Muse Collaboration: Suicide Girls Style 1970s Shoot with Mrs. Wilders

May 15, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

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I was privileged to collaborate with one of my favorite models, Mrs. Wilders, on a Suicide Girls-style shoot. I've been a fan of Suicide Girls since ~2005, and it has been a longstanding goal to get published on there. While we've decided not to submit this set to Suicide Girls, I'm really proud of how it turned out. The photography part of this photoshoot was the least challenging thing about it -- Mrs. Wilders and I put a lot of work into her costumes, and it was a big cash investment to rent an awesome 70s set. I was particularly proud of finding the *perfect* avocado & orange minidress for Mrs. Wilders to wear, along with a new old stock pair of 70s glasses frames.

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I've written about this previously, but it's so good to have found a few local models who are real creative collaborators. I still love booking the occasional traveling model who passes through my area, but it's a lot more work to come up with a shoot theme, find a location, procure some good outfits, etc. than it is to do the "naked lady standing somewhere and turning in a circle" thing.

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We ended up shooting three photosets with three different outfits during the two hours we had rented the studio for. Mrs. Wilders has posted the first set on her Patreon, and will be posting the other two sets there in the future. If you'd like to see these full sets, please visit Mrs. Wilders' Patreon page and become a subscriber! I subscribe myself, and it's a lot of fun to see other photographers' work with a model I love.

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I may be revisiting the 70s set with another model in June or July -- the outfits are so good it'd be a shame not to use them again. In that event, I *will* be trying to submit them to Suicide Girls!

DSCF5288DSCF5288 I spent a lot of time trying to get the perfect look with these photos. If anyone is curious, I got this warm/soft/grainy/vivid look by using Fuji's Velvia film emulation mode on my X-T5, changing the white balance to give it a warm vintage feel, and adding grain to make the shots look like they were taken using daylight negative film with indoor tungsten lighting. All things being equal, I'd still prefer to shoot film exclusively. All things are NOT equal, however, and I have no regrets using digital exclusively on this shoot.


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