I love posing for pictures. I have for as long as I can remember.
Working as an actor, model, and spokesperson, I have had the opportunity to be photographed a lot throughout my life. As such, I have had the chance to work with a great number of photographers.
Recently I had some new character shots done by a fantastic photographer – Jim Pierce of Downtown Photo in Crystal Lake, in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
I’ve worked with Jim before and have always been pleased with the results.
I recall when I was a teenager, I thought 35 was old. I didn’t even think of it as middle aged; I thought of it as old.
As painful as it is to admit, I am now a day or two past 35. I’ll even admit to being a hair past 36. LOL
Seriously though, I don’t have the pretty long hair that used to flow down my back. And, there are a few more wrinkles around my eyes.
But for the most part, I’m pretty happy with how I look these days, and I wanted to capture that magic.
So, I turned to Downtown Photo. And I’m pleased to share the results.
I have always had a very unique sense of style. This is a look that sums up my fashion style. Although my fame may not be on the level of being a household name, I tend to dress like I should be.
As a kid, I loved boxing movies. I was enthralled by the physiques of guys like Sylvester Stallone, Mr. T, Carl Weathers, and Dolph Lundgren. That’s the kind of body I wanted to grow up to have. I’m not Stallone – but I think I can pull off the look of a boxer (not nearly to his degree, but respectably – at least as good as Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man I would say).
In the music scene, I’m most known for my PR and marketing work. I currently handle clients like Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses fame and The Zeros who are getting set for a reunion tour. In the past I contributed to the marketing of Extreme, Soundgarden, Crowbar, Bryan Adams, Janet Jackson, and Sting. But I have had some success as a singer myself. I guess at the end of the day, at least I look the part.
Everyone is sexy in their own way. And, everyone likes to feel sexy when they get the chance. At least, I do. So why not share that vibe?
So, what do you think? Did Jim achieve the goal of making a middle-aged man look sexy?
Jim is great to work with. I tell him what I want to achieve, and then we work together to accomplish it.
If you’re interested in getting some great photos done, contact Jim Pierce at Downtown Photo. You’ll be glad you did.
Peace. Love. Trust.
Rikki Lee Travolta
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