Harley Davidson Shoot
The Day of the Shoot
I want to share with you the story of how I got to be the "Fix E'r Up" pin-up girl. It still kind of makes me laugh.
When I lived on the east coast I put on a "little" weight, therefor I wasn't doing much work when I got home. Then out of the blue one day a local photographer in Denver, Larry George, whom I had know since childhood called me and these were his words, " Hey, a buddy of mine is doing a photo shoot and he needs a pin up girl to pose next to a motorcycle. Since your a little "thicker" now I was wondering if you wanted to do it? There is no pay but he is going to paint the picture and you get a copy."
"Hell, why not ?" I thought. Sounds fun.
This seriously had to be one, if not, the shortest shoots I ever did in my life. We did the photos right outside of the Harley Bike Shop off Colfax and W I70 here in Colorado. I did the hair and make-up myself and it really did take longer to do than photo shoot itself. This shoot was totally short but it was absolutely exhausting. They had me sitting on this bike holding myself in the weirdest positions. At times my body was shaking from muscle strain. I felt like one of those models on T.V. being put through the most ridiculous things and trying to look good while doing it. Thank goodness it didn't take more than an hour. I think it was just what David (the artist) was looking for. He was kind enough to give me a copy of the painting which was more than anyone could ask for since it is an extremely limited addition collectors print. A print that would come to be his fastest selling painting ever. It has now been feature on parking signs, playing cards, and soon a one year calender staring none other than me as the month of March. He also has a replica of the painting framed on the side of his building right down from where the photo shoot was held. It's massive if your ever over that way.
I'm the Harley Davidson Fix Er' Up girl.
I am on the side of artist David Uhl's art gallery in Golden Colorado. Soo Sweet!
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