HD captures with Gillian Zinser from EOB added to the gallery!
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Guys, here goes some really exciting updates! Firstly, absolutely newest and gorgeous photoshoot (as I’m still hoping for more pictures to come). Also, Gillian recently was pictured while out & about in Lower east side, Manhattan in NYC on August, 10. She’s looking endlessly wonderful =)
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x5 | 10 August 2016
I have added into the gallery HD captures from movie “Always Worthy”. If you don’t wanna see what happens, till you see the movie, don’t look at them!
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Inspired by the words of iconic U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, SPEECH is a hopeful reminder of the values and initiatives our country embodies.
An audiovisual starring Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, The Help), Becki Newton (August Rush, “Ugly Betty”) Deborah Ann Woll (“Daredevil”, “True Blood”) Gillian Zinser (Savages, “90210”) and Robinne Lee (Hitch, Seven Pounds), SPEECH is directed by Tatia Pilieva.
“Given the current political landscape in this country, I felt inspired to create a film to both reinforce and honor this country’s founding principles while celebrating women.”
“I feel pride and a sense of peace in hearing these inspirational words from the great leaders of our country’s history. I am hopeful in seeing how far we’ve come. And most of all I am reminded yet again of the power of a presidency to transform the minds and hearts of future generations,” says actress Bryce Dallas Howard. “In Speech, we can celebrate the legacy of our past leaders, the wisdom they imparted, and the undeniable relevance these words hold today”
Five Actresses perform Five famous Presidential speeches. Abraham Lincoln – Bryce Dallas Howard, JFK – Becki Newton, LBJ – Deborah Ann Woll, Jimmy Carter – Gillian Zinser, Barack Obama – Robinne Lee Watch SPEECH here.
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Escape to the desert in style with my pro tip sheet on exploring Morocco. Here, where to stay, shop, eat, and play.
Stay: El Fenn Hotel
Shop: Mustapha Blaoui for the best selection of rugs and local artisan crafts.
Eat: The El Fenn Cocktail Bar and Restaurant, Cafe Clock.
Play: Explore Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Gardens, take a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Atlas Mountains, get a private hammam at El Fenn.
Stay: Riad Baoussala
Castles In The Sand Villas: (the owner Emma Wilson will fix you up with the most amazing itinerary while in town).
Shop: Hassan Hajjaj Gallery for vintage jewelry, Couscous Brocante for vintage midcentury finds, Gallery Jama for the best rugs in all of Morocco.
Eat: Elizir, Umia
Play: Visit the port, head to the beach, kite surf, ride horses on the beach with Equi Evasion riding company, get lost in the beautiful medina.
Stay: Riad Number 9
Eat: Restaurant 7 (attached to Riad Number 9)
Play: Visit the tanneries, take a day trip up north to Chefchaouen, a magical, blue-washed mountain village that feels like a world of its own.
Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert
Stay: Auberge Kasbah Leila (stay in the tents at the feet of the dunes).
Play: Put on tons of sunscreen, get lost in the dunes, ride camels (or walk next to them) in the dunes, go to Merzouga to explore for an afternoon, ask Mohammed the manager at Kasbah Leila to play their traditional drums and have a dance party.
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Excited to announce ALWAYS WORTHY will be released on March 18th, 2016! Available for Pre-Order on iTunes & Apple TV!
Award Winning Comedy – Plot Summary
A quirky, aspiring actress is determined to make her dreams come true in Hollywood, but first she’s got to overcome her biggest obstacle – herself.
Check out the movie trailer here and HD captures from it, also a few new pictures from the set/press stills into the gallery. The movie was shooting in June (2014), “Worthy” was the original title.
x1 | Always Worthy: Press Stills
x16 | Always Worthy: Trailer Captures
Here goes really valuable amount of updates! While looking insanely stunning, Gillian has attended SUNO Fall/Winter 2016 Women’s Show in New York on February, 13.
