Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gotta Dash

So here I am, frantically squeezing in just one more eensy, weensy "December", and "2011" blog entry - while intermittently cleaning my house and longing to go get showered and dressed - before company arrives for tonight's New Year's festivities.

(All pics. snapped on 12/28/11)

Fortunately, (for brevity's sake) I haven't got a whole lot to say about these pics....I do like how there appears to be a man's face in the mattress, diagonally to the left of my head in the photo kinda creeped me out when I first noticed it while editing this series, but now whenever I look at these pics. - my eyes are immediately drawn to and fixed on "him".

Another thing is - these snaps were taken on the first really cold weather shoot I've done in what feels like forever...and I realized very quickly just how drastically low my tolerance has become - for posing naked in such uncomfortable conditions... 

...Also, I did indeed wrap my lips and teeth around the leg of a dead deer, for about a dozen frames - until I finally got the picture above...aaand since I was wearing sticky, gooey lip gloss - my mouth was all globbed up with fur and dirt after each shot. No amount of spitting or spewing could ever completely remove all of the funk, which was undeniably gross. My friend Curlymoe is convinced that someday (if I keep actin' a fool, the way I do) I'll end up contracting rabies, or some other horrific disease. To that I say, "I shan't live in fear".

Because it was also windy that day, I thought something good might happen if I wore the gown that I recently scored at my neighborhood thrift - what with it's many layers of sheer, flowy fabric and all. Sadly though, it was a bit of a misfire. 

Yipes! My first guest has just arrived...hate to beg off so suddenly - but there's a hefty amount of hostess-ing and partying to be done, y'all!

Before I go though, I feel that it would be remiss of me to not first THANK my wonderful readers for sticking by me all of this time. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtful, caring and insightful comments, along with your invaluable advice, and tips that have led me to shoot in locations about which I would've otherwise never even known. Also, a gigundo THANK YOU - to my fellow bloggers who have seen to it that their own readers have found their way to The Big's been a truly great year, and I wish you all - nothing but the BEST in 2012! CHEERS!


  1. Holy crap. That first pic... are you still using a consumer point-and-shoot? Because honestly, that range of lighting looks like a true professional shooting HDR.

    The experts at would love to take credit for a photo like that.

    I'm seriously impressed with that shot. The rest are good too, but that's just a technically excellent photo.

  2. @KBCraig - PIXIQ?! AWEsome!!! You good people there can do whatever you WANT with the picture you mentioned - SERiously!

    ...And YES! I AM still using the same ole bunged-up Sony Cybershot that I've been shooting with now for, ohhh...about a year and a half? I'm actually pretty amazed that it's lasted as long as it has. (Hope I didn't just jinx myself, I've got a really big shoot lined up for today - YIP!)

    I honestly think I just got kinda lucky in that first pic.. The white pages of the book did a really nice job of reflecting the light that was coming in through the window, up onto my face.

    Anyway, Thanks so much for your comment - reading it was a great way to kick off my day! OH! And if you see Haje, please tell him I said, "HI!" Love that guy...haven't talked to him in ages...

    Best to you in 2012!

  3. Wow! Hot stuff. My first time to your blog but it won't be my last. I'm in the adult business so I know good content when I see it. Keep up the good work, I'll be visiting more often.

  4. @Richie - So AWEsome that you found your way to The Big Ugly! And even BETter that you liked it enough to wanna come back! Thanks so much for leaving a comment to let me know you were here...I'm excited about my newest batch of pics - so I do hope you'll stop back by to see what they're all about...Happy New Year to you!

  5. I love seeing your pictures for many reasons .
    You of course are a sight to behold and that shape takes hard work so cudoos to you.Also many of the places are haunts from my childhood and i love figuring out where it is and seeing it from a different view .Keep up the great work and hope you have a wonderful new year.

  6. @Anonymous - That's AWEsome that you recognize some of the backdrops in my pics.! Especially since I rarely show the exterior...makes me think you're as much of a kook as I am, to actually go inside such disaster pieces! Ya' gotta love good, ole Clarke County!

    Thanks so much for messaging me! Happy New Year to you too!