I mentioned that ToXic had great skin. She did her own makeup and I told her to try something over the top. I think I had some inspiration images, but this was her idea. She asked if I had any tape and she ended up using gaffer’s tape to make the outlines of the stripes
I say in the caption this is the “correct” exposure because it is what the meter said to do. But you’ll see in future images, going a little hot is a good idea when shooting beauty.
Andi Cain was another out of town model and she made a cool goth doll.
In case you didn’t know, calendars don’t come in an even 24 pages. So you have to add like 4 pages. So we decided to do another month because 13 is so goth.
Once again Heather set out with her makeup brushes and just painted this design on.
Scarlett St Vitus was the first model we knew was going to be in the calendar. Matter of fact I did a test shoot with her to see if you could oiling a pale model’s skin worked the same as a tan one. It did, but the image was a little tame after we did all the other big concepts.
For Goth girls October is the most important month, so Scarlett is very honored.
This image is my favorite shot for this month, but not the one used for the calendar. I actually don’t have that one.
Tara Ward is the only non-goth model in the calendar. She gets to be the damsel in distress from Nosferatu. I actually talk a little about how I did post production on this image in my pinup workshop lecture.
Marc Moorash makes it into another image, though he is credited as Max Schreck.
Athena Fatale came down from Dallas with Angela. We had this idea we wanted to do a devil and the amazing Heather Stanley took her into the makeup room and started hand painting.
I know Athena thought it was fun because after the shoot she called Angela in to the dressing room to get her to take a picture of what she looked like after she took the latex “bikini” off….She didn’t ask me, I’d have be glad to shoot her.
Angela Ryan was the headliner of the calendar if anyone was. She wanted July because her birthday was in July.
I said recently I’ve got an up coming shoot that will be the coolest since the zombies. This is the Zombie shoot I was talking about. Incredible zombie makeup by the Seraphemera people. Ms. October is one of the zombies as well.