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Experiments in Black & White.
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(Yeah, I’m cross posting this from my photography blog. Deal with it.  <grin>)
I found myself in a creative mindset tonight and decided to experiment a bit with B&W images. I went back to a set of Jess & Swan Song from June and either did a new treatment of one of the shots I’ve already published or picked out new images from that set to play with. I think you’ll like the results.

Here’s a link to the full gallery: LINK

Jess in B&W.

 

More images past the fold. Beware, they’re not safe for work.

Titilation Tuesdays
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Stark Beauty

Stark Beauty

A followup to “A project of an intimate nature.”
A followup to “A project of an intimate nature.” avatar

Several people have asked me for a sample of the kind of pose or photo needed for “Pussy Parade” project being put together by Beast of  The Beautiful Kind blog.   I detailed the project in my last post (here).  Below the cut are a couple of sample shots from the project that I took tonight.

These are detailed photos of a model’s labia.  Don’t look at these at work.

Beauty and body shape. A response to Maura at Maire Claire.
Beauty and body shape. A response to Maura at Maire Claire. avatar

(update: this was originally slated for posting on my photography blog at DreamlandVisions.com.  I added an extra link to Smart Assed Masochist’s blog post that is not included in the original)

I’m sure by now most of you have seen this article titled: ‘Should “Fatties” Get a Room? (Even on TV?)’ over on Maire Claire about fat people.  If not, I’ll sum it up with this quote from the original article:

“So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.”

The author, Maura Kelly, goes on to a few lame attempts at justification but I’ll let you go read it for yourself.

There are some really incredible responses out on the net.  A few of my favorites are:

“Who wants to see happy fat people in love? Not Marie Claire!” – Fatshionista
“What Was Marie Claire Thinking With This “Fatties” Piece?” – Jezebel

And even my own Smart Assed Masochist got into the act with this rather scathing response:

“Fuckin’ Fat People!” – Happy Sadist

I could editorialize all night about the state of the fashion, television, entertainment and movie industries and their treatment of body types.   A few get it right; such as Dove with their Campaign for Real Beauty.

Instead of continuing to wow you with my ever so eloquent prose, I will show you examples of the kind of lady Maura Kelly would be grossed out to see, especially this way; in all her naked glory.

The model, K’la, is a dear friend and lover whose photos have graced the walls of art galleries, fetish shows, living rooms and websites for years. She is a life model for a local college and continues to model for photographers and painters as time allows.  She truly is a beautiful woman, inside and out.

I leave you with what I hope is a very eloquent and loud “FUCK YOU” to Maire Claire and the editors who approved such an unbelievable article.

(warning: photos are not work safe, but then so is this blog.)

Alchemy 2010 report
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I’m still writing up my Alchemy report. It’s hard because it really was a quiet Burn for me this year. Pictures and my report on just how fun a quiet Burn can be will be here soon.

All that text and not a pretty picture to be seen.
All that text and not a pretty picture to be seen. avatar

While SAM and I figure out what we’re going to do to graphically spice this place up a it, here’s a little something I shot last year to keep your interest (or something) up.

Not safe for work photo after the break.  Link is to my photo gallery.

Kicking things off with a couple of points.
Kicking things off with a couple of points. avatar

Kicking things off here with a couple of points.  Sharp points, that is.

I have a personal rule that I will not attempt something with a sub or slave that I have not either done to myself or had done to me by someone else.  If I don’t know what it feels like, how can I have any clue what my subs are feeling.

When it comes to things that are much more on the RACK* side than the SSC* side, this rule is even more important.

That being said, on to the points I want to make.

Endorphin Buttons are something that I’ve read a lot about, and have seen done in demonstrations and scenes several times over the years.   I’ve done needle play with several of my subs over the years, but nothing quite as elaborate so tonight I did one on myself to see what, if any, truth there was to what others have said.

Here’s a shot of a simple two-needle button I did on my own arm tonight:

Two needle endorphin button on my arm.

There was a slight sting as I slid the needles in but that quickly faded to a very nice warm glow that radiated up my arm.   I attempted a third needle (as you can see from the stray drop of blood) but could not get a good angle to get past the junction point.  Since I’m using 22g needles, I didn’t want to risk breaking the tip off inside my arm.

I left the needles in for about half an hour, pressing on the junction occasionally to see if it enhanced the endorphin rush.   It did feel good, and the warm glow was very nice, but nothing close to what I would call an “oh my god” experience.

This is another thing to add to my arsenal of ‘evil things to do to a sub to make them squirm, cry or cum’ but probably will not end up being used very often.