These were a couple of fashion test shots of Mistress Heelena I took in May. I have been thinking about the creative direction of my work and love the fine line of desire and want to entitle our exhibition, “The Edge of Desire” or maybe …Pleasure as Lucy thinks “Desire” is too obvious:) How I love creative criticism.
I’m feeling inspired by my latest book purchase “The New Erotic Photography,” by Dian Hanson and Eric Kroll, “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope” and I am looking for models to shoot and want to just concentrate on producing quality erotica. Having worked in entertainment and news mediums, journalistic exposure in any situation is ultimately never as interesting as your own personal creative journey and exposure.
Photographing celebrities and news you feel like a voyeur documenting other people’s dysfunctionality and leave no lasting inspiration behind, other than yesterday’s chip paper. To explore your own imagination and create something of your own inspiration that can inspire and be memorable is infinitely more satisfying and meaningful.
I like the Chas Ray Krider ethos, “Most of the women I work with are non-professional models. Many are friends and acquaintances. A good model is one who has a sense of her own sensuality and can let it flow out.” Which Mistress Heelena certainly has.
“I don’t feel lust when I look at my photos. I see power, control, fun, sexiness. What turns me on is dirty talk, a good mind fuck…” Lisa Boyle