Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Where When How Wednesday - Ziggy

Welcome to 'Where When How Wednesday'. In these weekly posts I'll be interviewing creatives about their journey into the creative world, their works, and what makes them tick. This week I'm interviewing Edinburgh based photographic model, Ziggy.

Photographer - Andy Marshall Photography


Firstly, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for me. We should probably start at the beginning...when and how did you come about getting into the world of modelling?

'Hello and thank you so much for this opportunity, well it all started when I turned 18 where I travelled to London to do a test shoot for an agency. I had always had a passion for modelling and fashion so I thought why not and went for it. nervous and excited I applied online through the agency's website after seeing a casting call on star now (talent directory) i filled out an application where I was then invited for my test shoot to see if i had the skills and what styles would be right for me.'


Most things, especially online, tend to fall into specific genres and/or gets described as being a specific style. The trouble with this is it's quite subjective, the style someone views something to be can often differ to the style the person creating it views it as. How would you describe the work you are putting out there?

'I like this question as I come across this a lot as a model and people who are not in the creative industry or people curious see it as something different from myself. All the images I create I see as art, it all spirals from a creative idea I've had in mind or the fellow creative I'm working with. I cover a variety of styles and each means and is something different. I try to inspire and give a message of being strong, bold, confident and how you can do and be what you put your mind too.'

Photographer - Bocker Photography,  Make Up - Miss Saskia Su,  Taken At - Synergy Photography Studio


Photography, modelling and their related skills, as with most things, can have their share of problems. I personally have a particular problem with self confidence. This confidence issue can and has caused me issues with my photography. Do you find any aspects of modelling particularly challenging?

'I suffer from anxiety and this sometimes sets me back as if I'm having a bad time with it I doubt myself a lot and think what I'm doing isn't right, (although its great) I then put myself down. This can be tough when your job is all down to the image you are creating.  Its going to be normal to criticise your ability and work however when I think deeper and put this into practice, this comes in handy as i have a clear view of what and how i can do better next time. However i do have great confidence and I believe in myself that no matter what you can do it.'


In my series 'Foto Inspiration Friday' I share the people, images, places etc that I find give me inspiration. Who, or what, or where do you draw inspiration from?

'I get my inspiration from a few things, growing up was crazy and I faced a lot as child and teenager, I use this too produce image to show how I or someone else may be feeling in that situation. I'm part of a creatives team where their is over 350 creatives that inspire and give me ideas everyday and I also get a lot of the ideas from my own imagination my creative mind is always thinking of the most random or beautiful ideas.'

Photographer - Iain Ross Baillie


Sometimes images hold a special significance to us. It can be the first image we ever made, it can be an image drawing attention to a cause close to our hearts, it can simply be an image of someone we love. Do you have an image or images that hold a special significance to you?

'Yes I do have an image that I love and is close to me, at the start of the year I had a psychic reading where I then went on to create this image. This image for me is close to my heart as it signifies a new found freedom and confidence within myself how I can look as far and clear as I want without the worry or doubt, it teaches me how to be free every time I look at it and makes me happy to know how far I have came and what its too come. I also love the beauty of the location as it was actually taken in winter but has such a summer vibe to it.'


Photoshoots can sometimes leave you open to scary or funny situations. What's the scariest or funniest situation you've found yourself in on a shoot?

'One of my funniest but scariest situations would have be when I was so eager to climb up to massive broken window at an Abandoned railway station. As I had an idea in my head of how the image would look and I just needed to do it! (typical me always go to crazy and up for anything to create the image I want) in the process of climbing up to the window I lost my balance and fell back onto this concrete podium, although it was a shock and sore I couldn't help but laugh and it did not phase me, back up I went and hell was it worth it, I got the shots I wanted to get and was so happy with the outcome!. I still giggle every time I think of it.'

