I'm a member
of a few Internet modeling web sites. One of these
Mayhem, has a few social networking features (e.g. forums).
This site also has moderators, and one of them, Iona Lynn,
is a well known west coast model/photographer. As
it turns out, Iona was in town last March, when I hosted
my annual artists & models party here at my house, and
that's where I first met her.
forward a few months: Iona had scheduled a trip through
town, scheduling multiple sittings (as a model & as
a photographer). On arrival, she finds out that her
lodging arrangements fell through. So, I get a call
late at night; when I hear her story, I tell Iona, "Hey,
I've got a guest room that's empty right now -- c'mon over!"
Iona stays with me for a few days.
time, I was unable to schedule a full sitting with her.
But I stumbled onto an idea -- on one morning, with her
permission, I'd sneak into her bedroom & photograph
her as she wakes up. "But I'm grumpy in the morning",
she warns me. I tell her she can be all seven dwarves
-- we were looking for a healthy dose of reality.
These are the results.