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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jane Queen: Dangerously Dolly

Bold, striking and sexy, photographer Jane Queen’s alternative portraiture is a stylistic blend of gorgeous women, vivid tattoos and a modern approach to classic pinup

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Queen considers her team indispensable to her shooting process, as well. "My make-up artist Molly Walsh does a phenomenal job when she's on set, as well as hairstylist Ginger Rowland. Also, designers like Abigail Greydanus, House of Harlot and Eve Liszczyk have created custom outfits for some of my concepts. I'm grateful for the effort they put into their work."

Her work is still evolving, says Queen, no surprise for someone so young. She has begun to work under both the Dangerously Dolly moniker and her own Jane Queen name, considering them alter egos, but both an aspect of the same person behind the lens. She notes that Dangerously Dolly is only her first serious project, and she's anxious to move on to bigger and better things that hopefully will include more commercial work, product photography, fashion photography and perhaps even more mainstream portraiture. ("I love animals," she says. "I'm anxious to do pet portraits!")

Regardless, she's very satisfied with how her life has turned out.

"Photography is difficult to make a living with," admits Queen. "If it's in your heart, you'll be committed even though you might not be making money off of it. That's just the way I've always viewed it. I went through a very long period before I saw any income coming from it, but it's not about the money; it's about creative expression. If you're looking to jump into photography expecting to make a fortune overnight, it's definitely not a career option you should consider."

Adds Queen, "I had several ambitions when I was younger. I loved music and graphic/digital arts. I still do! Photography kind of fell on my lap, though. I was on and off being broke, but finally had about $800 in my bank account, so I decided to buy a camera. There I am, broke again, but this time I was happy and broke! It's been a long road of trial and error since, but I'm pretty happy I decided to spend that money on a camera. Photography has changed my life for the better and has opened all kinds of windows of opportunity. I know half of it's talent, but the other half must be believing I can do anything."

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Calamity Amelie

Little Linda

To see more of Jane Queen's photography, go to dangerouslydolly.com.


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