though I am a goofball, I do have a good time hamming it up for
a camera... I just love getting all dolled up
in different styles and striking poses. So girly, I
know... but it's so damned fun!
lucky me- a friend, Liz,
just happens to be a fantastic photographer/makeup artist,
so I got to model for her whenever we had the chance to hang
together. We both had a great time creating these images (the
next 4 rows of pics are her work)...
also had such a knack for making me look wildly different in
every pic with her bag of magic tricks *grin* I mean, check out
the pics above- all me, all different!
It was also
always fun because I got to play with things like swords and
guns and stuff in our shoots, yipeee... *wink*
medieval-y pics were taken atop the gigantic frozen waterfalls
at Idaho Falls (skeeeery!) The crazy, gun-wielding pics
were taken in a deserted hallway... yes, the gun is real, and
yes, we made very sure said gun was not loaded...
Another fun thing
was the way we played with some very non-traditional methods of
lighting, using everything from bare bulbs to heaters as a light
source, heh (like in these pics below)...
No matter what
crazy things we tried, it was always fun when Liz
and I collaborated to create imagery... *nostalgic face*
following pics weren't shot by Liz, but were mostly for
various modeling-guinea-pig experiences during the time I lived
in Jersey... these next 4 were
shot at NJ's legendary 'Dover Mental Cage' (learn more the
infamous creepy Cage in the woods here)...
...and this rusty
old swing tucked away under the creeping vines made a gorgeous
backdrop for these 3 Breakfast-At-Tiffany-esque shots. Don't I
look (almost) innocent?? Ahhh... the sweet, innocent
nature-girl. Yeah, that's me! Sometimes. Ha.
The veiled pic
was shot in a graveyard (the 'Interstate
Burial Ground', also in NJ), the tree-creeping
pic was shot somewhere in the Pine Barrens of NJ.
The pics below
are from my first time in the Atlantic Ocean (Point Pleasant,
NJ) It was really great- the water was nice and warm, I got to
get all wet and then roll around in the sand (much to the
delight of the two old lecherous fisherman just down the beach),
and, I didn't get eaten by a shark. Outstanding.
These next 4 pics
were taken in a dingy old basement, kind of a spur-of-the-moment
thing just for fun. Cool boots though, eh?? (too bad I couldn't
actually even stand in them, heh)...
And finally, just
an odd assortment of pics from over the years... there's me
looking deceptively sweet/innocent... me flippin' my hair while
wearing a Morticia costume, Halloween 2000... me acting
silly as a cig-smoking angel... me
taking a picture of my dorky self...
... then there's me, getting inked (a kind of
Betty-Page-esque fairy tattoo which covers half my back)...
and me looking all broody and moody in the shadows... and me hiding under the
covers, with bedhead, no makeup, and all. Ha.
And then, there's
me, hanging poolside on the 4th of July in Jersey... embarking
on the Texas Shade-saw Massacre... lost in the desert wilderness
outside of El Paso (holy crap I'm WHITE!!)...
... and me
flippin' the bird to someone, aw how sweeeet... and then
finally, there's me hanging out (and trying to look all CEO-ish)
in my very first home 'office' a few years ago... it was
about the size of a closet, hahaha. Fin!
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