Feel lucky, punk?

Just a quick visual post for today, as I have now received and resized the photos from my latest shoot with Jason Marsh. I love this photographer more than any I have ever worked with for various reasons…

1. He only works with vintage cameras and film – none of that boring DSLR stuff – in spite of which he develops, scans, and sends his images to me within a few days or even hours of taking them. I have known digital photographers taking months to send me even a single image.

2. He actually pays me an artist’s fee. You would be surprised how few photographers even think of such a thing…

3. He is full of interesting ideas, and willing to experiment.

4. Most importantly, he is totally respectful, never misgenders or mocks me, and even succeeds in making me feel feminine and beautiful. After every shoot with him I feel validated and empowered again. I would happily shoot with him for free, were he not so conscientious. The world needs more…

Anyway, back to the shoot itself. We had planned to shoot at Penarth, using the substructure of the pier as a backdrop. Sadly, neither of us thought to check the tides… Having thus decided against a sub-aqua shoot, we returned to Cardiff Bay and made the most of the locations there, picking some backdrops we had not used in the “Imago” shoot (such as Ianto’s Shrine, the carousel, and the Lightship).

I had feared my flowly, elegant look might get a little samey, so I decided to be a badass punk for the day. I do hope I got away with it. 🙂 If nothing else, I think I have finally learned how to use my kohl pencil in creative ways, though I did nearly put my eye out with a mascara brush. I guess we can always revisit the pirate theme if that goes to extremes. At least with an eyepatch I could make my makeup last twice as long…

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2 thoughts on “Feel lucky, punk?

  1. These are all lovely but I especially love the one with you leaning back with your eyes closed. Very pretty and has a dreamy feel to it. 🙂

    Ps – I got a great laugh on the pirate bit. I can’t manage to put makeup on nicely to save my life (doesn’t help that I’m intensely allergic) but I watch my beautiful sister apply hers and I’m amazed at how easy and natural she makes it look. Practice makes perfect I guess. 🙂

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  2. Indeed it does, though I a long way from perfection. I completely misjudged the shade of lipstick I used for these, which looked dark purple in real life, but doesn;t exactly read too well on black and white film. I think I will get better with makeup when I can finally manage to destroy (rather than simply shave) all my facial hair roots, as the first, dreary task is always to conceal that horrible blue shadow. 😦

    Glad you liked them and thank you for the feedback. 🙂 I do like the leaning image. There are so many interesting scluptures in Cardiff Bay that tend themselves well to shoots.

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