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  • Sat 14th Jun 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1591-1623 Girls Night Out
    Elvaar:This is the 'set' for the filming of Girls' Night Out. We decided to take the girls out dancing to get everyone warmed up and of course, champagne is mandatory for such occasions. Ever had trouble getting into the city's hippest club? Try calling ahead and telling them you have a bunch of models coming in, and it's express all the way to the dance floor. Around midnight we returned to start filming after dropping Danny and Gretchen off at a local dance club with strict instructions not to disturb us until 3AM. Of course two girls and a drink tab conspire to make mischief and the rest is a story for another time.

    1624-1670 Susie & Melissa
    Since we had this cool setup with the convenience of lots of lights we figured we'd do another quick shoot, a sort of rehearsal for GNO. It was stinking hot and there's that jet powered air conditioner again. Predictably Suzie would rather clown around than have hot sex while Melissa was becoming most enamoured by Suzie. Nothing like a romp under the sprinkler to cool down on a hot day and of course where naked girls go, Abby's camera follows.

    1671-1679 Takiyah
    What an amazing girl this one was. Unfortunately there was a language problem and she couldn't understand our directions so we fell back on that old fave, the garden hose. OK so the creative well was running a bit low that day, so low in fact that not even a woman of such statuesque beauty could save us, and this shoot was filed up the back of the vault.

    1680-1686 Tara
    Tara is nice.

    1687-1708 Zan
    Zan is a total urban animal, a sort of hippypunksk8rchyk. Check out that hat - her own clever creation comprising a beanie, some socks and two postal rubber bands. She didn't talk much except to tell us about a recent breakup with her girlfriend but wasn't shy in taking Danny out to shoot some pool, and...stuff.

  • Sat 14th Jun 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1591-1623 Girls Night Out
    Elvaar:This is the 'set' for the filming of Girls' Night Out. We decided to take the girls out dancing to get everyone warmed up and of course, champagne is mandatory for such occasions. Ever had trouble getting into the city's hippest club? Try calling ahead and telling them you have a bunch of models coming in, and it's express all the way to the dance floor. Around midnight we returned to start filming after dropping Danny and Gretchen off at a local dance club with strict instructions not to disturb us until 3AM. Of course two girls and a drink tab conspire to make mischief and the rest is a story for another time.

    1624-1670 Susie & Melissa
    Since we had this cool setup with the convenience of lots of lights we figured we'd do another quick shoot, a sort of rehearsal for GNO. It was stinking hot and there's that jet powered air conditioner again. Predictably Suzie would rather clown around than have hot sex while Melissa was becoming most enamoured by Suzie. Nothing like a romp under the sprinkler to cool down on a hot day and of course where naked girls go, Abby's camera follows.

    1671-1679 Takiyah
    What an amazing girl this one was. Unfortunately there was a language problem and she couldn't understand our directions so we fell back on that old fave, the garden hose. OK so the creative well was running a bit low that day, so low in fact that not even a woman of such statuesque beauty could save us, and this shoot was filed up the back of the vault.

    1680-1686 Tara
    Tara is nice.

    1687-1708 Zan
    Zan is a total urban animal, a sort of hippypunksk8rchyk. Check out that hat - her own clever creation comprising a beanie, some socks and two postal rubber bands. She didn't talk much except to tell us about a recent breakup with her girlfriend but wasn't shy in taking Danny out to shoot some pool, and...stuff.

  • Fri 16th May 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1491 - 1528, Sally Redux
    Elvaar:
    This was the first time we shot Sally at home and we were surprised to find the smiling face of Jesus in her front window. Sally is full of contradictions - into natural and healthy stuff, but then as you'll see from this set, likes to bake at the tanning salon. She owns her own apartment in the outer 'burbs and had just finished painting it up when we arrived. She had so many cute clothes we couldn't decide what she should wear so we shot her trying on all her undies, which turned out to be such fun we've done it again....and again, and again. But really, who could ever tire of a personal tour of a teenager's undies drawer? But the best thing about Sally is her sunny disposition - she never, ever stops smiling and laughing. In picture 1528 you can see her writing a special message to a loyal Abby subscriber - there you go, we look after our members!

    1529 - 1540 Sanne
    Elvaar:
    Sanne is a total knockout. And incidentally, we made a boo-boo with her age - she's actually 21. I don't know whether it comes through in the pictures but she has a very Bardot-like presence (and I mean the immortally beautiful French actress, not the soppy Australian TV-made band). I regret that we didn't do something softer with Sanne, perhaps a bed shoot (she's what I would call a classic mattress-moppet) but this shoot was in the thick of a whole bunch and we were struggling for creative energy, not to mention new locations. Danny keeps smiling as always.

    1541 - 1557 Sarah
    Elvaar:
    Never have we struggled to illicit some personality from a model like we did this day, I'm afraid to say. Those of you who know our Pretty Girl theory (a thesis-in-progress from the alumni of the AW college of chickery) may be interested to know that Sarah was the inspiration of some of our early research. A lovely girl though, and we finally found out she's a keen gym patron so we got her to run through some of her routine and it came up very well on camera.

