Kash and a few other photographers are working together to open a photography exhibition in a few months featuring erotic and art nudes. The beautiful and tasteful stuff you see in art books and wall pictures which are sensual and "leaves to the imagination". Not and never to be mistaken with pornography! Therefore I was most chuffed when Kash asked me to be one of the featuring models. I have seen his work on Facebook and Fetlife all of which I was very impressed with. However, I never actually spoke to the guy before and imagine he'd be way out of my league to work with me. Then one day out of the blue he contacted me on Facebook and asked me to give him a call. Imagining him to be dry and stern, I must say I was pleasantly surprised to hear how friendly, warm and even funny he was over the phone!
I was more than delighted to help him out for his exhibition. I must add that I was elated to hear I was recommended by another photographer and also that since I'm "experienced and confident", I would be suitable. Wow! We set the date at his house in North London for 16 January 2011. Armed with rucksack full of several lingerie and corsets and a pair of stilettos, I took the tube to Dollis Hill where Kash picked me up and walked me to his place, where the open-plan living room was the studio.
We had some coffee and a chat about the shoot whilst browsing through some photography books to get inspiration. Once we had an idea of what we wanted, we started as a warm up with me dressed in a black bra and knickers set with holdups and doing teasing poses then eventually stripping off whilst just kneeling on the sofa which he flattened out to make a bed. As Kash sells luxury cars, I have to admit I had a bit of a giggle when he used his black Audi car cover as a "sheet" over the sofa. Then it was a changeover to a white lingerie set. There was one picture I liked in one of the books Kash had in his collection of a girl lying down and pulling up her white knickers which were quite sheer. So we thought we'd adapt that. I have to say it came out quite well though rather raunchy!
The third set, we thought we'd have me in a corset! As it was to be a black & white image, I had a perfect one for this purpose...black with white polka dots! I got that in Amsterdam a while back and have been intending to wear that for shoot for ages. In this, I was to be a scary dominatrix armed with a crop. We decided to shoot that in the staircase leading to Kash's front entrance to his flat. Though quite a confined space, the photos turned out quite well as he was able to shoot from the bottom. We did nail some good ones there, and one of them is along the photos to your right.
The final set we returned up to the living room where Kash cleared the floor and lay down his black sheet. He had this ingenious idea where I'd be lying down still in my black polka-dotted corset surrounded by all sorts of art erotica books and magazines scattered around me, looking ecstatic. Then, the piece-de-resistance was to be a shot when I'd be all nude still lying on the floor this time surrounded by CDs. Some of them were placed on my body to cover up the
"bits". I liked how the CDs shone, especially against my rather tanned skin tone...
These are the images on the blog which Kash posted on FB. I'll also be picking up a CD of all the images he shot shortly and will be selecting the ones I'd like edited on my part. Seeing his viewfinder from time to time during the shoot, I'm most certain I will have helluva time trying to select which ones! Moreover, I'm very excited that some of them will be used for his photo exhibition shortly. I definitely must be there! And of course I have to tell my friends...!
Although Kash told me he only started photographing models last year his quality of work shows that he's got even more experience! He definitely has the eye for it as well as the talent. The lighting and composition of his images are both good, and he's got great ideas. I can't wait to shoot with him again another time. Thank you Kash! Once I get more information about the exhibition, I will let everyone know...