Photographer - Kevin Robertson


We've talked about your start, we've talked about your current work, let's quickly chat about the future. What have you got coming up this year, more of the same? Any special projects? Plus in regards to a more long term plan, where are you hoping your creative journey will take you in the years to come?

'This year I have lots of exciting projects arising, I've become and assistant fashion director in a creatives team, joined a new modelling agency and I'm also getting into catwalk where I will be rocking the catwalk at Aberdeen fashion week. A few tours and a little travel a long the way. each day their is something different and I'm blessed to be apart of amazing groups teams and events  that provide wonderful opportunities. I'm also looking forward to still bringing the best I can, improving and trying out new and amazing things in the exciting world of modelling. Long term I'd like to achieve many more publications, to start business and I also sing  so I'd love to have that as part of my future career, promoting, performing and catching my dreams. starting business and to be a woman who is influential to all and gives you the inspiration to do what you want and always have fun along the way.'

Photographer - Tutti Frutti Foto


When I speak to photographers I ask about their gear, it's only fair you get to geek out too...do you have any go to items you can't live without?

'I wouldn't say there's anything I couldn't live without except chocolate haha and oh also my phone but only because technology has take over the world haha, But I would certainly be lost without my beautifl soul and creativity and I hope that is the one thing that stays with me forever.'

Photographer - Andy Marshall Photography


Now for the shameless self promotion part of the interview...where can people find you and your work?

'You can find all my work on here on a variety of things. Thank you so much for interviewing me, it has been a pleasure and I've had so much fun answering these questions for you.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ziggymodel
IG: http://www.instagram.com/ziggy_model_singer
Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/coleyx'


I'd like to thank Ziggy again for taking the time to answer a few questions for me, be sure to check out all the links above for more of her work, as well as the links attached to the images for the other creatives involved in creating them.


Ian
http://facebook.com/guffoggthegeek
http://twitter.com/guffoggthegeek

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Where When How Wednesday - David Smith

Welcome to 'Where When How Wednesday'. In these weekly posts I'll be interviewing creatives about their journey into the creative world, their works, and what makes them tick. This week I'm interviewing photographer, David Smith.

Model - Elle Beth


Firstly, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for me. We should probably start at the beginning...When and how did you come about getting into the world of photography?

'I've always been fascinated by cameras and the images they produce. I was probably about 12 when I got my first camera, which was used for shooting snaps of my family and pets, they tended to be the point and shoot kind at first, including the old 126 and 110  film cameras with flash cubes. My first SLR was a Zinit-E, which I loved, and I slowly moved through various makes and models until the early digital camera arrived. I bought a Kodak DC 220 zoom in approx 1997, I still have the photos and they are pretty awful quality, but it was so convenient to use. My main pre-occupation for most of this period was to shoot people, sadly the majority of girls that I knew would run a mile when a camera was turned in their direction, and the men would think I was a bit weird for wanting to photograph them, so it wasn't until mid 2013 that I decided enough was enough and first entered a “real” photo studio in Battersea.'


Photography, especially online, tends to fall into specific genres and/or gets described as being a specific style. The trouble with this is it's quite subjective, the style someone views an image to be can often differ to the style the person creating it views it as. How would you describe the work you are putting out there?

'I admire the photographers who have a very distinctive style and constantly produce excellent work around that style, I’m not sure that I actually have one (a style that is), I don’t process my images with a consistent look. I shoot what I like at that moment in time and I tend to process a photo based on what inspiration strikes on a particular day, my aim is create an engaging image which makes the viewer look twice. I believe a photo should have “impact”, otherwise the human brain quickly loses interest, so I endeavour to imbue my images with an interesting composition, or other factor which draws the eye and so keeps the brain engaged. Obviously, whether I succeed or not is an entirely different matter'

Model - Jem Rose


Photography can have it's share of problems. I personally have a particular problem with self confidence. This confidence issue can and has caused me issues with my photography. Do you find any aspects of photography particularly challenging?