Besides, I have uploaded a few unseen before beautiful portraits that were taken in 2011 and one photo from dinner in early 2015. Enjoy!
x3 | SUNO Fall/Winter 2016 Women’s Show – 13 February 2016
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x1 | SUNO LA Dinner – 16 April 2015
Meanwhile waiting for new projects and news, for us [ fans] it’s always a pleasure to have any kind of updates/photos, whenever they come late or in time. In the middle of December, Gillian has been seen in the streets of NYC, while looking extremely fabulous! As we are all familiar with her fashionable style, we would love to see more & more pictures as often as possible. For now, let’s enjoy these.
x6 | 15 December 2015
In certain circles, Gillian Zinser is best known for her role as Ivy Sullivan in the recent spin-off of Darren Star’s “90210”. But to us, Zinser is a photographic storyteller whose dream like images move us out of the ordinary and into the surreal. Shooting primarily with a 35mm Yashica T5, and mostly on the road, Zinser divides her time between LA and Brooklyn – and beyond. The photos featured in this issue are from a series called PSYCHOGENIC FUGUE, from a road trip Zinser took around Iceland in the summer of 2015. The artist spoke to AWT about her process, the importance of escapism and the 30-year-path into female friendship.
AWT: You’re a contemporary storyteller. You share your process with the viewer, and it seems as if you’re not trying to be perfect with your work. Tell us about your artistic style.
Gillian Zinser: I’m not sure what my style is, or if I even have one yet. It feels like it’s a lot about seeking. A sort of romantic… placelessness? Escapism. “The blessed unrest” that Martha Graham talks about. A reminder to press pause. I don’t know – I’m just waxing poetic here. Really I just take photographs to try and capture feelings and moments I wouldn’t know how to recall or share through words. To try and transform simple, mundane pieces of my life into something memorable and tender.
AWT: Legs are a recurring theme in your photos. You’ve dedicated an entire series called “Escape Routes” – what’s the story behind it?
GZ: A lot of my photos are about escapism – running – not necessarily away from anything, just… the act of seeking, exposing, disappearing. “The Escape Routes” series is a visual play on the idea of falling into portals, finding secret ways out. It’s just a silly little series about disappearing acts… the desperation and curiosity to venture out of our realities and into the unknown.
AWT: You’re a traveler, a photographer and an actress. From afar, it looks like you’re doing everything you want to. Which decisions allowed you to live your life in a way that many people are too afraid of trying?
GZ: For me, it was about not being afraid to let go of the comfort, safety and stability of routine jobs and income. Choosing the wild, uncomfortable and unknown over the easy and expected. Not being afraid of being broke for a second. Or lost. Or having to start over again. To make it a priority to invest in experience, knowing that adventuring outside of your little bubble can only make you a richer creative, or better at whatever your day-to-day work is. I’m lucky enough to be able to travel for work now. But even before I was acting, when I was working boring, shitty jobs in college, I would work to save up enough money to buy a plane ticket somewhere new, or spend my time off on a roadtrip with a friend, or take the train somewhere for a day by myself and just wander. It doesn’t work for me to sit still and do ONE thing. There’s too much to see. Feel. Learn. I travel to keep myself awake. To keep curious. To learn about people and cultures to better understand the human experience, to take me out of my ego and into the bigger picture. All of which only makes me a better creative, performer and human. We all need an outlet outside of our day-to-day to refuel, calibrate, inspire and keep us reaching. That’s what travel is for me. Without it, my other work would suffer.
AWT: You’re supporting a non-profit with your print sales. Tell us about my friendsplace.org
GZ: My Friend’s Place is an amazing homeless youth shelter in Hollywood that serves over half of the kids living on the streets of LA, helping them build self-sufficient lives. I started a street photography program there with a bunch of kids and have been so inspired by their work so far.
AWT: Women are often the subject of your photography. Can you describe your relationship with the women in your life or the women you meet?
GZ: It’s taken me a long time to find steady, inspiring, supportive, healthy female friendships. Girls weren’t always nice to me growing up, especially in high school: there was so much shit-talking, backstabbing, manipulation, competition. It always just felt easier to hang out with the guys. Less drama. Now, however, the tables have turned, and I have the most amazing tribe of women in my life and far fewer male friendships. I think the female friendships I’ve found in my later 20s age stronger because we’re all so much more comfortable in our skins and can therefore honestly support and uplift one another instead of feeling pitted against each other. I love using my girlfriends as studies and finding ways to celebrate and capture their beauty.
