Ahhhh! I am the worst person! I am so terribly behind on posting about shoots! 😦 So in the next 2 or 3 blogs I will be getting you caught up with where I am in my huge timeline of posting. 🙂
Photoshoot with Dastardly Dave Photography
Dave and I had been talking via Twitter for like…a year, lol, and finally I was able to schedule a part of my travels up to his area! I was soooooo excited.
I seriously think that he, I, and POPP speny 80% of the 8 hours we were together talking and only maybe 30% shooting. 😛 We all just got along so well, and he is just such an awesome guy.
But when we were shooting, we did some great stuff. First we shot in this awesome latex posture collar (that I gotta pick up for myself sometime, it was just so sexy!) and latex skirt). I wish I knew the designers. 😦
Then we shot for this crazy white wall series that he’s working on with a lot of different models emphasizing crazy poses and angles and such.
Then we shoti in a beautiful necklace made by his friend Cara Crass of Deathglam Couture. I just adore the skull on the lace and how the chains fall. Just beautiful!!!!
And we finished up the shoot with a pretty pink fascinator that my mom had given me for Christmas and I’d been saving to shoot with Dave. 🙂
I had a phenomenal time, and I hope we can do it again soon!!!! I need to get my ass back up to New Hampshire. 😛
Photoshoot with Black Dog Studios RI
This shoot almost didn’t happen, but not at any fault of the photographer. I almost chickened out because the location was really sketchy.
We had talked about shooting for his rocking chair concept, which I thought was really cool, where he has a rocking chair in an odd place and has a model that he poses in or around the chair. In this case we were under an underpass in what, to me, looked like a super sketchy place in town and looked fairly heavily trafficked. I was not only worried about us getting arrested, but worried about the car getting broken into.
Reluctantly we agreed to walking all the way over to the location with the photographer, and once we did that we realized that there was nothing to worry about. We were absolutely hidden from the road, but we could still see the cars and we were totally safe there.
I was so glad I gave it a chance instead of just calling it off before checking it out.
After all of that worry, the shoot went really well. 🙂
Photoshoot with Nicolophobia Photography
I had been looking forward to this shoot with Nicole since we were inadvertently introduced by Chloe VonCreepy, and I was right to be!
She did my hair, I did my makeup, and we shot for Westward Bound Latex and Katie Kansas at Battleship Cove in a pinup style. I absolutely LOVE the shots she got. It’s bee a year, but I keep hoping to see more photos from the shoot. 😛 Maybe I’ll get lucky and she’ll edit more sometime. 😛
Photoshoot with Jack Dog Studios
Knowing I had a 5 hour drive to this shoot, I left an hour early in case there was any traffic. There wasn’t…until we got to the studio. The photographer neglected to tell me that he was downtown and had absolutely no parking anywhere near him. We spent time in traffic + 45 minutes looking for parking, so I was late. Finally we walk in.
When we walk in, he tells me that we’re going to shoot outside in the 110+ degree heat for a trade shoot because he’s never done it before and wants to try. I tell him no 1) it’s too hot, and 2) this is a trade shoot, so we’re going to do the usually studio stuff he does because that’s what we agreed that we would do.
We proceeded to shoot for 6 hours in a style which I can only describe as constant movement, without being able to catch your breath. Not, pose-pose-pose-pose. It was “sort of dance around and look somewhat awkward until he says stop and hope you don’t look stupid”.
And while we had discussed shooting nudes, and ended up shooting nudes, he insisted that I change i this awkward broom closet cupboard thing. Very awkward.
Anyway, 6 hour trade shoot with 5 hour commute over. I leave hoping that I’m going to get some great stuff because he’s got a great port.
3 months go by, I message him, nothing.
6 months go by, I message him, nothing.
8 months go by, I message him back, I get a response saying that their building flooded and that somehow their second floor studio was completely ruined, so they’ve been put behind.
9 months go by, I receive one image, so low res that it’s pixelated, so I can’t use it. It’s also essentially the same shot that I have from a paid shoot that I did.
13 months go by, I message him, nothing.
