A fun photo shoot
I have had good luck on Model Mayhem so far, with the photographers I’ve met. I’ve worked with four of them now and each one has been charming, complimentary and talented. After hearing/reading about some of the creepazoids out there in the business, it seems I’ve chosen well. I guess my instincts are still looking out for me? 🙂
Anyway, I recently did a quickie shoot with a lovely man for a special project of his, one he wants to show at a gallery and hopefully put into a photo book. He has this very cool red leather sofa, and his idea for the “Red Couch Series” was to shoot about 30-40 different women, all ages and types, posing on this couch. I thought sure, why not? Sounds fun.
He asked me to bring two things: 1) my favorite pair of heels, and 2) something that is special to me. He’s asking each woman to bring an item that means something to them, to make their pictures different from all the others. I wasn’t sure what he had in mind, at first, so I jokingly asked if I could bring my boyfriend, since he’s special to me. 🙂 He found that amusing, but he’d meant something I like. For example, if I enjoyed photography, I should bring a camera. If I collected something, bring an example of it. If I’d received a special gift, bring that. As long as it wasn’t too small or too large.
What do I love, kids? No, not that. The other thing. Dark Shadows! And what perfect piece of memorabilia do I have from Dark Shadows? My Barnabas cane, of course. (Wolfie, are you reading this? You’re one of the few spankos I know who is also a DS fan.)
A replica of the silver wolf’s-head cane that Barnabas the vampire always carried, given to me by a sweet friend in the scene who has since passed away. I couldn’t think of anything better.
So I showed up with this cane, and the photographer, even though he’d never heard of Dark Shadows (!!), flipped over it. He came up with some creative and fun poses with me holding it, and we got some good shots. He told me I’ll definitely be included in the series.
Oh… one other thing.
Those favorite heels he had me bring? They were all I wore. 😀
Tasteful, though. The cane and my arms were strategically placed so all parts were covered.
I really must be an exhibitionist; I was remarkably comfortable doing this. Or maybe he was just a gentleman and his matter-of-fact demeanor made me comfortable.
Anyway… it was fun. I guess red really is my color.
Hey! It’s JUNE! Spanking Court and New Guy’s return. It’s going to be a great month. Maybe I’ll even finish my book, huh? (sigh) It’s taking longer than I’d originally thought to finalize it, but I should have expected that, I suppose. I actually thought I was done with the writing and all I had to do was tweak and polish, but today I wrote a new chapter. I’m up to 313 pages; geeezus, I really hope people have the patience to slog through this thing. 🙂
By the way, you know the issues that Blogger has been having for, well, forever? I asked my computer tech about that today (my computer is acting up a bit) and he asked what browser I was using. I said Internet Explorer. I know everyone seems to think Mozilla Firefox is the be-all-and-end-all of browsers, but I downloaded it and found it to be glitchy, so I went back to IE. My tech suggested that I try Google Chrome, which I did. Poof. No more Blogger problems; I can sign in, sign out, comment on blogs, all that good stuff. Just thought I’d share that tidbit in case others are still enduring Blogger frustrations. It might help.