Libby BulloffPhotographer Female Seattle, Washington, US
My Website: Recent WorkMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/libbybulloff
Mayhem # 500034
"...the Annie Leibovitz of steampunk portraiture" --Gareth Branwyn of MAKE Magazine
"I love the saturation level on your images; the colors are so brilliant. The food images could sell bottled water to a drowning man." --Kyshah Hell of Morbid Outlook Magazine
"[Libby photographs] all things technolovely and neobeautiful" --Utilikilts
IDENTITIES ARE FLUID XI by exoskeletoncabaret, on Flickr
Currently a professional photo retoucher for a Fortune 500 company, I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in English Literature and Telecommunications Design and Production. I also run ExoskeletonCabaret.com, a small business devoted to wearable art, and am one half of www.seattletintype.com. I have been shooting and showing photography professionally since 2007.
You may have seen my projects on various blogs such as The Steampunk Workshop, Boing Boing, WarrenEllis.com, Wired. com, Diesel Sweeties, CRAFT, MAKE, the Webomator Blog, Street Tech, Genderfork, and Etsy's The Storque.
My work synthesizes art and craft, retrospect and innovation. It subtly fabricates impossibly wondrous worlds out of the discarded and forgotten in order to resurrect a glorious future.
I look to build a portfolio of images that display models creatively, building on natural, -real- beauty with extraordinary costumes and makeup/hairstyles of epic proportions. I play with the grey areas that nest between binaries. I'm intrigued by the bizarre and comical. I love shooting smart and strong people of all sizes with anomalous features. During a shoot with me, you will emote, you will have fun, and you will discover aspects of yourself forgotten or unknown.
I have photography studio space in Pioneer Square, Seattle, or I can work on location. I shoot digital images, and I make tintypes with my partner using a 1908 4x5 camera. I will trade CDs with edited images or tintypes or prints or tearsheets for your time, though other forms of compensation can be discussed. If you approach me with neither a portfolio nor a concept in mind, I will expect monetary compensation for my time. I can be available to do hair and makeup as well as take photos. Sometimes I can even be coerced into sitting for images myself.
I am not interested in Suicide Girls photo sets and I will not take distasteful or unintelligent images. I'm really rather bored with the cliches of fetish photography. I am glad to do more traditional imagery or family shoots on request, though I tend to prefer the unconventional.
I've taken on a plethora of steampunk-themed projects and I am very comfortable doing portraits within this milieu. I also specialize in photographing bellydancers. I am very interested in wet plate photography.
Want prints? Check out http://www.exoskeletoncabaret.etsy.com!
CURIOUS GALLERY juried event, Portland, OR, 2014
HOLIDAY MINIS: PETITE WORKS, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2013
NIGHTMARES: REAL & IMAGINED, Sequential Art Gallery, Portland, OR, 2013
Exhibition at Barcelona Museum of Ideas and Inventions (MIBA), Barcelona, Spain, 2012-2013
VANDAL EYES, Exoskeleton Cabaret, '57 Biscayne, Seattle, WA, 2012
LOVE, LONGING, AND LOSS, NYU Steinhardt Black Box Theater, New York City, New York, and Urbanlight Studios, Seattle, WA, 2012
COMING AND GOING: A TRANSIENT COLLECTION OF BLOOMINGTON ART, The Lodge, Bloomington, IN, 2011
WHO AM I-PHONE?, Four and a Half Walls Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
'57 Biscayne Open Studios, Pioneer Square Art Walk, Seattle, WA, 2011-? (Monthly)
Starfish Studios Open Studio, Pioneer Square Art Walk, Seattle, WA, 2009-2011 (Monthly)
FOOD PORNOGRAPHY - SECOND COURSE, Kaladi Bros, Seattle, WA, 2009
Group photography show, Zero Zero, Seattle, WA, 2009
FOOD PORNOGRAPHY, Starfish Studios, Seattle, WA, 2009/2010
Solo photography show, Utilikilts Flagship Store, Seattle, WA, 2009
ANACHROTECHNOFETISHISM - Artifacts by Pioneers of American Steampunk, Suite 100 Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2008 (Curator and Photographer)
PIPE DREAM - A Steampunk Wunderkammer, The Buskirk-Chumley Textillery Gallery, Bloomington, IN, 2007
Digital Photography Magazine, 2012
Gothic Beauty Magazine, 2012
Graceless: A Journal of the Radical Gothic, 2011
Women's Wear Daily, 2010
Bizarre Magazine, Europe, 2010
Filament Magazine, Europe, 2009-2010 (Multiple issues; photography and design)
MARIE CLAIRE Magazine, Brazil, 2009
Morbid Outlook Magazine, 2009
The Gatehouse Gazette, 2008-2009
IEEE Spectrum Magazine, 2008
Boston Phoenix, 2008
Weird Tales Magazine, 2007
BusinessWeek, 2007 (Design)
Echo Immortalis Magazine, 2007
Indiana Daily Student Newspaper, 2007
Bloomington Herald-Times Newspaper, 2007
Tintype photography to be featured in Jeff VanderMeer’s The Steampunk User's Manual, published by Abrams Image.
Tintype photography featured in Brian David Johnson & James H. Carrott's Vintage Tomorrows, published by O'Reilly Media.
Photography featured in the TRANSMETROPOLITAN art book to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative (original comics by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson).
Photography featured in Jeff VanderMeer’s The Steampunk Bible, published by Abrams Image.
Photography featured in Barbara Cardy's The Mammoth Book of Gorgeous Guys, published by Constable & Robinson (UK).
Photography and artwear featured in a Creative Publishing International book entitled Steampunk-Style Jewelry: A Maker's Collection of Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Designs by Jean Campbell, 2009.
The Steampunk Workshop
MAKEzine and CRAFTzine
R. Stevens/Diesel Sweeties (http://www.robotsocks.com)
Etsy’s The Storque