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HJM Photography

Posts: 1485

Malibu, California, US

What does everyone think of the 2013 Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover?

http://fstoppers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/kate-upton-2013-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-cover.jpg

Some behind the scenes:
http://youtu.be/rNS6BKExyh8

(nsfw perhaps? depending on where you work...)

What's y'alls take on the cover?  Does anyone know when it lands in stores?

Here's Kate with Terry Richardson in the famous Cat Daddy video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCUnWIs88CQ

Enjoy! smile

Feb 13 13 09:06 am Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5488

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

Meh!

Feb 13 13 09:11 am Link

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Neil Snape

Posts: 9473

Paris, Île-de-France, France

I prefer the TR vid, the SI is not lively.

Feb 13 13 09:14 am Link

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-JAY-

Posts: 6729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Dan K Photography wrote:
Meh!

+1

Feb 13 13 09:16 am Link

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eos3_300

Posts: 1574

Brooklyn, New York, US

Already a discussion going on here
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=880063
I have to agree I find the images pretty uninspiring given that they had one of the most exotic locations on the planet

Feb 13 13 09:24 am Link

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MMDesign

Posts: 18647

Louisville, Kentucky, US

Looks like she put on some blubber for the trip.



smile

Feb 13 13 09:32 am Link

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Boreal Photography

Posts: 293

Geneva, Illinois, US

Something is amiss with the size of her hooters compared to the size of her head, I smell digital alteration there big time, just not normal i mean look at those melons they are bigger than her head; i know she is well endowed, but not like i see in that photo.

Feb 13 13 09:38 am Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 37863

San Francisco, California, US

We had a thread going on a few days ago asking models if they would do a nude shoot outside in freezing cold temperatures.  Apparently she did, at least implied.  Be as critical as you want, kudos to her for being professional.

Feb 13 13 09:45 am Link

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Richard Majerski

Posts: 456

East Hartford, Connecticut, US

Cover is okay-wish they'd ditch the body paint thing.Been done to death.Wish they'd let the sports shooters shoot these like back in the day with Walter Iooss.Maybe they'd bring a fresh perspective.

Feb 13 13 09:48 am Link

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bruce blosser

Posts: 299

Mendocino, California, US

kate  was on  letterman  last nite  and seemed pretty normal...  but  she  didn't  flinch an inch  when  dave asked  why  they just didn't  do  the cover  background  with a greenscreen... Although  she didn't deny that...  she just said, "that is what my mother said!"  smile

But that  cover  is  so obviously faked  it  reaks!  smile

-oh and  why anyone  would recomend that  ridiculious TR  video  of  Kate "dancing" is beyond me!  What a  joke!  smile

Feb 13 13 09:50 am Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

bruce blosser wrote:
kate  was on  letterman  last nite  and seemed pretty normal...  but  she  didn't  flinch an inch  when  dave asked  why  they just didn't  do  the cover  background  with a greenscreen... Although  she didn't deny that...  she just said, "that is what my mother said!"  smile

But that  cover  is  so obviously faked  it  reaks!  smile

Don't estimate crispness and sharpness of the views in the North (or South...). The sense of distance is gone. Everything - a mile, twenty or thirty is razor sharp.. and looks awfully close.

Feb 13 13 09:54 am Link

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eos3_300

Posts: 1574

Brooklyn, New York, US

bruce blosser wrote:

Are the videos faked also ?
This was all shot in a studio ?
No ship no snow
Nuthin ?

Feb 13 13 10:11 am Link

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PhillipM

Posts: 6768

Martin, Tennessee, US

Typical Ta-Ta shot...

Feb 13 13 10:22 am Link

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MMDesign

Posts: 18647

Louisville, Kentucky, US

PhillipM wrote:
Typical Ta-Ta shot...

Those don't look like typical ta-ta's where I live.



smile

Feb 13 13 10:29 am Link

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Alien LiFe

Posts: 883

San Francisco, California, US

Ahhh ... she's one delicious model ... lol

Kudos to her for that particular shoot ... there're only her & the penguins whom without jackets ... wink

Feb 13 13 10:48 am Link

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AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10597

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I'm going to be representing 37 of the penguins that they failed to get a model release from.  The rest are going with a big box firm that lured them with promises of freshly rotten herring.  only a lawyer could sell freshly-rotten as a concept sad

Feb 13 13 11:16 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12117

Tampa, Florida, US

I'm tired of Kate Upton. Expose to the world to someone new instead of the same old tired retreads.

Yes, she's gorgeous. But we've seen her a million times.

Edit: I just realized what a hypocrite I am after reading my post. I'm just sick of HER. I never get tired of Miranda Kerr or Adriana Lima. And I'm still not sick of Dean Johnson (I know, I know).

Feb 13 13 11:20 am Link

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Ken Pegg

Posts: 1848

Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

Surely this is a 'Ski jacket Illustrated' cover?

Feb 13 13 11:21 am Link

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Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7319

New York, New York, US

Good for her!...Kudos for going out into the cold with next to nothing on....I don't think that cover was the best choice. I rather see the penguins!

