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Welcome to Naked in Los Angeles
It was an HP Photosmart E427 silver point and shoot camera. That was my camera when I first started shooting. No, no one laughed. I wasn't shooting model's then, I was shooting people I'd met through friends or on the internet. There was the mom with big tits. She had her son in diapers running around the bed room as we shot. There was the transexual Mexican prostitute who lived in Monrovia, but "worked" in Los Angeles. There were several other women who I photographed with that camera. None of them laughed at my camera that barely cost $100.00.
My status as a photographer began to change the day I met my friend at a Los Angeles photo lab. She was there picking up her prints. I was there selling professional photo paper for their new wide format printer. We started to talk in the lobby and exchanged numbers. A few days later she called me and asked if I'd like to attend a photo shoot? She told me that she was going to photograph an adult star for some content for the adult star's website. Well, no one needed to twist my arm. I said yes!
Over the next couple of days I discovered that my new friend was an erotic photographer. She had a studio in downtown LA. I visited her website and got a very good idea as to what she shot. The day of the shoot, I acted as her assistant. During one of the themes the adult star was wearing boxing gloves. After the first couple of shots, she decided that her shoes weren't right for the shot. She sat down (naked except for her shoes and boxing gloves) and asked me to change her shoes. It's not like I had never been around naked women before, but this was a new experience for me. I tried to act cool as I removed her shoes and changed her into another pair. Yes, I tried to sneak a look at her nakedness; after all I am a man
After the shoot the model and my friend complimented me on acting very professional. I guess they meant to say that I didn't gawk at the adult star as she posed for her photos. My friend invited me back for several more shoots. I was her assistant and the shoot always involved naked women shooting various themes (erotic, fetish, cosplay, adult themes, and more).
One day after a shoot my friend asked me if I owned a camera? I said yes. She said that I could bring it to the next shoot and that I could take some photos. Remember that silver Photosmart I mentioned at the beginning of the story. That is all I owned.
to be continued .......
Pulvis et umbra sumus:
A well taken photo may last an eternity; as for us ....we are dust and shadows