Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Grimm Collaboration

So last weekend on Sunday I did a little side project.  I worked with a new photographer; Ritesh P. Keskar to create something a little different.  Instead of doing a fairy tale shoot as you are all used to we did a high concept shoot. 

I'm calling it The Scarlett Intimacy, and the idea behind it is that there is a couple at a costume party and the camera captures the moments they're alone together.  Like a said a bit different, but all in all an amazing shoot and we had a lot of fun.

We cast actor Jake Lesh as my romantic interest.  If you haven't figured it out yet, I basically use photo shoots to roll around with really good looking men for a few hours.  If you haven't tried it you really should.  It's a great stress reliever.

 Isn't he swarthy?  Oh, I like a swarthy man and ladies Jake Lesh most definitely delivers. In fact he and I have had a bit of a tryst before in our Romance Novel days.  Actually this was a shot taken on a cell phone at a party about two months ago that was edited with in an inch of it's life, but still it's pretty fun.

Although I will share a big no-no that I did on this shoot.  It's mostly a cautionary tale.  See I am a whiskey drinker.  I like it a lot, I like it without a chaser and without mixer and the night before I drank a good deal of Jack Daniels.  It was the most unprofessional thing I have ever done and I am ashamed.  I am sharing on the blog so that I will now have public shame and never, ever do that again.  I held it together for the shoot, but it was super unfair of me, if not funny to everyone else.  Anyway, the shoot went really well anyway and here is the first shot:

Let me know what you think!

And check out more of Ritesh P. Keskar's work at his website RpKeskar Photography

Friday, February 17, 2012

Reconstructing Grimm Hits Newsstands!

After a long delay Reconstructing Grimm will finally be available in issue #23 of Faerie Magazine.  They're doing a pretty sizable spread of the Wizard of Oz series.  As far as I know you can pick it up at most Barnes and Noble stores, so if you're looking for more information on us, that a great place to look.

Also here's a link to their webpage you can get our issue straight off their website.  We're not mentioned in the table of contents, but I know we are in there.
 Faerie Magazine Website

Also it's been a while since our last shoot.  Unfortunately I think that Arabian Nights is going to go on the back burner for a bit.  I'm just having so much trouble with locations and costumes, plus inspiration isn't coming as easily as I would have hoped. 

Instead we're pressing forward, I have some great ideas for the new year, so keep checking back to see what we have up our sleeves. 

One of the ideas we've been tossing around is a Reconstructing Grimm calendar.  Mother Shipe got the first unofficial one for Christmas this year, it turned out so well we were thinking about producing them on a larger scale.  Would there be any interest in that?  I mean it's hard for me to judge, as they're mostly photos of me so I think they're all amazing.  Let me know what you think.  If there seems to be a demand for such a thing we'll see what we can do.

Thanks dear readers! Be back soon.  In the new year I'm going to try posting more often than once every two months.  In fact the goal is once a week. Let's see how I do.

-Lady Grimm