Friday, December 29, 2006

Look! Photos!

Ok, mini-rant before I get to the good stuff. I am sick. Sick sick sick sick sick. Like, the Bubonic Plague has re-emerged just to infect me. I can't remember the last time I was this sick, it's that impressive. I've weathered a lot of stuff, but man, I CANNOT handle getting sick. I'm a total wimp. Grumble, grumble, grumble. I think the only solution is Godiva (or more cowbell, I haven't decided which.)

But I'm an impatient gal, and I can't tolerate complaining, even my own, so we're moving on.

Photos! Lots and lots of photos! Mwahahaha! This couple was fan-fucking-tastic. Really. Totally uninhibited, very, very much in love, completely adorable, and schtupped like teenage bunnies. I'm not entirely sure I've ever had a shoot where I was just as tired as the couple at the end of it all. I mean, we're talking Energizer Bunny-level. If they ever decide to write a sex guide, I'm providing the illustrations.

I took over 650 photos of them, and I very deliberately eschewed anything traditionally pornographic. Anyone can take a photo of a blowjob. I've always been a sucker for good personality, anyway.

These are a few of my favorites. My absolute favorite is awaiting approval by the couple, and might be posted later.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Happy Chanukah!

Oy, I'm a terrible Jew. I completely forgot it was Chanukah last night. Have I gotten presents for anyone? No. Have I gotten presents for myself? No. Do I even want to attempt to shop? No. My boyfriend leaves for Paris on Tuesday and won't be back until Jan. 2, and you couldn't PAY me to shop so close to the holidays, so I'm waiting until he comes back, then dragging him around with me as punishment for abandoning me during the holidays. No, he's not evil--his younger brother, who he hasn't seen since August when they were at a funeral, is spending the year in Paris for school, so they are spending the holidays. See? Good excuse. Besides, it will give me lots of time to read, submit work to galleries/magazines/publishers, blog.....

Photo updates:
No, Erotic Signature didn't accept me. Heathens.

I have a shoot with a very cool couple tomorrow. And as soon as I get approval from another couple, I'll be posting pictures. See, that was supposed to happen a while ago, as soon as I mailed off their disk, but I didn't know the envelope was hiding under our sofa, and that I actually mailed off a Netflix disk.

Zeugma Magazine will be sending me a copy or two of the Fall 2006 issue. I hear they're hand silkscreened, which should be awesome. I also hear I should be "pleased with my placement", whatever that means, but I'm sure I will. I also also hear they inadvertantly made a collector's item. One of the two EICs emailed me to say that the other EIC, bless his Polish heart, thinks Vs and Ws are interchangeable, so I am listed as "Samantha Wolow" in the magazine. No biggie. I mean, my business cards at work say "Samantra Wolov", and I'm actually supposed to try and make money there. So, think I'll be famous someday? Get yourself one of these mags, or get my card!

This doesn't have anything to do with photography, but I would really like Warhol's
"Siberian Tiger" for Chanukah. Or a solo gallery show. Anyone out there think they can swing that for me? I'll bake you my highly addictive oatmeal/peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies, or my ooey-gooey brownies. Yes, I'm comparing my baking to a Warhol. Yes, my baking is that good.

And to the model who sent me an ADORABLE Christmas card, who's now pregnant, but I can't actually say your name: Thanks, and congrats again! Hooray for babies and cards!

Shameless self-promotion: Hate shopping? Can't think of anything cool to get? Want to freak out the Normals? Buy erotic art! From me, hopefully. :)

I swear, if anything cool happens to me in the next few days, I'll blog about it. Otherwise, just consider me a slave to my gallery, but I'm alive until otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Once upon a time, I was an artist....

Possibly a shoot this weekend, hopefully posting photos tomorrow, when I have my day off, and taking 10> photos for Box in Oakland tomorrow.

I'm also in love with a Warhol trial proof hanging in the window of my gallery. Probably not getting it for Chanukah.....

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Because I have a spare few minutes and I'm not exhausted

Sigh. Once upon a time, I was much better at posting. Now, not so much. I'm just insanely busy at the gallery, but I'm pretenting I can still be a photographer.

I swear, I actually have new photos to post from a shoot about a month ago. Problem is, I show the couples the photos first and get their approval, which is usually through email, 'cept I haven't had the time to send the massive email, so then I was going to send their disk, except my computer rejected, like, five blank disks, so now I have to email all the photos to them tomorrow on my day off before my commissioned nudie shoot. Whew, twas a mouthful. But there will be photos!

I actually need a few models for the aforementioned Box shoots. I need:
1. An athletic (or at least moderately fit) looking guy so I can take a picture of his penis, then his butt. The idea is that it's the same picture, just from the front and back. If you have a jock strap, you're hired.
2. A couple who wants to have sex for a flipbook. Meaning, you have sex, I take rapid-fire photos, and we make a flipbook.

I need to flee. Dinner (and my goofy boyfriend) await.