Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Behind the scenes, Colours, innit

Behind the scenes at the long-awaited Colours shoot. This was a long, messy day, the team were exhausted and I drank at least 12 cups of coffee before lunch. The studio snake was a source of morbid curiousity. At the beginning of our shoot,he was living with 5 white mice. By the end, there were none left. I tried to smuggle the last survivor out but the snake woke up when I lifted the lid, and ate him before I got my hand in the aquarium. I felt mildly guilty about this. This kept model Maria distracted, whilst I stuck rhinestones all over her nipples.

Powder covered the studio, along with multitude of fabrics and colours and paint...the last images of two of the models in sheer fabric, covered with a coat of dust, were magical. I can't wait to see the finished product shot by Jasmin Kuhn.

working hard and playing with boobies!
the beautiful fledgling model Maria being gorgeous
Make-up artist extraordinaire Leibi with model Alli, who is a dream to work with, as were the whole team. We couldn't have got more enthusiastic, patient models for such a long, messy shoot
Adinette spent hours having powder thrown on her
model Shar having her lips re-done

the director Jasmin and Alli

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Nipples and Bedlahs and Powder

Last night I spent an evening freezing my scantily-clad self outside in a make-shift studio, experimenting with various liquids and make-up, which generally led to some hilarious antics involving plastic trumpets, neon powder, paint, two lovel test models, and the very patient make-up artist, Leibi Carias (http://www.leibicarias.com/). This shoot, with photographer Jasmin Kuhn (http://www.jasminkuhn/) has been a long time coming and although I would love to put the shots up, Jasmin will rip my tits off if I do...the first shots are magical.

Thanks to the whole test team.



Me with trumpet creation

The styling was also a bit of an experiment, as I didn't want the garments to get totally ruined, which was a fantastic excuse for using non-absorbant materials and leaving little to the imagination.

Below are a few inspiration images. Sorry I have not re-scaled all of the images, I had an order from Dominos on the way.

Millie Brown - full video at http://www.showstudio.com/

Dazed and Confused Sept 2006

Kirsty Mitchell photography

On a similar note (sort of), anyone that knows me knows that I'm a big fan of nipples. In Europe we like to take our clothes of as much as possible, and the relaxed laws seem to encourage nudity. I have often been scolded for my lack of dignified dress, and willingness to expose flesh. Sadly not everyone shares this with me and since moving to America, I have been asked to curb this in my personal life and work. Not only must I dress appropriately on shoots in the US, but I also have to dress models appropriately. So I have found new and creative ways to leave as much skin exposed whilst keeping any pink bits vaguely obscured. Well this has lead to many trips down-town and my latest creations for this shoot involve sequins, baubles and hand-made Turkish style bedlahs...

Anyway, I opened the latest issue of Id a few days ago, and yet again came face to face with a double page spread of Lara's tits. I wanted to salute model Lara Stone for brazenly getting her bits and bobs out at any opportunity. This girl is naked more than I am, it's wonderful. Good for you Lara.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

~ this too shall pass


~Emily Bronte

If you were coming in the fall,
I'd brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.

If I could see you in a year,
I'd wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.

If only centuries delayed,
I'd count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Diemens land.

If certain, when this life was out,
That yours and mine should be,
I'd toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.

But now, all ignorant of the length
Of time's uncertain wing,
It goads me, like the goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.



In a midst a host of dreams which I have been having, about being in a serious and long-term relationship with the musician Flavor Flav, I have been scared to go back to sleep, so resorted to taking up the blog again. Here are some things that make me smile...


Bullett magazine


Allysun Dutra & Cassie Carpenter


Idil Tabanca -Editor-in-chief Bullett magazine

Bullett Mag

Alek Wek