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Rotterdam, or anywhere…

17 Jun

“There are only two things I hate: people who are intolerant of other people’s cultures……… and the DUTCH!!!”
Not really- I’m quoting Austin Powers. The Dutch are really lovely. :P

I’ve based myself in a coffee shop in Utrecht, where after three days the staff still find my fascination with the hot chocolate hilarious. (In Holland, hot chocolate is made by melting chocolate buttons into hot milk.)
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I’ve had an intense few days of studio workshops that have passed in a slick of latex, and a fantastic shoot with Ardi-foto for Ardita fashion in some amazing locations. (I can’t show you the finished results yet as they’re for publication, but here’s a behind-the-scenes from outfit #2, by Dawnamatrix (bra-top) and HMSlatex (chest-harness)
We were in the local paintball shooting range- I’ll tell you all about it later when I’ve collected up the rest of the BTS shots.
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I also visited Rotterdam for one night- I’d arrived on a Friday evening but found it the most peaceful, beautiful place I have been in a long time. My camera died shortly after I began my walk, but I visited the local park, which had green parakeets and just about every river bird I knew (and a few more I didn’t). I only wanted to check it out, but ended up sitting by the river for about an hour, watching the sun set behind a tiny peninsula where a family of moorhens had gathered under a weeping willow.

As I have no pictures of one of the most magical evenings of my travels, have some shots of the harbour and a different bird family. (Six ducklings- they must be so proud!) :D
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Oh, and there are sculptures everywhere. Go to the bottom to see a gnome with a buttplug. (See what I did there? *Snigger… Snort…*)

Art Critic Heron is impressed!
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Now I’m back in Utrecht, I’m about to go and check out a little boat-cafe I saw a few days ago, but thought you might like to see a couple pictures I forgot to post, from all the way back in January, with Guy Bisson. :)

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Oh yes! And the voting has ended now for the Deep Down and Kinky Awards- thankyou so much to everyone who voted for me- it really does make me happy to see my work recognised. Many virtual computer hugs to you all. :)

On that note, I’m in an advert in Retribution Magazine, along with my good friend Anita De Bauch. Photo by David Long.
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I’m going off to dream on a boat now! And maybe even write, fingers crossed…

Speak to you all soon…

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. How could I forget…
Stop it, Rotterdam!

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Adventures after dark…

10 Jun

Hello and greetings from my hostel in Utrecht!

Sinical Magazine are running a poll of the top 20 Alt models! If you think I should be on there, drop them a message through this link. :)

So a few weeks ago I lurked around the London Docklands, with a suspicious suitcase, waiting for photographer Krukis to meet me for some camera-related mischief in aid of the soon-to-be-launched Nocturnal Girls magazine, in which I have a column. As we didn’t really want to be arrested in the first five minutes of shooting, our schedule was planned like a military operation- as these things often are. Armed with a blanket, my big kicking boots and the car I dubbed “the murderwagon”*, we set off into central London.
*I know nothing about cars, but quite a bit about serial killers and their car of choice for quite some time was the Volkswagen Beetle. This is not a beetle, but it is a shiny black Volkswagen that was being driven around with a naked woman in it so I claim artistic license here. ;)

I have never yet got into trouble when posing nude outdoors- I have had a few gawkers stop in their tracks and I swear every dog and owner for miles around turn up when I shoot in the countryside, but things have never got nasty (Hope I don’t jinx things now!) so I’m no longer nervous when working in public. The street we visited first was quiet (unsurprisingly for 11pm on a Sunday night, but we did see a pair of very nosy foxes who had a stare and then continued on their way) until we turned up. Then the world arrived, slowed down to the speed of a snail on tranquilisers and gawked for a bit. My theory is that the more you scramble for blankets, the worse you look, and what’s the point? They know I’m naked, I know I’m naked and by acting as though I’m ashamed, people automatically assume I’m at best doing porn and at worst doing something illegal. I continue posing in the most artistic way possible, holding poses for three shots or more until the spectators realise there’s nothing to see and move on.

So here we are: we named the stone skulls William and Harry.
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And off we went to Covent Garden, for some fun around the corner. :P
While posing, lit by the old-fashioned light on the wall, I couldn’t help but wonder if the alley I was in was a haunt of the old Victorian prostitutes, and made up a character for myself. Anonymous, naked and both hidden yet in plain sight if one knows where to look…
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It’s something I know I do a lot, as do many models. Making up a storyline or a character to represent helps keep us inspired and thinking of new poses to experiment with. Of course we have our favourite poses- we know what is likely to be most flattering to our faces and figures, but in pretending to be someone else it helps break us out of that box.

When we changed setup and I got to play with the car, I made up another story- this time involving a woman who lures unsuspecting people toward the mysterious black car with an unseen driver, which spirits them away. A modern-day siren of sorts…

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We didn’t realise that this inconspicuous little tunnel was actually a fairly well-used passageway until the third person muttered “sorry” (how English!) and continued on their way as I tried not to explode laughing.

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We did go to the centre of Covent Garden but as we were rumbled before the tripod touched the ground, we took this lovely shot and made a speedy getaway to our last destination…
A postmodern masterpiece, no? Notice Big Brother in the top right corner…
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As we approached the location we both burst out laughing (partly due to terrible murder jokes and partly because this was going to be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious) . Rain was gently coming down in a mist, the bridge was slippery, the tripod was cumbersome, and I guessed we had about ten seconds before we were acknowledged (it takes a few seconds to stare and then a few more to start screeching about moral decency). ;)
We pulled over.
I sprinted across the bridge.
I dropped my blanket.
I posed.
We ran.
SCRRREEEEEEEEEECH! (Tires)
Much, much giggling ensued. I generally hear nothing when working, except photographers’ instructions- and so I apparently didn’t see or hear the drunk man lurching across the bridge who muttered “oh, a naked woman…” and continued on his merry way. Bless his drunken soul.