    1558 - 1590 Susie/Melissa GNO prep
    Elvaar:
    Melissa had just flown down from the tropical climes of the far north for the Girls Night Out movie and we thought we'd warm them up - or rather, cool them down - with a bit of backyard fun. We gave them the instructions for strip-skip, a game we'd tried out with three gorgeous girls a few weeks before, but unfortunately couldn't use the shoot because of some sloppy paperwork. The hose wasn't in the script, at least not as far as they knew, but if you've hung around AW.com for a while you'll know that Susie's fire needs regular dousing or she gets totally out of control. The reason her mouth is open in every shot is she never shuts up. We miss Susie like the Dickens, as my grandma would say.

    Girls Night Out is due to be released in June 2003.
  • Fri 16th May 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1491 - 1528, Sally Redux
    Elvaar:
    This was the first time we shot Sally at home and we were surprised to find the smiling face of Jesus in her front window. Sally is full of contradictions - into natural and healthy stuff, but then as you'll see from this set, likes to bake at the tanning salon. She owns her own apartment in the outer 'burbs and had just finished painting it up when we arrived. She had so many cute clothes we couldn't decide what she should wear so we shot her trying on all her undies, which turned out to be such fun we've done it again....and again, and again. But really, who could ever tire of a personal tour of a teenager's undies drawer? But the best thing about Sally is her sunny disposition - she never, ever stops smiling and laughing. In picture 1528 you can see her writing a special message to a loyal Abby subscriber - there you go, we look after our members!

    1529 - 1540 Sanne
    Elvaar:
    Sanne is a total knockout. And incidentally, we made a boo-boo with her age - she's actually 21. I don't know whether it comes through in the pictures but she has a very Bardot-like presence (and I mean the immortally beautiful French actress, not the soppy Australian TV-made band). I regret that we didn't do something softer with Sanne, perhaps a bed shoot (she's what I would call a classic mattress-moppet) but this shoot was in the thick of a whole bunch and we were struggling for creative energy, not to mention new locations. Danny keeps smiling as always.

    1541 - 1557 Sarah
    Elvaar:
    Never have we struggled to illicit some personality from a model like we did this day, I'm afraid to say. Those of you who know our Pretty Girl theory (a thesis-in-progress from the alumni of the AW college of chickery) may be interested to know that Sarah was the inspiration of some of our early research. A lovely girl though, and we finally found out she's a keen gym patron so we got her to run through some of her routine and it came up very well on camera.

    1558 - 1590 Susie/Melissa GNO prep
    Elvaar:
    Melissa had just flown down from the tropical climes of the far north for the Girls Night Out movie and we thought we'd warm them up - or rather, cool them down - with a bit of backyard fun. We gave them the instructions for strip-skip, a game we'd tried out with three gorgeous girls a few weeks before, but unfortunately couldn't use the shoot because of some sloppy paperwork. The hose wasn't in the script, at least not as far as they knew, but if you've hung around AW.com for a while you'll know that Susie's fire needs regular dousing or she gets totally out of control. The reason her mouth is open in every shot is she never shuts up. We miss Susie like the Dickens, as my grandma would say.

    Girls Night Out is due to be released in June 2003.
  • Sat 05th Apr 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1375 - 1381, Mianna
    Elvaar: I don't think I've ever met anyone as relaxed about getting naked as Mianna. She's like a standup comic on speed, yabbering incessantly about football (the proper kind, where you actually apply the foot to the ball) and sex and, well, anything at all. I don't know what possessed us to dress her in virginal white for an outdoors shoot, must have been her angelic disposition! Not.

    Abby: Yes, this white getup caused non-stop problems for me... I just could not get it exposed correctly (white's hard like that - you want it to show up as white on film, but you still want to see detail in it, a tricky balance). In fact, I dicked around with the exposure so long, that I only had time to do a very short shoot with Mianna, cos then Joanne arrived, and we shot their landmark GG scene.

    1382 - 1395, Michelle
    Elvaar: From Mianna to Michelle is like switching from Mork to Mindy. She seemed too delicate to plant in the garden like a pretty shrub so we produced a lovely soft sheepskin to protect her bum from the pernicious garden pests, but what we didn't notice 'til the end of the shoot was the rug itself, having been stored in the shed for several months, had been infested with tiny bugs and verily disintegrated as we gathered it up. Dont worry, we drove Michelle through the sheep dip after the shoot...no, really.

    You'll notice Danny popping up frequently in these pics, holding her special Nakediser. It works a treat. And her cue card, which we use to shut up models like Mianna - 'just read the card honey, nothing else'.

    Abby: Michelle was the first model we shot on that trip to Melbourne in January 2002. She was also one of the best. Like so many models, she moves around a lot, and despite repeated attempts to find her for another shoot, we cannot. But that's ok, cos even though I used the shittest piece of hardware Canon ever made (550ex camera mounted flash) the shoot turned out great. Like Briana's shoot a year later, the low contrast auto setting results in a boring shoot technically. Luckily, the model makes all the diff, eh?