Photoshoot with Nicolophobia and POPP
She took us to the abandoned Lincoln Park Amusement Park and we (I modelled, but both she and POPP took photos) shot around the broken down roller coaster in Vengeance Designs latex. I did my own hair and makeup this time. They got some great images! I just love abandoned things.
The awesome and sad thing is that the roller coaster was torn down less than a week after we shot there!! Crazy, right??
Anyway, some of the awesome shots that Nicole got were published in the July 2012 edition of Editorial Magazine, which can be purchased here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/407060
Then when we got back home we did a nude shoot in her awesome Jeffrey Campbell Nightmare heelless shoes! ❤
Photoshoot with R And E
My first shoot as we got into NYC was with R And E, who did an awesome electrical tape shoot with me. He can up with these crazy designs and taped them on me.
I felt like a superhero!
Or a weird zebra. 😛
It was so much fun. Well, until pulling the tape off, but even that wasn’t so bad,
I had lines on my skin for about a week though, where it had pulled of the dead skin I think. It was pretty amusing. I had a lot of fun doing that. 🙂 I’m hoping to try it again sometime.
Workshop in NYC
On my first full day in NYC I did a workshop with another model, Charlotte Rose, who was absolutely wonderful, and it was run by Dwight NYC.
Photographers that attended were: C.C. Holdings, Edward Lee, FR Image Magic, GDVisuals (who shot the image above), lamourcafe80, Nickelous Hector, Revel Photo, Scott Station, and Volker Neumann.
It was a very fun workshop. I had a great time with everyone, and was very comfortable. Unfortunately I didn’t get photos from over half of the photographers, even though it said in the release they signed that they would provide models with copies but oh well. It was fun. 🙂
The only issue happened at the end when it came to payment. I was hired based on cash in full at the completion at the end. At the end Dwight didn’t have enough cash to pay both of us models in full and wanted to split the cash and pay the rest to us both via Paypal immediately. She didn’t have Paypal or even a bank account so that wasn’t an option for her. I have Paypal, so trying to be nice, and he had seemed very trustworthy, I said to just pay her in full in cash and then pay me via Paypal. Now this was a fair amount of cash, but I didn’t see any other option.
It took 3 weeks to get any money from him and I had to hound it down from him. And he basically paid me in tiny installments over the course of 8 or 9 months. I completely fucked over part of my trip and I had to overdraft my account because I had been planning on those funds.
So, we did eventually get squared away, I’m just relaying this story to emphasizing the importance of getting paid at the completion of a job.
Photoshoot with gavin wilson
Shooting with gavin was a lot of fun and he is really out of the box, so it was a standard shoot for me (which I loved).
Gavin is an amazing artist that does these huge (like…6+ feet) handdrawn works of art that are strange and beautiful. I urge you to check out his work. But he also does these latex mask self portraits, which are also fun.
Then we shot for this adorable felt vagina heart series, and he made a blue one for me. I wanted to keep it, it was just so cute, lol.
I wonder if I could buy it from him?
I wonder if he still has it?
Anyway, super adorable.
Then we did some stuff on the floor with different fabrics and props, and finished up with a handmade latex ballgag and he stuff me in the corner of his studio-mate’s stuff. 😛
Photoshoot with F-1 Photo
My shoot with F-1 Photo was my first strictly pin-up shoot with my first strictly pinup photographer. And I fucking loved it!
I felt somewhat out of my element because, while I’d studied a lot of pinup work, I’d never executed it, but he guided me and I quickly figured it out. And he had a lot of wardrobe and accessories that were simple but turned it into a glamorous shoot.
It was the best!
I will definitely be shooting with him again, and I hope I get to shoot pinup more! 🙂
Ok, so, this is the first to get you caught up. 🙂 I’ll get to the others asap, but not too soon that it’s too soon.
Obviously I didn’t include very many pictures from each shoot in this blog, but lots and lots from them are on my various sites.
Also, I’ve been adding some awesome instax shots on my store, so go check those out! 🙂 They’re all 100% one of a kind and will be signed and kissed for you, and I ship worldwide asap. ❤