≈ Random Photographs ≈ Random Thoughts ≈
Fashion, dance, and things that interest me....photography
Categories:

Archives:
Meta:
July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
03/03/14
Rachel
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 11:03 am

comments (0)
06/10/13
Raiding Leslie’s Closet
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:51 pm

Styling & Camo design/creation - Leslie Pace-Ellman
Make up - James Burns
Hair - Cathleen Weimer
Joffrey Ballet Trainees - Jesse Chase-Lubitz & Loretta Williams

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
06/01/13
Dance 2013 - b/w
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:41 am


Nardia Boodoo - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Jesse Chase-Lubitz - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Laura Carstensen - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Nardia Boodoo - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Jenny Winton - Joffrey Ballet


Kristen Patrick - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Nardia Boodoo - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Nardia Boodoo - Joffrey Ballet Trainee

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
Dance 2013 - Color
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 9:37 am


Mary Elizabeth Pellett - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Mary Elizabeth Pellett - Joffrey Ballet Trainee


Joffrey Ballet Trainees


Jaime Hickey- Joffrey Ballet, Jesse Chase-Lubitz, Mary Elizabeth Pellett - Joffrey Trainees


Jesse Chase-Lubitz, Laura Carstensen - Joffrey Ballet Trainees


Jesse Chase-Lubitz, Nardia Boodoo - Joffrey Ballet Trainees


Jesse Chase-Lubitz, Nardia Boodoo, Amanda Assucena - Joffrey Ballet Trainees


Mary Elizabeth Pellett - Joffrey Ballet Trainee, Jenny Winton - Joffrey Ballet


Mary Elizabeth Pellett - Joffrey Ballet Trainee, Jenny Winton - Joffrey Ballet

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

2 comments
Dance 2013 - Snapped
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:23 am


Chantelle Mrowka


Chantelle Mrowka


Chantelle Mrowka


Chantelle Mrowka


Chantelle Mrowka


Kara Roseborough


Jaime Hickey - Joffrey Ballet


Jessica Deahr


Nardia Boodoo - Joffrey Trainee


Jenny Winton - Joffrey Ballet


Jessica Deahr, Chantelle Mrowka


Chantelle Mrowka, Mary Tarpley

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
03/21/13
BITs, (ballerinas in training)
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 3:49 pm

Behind the scenes with Jofffrey ballerinas and trainees. Photos to come this summer.

Joffrey Trainees - Mary Pellett, Nardia Boodoo and Jesse Chase-Lubitz

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
03/14/13
Random
Filed under: General, Still Life
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 3:01 pm

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
09/08/12
En Pointe
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 9:47 am

Joffrey Ballet Dancers - Christine Rocas, Abigail Simon & Alexis Polito

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
08/05/12
Dance 2012-2
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 12:04 pm

Dancers - Isabella Farrell, Abigail Simon, Kennedy Brown,
Jessica Deahr & Mary Tarpley

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
06/17/12
Dance 2012-1
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 7:33 am





**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
02/15/12
Making Valentine’s Day
Filed under: General, Still Life
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 12:59 pm

Suzanne Cummings

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
10/12/11
Bibhu Mohapatra
Filed under: General, Fashion
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 7:13 am

Behind the scenes with Michael & Michael for The Children’s Service Board 56th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show.

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
06/30/11
All The World’s A Stage
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 6:34 pm

From our photo shoot at the beautiful Genesee Theatre

Joffrey Ballerinas - Abigail, Alexis, Christine
Make up - James Burns
Hair - Cathleen Healy
Costumes - Jen Houghton for Revolution Dancewear
Textures - Florabella

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

2 comments
05/24/11
Sheridan Road Magazine / April 2011
Filed under: General, Fashion, Beauty
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:38 pm

Photography - Gina Uhlmann, ginauhlmann.com
Make-Up - James Burns, jamesburnsmakeup.com
Hair - Jean Sweet, jeansweet.com
Styling - Patric Chauvez, Artists by Timothy Priano
Models -
Isabella Farrell & Mary Pierce - Factor Women

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
04/24/11
Ashlyn at 14
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 11:31 am

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
02/20/11
Florabella Collection
Filed under: General, Still Life
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:46 am

I was so happy to be able to test the new Florabella Collection textures and actions before their release, and although the work that I usually show is fashion related, I do carry a camera with me everywhere and shoot whatever catches my eye. Most of the textures that I tested from the new Textures III release were from those catch as catch can photographs.
Shana Rae is the woman behind the Florabella Collections and in addition to her extraordinary talents for actions and textures, she is also a very gifted photographer. Be sure to stop by and look at her photographs.

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
12/24/10
Happy Holidays
Filed under: General, Fashion, Beauty
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 4:19 pm

Happy Holidays to all & thank you for a wonderful year!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
12/09/10
A Holiday Print Giveaway Contest!
Filed under: General, Contest, Ballet / Dance, Fashion, Beauty
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 11:32 am

Contest Has Ended.
Congratulations to Lisa Tatosian
Who chose Gazing!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

20 comments
11/09/10
Focus
Filed under: General, Fashion, Beauty
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 11:01 am

Behind the scenes with Michael & Michael at Fashion Focus.

