Bill Tracy's T-Shirt Models
Model: Andrea Leipow :: Photographer: Bill Tracy
I found Bill Tracy on Model Mayhem, a new website already ranking 6000 something at Alexa. Bill is a New Jersey photographer working in Montague. MM is designed like a Friendster or MySpace type of interactive site. But it's only open to models, photographers and wardrobe people, amateur and professional. The caliber of the listings are good to great, enabling models and photogs to hook up without the need for the middle man, i.e. modeling agencies. In other words, the Ford and Elite of this world, like network TV before it, should pay attention. No Mo Mega Pimp Corp!
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art in New York) is hosting an exhibition entitled SAFE: Design Takes On Risk. Lü magazine was initially contacted by someone at MoMa expressing interest in using the images of Louis Vuitton SARS masks that appear on this website, but then decided not to use them, probably once they realized they were parody, not the real deal. Our invitation to the reception subsequently got lost in the mail. Go figure... Folks at MoMa can be so... oh... 'affected'?
Then a few days later I saw Bill's
picture, which I later discovered, while asking him for the OK to repost
it here, he's taken it to a whole new level. He also designed the shirt
(and cute panties) Sells them online using CafePress:
And he's also started a web service
where other t-shirt designers can rent-a-model for a day:
$75 an hour for t-shirts and any other
non-revealing type of clothing. $150 an hour for anything revealing, such
as thongs and lingerie. Some models may require a 3 hour minimum for these
shoots. Bill emails small proofs, then uploads hi-resolution images and
emails you the link, or mails you a CD.
Yes, Bill provides his shirts on organic
cotton and uses a printing process called die sublimation rather than silk
screening plastification. Eric Henry of Rehance at TSDesigns writes:
419 Trenton Avenue
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