Friday, June 18, 2010

"Miami can suck a dick"

Not all the time - but most of the time, I even wrote a  blog about it last year after Matt and I returned from a trip to the Keys.... I was deathly sick, we were out of cash, no one wanted to hire me because I was not a bikini model and I had to work with that fat guy in Miami who thought he was Santa Claus, "Come take photos on my lap, baby..."  There was also the guy in Orlando who would not get out of my hotel room (god, I was scared), and the Hispanic guy who kept trying to give me a back massage.... Yeaaaa.... I swore to myself that I would never travel to FL for work ever again.... never... ever... again... total nightmare...

... Ha... Well, until Prescott!  This particular photographer sent me the most touching email (.. just went looking for it but seems to have been buried in the avalanche that is my Gmail.... oh well) - To sum it up - He talked about how a group of artists, including himself, have been passionately working on a project called:  Exposed the Art Project - His letter was really sweet, claiming that he wished to do a photography session with a plus-sized model and could not think of better model to use for the project. "Could you come down to Miami for the shoot, I might be able to help with expenses?" - I immeadiately thought of Santa, my reply was instantly explosive "NO friggin way... not gonna happen..." I wrote him back, stating that FL and I do not mix... that there are tons of girls on Mayhem... I am sure you will find someone else for the project... Thanks for thinking of me, really sorry...

A week or two went by - and he wrote me again, "I have never done this before... give me an idea of what it would take to get you down here and I will see if I can budget it" - I quoted a price... and he said he would make it work....

Two weeks later - I was on a plane to Fort Lauderdale...

Prescott's shoot was one of the highest production shoots I have been on (even Danni.com could not compare)....  He had Edward Cruz as the makeup artist and Troy as the hairstylist (mmmm... sexy sexy stylists... of course, both gay *sigh*) - We were shooting at a studio that costs $1900 a day - The place was HUGE, windows straight to the ceiling... Prescott had a photography assistant helping him out, handing him film and things.  All the Exposed Art Project people were there - While at the studio, I also worked with Barry, the outrageously talented mural artist.... There had to be fifteen people in the studio.... shooting, walking around with video cameras, eating, laughing...  creative madness!  If you have not seen some of the candid photos from Prescott's shoot, I had hair extensions put in and they bleached my eyebrows right off my face! (I have since dyed them back again) - Not sure if I will see the final product, since most of the stuff we shot was on 120 film - but the art show should happen sometime in 2011.... so stay tuned for that!

2 comments:

Naomi Fox said...

London, We miss you! You were such great company, and a beautiful model. We all loved having you be a part of Exposed the Art Project and hope to see you again some time. Hugs, Naomi

PD said...

So the eyebrows took one for the team. What made'em do it? Good to hear this go around in Florida was better than the last.