyna from Lviv

Introducing Khrystyna. She is just 18 years old with blonde hair and blue eyes. Khrystyna lives Lviv, where she goes to school full time. She was discovered by one of our European talent scouts while he was visiting Ukraine during the summer. Gallery Information Title: Euro [Read More]

Not So Mellow Yellow

Not So Mellow Yellow

Yellow is the color of choice in this summertime outfit seen on the streets of Lviv, Ukarine. Liliya is wearing short-shorts and halter top. They call me Mellow Yellow, (Quite rightly) They call me Mellow Yellow, (Quite rightly) They call me Mellow Yellow. –Donovan, [Read More]

What Do Movie Producers Do?

In a previous article, I wrote that you become a movie producer simply by declaring yourself to be one and then to go about doing what a producer does. So what exactly does a movie producer do? First of all there are lots of producer titles: Executive Producer, Associate [Read More]

Euro Casting 2009: Daria from Persia

Euro Casting 2009: Daria from Persia

Introducing Daria. She is 23 years old with black hair and dark eyes. She is originally from Persia, but now she is studying medicine in Ukraine. She speaks English, Russian and Persian. One of our eastern European model scouts discovered Daria in the old town square in [Read More]

Hot Red Pants

Hot Red Pants

A young women delivers the heat in a pair of red hot slacks on the main pedestrian mall in Lviv. She is dressed for daytime in red slacks with a white belt. Her top is a long sleeve navy blue and white. Hot pants, hey hot pants uh! smokin’ Hot pants, smokin’ [Read More]

Court Rules Photographs Worth Only $7

Only April 10th, 2009, the recent Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayer upheld a ruling of a district court that a photojournalist’s photographs were only worth seven dollars each. The district court awarded photographer Chris Usher $157,000 for 12,600 [Read More]

All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go

All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go

A young lady strikes a pose on Prospect Svobody, the main pedestrian mall in Lviv, Ukraine. She is dressed up for a night out in her little black cocktail dress and black open-toed, medium-height heels. Women in Ukraine are some of the most fashionable in all the world. [Read More]

Make Your Own Darn Movie!

OK, you’ve moved to Los Angeles, started taking acting classes, and had you headshots done and printed. You don’t have any experience yet and can’t get your foot in the door with an agent. So you have been reading Backstage West and submitting headshots to [Read More]

Where’s the Beef, Ukraine?

Well the month of July is almost over and our roving photographer has been in Ukraine for about 3 weeks. Yet we still haven’t received any photographs from him yet from any fashion photoshoots. Fortunately we still have photographs taken in Prague from last spring, [Read More]

Fun in the Summertime

Fun in the Summertime

Bikini model Ashley is likes to have fun with her friends at the beach. She is seen under the cabana at the Thalia Street beach in Laguna Beach, California which is a popular surf spot. In the summertime when the weather’s high, you can stretch right up and touch the [Read More]

Moving to LA: Cost of Renting

Let’s say you just finished college and have decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Where should you live and how much will it cost? Temporary Digs Let’s start with when you first arrive in LA. The ideal situation would be that you have a [Read More]

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Look at the cover of the book in the picture above. Which do you think makes you fatter, the toast or the butter? Obviously butter is mostly fat, so eating lots of butter must make you fat. Right? That what most people would say. Those trying to loose weight should skip the [Read More]

Magical Mystery Girl

Magical Mystery Girl

Rita appears as if she is some kind of magical ephemeral being conjured up from the Vltava river. She is dressed in black shirt and blue jeans. The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, Waiting to take you away. –The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour (1967) [Read More]

Does the Camera Body Matter?

A novice photographer asks: “Does the camera body have any effect on image quality? Can I get a top-quality image with a consumer-level camera, or should I spend big bucks on a Pro camera? Lens and Film Stock Back in the days of film the two most important things with [Read More]

For Those About to Rock

For Those About to Rock

Yaro stands up to be counted. She is wearing a cropped uniform-style jacket with gold buttons over a colorful cartoon-pattern t-shirt and faded blue jeans. Stand up and be counted for what you are about to receive We are the dealers, we’ll give ya everything you [Read More]

Introducing Talent for Money

Everyone that wants to have a talent career, whether a movie actor, fashion model or professional dancer, must deal with the subject of money. To many people this subject is unpleasant. Few people enjoy things like budgeting and nobody makes as much money as they would [Read More]

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