Photo shoots 2017.
This was my third shoot with the delightful MissDanniLou. Now, I always enjoy my work with Danni. She is a charming and courteous young woman, with a great sense of humour. I am so luckily that she only lives a km or so from here. This time she brought her fried Natasha and we spent the first part of the shoot with Danni showing Tash how to pose the vintage way - getting that authentic vintage hourglass shape. They have been friends for many years and it showed in the way they worked together They tried a variety of girdles, corsets and vintage swimwear, all of which hugged their curvy figures delightfully. In fact, the two girls worked very hard indeed during the six-hour shoot.
Salina Pun pinup fitness shoot - my first shoot with the beautiful and charming Salina Pun. This girl is an absolute gem. Tall slim, elegant, with a tiny little waist and long, long legs that seem to go on forever! She also has a smile that lights up the room and lovely clear complexion. Even better for my style of work, she has no tattoos or silly piercings. Not one. Not even a small one! Her pre-shoot communications were excellent and she was very active in the planning of the shoot. She is very keen to learn and took direction well. She also had plenty of ideas of her own that she was able too blend in nicely with the theme of the shoot. One of the really nice things about Salina is that she has a great "sense of fun". And she is able to translate this into her photographic work in a fun and playful way. Consequently, our 6.5 hour shoot whizzed past in what seemed like about twenty minutes. In which time we did a fitness session, some stop fame animations, some classic beachwear pinup and a little time at the end to experiment with some serious corsetry c/w filter gels and the fog machine. Unfortunately however, the clock ran out on us before we had time to complete everything we planned - and there are still dozens of costumes left to try.
Salina Pun fashion shoot – my second day in the studio with the beautiful and charming Salina Pun. This time we concentrated on fashion images, primarily for her sed-card. With her tall slim figure, she is ideally suited for fashion. This time she looked absolutely stunning. She is also a very chatty and intelligent young woman, and time spent with her seems to whiz by. In fact, the only problem I found working with Salina is that we take so many good pictures that it is hard to know which ones to choose!
My second shoot with the lovely Pixiee-lou. Now, Pixiee is probably one of the most versatile models currently on the scene, with a huge diversity of styles and ideas in her various web folios. So I jumped at the chance of being able to work with her again. This time, we did two basic sets:- A high-key strobe-lit vintage-fitness set. This gave us a chance to try a rotation and a few other fitness-type sequences Then in the afternoon we went low-key, set up the RGB LED and the smoke machine and did some alternative Christmas shots too. Unfortunately once again the clock gave up on us and the shoot was over. But not before we got lots of pictures in the can.
I have been discussing the shoot with her for weeks and she came well prepared with her make-up and fingernails done perfectly. Her long legs and slim but curvy figure are perfect for vintage. She also has a good understanding of the genre. It is always good fun watching modern girls perform old fashioned deportment exercises, so that’s where we started with Alexa. We put her in a Chinese-made 60’s-style bikini and gave her the old, “shoulders back, tummy in” type instructions. Well, as the pictures will confirm, she took to it like a duck to water. We then went on and gave her a heavily-jewelled dance top and 60’s style control briefs – worn as hot-pants to show off her fabulous figure in a classy, understated way. Then we changed the background and did some retro beachwear shots. wearing a variety of vintage one-piece swimsuits. All of which looked fabulous on her. Finally we changed the background again to something much darker, added a couple of filter gels to the studio lighting and switched on the fog machine. Meanwhile we laced Alexa into a variety of different corsets including a particularly nice black satin over bust one of her own.. Only trouble was that our six hour shoot shot past in what seemed more like about twenty minutes. Whilst we managed a fair few costume and lighting changes, sadly we didn’t have time for everything we planned. But hopefully she will like the photos so much that she will come back for a rematch at some point.
