Maria Callas


 Callas herself did not like the sound of her own voice; in one of her last interviews, answering whether or not she was able to listen to her own voice, she replies,

Yes, but I don’t like it. I have to do it, but I don’t like it at all because I don’t like the kind of voice I have. I really hate listening to myself! The first time I listened to a recording of my singing was when we were recording San Giovanni Battista by Stardella in a church in Perugia in 1949. They made me listen to the tape and I cried my eyes out. I wanted to stop everything, to give up singing… Also now even though I don’t like my voice, I’ve become able to accept it and to be detached and objective about it so I can say, “Oh, that was really well sung,” or “It was nearly perfect.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVyld0ubpo

Sasha Pivovarova as Maria Callas for Miles Aldrich:

Anne St. Marie


Beautiful fashion model Anne St. Marie. 

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 A gorgeous set at flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompalumbo/sets/72157603801859803/ taken by her husband, fashion photographer Tom Palumbo, who graciously shares them with us.  Images below from Flickr set:

Predator by tompalumbo.

Beach Umbrellas by tompalumbo.

Anne at the beach by tompalumbo.

The Do! by tompalumbo.