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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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Women I've Shot

“The Housewives”, Private Commissions:
This is Patricia

(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.)

I worked with Patricia at the end of Summer last year. We actually shot on two locations (this private home and Bakoven beach) but Ive separated the two parts into two posts here. You can find Patricia’s beach shoot here.

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A Collection of Female Attire

The Collection: Stockings
#139- #142

 (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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# 139 – Stockings
Tan, low-sheen stockings which have been cut in order to be used as hold-ups like in this image above which was part of a series I produced in 2008.

 

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# 140 – Stockings
Sheer, Black stockings cut to convert into hold-ups for photoshoots.

 

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# 141 – Stockings
Sheer, black stockings with polka-dot pattern. These remind me of 1990’s Pretty Woman every time.

 

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# 142 – Stockings
Tan/beige coloured, sheer stockings. These are probably the most standard stocking variety you can find in South Africa.

 

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A Collection of Female Attire

The Collection: Stockings
#135- #138

 (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---STOCKINGS---no.135---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

# 135 – Stockings
My second pair of almost-vintage, deep blue, sheer stockings. They have an almost same-same sheer gusset/re-enforced area as the rest of the pair of hosiery.

 

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# 136 – Stockings
Nearly nude, sheer hold-ups stockings.

 

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# 137 – Stockings
Black fishnet stockings cut off into sort of mid-leg-wearing stockings or sleeves. They were used for a Goth themed party portrait in 2007.

 

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# 138 – Stockings
Warm tan coloured stockings in a super high sheen with a mat gusset area.

 

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