originally met Sandy Freeman (the model) at an auto
dealership in a Chicago suburb. I thought she would be a
terrific model, and asked her to call me. She never called,
but months later she got established on her own, and became
one of Chicago's busiest models.
This was to be a
black & white newspaper ad for makeup.
I built a wooden
frame, and lined it with heavy gauge black plastic, and
filled it with water. Sandy took her position . and makeup
components were placed in front of her. A soft light was
directed through an overhead silk. A grid spot illuminated
Sandy's hair. An optical spotlight was directed through a
cardboard cutout to bring emphasis to her eyes. Reflectors
were placed strategically to help light the makeup
The young woman you
see to Sandy"s right is Marie Anderson-Boyd. Marie ran my
office. She has since written the best book on modeling that
I have seen: Model (2nd edition: fall 1997). Marie is also
the co-owner of Aria Model Agency, Chicago.