Saturday, July 28, 2012

I wanna be a perfume ad.

 A couple of new self portraits. Out of sheer boredom.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Say "yes" to crack!

 The photo above was removed from my photography facebook page for being "inappropriate" while all the ones below remained untouched. Since this was my second "offense" I was banned from posting content to facebook for 24 hours. Next offense i'll be banned and my accounts disabled. Well how do you like that? I'm pretty sure there are thousands maybe more more offensive and inappropriate photos than this on facebook. I think a lot of people agree with me. Plus my page is set so only people 18+ can view my page. Since I didn't want to risk losing my photography page I took down the other photos. But they can be seen here! The model is Camilla Cupcake, hair by Stephanie Strowbridge, Make up by Rachel Finan, and the amazing lingerie is designed by Frantic About Frances!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Self Portraits

 For some reason yesterday I got the idea that I needed to take some self portraits, maybe its because I was playing with my make up and it turned out and I had no where to go! Or maybe it was because for some reason I decided to break my lazy cycle and roll my hair, so my hair was curly and fabulous and again, no where to go. So no where to go + time to kill = self portraits. I don't take anything more than point and shoot snaps of myself once in a while normally because I always feel burnt out on making everyone else look fabulous, but sometimes it just must be done! I have to say i'm pretty pleased with the way these few turned out. One good thing about editing my self portraits is I feel more allowed to play with weird editing techniques, its how I pick up new tricks and start digging for new textures and paintbrushes. When something works, I start using it for client's photos. So in the long run, its never just play for me, i'm always working in one way or the other. But I really don't mind it. I think with out my job i'd be a total nutcase right now! One thing I can't handle is having nothing to do for long periods of time.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A bit of inspirations

With new space to live in work with its hard not to be inspired. For some reason i've had color on the brain, and for not expecting to do much in the ways of painting at our new house, I've had so many visions for what I want to do in each room I haven't really settled on any one just yet. I guess i'll know what will feel right when I actually get to spend more than 15 minutes at a time in the house. (o: I'm already picturing photos I want to take. I've been getting more ideas for some more "high fashion" type shots, that will still have that quirky vintage look that I love. Could be a start of a brand new era of style for me. I always get excited thinking about possibilities, and the possibilities this new house is going to bring me are pretty vast! I can't wait!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


My current house has very little organization, nothing like a big move to put me in the mood to organize. I found all sorts of good ideas for organizing on pintrest. Here are a few!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

When the pretty things come to town.

   I've been lucky enough to make friends with some of the best people in show biz, or the traveling sidehshow/burlesque biz anyway! They come to Lansing every tour for a show, and let my troupe The Klaw Mark Kittens open every show. We've had a blast getting to know everyone and learning from them. They camp in their tour bus outside my house when they're in town. Normally for a couple nights. Last time their day off I took them to all the good thrift stores in town. This time we spent the day taking photos in my kitchen and at Firefly Farm. The ponies at the farm are all highly trained trick ponies who are always a blast to shoot with. Everyone in the show was super excited to get to shoot with them. I haven't edited them all yet but they are looking too cute so far! Last night some of the girls and I traded hair tips, had cocktails, and watched Tom Waits on the late show.

   When ever they leave I always feel exhausted from all the fun, which only really makes me respect them more since they've been in that tour bus for 2 months non stop, and still have a week to go putting on a show almost every night. I'm glad I can show them a bit of fun on their day off. A few of the performers are straight from the Coney Island sideshow. Anyone who knows me knows my deep love for Coney for years now. I actually saw Heather Holliday and Donny Vomit perform at the sideshow when I was 18. When I heard they were coming to Lansing the first time I flipped. I took photos at the show, and thank god got up the nerve to talk to Gogo Amy after, when she found out I did pin up photography she told me about her pin up class and asked if I wanted to run one in Michigan, I jumped at the chance and since then (last summer) we've done five classes together. I love being a part of pretty things academy. Amy has become one of my good friends and I could seriously (and have actually) sit up talking with her all night. She's got big things a head of her, and I can't wait to see where she goes in life!