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In the studio with Juliette to photograph her remarkable tattoo back piece by Carlos Torres.  Torres is known for his black and gray style, with this style the best fit was to photograph on black and white film using the large format 8 x 10 camera.


8 x 10 original Polaroid film photographs. The film is integral, and the image is reversed. You can peel apart the film after processing to reverse the image. I prefer to leave the image in the original state, as the chemicals change over time.NICOLE_CALDWELL_POALROID_8X10_CARLOS_TORRES03


Q. How did you come to this design and Choose Carlos Toress to execute?

A. I have known Carlos for over 15 years, and after working with him for over four years, I have learned that anything he creates is amazing. We had a few meetings to design the female and decide on the elements, knowing we wanted a darker theme.

Q. How long did the process take?

A. It took us about 1 year to complete the project, about 60 hours of work.

Q. When Can I get in to see him!?

A. This guy is busy!  I run his books and it still took me three years to get an appointment.



More shots of the process


“Hey Girl Why don’t you relax and I’ll bring you a Glass of wine.”


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Photo shoot on 8 x 10 polaroid film Inspired by the Hey Girl Ryan Gosling Meme.

I asked Jess when she knew her Boo was the one, ( thinking to myself it was probably the movie The Notebook), and the answer was, The Mouseketeers, at the age of 10 when she was in the fifth grade. Since then Ryan has appeared to her in gifts from friends, from T shirts to pillowcases, even his face on cookies for her birthday party. I’ll even joke at family photo shoots, if he is late or stuck on set and can’t make it.

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If you aren’t familiar with the Hey Girl Ryan Gosling Memes- they are quite entertaining…

Hey Girl, I love it when you wear your Yoga Pants all Day

“Hey Girl- feel my sweater. Know what it’s made of? Boyfriend Material”

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Behind The Scenes video of the shoot:

Video by Kip Roof

My favorite:

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of depeche mode, and visual artist Anton Corbijn.  Inspired by the recent Cover Me video, the stars were created on the set using a dark blue seamless paper, and different sized pencils, to create different widths.

Behind The Scenes

My Cover of Cover Me

Cover Me Video