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    Posted 4 years ago

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    By 1981 instead of following and photographing singers I started to do black and white portraits and my first sitting was with a girl called Laura, a 17 year old girl I met at the dance club. She wanted a photo of herself showing her nails, so most of the photos were variations of this photo. I am showing this one full frame, there was no after work on the shadow as it was photographed with 2 flash units.

    I wanted to make Laura look like she was a glamour queen from the 1950's and we pretty much accomplished that with the boa found in my large antique trunk. I did a purple tint to the black and white photo. Originally the colour photo was painted with Dr. Martins airbrush watercolours. This is the last scan that I will do of this photo. The goal is to scan most of my negatives this year. Recently Laura found me on the aminus internet and we are friends again online. We had lost contact with each other over the many years after about later eighties. She was happy to see these photos again when I found the negatives about a week ago. She was very surprised last week when I gave her photo 3 which neither of us had seen before on the negatives. When we first did the photos her uncles and her relatives were ordering quite a few large 20X24 photos which I painted. It was one of my most lucrative sittings so I was very happy with the beauty of Laura in the photo !~

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    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Beatuiful pictures she looks like star for sure.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Ou-la-la !
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Stunning photos Phil!! A VERY beautiful young lady and and incredible photography job!! Wow!!!!!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid, I agree.
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      OUTSTANDING...... personal note, #3 my favorite
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Almost too old for me.
    7. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 4 years ago
      Her hair and the boa almost seem to merge into one !
    8. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Great photography and great story!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you nicefice, I agree !
    10. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Your photography skills are incredible. I am sure she was delighted with your work and how wonderful you found each other again . Gorgeous Photo's ! xo
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thanks Manikin, send so much love out to you ! xo
    12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      What a talent, and beautiful art photography!
      Bravo Phil ! XOXO
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      So great you found each other again! Wonderful photos!! You are so talented! And thanks Phil, because you recolored a photo of me and my mommy when I was a baby. I love it and love you - XOXO Happy Holidays!
    14. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2, love to you too !
    15. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you jscotto, very nice of you !
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Love the photos -- and I know you are a Master in Photography!! She looks like a glamour model !!

      Happy New Year ~ PHIL ~ my friend !!
    17. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      I really thought she was a movie star! Lol. Great work. Happy New Year Phil, it's always a pleasure seeing your ladies
    18. Radegunder Radegunder, 4 years ago
      Beautiful Lady, and nice story to go with it!! Hermann
    19. mcheconi mcheconi, 4 years ago
      A great work my friend. Gorgeous pictures, gorgeous model! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve Phil1
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      The best to you mcheconi.
    21. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Phil ..."Happy New Year" to you as well my friend ! :)
    22. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      You are welcome Mike, best wishes to you.
    23. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Dear Phil, all your talents and gorgeous collection will continue growing in 2017!
      I wish you and yours a happy new year, full of joy, love, health and wealth!
    24. Radegunder Radegunder, 4 years ago
      Wish you a Happy New Year 2017 , my friend!!!
    25. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Hi Phil,
      Thanks so much for your support here on CW and OMG your amazing posts.
      You have so many amazing pieces and so much talent. I appreciate you being here and thank you again! I still haven't been able to hang the Sylvestre piece you so kindly ID'd but one of these days I hope to find a the wall's around here. ;) :)
      Looking forward to more of your amazing posts and talents this year.
    26. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thanks you Kyratango, always appreciate you !
    27. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Hi Phil, I miss you my friend! I see you have many beauties posted and I love the way you redid this photo. Excellent job! Hope to see more of you soon! xoxo
    28. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      Happy new year, Phil! Thank you for sharing your stunning work and this story! What an aura, the picture on the right, wow...!
    29. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Valentino97 for all the love and especially in love "comment" !~
    30. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 4 years ago
      I love the first picture. What talent you have. Amazing.
    31. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments valentino97, antiquerose, Vintagefran, Radegunder, Oroyo and love to all of you.
    32. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Before I finished reading I had already made up my mind that photo 3 is just amazing. You have such a keen eye Phil. That is such a beautiful photo! I love that setting, so much like the 20's and 30's when all the women dressed to the T! Her beauty I'm sure made it even easier to do! Beautiful work...
    33. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Radegunder, you are a special friend to me !
    34. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you Tom for the love, much appreciated !~
    35. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much for the nice comment OneGoodFind, I really appreciate you !~
    36. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Sue, love to you !~

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