A boudoir (French: [bu.dwaʁ], English: /ˈbuːd.wɑːr/) is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to be sulky” or boudeur, meaning “sulky”.
The term “boudoir” may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples including ones of Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style.
Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in “boudoir style”. The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Commercially the genre is often (though not exclusively) derived from a market for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images on or before their wedding day. Other motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, weight loss regimes, maternity, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction) and for servicemen and women overseas.
This is a collage of some of my favourite shots from a recent boudoir session with some local photo hobbyists. Our model “Lang Sapphire Sky”, as she preferred to be called was quite the natural when it comes to posing, albeit being relatively new to the local modelling scene.
Well now, this is a bit surreal. 11 days away from the end of the world and I decide to put up my blog in my own domain… Sweet jumping Jehoshaphat ~
Anywho, to my new readers and old…
By the power vested in me by almighty caffeine Gods!! …and the Galactic Empire.
I CLAIM THIS SPACE ON TEH INTERWEBS AND DECLARE IT A CAFFEINE INDUCED REFUGE OF TRAVESTY AND HOOLIGANISM.
And a place to share purdy purdy pictures of food, dollies, and figures… and the occasional bits and bobs of fiddly gadgetry.
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Just a quick look of some new doo-hickeys that have since piled on to my desk. Some hands on reports of these doodads coming up in the next few.
*Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG EX DG
*Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
*Blackberry Torch 9800
*JJC LED-48B Macro Ring light
*LVSHI Square Filter holder and GND Filter
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Had the pleasure of having lunch with Mr. Jim Paredes last July 27, 2012 over at Crescent Moon Cafe in Antipolo. Going there was no joke but it wasn’t all to hard either being that it was a week day and traffic was relatively forgiving. The lunch invite was one of those things where in you wouldn’t think about as it was a semi-open invite with random selection.
To briefly surmise what transpired that afternoon, it was completely grounded and without fanfare. Pretty much just a well travelled, wise and free spirited creative mind who met up with 11 complete strangers over lunch in a quiet and quaint little cafe up in the hills of Antipolo. The food was nothing short of a good ol’fashioned home cooked meal prepared with heart and love. We got to try the “Alagaw” leaves, gave a whole new meaning to the term ‘Salad’. I particularly liked the Prawns in coconut milk. And the chicken which tasted a bit like caldereta was perfect compliment to the mildly chilly but fresh air. Aside from the on set of heavy rains, it was a perfectly home grown lunch with equally wise and good company
If you’re reading this, it was a pleasure meeting you. And getting to know that there are people out there who live for the journey of life and living the moment with a level of openness that one would think to be ridiculous in today’s society is certainly uplifting and inspiring. I can safely say that this was one of those moments that I will gladly tell my grand children about.
Last July 21st, on a very soggy and soaking wet Saturday morning, through floods and unrelenting rain, with my stubborn insistence to push through with it, at the reluctance of my colleagues, with Mr. Dale Sta. Rosa‘s tutelage, we had our first studio workshop. And one which I do believe is something we all we’re in much need of.
Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather that day, only 5 of us made it that morning alongside Dale and our model for that day, Floe. I owe both of them greatly for coming in spite of the weather. Continue reading