'Of course, I think we all panic a little bit about producing good work. I now make sure I have some sort of plan prior to the actual shoot, usually I create a mood board on Pinterest and make some notes about what I’d like to shoot on the day. I definitely find it’s a big confidence booster when the first set turns out well during a shoot. I suppose the only thing I don’t enjoy is shooting in front of other photographers, but I believe that’s quite common.'


In my series 'Foto Inspiration Friday' I share the people, images, places etc that I find give me inspiration. Who, or what, or where do you draw inspiration from?

'I draw inspiration from what I see around me every day, for example I went to see a film called “The Neon Demon” last year, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. I found the film to be a bit weird, but some of the visuals were stunning, you could have used a single frame as a fantastic image on it’s own. Colour grading and composition in movies are both areas I've become more aware of, so you could say they're an influence. I can't really pick a single photographer's work as having a big impact on my own, although I do rather like Kait Robinson at the moment (I've just discovered her).
I enjoy visiting sites such as 500px, where I am usually in awe of the work being produced on a daily basis. I’ve also recently been purchasing some of the "Vogue" books, which are a great source of inspiration as well as a good read - (Unseen vogue, People in Vogue, Vogue Model)'


Sometimes images hold a special significance to us. It can be the first image we ever made, it can be an image drawing attention to a cause close to our hearts, it can simply be an image of someone we love. Do you have an image or images that hold a special significance to you?

'Well this one...

Model - Romanie Smith

...is from one of my first sessions, so it holds a significance in that respect. Otherwise I can’t say that I have a “special” image.'


Photoshoots can sometimes leave you open to scary or funny situations. What's the scariest or funniest situation you've found yourself in because of photography?

'So this would have to be my second entry into a studio. My first was a group shoot which was completely disorganised with everybody trying to shoot at once, surprisingly it didn’t put me off, so I then booked a one hour shoot with a model who is still working today and doing very well. I was pretty worried prior to the shoot, as I thought I had to tell the model exactly how to pose, I turned up with lots of photos and thought I was prepared, 10 minutes into the shoot I had run out of ideas and went into panic mode. I seem to remember I just kept firing off a shot every time the lights “beeped”, so you can imagine that 45 minutes of this was probably quite tiring for the poor girl. At one point she was on the floor and I kept asking her what angle I should shoot at to make her legs look longer, what I actually meant was, what angle should I avoid in order not to shorten her already very long legs. Anyway, I don’t think she was impressed, I had implied that she had short stumpy legs, and I had put her through a marathon shoot without any let up or rest. I have to say, she was very professional, but I was sure she was seething internally. I haven’t shot her since that day, although she is still on my list.'

Model - Marianne Di Vine,  Taken At - The Coach House


We've talked about your start in photography, we talked about your current work, let's quickly chat about the future. What have you got coming up this year, more of the same? any special projects? And in regards to a more long term plan, where are you hoping your creative journey will take you in the years to come?

'Apart from working my way through my list of “models I must shoot”, I intend to do more location work with natural light, something I’ve only occasionally dabbled with. I don’t have much time to shoot and even less time for editing, so I have be very selective with who and when I shoot.

I have no long term plan other than to keep developing both my photography and post processing skills, this is a part time hobby, so finding the time can be difficult but rewarding.'

Taken At - The Coach House


We can't really talk photography without discussing gear, so...what is your 'go to' equipment that you find yourself gravitating towards the most on shoots?

'Canon 5D mk iii, Sigma Art 24-105, Sigma Art 50mm 1.4, Canon 135L'

Model - Elle Beth


Now for the shameless self promotion part of the interview...where can people find you and your work?

'Well I'm on Purpleport, but I'm also on instagram and facebook. I have a website but I don't update it as often as I should...
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/tmax
http://www.instagram.com/tmaxphotography
http://www.facebook.com/Tmax-Photography-562263597208421
http://www.tmax.photography'


I'd like to thank David again for taking the time to answer a few questions for me.