My first first shoot with the lovely Lilyamber. I had been looking forward to this shoot for several months, because as well as being absolutely stunning, Lily is also a very keen and enthusiastic person. Her pre-shoot communications were excellent and she turned up at the studio dead-on-time, with make-up done perfectly. Turns out she is into waist-training. This compliments her delightfully hour-glass figure beautifully. It also dovetails nicely with my interest in vintage pin up and corsetry. Her look is further enhanced by her long strawberry-blonde hair and big blue eyes. Even better from my point of view, she has no silly piercings or tattoos - not even a small one. :-) We did four separate sets and quite a few costume changes. She tried a variety of corsetry, ranging from 60's style pantie-girdles worn as hot pants, through to a genuine Vollers overbust lace-up corset. She also brought her own waist-trainer. We had a lot of fun with that - filming her as she wriggled into it. However, as is often the case with really good shoots, our six hours together whizzed past in what seemed like about twenty minutes. Which meant the clock prevented us from trying all the available costumes. However, Lily does not live far from here. So hopefully we will be able to persuade her to come back for a rematch, in the not-too-distant future. :-)
A very productive shoot with the stunningly beautiful Laura Sele. In addition to her classic good looks and fabulous figure, Laura is also a very nice gentle, considerate person too. Sadly we ran out of time to try all the things we planned to do. But fortunately she lives not far from my studio and I hope that we will see her back in the studio again in the summer.
Just going through the photos following a fantastic shoot with the lovely Emma Lou:-http://purpleport.com/portfolio/emmalou00/ and her friend Dayna - http://purpleport.com/portfolio/dayn Now Emma is what our transatlantic cousins would call a "class act" - tall, slim, elegant with a fabulous figure and a perfect understanding of the pinup genre. She arrived at the shoot with immaculate make-up and hair, together with a good collection of shoes and other bits and bobs. Dayna has been here before and we are big Dayna fans here at waist.it. With her bright and bubbly personality, cheeky smile, and fabulous dancer's figure, Dayna is an absolute delight to work with. Only problem working with Dayna is that somehow the time-space continuum becomes distorted - i.e. every time I work with her, six hours seems to rocket past in what seems like about twenty minutes. Smile Sadly I have no idea where the time went. Six hours shot past in what seemed like twenty minutes. So we ran out of time to use all the costumes we had planned. Nevertheless, we still managed to capture a lot of wonderful pictures and they both hinted that they might be persuaded to come back for a second shoot! Smile Lovely people to work with and very highly recommended
Had a last minute cancellation from another model due to illness. Studio was all set up, costumes prepared and shoot-plan all written up. I was just about to pack it all up when Jade's casting appeared. So I messaged her and asked her if she'd care to step in. She said "yes please" and the rest, as they say is history! Jade is actually a gem. What she lacks in experience she certainly makes-up for with enthusiasm. She is also a stunning-looking girl with a fabulous figure, lovely posture and a cheeky smile. Her pre-shoot communications was excellent and despite the time constraints, she prepared herself well for the shoot. Turns out she also really likes corsets. Which is great because we have lots of them. But we also tried some dance costumes, some vintage swimwear and we did a pretty good vintage fitness session too. I think I can honestly say this was one of the best "first shoots" I have ever done. Only problem was that our four hour shoot whizzed by in what seemed more like about four minutes! But hopefully she'll come back in a few weeks for a dedicated corsetry shoot. At least, that is the plan. Smile Lovely model, lovely person and highly recommended.
My fabulous first shoot with the delightful Miss Badger. Her pre-shoot comms were excellent. She came beautifully prepared for the shoot with a case full of accessories and shoes. She also pays great attention to detail, e.g. fingernails, toenails and lipstick all matching. She had even printed out and read the shoot-plan! In addition to her legendary love of badgers, Nat has sparkly eyes, a fantastic figure and a smile that lights up the room. Six or seven hours in her company disappeared in what seems more like a few minutes. She is also an amazingly well-organised person. Sadly, as is so often the case with first shoots, we ran out of time to cover everything we planned. But we still managed five sets - and I lost count of the costume changes. Even better, she has promised to come back for another shoot later in the year, to all the stuff we ran out of time to do this time. Lovely model, lovely person, and very highly recommended.
A fabulous first pinup-fitness shoot with the delightful Paula. Now Paula is a very classy lady indeed, with a clear olive complexion and a classic Mediterranean look. Her tiny waist and hourglass figure is perfect for vintage work. Her thick rich hair catches the light and the wind beautifully, and her cheeky smile lights up the room. We tried a variety of costumes ranging from retro swimwear, through to some seriously firm corsetry - all of which looked absolutely fabulous on her. We also tried some dresses, some furs and a full length cheongsam. In fact I lost count of all the costume changes, we did so many! She is a very hard-working girl. It was so much fun that our planned six hour shoot actually overran by over an hour . Yet it all seemed to whiz-past in what seemed like about twenty minutes! So we didn't have time to try all the costumes we had planned. But hopefully she'll like the photos and come back for another shoot later in the year. Lovely model, lovely person and very highly recommended.
