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Behind the scenes 

About

Creating under VIAMARIE  (aka Via Marie Studios) since 2000

Photographer/Director/Producer 

 

Equipment: Leica, Hasselblad, Pentax, Nikon 

MakeUp & Hair Artist (CA licensed since 1994)

Pin Up/Retro & Fetish Wardrobe Styling    

   

  Music/Video Production/Film 

Bio

 I am a Vietnamese-American self taught photographer born in Nha Trang, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. My father was a drafted solder from Los Angeles who met and fell in love with my mother. My sister and I were born and he move us back to CA in1972 where I grew up most of my life.

 

 Mesmerized by old Hollywood movies, music videos and fashion magazines since I was a little girl, I was known as the "Artist" throughout school. Raised in a strict household, to be seen and not heard, I found myself emerged in the new Goth, New Wave and Punk scene of the early 80's which enabled me to find my voice and expression through my own unique style. I new what I wanted to do and soon I started out as a makeup and hair artist with the intentions of working on film and print.  

 

 After moving to Salt Lake City in the mid 90's I turned my focus on producing my own shoots. I was mentored by a two photographers that I worked with as a MUAH who wanted to help me pursue my own visions of glamour meets fetish. Soon enough, I became known as a one woman army doing it all from the set, makeup, hair, wardrobe and photography. I was recognized for my Pinup work and was one of the first websites of Pinup and Fetish photography out there during the time when the internet was still new and MySpace was just barely booming.

 

After 20 years, I've carried a large body of work left mostly unseen. My work has been seen and published in calendars, coffee table books, magazines, TV shows and music videos.  Clients throughout the years span from a wide range of celebrities, pinup models, rockstars, companies such as Sony Japan and even had the First Lady Laura Bush request for me to do her makeup. I'm still looking to exhibit my work and continue to explore and expand my portfolio.

 

 Join me today on celebrating 20yrs of VIAMARIE and visit the online shop. Want to book a private shoot or have any questions on merch or licensing info, please send me a message and let's talk. email

 

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