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So there you go. I flashed parliament.

It all got a bit Benny Hill afterward as I tried to get dressed by Kings Cross station and forgot all about the night bus that came by at the precise moment I shouted that I’d lost my knickers, and the other night bus that came as I stood naked from the waist down, waving a pair of shiny stiletto shoes around.
My phone then rang just as I’d spread my wardrobe over the pavement looking for the elusive knickers so spectators were treated to the sentence “I’m safe- the photographer isn’t an axe murderer and I got naked in front of Big Ben”.

Hiding in the sanctuary that is Starbucks, I wound down from the four crazy hours that will be repeated in August in latex, fingers crossed! ;)

I’m currently on my annual Eurotour now and have even remembered to bring my phone cable! Backstage pictures: they are coming.

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. If you still haven’t voted for me in the Deep Down and Kinky Awards, it really would make my day/week/month if you could please! It takes all of ten seconds to fill in my name in the model’s section. Thankyou so much!
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Long time, no nudes!

28 Nov

Note to photographers: I’m almost completely fully booked for the rest of the year. If you’d like to discuss a booking in January, do get in touch!

Anyway…

Well, knock me down with a feather! It’s been over a month since I was nude on my blog, (mostly because I’ve been doing a lot of latex and leather modelling), and it’s lovely to be able to share some good news with these images! :)

Firstly, congratulations to Brian Hopper, who has won the Silver FKM Award for a photo of me! It’s called “Veiling The Nude” and here it is:

And last March, I was touring the South Coast (and will probably do so this March or April too…), and posed for artist Nelson Aquini, around a concept inspired by Francis Bacon’s work. “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion”. He’s finished the painting- check it out!! :D

Before beginning the shoot, I had a bit of an exploring session around the studio. As a painter myself, I love to see what other artists do and how they put their work up. It was amazing to see so many styles and sources of inspiration in one place!

I’m inspired by so many things and after a lot of persuasion from my friend Pirate Photography, I’ve created a Tumblr account so I can post some of the things that inspire me, as well as older images of me that I think need another outing.
At the moment, I am trying to upload an image *every day* so if you’d like more of a Roswell fix, follow me! :D

I’m off to continue part 2 of my novel…

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. Mog Tales:
My cat came home injured the other day. Don’t worry- he’s fine, no matter how much he’s milking it at the moment. (Just a scratch and a limp- both are gone now). I asked my mum to keep an eye on him, then went out with a friend. While shopping this conversation happened:

L: “So how’s he doing? Is he okay?”
Me: “He’s okay. Mum says he’s a wimp but when he comes home frightened and hurt and bleeding, it’s heartbreaking.”
Little Old Lady: “I’d take it up with his school if I were you!”

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! :)

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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! ;)

ROSWELL xxx

2011.

31 Dec

Happy New Year to my friends in Australia and New Zealand, and a pre-emptive Happy New Year to everyone else!

Thanks also for the Christmas e-mails! It was lovely- I got some amazing presents and got to see my cat too- though it seems so far away now! :D

I’ve been thinking about 2011 and New Year Resolutions. I don’t generally believe in New Year Resolutions as I think that if you want to make a change, do it now and don’t wait- but there is something about coming to the end of one year that makes me think about what I want from the next.

In 2011, I intended to learn French (well, THAT didn’t happen!) but other than that, I achieved many of my goals- especially spending time with my current friends and making new ones. My main sadness came from so many people dying. Please, no more death.

In 2012, I want to finish “Saving Bailey” (my second novel), lose weight (in general, I like my body but at the same time, I would like to be slightly thinner while keeping my breasts and bum), increase my flexibility even more (oh yes!), and do more for the Earth and our wildlife (I don’t have a vast amount of money but at the very least, writing something or volunteering are things I can do). There are other things on my list- but they’re secret! ;)

I’ve been waiting to post these pictures for AGES and there are many more on their way! Last summer, I took part in a project at Adrian Pini’s studio with David Long, Adele Kirby and Anita De Bauch among many other rocking people.

Check us out! L-R: Emma, Me, David, Adele, Harsh. (Anita was at the next shoot.)

David, Adele and myself all write and so we worked on writing a story each and then photo-illustrating them! As all the stories had some kind of fantasy or sci-fi element to them, we worked on a greenscreen (my first time!) so the backgrounds and effects could be added later.

These are stills from “The Conduit”, by David Long

Enter the baddies: Adele…

… and Anita

I can’t wait to show you some of the shots where we’re posing together!!!

My long lost love. So sad.

Phew! He’s okay :D

Adele wrote a story called “Life In Me”: have a still!

I be a princess!

The others from this story are still works in progress- as are the ones from my children’s story “The Black House Magician”.  (It’s my version of the myth of Galatea where a man builds a statue and falls in love with her). Can’t wait to show you. :D

It was so much fun working with these guys- bring on the next project!

The mastermind having one of “those” moments

Working…

Emma brings the chillin’

Our stick is EPIC!!!

“I’d hit it. Yeah, with the stick maybe…”

Bring it on, 2012!

ROSWELL xxx

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