Ian
http://facebook.com/guffoggthegeek
http://twitter.com/guffoggthegeek

Monday, 20 March 2017

Procrastination Ammunition - The Deadly Dozen Vol. 1, by Robert Keller

From time to time we all need to procrastinate a little. Something so simple as ten minutes reading a comic book, could be just enough to stop us descending into life induced madness. With that in mind, and after a brief procrastination session of my own... Welcome to 'Procrastination Ammunition', the series in which I review stuff with the aim of giving you ammunition for your next procrastination session.


I'm not a big reader (actually, at 6'1" and technically in the 'overweight' category, thank you very bloody much NHS, I suppose I am a 'big reader'). Apart from reading comic books and blogs, I tend to avoid the pastime. When I do decide to attempt a book, if it isn't photography related, it's usually a true crime. The other day, for reasons I won't go in to (Scottish Power's incompetence), I was forced to have a scan of my Kindle app to see what books I had already downloaded...that's how I came across 'The Deadly Dozen, America's 12 Worst Serial Killers Vol. 1' by Robert Keller.

If you're looking for a romance novel, or rainbows and unicorns, maybe best you leave now. Assuming you didn't already having seen the post title, or the previous paragraph...

'The Deadly Dozen, America's 12 Worst Serial Killers' does, to quote Ronseal, exactly what it says on the tin...assuming you agree with Keller's criteria that is. For this, the first volume, Keller did certainly include some which many would probably agree are America's 'worst', such as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Richard Ramirez.

It's a quick read that collates chronologically the facts of the cases without the usual dramatisation associated with these type of books. Admittedly, each chapter doesn't really provide any 'new' information, nor all the available known information, it does however, concisely provide 'key' information.

Overall, assuming of course the subject matter is of interest to you, it's a great little read. For those familiar with the cases it's a brilliant little refresher, and for those that are new to them, it's a good introduction.

Oh yeah, one more selling point...'The Deadly Dozen' is a FREE Kindle download.


Ian
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http://twitter.com/guffoggthegeek

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Where When How Wednesday - Pippa Doll

Welcome to 'Where When How Wednesday'. In these weekly posts I'll be interviewing creatives about their journey into the creative world, their works, and what makes them tick. This week I'm interviewing Essex based photographic model, Pippa Doll.

Photographer - David Massen


Firstly, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for me. We should probably start at the beginning...when and how did you come about getting into the world of modelling?

'About 2 years ago, I was on the tube in central London and was randomly approached by a lady to join an agency. Since I was young I was always told I had 'model potential', I was fairly tall and lanky and had prominent cheekbones, but  I had never myself considered modelling. As a kid I was bullied throughout high school for being flat chested and had no confidence in my appearance whatsoever, so leaping into the world of modelling was a big step for me and in the 2 years I have been modelling I have gradually grown in confidence and become more and more myself.'

Photographer - Vic Kumar,  Taken At - Thurston Lodge


Most things, especially online, tend to fall into specific genres and/or gets described as being a specific style. The trouble with this is it's quite subjective, the style someone views something to be can often differ to the style the person creating it views it as. How would you describe the work you are putting out there?

'I like to be versatile and be able to do a variety of styles from fashion to glamour to beauty and art nude, and I truly enjoy them all as much as each other.

One style which can be subjective is 'Erotica'. To me, erotic means implied sexuality, you are acting in the moment, but not actually doing anything.'

Photographer - Jack Russell


In my series 'Foto Inspiration Friday' I share the people, images, places etc that I find give me inspiration. Who, or what, or where do you draw inspiration from?

'As a model and photographer I am a huge fan of Pinterest and creating various mood boards of ideas. Kate Moss, I have always been a huge fan of, her punky rock chick attitude is something I really love. I am also an unashamed collector of fashion magazines: I-D, LOVE, Wonderland are some of my favourites.'


Sometimes images hold a special significance to us. It can be the first image we ever made, it can be an image drawing attention to a cause close to our hearts, it can simply be an image of someone we love. Do you have an image or images that hold a special significance to you?

