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REGGIE BIBBS, THE FIRST NF FASHION MODEL? STAY TUNED…

15539_1326822330007_1214382039_31008444_4111487_nOk,  I’m sure you are all wondering, what in the world is Reggie Bibbs up to now? No? Well. I’ll tell you anyway. My friend Lou was contacted by someone who was wanting to get in contact with me.  Denise was finally able to get a email to me. Read the following.

“Okay, here’s the deal. I’m replicating a high end fashion catalogue that’s all a beach scene (no water- photographed in a studio and heavily airbrushed). All of my models will be people with different visible signs of trauma, illness, birth defect, etc. I’m playing with the ideas of illusion and fantasy (fashion) and what it leaves out and also the desire to be seen for who we are, concerns for “normal” and more. The main photo will be heavily retouched and heightened to give it the more perfect than life feel of advertising and the other photos.

I haven’t got the Missoni pants in the mail yet. I assume I’d end up cutting the back of the pants leg to get it on- it won’t be in the photo- although potentially it could in the photos after the main one. We could find a way for this to work. I’m sure of it. I often pin things that are too big or cut things that are too small. I also might be able to go buy a pair in your size. Let me know tonight when you get a chance if you can.”  — Denise Prince

That was the email.  Everything has been worked out.  We head out to Austin on Monday. My friend Steve Bass of srbservices.  will take time out his busy schedule to drive for me.  I’m thankful for that.

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It’s Official! Reggie to speak at SXSW!!!

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Great news, everyone! We just found out that Reggie has been accepted to speak at the SXSW!! Thank you, EVERYONE, for your online votong and great support, especially Jason McElweenie who started this whole thing!!! Way to go, Jason!

Here is the page that lists Reggie’s topic http://sxsw.com/interactive/talks/panels Here’s what they sent us:

Dear Reggie Bibbs,

Greetings and congratulations!

This e-mail pertains to this proposal that you submitted to the SXSW PanelPicker:

“Becoming An Inspiration – One Pixel At A Time”

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE E-MAIL CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU TWEET, ETC

We really like your proposal — and it scored well with the general public voting as well as with the Advisory Board. To this end, we would like this to be a “Core Conversation” at the 2010 event. We received more than than 2300 outstanding proposals via the SXSW PanelPicker — so being selected for the event means that your idea represents the best of the best of the best. Congrats!! And, thanks again for putting together such a great proposal.

To your most basic question . .. what is a Core Conversation? We started doing these in 2008 and they have proven to be immensely popular with SXSW attendees. Core Conversations occur in slightly smaller rooms than do panels. Moreover, these sessions involve a lot more interactivity than the more traditional panel format. So, if the traditional panel format involves presenting an expert’s information to the audience, then the Core Conversation involves leading the audience in a discussion on the topic at hand. Given this is a discussion, Core Conversation rooms do NOT include AV equipment such as a computer or a projection screen — these sessions are creative people sharing their ideas with other creative people, as opposed to passively watching a presentation. We repeat — Core Conversation rooms do NOT include AV equipment.

We look forward to receiving your reply / confirmation as soon as possible. If you do not confirm before 1:00 pm CST on Monday, November 30, then your proposal probably won’t make it onto the web post for Tuesday, December 1.

After we receive your reply / confirmation, we will begin the process of sending you lots and lots more information about your speaking slot at SXSW.

As for questions, we know that you probably have tons of these. We will be sending you lots of information about SXSW as soon as you confirm your participation — and we believe this information will answer most of your questions. But, if you need an answer immediately, that is what we are here for.

Once again, congratulations on being selected as part of the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival! Also, thanks for bearing with us on this form letter. We promise that future communications will be more personalized!

Best regards,

Hugh Forrest
SXSW Interactive Festival
March 12-16, 2010
Austin, Texas
http://www.sxsw.com/interactive

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Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue to shoot Reggie, Dec 14, 2009

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Last week, we got the surprise of our life when a casting agent from Los Angeles called Reggie to see if he would be interested in posing for some photos for some guy named Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. She said the photos would be for an upcoming book and/or gallery show.

Reggie and I talked about it and we talked to Nikki’s personal assistant, Sara, and it sounded like a great idea. Reggie and I would go to LA. I would bring my 35mm and a video camera and I would document the session while Reggie was photographed. Nikki agreed to be interviewed with Reggie on camera for use on Reggie’s website then he asked if he could interview Reggie. He sounds like a great guy and I know Reggie is very excited about the whole trip.

For those of you unfamiliar with Nikki Sixx, here is some info I pulled off the web as well as his photos from his MySpace page.

Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr., December 11, 1958) is an American bassist, author, photographer, and the main songwriter for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. He has also played bass for glam metal band London, the experimental band 58, the hard rock band Brides of Destruction and more recently, Sixx:A.M.

NIKKI SIXX TAKES UP PHOTOGRAPHY AND HINTS AT SIXX:AM RELEASE DATE:

April 29, 2009

Motley Crue and Sixx:AM bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following update:

“Being back in Los Angeles allows many things, first and foremost to be with my family. But the one difference on a creative level from touring is having my creative workspace to build the impossible. I always love when I can pull outta thin air a song, book, design etc, but mostly lately it’s been all about my photography. I’ve done about six full shoots and six smaller still-life shoots as well. I’ve displayed some of it on my MySpace (www.myspace.com/nikkisixx) under ‘Nikki Sixx Photography,’ but by no means comes even close to what I have created or have plans for as a photographer. I’m using all digital at this time, most notably the Hasselblad H3D-39 and the Nikon D3. Both wonderful animals with completely different views on the madness that pours outta my head.

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Article from the Toronto Canadian Press with Reggie!

Neurofibromatosis can cause variety of effects. Skin disfigurement only one symptom of congenital disorder

Published Wednesday December 2nd, 2009

By Sheryl Ubelacker
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Bob Bingham settles back in his leather easy chair and agrees he’s a man who’s comfortable in his own skin.

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The Canadian Press

Reggie Bibbs, 45, of Houston has a severe form of neurofibromatosis. Through his ‘Just Ask’ campaign and his website (www.reggiebibbs.com), he uses his disfigured appearance to raise awareness of the congenital disorder.

That might come as a surprise to some, for the topography of Bingham’s skin is anything but smooth. He has hundreds of lumps and bumps ranging over his body, from a smattering on his face and neck, to tightly packed clusters on his chest and back.

Benign tumours that form in the sheath surrounding nerve tissue, they are but one possible manifestation of a little-known genetic condition called neurofibromatosis, or NF.

“If I was walking down the street, you wouldn’t notice it,” says Bingham, 72, of Toronto. “But some of our people, their faces are very badly marked, like you would see them coming from several blocks away.” Continue reading Article from the Toronto Canadian Press with Reggie!