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Where did everyone go? Apparently DeviantArt is a graveyard.
  • Listening to: cicadas and airplanes overhead
  • Drinking: delicious, life-bringing coffee
Hello, Sydney.
I have returned.  I don't know what that means just yet, but at least it's warm. I'm happy to be seeing old friends and looking forward to meeting new ones. Feel free to drop me a line some time. I do bite, but I tame nicely with regular feeding and contact.
  • Listening to: cicadas and airplanes overhead
  • Drinking: delicious, life-bringing coffee
I'm still in Berlin. Still dreaming. Still trying to work out what to do and how to manage the monetary aspects of my mid-20's day-to-day life. By profession, I'm an IT generalist with communication as my greatest asset. My German is barely passable. My understanding and usage of the German language could be described as 'scooping up a wounded butterfly with a broken backhoe'. This does not lend itself to a fruitful career in a German city. Yes, I can improve my skills.... but what am I going to do to buy food over the next 3 years other than wait tables like a broken university student? Let's not get into the complexities of explaining such a career break to prospective employers. Best to start looking further afield for meaningful employment.

So. Singapore? London? We'll see. I miss my Sydney job so maybe I'll be back there next year when I'm tired of roti canai or long walks through beautiful autumnal forests. *sigh*

In the meantime. New shoots! Enjoy. I'm not really 'down' with the whole commercialization of DevianTart (really? You want how much for membership? My personal hosting bills aren't anywhere near that steep and I get full flexibility) so I might relocate to RedBubble for the community aspect. Or Flickr -  It's kinda handy for pulling down images to a third party website. So... maybe I should stop pretending I'm 'back' on DA. I'm not really. But I do miss my friends on here. :)
  • Listening to: The band formerly known as Pivot (PVT)
  • Watching: the leaves on the trees turn golden brown
Wow. I'm always amazed how much this place has changed when I've been away for a while. What on earth are 'badges', and why on earth am I a llama? Llamas are cool still I guess. I vaguely remember them being an ongoing joke in the Maxis Sim games, and Silverchair's first album Frogstomp had a picture of one for some reason....


So, I guess I kind of live in Berlin, Germany now. I don't know a single soul here, but I'm okay with that for the time being. My mother is visiting from Australia next week, so I'll be getting a hold of some of my photo equipment again (speed flash etc). Time to get back to work.
Drop me a line if you're in Germany and have time for a coffee and a chin-wag. I'm quite keen to meet people.

I still haven't finished my website, but I do have a blog up. I suck. I'm going to fix that right up.
www.jessicat.com.au/blog
  • Listening to: The artist who is once again known as Prince
  • Watching: Prince LIVE tonight.
Well, maybe there is no need to be so melodramatic. Anyway, hello from wherever I have been the last few years (the land of paid employment, in case you're wondering).

Here is a comprehensive list of reasons for having not posted DA:
- Being swallowed by the corporate beast
- Falling in love (no, not with myself, though you may disagree)
- Having my laptop and DSLR stolen
- Lack of talent
- Fear of Eric's scorn
- Not loving you all enough

Anyway, the bad news is, I still don't have any new works to put up. The good news: I will soon have time to edit photos again. I'm off on another overseas excursion, so stay tuned for more exciting updates from me! (or maybe another 3 years of silence. It remains to be seen...)

In the meantime, I am setting up a travel photodiary. You may enjoy this. You may find me an obnoxious Pastafarian with a penchant for de-saturating her photos and drawing squiggly bird silhouettes. This also remains to be seen.

Perpetual Motion: My Travel Photography Blog

Tschüss, mein Lieblings!
  • Watching: the clock
  • Playing: with your delerium

Rock on

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 13, 2008, 2:09 AM
Hello 2008, how have you been? I've been spending a bit of time chilling out, getting settled into my new 9-5 job and doing a fair bit of rock climbing. I heard you and 2007 aren't talking to eachother, what's going on there?

Hey, so, like, I was wondering 2008.... what have you got in store for me? I've been thinking it was time I started doing some more photography and having a bit more fun with photoshop. Do you think there's any possibility that you could help arrange for awesome people to get in contact with me about shooting? Maybe they could have cool ideas for wicked fashion alternative stuff, or some really moody portraiture.... or even a few sneaky nudie shoots down in the wilderness somewhere. That'd be great.

So yeah, like, keep in touch 2008 - I really think we should hang out more.

