Welcome back, it's been a fun birthday weekend. I rented the Fujifilm X100s in preparation for some boudoir portraiture. Not just any boudoir portrait though, a cat-girl. Made popular by Japanese Anime "Neko Girls" are cosplay fans that dress up like, you guessed it, cats. There's a plethora of styles and genres ranging from cute and innocent to fetish BDSM.
I had the pleasure of shooting a rather serious cat girl in boudoir fashion for her upcoming profile at thechateau.org (fair warning NSFW). As I understand it, The Chateau is a kin to The Playboy Mansion, except they care for the feline variety playmate they refer to as Kittens. Introducing their latest Kitten: Scream Kiwi
The more I shoot with the Fujifilm X100s the more I wish I had $1200 to buy the thing. I can't believe how they packed such great quality tech in such a little camera. I get nice depth of field along with a medium format that looks great in camera. Pixel peeping is the best in Lightroom where you can really see how sharp some images come out.
Anyway, back to the story. Crystal and I met Brittany and her "Master" John, both young teenagers (legal people!) at her home for this shoot. Tucked in the hills of Temecula wine country this estate style home was just about perfect. Had I been able to scout it before shooting there I think we could have done some more interesting shots. Guess that'll have to wait for another day. We shot in the bedroom, bathroom and living room.
This wasn't the first time I've needed Crystal's assistance but this was the first time I realized how valuable it is to have her on set. She's very attentive to my behavior and can understand what I want to communicate before I can find the words.
Of course there are more photos to be processed, but I feel a bit tired after getting 10 done in a day so I'll just leave a couple in my "Portraiture" page for your viewing pleasure. If there are any other ladies out there model, or otherwise that would like to shoot a portrait session of any style let me know. I've already received requests so book now before all the weekends in March are taken!