Photos of Essie Halladay are some of the most difficult to edit/delete. I will admit, there is some redundancy in this gallery. However, I doubt many of you will take issue. Essie does not have great eyesight. She almost always requires her prescription glasses.
Perhaps, this is what caused the twist in her stockings to go unnoticed. I will not be blamed. You try avoiding the distraction of this woman’s beauty. To add more intrigue to Essie, she is an admitted part-time psychonaut. Happy travels, folks.
Part 2 continues. This time, Valentina Nappi wears little more than her black crucifix. Sometimes I wonder which came first: religion or the shaming of sexuality.
Even when I was a kid, I thought the whole system smelled a little fishy. But without my mother’s religion, there might not be a Zishy.
At first, Emily R. Thorne wasn’t too sure about this American Apparel lace leotard . Not that it was too revealing, she actually quite enjoys nude modeling. Her concern was whether the piece fit her body well and if she looked attractive in it.
She gauged my response, felt the fabric fit her like a glove, and asked if she could take it home with her. How was I to deny such a request?
It has been about a year since I first met Kendra Sunderland. A lot of people know the vague details of her story: girl gets caught masturbating on webcam in her college library. I remember reading the viral news articles and thinking; Goddamn, it would be fantastic if I could get her on Zishy.
I sent off a few messages that night and I awoke to a promising reply in my inbox. Within 48 hours, I was on a plane to Portland. Any success I have achieved has been a result of rejecting a pessimistic mindset. Likewise, I sensed much optimism in Kendra. I know she has endured a shitload of pain and fear due to the judgment of others, and all at a young age.
The unique Piper Candless returns. She invited me to snap these photos at a posh home she was house-sitting for a couple of weeks. Every time I visit Palm Springs, I feel the enchantment Sinatra, Liberace, Dean Martin and countless others must have felt .
It is a destination which forces a slower pace than the choleric state that Los Angeles often has you in. If I ever get the opportunity to shoot a girl like Piper again in this relaxing desert setting, you can be sure I won’t hesitate.
Alyson Grey is one cool cat. She did not even flinch when I asked if I could photograph her in this sheer gown. Alyson is also creative outside of modeling. She loves to paint and is deeply inspired by Matisse.
Having friended her on Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to learn of our similar interests in music. She was first to introduce me to Lorde, who I enjoyed until the radio made me sick of the Kiwi’s voice. That’s fine. Alyson will always be royal in my book.
Bobbi Vidal comes from a Puerto Rican family, but she grew up in Michigan. I believe she told me that she enjoys Wu Tang Clan, but I guess it is possible that I am mistaken. In my head, I wish all girls dug on the Wu. I would feel safe betting that most members of the Clan would dig on Bobbi.
Her looks and personality are straight out of my version of the Garden of Eden. Even though she got a bit timid at times, she stuck to the shoot and made it a point to fulfill her role in camera seduction. Mission accomplished. Returning to earth can be painful after days like this.
Athena Adrianna is a young Jersey girl out in LA. She studies fashion and design. Athena is not shy and loves to rave. I tried playing some of my ‘old school’ electronica to see if she was familiar with any of it. But apparently Bassnectar and Deadmau5 are the new Aphex Twin and The Prodigy.
She still thought they sounded cool, so I was pacified. I wonder how the young kids felt when they heard Fatboy Slim at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. I just hope they do not have the same reaction as I do to songs like Pinball Wizard. Hated it! (in flamboyant voice). Anyways, nothing but love for this fun & beautiful girl who is homesick for the East Coast.
Did you forget about Serina Cardoni? How dare you. Editing down this girl’s photos is such a painful process. I have an astronomically heavy trigger finger when she is in front of me. But hard drives are huge these days, so deal with it. I confess, when Serina proposed this outfit to shoot in, there was some fist-pumping going on in my head.
The girl is stunning and is surprisingly modest. Every compliment I paid her received a softly-spoken ‘thank you’ in return. Hope this natural, laid back beauty brightens your Sunday. Serina, you have humbled me as a photo editor.
Bailey Rayne whipped out this revealing piece of lingerie that she had just acquired and asked if I would be up for for the task. Um, yeah, I think I can manage. I apologize to you in advance for the mesh material leaving less to the imagination than usual. Bailey is a music aficionado.
We spoke of Zimmer, Glass, Greenwood, and other composers I enjoy. Her knowledge far surpassed mine, so I just asked questions and held my tongue. Brains, body, and sexuality; Bailey Rayne wins the trifecta.