Cheers,

Jessica(t)

The Angel of Middle Head by spidercuffs

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Golden Years by spidercuffs
Where Do We Go From here? by spidercuffs

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As Dreams are Made Of by spidercuffs


  • Listening to: Jackson and his computer band
  • Watching: her step
  • Eating: virtual pastries
  • Drinking: virual juice

You and the horse you rode in on

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 14, 2007, 4:15 AM
Seriously, I've had enough.

burn by spidercuffs

  • Listening to: The washing machine
  • Reading: Franz Kafka!
  • Watching: the dust bunnies fight over land in my room
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Drinking: Aloe Vera Drink

Okey Dokey

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 23, 2007, 6:04 AM
After a week of feeling sorry for my poor self for being back in the country and still without gainful employment, I'm working hard at silly shenanigans. This time, with my wonderful friend and sometime-travel companion Pip  - :iconblairsavage:

Somehow she managed to talk me into a quirky facepainting project of hers and the results are as follows:

Peacock eyes by blairsavage A Mouthful by blairsavage

But that's alright, because I got to take some piccies of her on the side. Hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!



In Time We'll Know by spidercuffs The White Rabbit by spidercuffs Where Do We Go From here? by spidercuffs TroubleInParadise by spidercuffs

Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

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How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

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Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

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Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: The washing machine
  • Reading: Franz Kafka!
  • Watching: the dust bunnies fight over land in my room
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Drinking: Aloe Vera Drink

On My Soapbox

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 22, 2007, 2:49 AM
Recently, a friend of mine was disrespected on this site by some rude individual. My friend is a bondage artist who has worked with some fairly high-profile models and photographers on DA. The rude individual has for some reason taken it upon himself to watch my friend's rope-work gallery, though when thanked for the watch, he has decided to voice his disgust at bondage art.

He is quoted as saying: "Other than the beauty of the model, the binding (both as concept and as depiction) in your work is more objectionable than offal." and made it clear he was watching the gallery because of his appreciation of the model and not to "applaud your need to bind a woman."

The individual who made this rude comment is hardly worth a tirade here, and I certainly wont bother to itemize the hypocritical statements made; though I will use this as an opportunity to support artists and models in all genres.

The main reason this individual has offended me so deeply is not the insult to my talented, creative and kind friend, but because his statements are disrespectful of an entire art form - and to women in general. Now I am not a bondage artist, and this is not my particular flavour of erotica, so I cannot defend the mechanics of the Shibari - though I can defend any form of adult image which is produced by consenting individuals with the education and pride to produce it. The model in the images is interested in rope work enough to collaborate with artists and photographers, and I cannot fathom how anyone could appreciate her 'beauty' as shown in these images whilst disrespecting her decisions on theme or subject matter.  Women do not need to be protected from the horrors of the world, they are able to make consenting decisions - and they are entitled to be sexual in any way they wish.

As artists and art appreciators we are free to choose the particular content we find interesting and aesthetically pleasing. It is not our deity-given right to criticize other people's artwork simply because we do not understand or enjoy it. If you do not like an image, don't comment on it, fave it, watch the artist or take it upon yourself to make a stance upon it. If the images are in violation of the Deviant Art codes of conduct or contain images of abuse - report them to the correct authorities. if the images are of things you find objectionable for your own religious or personal reasons, keep it to yourself. If you really aren't sure if the images are consensual (which may be the case in bondage examples), request further information before you comment hatefully.


/End rant

Good day to you all.

Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

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How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

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Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:thumb56969925:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: The washing machine
  • Reading: Franz Kafka!
  • Watching: the dust bunnies fight over land in my room
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Drinking: Aloe Vera Drink

Get back to work Jessica!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 5, 2007, 6:28 PM
Sounds like something my would-be employer will be saying to me as soon as I get back into the workforce after my 3 month jaunt overseas. But instead, this is something I'm saying to myself regarding photography - and back to work I have gotten.

So thanks to :iconstillman3: I got back in the saddle this week with another superb day of shooting, and yesterday I had the lovely pleasure of a crazy day of lollies and shenanigans with :iconmissbecca: and :iconbelieve-hope:.

So I'll be editing the pics the next few days and hopefully, by early next week my adsl connection should be up and running so I can swiftly upload the results.

Once again, please drop me a line if you'd like to model for me :)

Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

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How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:thumb56969925:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: The washing machine
  • Reading: Franz Kafka!
  • Watching: the dust bunnies fight over land in my room
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Drinking: Aloe Vera Drink
Well, I guess my trip is drawing to a close - I'm on my final leg of the journey, through sunny Hawaii. I'll be back in Syd very soon, laying low for a little while, going through my 40gig worth of photos.... and then I expect to get back into some serious photography.

