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Alecia Joy Trapeze PICS (SFW)

Alecia Joy's formal dance training is evident in this photo series. It was such a pleasure for me and Forrest Black immortalizing someone doing something so well and so beautifully. Alecia is wonderful to work with. I really want to post like a zillion images from this set because it turned out so awesome, but, with the ways Google and Facebook are 900 pound gorillas dictating how others must present things, the internet is becoming so aggressively SFW. So I feel like, if I want anyone to see my personal blogging, I need to keep it pretty SFW (other people's W that is) if I want anyone to actually see what I create. Trust me, Alecia Joy can do really cool stuff on a trapeze. Anyway, for Blue Blood VIP members, there are 82 photographs in this series.

Alecia Joy photographed for Blue Blood by Amelia G and Forrest Black

Scarlet Starr with Rayguns (SFW PIC)

I'm feeling really worn out, but at least I can tell I've gotten a ridiculous amount of things done. This series Forrest Black and I shot of Scarlet Starr just posted to EroticFandom and the Blue Blood VIP. Raygun accessories by the most excellent Kevin Flint.



Punk Mohawk Teen Tara Toxic (PICS)

Forrest Black and I just photographed the amazing Tara Toxic for the first time. With her individual punk style and DIY clothes and her mohawk and general gorgeousness, we will definitely be shooting her again. Her first appearance in the Blue Blood VIP and Barely Evil is a somewhat Tarantino-inspired punk mohawk schoolgirl crossbow series. Cool sculptural paintings in the background are courtesy of the talented Kevin Flint. Whole series in the VIP as always.

tara toxic in tarantino punk mohawk schoolgirl crossbow photographed by amelia g and forrest black for blue blood

Darenzia & Scar 13, Armor & Swords (PICS) Not SFW

Note to those who like babes with armor and swords: If hypothetically your models are not experienced with swords and armor and hypothetically your lights use electricity and hypothetically one of your models wants a glass of water, for heaven's sake, have them both PUT THE SWORDS DOWN FIRST. Forrest Black and I did this shoot to promote Tony Swatton's armor and such to 40,000 Folsom Street Fair revelers. (I am such a dork. I just googled to doublecheck that it is Fair and not Faire. I got it right the first time, but still.) It ended up being a kind of expensive favor, given what it turns out it costs to repair electrocuted pro lighting packs. But, hey, Darenzia and Scar look hot and Scar did a nifty job on both their makeup and now a bunch of cool images exist. Second shot here is goofing around during the light test. Darenzia can look disturbingly good while picking her nose.

Whole series, including much naughtier stuff, is available on Erotic Fandom and the Blue Blood VIP.

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scar 13 and darenzia, blue blood, erotic fandom

scar 13 and darenzia, blue blood, erotic fandom

scar 13 and darenzia, blue blood, erotic fandom

Voltaire Caged Fae (PICS) SFW

Voltaire always has this romantic bit of beautiful mournful fae glamour. Even in the middle of a party. So I wanted to photograph her in this sort of a setting for a long time. This set has been an even longer time in between shooting and publication because some copycat photographer badgered Voltaire into telling him where this shooting location is. So he could shoot her in the same spot. No idea how his stuff turned out, but it bummed me out at the time. Anyway, I'm over it now, so you all get some more beautiful images of Voltaire with her blonde dreads with the pastel accents. A happy ending. This is Voltaire's 24th appearance in the VIP, with more to come.

Check out the Blue Blood Contributors Pages for my favorite nude shot from this set. (I wanted to keep this post SFW.) Or, of course, check out the whole series and 1954 others, 23 of which feature the lovely Voltaire, in the Blue Blood VIP

Luci Hoop Skirt and Pet Rats (PICS) SFW

This photo set, lensed by Forrest Black and yours truly in the Pacific NW, is like triple word score gothic. The creative Luci is wearing a black spiderweb hoop skirt she made, a black corset (I think she might have made this too), and a lot of dramatic black and red eye makeup. And Luci has the world's cutest pair of pet rats!

Full series, as always, in the Blue Blood VIP.

Scar 13 Red Butterfly (PICS) SFW

Just posted this update to Blue Blood VIP and Erotic Fandom. This is Scar 13's 95th appearance in the Blue Blood VIP. Yes, you read thst correctly: 95th.

Delilah in Armor (PICS) SFW

Just posted this update to Blue Blood VIP and Erotic Fandom. This is Delilah's 10th appearance in the Blue Blood VIP.

The dollar being weak allowed the lovely Delilah and Morrigan Hel to travel to their hearts content. Forrest Black and I happened to have some armor on hand, in our shooting location, from designer Tony Swatton, when they came through Hollywood, so Delilah put it to good use.

