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The Lady Is Waiting…

31 Aug

I’m in bed, in my hostel and waiting for three days of lovely latex fashion shows and events to begin at Montreal Fetish Weekend! I spent last night in a very rock-and-roll duvet nest with films and watermelon as I was too tired/blah to go out but I’ve had some rest, some water and am ready to face the day. :D

I can’t tell you what I’ll be wearing, for obvious reasons so instead I thought I’d show you the complete opposite, lol! These images were taken during my last Scottish tour in May (my next one will be in the Spring) and the photographer used the oldest camera I’ve ever seen- a real Victorian-style head-under-cover, images upside-down metal and wood contraption! I loved it!!!
With these, the images are developed slowly, so I had to hold the positions for a long time, but I think the results are beautiful- I especially love the first one- very dreamy and ethereal. I think it looks almost as though it was taken underwater! :)

Photographer: John M

I also loved the lace collars I wore- there were several of them, all very beautiful. I’m actually being ladylike here, lol!

Now, I have to go for breakfast, and as today’s the 31st, I’ll speak to you in September! ;)


Round the twist!

26 Apr

Have you ever- ever felt like this? How strange things happen, are you going round the twist? ;)
(virtual sticker for anyone who gets it! Clue- you probably grew up in the 90′s…)

It’s been a week of strange little things happening…

- A couple of days ago, I got my first ever Daily Deviation on http://www.deviantart.com! Click the link here!

- Then I was mistaken for a man.
Go through the comments on the image- someone asked if I was a dude!
Yep. Me, of the 28FFs. The next day, while I was still shaking my head in disbelief, IT HAPPENED AGAIN!!! (O_O)
I was in my favourite little coffee shop (which also has pizza) and a server was walking around with a yummy-looking pizza, calling for “Christopher”. I had my coat and bag on and was about to leave, but waved and jokingly said “me! I’m Christopher”! The pizza was thrust into my arms, while I stammered “nonono I’m not really called Christopher!!”
Oh dear.
I think I’ll go and take up flower-arranging.

- I also got some very exciting news yesterday- my Lady Justice picture by Matt Frederick (below- and you should click the link and check out his other work) is going to be on a Californian wine bottle for a year!!! I don’t drink, but may have to start…

- I realised recently that Sky Arts are playing Cirque du Soleil shows on Sunday lunchtimes! It’s been great fun stretching while actually watching one of the best circuses in the world (that I still have to see live!) Very very inspirational- “Zed in Tokyo” is the next one, and it was “Ka” a weekend ago (which is my favourite so far- there was no stage floor- everything was done on two huge moving platforms).

As the weather’s been hideous for the past week and I’ve had a horrible cold, most of my outdoor shoots were cancelled so I’ve been spending my time curled up reading Game of Thrones* (which rocks) and stopping gang violence in a fictional city (aka writing my second novel “Saving Bailey”).
Oh, and watching the falcons in the cathedral. :D They’ve had four eggs and they’re due to hatch any time really from now until the first week of April! There’s a live webcam so you can watch them HERE. Poor things must be so bored- they’ve been sitting around for weeks!

I can’t wait for my Scotland tour to start! Once again, I’ve been so booked in Edinburgh that I haven’t had a chance to go to Elgin or Aberdeen yet, but one day
I only have one half-day left now- it’s May 15th, and I’ll be available in Glasgow until 4pm. If you’d like to book me, let me know asap by contacting me through my website here.

I’m also going to be available in Ireland from June 11th until the 21st. I’ll do a proper blog post about this soon- I’m already booked until the 16th!
If you’re based around Dublin or Belfast, and would like to book a photoshoot with me, let me know!

Anyway, I have some more pictures (suitably twisted) from the fantastic Carl Grim (and a certain fan of mine may like these images too!)
The strappy outfits are made by me. :)

If you look at the negative space, it kind of reminds me of the Ace of Spades card!

It’s funny, I have always hated my legs- they’re very muscular/big from years of gymnastics and karate, but I actually really like them here!

I love the sculptural feel of these last two!

I’m off to write…

p.s. If you liked Game of Thrones, you might like…
- The Name of The Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. (This guy rocks… but but the sequel in paperback. The hardback copy is the size and weight of a brick)
- The Wayfarer Redemption Trilogy, by Sara Douglass. (Wars, incest and interesting creatures… kind of like Game of Thrones, really!)
- Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien (well, duh…)

Anyone else got book recommendations?

And the beat goes on…

13 Nov

Ok, I know many of you will be wanting the latest on the Shaun Colclough saga. There are no longer any grey areas- he has committed crimes for which he can be punished and due to this, there is very little I can now say in public. I hope you understand. If I can update, I will.
Thankyou to the brave girls who have shared their stories.

Anyway… life is going on. How did it become Autumn so quickly??

I like Autumn- having red hair, I get to do artsy nudesy things against a backdrop of flaming leaves, be photographed bouncing around the old parts of town in greens and oranges, snuggle up in coffee shops with festive drinks… and eat chestnuts! (The barrow in Norwich is the BEST).

I found Autumn in Europe interesting- it seemed SO much more colourful than in England, with bluetits and nuthatches flying around for me to see. It was on the haziest of mornings that I shot with Schaap Photography (and former model- now photographer-in-training Joyce) in a woodland lake in Lelystad, which I’m told was reclaimed from the sea!

The lake was, of course, freezing. Allan captured my “I can’t feel my feet” face before I went into model mode.

(All pictures (c) Allan Schaap)


And we took some black-and-whites too.

More from this shoot coming soon- we also shot some abstract art-nudes (some of my new favourites, I think!) in a desert that is in the middle of Holland for no apparent reason! Here are Joyce and me in action:

Allan’s lovely wife Lynne was also kind enough to do my make-up for this shoot! Having had some stressful moments in Amsterdam, Allan restored my faith in photographers!
He also left me this very nice reference:
I was approached recently by an English model, Roswell Ivory, who is also a friend of Ivory Flame, to ask if I was interested in doing a shoot with her on her upcoming tour of Europe. Of course I jumped at the chance to do a shoot with this talented and versatile model and we managed to plan a shoot for the 28th of October. Roswell took up my offer to stay over the night before because I wanted to make an early start in the morning to make the most of the soft light. I had also invited Joyce along for the shoot and she was also pleased at the chance to do a shoot with Roswell. We set off early in the morning and were able to find the location with little trouble having marked the spot on my GPS previously. We started off doing sets in the forest and then moved onto the beautiful pond nearby. Although it was pretty chilly, Roswell had no problem doing a few sets in the water, apart from a few squeals when she waded in ;). Being very aware of possible hypothermia, we shot quickly and allowed Roswell to warm up as often as possible. Who said that the model has an easy job? Being the professional that she is , she never complained once! We did a few more sets in the surroundings and moved on to the desert area which is a short drive away. Roswell was very surprised to see this phenomenon, a desert area right in the middle of the woodlands. Joyce and I did a few sets amongst the trees and in the sand and I decided to do a few art shots after seeing the wonderful shapes that Roswell was making. Following my directions I was able to capture some amazing images. Roswell is a total pro and I will certainly work with her again next year when she returns on her 2012 European tour.

I’m looking forward to a shoot on Wednesday in and around Norwich- The weather is due to be lovely and sunny! There are leaves, old buildings, cobbled streets and Christmas lights at dusk!

If YOU want to book me for an Autumn shoot (or in fact, any shoot!), mail me asap at http://www.roswellivory.co.uk



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