Sunday, October 27, 2013

Well Red

Last week's Big Ugly Land of Oz self-portraiture challenge was entitled, "Seeing Red"...and for me it was pure kismet that this past Friday I happened to bump into one of my most open-minded, property-owning friends...cuz outta the blue, he offered up one of his many fantabulous properties - as a potential backdrop for one, or any of my self-portrait shoots. When I mentioned to him that my next shoot was gonna need to be "red-themed", he smiled and said that - not only were there two old MG's in the building in which he'd offered to let me take pics., but (if he remembered correctly) one of them was red...and 'deed if it wasn't...THANK You, You amazingly sweet, and generous man!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Greet the Brand New Day

Thought I'd take a short break from posting more of the selfpics that I took in Atlanta, by instead sharing one that's decidedly more relevant to the positively go'juss morning that I woke up to, today...aaaaaahhhhhhh...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ballroom Blitz

I snuck a few self-portraits in one of the main ballrooms, at the hotel where I stayed while I was down in Atlanta, last weekend...and it's a damn good thing that I decided to forgo posing nude (like I so often do) - because I got caught red-handed by a member of the hotel staff, after having just gotten started with this shoot...uhhhhhh whoops!

I havta say though, like all of the other hotel employees with whom I had the pleasure of interacting: doormen, concierges, bartenders, waitstaff, managers and housekeepers - the man who walked in on my shoot, could not have been any nicer, or more chill. They were all just the nicest bunch of people ever, I mean that - and I feel lucky to have made each and every one of their acquaintances! Thank You so much for bestowing upon me - your generous, Southern hospitality :D

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Up On The Roof

I just returned home from my weekend getaway to Atlanta, Ga. - where I had the absolute most fun attending Eroticon USA 2013! I feel incredibly fortunate to have met so many interesting, talented and super nice people, and as an added bonus to all of that goodness - I managed to also squeeze in a little bit of time in which to explore Atlanta, while taking loads of new pics. (self-portraits and otherwise).

Since this week's Big Ugly Land of Oz Self-Portrait Challenge asked that we all take selfies anywhere but at home, I didn't dare pass up the opportunity to stage a few shoots in a big city, states away from my small town...

This image was taken on the rooftop of the hotel where I stayed...

Next week's BULOO challenge theme is - "Seeing Red"...feel free to do whatever you want with it!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Toll Dat Mauker..."

Thanks again (for like the millionth time) to my very mostly Favorite - for letting me get my self-portrait kicks at his place, the other day! I swear to Pete, you are best...I could just eat you all up!

...and not to be a party pooper or anything, but if you'll all kindly excuse me - I've gotta go finished getting packed, and tucked in super early tonight - so that I'll be all set to take off for Atlanta, Ga. early tomorrow morning (I'm goin' to Eroticon USA 2013, YIP! And I am so super nervous and excited - wish me luck?)

Right so, I'll see you sweet peeps again, before too terribly long...mmmmmmuah!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Background Noise

I've been making these seriously sick ass, huge prints of my Instagram pics., at the gallery lately - and naturally, it didn't take very long before I came up with the idea to stage some self-portraits in front of 'em...which not surprisingly then also inspired this past week's Big Ugly Land of Oz Self-Potraiture Challenge - where I asked myself, and anyone else who was game - to stage our selfpics in front of unusual, or interesting backdrops...I was undeniably selfishly motivated to tackle this theme...but hey - no harm, no I right?

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's a Gatsby Thang

Been sick with some godawful, miserable virus for nearly two weeks now - so haven't had the energy to take any new selfpics since September the 30th...bleh. 

Anyway, I'm hoping that you guys'll be cool with me filling in this unfortunate lapse in productivity - by posting the female counterparts to the male versions of this group that I shared here, and here, recently...I do feel fairly certain though, that I'll be well enough to wanna shoot again sometime this weekend...I hope I will at least...

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Red Dress Diaries

Ok, first let me say - there is definitely somethin' goin' wonky with my iPhoto...because every time I upload a picture from iPhoto to elsewhere - it comes in blown out way too bright, with the colors either too dull, or too please forgive what appears to be horrific edits on the two color pics. that I've posted on this entry - until I can figure out how to get the proper versions uploaded...Thank You!

(Moving on...)

It was no accident that "The Big Ugly Land of Oz" Self-Portraiture Challenge theme for last week was, "Movement"...because for one thing, when I decided upon it - I had already taken the first two pics. that you see here, a couple of weeks before - and I figured they'd suit this sort of challenge just perfectly... 

...but besides that - the homework assignment that we'd be given last week, in my darkroom photography class - was to freeze and blur movement by adjusting the shutter speed, and aperture on our cameras... voila! Same red dress, different day and location...and instead of using my trusty Sony Cybershot - I set the timer on my old Canon AE-1, before dashing into the frame, and leaping and spinning until I was pretty sure that I'd gotten my shots. The coolest thing about the last two pics in this entry however - is that I developed the 35mm film on which these pics were taken - myself! And tomorrow I'm going back to the darkroom to mess around with making a few prints from my negatives, YIP!

Believe me when I tell you, this is exciting new territory for an old gal like me :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bottoms UP!

Any of my wonderful readers out there, who live in, or near Winchester, Va. - really oughtta try and make it out to my 1 lb. Gallery's Opening and Artists' Reception for the current group photography exhibition, "Defining 'Erotic'" - tonight from 6 - 10 (probably much later, actually). This is a truly remarkable (especially for this area) collection of images (and one incredibly cool 3-dimensional wall hanging!), submitted by an internationally, and creatively diverse group of individuals...I am literally in LOVE with this exhibit, and I want to share it with the you all - so please come have a drink, eat some food, and most importantly - celebrate the arrival of this phenomenal exhibition with me!

I hope to see you there!!!