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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Mask


I haven't camhoored in over a week! I must rectify this immediately.

Marco bought me this mask just after we moved to London. So when I'm not swanning about the flat in my beret pretending to be sultry, I can swan about the flat pretending to be mysterious.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:16 (UTC)
Huzzah! Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: sparklepbass
2006-03-17 16:18 (UTC)
wow!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:18 (UTC)
Whee!

Would you be willing to do a sparkly tiny-pink-dinosaur P bass photoshoot next week? I think it'd be fun to do rock-star portraits of you if you're in the mood.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:19 (UTC)
I purr.
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[User Picture]From: guyinahat
2006-03-17 16:42 (UTC)
Can you Tango?
With a mask like that I hope so.

I'll let you off with flouncing around listening to Gotan Project...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:23 (UTC)
No, but I can pretend I'm drowning. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2006-03-17 17:05 (UTC)
Holy Mary, mother of God! You are teh sexy! And the photo is beautiful -- the colors are so deep and wonderful. Makes me want to pet the monitor.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:53 (UTC)
Hee, thank you. I'm glad my return to the world of color after nearly a month of working only in b/w and sepia seems to have gone well. It was good for me to take a break from it, as I think my understanding of tonal quality has improved, oddly enough.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2006-03-17 18:17 (UTC)
I love masks - I got a lovely green feathery / leafy one last Hallowe'en. That one works wonderfully with you dark hair (unlike mine!) and all that velvet. Yay for textures and colours!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:56 (UTC)
Me too. I wish I had some of the ones my grandfather made for me here, but it wasn't possible to bring them what with all the space we have being taken up by practical stuff. The leafy one sounds lovely. Did you wear it with a costume?
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From: 24db
2006-03-17 19:18 (UTC)
awwwww looks great, especially with your great eyes and the lush red. Nice shot mate
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 13:41 (UTC)
Thank you. It's a bit strange, returning to the land of color after weeks in b/w & sepia!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 13:09 (UTC)
Yep, that's how I did it. You can see my lower back just over my left shoulder. It wasn't an easy shot to take. Lots of rushing back and forth from one side of the lens to the other and mucking about trying to get the focus right. I don't have quite the right expression on my face, but I may try to fudge that with further Tatershop.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-03-17 22:30 (UTC)

Kunoichi

this is my favorite kind of training... something that strains the ability to see the human as animal- flesh and blood and sinew. the opportunity to test ourselves... how long was the mind absorbed, entranced, susceptible? how long were senses given over to deadly distraction?

i wish tom had been here to take a swing at me.

Beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 14:35 (UTC)
Wow. I am at a loss for words here. But this is quite a compliment to me. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-03-18 00:53 (UTC)
It leaves me wanting to pet your arms...what a jewel-toned, lovely capture.

There's a shot of colour rising off your left shoulder...wha's that? Unless you can fold your leg back over to tap your head w/ your toes, it wouldn't appear to be your leg... *scratches head* *pause* *with my fingers*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:43 (UTC)
You would be well advised to do so. The velvet in that dress is amazing. So soft and strokable.

It's my lower back. As imyril correctly observed, I flung myself over the back of the sofa to take the shot. It wasn't easy since I had to stick something (in this case, a bin full of wrapping paper) on the sofa to set the focus and press the shutter release, and then I had twelve seconds to rush around to the other side of the lens, remove the bin, drape myself and arrange my facial features into something other than "Ack, did I make it in time?!" I would have liked to have been smiling slightly but it just wasn't possible. :-P
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-03-18 01:07 (UTC)
So incredibly hot!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:39 (UTC)
Thank you. I love it when you get inspired to use that icon!
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2006-03-18 01:29 (UTC)
Rarr. I covet your shirt?... dress?... torso covering.

Very nicely done.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:27 (UTC)
It's a dress. You might actually be able to obtain it or something similar since you're in CA. It's from The Shrine. They make absolutely gorgeous, high quality goth clothing, specializing in velvet pieces like this dress. I have four or five items of clothing from them, some of which I bought more than five years ago, and they're still in beautiful condition. Their stuff is expensive but it's so, so worth it.
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2006-03-18 01:51 (UTC)
*swoons*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:29 (UTC)
Ooh, your icon gives me ideas. I have a suit. Now, to acquire a top hat and a knack for drawing on mustaches.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2006-03-18 03:39 (UTC)
Oh Leah. I miss you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:34 (UTC)
I miss you too. Come visit so I can spoil you. And take your picture. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-03-18 16:28 (UTC)
mmm masks

;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-19 12:37 (UTC)
They're fascinating, aren't they. I remember when I was seven, my grandfather made me a skull mask to go with my skeleton costume for Halloween. I was so scared of the damn thing that I burst into tears when I looked in the mirror after I put it on. I refused to take it off, though.

I'm glad I still have it, even though it's in storage in the States.
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