The Glamorous Rebel

I have  a special place in my heart for Vicki Valencourt, she remains the inspiration for the current phase in my work where I push against everything I consider safe and simply shoot women in their raw glory. her natural energy is something of the dreams, fairly soft spoken and rarely caught in an awkward moment. She reminds me of the female version of Mr. Dos Equis… too cool for words. Her ovular facial structure and dreamy eyes remind me of an ear long since past, reminiscent of the Miles Davis and Perry Como tunes that sauntered throughout the airways of my childhood.

On a chilly spring day, I caught a flight to Chicago with the idea fresh in my mind. For this Session we teamed up with Tinaya Weems, who is one of the most dynamic makeup + hair combinations that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Her speed and complexity make her a serious talent to be looked out for in the days to come. She was even kind enough to take us through a behind the scenes blog on how to get the GLAM look for this spring (which you can view HERE)

Enjoy the moments we’re sharing with you. moments with THE GLAMOROUS REBEL

Photography: Andrew Thomas Clifton

Makeup Artist: Tinaya Weems

Model: Vicki Valencourt

Accessories: LLF Jewelry

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Author: Andrew Thomas Clifton

Andrew Thomas Clifton served as the Photography Director at KISS Magazine from 2008-2012. He is a Chicago based fine art photojournalist and author whose clients include President Barack Obama, Pepsi, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Ebony Magazine.

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