I used to post something to My Model Wish List once a week, but I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to keep up with it. Anyway, the person being added to the list this week is the beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti. She's been in numerous publications such like Vogue and Esquire and was featured in Playboy France back in 2009 and is currently in the June/July Issue of Playboy US.
The latest addition to My Model Wish List is French model Constance Jablonski. Since starting her modeling career in 2006 she's done campaigns for Victoria's Secret, Estée Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Gap, Calvin Klein, Barney's, Nine West, and many more major fashion brands. She's also been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, V, and Revue de Modes.
It's been awhile since I've posted anything on the blog, I've been out of town working for the past few weeks and will post something about that soon. In the meantime I wanted to add the beautiful and talented Indian born model, actress, chef, author and television host Padma Lakshmi to My Model Wish List. At 43 years of age, she's smoking hot and is keeping busy writing cookbooks while at the same time hosting Top Chef and modeling for ad campaigns. Being from India she has the exotic look and being a polyglot (she speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi) adds to her sex appeal, on top of that she doesn't try to cover up her scar which gives her the bad ass element as well. She's been featured in publications like Playboy and shot with top photographers like Helmut Newton. Padma has always been on my model wish list and will hopefully be someone I can photograph at some point in time.
I've been really busy traveling a lot lately and haven't had a chance to post anything over the past month. I'm currently in Argentina and will be here for a few weeks. Since I'm here I thought I should add an Argentinian model to My Model Wish List. I was browsing through some Argentina based modeling agencies and stumbled upon Mia Flores Piran on the Civiles site. I don't know if I'll have be able to schedule a shoot with her, but I do have some friends that work for the agency so you never know. I do have a few shoots scheduled while I'm here and I will post those when I can.
Mona Johannsesson is a Swedish model that I wasn't too familiar with, but stumbled upon her this morning while looking for new models to add to My Model Wish List. She's done a lot of work for Vogue, JC Penny, J. Crew and other brands. I think she looks amazing and would love to have an opportunity to work with her someday.
Today I'm adding the beautiful Ukranian born actress/model Mila Kunis to My Model Wish List. She first came into the spotlight while playing the role of Jackie Burkart on the television series "That '70s Show" alongside fellow actors Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Prepon. Since then she has been the voice of Meg Griffen on "Family Guy" appeared in movies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Max Payne, Friends With Benefits, and the prequel to the Wizard of Oz Oz The Great and Powerful. Aside from her acting gig, she's graced the covers magazines like GQ, Allure, Harper Bazaar, Stuff, and was Esquire Magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2012.
It's 1:05AM and I'm currently in Santa Monica, CA trying to get some sleep because I have a long day of shooting in downtown LA tomorrow for Arsenic Magazine. Due to the extremely loud shitty trance music that's blasting through the walls right now, I don't think I'll be sleeping anytime soon so I thought I'd add a new addition to My Model Wish List since it's been over 2 weeks since my post about Emmanuella Chriqui. The beautiful Minka Kelly is on my radar right now. Yu Tsai shot her for Esquire Magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2010 and 3 years later she's still pretty damn sexy.
The beautiful Canadian born actress and model Emmanuelle Chriqui is today's addition to My Model Wish List. She's been acting since she was a kid, but really jumped into fame when she played Sloan McQuewick in the HBO series Entourage. She's gorgeous and I want to work with her.
Gabriella is another model that I've worked with on a few occasions, but she's such a fantastic model and friend that she has a permanent place on My Model Wish List. I first met her back in April of 2011 and at that point she was the third model I had ever shot. She's based in Budapest, Hungary, but works all over the world and recently appeared on the Playboy website. I always look forward to seeing her new photo sets and can't wait to work with her again. If you're on Facebook you can follow her at www.facebook.com/GabriellaTheModel. I'm hoping to work with her and Katey, another Budapest based model on My Model Wish List, sometime early next year.
Here is some of my past work with Gabriella www.steveslefteye.com/#/gabriella
Olivia Wilde . . . is HOT! Whether you're a guy or girl, photographer or not, I think everyone would want to take pictures of Olivia, which gives her all the more reason to be on My Model Wish List . I know I had seen her before she appeared on House, M.D. but it wasn't until she was on the show that I really began to take notice. She's graced the pages of GQ, Maxim, Cosmo, Glamour and many other publications. I don't really think any of the photographers she's worked with (that I have seen) have done her justice, she actually looks better in all the random natural snapshots I've seen of her. I think the photographers she's shot with have fallen back on bad habits of over editing instead of just capturing her natural good looks. I hope I'll somehow get a chance to shoot with her, even if that were to happen, she would still remain on My Model Wish List.
Even though I've shot with Alysha Nett before she's still on My Model Wish List. Alysha is an amazing model and an all around awesome person. Her hard work and drive are extremely inspiring to models and photographers alike. She has had great success and has built a huge following due to her dedicated work ethic. Her career continues to flourish through both her ability to be a professional hard working model, as well as her social networking skills. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. To see a few of the shots from our session at the Roosevelt in Hollywood back in September of 2011 click here.
Sasha Grey . . . she's different from the other girls you'll find in My Model Wish List. I've done shoots with a Playboy model, a Penthouse model and a European porn star before, so shooting someone from that industry wouldn't necessarily be something new for me, but there's something that sets Sasha apart from those other models. It's probably because she seems like a bad ass that just doesn't give a fuck about what you think and there's something really sexy about that, not to mention she's extremely intellectual and well spoken which makes her that much more attractive. Awhile back she released her own book titled Neü Sex in which she gets behind the camera and documents her own life, I haven't checked it out yet, but I am interested in picking up a copy.
Sasha, if you stumble upon this post and want to shoot, send me an e-mail!
The model I'm adding today to My Model Wish List is Karolina Wydra. Karonlina is a Polish model/actress that was most recently seen portraying a vampire named Violet on Season 6 of True Blood and has been on the show House, M.D. as Hugh Laurie's wife Dominika Petrova, and playing Dr. Katya Petrovna in the movie Europa Report. I haven't had the chance to work with a Polish model yet so maybe I'll get lucky and get to work with her.
Yesterday I started a new blog series called "Music of the Moment" and today I'm starting "My Model Wish List" which will show models I've met or stumbled upon online that I would really like to work with. Kicking off this series is the beautiful Katey, an incredible model from Budapest, Hungary that I've been wanting to work with for quite awhile. I was first introduced to Katey through Gabriella, another amazing Hungarian model that I've worked with a few times and have become good friends with. If you have a moment you should follow Gabriella on Facebook, Model Mayhem and her website to get updates on where she's working in case you'd like to shoot with her.
Katey and I have been talking for quite some time about trying to shoot. I've actually been wanting to go to Budapest to shoot with her and Gabriella and to learn a thing or two from some of the amazing photographers (Norbert Baksa and Peter Juhasz) they work with in Europe. Aside from that I've been wanting to do a road trip through Eastern Europe to check out all the historical sites, especially Castle Dracula in Transylvania. Anyway, Katey is trying to plan a trip to the US early next year. I think it would be a great opportunity for her and for any photographers wanting to work with a truly professional model. If you or anyone you know is interested you can check out her travel notice.
Samples of Katey's Work: