WE ARE BACK…

It’s been a very tough six months, and none more so than the last two as the upheaval of moving takes its toll on one’s stress levels. But, we are now settling in to our new abode and searching for new premises to set up our third studio.

In the meantime, we have received very favourable comments from fans of our News features. Some people, like Roger, are developing their own niche of Nylon appreciation and we are going to showcase the work of people like this who adore women wearing nylons.

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Here we can see a selection of his favourite shots…

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Studio and home shoot based posing, and an interesting array of Nylons capture the essence of what he likes to capture.

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In his own words…My passion for NYLON material began in my teens, and I remember going into department stores and seeing Mannequin’s clad in those original 100% Non -Stretch Nylon stockings in various colours, on the hosiery department. I always remember going in regularly to see if they had changed the colour……and they usually had.!
Now some 30 years later, I still love that material whether it be used in stockings or nylon underskirts.
I have now taken up female model photography, and shoot models on a regular basis wearing nylon stockings and underskirts, as this is my passion..If there are any models who would like to be photographed wearing them, maybe for their photo portfolio, please do contact me. I have dozens of pairs in my possession, In many different colours.

Roger’s portfolio can be found on PurplePort.com as ROGER PHOTOGRAPHY or he can be emailed direct rogerkeay1@gmail.com.

We Thank him very much for supplying fresh content to showcase, and wish him the very best in finding lovely ladies who are willing to pose in Retro Nylons…

THE POWER OF PASTIES

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An age old problem has always been ‘How to Undress’ discretely whilst maintaining a modicum of dignity and staying the right side of good taste.

Here we see a fabulous model wearing an array of fabulous Chantal Thomas hosiery, DIM Voile Brilliante Hold Ups, Killer Heels, Gloves and accessories.

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Its easy to establish a cheeky tone and rapport with an audience when dressed in such a fashion.

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Striking a pose and playing with one’s ruffles just becomes second nature.

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How to remove a bra in a tantalising, but acceptable presents considerable challenge.

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But our model was well practised in the Art of Burlesque and so knew exactly what she was doing.

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Back in times gone by it was considered an offence to publicly bear ones nipples so the application of fancy pasties was employed, stuck over the offending flesh to provide discretion and often sporting tassels so with the right gyrating movement a helicopter action would ensue, the breasts wobbling almost with a resonant life of their own and the hassles mesmerising the transfixed audience.

Also the use of a Fan or Feathers would be skilfully employed to ensure the view of the ladies breast was kept to fleeing glimpses, again adding to the tease.

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All in all, a great way to undress had evolved, and we just Love o capture the essence of this in our Boudoir shoots for couples…

 

CHAPERONES

Ask any photographer their opinion on chaperones and you will get a very mixed response.

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If  a new model is just breaking into the profession she, or indeed he, may ask if they can bring a chaperone along to provide some level of safety or boost their confidence.

We say safety because they do not know the credibility or attitude of the photographer. There are plenty of ‘Geek with Camera – GWC’ types who are more than happy to part with a wedge of cash to see a model disrobe to partial or complete nudity. Their ability as a photographer may be good or questionable, and it is a risk for anyone to compromise themselves when they do not know the person they are working with.

To act professionally we always discuss a models ‘levels of work’ prior to a shoot. We pitch for shoots by placing castings on professional modelling websites. These sites facilitate a model looking at references and testimonials written and placed on the site. Thus lending some credibility to the attitude and action of the photographer. Models are also left feedback to attest to their performance and abilities to turn up and work professionally.

We are lucky! As a male with female partner and assistant, the workload is delineated into girls working with the models on dressing, styling and make up and me looking after technical aspects of the set, the lighting and the shoot itself. It negates the need for a model to feel concerned as we have impeccable standards to ensure they feel comfortable at all times.

You can see from the fun attitude and engagement in this shoot, just how much the model has settled into her comfort zone. We get to know people so we can engage with them in a friendly and fun way which gets them relaxed and able to laugh and enjoy the time with us. The results speak for themselves.

Also we let a model set the level she is comfortable with and do not push her boundaries. There is enough gratuitous content out there to go to the Sun and back a million times. We prefer provocative tease where often less is more and the model remains clothed and lets her personality and swagger do the talking. If people have a desire to shoot nude, we can do this, we are after all not prudish and see nudity as a beautiful thing if expressed artistically. But we generally reserve working to this level with people we know and have shoot with several times, or where they have commissioned us to do a shoot for themselves or a loved one.

