No time was wasted getting 2013 rocking and rolling. I teamed up with a few familiar faces as well as some new ones. I shot each model with a different look representing particular decades.
Photography and Retouching: Christopher John Sztybel
Models: Karen Buttacavole (1950s), Nicolette Haines (Contemporary) and Marisa Rachel (1980s)
Hair: Tracey Sommers and Jessica Cleaver
Makeup: Life Is Better With Lipgloss
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I figured with Jon Bon Jovi being “dead” and all that he wouldn’t mind me poking fun at him. I’m not a fan of the band ever since they started playing/writing country music. Really pissed me off and I am sure I’m not the only one. So I figured a nice parody was in order. David Bergman took a lovely photo of Jon posing with a sign declaring him being alive. I thought it would be a nice opportunity to work some Photoshop magic. Remember when Bon Jovi had a huge mop of hair and a shark tooth earring? Sure you do. That’s back when they wrote amazing music that made us all proud to be from New Jersey.
If you searched my car right now, you would find at least two RATT cds. Amazing band. If I had to name my absolute favorite band from the 1980s, it would have to be RATT. They’ve remained consistent and their most recent album “Infestation” is probably their best album. Anyway, Jon Bon Jovi actually sang background vocals on RATT’s “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” off their “Detonator” album. Interesting fact.
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