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The Collection: Panties & Bras
#80- #82

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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#80 – Bra
Black lace and stretch satin, padded bra from La Senza, 36C. This was a hand-me-down from a friend who bought this fab bra from La Senza. It incorporates a bit of

 

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#81 – Panties
Lumo-orange, Mr.Price g-string. This is part of a three pack (all lump shades).  They came out just after Hanky Panky launched in SA and I think they’re a bit of a rip off but very comfy fit.

 

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#82 – Bustier/Bra
Size small, CottonOn stretch bustier with lace back detail. This piece was bought for the Miss July Playmate shoot which was done in my studio…all the pieces were sourced pretty last minute as the shoot was scheduled so late!

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The Collection: Panties & Bras
#86- #89

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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Candyfloss Girl by Leah Hawker,

#86 – Bra
Deep pink stretch satin, padded bra from LaSenza. A funky, fun piece, this bra was bought at La Senza. Its been used in a few shoots and used to have a big black satin bow attached to the cleavage area.

 

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#87 – Panties
Yellow cotton g-string with matching lace waist band. These were sourced and used in the Miss May Playmate shoot for Playboy in 2013.

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#88 – Panties
Black lace thong with beige detailing, from Womans Secret. These were bought for a Playboy shoot in 2013.

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#89 – Bra
French brand Allumette Lingerie, pink embroidered lace bra with underwire. This piece was a hand-me-down from a friend who bought the very expensive bra at a designer lingerie sale.

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The Collection: Panties and Lingerie Sets
#83- #85

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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#83 – Lingerie Set
Black, tasselled La Senza lingerie. These came from the once-apon-a-time La Senza sale shop. They’re a hard piece to work with in a shoot as the tassels need to be in order.

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#84 – Lingerie Set
Black mesh lingerie set with peek-a-boo cut and matching lace. These were bought at one of those underground Chinese shops about 10 years back. Totally ridiculous but kind of amazing. Vertically open cup top and totally open crotch knickers.

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#85 – Panties
Pink, white, orange and black animal print panties in chiffon from Mr.Price. I bought about 4-5 different pairs of these knickers on sale at Mr.Price for R9,00 about 8 years ago.

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The Collection: Panties & Bras
#77- #79

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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Panties for Playboy

#77 – Panties
Pink, size medium knickers with lace detail and mint bow. These were bought for the Playboy Playmate Miss July shoot in 2013 and were used for some of her very basic studio PR shots, they’re quite sweet with a ruched detail over the bum.

 

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#78 – Bra
Black final and mesh bra top with metal buckle detail. Surprisingly a La Senza piece. This was back wen they were being a bit more adventurous with there designs…

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#79 – Panties
Mr.Price, size medium black mesh, boy-cut panties with mauve dot print and bow. These were a gift and were added straight to the collection. A not-so-great cut, and an item thats never had any use.

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The Collection: Panties, Bras & Sets
#74- #76

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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#74 – Panties
Black La Senza Thong with diamante and bow details. These came from La Senza during their big sale shop days at Access Park. They’re a great pair and have been used in quite a few shoots.

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#75 – Bra
Black lace bustier bra from Woolworth, size 32B. This was bought and never used for the Playboy Playmate, Miss July shoot in 2012. Its not a great cut or fit which is probably why I never shot with it.

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#76 – Lingerie Set
Blue & white cotton lingerie set, MrPrice. A surprisingly cool lingerie set from Mr.Price, bought 9 years ago. They had the set n red as well which I also bought. Very roll-in-the-hay farm-girl looking set.

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The Collection: Panties, Bras & Sets
#71- #73

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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Tersha Macwiya 37 by Leah Hawker

#71 – Panties
Yellow lace, boy-short cut knickers. These were bought from Mr.Price specifically for the Miss May Playmate Shoot with Tersha Macwiya.

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#72 – Bra
Cream lace, underwire bra from La Senza, 34B. This beautiful and delicate bra came from the La Senza bridal range about 8 years ago. I’ve used it in a number a of shoots.

