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Latex and #blacktapeproject with Daria

Late last year, I had another go at the famous #blacktapeproject. This time with Daria. Combining the #blacktapeproject with latex again, of course. After the little project Jolien and the 1st real try with Shannety, I think I am getting the hang of it. I promised myself to dive into the concept of #blacktapeproject. I took a few online classes with Joel Alvarez of Black Tape Project and I think I am ready for the next step. I’ll have a go at somewhat more elaborate projects as soon as possible. But for now, enjoy these pics Daria and I did together last year.

Daria in Latex by William Wilde and #blacktapeproject

Daria in Latex by William Wilde and #blacktapeproject

Red Girl

Blue is her color, but red suits Daria just fine too!

Both the blue set and the red set where shot with the same lighting setup. Changing the color of the color gels surely did change the mood of the photos. It did not change the mood of Daria though. She is always her most spontaneous happy joyful self in front of the lens. I love working with her!

Daria Is the Lady in Red
Daria Is the Lady in Red
Daria Is the Lady in Red

Right at the end of the session, I tried out my new Omni Creative Filter System from Lensbaby for a few test shots. I love the effect. Kinda fun, kinda strange to see what a little pane of glass will do to your image. I think this will work miracles for on-location shoots.

Daria Is the Lady in Red

Pretty in Pink

Kirsten brought her own pink latex outfit to the shoot: a lovely lingerie set from Pandora Deluxe. And her own high heels too: Pleaser shoes! What else? So we turned the whole set pink. It made her tattoos stand out just great.

Pretty in Pink Latex by Catalyst Latex
Pretty in Pink Latex by Catalyst Latex

And what can I say? I am a sucker for ballet heels… We just had to shoot some pics with ballet heels.

Pretty in Pink Latex by Catalyst Latex

Portraits with Caroline

Portraits and headshots is not something I do every day. But once in a while it is fun to do. Certainly when someone as lovely as Caroline come to me asking if I can do new headshots for her. She called me up and said she had a new hairdo. And then she asked if I would wanna do new headshots… Who am I to refuse, right?

I’m using the tips & tricks from Peter Hurley to do my headshots. My setup is not nearly as professional as Peter Hurley’s setup but it does the trick.

Portrait Session with Caroline

Portrait Session with Caroline

When we were done with headshots, we changed the mood a bit. Out went the bright formal background. I replaced it with something more moody while Caroline mixed up her outfit to match the mood. We combined her beautiful lace bodice with a latex skirt from Atsuko Kudo. After doing photo shoots with Jolien and Axelle combining latex and vanilla clothes, I am starting to really like that theme.

Portrait Session with Caroline and a Touch of Latex
Portrait Session with Caroline and a Touch of Latex

Blue Is Her Color

I had been looking for glitter boots for quite some time. When I finally found the perfect pair, and ordered them online, they got stuck in customs for some strange reason. They arrived just in time for my photo shoot with Daria. She loved those glitter boots so much, she just had to wear them for this shoot.

Oh, and btw… Keith Urban (check this music video) couldn’t be more wrong: blue is her color!

Model Daria in Latex and Glitter Boots
Model Daria in Latex and Glitter Boots
Model Daria in Latex and Glitter Boots

Important Notice Regarding my Photoshoots During COVID-19

As you read this, I hope you are all doing well and are staying safe and healthy in the midst of this crisis.

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on my social calendar. As it did for many of you I am sure.

I had to cancel my holidays. I am trying to reschedule them for the autumn of 2020.

All the concerts I planned to go see between March 15 and July 1st—at least 10 shows in all—have been canceled or rescheduled to dates later this year.
I had to postponed and reschedule a few other social events too. I guess this sounds all too familiar to you.

But most importantly, I was forced to postpone several photoshoots with some of my favorite models and a couple models I have never collaborated with before.

Not to worry. I will reach out to all models that saw their shoot with me cancelled and schedule a new date. And of course, I will pick new dates with my regulars Eva, Jolien, Magalie, Romi, Daria and Shannety. Keep an eye on your mailbox ladies.

Everyone else, please forgive me for making you wait a little longer than you might like. You will get a chance to work with me. I promise! Please bare with me as I get the show back on the road. Thanks!

Latex & Vanilla with Axelle

No, I did not go out for ice cream with Axelle after our latex shoot. Although that would be a great idea actually! I must keep that in mind. We shot 2 sets where Axelle was wearing a mix of latex and plain clothes. In the latex scene, plain clothes are often referred to as vanilla. That’s why I choose this title for the blog post.

In this set she wears a black & white vanilla top over a high waisted latex pencil skirt from William Wilde and a pair of amazing high heels from Pleaser Shoes. I will post pics from the 2nd set pretty soon. Stay tuned!

Axelle Wearing a Latex & Vanilla Outfit
Axelle Wearing a Latex & Vanilla Outfit
Axelle Wearing a Latex & Vanilla Outfit

Like A Doll

Eva and I had a mood board lying around for this Like A Doll project for ages. We thought it was about time we go started on it. For me, latex would be the outfit of choice. Obviously! Eva came up with the idea to use red ribbon for the ropes. It took us a little more time than expected to get that part setup. Therefor, the set for our shoot wasn’t as dressed up as I would like to have it. But I am still happy with the results. 

Actually, I think the shoot turned out to be a little more kinky than expected. Maybe I aught to let my naughty side out it the open more often.

I have to commend our make-up artist Ashley Jennes for her excellent work. She did Eva’s make-up and hair. Ashley owns a beauty salon called Brush and Beauty. She’s a great MUA, professional and fun to work with. She’s quite famous actually… She was part of the make-up crew for a couple of Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah movies. See if you can spot her name in the movie credits.

Model Eva Act Like a Doll in her Latex Outfit
Model Eva Act Like a Doll in her Latex Outfit
Model Eva Act Like a Doll in her Latex Outfit
Model Eva Act Like a Doll in her Latex Outfit
Model Eva Act Like a Doll in her Latex Outfit

Dark and Edgy Shannety

I liked the results from earlier shoots with Magalie and Shannety using edge lights so much, that I decided to have another go at it with Shannety. A little more light this time. To show the reflective features of the semi-transparent latex blouse from Libidex. I love the atmosphere from the edge light. You’ll be seeing more of these types of images from me in the future.

And who would have thought you could create a little extra je-ne-sais-quoi with 2 bottles of Face Mist?

Dark and Edgy Shannety in Latex
Dark and Edgy Shannety in Latex

More Color Gel Experiments

I had used my right light to create a sort of aureola behind model Shannety in an earlier shoot. The next logical step would be to add color gels to that idea. So for these 2 photos, I taped a red color in front of my ring light. And I lit Shannety with 2 different colors obviously.

Color Gel Experiments with Shannety in Latex
Color Gel Experiments with Shannety in Latex