Feb 13 13 11:24 am Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Great looker, tits too big!

Feb 13 13 11:29 am Link

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ELiffmann

Posts: 1417

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/04-NorthernOneLight_42-71-11.jpg  I wonder if they saw Joe McNally's new book Sketching Light?  I know there's nothing new under the sun, but damn, it came out this year.  Bodacious tatas indeed.

Feb 13 13 12:17 pm Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12883

Atlanta, Georgia, US

London Fog wrote:
Great looker, tits too big!

What?  How can you argue with nature, she is exactly right.

Feb 13 13 12:27 pm Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21545

New York, New York, US

London Fog wrote:
Great looker, tits too big!

AJScalzitti wrote:
What?  How can you argue with nature, she is exactly right.

I live in New England - I argue with nature all the time...

This poor sod has to live in old England...  I'd imagine that for him arguing with nature is second only to football...

Feb 13 13 12:39 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

AJScalzitti wrote:

What?  How can you argue with nature, she is exactly right.

They're probably not that big, but she's squeezing them so that obviously makes look melon sized, not good...imo!

Fantastic looks though, almost perfect!

Feb 13 13 12:46 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Actually, the more I look at that pic the smaller her head looks, way out of proportion  with her boobs. Did they mistakingly crop and re-size her head on?

Feb 13 13 12:48 pm Link

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WIP

Posts: 15770

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

The penguins didn't seem impressed.

Feb 13 13 12:52 pm Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54153

Buena Park, California, US

ELiffmann wrote:
http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/04-NorthernOneLight_42-71-11.jpg  I wonder if they saw Joe McNally's new book Sketching Light?  I know there's nothing new under the sun, but damn, it came out this year.  Bodacious tatas indeed.

I like how the photographer gets a life jacket.  The model just gets a coat. tongue

Feb 13 13 01:27 pm Link

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John Fisher

Posts: 2040

Miami Beach, Florida, US

The best thing about that cover shot is that it helped me forget last year's SI cover of Kate Upton which was easily the worst picture I have ever seen on the front of a major magazine. (Except of course, every picture of some ragged out "movie star" on the cover of virtually every fashion magazine in the US.)

John
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Feb 13 13 02:04 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

John Fisher wrote:
The best thing about that cover shot is that it helped me forget last year's SI cover of Kate Upton which was easily the worst picture I have ever seen on the front of a major magazine. (Except of course, every picture of some ragged out "movie star" on the cover of virtually every fashion magazine in the US.)

John
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John Fisher
900 West Avenue, Suite 633
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
305 534-9322
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Haha, excellent and sums it up very nicely about the 'starz' of today!

Feb 13 13 02:11 pm Link

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Marty McBride

Posts: 3132

Owensboro, Kentucky, US

Worst PS work I've ever seen on a stomach! smile

Feb 13 13 02:28 pm Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Christopher Hartman wrote:

I like how the photographer gets a life jacket.  The model just gets a coat. tongue

From what I remember there was a guy in survival suit on board, ready to jump if she fell...

Feb 13 13 02:57 pm Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54153

Buena Park, California, US

MKPhoto wrote:

From what I remember there was a guy in survival suit on board, ready to jump if she fell...

i wish I had the resources to pull off a shoot like that. big_smile

Feb 13 13 03:01 pm Link

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JAE

Posts: 2162

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

It's better then last year, that's for sure (not saying much!).  Some of the pics on the SI site from the shoot are decent, others kind of boring.  I feel they could have done much more with such an awesome location. But then again I don't know much about swimsuit shooting or shooting in Antarctica so what do I know tongue

Feb 13 13 03:12 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Yes, but the boobs, just look at them? Sorry, but no way is that natural!

Feb 13 13 04:00 pm Link

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Brooklyn Bridge Images

Posts: 10430

Brooklyn, New York, US

London Fog wrote:
Yes, but the boobs, just look at them? Sorry, but no way is that natural!

Did you see the videos and behind the scenes photos ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxZOXGyEorw

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

Feb 13 13 04:22 pm Link

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paulifornia

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Long Beach, California, US

Yummy!

Feb 13 13 08:22 pm Link

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Bare Essential Photos

Posts: 3474

Upland, California, US

Any pic of Kate Upton is a gift : )

No one can compete with her curves!

She's in a league of her own.

Feb 13 13 09:49 pm Link

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Mark Laubenheimer

Posts: 8884

Seattle, Washington, US

kate upton....

http://blondethumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/photo-Babe-Big-Tits-Blonde-Lingerie-Athletic-794297969.jpg

Feb 13 13 09:57 pm Link

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Bare Essential Photos

Posts: 3474

Upland, California, US

I hope Kate Upton joins llama Mayhem!

Feb 13 13 10:17 pm Link

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-The Dave-

Posts: 8695

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I just finished shooting Kate tonight, her boobs are nowhere near the size shown on the cover.

Feb 13 13 10:28 pm Link