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Women I've Shot

“The Housewives”, Private Commissions:
This is Elizabeth

(Note: “The Housewives” was a term I fondly coined in 2006 after I started getting shoot requests from private, individual women who became my clients. Many of the women who contacted me were married and in their mid 30’s and were doing the shoots as gifts to their husbands. The folder in my archives is still called this and so I’ve stuck to it, in part just for the irony: most of these women are not “housewives” at all, but strong independent and forward thinking women who I have had the honour of documenting.

All are private commissions and the demographic has changed substantially over the years. Some I’m still in contact with, others I’ve totally lost contact with, some have become friends, some may wish not to have their real names used, others don’t mind, some may have their faces obscured for privacy reasons, others have generously shared their experiences of being photographed.)

This shoot wasn’t done so much as a Housewife commission but just for fun and it ended up being featured in a 2006 (I think) edition of Glamour magazine. Once I find the magazine, which is packed away somewhere, I’ll update this post with a scan of the sweet article.

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A Collection of Female Attire

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).

080 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

#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

 

081 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

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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.

 

082 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

#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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A Collection of Female Attire

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).

086 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

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.

 

087 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

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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.

089 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

#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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A Collection of Female Attire

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).

083 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

083 back -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

#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.

084 -The Collection Catalogued for TheSofterSex

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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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