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Headshot / expression video

 

I thought I would do a little headshot/ expression video, just to show movement and reality really. Its often easier to see a persons modelling from video than images. Of course I wasn’t modelling to any particular brief or purpose here, just throwing out a few random headshot poses. But gives an overall idea :)

 

Videoed and edited by Stephen Perry  – www.stephenperry.com

 

Bye Bye Boobs *waves* :D

The life and times of my boobs “Sheila & Mary” ……. ;)

A long time ago in a wee village in the countryside lived a girl with a miniscule chest! Her mum had big boobs, her aunties and cousins did, every bloody female in the family did ……even her brother had bigger boobs ! :O  This made her feel bosom deprived! :/

One day after finding one of her chicken fillets in the corridor at work … hadn’t noticed it had fallen out and became a major trip hazard…. she decided for health & safety reasons, she ought to have them sown in so they weren’t so dangerous! (Always thinking of public safety!)  ;) (y)

So 11 years and 4 boob jobs later…… Sheila and Mary have seen (not so flat) flat mates come and go! They have decided enough is enough and they would rather be on their own! The flat mates have been nothing but a problem…..changing shape, moving constantly , one south, one north, gosshhhh! Why cant they just settle in their homes and be happy!!! Awkward buggers!

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So basically due to my hyperactive implants that wont sit still my surgeon has decided they are out of control and all he can do is remove them!

So I will go from a C cup (with the flat mates) to possibly an A cup (empty flat!) :O   (gosh that’s an attractive description if ever I heard one….watches bookings decrease 500% in 30 mins!) :v

After 4 months of empty flat I will have the option to have them put back in…..or not! This decision i’ve not made as yet!  (A bit like the flat mates that you love to hate!)

Back in the day….I never wanted huge boobs, just a bit of something to be more in proportion I felt.  I’ve never liked the look of fake tits to be honest, but given the option of that or nothing,  I thought hey ho at the time, …. might as well!

So 10th November 2014 I will be having them removed. I will be fit to work again 1 week after, but i’m going to take a couple of weeks off just to have a wee rest. I will have little scars under my tits, but I already have, so that will be no different.

But in all seriousness the relevant thing is I will have much smaller boobs and will look different.

So any bookings after this date….this is the boob status (y)   Of course anyone already booked has already been informed, but for any future bookings, just to make people aware :)

I appreciate this may affect work, as modelling is quite simply based on your look! I’m not suggesting bigger boobs are a better look, as I don’t think this at all, but it will be a different look for me, so is relevant :)

I will still model to the same nude/ erotic levels and nothing will change that way.

I will further update on Sheila & Mary in the future to let you know whether or not I decide to let the flat mates back in, or whether they have seen their final day!

For now, Thanks a million and lots of love from Sheila & Mary xxxx <3

 

Sayyyy whattttttt!!!!

This is a bit of a funny one…..but I keep finding photographers say to me :11261455_766740870110136_1331912656_n

“I’ll book you when I am more able, I can’t shoot to the standard of your portfolio”….

“I’m just amateur, so I’d never book you”……     “I’d be too worried I messed up” ……

“Obviously you wouldn’t work with me, but….”        Sayyyyyy whattttttttttt!!!!!!

Am I really that scary!!! :O Goshhhhhhhh!!  :O

Bonkers!

 

Ok , so here’s the craic  …….. I am a little model lady. I prance in front of cameras for a living and a loving! It’s what I do…. :D  Yipee!

When you want a plumber, you don’t think “Well I won’t use that one, because they’ve got 10 years experience…. I’ll use one that’s never touched a pipe in their lives!” :O :p

I LOVE what I do and it’s your passion and desire to create images that attracts me, NOT how many awards you have and whether or not you have shot the queen!  Yes I god damn well DO want to work with you, stop telling me I don’t!! :p ;)

Remember you book me to do a modelling job…..my purpose is to do exactly that, Model! Which is basically whatever YOU want me to do! It is not about me! Ever! It’s all about you! I cannot stress this enough! I don’t mean to make this sound all frank and worklike! But at the end of the day, it is! I adore modelling, of course it’s more than a job to me. But in reality, you book me for your purpose, as your employee for that time (as long as it’s within my levels of course!)  If you want me to wear an illuminous polka dot boiler suit and dance in the middle of the road, then that is my job and I shall smile in doing so! :D

Hopefully you want to book me because you think I can help you achieve something within an image, whether it be for a client , yourself or just for the hell of it …..! It’s not about what I want from the shoot or my agenda, I go in with an open mind ready to take on your mind! :D

My only interest is your satisfaction! Irrelevant of how many trees I have to climb or ponds I have to dunk my head in!  I know that sounds painfully cringe worthy , but I absolutely mean it! Nothing gives me greater pleasure than a happy photographer! (and chocolate) Saddo maybe…passionate to the max, definitely! :)  My absolute job satisfaction comes from us creating the best images we possibly can…. simples! :)

The other comments I get are:  ” Ohhh you’ve shot with fred, i’d never dare shoot with a model that’s shot with fred”!!!   sayyyyyy whattttt!!! **Bangs head off wall!** :D

What I display in my portfolio are images that I think show me at my best and most versatile …. it’s not about who shot what and where, its not even about a good photograph necessarily!  If God himself took a picture and I think my ass looks big, then no way would I use it! ;)

My portfolio is to show my modelling …..not how good a photographer may be at photoshopping 163 giraffes into an image. (Although that is amazing and has its place!) but shows more photographer/ retoucher skill, not model skill.  In essence…..I don’t choose images to display based on name, number of awards, followers….it is based entirely on the image look/style/relevance from my perspective.

