Its always to nice to work with new models, and see their confidence develop throughout a shoot as they warm to the experience and find their own style.
We hasten to add that we are big fans of people who develop their own style and personality and we Love helping them find a new side of that persona.
So a delightful model, StormKitty, from Sussex agreed to shoot at a nice friend’s flat in Brighton and give some retro secretary in nylons and rubber a go. The Nylon’s in question were limited edition La Perla BlackFoot style with contrast seam.
The Nylons set went very well, with both an appreciation for uber high heels and nylon foot tease.
We then shifted to experimenting with different lighting to change the mood, and showcase a very shiny rubber two piece, Pink Peep Toe Heels and Jonathan Aston, ‘Burlesque’ seamed Pantyhose.
We know that Stormkitty has gone on to being very popular with her alternative style and ‘can do’ attitude and is now doing around four or five paid shoots a month.
It is always great to give somebody the jumpstart they need to get their career off the ground. We have done it many times to date and are always looking for new talent to help and encourage into achieving their goals and dreams. Not all will succeed, but its a great journey and something to look back on with pride when old and wrinkly and reminiscing with the grandchildren…
So a good friend of ours had spent a fortune decorating his delightful country residence to a high standard. The small country lane comprised a number of fine places that had been blighted by an order by The Blue Circle Group companies for demolition and to make way for a new 2,500 house estate in a disused chalk quarry.
Two months after spending around £10 grand doing up his place our buddy was given notice to move out. He was devastated! So I decided to cheer him up and asked one of my good model friends to come over for a shoot.
The focus was of course on Nylon, and copious shots of a decadent, boudoir nature to make full use of the wonderful backdrop.
Its not surprising what a good tonic for the Soul this endeavour facilitated. We created a fabulous Christmas Card for him to send to all his friends, with the model sitting on his knee in a Mary Christmas outfit…
If anyone reading this has a unique or interesting shoot location that they are happy to offer gratis, we can bring a model or models along to shoot, and as our host you will have the unique opportunity to have a ‘Fly-on-the-Wall’ experience of being involved, first hand with what we do best!
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A huge swath of photographers don’t like the idea of chaperones joining a female model at a shoot. We understand the implications of a jealous boyfriend or husband cramping a model’s style and flow, but we have never turned down a female friend joining the session. So here starts our journey on today’s story…
In fact, sometimes a friend comes along who is so humble and self-effacing and yet they are a superstar waiting in the wings. One such lady came along to shoot to help a friend and experienced our fun and fresh approach and decided she wanted to try some pin up/ boudoir modeling.
This girl dressed down as a chaperone, but once made up and ready for the shoot looked simply stunning and very pretty. She confessed that she just loved the feel of the dotty pantyhose and RHT Nylons and said she rarely dressed like this in her day to day life. It made her feel feminine and attractive. Also she is a testament to the fact that a girl does not need to be stick thin to be a great model. Her ample figure fitted very nicely into the role of a retro minx, with a cheeky air about her, and an intoxicating smile.
She saw some pictures in the office of me performing shibari Japanese rope Bondage at a workshop plus some art nude bondage shots and confessed that she had always had a curiosity for this as an art form and means of possibly relinquishing control. Whilst she considers herself quite pushy and dominant with bratty tendencies in day to day life, she liked the idea of being submissive on occasion to either a male or possibly female.
So, I put her into a basic Karada body harness with a large grab handle worked into the array of binds and ties down her back. It was easy to demonstrate the power and control this puts into the hands of the Master effecting this restraint by holding the handle and giving her the feeling of being caught in a web. But, Trust is paramount and being a gentleman one knows not to step over any boundaries. This is after all a professional shoot and not a session of consensual bdsm. However, one can see from the shot above that she was in a happy place, and I was proud to have opened up a new facet of her personal experience.
The Art we created this day was truly astounding and such a pleasure to construct. The subtle erotic combination of bondage and Nylon is a genre that I will never tire of shooting and the delight of finding a new model from ‘out of nowhere’ is always a great gift. I also Love helping someone find a happy place and feel good about themselves.
We would like to add that these pictures are not retouched in any way. They have purely been put through a first pass edit in Lightroom and Aperture. So the model is very much as she is in the Flesh. We would also like to Thank the awesomely talented Master Orkadia, who is the edgier part of our team for sharing these tasteful bondage shots. He regularly praticises shibari and has held a number of workshops and one on one’s to teach the rudimental basics of safe consensual restraint. Pop over to his website for more detail ORKADIA
There comes a time when you have shot your muse many, many times and the flow is fabulous, and you get great results, and you feel like it is time to add in a new challenge.
When your muse is your partner and you tell her you want to shoot other women, it can pose an initial problem. A problem that has to be broached delicately as initial thoughts are that you have got bored with the working relationship. Far from it. The working relationship was to set the standard from which all other assignments would be judged. Also, when not shooting my partner I engage her awesome creative skills as an adept make up artist, or in more recent times as a second shooter as well. Behind the scenes footage is always of interest to a lot of tech savvy followers who like to see the kit in use as well as the end result.
So here is the first model I shot with when making that next move. A delightful young lady known on Modeling websites as ‘BrightonBlonde’. She was my first, and as far as I can see still works today and is very popular. She is tall and slim with very long legs and that means she is perfect for showcasing nylon. Considering this was my first deviation with a new person I think it went exceedingly well.
We provided the outfits and stockings. Over time we have built up quite a collection of outfits, stockings and props and the current quota runs into thousands of pounds worth. To get the best out of a shoot you need to invest a lot into it…