@1 year ago with 58 notes
#self portrait #selfy #gpoy #steampunk #modeling #fanart #magdalene veen #eliza gauger #charleston spacewalk #warren ellis #ignition city #visual record #blog
A few years ago I was living in a one-room studio apartment in Seattle. It was 3 in the morning, I was bored, I had a decent camera and I had been designing Abney Park stage costumes for myself and the other members of the band. All dressed up with nowhere to go, I took a series of self-portraits that I called the “Charleston Spacewalk” series. I believe I posted them initially on MySpace and Livejournal, to no particular fanfare.
Although my “”“”“”modeling career”“”“” has produced hundreds or thousands of images of me so far, images that have gone everywhere and done everything, many of which were not authorized, I don’t remember and/or haven’t seen, this particular set is one of the most widely-traded. It crops up in fan art, derivative works, or is posted alone, without comment more often than any other pictures of me with the possible exception of WoodEye’s “Lolita” series.
These are just the ones I’ve found. There are certainly others.
Part II: http://toxoplasm.org/post/37697576201/more-stuff-based-on-the-charleston-spacewalk
edit: just to be clear, i find fanart to be charming and flattering. i’m not shame-posting these, i just thought it would be neat to post the original with all its derivative works in one place!
@1 year ago with 67 notes
#modeling #magdalene veen #visual record #crow #goth #teal hair #pointe
En pointe as a “crow”, at a fashion show in 2008.
edit: I have forgotten the name of the dress’ designer, sorry. I did the makeup/hair/styling.
@1 year ago with 18 notes
#art modeling #modeling #clothed figure modeling #magdalene veen #eliza gauger #visual record #tank girl #guns #sniper #fox tail #boots #cyberpunk
I’ve started modeling for a drawing group that meets twice a week literally across the hall from my apartment, which is ACES. One of the classes is costumed, and they let me dress however I want—the only input I got this week was “science fiction”. Looking very Ashley Wood’s Tank Girl in these drawings by an artist who I’ll call by his nickname, Biz, since I’m not sure if that’s his pro name or not.
I wish this had been a longer pose, because all the costume details are awful for artists to try and deal with only 20 minutes at a time.
@1 year ago with 11 notes
#photography #cross processed #stairs #for worden #washington state #seattle #fashion #modeling #magdalene veen #visual record #stripes #stockings #draped #gloves #brown #black #purple #autumn
Photo of me by WoodEye (god tier photographer, in a flat ranking of the people I’ve worked with and their ability to get images of me that I actually like) is in the Michael H. Kellicut International Photo Show. I had had a major hairdye fuckup the night before the shoot, but the photographer pulled it out and the photos are pretty stunning.
This is cross-processed, I believe, which means this isn’t in true color (obviously). I’ll see if I can find my disc from this shoot and post more this week. It was one of those occasions where I was initially unhappy with the results because I felt I had fucked up my costume and pose, but over time began to appreciate what Brian had done, despite my poor showing. The composition of this photo alone is extremely impressive.
(via 2012 Michael H. Kellicutt International Photo Show - Eliza Escher)