Behind the veils

Behind the veils of illusion, the wise men say, is Reality. Behind this veil, early 70s, I remember a young woman on a quest to know this reality, while posing as a model around the world. This time in London, in the studio of Hans Feurer. He had a small house and studio near Portobello road at that time, very white and modern. Hans was not easy for me to work with. At that time. Lately we have had a good heart connection and I`m curious to work with him again. In fact I would love to work with him again. And some of my veils have also fallen since then which will make a big difference.

foto: Hans Feurer

And now I´m longing to share something different than all the model photos so I will get on it very soon.

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Golden Heart, Surrender and gratitude

Christmas day. I always like to be on my own those big festive days, somehow not entering into the whole commercial hype of it. I like to rest and surrender into the heart. Surrender in  the Golden Heart is my deepest longing for Christmas. Looking beyond the religious ceremonies, seeing the pictures of Jesus with the shining heart, shining from inside out…open. It has always engaged my curiosity and been part of my study. I know  the capacity of the heart  and the extraordinary qualities of the heart, beyond my understanding and yet part of my knowing. This day I surrender all my  activity to the stillness and gratitude of all the gifts that I have received. Yesterday my daughter had prepared the most beautiful Christmas eve with candles, food and gifts. She gave beautiful gifts but also very much love and stillness this first Christmas without my dad, her grand father. And a gift from him. It is a miracle and a true gift to be here.  Alive and well. One of my grandchildren gave me, so proud of it, a card he had drawn and written himself, 5 years old. The other a candle he had made himself. Beautiful gifts of appreciation. The gratitude of being here, together. Alive and well.

I choose this picture by Sarah Moon, late 60s, of mother and child resting in the heart together to illustrate  this Christmas filled with so much beauty.

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As time goes by…70s

Now I´m back in town after 14 delicious days in the countryside of Järna, where I was staying in a wonderful hotel. I will share my pictures from there very soon but right now I do another model story.

This one is also for Harpers Bazaar and the photographer is Bill King again. He was wild and he wanted me to jump and do all kinds of things with my body. For a picture like this i did about 50 jumps…until I couldn`t handle it any longer…and then some more.

photo: Bill King for Harpers Bazaar

A standing position like this may look easy but try it yourself, with clothes on, and keep the position for 15 min…at least ( the time to arrange the clothes, hair, camera etc.) Then change into another position that stretches the body to it`s limits and stay another 15 min. A good yoga pass…or something like it. It helped to have the mind in a mindful space and place, often in nature somewhere, like looking into sunshine on water or a green forest glade, or traveling to space beyond time…how about that as a life with no drugs? My spiritual journey had begun much earlier, as a small child I had my first awareness about it, and the time as a model took me to places and spaces that deepened my understanding. It was my path and is my path, the bridge between the body and the soul and more…

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Golden 70s

The weave between then and now continues…still in the silent snow landscape playing in the snow and in my hotel room resting. In this reality time preparations are being made for my fathers funeral. That is my very private story. So I`m grateful to the old photos that can tell another story from another time at this moment…and that they can exist together at the same time.

Very early 70s for Harpers Bazaar with Bill King and I did the make up myself again. I lived a double life in the sense that I really loved using my face as a canvas to paint on and as soon as the job was done I took my make up off and never wore any in private, not even for parties. Here I played with creamy gold and white, gold on eyebrows, gold on eyelids and gold on eye lashes. First I put normal waterproof mascara on the lashes to create a base and then the creamy gold on top. The skin was with a light base and then shades and highlights. The editors were amazed by my make up, they really liked it and even though there was a makeup artist there at that time, they let me do my own and Bill KIng wanted me to do it as well. Every time I mention him I wish he was still here. We had such a good time together. Now it`s good night time for me. Today was Sankta Lucia here. Bringing the light. Light into the darkness. No light without the dark. Good night.

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A star from the 70s

Every shoot you have a chance to bring your own influence to. As I did here in the story for Harpers Bazaar early seventies. The hood on the head and the brooch was my idea. They wanted it a completely different way, on the dress. I took it in my hand and felt as if I was holding a real star in my hand and that i was the vast night sky in the center of the Galaxy. So there you go…fashion is not just fashion. I also did the make up here, working with lines and highlights. I was a perfectionist when it came to make-up, the base and the shadows. Painting my face was like painting a portrait, which it also was of course. I liked this star! The dreams it inspired me to. The journey through the Universe. I like the star journey more than my look here actually…

photo: Bill King


Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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