Laurii Jae pinup – a very enjoyable and productive first shoot with the lovely LJ. Turns out that this wasn’t just her first pinup vintage shoot, it was her first ever studio shoot too. It’s always interesting to shoot with someone who has never done vintage pinup before – or done anything remotely like it. She used our influences section so that she could practise some poses at home before the shoot. And of course, this style of work requires particular attention to posture and elegance. So it is always rather good fun watching a modern girl virtually going back in time and getting to grips with how things were done in olden times. It is also amazing to see the simple old fashioned techniques of stretching spines and pulling in tummies can transform the figure of a modern girl. Well, LJ seemed to enjoy herself, and the transformation was quite amazing. Her pre-shoot communications were good and she took a lot of trouble to prepare for the shoot carefully. Unfortunately, thanks to unexpected last minute local rail cancellations – not her fault – our shoot was a little shorter than planned. But we still did loads of costume changes – and have loads more in mind for our next shoot. She is a hardworking lass, who gave 100% to the shoot. She is also a very considerate person who tried her best to make the shoot go well. Lovely model, lovely person and I am very much looking forward to working with her again.
Fabulous first vintage style pinup fitness shoot with the lovely Faranas. They say that good things often come in small packages and that is certainly true in Fara's case. With her big brown eyes, long wavy hair that catches the light and her dark Caribbean complexion, she has a delightfully exotic look. She also has an absolutely stunning figure with a tiny waist and long slim legs, which is all set off beautifully by her perfect posture and precision of movement. The proverbial cherry on the cake is that she has absolutely no tattoos. Not even a small one! This adds to her very classy look and makes her perfect for timeless/vintage work. She is a very hard working girl too. Her pre-shoot communications were excellent. She also took the trouble to read the shoot plan properly and she came well prepared for the shoot. Her petite frame was perfect for the shoot because we were able to use a lot of our smaller costumes on her to great effect. We tried a variety of bikinis, one piece swimsuits girdles, corsets and dance costumes - all of which looked magnificent on her. We also tried a variety of stop frame animations and cloning sequences that I am very much looking forward to stitching together. But I am probably most pleased with a short sequence of Ursula Andress/Honey Ryder type shots we did, complete with belted bikini, water spray, sheath knife and sea shell. She even managed to pull her tummy in to give herself that classic retro concave waist that Ursula Andress did so famously the very first Bond movie. And even better, she managed to capture that sense of fun and irony that is essential for making the pinup genre work - complete with the ability to make difficult or awkward poses look natural and easy. Nothing was too much trouble for her, as she laughed and joked her way though the 7 hour shoot. Only trouble was the time seemed to whiz by so fast that we didn't have time to use all the costumes we planned. Fortunately she doesn't live too far away and I hope very much that we will see her again in the studio very shortly indeed. Lovely model, lovely person and very highly recommended indeed.
A fabulous 8-hour vintage pinup/fitness shoot with the lovely Stephy Samer. Now, I must admit I do have a soft-spot for fit, vivacious, exotic-looking, tattoo-free young women - especially the ones with with big brown eyes. long flowing hair and exceptionally tiny waists. And Stephy scores top marks in all those areas. She also has lovely posture - a result of all her dance and yoga activities apparently. Skills which translate beautifully into her modelling abilities. In fact, I think my favourite part of the shoot was when we put her in a "Bettie Page" style red-and-white polka-dot bikini, and asked her to do some of her favourite yoga poses for the camera. She looked absolutely stunning. We also covered a wide range of other costumes and looks too. This included lots of vintage shapewear and tightly-laced corsetry - all of which looked exquisite on her naturally-hourglass figure. Granted, the shoot was rather "last minute". Nevertheless, her pre-shoot communications were excellent and she went to a lot of effort to prepare for the shoot properly - right down to the matching finger nails, toenails and lips. She even read the shoot-plan! Smile She is also a very well-travelled and considerate girl and a generally nice, interesting person to work with. She is what I think the Americans would call a "class act". Trouble was that time just disappeared and sadly we didn't have time to do everything we planned. But she has promised to come back for a second shoot in the near future, so we can try a load more costumes on her. And I really cannot wait.