My portfolio is admittedly image heavy from particular people, but this is because I work regularly with these people, not that I ONLY like their work! They send me images, most people don’t, as I have absolutely no right to images from anybody on jobs so i’d never dream of asking or expecting. But it’s not a case of “if you don’t shoot like these people then you’re not good enough” etc etc! At all! Ever! :)

A bit of experience doesn’t make you scary…….I’ve learnt a bit about lighting, lenses, angles and all that stuff over the years…so I can help if you’re an absolute novice, however I’m no photographer, I’ve never picked up a camera and I don’t intend to! So although I may know a bit about this and that, I don’t know what you know about your camera! I just know what flatters me and what doesn’t, but that is part of posing knowledge, it is not meant in any patronising way :)

Anyway…… as you can see, I get a bit over zealous in my writing , especially of these crazy topics! :)

But I simply cannot get my head around these comments and peoples lack of confidence in working with me….I am THE most down to earth person ever!!!! I appreciate I even look quite hard and scary in a lot of my work, but it’s ACTING! ITS NOT REAL! :D….I know people mean it often in a complimentary way and I do not take offence. However to me it is crazy ….as I sit here in my PJ’s thinking “whatttttt!! ….I’m scary!!” There are many people I would like to be scared….the police (so I need not pay speeding fines), my 10 year old niece (who scares me!) , the tax man (no explanation needed!) etc, etc, however I have the pleasure of none of the above! Must try harder! ;) :D

Lots of love and growls ;)

( Photography by Andrew Appleton)_AJA5789-Edit

Safari in South Africa

Little video of a “Happy Safari” shoot I did in South Africa with Andrew Appleton Photographer…..whilst we were over working at the Photo Film Expo in Johannesburg.

Looking forward to going back this year….for more fun, games and workshops! ;) :D

Photography & video editng: Andrew Appleton

Video camera: Boudoir Fusion, South Africa

Black Diamond Editorial …..

Just wanted to share one of my favourite shoots of the year………… (as it’s New Years Eve and all……)

An Editorial I shot with Wayne Lawes Photographer….Mr. Multi-Talented…also on styling! ;) and his lovely wife Liz Lawes also a photographer. We were assisted by another model Nic Button (lovely lady on a mission to keep me warm ….I love you for that!) ;)

Hair & Makeup by the super creative:  Tara Steel MUA

We shot this on location near Bournemouth & Newforest in Dorset …  and called it “Black Diamonds” :)

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Behind the Scenes…………

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<3 happy days…… :)

 

 

 

The compliment thing….

It is so very odd, that by being a model, people assume that you must think that you are beautiful! As of course modelling is presumably all about looks & beauty…. So people who model are therefore beautiful and therefore know they are, or why else would they model! Sounds simple!?

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But to my mind that is so far from how it is……I got into modelling as I liked having my hair done! I loved having my head rubbed like a dog and loved all the funky colours I had done, that i’d never have dared to otherwise.

As a teenager & growing up I had absolutely no confidence for one reason or another …. so I never for one second considered myself worthy of a second glimpse, let alone attractive, or anywhere near anything relevant to modelling! As my modelling continued and escalated over the years on and off…..(quite accidentally) I acquired a new found self confidence and an immense passion for it. But it was never about my looks, not then, not now, not ever.

The point of me writing this was I actually wanted to explain why I don’t accept compliments and may come across like I am being dismissive!

Often people make lovely comments on my images and I am very grateful yet so genuinely shy to accept these compliments! “Bullshit” I hear you say!  Outwardly and even inwardly I am a very confident person now, but compliment me and I will shake my head at you, change the subject, tell you to “shush” or “don’t be daft”. Not out of rudeness or that I am unappreciative , but because I genuinely don’t see it/or agree; plus I think how very vain and big-headed would it be if I did!  It is crazy as I know I have to to say thank you because it is polite and because I am genuinely grateful…..but it feels almost false when I say it as of course I disagree, and by saying thank you I feel that is me giving the nod saying “Yes I agree I am bloody awesome, thank you “!

This makes me sound mad I’m sure…..! ;)  I do think I am a good model and I do a very good job. But I disassociate being a good model with being good looking, as I don’t think the two necessarily need to go hand in hand.

So I don’t mean this to sound like I am some super sensitive flappy shy model, because I’m not!  :p  But rather thank you for all your kindness and sorry I perhaps seem to brush you off, when you are being complimentary, but these are my reasons (silly as they may sound!) :) <3