    That's onetime assistant Serena holding the fleccy board.

    1396 - 1410, Michelle and Ginny
    It was freezing the day Michelle did her thing on the sheepskin but by the time we got to a duet with Ginny a few days later it was stinking hot again and that room was like a sauna once they started wrestling. Ginny is one of those quiet, co-operative girls who sets about her work conscientiously but youre never sure whats going on inside her head. It could equally have been 'god this girl is hot, and to think Im being PAID to do this' or 'shit, I forgot to tape Buffy tonight.'

    Abby: The first set of flash gear I ever bought were used for the first time on these shoots in Melbourne. Until that time I had been using 'hot lights', more often used in film, TV, and theatre (I have a theatre lighting background, so using those lights was a natural extension for me).

    I spent a fair bit of money on them, but what I did not count on was them not being up to the task. With hot lights, I had been able to snap happily away as much as I wanted, but with flash heads, the more you snap, the hotter they get... until they overheat, and then shut down for 20 minutes 'til they cool down. In a shoot of one model, this is annoying but not disastrous. But in a GG shoot, it's a big problem - as soon as the models get into it, the lights fail, and we take a 20 minute break.

    This happened at least three times in this shoot, and I was so damn angry with the gear, it's all I remember. Now, of course, I have kickarse flash gear, that can do about 80 frames a minute all day long (not that i need to shoot that much, but it's nice to have some overhead).

    1413 - 1419, Ming
    Abby:
    I don't remember anything about this shoot! Oh my god. I am forgetting shoots! I am only young, too young to start forgetting things like this! :( Sorry Ming.

    1420 - 1452, Nadia
    Elvaar:
    Ahhh, Nadia. Nadia is very, very classy and loads of fun. I can even let you into a secret Abby is hot for Nadia. Here, she spends a rainy day playing with the furniture. She doesn't look too comfortable on the wavy chair and we nearly gave up on the pointy chair, as she was about the fifth model we'd attempted to decorate it with, but she worked out without much difficulty how to make it look elegant. The chair. Im talking about the chair. LOOK AT THE CHAIR.

    Abby: Elvaar, Shhh. Nadia is a babe, and yes, I do like her. I am ever so proud of the lighting in this set - note how there are very few reflections on that glass (well, in the actual shoot - there are plenty here in backstage, of course)? Hard to do! Also, to get the rain-soaked trees correctly exposed, while Nadia herself being a little brighter...

    1454 - 1490, Phoebe
    Elvaar
    : Phoebe is another quiet one. Abby had had a bad day and Phoebe was about a zillion hours late, again, so we threw her in the deep end - put some gutshaking doof-doof on the stereo and asked her to dance for the video. The outcome made awful viewing but it loosened her up and this shoot on the bed (from which we coined the phrase mattress moppet) was one of the best we've done, I think. We wrote about it somewhere else I'm sure, but I'll repeat that the most memorable aspect of that night was the delightful aroma which followed Phoebe. I think we made a mistake with her hair though, it looked so cool before she plaited it. She's sort of like a bleached Wednesday Addams.

    Abby: You'll note in this shoot, that the 'quality' changes? I used to take a bunch of stills during the shooting of video, and to do that, had to increase the ISO on the camera up to 1600 (ie, really sensitive). I dont do that any more, cos my camera makes a huge racket, and stresses out VidDude no end (he has to edit out each shutter sound!).

    Phoebe unfortunately felt the need to shave her bum cheeks and even her knee caps, which resulted in that ugly rash all over. We usually ask models not to shave, to avoid rash (a bit of regrowth is preferable to rash, IOO).

  • Sat 05th Apr 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1375 - 1381, Mianna
    Elvaar: I don't think I've ever met anyone as relaxed about getting naked as Mianna. She's like a standup comic on speed, yabbering incessantly about football (the proper kind, where you actually apply the foot to the ball) and sex and, well, anything at all. I don't know what possessed us to dress her in virginal white for an outdoors shoot, must have been her angelic disposition! Not.

    Abby: Yes, this white getup caused non-stop problems for me... I just could not get it exposed correctly (white's hard like that - you want it to show up as white on film, but you still want to see detail in it, a tricky balance). In fact, I dicked around with the exposure so long, that I only had time to do a very short shoot with Mianna, cos then Joanne arrived, and we shot their landmark GG scene.

    1382 - 1395, Michelle
    Elvaar: From Mianna to Michelle is like switching from Mork to Mindy. She seemed too delicate to plant in the garden like a pretty shrub so we produced a lovely soft sheepskin to protect her bum from the pernicious garden pests, but what we didn't notice 'til the end of the shoot was the rug itself, having been stored in the shed for several months, had been infested with tiny bugs and verily disintegrated as we gathered it up. Dont worry, we drove Michelle through the sheep dip after the shoot...no, really.

    You'll notice Danny popping up frequently in these pics, holding her special Nakediser. It works a treat. And her cue card, which we use to shut up models like Mianna - 'just read the card honey, nothing else'.

