More spanko nostalgia
I was going through some old CDs and found one with some pictures I’d forgotten about. I posted one of them on FetLife, just for kicks, and the reaction was so positive, I thought I’d elaborate here.
The year was 2000; although I’d officially come out into the spanking scene in 1996, 2000 was the year that Erica Scott was born, and I did my first video. My co-star was Alexandria Panos, another newbie, who subsequently formed her own video production company, which she called Impressions. Besides the videos, she also made t-shirts, tank tops and panties with spanky phrases on them.
That summer, she asked me if I would do a photo shoot with our friend, the very talented Andrew Morgan, modeling some of the shirts and panties for her site. Of course I said yes, and we set it up so that Andy and I could shoot at a house where we were attending a party. It was an outdoor shoot, on a clear sunny day, in a beautiful back yard with a pool, palm trees and lots of greenery.
Mind you, this was my first experience with professional photography, and I was no fashion model. Granted, I know there’s a lot more to photography than meets the eye. I was once told that for every one good shot, there’s about 25 bad ones. And I’m fully aware that before Photoshop, there was airbrushing. Still, models seem to have an instinct about playing to the camera — a tilt of the head, a thrust of the hip, just the right amount of smile. When I am relaxed and natural, I can take some very nice pictures. But if I’m trying too hard to be “model-y/pose-y,” I can come off looking stiff and fake. So I admit, I struggled a bit with this shoot, fun as it was. However, Andy was patient with me and we coaxed some good shots out of me.
Here’s the one I posted on FetLife.
I like the illusion that I’m not wearing any panties, even though I am. People seem to think the hair thing is sexy. However, I keep hearing my mother: “Get your hair out of your face!” LOL
This one, which I think you guys have seen before, might be my favorite. It’s pure Erica Attitude.
Or maybe I was just ticked off because my butt was up against a rough palm tree.
I like the “sunlight in her hair” effect of this one:
A different approach, shot from below.
This one would be a favorite, if it weren’t for that shirt. If you peer closely, you will see that it reads: “Good Girls Need Spanking’s Too.”
Goddammit. The plural of spanking is spankings. S-P-A-N-K-I-N-G-S. No @#$%ing apostrophe. Stop putting @#$% apostrophes in plurals!!
OK, grammar lesson over.
I know what you’re thinking. Oh fine, Erica — you’re only showing the ones you like. How about sharing a couple you weren’t too crazy about? All right, all right.
This one seems to be a perfect example of that fake-y “model-y/pose-y” thing I was talking about:
What the hell is up with that finger?? Was I going for cute and coy? Or simply attempting to dislodge a stubborn popcorn kernel?
And here’s one where I took the shirt a bit too literally. Nooooo, I don’t think this look does me any favors, either:
Gaaaaaaa! Keep that tongue in your face, Erica. Unless you’re licking an ice-cream cone. Or licking….
…said ice cream off your upper lip. (What did you think I was going to say?? Perverts.)
Good times. For those who are wondering, I haven’t had any communication with Alexandria for many years. The last I heard, she had dropped out of the video scene, gotten married and moved back east. I hope she is well and happy.
Funny thing — I got to keep both the tank tops. I still have them, tucked away in a drawer. But I never wore them again. Maybe I should pull that “Naughty Girl” one out sometime. 🙂