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.
Xotica was Ms June. She was one of the first models to come in from out of town, in this case Austin.
Little bit of Houston trivia, Howard Hughes is buried in Houston in the beautiful Glenwood cemetery. We shot these images kind of commando. Glennwood is cool with people being in the cemetery during the day, but we weren’t sure how they’d react to a woman in a leather bikini.
If April was April Showers, then May must be May Flowers.
Here we have model Spleen in a multiple exposure. The suit was specially made for her by the wizards at SINched.
This was an image we shot, but never used. The boots Spleen is wearing have literally 12 inch heels, with a 4 inch at least platform. And she’s standing in the car ramp of our studio. Which is at an angle. We had to help her down then she could carefully stand. Then we needed to fill the ramp with fog, which we did using a fog machine and much dry ice.
April showers with a twist. A drowned model and a man with magic.
This idea was Marc’s and he managed to work himself into another month, though I don’t think that was his plan.
The model was one of only 2 models I would say weren’t goth at all. She was actually tan. Nor is she that gaunt. Heather Stanley, one of the Seraphemera people, looked at her and told her to lay on the ground and just started painting makeup on her. This was the result.
The table is one of those industrial kitchen tables and is still in our studio. I leaned a very big ladder up against the wall, climbed up and shot down.
I paid the models in calendars that they could sell. Ava Ruby is the only one who never got hers. I think she didn’t like the way it turned out. I know it didn’t make her look attractive, but it did make a cool image.