    Abby: Michelle was the first model we shot on that trip to Melbourne in January 2002. She was also one of the best. Like so many models, she moves around a lot, and despite repeated attempts to find her for another shoot, we cannot. But that's ok, cos even though I used the shittest piece of hardware Canon ever made (550ex camera mounted flash) the shoot turned out great. Like Briana's shoot a year later, the low contrast auto setting results in a boring shoot technically. Luckily, the model makes all the diff, eh?

    That's onetime assistant Serena holding the fleccy board.

    1396 - 1410, Michelle and Ginny
    It was freezing the day Michelle did her thing on the sheepskin but by the time we got to a duet with Ginny a few days later it was stinking hot again and that room was like a sauna once they started wrestling. Ginny is one of those quiet, co-operative girls who sets about her work conscientiously but youre never sure whats going on inside her head. It could equally have been 'god this girl is hot, and to think Im being PAID to do this' or 'shit, I forgot to tape Buffy tonight.'

    Abby: The first set of flash gear I ever bought were used for the first time on these shoots in Melbourne. Until that time I had been using 'hot lights', more often used in film, TV, and theatre (I have a theatre lighting background, so using those lights was a natural extension for me).

    I spent a fair bit of money on them, but what I did not count on was them not being up to the task. With hot lights, I had been able to snap happily away as much as I wanted, but with flash heads, the more you snap, the hotter they get... until they overheat, and then shut down for 20 minutes 'til they cool down. In a shoot of one model, this is annoying but not disastrous. But in a GG shoot, it's a big problem - as soon as the models get into it, the lights fail, and we take a 20 minute break.

    This happened at least three times in this shoot, and I was so damn angry with the gear, it's all I remember. Now, of course, I have kickarse flash gear, that can do about 80 frames a minute all day long (not that i need to shoot that much, but it's nice to have some overhead).

    1413 - 1419, Ming
    Abby:
    I don't remember anything about this shoot! Oh my god. I am forgetting shoots! I am only young, too young to start forgetting things like this! :( Sorry Ming.

    1420 - 1452, Nadia
    Elvaar:
    Ahhh, Nadia. Nadia is very, very classy and loads of fun. I can even let you into a secret Abby is hot for Nadia. Here, she spends a rainy day playing with the furniture. She doesn't look too comfortable on the wavy chair and we nearly gave up on the pointy chair, as she was about the fifth model we'd attempted to decorate it with, but she worked out without much difficulty how to make it look elegant. The chair. Im talking about the chair. LOOK AT THE CHAIR.

    Abby: Elvaar, Shhh. Nadia is a babe, and yes, I do like her. I am ever so proud of the lighting in this set - note how there are very few reflections on that glass (well, in the actual shoot - there are plenty here in backstage, of course)? Hard to do! Also, to get the rain-soaked trees correctly exposed, while Nadia herself being a little brighter...

    1454 - 1490, Phoebe
    Elvaar
    : Phoebe is another quiet one. Abby had had a bad day and Phoebe was about a zillion hours late, again, so we threw her in the deep end - put some gutshaking doof-doof on the stereo and asked her to dance for the video. The outcome made awful viewing but it loosened her up and this shoot on the bed (from which we coined the phrase mattress moppet) was one of the best we've done, I think. We wrote about it somewhere else I'm sure, but I'll repeat that the most memorable aspect of that night was the delightful aroma which followed Phoebe. I think we made a mistake with her hair though, it looked so cool before she plaited it. She's sort of like a bleached Wednesday Addams.

    Abby: You'll note in this shoot, that the 'quality' changes? I used to take a bunch of stills during the shooting of video, and to do that, had to increase the ISO on the camera up to 1600 (ie, really sensitive). I dont do that any more, cos my camera makes a huge racket, and stresses out VidDude no end (he has to edit out each shutter sound!).

    Phoebe unfortunately felt the need to shave her bum cheeks and even her knee caps, which resulted in that ugly rash all over. We usually ask models not to shave, to avoid rash (a bit of regrowth is preferable to rash, IOO).

  • Sat 18th Jan 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1233 - 1239 Li
    Abby:
    Li was a quiet one, but we don't mind that. Her and her braces were welcome, but she was very nervy at her 9am eeek! shoot, so she asked for a drink to help her relax. Unfortunately, that made her face go all red, but like her braces, we can live with a bit of a blush. Of course, that's Danny doing the height comparison, looking - as always - fresh as a daisy unlike Elvaar and I on those early starts... in fact, Elvaar was still in bed when we finished this shoot.

    Elvaar: Of course I was in bed. There are only two things which get me out of bed before 11AM and nekkid chyx ain't even one of them.

    Abby: Any more.

    1240 - 1261 Lux Redux
    Elvaar:
    Lux was the first, and pretty much only, model I ever shot myself, and Abby couldn't wait to get her back and fix my mistakes. Lux is cool, really easy going, but concentrates hard on her poses and forgets to smile. It's not that she's not happy - she just wants to get it right. Unfortunately an day drinking beer in the sun made for a rather strange bodily colour scheme, a crime against a beautiful complexion.