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x5 | AWT – The Rejection Issue
Gillian Zinser attends the New York premiere of ‘Consumed’ at the AMC Loews 19th Street on November 18, 2015 in New York. She looks so good!
x24 | “Consumed” New York Premiere – 18 November 2015
I have added into gallery HD captures from movie “Asthma”. I’d say what Gillian is playing episodic role in this film, so unfortunately she wasn’t featured in many scenes and you don’t need to beware of spoilers. It was nice to see her on screen even with in a short time, enjoy!
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”I’m half German half New Yorker- born and raised in downtown DC. Mums a crazy beautiful painter and dads a brilliant architect. My folks were the coolest – super supportive and encouraging of exploring all forms of creative expression growing up.
I first fell in love with the idea of being a performer when my folks took me to see this play ‘THE FANTASTICKS’ off Broadway when i was 7. The first scene just really got me, the curtain came up and there was this young girl my age, rocking back and forth on the floor in prayer saying ‘please god, please! don’t let me be normal!’ over and over and over again it was so weirdly powerful to me in that moment as a kid and comforting to be reminded so simply that it was okay – cool, even – to be a weirdo and an outcast in such a uncomfortable and confusing chapter of youth when there was so much pressure to ”fit in” with the crowd which i never did. So anyways, i dug that moment so much and it just made me fall madly in love with the power a performance can have to inspire others. I think it was then that i knew i wanted to act and be a part of the storytelling business so i latched onto theater quite young, but didn’t pick up my first real film camera til after college, actually. i guess its a newer hobby.
At the moment i am curating an awesome art show in LA featuring a wild group of my favorite local artists and influencers, a photography project with kids from a homeless youth shelter in downtown LA, and putting together the first film i’m directing!
Fashion to me is just passing trends. I do appreciate style, style is someones unique sense of self and the way they share that with the world. Their voice and it goes so far beyond clothing but clothing is definitely a fun form of creativity to express oneself with.”
You can see new photoshoot with Gillian and her HANDWRITTEN interview in the gallery!
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x1 | HANDWRITTEN interview for The Collab
Today is Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the historical anniversary (August 26, 1920) of women’s suffrage in the United States.
On August 26, 1970, Betty Friedan and the National Organization For Women (NOW) organized a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality. Fifty years after gaining the right to vote, women had yet to be granted equal opportunities in employment, education, and services such as twenty-four hour child-care centers. Many of these inequalities, unfortunately, still exist to this day.
Women have come a long way since 1920. And while there is still a ways to go, it’s our mission at Darling that women wouldn’t just see themselves as equals, but also individuals. That we wouldn’t just see barriers as obstacles to smash, but minds to engage, converse with and change for the better. Women of the 21st century should be free to express their femininity in a wide variety of forms, all with virtue, authenticity, beauty and love, pursuing justice at every opportunity along the way.
We’re sharing how you can do that, too, in 0:50 seconds – HERE. Ready to join us?
This Equality Day, let’s use our uniqueness to celebrate what we have in common.
If you, too, embody the Darling Mission, share this video and help us spread the word for all women.
Featuring Ingrid Nilsen, Estee Lalonde, Milena Mallory, Melissa Sonico, Megan Ferguson, Tess Mallory, Minka Kelly, Sasha Morfaw, Tracee Ellis Ross, Searcy Craighead and Gillian Zinser.
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As usual, the collection of personal pictures in the gallery is always updated and now more than 1000 images has been already added. Enjoy!
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Gillian Zinser has recently been busy while filming in a short film and it will be ready in 2016. So far we can have high quality behind-the-scenes pictures. Aren’t she looks amazing?
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Actor and photographer Gillian Zinser lets us in on the best places to eat, sleep and just be in Iceland. The accompanying images are a dreamlike account of her days there, filled with pink light and cool blue water and shot on 35mm film.
