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Playmate Pictorial: “Miss April”
for Playboy Magazine, South Africa

Hi worked with and photographed Kelly in early 2013 for her Miss April 2013 pictorial and centrefold in Playboy South Africa’s online and print editions.

The shoot was centred around the theme ‘postcards from Cape Town’ and was shot at two iconic postcard locations: Muizenberg beach’s colourful houses and Table View beach overlooking Table Mountain in the background.

Props and garments had a beach girl / surfer girl look with lots of cottons, floral prints and stripes. I don’t think I got permits for either location on time and was quite nervous about being stopped halfway into the shoot but it ended up being a perfect location day.

I think the above image was used as Kelly’s centrefold image.

Below are some behind the scenes type snaps from Kellys shoot.

Hair and makeup was done by the talented Colleen Van Rensburg, you can find her portfolio and agency here.

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A Collection of Female Attire

The Collection: Panties
#1 – #3

 (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).

The Collection - PANTIES - no.001 Catalogued for TheSofterSex#1 – Panties.
Size smallish, synthetic, lacy, dusty pink. High cut and dated, these knickers sit like a pair of high waited jeans from the late 80’s/early 90’s. I have no clue where they came from anymore and have also never used them in a shoot. 

The Collection - PANTIES - no.002 Catalogued for TheSofterSex

#2 – Panties.
Size tiny, red with silver shimmery elastic and stretch-mesh frills. My partner who co-owns his own online sex-shop had been sent a few sample freebies with an order of which this tiny pair was one. They were handed over to me for the collection. They are so small I’ve never found a woman that could actually fit into them.

The Collection - PANTIES - no.003 Catalogued for TheSofterSex

Kelly McLennan Playboy Photograph by Leah Hawker Cape Town Photographer


#3 – Panties.
Sheer pink lace Brazilian style bum with a boy-short style cut front in cotton with multi-coloured stripes. Mr. Price, size small or medium, label cut out for shoot. One of a two pack. I bought these knickers for the Miss April Playboy Playmate shoot featuring Kelly McLennan in 2013. The theme was based on the concept “Postcards from Cape Town” and was all about local beaches and Summer vibes, thus the playful girlie knickers (mostly for the PR shots). Included are two of the images shot on Sunset Beach for the editorial.

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Women Related Happenings

Behind the scenes
Playboy Playmate of The Year Party 2013

A selection of personal behind-the-scenes snaps from the PMOY party in Johannesburg, hosted by Playboy South Africa in June 2013.

Playmates from Durban and Cape Town were flown in for the night for the ‘official’ handover from PMOY 2012 to 2013.

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