More stuff based on the Charleston Spacewalk series, with their original photos.
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!
a favorite charcoal portrait of me from a drawing group.
photographer: Leslie Herring
model: Magdalene Veen
alright one more because mom has been bugging me for photos. and because im p sure this is objectively my best look. 300 years too late, of course.
modelling for a drawing group tonight.
photographer: Angel Ceballos
models: Frankenstein, Magdalene Veen
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.
Two more from this set. I like the abstract look of the top one.
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.
(me + creator vol hydrogen modeling; photography by Leslie Herring)
(i have a pair of xenolux gloves that i wear basically 24/7 when it’s not chumpass summertime. they are incredible)
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.
modeling for a knitwear company when i was like, 17. heavily retouched of course.