I’ve had the pleasure of working with some talented models, among them Tamara Mackic.
My experience with models has lead to the conclusion that the most important quality they can bring to a session is not exterior beauty, but rather, imagination. A model can have the features of a goddess, but if she simply holds an expression and/or pose from shot to shot, I’m left with a monotonous, shallow beauty. But a model who taps into her creative instincts and varies her expressions and poses is one who lends a multi-dimensional feel to the gallery of shots we produce. As such, modeling is not as easy as it looks, requiring creativity, confidence and an ability to respond quickly to the seconds which lead up to that next shot . . .
Tamara bestows a special presence to a session. In addition to all the points outlined above, she evokes the carnal beauty so prominent in the 1950s, a decade which conjures up the notion of “when women were women,” and dominated by the likes of Kim Novak, Ava Gardener and the great Miss Monroe. Her look is indeed a rare one today, a time in which so many famous models seem interchangeable, lacking the uniqueness of a signature look. Tamara has, to put it simply, the intangible but unmistakable look of a star.
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