    It was quite a long shoot in my garden shed and we made her drink water the whole time in anticipation of the finale, which turned out to be the longest, wettest wee I have ever seen, even in my illustrious drinking career. We packed up shop and let the physics of dry warm weather take care of the mess - it had formed rivers which trickled under everything in the shed - and a year later, the smell of wee is as strong as ever. Or is it the possums roosting in the rafters? Nah, it's Lux.

    Abby: Let it be known that Lux holding the meter up in pic 1243, the meter sez f22 and a half! - that's the smallest possible aperture most cameras can shoot at, and makes the depth of field ie, how much is in focus as deep as possible. That adds to these shots looking awesome. I shot this with my now old Canon D30, and I really like the colour that camera gave. And also on the record, I quite liked Elvaar's initial shoot of Lux, but unfortunatly it had to be withdrawned from the site for legal reasons.

    In 1253, we see how much Lux drank before she could pee and in pics like 1256 and 1258 we can see how distended her belly is!. Great pee shoot, that one. BTW, her tummy is sunburnt cos she fell asleep on a trampoline after an extended mid-morning drinking session. Kids of today, eh?

    1262 - 1374 Melissa Redux
    Elvaar
    : We shot this the afternoon before the evening of Girls Night Out, if I remember correctly - a very, very long day for all concerned.

    Abby: Oh good GOD yes. We'll have some backstage pics from that night soon. Susie for a five minute phone call is enough, but there for THAT long, and... I tire just thinking about it. We love Susie, but she can be a little draining.

    Elvaar: Melissa had worked for Abby in another city but I'd just met her when we did this shoot and she struck me as a really sweet girl, especially with that killer cute lisp. A cool change had just broken a heatwave and you can see the summer rain in the yard, and imagine the humidity. I remember frigging with filters on the video camera to try and get proper exposure with the sun constantly ducking and weaving through the clouds, but in the end I pretty much screwed up the whole thing.

    Melissa made some comment about how she hated those cheap knickers so we said 'well hell hon, how about you tear them right off?' And she did. She really got into this shoot and was particularly fascinated by the view in my deco mirror.

    Abby: In 1282, you can see some CD's from Elvaar's collection - Kylie Minogue, Vanessa Amorossi... ah, he does like his naughties crap-pop sigh Some very sexy frame-by-frame stuff at the end here - download the lot and play them back as a slideshow and watch Mel come alive. Goddamn she is sexy.
  • Sat 18th Jan 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1233 - 1239 Li
    Abby:
    Li was a quiet one, but we don't mind that. Her and her braces were welcome, but she was very nervy at her 9am eeek! shoot, so she asked for a drink to help her relax. Unfortunately, that made her face go all red, but like her braces, we can live with a bit of a blush. Of course, that's Danny doing the height comparison, looking - as always - fresh as a daisy unlike Elvaar and I on those early starts... in fact, Elvaar was still in bed when we finished this shoot.

    Elvaar: Of course I was in bed. There are only two things which get me out of bed before 11AM and nekkid chyx ain't even one of them.

    Abby: Any more.

    1240 - 1261 Lux Redux
    Elvaar:
    Lux was the first, and pretty much only, model I ever shot myself, and Abby couldn't wait to get her back and fix my mistakes. Lux is cool, really easy going, but concentrates hard on her poses and forgets to smile. It's not that she's not happy - she just wants to get it right. Unfortunately an day drinking beer in the sun made for a rather strange bodily colour scheme, a crime against a beautiful complexion.

    It was quite a long shoot in my garden shed and we made her drink water the whole time in anticipation of the finale, which turned out to be the longest, wettest wee I have ever seen, even in my illustrious drinking career. We packed up shop and let the physics of dry warm weather take care of the mess - it had formed rivers which trickled under everything in the shed - and a year later, the smell of wee is as strong as ever. Or is it the possums roosting in the rafters? Nah, it's Lux.

    Abby: Let it be known that Lux holding the meter up in pic 1243, the meter sez f22 and a half! - that's the smallest possible aperture most cameras can shoot at, and makes the depth of field ie, how much is in focus as deep as possible. That adds to these shots looking awesome. I shot this with my now old Canon D30, and I really like the colour that camera gave. And also on the record, I quite liked Elvaar's initial shoot of Lux, but unfortunatly it had to be withdrawned from the site for legal reasons.

    In 1253, we see how much Lux drank before she could pee and in pics like 1256 and 1258 we can see how distended her belly is!. Great pee shoot, that one. BTW, her tummy is sunburnt cos she fell asleep on a trampoline after an extended mid-morning drinking session. Kids of today, eh?

    1262 - 1374 Melissa Redux
    Elvaar
    : We shot this the afternoon before the evening of Girls Night Out, if I remember correctly - a very, very long day for all concerned.

    Abby: Oh good GOD yes. We'll have some backstage pics from that night soon. Susie for a five minute phone call is enough, but there for THAT long, and... I tire just thinking about it. We love Susie, but she can be a little draining.