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
10/04/10
Hope With A Dash Of Fashion
Filed under: General, Fashion, Beauty
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 6:40 pm

Behind the scenes with Michael & Michael for The Children’s Service Board 55th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show.

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

3 comments
09/30/10
My Friend
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 12:00 pm

My friend, wow, what a year she has had.
I mean the kind of year that would put most of us under the covers never to come out again, (well maybe I should just speak for myself here)!
But she has faced each challenging moment with grace and growth.
I wanted to do something special for her for her birthday, and
it was wonderful to be able to photograph her while she danced.

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

6 comments
09/19/10
Oxymoron
Filed under: General, Ballet / Dance, Portrait
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 12:29 pm

I am such a romantic at heart. Combine that with 15 years of dance, and I feel as though it all leads me to find the grace in a movement. A beautiful song or a sunny day can send a pas de deux to my toes. It just naturally follows that I absolutely love shooting fashion; beautiful people, doing beautiful things, wearing beautiful clothes, in beautiful locations, I get lost in it all.

There is however another side, a side that can lift me up off of my seat, cheering, hugging strangers, high fiving, and oh yes, I will shout at the officials and the coaches if need be! I am obsessed with sports.

There, I said it!

I am one of five children, and was the first girl after two boys.
My dad didn’t see any reason to treat me differently than my brothers,
and I was just happy to hang out with him,
so off to the baseball/hockey/football games we went!

I do manage to keep myself together on set when I shoot sports stars,
but there are moments before and after the shoot,
where privately, I fall to my knees and squeal!

Gotta go, the game’s on!!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
08/29/10
Alana
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:29 am

A lovely day with the lovely Alana.

Alana
Makeup - James Burns
Hair - Carley Martin - Artists By Timothy Priano
Wardrobe - Koros

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
08/06/10
Behind The Scenes
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:37 am

Behind the scenes for the Michael & Michael, Carolina Herrera / Saks Fifth Avenue Show

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

2 comments
07/17/10
Noir
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 9:52 pm

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
07/16/10
Five For Fighting
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:01 pm

Five For Fighting, John Ondrasik

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
05/25/10
La Bella
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:55 am

*Another Update!
Bella was just booked to model for Abercrombie & Fitch!
*UPDATE
Bella just returned from a Seventeen Magazine shoot in NYC.
She also recorded a song that you can listen to here
She sings, she dances, she acts, she models.
I am so excited to see what the future holds for her!

Isabella Farell - Factor Women
Ian Forrest
Makeup - James Burns
Hair - Cathleen Healy - Artists By Timothy Priano
Stylist - Patric Chauvez - Artists By Timothy Priano
Wardrobe - Koros

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

2 comments
05/15/10
Everything Is Beautiful At The Ballet
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:09 am

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)
05/12/10
Waiting to Exhale
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 1:27 pm

I’m not kidding when I say that I feel as if I’m holding my breath while I wait for spring.
When those first tiny buds appear on the trees and bushes,
I can finally exhale and start to breathe again.
When the flowers begin to bloom, I start uncontrollably throwing around words like miraculous, ravishing, gorgeous, stunning & dreamy!
On May Day, I  play “The Lusty Month of May” from Camelot, over and over at top volume until all of the dogs in the neighborhood are howling.
Just like nature, every single year, I am brought back to life.  

Most of the images above were post-processed with the amazing Flora Bella Collection actions.

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

2 comments
05/10/10
Lala Land
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 7:06 am

Perfect light in a perfect place,
grab my nieces,
change their clothes,
and let it fly!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
02/24/10
It Girl
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:56 am

I was fortunate to be taking my mom sabbatical
from commercial photography when shooting models
as if they were mannequins, was literally and figuratively in vogue.
Blank faces and empty eyes have never held any appeal to me.

When you take a picture of someone,
you are asking them to give you a piece of their soul.
I want to see what they are feeling behind their eyes.
When they are willing to share that with you,
you just can’t help but care about them.

Every once in awhile, someone comes along who has something more.
You sense them before you see them,
they change the energy in the room.
It is something that you can’t describe, and “it” is the “IT” factor.
Having someone with “IT”, in front of my camera
is one of my greatest joys,
I am completely 100% in the moment,
and the rest of the world disappears.

I used to have to have an assistant stand behind me “just in case”,
when I was shooting with one particular male model.
When I would ask him to look into the camera and stare me down,
my legs would buckle beneath me!

Recently I have been lucky enough to shoot
with an incredibly special “IT” girl.
She is a sixteen-year-old student at a high school of performing arts,
is a talented ballerina and actress, and just plain has it.
I have shot with her for a client a few times,
and plan to do a test shoot with all of the bells and whistles soon.
Even at 5’7”,  she could still be a successful model,
and if she really goes for it and works for it,
she will be a tremendously successful actress.

This is Isabella. Watch for her!