Any aussies out there, please feel free to get in contact with me if you'd like to shoot some time in October (or later), any kind of shoot - not just nudes.

cheers,

Jessicat
  • Listening to: Something other than my iPod shuffle....
  • Reading: Franz Kafka!
  • Watching: The Sun set over Waikiki beach.
  • Playing: Castlevania
  • Drinking: Dr Pepper

Hello Canada

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 11, 2007, 9:00 PM
Somehow, I find myself in Newfoundland Canada. I hope everyone is well and maybe, just maybe I might get some work up on the net some time in the near future.... holiday snaps mostly, but hopefully some of them are pretty enough to amuse you.

Yours,

Jessicat

Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

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How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

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Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:thumb56969925:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: the dunkin´donuts coffee shop downstairs
  • Reading: Poorly in Deutch
  • Drinking: not a soy cappucino

Scandinavia here I come

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 20, 2007, 12:53 PM
Really, I´m just writing this journal entry to kill a bit of time while I hibernate in Berlin. I´m still here in trendy Kurfürstendamm eating vast quantities of vietnamese food and punnet after punnet of fresh and organic summer berries......

I have 6 gig of photos waiting to look through from the last 2 weeks but haven´t been able to get access to a decent computer with which to upload anything. I spent €14 to get the two of my cards burned to dvd!!!!! ouch that hurt. The numbers are all correct on the price tags.. it´s only the currency that´s the problem. Can´t wait to get to the US since the dollar is almost worth rupees right now (AUD$1 buys you 88 US cents! - a record since the early 80´s).

So, Sunday, copehagen here I come. Meeting up with one of my old flatmates from Sydney who is visiting her family and friends in Sweden. Managed to get myself an inexpensive flight out of Malmö the next week to Spain so I guess I´ll be in Madrid and Barcelona for most of the rest of the time I´m here in Europe. The time has gone quite quickly... I definitely need another month or two to see the things I wanted to see here.... though I think I might need a fwe more thousand Euros to do so! zu viel jetzt zum tun und zu wenig zeit und geld hab ich! (excuse my terrible german)


Tschuß!!



Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

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How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

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Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:thumb56969925:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: the dunkin´donuts coffee shop downstairs
  • Reading: Poorly in Deutch
  • Drinking: not a soy cappucino

I'm your Berlin Chair, wont you lean on m

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 16, 2007, 9:05 AM
So, the last journal message was kind of obsolete, especially considering I´ve been over here in Europe for weeks now.

Have had a lovely time so far and met up with some funky DA people -- lovely model :iconinvisiblerose: with who I had a lovely afternoon jumping in the puddles of rainy London (litterally, there was puddle stomping).

AND wunderbar photographer :iconikmenin: who joined me for my birthday celebrations (and photo-taking adventure) in Venice.
If I manage to get access to a better computer than a shoddy internet cafe terminal I´ll try and upload some of the pictures.


In Berlin at the moment and DAMN it´s hot. Anyone care for a cool drink? Or know where this little black duck can find a decent soy cappucino without resorting to Starbucks*? Ich möchte einen soja kaffee bitte!!!!!

Next destinations: Copenhagen, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris, London again!

Hope you are all well.


* the only thing the damn chain has going for them is the fact I can get goddamn soy milk.

Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

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How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

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Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:thumb56969925:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: the dunkin´donuts coffee shop downstairs
  • Reading: Poorly in Deutch
  • Drinking: not a soy cappucino

22 Days to go and A Shiny new shoot

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 7, 2007, 4:06 AM
So I'm really loving my brand new DSLR camera. Sometimes I like to just sit with it cradled in my arms - much to my cat's disapproval. Numerous shoots are making the countdown to my World Tour go faster - down to 22 days before I leave the country.

If there are any Deviants who live in the following cities and want to have a coffee with me some time in July, August and some of September, let me know. So far I'm going to:

UK (London)
Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice, Florence)
Germany(Munich)
Spain (Barcelona, TBA)
Portugal (TBA)
France (Paris)

Canada (St Johns)
US (NYC, LA, San Francisco, Honolulu)

So - some thumbs from today's shoot with Eric :iconstillman3: and Becca :iconmissbecca:(Becca was shooting too!):

Today's pics:

The Angel of Middle Head 2 by spidercuffs

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Cloud Scraper by spidercuffs
The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head by spidercuffs

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Abstract Shape by spidercuffs


Here are the lovely Models I've shot with since taking up photography seriously:

Eric:

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Passing the Time by spidercuffs

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Urban Decay3 by spidercuffs

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Sky High by spidercuffs


Tash:

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Golden Years by spidercuffs

Mature Content

How I'm supposed to Feel by spidercuffs

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The Trouble With Memories 2 by spidercuffs

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Easier Said than Done by spidercuffs


Rachel:

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:thumb56969925:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs


Becca:

Persephone by spidercuffs The Angel of Middle Head 3 by spidercuffs

Mature Content

Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs
The Final Descent by spidercuffs
  • Listening to: Frank Zappa
  • Reading: D80 instruction manual
  • Drinking: Pims!