'I have to say the towel image of myself and Amelia Mary by Vic Kumar is pretty significant. Me and Amelia have known each other since primary school and were always really close friends. So it was enlightening when she also started modelling and we connected again and it was like time had never passed. Who would have known two trouble makers would turn out to be models!?'

Photographer - Vic Kumar,  Other Model - Amelia Mary


Photoshoots can sometimes leave you open to scary or funny situations. What's the scariest or funniest situation you've found yourself in on a shoot?

'The other week I was modelling nude up in a tree by the river, everything was going fine until suddenly out of nowhere, a man in a canoe comes leisurely streaming down the river with the biggest grin on his face. It was scarily mortifying and just downright funny at the same time!'

Photographer - Nick Halling


We've talked about your start, we've talked about your current work, let's quickly chat about the future. What have you got coming up this year, more of the same? Any special projects? Plus in regards to a more long term plan, where are you hoping your creative journey will take you in the years to come?

'2017 is my first year of being full time, so I am hoping to tour as many places in the UK as I can as well as arrange a week long photography trip abroad. In the long term I would like to continue with my passion for modelling and photography and set up my own location studio organising events and workshops.'

Photographer - Mark Goddard


When I speak to photographers I ask about their gear, it's only fair you get to geek out too...do you have any go to items you can't live without?

'As a model, I simply cannot live without my Dinosaur Onesie. Wearing it in between sets to warm up, is a life saver.'

Photographer - Ken P


Now for the shameless self promotion part of the interview...where can people find you and your work?

'Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/pippadoll
Website: http://www.pippamodel.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pippamodel 
Instagram: @pippadollmodel'

Photographer - Oscar Tornincasa Fotografie



I'd like to thank Pippa again for taking the time to answer a few questions for me, be sure to check out all the links above for more of her work, as well as the links attached to the images for the other creatives involved in creating them.


Ian
http://facebook.com/guffoggthegeek
http://twitter.com/guffoggthegeek

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Where When How Wednesday - Ellis Duke

Welcome to 'Where When How Wednesday'. In these weekly posts I'll be interviewing creatives about their journey into the creative world, their works, and what makes them tick. This week I'm interviewing photographic model, Ellis Duke.

Photographer - Jonathan Wootton


Hi Ellis, thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for me. We should probably start at the beginning...when and how did you come about getting into the world of modelling?

'It all started years ago (many years ago) when I was on a night out in Manchester when I was approached about modelling a new underwear brand they had created targeting the lesbian market. So I agreed and it went on from there, I did the underwear shoot and I loved it so I carried on the modelling.

Although having a unique not mainstream look I do struggle to find photographers that will work with me but when I do we really create some amazing images. More need to take a chance on me and expand their repertoire.'

Photographer - The Boudoir Studio


Most things, especially online, tend to fall into specific genres and/or gets described as being a specific style. The trouble with this is it's quite subjective, the style someone views something to be can often differ to the style the person creating it views it as. How would you describe the work you are putting out there?

'I would describe my work as eclectic and I intend to be more eclectic as time goes on. I like to think that I can portray either gender well. I don't want to be pigeonholed into a specific genre but have a spectrum across them all in some way or another.

I would love to try get some alt glam work done.'

Photographer - Steve Stenson


Photography, modelling and their related skills, as with most things, can have their share of problems. I personally have a particular problem with self confidence. This confidence issue can and has caused me issues with my photography. Do you find any aspects of modelling particularly challenging?

'Yes...the personal comments from people whether it be about body image or my look in general. Like we say art is subjective and not everything appeals to everyone, if you don't like it...move on, but there is just no need for nasty comments to trample on someone's self confidence.'

Photographer - Dan


In my series 'Foto Inspiration Friday' I share the people, images, places etc that I find give me inspiration. Who, or what, or where do you draw inspiration from?

