Was reminded of my recent, completely amazing (albeit abbreviated) visit with Osmyn Oree, after he posted a photo from one of our shoots together, on his tumblr today. You may see it here, if you'd care to...
Seeing the image reminded me of what an incredible couple of days I spent with him in Lancaster - and so, feeling a bit nostalgic - I went back through the self-portraits that I took while I was there, and I came across this one...which I had actually basically put entirely out of my mind. And that might've had something to do with the fact that - on the morning that I took this pic., the hotel manager very kindly came by my room to see if I needed anything...while the curtain in my room was fully open, and while I was in the midst of my shoot, in all of my naked glory, sitting on top of the luggage stand! As soon as I saw him peer at me through the picture window - I screamed, "SORRY!", and raced over to the window to pull the drapes...it was sooooooo incredibly awkward...I just felt awful about it because I could tell that he was way more embarrassed to have seen me naked, than I was to have had him see me...
About a minute after the whole thing went down, the phone in my room rang...and when I reluctantly picked it up (cuz I was pretty sure that I was about to be kicked out), the hotel manager said, "Yeah hi. It's the guy who just came by your room...why don't you close the curtains? And you're gonna break the luggage stand if you keep getting on it." I replied, "I was taking pictures, and I wanted to let the good light in. I won't do it anymore...and the luggage stand is fine."
I did open the curtains again though, and kept my clothes off - just long enough to take one more selfpic up against that pumpkin orange wall, and in that scrummy morning light…SORRY!
You're amazing! :)ReplyDelete
@Osmyn Oree - Back atcha, Baby!Delete
Love this one. The colour, the light, the pose, the expression.. So serene.ReplyDelete
@Raymond - THANK You! It's always so interesting to me - when self-portraits that I personally don't place very high on my own list of faves - wind up to be surprisingly popular. The B-Sides version of the selfpic in this post - has been the most liked, and reblogged photo that I've ever posted on tumblr - by a rather large margin! And as I mentioned in this entry, I myself consider the images that I got during this shoot to be - forgettable, to put it bluntly...strange how that goes...Delete
IMO, you need to face up to the fact that you're really a beautiful woman. Please quit trying to disfigure your face. Your body is amazing, but your beauty doesn't end at your neck. Just face it.ReplyDelete
Steve - It's so funny that you're writing this now! Wait'll you see the self-portraits that I'm gonna post tomorrow - Woah! You wanna talk about a disfigured looking face! I dunno...I think by now I'm just too old and set in my ways to be able to switch up my lifelong opinion of my face...Delete