    Elvaar: Melissa had worked for Abby in another city but I'd just met her when we did this shoot and she struck me as a really sweet girl, especially with that killer cute lisp. A cool change had just broken a heatwave and you can see the summer rain in the yard, and imagine the humidity. I remember frigging with filters on the video camera to try and get proper exposure with the sun constantly ducking and weaving through the clouds, but in the end I pretty much screwed up the whole thing.

    Melissa made some comment about how she hated those cheap knickers so we said 'well hell hon, how about you tear them right off?' And she did. She really got into this shoot and was particularly fascinated by the view in my deco mirror.

    Abby: In 1282, you can see some CD's from Elvaar's collection - Kylie Minogue, Vanessa Amorossi... ah, he does like his naughties crap-pop sigh Some very sexy frame-by-frame stuff at the end here - download the lot and play them back as a slideshow and watch Mel come alive. Goddamn she is sexy.
  • Sat 11th Jan 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1128 - 1141 - Kirsty
    Elvaar:
    'We got a hippy! We got a hippy!' That's what we needed to hear that week, after a seemingly endless procession of stuck up, shaved and stupid Hustler wannabes none of whom we shot, of course. You can't get a more stripped back style than hippy - braids, plenty of body hair, the aroma of a herb garden and a bit of dirt under the fingernails. That was Kirsty. As you can imagine, modeling is not something most hippys do a lot of, and indeed this was her first such experience. She just couldn't believe anyone would want to see her wee and had one of those painful stagefright experiences we all know that feeling, huh guys? We never did get it done but I can still remember her squatting there giggling, 'are you SURE they want to see this??' Of course we raved for days about the density of her undergrowth, a most amazing spectacle I can assure you. Unfortunately Kirsty's modesty prevented us from showing you too much of it.

    1128 - 1141 - Kylie
    Elvaar: While we do like body hair at AW, there's a lot to be said for a really good shave job, and so it is with Kylie. Mon dieu, those are the two sexiest eyes I've ever seen, and both on the same face! But we can never talk about the delightful and I mean really ace chick Kylie without going through the Drip Story.

    1128 - 1141 - Kylie
    Elvaar:
    I had shot some introductory video and was off kicking the CD player or something, when Abby called out to me and come roll some more tape. At first I didn't get why, as she was still shooting closeups and the flash was going like tropical lightning, which is never good but sometimes unavoidable. Kylie was really relaxed against the doorframe, really getting into her scene, and Abby was making these weird 'over here!' head motions. Of course she could see the drip about to drop, but drippy me missed it altogether. Look at the stills again, and you'll see what I mean. We can't prove there are no artificial additives to those closeups, but you can take our word for it. What a treat.

    1128 - 1141 - Kylie
    Abby:
    Any of these pictures where the model is not looking at the stills camera, she'd be engaging the video camera with her gaze
  • Sat 11th Jan 2003 | Behind the Scenes

    1128 - 1141 - Kirsty
    Elvaar:
    'We got a hippy! We got a hippy!' That's what we needed to hear that week, after a seemingly endless procession of stuck up, shaved and stupid Hustler wannabes none of whom we shot, of course. You can't get a more stripped back style than hippy - braids, plenty of body hair, the aroma of a herb garden and a bit of dirt under the fingernails. That was Kirsty. As you can imagine, modeling is not something most hippys do a lot of, and indeed this was her first such experience. She just couldn't believe anyone would want to see her wee and had one of those painful stagefright experiences we all know that feeling, huh guys? We never did get it done but I can still remember her squatting there giggling, 'are you SURE they want to see this??' Of course we raved for days about the density of her undergrowth, a most amazing spectacle I can assure you. Unfortunately Kirsty's modesty prevented us from showing you too much of it.

    1128 - 1141 - Kylie
    Elvaar: While we do like body hair at AW, there's a lot to be said for a really good shave job, and so it is with Kylie. Mon dieu, those are the two sexiest eyes I've ever seen, and both on the same face! But we can never talk about the delightful and I mean really ace chick Kylie without going through the Drip Story.

    1128 - 1141 - Kylie
    Elvaar:
    I had shot some introductory video and was off kicking the CD player or something, when Abby called out to me and come roll some more tape. At first I didn't get why, as she was still shooting closeups and the flash was going like tropical lightning, which is never good but sometimes unavoidable. Kylie was really relaxed against the doorframe, really getting into her scene, and Abby was making these weird 'over here!' head motions. Of course she could see the drip about to drop, but drippy me missed it altogether. Look at the stills again, and you'll see what I mean. We can't prove there are no artificial additives to those closeups, but you can take our word for it. What a treat.

    1128 - 1141 - Kylie
    Abby:
    Any of these pictures where the model is not looking at the stills camera, she'd be engaging the video camera with her gaze
  • Sat 09th Nov 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar:
    I reckon Josie absolutely epitomises the AW girl. Danny interviewed her during a really busy period in January 2002 when we had girls coming and going all day and Abby and I weren't getting a chance to meet many, just had to check out the test shots when we could. As soon as I saw Josie I knew we had to shoot her, and Abby agreed. Personaly, I felt we were getting too many bogans I'm not explaining what they are and a hippychick was just the change we needed.

