THE POWER OF PASTIES

Libby Burlesque

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…

 

FROM SASSY TO ELEGANT

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When a friend who is a profoundly excellent yoga teacher asked us to do some promotional shots for her we jumped at the chance…

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Starting with a nice look for a typical day out with the girls we encouraged her to find her sassy style. She has a great love for Rock music and following the local music scene so we knew she had it within her to take a simple dress to a new level.

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Of course it alway helps if one is fit and flexible to strike a number of poses easily, with a natural flow and elegance.

Through our pre shoot discussion we had found that she is an aspiring author an decided to flip her look to reflect how a successful woman might dress for a cocktail reception for her newest book deal.

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She is such a vivacious person and it is so easy to make her chuckle, so we had to pause frequently to regain composure.

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Without a doubt, she has all the right attributes to kill it everytime, her warmth and personality shining through.

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In each set she is wearing simple barely black pantyhose to complement her outfits that give a nice elegant line. We provided the cocktail dress and accessories for the evening wear shoot and the first green two piece was the models own.

We revel in helping people achieve a look that reflects their personality and makes their image ‘pop’. Its so important these days in the realms of intense social media to have a look for the moment or a look for an emotion to keep your offerings fresh and engaging. Drop us a line if you would like to work with us on your own image and branding.

SHINY DRAGON’S WINGS

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Sometimes, a model comes into our lives like a whirling dervish, full of enthusiasm and raring to shoot something new and exciting. Cue a well known international Nylon model Goddess Gin.

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Pass her in the street and a glance, and double take, might have you reeling thinking you almost bumped into well known celebrity Pamela Anderson!

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So we had been lent an awesome pair of leather formed dragon’s wings that the maker wanted shooting stylistically in a number of ways. Goddess Gin jumped at the opportunity to cavort around the hi key set up showing off her prowess as a female predator and dragon lady.

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As a product, the wings were to retail for a couple of thousand pounds, and we felt highly privileged to shoot such a unique item. One can see the way the light catches them and shows off the amazing iridescent colour way that was crafted across the formed material.

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All in all, it was an amazing day, and we were very fired up to shoot Goddess Gin in some of our finest nylon.

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Then like a puff of smoke she was gone…

An amazing lady, and amazing costume that would be a showstopper at any cosplay event. We had the wings long enough to shoot two young ladies in an Angel au Demon style that was heavily laced with a unique take on ripped pantyhose. Watch this space for more on this later.

If you have something unique and creative you would like to shoot then do drop us a line through the website. we revel in making your products positively Rock!

BUILDERS LIGHTS

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Whilst we can extol the virtues of having now invested in more than £2,000 worth of professional lighting, we would like to say that is was not always like this…

Our early foray into shooting Pin Up and Burlesque styles had us utilise a set of double Builders lights, on a tripod, from a Hardware outlet that cost us around £25.

The Lights ran very hot and so gave little scope for modification or control. We did, however, manage to rig a sort of diffuser in front of them to avoid really harsh shadows.

Needless to say this was one of the few shoots we have done where the model, clearly used to more professional set ups, was clearly not impressed. Despite her initial ice cool reception she did dig deep to work and produce some fine poses.

The video below does much more justice to the shoot and just shows how with a little ingenuity one can ‘beef up’ the whole output to represent something cool and worthwhile.

All we say to budding creatives. Go with the flow, work within the means of what you can afford, but above all get out there and Just Do It! You will be amazed at what you can create.

 

A TWIST OF QUIRKINESS

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Take a seasoned model who has done a number of conventional shoots…

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A model who has asked to refresh her portfolio with something zesty, fun and funky…

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Take her out of her normal comfort zone by introducing wigs that will completely transform her look, almost render her anonymous to her fanbase…

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Explore new colour combinations and materials that go into uncharted territory and break out of the norm…

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Explore poses that show of a fine slim figure and also get her moving and playing with shapes that she does not recognise as her own…

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And, above all, have fun in following his through…

And Voile, you have the ingredients for a fabulously fun shoot that combined both stills and video to great effect.

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.

NURSES

We don’t like to harp on about things like illness or accidents, but there is a universal denominator that can cut through the misery. Whilst many may say it is the sight of a Doctor as you open your eyes that brings a sigh of relief, we beg to differ and would say it is the sight of a caring Nurse.

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With this in mind, we take that premise a stage further, and put a light redesign on the traditional uniform you might come to expect…

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The beauty of PVC is that is has a nice shiny look and texture and is of course easy to wipe down and keep clean.

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The development of Nurse practitioners has passed on many of the elementary skills one might associate with the job role of a Junior Doctor.

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And finding a pulse is of course paramount in determining whether a patient is dead or alive.

With the more recent emergence of multi resistant bacteria such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or M.R.S.A. the traditional ‘Taste Test’ has now gone out of the window…

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We hope you will take all of the above with the ‘Tongue Firmly in Cheek’ Nature that it is intended! We do value the great work that all our nurses do to assist in the quality of life of patients and helping them stay well.

Add to that, the fact that dressed in this manner we believe there would be a marked increase in heart attacks in the elderly male population.

For those of you who do like the thought of a Nurse giving you a bed bath, we’ll leave you to savour that thought…

STORYLINE SHOOTS

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Rather than just shoot for the sake of it we like to be creative and come up with a story to frame our retro shoots.

So taking a maid shoot as an initial theme we then decided to enlist the help of a top class male model to add an air of decadence to the concept.

We started off with a simple fashion shoot so that the couple could familiarise themselves with one another’s working style, before we got into this concept.

And soon the maid was well on her way to learning the rudiments of serving a demanding boss. However, one clumsy slip and the drink went everywhere and the boss had to admonish his employee.

It was only later, behind the scenes that the feisty femme decided to get her own back

And administer a little bit of her own rough justice.

Luckily the boss took it all in good faith…

And the dynamic or equilibrium restored…

In total we took about 500 shots to complete this story and will be compiling the results into an amusing short graphic novel which should be available to purchase soon…

Let us know if you like this way of working and we will schedule more storyline shoots.

MATURE MODELS

We Love it when we make a new discovery…

We found a local lady who expressed her Love of our work and asked to shoot with us.

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She was very petite in stature, and ordinarily would have been hard to fit into retro nylons. Luckily we had in our huge repository of Vintage Nylons a very unique looking pair of Femina Tan Fully Fashioned stockings in Extra Small that fitted like a treat.

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You can see from the look on her face just how much she enjoyed wearing such decadent hosiery and taking part in the shoot in general. Some people are just so comfortable and natural in their ability to pose and this lovely lady is no exception.

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!