A shoot from this time last year: Desert Rain

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The Basics of Wax Safety »

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[REBLOG] Today I made model Jay Taylor in to my personal wax canvas, using multiple colors of wax to create some truly fascinating splatter art.  However, like with all of my dangerous shoots, I feel the need to mention some basic safety tips should you decide to try this at home, either for photography or for personal play.

1) Use paraffin candles only.  They burn at somewhere around 120 deg Fahrenheit, whereas beeswax and other candles can burn as hot as 160 or more.  Usually, pillar candles tend to be made of paraffin and mineral oil, and burn at much cooler temps.  Avoid taper candles as they burn hotter AND don’t produce as much wax anyhow.  Start burning your candles up to an hour before the shoot, to develop a good wax pool.

2) Make sure the area you are working in is well protected from wax splatter, and that you have fire extinguishers on hand and some soothing aloe lotion just in case.  Let your model/partner touch the melted wax inside a candle first so they know what to expect, especially if this is their first time.

3) The subject should first be covered in oil or lotion to help facilitate wax removal at the end.  I like to use mineral oil, as it doesn’t conduct heat too fast and helps spread it out a bit.  Some oils can actually concentrate heat and make it burn more, so make sure you know what you are using.  Also make sure your model isn’t allergic to any dyes or perfumes if you are using colored/scented candles.

4) The farther the pouring surface is away from the subject the cooler the wax is when it hits.  Too far away, though, and you risk splatter in the eyes or elsewhere. 6” - 18” is the norm.

5) Lastly, be safe.  Start with a little wax in a less sensitive area, before just dumping an entire candles worth on a nipple.  Always stop if you sense any blistering, burning or too much pain.  Art just isn’t worth the suffering and/or possible lawsuit.

I’ll post my preview image in just a bit, in the mean time, good luck with your own play!

Cheers!
— Richard

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Model: Tawdry Hepburn
Number of images: 14 + preview image
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Shooting Freya again this past weekend reminded me of our first shoot together 2 years ago.  #ArchivePicOfTheDay

Studio build update:  This is my 6’ tall intern standing in front of one of the new sets at Nakayama Studios Riverside (In Exile) to show the sheer enormity of it - 10’ wide x 11’ high - doing my best to work with what space we have while the old studio is being rebuilt after the fire.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore. BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay
So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore.

    BEHIND THE SCENES: Return to Moro Bay

    So we had a number of fun things happen at this shoot.  Before anything though, we had to let it get dark.  So the girls wandered up and down the beach catching tiny animals and setting them free.  We were treated to some light rain which made a lovely rainbow and a breathtaking sunset.  After it was dark and the lone sodium light kicked in we took photos, being twice interrupted: once by a family on a late night walk (the girls crouched behind a rock and put on their sweaters, only to stand up later wearing nothing but them, which made me laugh), and then again when a “party boat” went by in the bay, close enough to see on to the shore.

    At the drive-in.

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    Sunset over Moro Bay

    While waiting for it to get dark enough to do our photoshoot, the models and I wandered up and down the beach playing with the tidal pool life and splashing in the water.  (Behind the scenes set coming soon!)  I took this just as the sun was going down near Moro Rock.

    Island smile by UniqueNudes.

    This is the first and title image and print offering from the series Island Smile, featuring a brand new model who goes by the moniker “Tawdry Hepburn.”

    Saturday night up in the Central Coast.

    (Note: the lighthouse isn’t photoshopped in.  I had to time the photo just right to get it vertically across the water, and this isn’t the first time I did it.)

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    Number of images: 15 + preview image
    Size/type: High-resolution JPEGs, 1200 tall or 1200 wide

    Clockwork Model (2007)

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    Jungle pin-up.

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    Stockings.
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