    The outfit she is wearing in the park white top, pink skirt is exactly what she wore to the interview. Josie is a sort of middle class hippy, well spoken and with a private school education, but couldn't wait to get the hell around the world. When we met her she'd just returned from trekking in India. She was telling us that the ablution facilities there are so bad she preferred to just wander off behind a bus shelter and pee standing up. People would wander past but had no idea what she was doing, because she wore long skirts hum, and no knickers, I guess? -ed. for exactly that reason.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: It was a hot day and I remember the powerful odour of sweat - the good clean summer variety - as Josie is not one to wear makeup or perfume, or apparently even deodorant. I'm really beginning to dig the smell of hippychicks.

    We packed up the gear and headed down to the river, just a few minutes away. Josie was a little apprehensive about that, I think. We hired a rowboat and I ended up pulling the oars because Danny was too busy yapping she's a total motormouth and Abby was too busy chatting up Josie, I think. It takes about 20 minutes of hard upriver rowing to get to that old bridge near the paper mill graffiti has come a long way since the 50's, eh? then a bit further to the park where we shot the last scene. When we planned the river shoot I had this mental picture of the model bending over the side to feed the ducks and we'd get a brilliant arse view, but Josie was a little shy about showing us her bits this was her first ever photo shoot of any kind. No matter, that's the deal on an AW shoot, the model gets last say on the poses, and with a gorgeous girl like Josie we had no shortage of good material, as you can see.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: When we beached the boat by the park we took the opportunity to do a wee scene, which Josie found hilarious and quite odd that anyone would want to see it. It was during this that we heard the noise of a tractor mower approaching and she kept looking around nervously, and to be honest we could see the gardeners not far away but they couldn't see her so we didn't let her know they were there until she'd finished. Didn't want her getting stagefright, and we all know about that, huh guys?

    So we set off to find a secluded arbor and unpacked the picnic rug for the next shoot. Before long we could see the gardeners approaching again - they'd parked their truck about 150 metres away, which, incidentally, we have found to be the standard 'I'm just minding my own business' perving distance. We first noted this filming _Ginny_ in the park. They had seen us toting the camera gear and had a fair idea what was going on. Josie was much more relaxed by now and having a giggle about the whole thing, until she sat up naked and saw how close those guys were, then shrieked and hid under the bushes while we gave them the standard treatment - turned the cameras on them! Nobody likes being photographed being a perve, especially when you're doing it on municipal time.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: On the way back in the boat we got Josie to do those video grabs. She was much more comfortable about being naked by this time. Despite the thick bush, this river is actually only 10 minutes form the CBD, and there are houses backing onto the banks all along. Very expensive houses that is, even though the river is quite stinky and thickly carpeted with empty drink bottles and other suburban detritus. God only knows what, or who, is lining the bottom of that river, I couldn't help thinking as I - yes me - rowed us all the way back again. We got back about an hour over time and spun the riverboat dude some yarn about getting mugged by pirates from the other boathouse up the river and he just laughed and gave us the deposit back. Methinks that had more to do with Josie's devastating smile than our clever tale of plunder on the high, er, river.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: All up we spent about 4 hours with Josie I think, and I would have to say they were about the most pleasant I have ever spent at AW.com.

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: It was quite a chilly morning for the middle of summer, and we woke Kim up with a bit of wet T-shirt action. Check out the goose bumps!

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: Then it was down to the creek, a feeder to the river where we shot Josie. Again, you'd be amazed if you knew just how close we were to the centre of the city, but this part is only accessible via a walking/bicycle track so it's pretty quiet during weekdays. The clearing you can see is a sort of prickly lawn, not sure why it's there, but a good place to practice her cartwheels. Behind the lawn is a railway track, a main commuter line into the city, and Kim didn't mind giving the 9-to-5'ers a wave.

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: For the walk back to the car, Kim was draped in my mumu. Abby likes to make fun of my mumu, which I bought in Fiji from a crooked houseboy at the hotel named Ratu Ratu the houseboy, not the hotel. We passed a couple of guys who had no idea what we'd just been doing and Kim turned around and gave them a flash to brighten their day. Guess what? They didn't even turn around.

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: Kim was one of Serena's recruits. Serena is a classic - she comes out with the most bizarre things when you least expect it. As we walked back to the car, past the back of a tennis court, I picked up a stray ball and hurled it over the high wire fence. 'Hey Elvaar', she called out, 'you're reversing entropy!' I do love a girl who knows her laws of thermodynamics.
  • Sat 09th Nov 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar:
    I reckon Josie absolutely epitomises the AW girl. Danny interviewed her during a really busy period in January 2002 when we had girls coming and going all day and Abby and I weren't getting a chance to meet many, just had to check out the test shots when we could. As soon as I saw Josie I knew we had to shoot her, and Abby agreed. Personaly, I felt we were getting too many bogans I'm not explaining what they are and a hippychick was just the change we needed.

