“Just the right amount of dog shit.”

I finally did another photo shoot with Mischa after roughly four years. Mischa and I met ten years ago and did our first shoot together, and we did many more following that. My last shoot with her was in 2014 and my old camera finally broke. I took a long hiatus, and she took a hiatus from modeling as well. But we whipped something together recently because I missed shooting and wanted some content to put on my newly renovated website. And I really just missed shooting with Mischa.

Even though we both felt we’d be a bit rusty, she didn’t miss a beat at all! And as always, there were humorous moments. Let me tell you a bit about it.

We simply used clothing and supplies I had here at the house. Since we knew we’d be using the backyard, my guy had to clean up some dog shit. His dogs have an all access pass to piss and shit all over the backyard, so we definitely wanted to avoid encountering any of that. Another thing we had to deal with was the sun. The temperature slowly rising and the sun would eventually be a bit too bright to shoot without having to navigate around harsh light. The best idea was to get up and start shooting when the sun had just risen, but we weren’t trying to get up that early.

We had a really fun time shooting! One we started getting into things, my guy walked out back to ask if there was too much dog shit in the yard. She replied, “Just the right amount of dog shit!” I happened to snap a picture of her when she said that, so this funny memory had been documented.

The last set was to be under a trellis that is covered in grapevines and had fallen on one side. She was to get under that and put on a body stocking, and I did put an old sheet on the ground to keep her off the dirty grass.

It had gotten a bit hotter outside by then and got a little uncomfortable. I was squatting down to get the right angle and I was also in the sun, and she was wearing a wig, latex, and goo under a body stocking, and it started smelling like hot dog piss and shit outside! We wrapped it up and were very happy to go indoors and get cleaned up.

Again, Mischa is a great model and very fun to work with, and she didn’t lose her touch. As for myself, I think I did alright. I was too busy stressing over how bright and hot it was that I didn’t notice some of my settings were off. Some of my pictures were blurry. But I am definitely pleased to have done the shoot and there are a lot of images I love.

Here is an image from our shoot.

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The rest of them can be seen HERE at my Flickr gallery, and I will be adding more soon!

 

 

Defecrator

Shortly after I did my shoot with Gloriam Draconis, I was also honored to do a shot with Defecrator. They are a black/death metal band from Sacramento. They are currently working on their full length and seeking to play more shows outside the Sacramento area.

Anti-Human Black/Death of Satan
Angel Raping Invoker of Bestial Chaos: guitar/vocals
Anti-Human Unholy Sexslayer of Hate: drums/vocals
Abhorrent Orgy Ejaculator of the Dead: bass/vocals
Check them out:

Gloriam Draconis

I was honored to do a band shoot for Gloriam Draconis a few months ago. They are a Sacramento black metal band. They have some shows coming up in the Sacramento area, as well as the Bay.

“Gloriam Draconis is the musical praxis of alchemical absolution.”

Invoker: vocals
Rakshasa: bass
Conjurer: guitar
Grimnirr: guitar
Skorpius: drums

Check them out:

Gloriam Draconis – Bandcamp

Gloriam Draconis – Facebook

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Newest Changes

I finally changed a few things on my site to maybe make it worth my annual domain fee. I’m pretty sure a few years went by where I’d log in just a few times a year, griping about not having any motivation for photography, but promising a return. Well here I am. I will list my most recent changes to catch you all up to speed so I can move forward and be on track with everything.

  • I have made great progress in getting caught up on photography from shows I’ve taken the past few years and never uploaded. I am able to do so with ease on this new laptop. I have just a little more to catch up on and will be uploading these images to my Angelize Photography Facebook.
  • As for my website, I previously had a black background with white text, but I have switched it to a white background. Unfortunately, the text appears to be a grayish color by default, and I probably won’t go out of my way to manually change it to black unless it’s my home page. I’ll be using my home page to post my latest news and content. In addition, I have added my Instagram feed.
  • My menu now contains direct links to my Gallery and my Photo Archive, which are both on Flickr. I started my old Flickr ten years ago and decided to leave it as an archive and move forward with a new account. All my future content will be there.
  • Ahh! I have finally designed my own logo! I have been wanting to do that for years but I was indecisive about a design and too lazy to sketch anything up. I decided to complete it just in time to present with all the other changes I have just listed!

There are a few things I am wanting to catch up on before I make more plans to do more shoots. I am eager to create some more art, but I also don’t want to get overwhelmed because I have other things in life that have also caught my interest during my photography hiatus. If I carefully apply my time, I will make time for everything.

Catching up.

I got a new laptop. It’s much faster than that awful old desktop computer I’ve had for about eight years. This laptop has revived my enthusiasm to put a dent in all those photo sets I took at shows throughout the past few years. More than a few years. I have a lot of catching up to do, so keep checking my Facebook Photography page for the new picture folders.

I know my site is very plain right now, but I am renovating. I am even working on an actual logo/watermark.

Starting Anew

I stopped doing photography for a while. I started losing my passion for it for various reasons, but mostly because I failed to stay true to myself as an artist. Not happening anymore.

I learned a lot along the way and had some great times, and everything I had done helped me realize what I prefer to do artistically. I also learned that being a “photography service” does not suit me. I am happiest by simply creating the kind of art I personally enjoy. I don’t have time in my life for anything less than that. So moving forward…