Nikon, where have you been all my life?

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 3, 2007, 2:24 AM
Okay so it could have just as easily been a Canon, I don't have much brand loyalty yet, but I love my new D80. I owe my camera a bit of a thankyou, delivering for me my first Daily Deviation starring the lovely model Rachael :

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The Trouble With Memories.... by spidercuffs
:iconinvisiblerose:

I just wanted to thank my lovely models who have helped me get started with photography.

Props to Eric - :iconstillman3: for being such a great and versatile model who has also let me take photos with his camera before I got a hold of my own. We've had several shoots together and more to come!

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Conspicuous Creation by spidercuffs

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Forgotten Mollusk by spidercuffs

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Cold Comfort 2 by spidercuffs

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Autumn Ruins 4 by spidercuffs

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Comfort is Fleeting by spidercuffs

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Picnic by the motorway by spidercuffs



Beautiful Becca :iconmissbecca:, who I hope to work with again sooooon!
The Final Descent by spidercuffs Persephone by spidercuffs

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Maiden of the Shadows by spidercuffs


Lovely 'Eves' Tash :iconbelieve-hope: and Rach :iconinvisiblerose:

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Defy The Season by spidercuffs

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Ruined Eden by spidercuffs

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Eden by spidercuffs


I'm hoping to do lots more shooting with everyone when I get back from overseas in Septemer also!

  • Listening to: Vivaldi
  • Reading: D80 instruction manual
  • Watching: The cat sleeping on my textbook
  • Playing: with my new camera
What's new in Jess land?

Well, for one thing, Hiatus is over - it's time to get back to work.

Shoots: These can now be divided into two categories  - those in which I am the photographer, and those in which I am the pretty face.

As Photographer: I'm having a bundle of fun taking artistic nude shots - already two shoots now under my belt with super-fabulous life-model Eric - :iconstillman3:, super-sexy death-maiden Becca :iconmissbecca: and with one of my favourite photographers Paul - :iconselenoboy:

1. Check out all three galleries for pictures of the Death and Desolation concept shoot. It's great to see how different our selected shots turned out.

2. Eric and I have now done two artistic nude shoots, one at Kurnel beach with lots of lovely rocks and sand, and another on Sunday at my favourite ruined wheat mill where we had to jump over broken bottles, spray paint cans and slide through toxic ooze left after the rain.

UPCOMING: As far as I can tell, there are two upcoming shoots, one conceptual shoot with Paul :iconselenoboy:, and there is potentially another in the works with :iconwildplaces: - if I can get my act together of course. Currently I'm constrained to borrowing Eric's camera but that situation changes in May when I pick up my shiny new Nikon D80!

As Model: A few things tentatively booked with Andy :iconwildplaces:, Spiro :iconar-ondite: and some random photographers around town. If you wanna work with me let me know, but keep in mind I'm still not entering the lovely land of nude modeling. I'm not a professional artist or model, I work predominantly in IT - please respect that although I appreciate nude images that I am unwilling to compromise myself professionally.

Travel:   Here's the fun part - I'm planning a round the world trip for when I finish my degree in June. So far I'm going to Japan, US, Canada, Spain, France, UK, Germany and Italy. It's going to be fun and it's going to be expensive, but gees I've earned it!


Thanks for reading and for all your support. Kudos to all the artists and models mentioned above - and anyone I've forgotten!
  • Listening to: Laser printers
  • Reading: Academic papers and game reviews
  • Watching: Postgrad students fretting
  • Eating: My fingernails
  • Drinking: Saliva
I've always wanted to write this:

ON HIATUS.

But, that's only somewhat accurate. I'm still here. Sometimes. I check my messages. Sometimes. I model for people. Sometimes.  More importantly, I can be found in other DA photographer's galleries - Sometimes.

So if you're looking for pictures of me, I'd suggest you try the following DA galleries:

:iconselenoboy:
:iconwildplaces:
:iconar-ondite:


Thanks to Paul, Andy, Spiro, Dan Parkinson, Trevor Martin, Bill Zunic, and Mark Bagshaw for flattering this little black duck.
  • Eating: Humble Pie
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Hi. My name is Jessica.

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