WHAT TO DO
- The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik
- Spúútnik + Nostalgia second hand shops in Reykjavik
- Drive into Landmannalaugar for a day hike and hot springs
- Take a sunset boat tour around Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- Do a glacier hike in the Skaftafell National Park
- Thingvellir National Park
- Most Epic Waterfalls: Gullfoss, Dettifoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss + Dynjandi
- Hike up the Hverfjall crater
- Go to the Reynisfjara black sand beach with jagged basalt columns
- Find the secret cairn cave on the Dyrhólaey peninsula beach
- Relax at the Mývatn nature baths at night
- Take a sunset boat ride around the Mývatn Lake
- Walk around the Hverir geothermal fields
- Explore the Lofthellir ice cave
- Hiking trails at Ásbyrgi
- Akureyri geothermal pool
- Hofsós geothermal pool
- Drive through the West Fjords
WHERE TO STAY
- Kex Hostel // Reykjavik
- Lónkot Bucolic Resort // Skagafjörður
- Dimmuborgir Guesthouse cottages // Mývatn
- ION Luxury Adventure Hotel // Selfoss
- (Also just bring a tent and camp everywhere and anywhere)
WHERE TO EAT
- Gló Organic Cafe // Reykjavik
- Vogafjós Cowshed Cafe // Mývatn
- Pakkhús // Höfn
- Tjöruhúsið // Ísafjörður
x17 | Iceland by Gillian Zinser
I added new high quality press stills with Gillian Zinser from TV movie “Two Wrongs”.
x10 | Two Wrongs: Press Stills
Don’t forget to check out new photoshoot in high quality with Gillian Zinser. One of my absolute favourite pictures, she looks insanely good!
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If you’re looking for a a tropical paradise untouched by tourism, Little Corn will steal your heart. Always on the hunt for a new off-the-beaten-path adventure as far away as possible from swarms of tourists, commercial resorts, vacation rentals, cruise ships and raging night life, I fell madly in love with this nirvana nestled in the Caribbean Sea about 45 miles off the eastern shore of Nicaragua, and it’s one of the most special unspoiled gems I’ve ever been to. A main reason the island remains so unaffected by tourism is because it’s such a hassle to get to after two flights and then an hour-long, old, rickety, wooden Panga boat ride through unpredictably rough waters. There are no cars, no roads, no one even wears shoes on the island. The only way to get around is by boat, horse, or your own two bare feet. White sand secluded beaches, warm turquoise waters, postcard-perfect corral reefs, nightly live local music, daily fresh caught lobster, funky little rustic beachside backpacker cabañas, only a handful of local mom and pop run restaurants, and 750 of the warmest, beautiful natives you could ever meet make this island a true Caribbean best-kept-secret and the perfect place to completely unplug. By Gillian Zinser
Know before you go
There is hardly any access to the internet on the island, which is part of its greatest charm. Tranquilo Café and Café Desideri, however, do have wifi during select hours. And while most places run off of generators, there is still no electricity between 6am and 3pm so charge all of your electronics at night and be prepared to wake up when the fans shut off!
What to pack
Corrective Control Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30
iS Clinical Cleansing Complex
Aesop Protective Lip Balm SPF 30
Klorane Dry Shampoo
Tangle Teezer Compact Brush
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels
Olaplex Hair Perfector
Where to stay
Ensueños, Casa Iguana, Derek’s Place, Carlito’s Place, and Little Corn Beach & Bungalow.
Where to relax
Head to Karma Shack, a beautiful hidden gem in a garden behind Carlito’s Place that offers meditation, massage, and energy healing sessions.
Where to eat: Breakfast
Visit Casa Iguana for their legendary Coconut French Toast breakfast and best ocean views on the island.
Where to eat: lunch on the beach
Head to Sunset Shack Café on the beach for some fresh lobster ceviche and cold beer under the oldest almond tree on the island, then to Tranquilo Café Bar for their famous fish tacos and 2-for-1 cocktails.
Where to eat: cheap and chic
Try El Bosque for the best $4 lobster curry you’ve ever had.
Where to recharge
Check out Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa for the best yoga classes and amazing fresh juices/smoothies.
Where to explore
Spend a day climbing the treehouse, lounging in hammocks, and playing on the swings that hang from the palms over the beachfront in front of Ensueños.
What to do after dark
Set in the woods just behind Tranquilo Café, Happy Hut plays the best live reggae on the island. The local’s joke is that you’re happy that night and “hut” (hurt) the next day.
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I have added in the gallery new high quality portait with Gillian Zinser and a few new outtakes from her old photoshoots. Be sure to check them out!
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