So coming full circle to give our opinion on chaperones. We welcome people who come with a good attitude and willingness to participate. So no jealous partners, and no people who just sit there and get in the way of any progress.

You can see in this instance the model brought her Mum along. We got along fabulously well and they got a couple of cool shots together that were not part of the planned shoot, but taken as a Thank You for the Mum’s fun attitude and input.

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Some models were simply made for retro Burlesque/Pin Up style shoots.

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And this was one of our first attempts at going full tilt with the style.

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It is worth noting that whilst we had a reasonable Canon consumer camera at the time…

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We were actually shooting with a set of Builders Lights purchased from a hardware store.

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Hence the odd assortment of shadows that have manifest on the images.

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Its funny when you look back at old work. One has a sense of knowing and wishing that we could travel back in time and re do the shoot again with all our current kit, knowledge and experience. Alas, models come and go and this retro beauty, as far as we know, retired from shooting not long after working with us on this set. Its a sad loss as you can see she was good at striking  pose or two…

We hope by showing our flaws and development that this encourages you to have a go at chasing your dreams. Everybody has a starting point and after eight years we are still learning something new every day. So get out there, find a good model, have fun and shoot something cool that pushes your boundaries to become a better creative.

A TWIST OF ELVISH!

We Trust you can see the humour in the title as this young lady had an uncanny knack of curling her top lip in an Elvis style…

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The purpose of this shoot was to go for some fashion shots and classy boudoir to revamp the budding models portfolio.

As you can see she has a fabulous figure, tall and slender, and poses well

She took very well to the three styles we envisioned for her, and had a lot of fun during the fast paced shoot.

It also gave us the opportunity to try out some new retro foundation wear we had purchased with a modern twist. The grey shaping body worked like a dream at accentuating the best of her figure.

We recommend always guiding a model when putting on Fully Fashioned Nylons. Many young ladies will not have come across such delicate material, and we recommend they wear gloves when putting on the stockings, otherwise it is easy to get the inevitable snags and a pair of £20 nylons are ruined.

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But then again some people like to see a run in a stocking, almost as much as they like to see the way old nylons wrinkle as they do not have lycra in them to provide some degree of stretch like modern yarns.

We enjoy helping models find a new look or style and revamp their portfolio. We provided all three outfits, stockings, pantyhose, props and styling for this shoot, and I find you’ll agree the results are rather splendid.

DRUID GODDESS

Given the opportunity to showcase a delightful blonde model as a Druid Goddess we jumped at the chance. We knew she was a grounded individual as she works in animal welfare, and we wanted to capture something of substance and meaning.

Shimmery cape, PVC Boots and Corset and a Druid ceremonial Dagger all blended to create the look.

Then we moved on to disrobing a little and going for a classic boudoir pose.

Next, add in a pair of glasses for the perfect demure secretarial look.

Its always great to work with a model who is diverse in her approach to her kraft. A single shoot turns into a  wealth of unique content that can be put to good use in so many ways.

And this is only one look that we played with out of two shot across an afternoon. Wait for a later post where we will reveal the ‘retro femme fatale’ look with a designer hat by Zara Carpenter worth nearly two hundred pounds.

 

LUREX, LOUBOUTINS AND RUBBER

From time to time we like to invite friends over for a fun shoot. Have a look at this extended episode to see some shots from such a day.

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The stockings in question are Cervin Fully Fashioned Nylons with a delightful Lurex seam down the back.

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They look like RHT Nylons from the side,

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And Black Foots from the bottom. But they pair up very nicely with a classic pair of Louboutin Office Court shoes.

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Now add some rubber into the mix, worn by our good friend Helen Ryder.

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Who knows how to strike a cheeky pose…

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And also add her own brand of humour into the mix for what was to be a great ‘cheesecake’ photoshoot.

Most of our models have so much fun that they end up coming back for more and over time become good pals. Shoots are always a laugh, but the intent is on producing something that pops and stimulates the visual senses…and always with a dash of Nylon!

 

PASSION FOR HEELS

We admit it! We have an incurable passion for fine shoes and often buy many pairs on spec to use in our various photoshoots. Many models starting out don’t have a full complement of garments and shoes and so it helps if we can provide them…

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What we are showing in this post are out takes from a workshop we ran covering Burlesque and Fetish styles. We provided the shoes to accompany the models outfit adding value to the overall look.

We now have placed this pair worn only once on eBay for you to purchase as a keep sake or for a loved one.

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CHAPERONES

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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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