28 Hours To Go, 354 Likes, Editing Film, Deathrock Book Almost a Hardcover

I posted this update about editing the film to our California Deathrock book Kickstarter pages and I wanted to share it here too. I eventually did find the needed art pencils. They were in a pencil drawer, along with an inexplicable neurological pinwheel.

Forrest and I are getting ready to start going through contact sheets today. Thanks to our awesome backers, we know we are definitely going to be able to do the book, so we want to get a head start on editing film.

It has been so long since I got to work with negatives and contact sheets that I am having trouble finding any of my grease art pencils to mark the contact sheets with. I'm still hopeful that a search will uncover my stash, but I might have to go get a couple from the camera store. Hopefully they still carry traditional tools.

We're going to try both the library and a coffeehouse with big tables and see which is more comfortable to go through contact sheets in.

Thanks so so so much to everyone who has supported this project so far. If we hit $2,200, the book is definitely going to be hardcover and it seems promising that it will.

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Today we start editing film!

Forrest and I are getting ready to start going through contact sheets for our California Deathrock project today. Thanks to our awesome backers, we know we are definitely going to be able to do the book, so we want to get a head start on editing film.

It has been so long since I got to work with negatives and contact sheets that I am having trouble finding any of my grease art pencils to mark the contact sheets with. I'm still hopeful that a search will uncover my stash, but I might have to go get a couple from the camera store. Hopefully they still carry traditional tools.

We're going to try both the library and a coffeehouse with big tables and see which is more comfortable to go through contact sheets in.

Thanks so so so much to everyone who has supported this project so far. If we hit $2,200, the book is definitely going to be hardcover and it seems promising that it will.

Beautiful Tower for California Deathrock Book Kickstarter

Yay! Forrest Black made a tower banner as well, for our California Deathrock book Kickstarter project. I'm going to get some of those banners posted now and then I am going hiking. Code is below if you'd like to post it anywhere too ๐Ÿ™‚



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Whoo hoo! Forrest made a California Deathrock leaderboard banner

Yay! Forrest Black made a leaderboard banner for our California Deathrock book Kickstarter project. I'm going to get some of those banners posted now. Code is below if you'd like to post it anywhere too ๐Ÿ™‚



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California Deathrock Behind-the-Scenes Photo Shoot Video

LJ is finicky about video embeds, so we had to transfer this vid to YouTube and use the legacy code, but here it is now ๐Ÿ™‚

California Deathrock Behind-the-Scenes Photo Shoot Video


May 22, 2012 | Filed underBooks,Headline,Personalities,Video | Posted by Amelia G

It was hard to make this video happen because working on it was giving me the hugest spasm of shyness. Fortunately, Forrest Black and I still managed to bust it out. So now you can see behind-the-scenes footage of what our nightlife portraiture shoots look like, as part of the Kickstarter for our California Deathrock book project.

I love the idea of doing a creative project where I know how many to print beforehand. The way Kickstarter is set up, people pledge to get a copy of the book, but Amazon only charges them after the funding period is complete (in this case the end of the first week of June) and then only if the project is 100% funded. So far, our photo book project is 88% funded, so it looks like it is going to happen, which I am super happy and more than a little relieved about.

Special thanks to Death Guild and Release the Bats where some of this video was shot. Much love to Margo, Satoki, Thee Gabe, Domiana, Kat, Thistle (RIP), Talia, Christian, Jenn Bats, Dave Bats, Shane Taleda, Matt Riser, Eva O, and everyone else in the contact sheets and photos and video footage.

Anyway, just push play already please ๐Ÿ™‚

Misti Dawn and Michael Vegas (PICS)

Blue Blood's world famous signature counterculture couples shoots are some of my favorite parts. Forrest Black and Misti Dawn and Michael Vegas and I got together for coffee before deciding to collaborate on this shoot. I am always cautious when someone has worked in Porn Valley, even if only briefly, but Misti Dawn and Michael Vegas are both delightfully warm and genuine and drama-free. With some folks, it is a challenge to get them to stay on pleasant topics during a shoot, but Misti Dawn and Michael Vegas are all good energy, funny anecdotes, and cool business stuff they are working on. We hung out afterwards on their patio. Forrest helped with their fire trough. Then we shot the breeze about geeky stuff and conventions. And Misti Dawn sent me home with a pumpkin pie she baked herself 'cause she had made six. I only wished we had done a zillion set-ups and shot for days because these two deserve to be immortalized every which way.

FREE Misti Dawn and Michael Vegas photo gallery, shot by yours truly and Forrest Black

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Razor Candi Red

Razor Candi Red

How ridiculously beautiful does Razor Candi look with red hair! The newest Blue Blood VIP Razor Candi update is lensed by Bodรณ Janos Attila and our favorite deathrock lovely is rocking crimson locks.

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