"Your photos are grilled in sexiness and marinated in wow."
- Van from VAN GO CLOTHING
This profile is all about the fun of taking on different personas, looks, characters. It's a passionate exploration of the female image. Enjoy, my friends!
If you "favorite" my port, I change the profile pic every time I add new pics...just so you know.
***Any modeling advice/suggestions would be appreciated! Recently, a great photographer suggested I do some more vulnerable, human pics. Another suggested that I look beyond the camera....hmmm! I like that!
I appreciate advice such as a recent comment: "...your poses seem to be similar. The comment you made about looking past the camera might serve you well" Thanks! I'll work on both!
Bettie Page is my hero and inspiration. She could go from sweet girl-next-door to tough dominatrix. May her legacy of treating the human body as natural beauty continue. I have always worshiped the images of Bettie, Marilyn, the starlets of the 1940s, etc.
I'm slowly becoming a redhead, btw. I want that Jessica Rabbit look!
I'm only interested in working with respectful, polite, professional individuals. I don't do nudes just to shoot nudes...but if the concept is right and nudity helps to promote it, then I'll go for it.
I love exploring styles completely DIFFERENT from my own, what you see in my port.
If you work with me, you'll see I'm really nice, NO ego or attitude! I'm a plain Jane in real life.
Bust measurement is 37.5". MM won't accept the half inch so it says "38".
Current photographers I adore: David LaChapelle, Pierre et Gilles, Philipe, Steve Diet Goedde, Lope Navo. Past: Hurrell, George Platt Lynes.
Other artists who inspire me: Bettie!, Salvador Dali, Tom of Finland, Pedro Almodovar, French New Wave films, David Lynch, Film Noir, Jean Paul Gaultier, the bombshells of the 1940s (Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth,...), Isabella Rosellini.
My body is completely natural. No freakin' botox, liposuction, implants, etc...I do have a belly, but I "suck it in" and it disappears. :p I don't drink or smoke and try to eat healthy (over half the food I eat is organic...regular supermarket food is frightening...filled with toxins, genetically modified, and stuff banned in Europe). Stay away from GMOs!.......almost everything at a regular supermarket has either GMO soy or corn. Sugar is increasingly made from GMO beets.
Most Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid is made from genetically modified CORN!
Highly recommend for health:
---food based vitamins (made from real food) and vitamin C made from fruit or herbs that say "corn free", "soy free", or organic. If vitamins are cheap, they're probably not good.
---drinking water with fresh squeezed lemon juice from organic lemons
---unheated organic olive oil and flaxseed oil on your bread and food
---cut down on all grains and breads, including multigrains and whole grains. According to the book "Eat Right for Your Type", most blood types need to avoid wheat. I eat mostly sprouted wheat or Mana bread....I've cut my bread intake about half and it's been great.
---If it's dark and leafy, eat it! Include in your salads a wonderful mix of kale, spinach, parsley, and cilantro.
---Organic meats or grass fed meats only. Regular chicken, beef, and fish come from animals fed genetically modified corn. Cows aren't supposed to eat corn, creating bad bacteria, so all beef is washed in ammonia.
---Eat more often at home
---Raw sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in a bag help when you're on the go
---Read about nutrition. I like "Never Be Sick Again", "The Gerson Therapy", and "Eat Right for your Type". Watch the film "Food Inc.".....it'll change your life.
---I drink 2 glasses of raw, organic milk a week....drink it by itself with no food to enjoy all the probiotics
---Avoid sugar....it causes heart disease and feeds cancer. I LOVE a spoonful of raw, organic honey. Mmm!
I'm looking forward to turning 50!!!!!
I'm a nerdy, goody two shoes who never wears makeup...photography gives me a chance to be glamorous.
Thank you so much...and happy shooting!!
Sometimes I get complaints about the stars in the pics....well, you'll have to buy me dinner first if you want to see...and share in a smart and witty conversation. Ya gotta be a gentleman, of course, who shows respect for people and animals.
Actually, I grew up in the 1970s when a black box was used to censor images. I always thought those were really sexy! What you can't see is sexier in your imagination.
Some Beauty Tips
#1 is a diet of lots of fresh, healthy, organic food...try shopping at farmer's markets.
Make your own face masks! I like mixing together lemon juice with high quality raw honey that is unheated, unstrained containing pollen.
A good skin cream made from natural ingredients. I like Dr Hauschka's Quince Cream but a different skin cream might be best for you.
"The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad."
"All the joy the world contains
has come through wishing happiness for others.
All the misery the world contains
has come through wanting pleasure for oneself."
-Shantideva from The Way of the Bodhisattva
To paraphrase Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta-
Be a saint. Be heroic. It is our duty.