Category Archives: Swimsuit

Goth Swimsuit Ms January

We started with the idea of baby – or in this case babe – new year taking over from the old year/father time. Babe was a great idea because we could strip her down a bikini. But we had to put a twist on it of course.

Maybe last year wasn’t quite ready to go.

Goth Swimsuit Calendar January
Goth Swimsuit Calendar January

The model is Skarah Black.

Some points to consider, just to make it interesting. I was just discovering the joy of oiling up model to make them glisten, so we did it Skarah. Didn’t really show up in this image, but it did make her slippery. Which isn’t that great when she’s holding a Bowie knife and kneeling over father time.

Father time is Marc Moorash of Seraphemera Books. Seraphemera was my partner on this and they did a lot of work, including all of the layout of the calendar.

Here’s a couple more. Skarah has a very long tongue, that’s all I’m going to say. The Absinthe picture appeared under the January calendar. Apparently absinthe is very goth.

My Goth Swimsuit Calendar

I mentioned last week when talking about creating interesting work that I had done a Goth Swimsuit calendar. It was shot during the summer of 2006 and was for the year 2007. Since then the website for that calendar has gone away and there really isn’t anywhere you can see the images. So I decided to post all of the images from the calendar here on Glamour Apprentice and give you some of the background behind each one.

First we start with the cover.

Goth Swimsuit Calendar Cover Image

The cover was not shot first. It was almost last. For the calendar a few models come in from out of town. There were two that were considered “headliners” for the calendar, Angela Ryan, the redhead, and Athena Fatale, the bad ass. The weekend they were going to be in town I contacted the guy who provided January’s hearse and he brought a buddy with another hearse for a “hearse car wash”. The carwash being a staple of swimsuit calendars and hearse’s being a staple of goth. Then I contacted a number of the local models to come down and shot them with the hearses. Getting the cover.

The Models from left to right:
Ankha, Ms. March,
Ivory, Ms December,
Angela Ryan, Ms. July,
Scarlett St. Vitus, Ms October,
Athena Fatale, Ms August, and
Spleen, Ms May.

Shawna Rencher in the Pool

Various shots of Shawna in the pool and under a fountain. There were actually two pools. One had a fountain and one had a drop off. The one with the fountain was COLD. But she was a trouper and we got this really cool shot.

Shawna Rencher Under the Fountain

Then we went to the other pool and got these two images.

Shawna Rencher wetShawna Rencher In the Water

Makeup by Cassy of Lust Make Up.

Retro Swimsuit and Book

I’d planned on shooting swimsuit and Vanity showed up with this interesting retro one piece. With the books and the sunglasses, it lent itself to an interesting image.

Not so much a classic swimsuit image, but more a sophisticated look back in time.

Retro Swimsuit and Book