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She's Back

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 30 April 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Most of you will remember Jesse - the stunning redhead I featured here last week.

Well - my experience is that each time I post some of her images - and then email her - Jesse will get in touch. I am happy to report that this time she not only called - she showed up! She is working just north of here and visiting in the bay area through May. We are planning multiple shoots!

Color me thrilled !

This image is from the carousel at Fourth & Howard streets in San Francisco. Taken in 2005. The merry-go-round was originally at our 'Playland-at-the-Beach' - which was demolished in 1972.

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MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Is she ever! This is really fine, Stephen, really fine.

30 Apr 2009 5:01am

Bill from Los Altos, United States

Take the month off from whatever you are doing - and take as many shots of Jesse you possibly can. She is a rare find and makes every portrait of her on AM3 pop. Great job finding her! I'm so jealous that I can't watch a shoot sometime - as there is a real chemistry between you two that makes art.

30 Apr 2009 5:22am

@Bill: Oh my - what a suggestion! But that I could, Bill. Nevertheless - I have confidence that we'll get in our due. We are both looking forward to working together once again.

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, love the play with speed, she is nice and sharp and the rest has good movement

30 Apr 2009 5:38am

@Alun: Hey, Alun - thanks.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Funny image, even facepainted, she is beautiful
It's a good news to know that you will met her soon.
Give her regards, of course.

30 Apr 2009 6:03am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you, Francisco. You have my word - I'll pass your regards along to Jesse.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

looking forward to the new shots!

30 Apr 2009 6:45am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

VERY cool - creative and so much to look at..

30 Apr 2009 10:01am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Great creative photo here, Stephen! The facepaint and the carousel are a great setting.

Have fun on your shoot with Jesse, can't wait to see them.


You lucky dog... ;)

30 Apr 2009 10:15am

@Eric Fry: I am darn near as thrilled to hear again from you, stranger. Thanks for the good wishes. We are both happy at the thought of working together after this long hiatus.

Stef67 from in my head, France

fantastic shoot^^ ambiance de rêve ^^

30 Apr 2009 10:18am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Never get tired of Jesse. You must have taken a bunch of shots. Very nice

30 Apr 2009 12:14pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): We had a good number of shoots from 2004 into 2006. Good morning from San Francisco, Jeff.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice henna (?)

30 Apr 2009 1:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great image here, really like the sense of motion. And Jesse, is just a perfect model. Really looking forward to seeing some of the work you will be doing with her now,......Please tell her that she has amassed a huge fan base here on am3!!!

30 Apr 2009 3:15pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Her face painting is absolutely perfect for the setting. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

30 Apr 2009 3:39pm

alex centrella from United States

great sharp shot, and the movement is excellent !

30 Apr 2009 4:41pm

Btany from Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Very interesting shot. it attracts so much attention to it. I was on the community page looking at all the thumbnails of photos uploaded today and this photo just caught my attention.
the subject, the sharpness and detail, and the motion blur of the background all went together perfectly.

30 Apr 2009 5:12pm

Rosa from V.N.Gaia, Portugal

Beautiful shot!
The combination between the beautiful red haired model, the black dress (almost gothic like) and the children's world (face paint and carousel) is great!

30 Apr 2009 5:48pm

peter from new york, United States

wow stephen you've really composed an excellent and creative shot! so intriguing : )

30 Apr 2009 6:41pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Am so glad for you and Jesse that there will be a reunion and lots of new photos to take and enjoy. She has a big fan club here on Am3, but it seems like you and she have the right mix of styles that bring out the best in both model and photographer. This photo being but one more great example. The face paint and pose together are incredible.

30 Apr 2009 8:40pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

J'aime beaucoup ce portrait. L'effet de mouvement est très bien restitué et donne beaucoup de puissance à l'image.

30 Apr 2009 10:24pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup, Evelyne - Je vous remercie de votre travail - votre amitié (même de loin) - et de vos observations - que ce soit à mon travail - ou de votre vision du monde. J'espère que cela se traduit par la façon dont je le pense vraiment.

Thanks so much, Evelyne - I really appreciate your work - your friendship (albeit from afar) - and your observations - whether directed to my work - or towards your view of the world. I do hope this translates the way I mean it.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

I'm glad she is back :))) This is something different, but still extra cool !

1 May 2009 12:59am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars! What an amazing image...love the motion against her dead-pan expression!

1 May 2009 4:34am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is great with the movement and composition! Wonderful!

1 May 2009 8:41am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What an amazing make-up…

1 May 2009 5:28pm

grant from kansas city, United States

very intense photo!

3 May 2009 6:08pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Captivating image - well done (to both of you!).

4 May 2009 3:08pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous!!!

5 May 2009 3:45am