'I draw my inspiration from creative things I have seen, also from films and everyday life generally. I try to make mood boards on Pinterest but a lot of the time the ideas I have in my head I just cannot find the images on there to put into a mood board.

But if I am picking who is my inspiration I would say Ruby Rose or Terra Juana.'

Photographer - Dan


Sometimes images hold a special significance to us. It can be the first image we ever made, it can be an image drawing attention to a cause close to our hearts, it can simply be an image of someone we love. Do you have an image or images that hold a special significance to you?

'I most certainly do....it is the image that was my first (and only) Purpleport FPI...



...It is an image of my son and I and the connection we have was captured beautifully in the image. This image will always have a special place not just because it received an FPI but it shows the mother and son love we have.'


Photoshoots can sometimes leave you open to scary or funny situations. What's the scariest or funniest situation you've found yourself in on a shoot?

'Possibly when myself and my partner (Delta Topaz) were on a shoot with Steve Stenson at his studio. We were shooting the sexual blindfold scene...

Photographer - Steve Stenson,  Other Model - Delta Topaz

...but Delta had just had a tuna sandwich so whenever she came near for the about to kiss shot all I could smell was the tuna and it was horrendous and took us a fair while to do it without laughing (professionalism went slightly out of the window for a moment).'


We've talked about your start, we've talked about your current work, let's quickly chat about the future. What have you got coming up this year, more of the same? Any special projects? Plus in regards to a more long term plan, where are you hoping your creative journey will take you in the years to come?

'This year I have a few shoots already booked in, one is with the amazing Steve Candi which I am totally excited about as that man is a genius with 'different'.

I have also shot for another clothing range which will be released over the year.

I am hoping to shoot more lingerie and implied work as well as getting as creative as possible.'




When I speak to photographers I ask about their gear, it's only fair you get to geek out too...do you have any go to items you can't live without?

'Oh yes...eyeliner...you are nothing without a good decent eyeliner!

I am also a huge fan of my ray bans and they go everywhere with me whether I get to use them or not.'



Now for the shameless self promotion part of the interview...where can people find you and your work?

'They can find my work on purpleport (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/deacs84), modelmayhem (http://modelmayhem.com/EllisDuke), modelcitizen app (http://ellisduke.modelcitizenapp.com), Instagram (@ellisduke_model), and my very own Facebook page (http://facebook.com/EllisDukeModel).

As well as images of me on the Snatch Lesbian Clothing website.'


I'd like to thank Ellis again for taking the time to answer a few questions for me, be sure to check out all the links above for more of her work, as well as the links attached to the images for the other creatives involved in creating them.

Ian
http://facebook.com/guffoggthegeek
http://twitter.com/guffoggthegeek

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Where When How Wednesday - Ambrosia Vanette

Welcome to 'Where When How Wednesday'. In these weekly posts I'll be interviewing creatives about their journey into the creative world, their works, and what makes them tick. This week I'm interviewing Manchester based photographic model, Ambrosia Vanette.

Photographer - Anete,  Other Model - CinnamonGaze,  Make Up & Hair - LJEH Make Up


Firstly, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for me. We should probably start at the beginning...when and how did you come about getting into the world of modelling?

'I originally started off as an art model for life drawing classes in my early twenties, but took a break from this. Whilst visiting friends and family in London one Summer a friend suggested I try fetish modelling as she thought I had the right look for this type of modelling (curvy and busty so she put it). She was impressed with my fuller figure, she had known me in my teens when I was yet to blossom. So at the age of 31 I followed her advice and I started my journey with photography modelling, and with this new found confidence I started art modelling again for classes once more.'

Photographer - Pawel Fesyk Photography,  Studio - Sandon Studio


Most things, especially online, tend to fall into specific genres and/or gets described as being a specific style. The trouble with this is it's quite subjective, the style someone views something to be can often differ to the style the person creating it views it as. How would you describe the work you are putting out there?

