30 seconds of TV fame
Posted by admin in Wounded Warrior Project on 21-01-2009
3750 calendars were put on a truck today. This truck is leaving from Billings, Montana to go to Texas. From Texas these calendars will get shipped to Iraq and Afghanistan and eventually find their way to the troops on the front of the lines.
This shipment is the first of four shipments going out in the next four weeks. This brings the total Girls of Brazil 2009 calendars donated to the troop at 20,000.
Posted by admin in Swimsuit Calendar on 19-01-2009
It has been a crazy time the past months in Floripa. My project was scheduled to start in November. But during November then the region suffered epic flooding. It literrally had rained everyday for months. And unfortunately 128 died as a result of the flooding problems.
By the time the island cleared then it was approaching the Christmas Holiday and New Years. I was able to squeeze in one model shooting. Then my camera broke.
Breaking a high end camera in Brazil is not a good thing to happen. Actually it is a Canon 40D and in the states then this camera is $800 but here you cant even find a store that carries it.
So I had to order a replacement from the States. The Canon 40D arrived here yesterday and I am now getting ready to start up shooting again – woohoo!.
I expect to shoot about 20 models in the next two months. I will be posting sample pics to the main website. I hope you enjoy and also let me know if any particular photo is your favorite.
Tchau from Floripa
Jennifer Hayes & Jeremiah Thompson,
the photography was very excellent. I am currently just about finished
my tour in Iraq however; the shipment of calendars are being passed off
to the Company Commanders to hand out to Soldiers. I am going to try to
have a/or picture(s) taken of the calendars with a Soldier or couple of
Soldiers if possible to send to your organization as a small token of
Private First Class Lucas, Gene
United States Army
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brazilian Vacation Dreams Come True for Missoula, Montana-Based Photographer
“Girls of Brazil 2009 Swimsuit Calendar” makes big waves in world of amateur photography
MISSOULA, Mont., Aug. 15, 2008 — Last year, the famously exotic, culture-rich country of Brazil welcomed over 5 million visitors to its homeland. Some came for the sun and the beach. Others came to indulge in Brazil’s ecotourism or its numerous adventure-based sports. Many more traveled there for industry fairs, conferences and conventions.
However, one American amateur photographer — a former “dotcommer” — went to Brazil for the girls … or, rather, to follow his dream of photographing beautiful women and making a name for himself as a professional swimsuit photographer. Jeremiah Thompson of Missoula, Mont., has just released the fruit of his vacation “fun” in the form of the “Girls of Brazil 2009 Swimsuit Calendar,” which is now available online at http://girlsofbrazilcalendar.com .
“Many men dream of being a professional swimsuit photographer, but my dream was much more than that,” Thompson says. “This project, called ‘The Girls of Florianopolis’ — so named for the beach town that was home to these breathtakingly beautiful women — took a life of its own and is very, very real. I simply took a vacation down there, started taking pictures of women who just loved and wanted to be photographed for free, and the result is this amazing calendar of the most gorgeous women in the world.”
A photographic debut of sorts, Thompson’s “Girls of Brazil 2009” calendar is packed with 15 models who are local to Florianopolis, the capital city of the Santa Caterina State in Southern Brazil. Within the calendar, each featured spread reflects the models’ unique styles and moods — playful, seductive, thoughtful and more — that combine to create a calendar bursting with energy, emotion and serious sex appeal.
Among the surf and sand, the girls sport their own bikinis in most cases, although Thompson bought a few swimsuits for the shoot, giving them as gifts to several of his models. It was this bikini shopping and photographing of such exquisite beauty that made Thompson wake up and realize this life, at least for him, wasn’t such a dream but the real deal.
“I believe people should follow their dreams, and this project was so successful that it was a reality check of sorts in terms of what one can achieve,” Thompson states. “I shot this entire calendar with simple but classic gear – a Canon 40D, plus a Canon lens and some flash equipment. I didn’t use any crew, lighting reflectors or others kinds of support that professionals typically use.”
“I did solicit the help of Mother Nature … incredible sunrises and sunsets lit my ‘stage,’” Thompson continues. “The results were simply amazing, and a true show of what I’ve been able to do with my talent for scouting out the women, taking advantage of Brazil’s natural environs, and using my camera to its fullest potential.”
For more information, visit http://girlsofbrazilcalendar.com/.