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#73 – Lingerie Set
Tassled, fuchsia pink lingerie set from La Senza. La Senza had a sale shop at Access Park in Cape Town for a number of years and this is where this piece and many others came from.

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The Collection: Panties, Bras & Sets
#68- #70

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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#68 – Panties
Size micro-tiny, white lace g-string with metallic blu, gold and pink details. These come from some international manufacturer who sent my partner (who owns and runs passionfruit.co.za) a whole bunch of samples. The knickers were not something they wanted to stock and the selection were given to me to use in shoots.

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#69 – Bra
Super padded pink underwire bra with satin and lace detailing in deep pink and black. This piece comes from CottonOn and was bought two years back for the Miss July Playmate shoot for Playboy SA. The bra was used specifically for the PR (meaning non-nude publishable) studio shots of Leonie Valentine.

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#70 – Lingerie Set
Size L, Rosemarie underwear set with floral print on cream lace. These were a gift from my sister and were added to the collection. They are a great 1970’s inspired cut and print.

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The Collection: Panties & Bras
#65- #67

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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#65 – Bra
Black lace underwire bra from La Senza, 34C. I bought this stunning piece at a La Senza sale about 9 years ago. They had a bridal range, all in cream and and duplicates in black. This is super delicate  favourite which I’ve used in a few shoots.
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#66 – Panties
Pale, luminous yellow, seamless thong, size medium. I bought these specifically for a “Housewife” shoot which I haven’t yet published…

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#67 – Bra/Bustier
White lace bustier with padding and underwire. I bought this piece at a Chinese shop surprisingly. At the time it was hard to find this cut in SA and I’ve used it in many shoots since. The included are just two examples.

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The Collection: Panties & Bra’s
#62- #64

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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#62 – Panties
Black satin and lace thong, size medium. These knickers were bought for a Playboy South Africa Shoot, Miss July 2013 I think, but never ended up making it into the shoot.

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#63 – Bra
Black lace, soft cup bra, size 36B. I almost forgot SheBear existed. This design is one of theirs. There’s a factory shop which sells lingerie in Woodstock, they stock brands like this one, Wonder Bra and Jockey for example. I bought this about 9 years ago and added it to the collection.

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#64 – Panties
Black lace string. These came from Pandoras Box, a vintage clothes shop that existed in Cape Town a long time ago. They’ve definitely had better days but I like them for their 70’s style cut and old lace textile.

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Corporate Commission: Alan Walt Architects & Ass.
The Client Christmas Card 2013/4

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This was Alan Walt and my 4th collaboration together.

Alan is a South African architect based in Cape Town who I met around 2007 when he approached me to shoot one of his end-of-year/Christmas cards which he sends out to his clients, usually late, but none the less around the December/January mark.

The end of year client card is a space for him to collaborate with artists and to create a thought provoking and generally provocative (when working with me) product of some kind to share with the people he has worked with during a year.

Alan usually comes to me with a starting point of some kind from which we grow an idea which I shoot. The 2013/4 collaboration intended to incorporate the “AWA” (Alan Walt Architects) logo into the cut out wedge of the models high heels. A play on power and rather reminiscent of Helmut Newtons nudes,- the model stands strong and dominantly. She stands on the clients brand (via the logo cut wedges in the heels) at the same time she’s incapacitated by wearing the heels as well as the blindfold.

This image by Newton comes to mind...the disabled yet powerful woman.

This image by Newton comes to mind…the disabled yet powerful woman.

The project morphed so that by the end we produced a 48 or 72 piece A4 puzzle from the image which would be delivered or sent out to his clients.

The below images show the camera RAW files in Bridge (Photoshops editing software) as the images get edited down to a final selection for the project.

AWA-2013-Editing-Process-Alan messed around with some of the images (below). He printed out the above files and cut them up to resemble the beginning of a collage shaped as a “W”. I  like this idea better in hindsight and maybe we’ll still put it together one day as a print for his office.

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Below is the first proof printed puzzle and lastly, I gave the model (a friend and also a photographic assistant in our space) a copy. I left the piece stacked up in a little mysterious pile on her desk for her to find and assemble when she came in to work.

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