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Calvin Tran shirtless in black and white

Clothing designer Calvin Tran photographed in Chicago 1998 by http://www.jasonsmith.com

Clothing designer Calvin Tran photographed in Chicago 1998 by http://www.jasonsmith.com


Way back in 1998 I photographed Chicago clothing designer Calvin Tran with my old Mamiya RZ67 Pro II with the rare 6×6 Hasselblad-type back. I haven’t used that thing in years, but sometimes it’s fun to go back into the archives. Calvin is now infamous for his “Oh, here go hell come” line from Bravo TV’s “The Fashion Show.” Photos by JasonSmith.com

Faye Dunaway?

Is this Faye Dunaway? I photographed this woman at the premiere of

Is this Faye Dunaway? I photographed this woman at the premiere of “Every Little Step,” a documentary about “A Chorus Line” at the Paris Theater in New York April 13, 2009.

Here’s a bit from the Facebook thread:

Wow, Suzanne Vega has let herself GO.

No, I’m serious…who do you think this woman is?

She looks too good to be Faye Dunaway … said with love. SAID WITH LOVE!

that is not faye.

OK..my parents said she looks very much like her, but that she also looked too young to be her.

way too young!

This is definitely not Faye Dunaway. She looks like a theatre person I remember from the 1980s/90s, but can’t honestly think of her name.

Not Faye, alas.

I dunno… sure looks like her to me. I saw her on Grey’s Anatomy recently and I couldn’t get past those crazy cheekbones. These look like the ones I saw. But then who knows…

I think it is her. The relative shape of the front two teeth match another picture out there. So do the cheekbones and the slightly short left eyebrow. Having said this, blond hair suits her oh so much better!

Not her eyes.

Thanks everyone. I have submitted the photo to my agency and warned them to do a little checking on their end before releasing it as her. I’ll let you know what the professionals on the other side of the screen decide!

Doesn’t look like her to me. (The eyes are different.)

very close resemblance of her. Looks like her w/some great ‘work’ done (wink, wink)

she’s got the wintour hair. except it’s not blonde.

Not her. She lives in my neighborhood. She was blonde last time I saw her. She doesn’t smile. If she was screaming insane shit when you took this…I might say it was her.

Wow, Tim that is pretty awesome spy info there. Thanks!

Official word from the agency: It is not Faye Dunaway (but she sure looks like her). Thanks everyone!

“Rock of Ages” premiere

 

Michael Urie

Michael Urie

Rocco Dispirito

Rocco Dispirito

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski

Dee Snyder

Dee Snyder

Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson

Zac Efron was a big, fat no-show at the premiere of the “Rock of Ages” on Broadway April 7, 2009. I’m not going to even hide that I was disappointed. So I present you here with my favorites from the shoot. I’m going to have to get my hands on the box set of “Ugly Betty” as Michael Urie might be one of my all-time favorite red carpet photo subjects. It was also pretty cool to see chef Rocco Dispirito as I had seen his reality show “The Restaurant” and thought how cool New York looked when I was living in Chicago. And now here he was making eye contact with my camera. “30 Rock’s” Jane Krakowski was super cute and Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snyder did not disappoint with his presentation of devil horns and rocker face. Oh ya, James Franco was supposed to be there, too. I wonder if he and Zac decided to hang out together instead of attending! And doesn’t Patrick Wilson from “Watchmen” look exactly like Paul Newman? To license any of my images, contact the Everett Collection.

The bonus photo below is of my friend Jim Glaub of Art Meets Commerce. Jim was on hand to do some of the red carpet video interviews for his company that did a lot of the advertising development and publicity for the production.

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Justin Guarini at St. Mark’s Theatre

 

Justin Guarini

Justin Guarini

Justin Guarini

Justin Guarini

Justin Guarini

Justin Guarini

I admit it wasn’t as cool as a Joe Jonas sighting, but Justin Guarini of the first-season “American Idol” fame was fun to see at a cast photo call at Theater 80 on St. Mark’s in Manhattan March 23, 2009.

From the press release: Set in a Hoboken Circus during the Great Depression, “The Awakening of Angel DeLuna” weaves the enchanting tale of Angelina “Angel” DeLuna, a fallen trapeze star whose faith is tested when a mystical stranger comes to dismantle her beloved carousel. As Angel’s carousel world comes crashing down around her – the lives of the entire circus troupe are forever changed as together they learn what truly matters in life.

To license any of the images, contact the Everett Collection.

“Gossip Girl” Leighton Meester at Lady Footlocker

Leighton Meester stopped by Lady Footlocker in New York’s Herald Square March 7, 2009 to introduce a new shoe called the Top Down for Reebok. The photo crowd was insane and I’m pleased to have come away with some usable shots. It was a beautiful day in New York so the store was full. Thanks to Melissa Pardo from Footlocker for helping out with the arrangements. To license any of the images, please contact the Everett Collection.