Rosie’s first time…
It was a wet rainy old day. I had two appointments, the plumber was coming to fix my leaky tap in the morning, then getting naked for Annie and her for the very fist time!
It was getting later and the plumber still hadn’t arrived, I started to worry that these two very different bookings might collide in an embarrassing and hard to explain kind of way…. Eventually he came, a buff tanned little boy in cut-offs with a shaved head… He did his business, hammering and scraping around my pipes and to my relief, went back to his plumber lair. One O’clock was creeping up and I was getting myself all shiny and clean by means of a hot shower with vanilla bubbles. As I lathered myself up, I wondered how I felt about the bad bad thing I was about to do. I was a little nervous about doing the full monty for someone I had only spoken to for maybe a couple of hours….
I was sitting around watching Xena when Annie arrived. The rain was pretty heavy at that stage, she got wet lugging huge black hard cases of gear into my narrow hallway. We chatted, I showed her some ideas I’d scrawled down for some shoots, while she set up big intimidating lights….
The setting we picked was in my lounge room, me starkers except for a VERY see-through crochet dress getting into a tangle with a mass of juicy coloured balls of wool. I felt a little awkward initially, trying to co-ordinate smiling, flash timing, not being self-conscious and trying to look sexy. After a couple of minutes though, I loosened up enough to just have fun and fool around, Annie made it really easy to relax, rolling around on the floor with me and getting into it!
The video part was a little bit more scary! My concept was me taking naughty self portraits on the couch on a boring rainy day. Technology failed us when the battery died on my little camera so we crawled on in to the bathroom. I primp and preen in a teeny-tiny pink and lacy almost invisible dress and socks… Again it was pretty easy once we got going- just a big tease!
The interview was the hardest part, I have trouble talking about myself, I tend to get all shy and goofy… Well the interview and detangling the terrible knot I made writhing around in all my wool!
I realised that it’s pretty easy if you just flirt with the camera, the same way you would with a lover or partner. It gave me a sort of powerful feeling, the idea of being this unattainable entity on someone’s screen that no-one can touch no matter how much they might want to.
Posing for the shoot has made me feel a little more comfortable with myself and that’s a pretty fine feeling.
Well I hope you enjoy what was balls of fun for me…. See me soon, Rosie.