'I try my hand at most types of modelling, hopefully you can see this from my portfolio range, I'm a bit of a shape shifter! Some of my friends don't recognise me in every picture. I try to mix things up makeup and hair wise. Although I am currently growing out a pixie crop from my skinhead themed shoot (yes I have made sacrifices in the name of photography). I did this to show I just didn't want to shoot pretty pictures, to show I was willing to go that extra mile to make an authentic picture. However my niche in modelling is definitely my acting for damsel in distress videos and my life modelling. My six months stint as a chat line operator helped me develop me for my acting as I can ad-lib to most storyboards. On the whole I'd describe my work as eclectic and up for a challenge.'

Photographer - Aaron Pickett


Photography, modelling and their related skills, as with most things, can have their share of problems. I personally have a particular problem with self confidence. This confidence issue can and has caused me issues with my photography. Do you find any aspects of modelling particularly challenging?

'Fashion modelling, I'm so lost with fashion modelling. I went for a shoot at the Lakes on a vintage fashion shoot and I was struggling with what to do with my hands. I guess fashion is not what I'm normally asked to shoot, so I'm not too confident with it to be honest with you.'

Photographer - Amcamman,  Studio - Zan Studio


In my series 'Foto Inspiration Friday' I share the people, images, places etc that I find give me inspiration. Who, or what, or where do you draw inspiration from?

'My biggest inspiration is my lovely cousin Natasha Kalashnikova, I admire her go for it attitude. I also admire Cinnamongaze and Hazel Rose. All very creative ladies. I also have special place for the mature female models, they just prove that you can still be seen to be alluring and beautiful at any age. I hope to be like them in ten years time!'

Photographer - Tabitha Boydell


Sometimes images hold a special significance to us. It can be the first image we ever made, it can be an image drawing attention to a cause close to our hearts, it can simply be an image of someone we love. Do you have an image or images that hold a special significance to you?

'My first ever bondage shoot with Kev-Man marked my transition into fetish modelling. I'd say the image of me bound up on my sofa looking like Betty Page holds a special significance to me as it enabled me to act (one of my passions). I'll never forget my first bondage shoot as it's led to so many opportunities.'

Photographer - JasonO


Photoshoots can sometimes leave you open to scary or funny situations. What's the scariest or funniest situation you've found yourself in on a shoot?

'The funniest has to be when I was shooting with GerrySymonds and there was a football match on. I was waiting to strip down to my lingerie but couldn't as there were football fans on canal boats going down the canal we were shooting at and fans walking by. They knew exactly what was going on and started heckling “Get it off!” “Get it off!”. I guess I had an audience that day!'

Photographer - Kev-Man,  Post Processing - Photomick66


We've talked about your start, we've talked about your current work, let's quickly chat about the future. What have you got coming up this year, more of the same? Any special projects? Plus in regards to a more long term plan, where are you hoping your creative journey will take you in the years to come?

'I'd quite like to turn my hand at rigging or shibari and try directing my own damsel in distress videos, although that is more a long term goal. A shorter goal would be to work with more male models. I've limited experience with this and would love to expand on it.'

Photographer - Hoplite


When I speak to photographers I ask about their gear, it's only fair you get to geek out too...do you have any go to items you can't live without?

'I'd be lost without my stocking collection, I'm a bit of a stocking snob. I always try to match my lingerie/outfits to my stockings. I feel it really makes a difference in pictures. Even on the rare occasion I shoot fashion I go crazy on the stockings.'

Photographer - Andy Green,  Other Model - Baltasar


Now for the shameless self promotion part of the interview...where can people find you and your work?

'http://purpleport.com/portfolio/ambrosia
http://madcowmodels.co.uk/Ambrosia_Vanette'

Photographer - Tiny Tog


I'd like to thank Ambrosia again for taking the time to answer a few questions for me, be sure to check out all the links above for more of her work, as well as the links attached to the images for the other creatives involved in creating them.

Ian
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