*UPDATE
Bella just returned from a Seventeen Magazine shoot in NYC.
She also recorded a song that you can listen to here
She sings, she dances, she acts, she models.
I am so excited to see what the future holds for her!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

3 comments
02/03/10
About-Face or How To Help Haiti From Home
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 10:54 am

It really is extraordinary how social media has changed most of our lives.
Through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, blogs and more,
we are connecting and sharing in a way that we could have never imagined.
I sometimes think of it as a springboard that has come from those musings that we have while we’re in the shower, the thoughts that have never before been given a voice!

In one day, I can connect with an old friend,
make a business connection, read a beautiful quote,
look at a painting from a master artist, and in the next click
see a picture of what an acquaintance had for lunch,
The list is endless, and certainly runs from the banal to the sublime.

At it’s very best, it does some good in the world.
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti,
I wondered what I could do from here, and while browsing
through Flickr, I saw that Andrew Newson had a group called
Charity Print Auctions, “A group dedicated to raising money for charities, and in particular, natural disasters like the recent earthquake in Haiti.”
I thought, I can do that! I can do that without a budget, or committees,
or without planning. I can just sit down at my computer,
and start a page on Facebook to raise money for Haiti relief.

Art Auction For Haiti, is now in it’s third week,
and has raised over $12,000 in that short time!
Although I may have started the page,
I couldn’t have done it without the generous donations from artists,
bidders, and champions of the cause.
I thank all who have participated in one way or another,
and I thank social media for making it possible!

These are a handful of the donated images.


**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

11 comments
12/22/09
Happy Holidays!
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 3:56 pm

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
11/28/09
Recent Obsessions
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 11:54 am

I have two recent obsessions.
Could it be a case of OCD?
Perhaps it’s hyperfocus due to a virulent form of ADD?
I just don’t know.
What I do know is that one obsession is feeding the other!

It started with Flicker, an online site consisting mostly of photographers,
the majority of whom openly share their work with the community.
My next post will be more about this amazing group.

This post is about the wonderful things that have I seen on Flicker that
have inspired me to dig much deeper into the endless well of Photoshop.
Hundreds of tutorials, all in a quest to figure out,
“How did they do that?”
There are many different ways to create identical effects in Photoshop,
All that is EXCEPT for beautiful magazine skin.

In the spirit of sharing, which I will also talk more about in my next blog,
here is a link to the absolute best tutorial that I have found on beauty retouching.
(P.S., and by the way, I skip the paint smoothing and dodging layers,
I find that they they are unnecessary in my photos.)

I have been playing with textures and overlays &
below are some of the fruits of my happy labors!


**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

2 comments
10/03/09
A Little Twisted
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 1:30 pm

I just can’t help myself sometimes!
My youngest son is in 7th grade this year,
and this is the year that many of his friends are
celebrating their Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s.
Couldn’t I just buy a a card to give to these kids
with a check inside? Of course not!
Instead I found this amazing scan of a cancelled
letter from Tel Aviv that is dated 1949.

I added text with two fonts, JaneAusten & Saeculum,
printed it out on a mat finish paper, soaked the whole thing in coffee,
and turned it into an envelope.
Voila! The finished piece below!



**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

7 comments
09/10/09
Farewell to Summer
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:43 am

The boys started back to school today, which in my mind makes it officially the end of summer.
One of the places where we can escape the city is in South Haven,
so I am posting some photo reminders for myself to sidestep winter when it comes, and for you to enjoy!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

9 comments
08/28/09
Michael & Michael
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:23 am

Years ago I did a shoot for Vidal Sassoon.
Before I could work for them, they insisted that I have my hair cut by them so that I would understand the Sassoon philosophy.
Ah well, you do what you have to do!
The lead stylist in America cut my hair,
and it was truly the most amazing haircut that I have ever had………until now.
I don’t express my creative side through trend-setting hair,
I don’t have any body piercings or tattos.
I just want a beautifully cut, easy to style haircut.
During a recent shoot, the great hair and make-up artist Cathleen Healy, who’s hair is always enviable, set up an appointment for me with her stylist Michael Jacobson, of Michael and Michael Salon.
Michael Jacobson is the owner/stylist, and partner Michael Crowley commands the business end.
While the VS salons leaned towards stark,
the Michael and Michael salon is warm, welcoming and beautiful.
And the light, oh the light in the salon, I could just move right in!
The haircut you may ask? Beyond what I could have hoped for.
Michael and I talked about shooting together,
and below are a handful of some of the photos from our first session.


**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

6 comments
07/30/09
Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:23 am

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

1 comment
07/20/09
Shoes
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 8:23 am

This may be a little off subject,
but can we please talk about how fabulous the shoes are this season?
Better yet, let’s let the shoes speak for themselves!

Must add one more pair……As Rachel Zoe would say, “I die”!!!

 

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

5 comments
07/04/09
4th of July, 2009
Filed under: General
Posted by: Gina Uhlmann @ 11:23 pm
Happy 4th of July!

**COMMENTS ARE MODERATED**

comments (0)