“From the kiss in your hotel room in Los Angeles, the first night, I knew I would marry you… You’re my partner in crime, my reason to be my sloppy self… You love my crazy family and accept my white trashiness. You’re the perfect woman for me and I thank God everyday he blessed me with you.” - Carey Hart
❤ @hartluck & @Pink #Truelove
Set 2 - @Pink enjoying herself at the #ArmaniPrive #FW2014 Giorgio Armani Prive Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France
@Pink enjoying herself at the #ArmaniPrive #FW2014 Giorgio Armani Prive Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France
Watch @RealLindaPerry’s interview with @kingsthings Linda talks about previously working with @Pink & being open to work w//her again. #LarryKingLive
@Pink by Stuart Walmsley
"Pretty enough in Pink"
If you’ve managed to rebrand a colour, then you must be pretty famous.
Last Thursday I had to make a portrait of pop star Pink, who even I know is kind of a big deal. Perhaps not in my music world, but album sales of more than 45 million commands at least a bit of respect.
When you know your image is pencilled in near the front of the book (tomorrow’s newspaper) the pressure is always on to produce something deserving of that page.
When your image is of someone famous, you also know you’re only going to have five minutes, probably in a shitty location, with a largely disinterested subject.
In these situations it pays to turn up early, scout the location, try unsuccessfully to convince the public relations person to do something different and generally be as prepared as you can. But there’s always a curve ball.
I turned up for this shoot half an hour early and was shown a tiny hotel room where I was to produce the portrait. I pushed for somewhere else, but the suggestion was flatly refused.
I contemplated shooting into the light, but it was super bright outside and the glass was filthy, and with the tiny room it would have been impossible to stop my flashes reflecting in the window.
This left the bed. With the curtains closed, at least I could control the light, and hopefully build up enough rapport in the few minutes to convince her to lie down and look a little playful or seductive.
With about five minutes until Pink arrived, two guys I’ve never seen before entered the tiny space and start silently setting up their own lighting and video equipment. WTF!
Turns out their also from News Ltd and we have five minutes in total for stills AND video.
At this point I had to dig my heels in and insist in going first, trying my best to push all their equipment out of shot.
Pink entered the caustic atmosphere (on time, remarkably), took one look at the bed, and said; “I’m not lying on that.”
“Jesus, this is going well,” I thought.
Usually I try and at least make a bit of smalltalk with my subjects, even of they have sat for 1000 portraits, just out of basic human courtesy.
Demonstrating you’re not a total prick and have some level of composure can go a long way. It might mean a couple of extra minutes, and actually getting a decent image.
But not in this situation. With two video guys and two PR peeps breathing down my neck, I knew I only had a few minutes.
I said to Pink; “Well, will you sit on the bed? As you can see, there’s really not much else we can do in here.”
She agreed, and behind her I had a red gelled flash firing on to the wall to try and make the background look a bit less (or perhaps more) like a cheap hotel. I only had room for one umbrella flash to my left as the key light.
I took a few shots to test the lighting and the images looked – well – horrible. The light was OK, but Pink’s skin tones were anything but. She looked like a poster girl for anemia.
I was using my new Nikon D4, but this was my first encounter with the horrible skin tones it can produce in certain lighting set ups. I had used it on outdoor jobs, but a quick switch to the more familiar territory of the D3s was clearly required, wasting another precious 30 seconds.
I could feel the cavalry on my flanks already closing in, so I just resorted to saying; “OK, give me something fun,” while cringing at myself.
Respect to Pink – she actually gave me some decent expressions – spurred on by my noises of positive reinforcement. Four shots later I was just about to suggest another pose and the PR peeps moved in.
The video guys, spotting their opportunity, swung in to action and I knew it was over.
I thanked Pink for our brief encounter and quickly faded out of her existence. I knew I had something useable, but was already preparing for the inevitable ‘what about the other shots?’ question from the picture desk.
The image ran page three in the early edition of Friday’s Herald Sun, before it was replaced by something fresher (and less anemic) from her Thursday night Melbourne gig in later editions.
But, all things considered, that’s a decent result.
@Pink attends @fertileaction’s event on Women’s Health Issues in Malibu this past Saturday. P!nk was awarded the Visionary Award at the event for her philanthropic leadership on women’s health issues.
A few weeks back, Pink posted a cryptic pregnancy tweet, leaving fans wondering if the singer was expecting a second child.
The tweet said, “I love every time I find a box of Girl Scout cookies, I’m pregnant. Guilty. I’m having a thin mint.”
When “Extra’s” Terri Seymour asked Pink about it at a Fertile Action event in L.A., she replied, “tweeting is very impulsive,” adding, “it can cause some problems.”
While she didn’t exactly clear up the rumors, she did revealed that Willow may not make the best big sister.
“I think she really enjoys being the center of attention… I see siblings that are kind of violent toward their younger ones, and I feel like that might be the way she goes with it.”
Pink says Willow takes after her dad, Carey Hart. “She’s a maniac, she’s an absolute maniac which is all her dad’s fault. I am physical, but I’m cautiously physically. Carey is reckless and Willow is taking after him.”
The Grammy winner also said that outside of work, life is pretty normal. She described herself as a homebody who enjoys gardening, adding, “I’m learning how to make homemade popsicles at the moment.”
As for her work with Fertile Action, helping women touched by cancer preserve their fertility, Pink said, “My family is my anchor, I think everybody should have that opportunity if they so choose.”
She also paid tribute to the woman she credits with saving her life two years ago, Dr. Maggie DiNome.
"No one could figure out what was wrong with me, and she figured it out in a day," Pink said of the Chief of General Surgery at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica.
It turns out the mysterious pain Pink was having was her gallbladder, which has since been removed.
Watch Video Here:
Tune into Extra tonight at 7pm ET for more with Terri Seymour & P!nk from the Fertile Action Oncobump Event held this past Saturday.
@Pink YOU are Awesomesauce! #oncobump #encouraging
Fertile Action To Launch First Of Its Kind Medical Cooperative In Los Angeles Helping Cancer Survivors Become Mothers
Multi-Platinum Artist Alecia “P!nk” Moore To Be Honored At Private Luncheon
Los Angeles - Leading cancer specialists Dr. Maggie DiNome, Dr. Jamie Shamonki and Fertile Action are joining forces to launch the Los Angeles Oncofertility Network (LAON), the first of its kind medical cooperative, to help cancer survivors become mothers. LAON will connect cancer patients faced treatment-induced infertility to time-sensitive community resources and help them achieve their dream of becoming a parent after surviving cancer. The team will launch LAON at an intimate event in Malibu this weekend where Fertile Action will also honor Alecia “P!nk” Moore with its Visionary Award for her commitment to women’s health issues.
“P!nk embodies the spirit of our Visionary Award, and has been an incredible role model, shining light on important women’s health issues,” said Fertile Action Founder and President, and California Cryobank Government Affairs Liaison, Alice Crisci. She encourages young women to speak their minds and follow their hearts and is the perfect recipient for our 2014 Visionary Award. All women should have the right to become mothers regardless of their medical or financial history, and we are proud to help show them the path through our groundbreaking new medical cooperative.”
Read press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11913866.htm