    The outfit she is wearing in the park white top, pink skirt is exactly what she wore to the interview. Josie is a sort of middle class hippy, well spoken and with a private school education, but couldn't wait to get the hell around the world. When we met her she'd just returned from trekking in India. She was telling us that the ablution facilities there are so bad she preferred to just wander off behind a bus shelter and pee standing up. People would wander past but had no idea what she was doing, because she wore long skirts hum, and no knickers, I guess? -ed. for exactly that reason.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: It was a hot day and I remember the powerful odour of sweat - the good clean summer variety - as Josie is not one to wear makeup or perfume, or apparently even deodorant. I'm really beginning to dig the smell of hippychicks.

    We packed up the gear and headed down to the river, just a few minutes away. Josie was a little apprehensive about that, I think. We hired a rowboat and I ended up pulling the oars because Danny was too busy yapping she's a total motormouth and Abby was too busy chatting up Josie, I think. It takes about 20 minutes of hard upriver rowing to get to that old bridge near the paper mill graffiti has come a long way since the 50's, eh? then a bit further to the park where we shot the last scene. When we planned the river shoot I had this mental picture of the model bending over the side to feed the ducks and we'd get a brilliant arse view, but Josie was a little shy about showing us her bits this was her first ever photo shoot of any kind. No matter, that's the deal on an AW shoot, the model gets last say on the poses, and with a gorgeous girl like Josie we had no shortage of good material, as you can see.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: When we beached the boat by the park we took the opportunity to do a wee scene, which Josie found hilarious and quite odd that anyone would want to see it. It was during this that we heard the noise of a tractor mower approaching and she kept looking around nervously, and to be honest we could see the gardeners not far away but they couldn't see her so we didn't let her know they were there until she'd finished. Didn't want her getting stagefright, and we all know about that, huh guys?

    So we set off to find a secluded arbor and unpacked the picnic rug for the next shoot. Before long we could see the gardeners approaching again - they'd parked their truck about 150 metres away, which, incidentally, we have found to be the standard 'I'm just minding my own business' perving distance. We first noted this filming _Ginny_ in the park. They had seen us toting the camera gear and had a fair idea what was going on. Josie was much more relaxed by now and having a giggle about the whole thing, until she sat up naked and saw how close those guys were, then shrieked and hid under the bushes while we gave them the standard treatment - turned the cameras on them! Nobody likes being photographed being a perve, especially when you're doing it on municipal time.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: On the way back in the boat we got Josie to do those video grabs. She was much more comfortable about being naked by this time. Despite the thick bush, this river is actually only 10 minutes form the CBD, and there are houses backing onto the banks all along. Very expensive houses that is, even though the river is quite stinky and thickly carpeted with empty drink bottles and other suburban detritus. God only knows what, or who, is lining the bottom of that river, I couldn't help thinking as I - yes me - rowed us all the way back again. We got back about an hour over time and spun the riverboat dude some yarn about getting mugged by pirates from the other boathouse up the river and he just laughed and gave us the deposit back. Methinks that had more to do with Josie's devastating smile than our clever tale of plunder on the high, er, river.

    1021 - 1057
    Elvaar: All up we spent about 4 hours with Josie I think, and I would have to say they were about the most pleasant I have ever spent at AW.com.

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: It was quite a chilly morning for the middle of summer, and we woke Kim up with a bit of wet T-shirt action. Check out the goose bumps!

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: Then it was down to the creek, a feeder to the river where we shot Josie. Again, you'd be amazed if you knew just how close we were to the centre of the city, but this part is only accessible via a walking/bicycle track so it's pretty quiet during weekdays. The clearing you can see is a sort of prickly lawn, not sure why it's there, but a good place to practice her cartwheels. Behind the lawn is a railway track, a main commuter line into the city, and Kim didn't mind giving the 9-to-5'ers a wave.

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: For the walk back to the car, Kim was draped in my mumu. Abby likes to make fun of my mumu, which I bought in Fiji from a crooked houseboy at the hotel named Ratu Ratu the houseboy, not the hotel. We passed a couple of guys who had no idea what we'd just been doing and Kim turned around and gave them a flash to brighten their day. Guess what? They didn't even turn around.

    1058 - 1127
    Elvaar: Kim was one of Serena's recruits. Serena is a classic - she comes out with the most bizarre things when you least expect it. As we walked back to the car, past the back of a tennis court, I picked up a stray ball and hurled it over the high wire fence. 'Hey Elvaar', she called out, 'you're reversing entropy!' I do love a girl who knows her laws of thermodynamics.
  • Sat 02nd Nov 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    917 - 945
    Elvaar:
    A laundromat seemed like a great idea for a shoot. We imagined the possibilities - bending over the dryer, enjoying the spin cycle, going through the dirty undies - but we forgot to consider the probabilities.

    Shoot assistant Danny was sent a-scoutin' and found a great little place down the charming end of town between a hock shop and needle exchange. It was arranged so most of the interior wasn't visible from the street, saving us the trouble of blacking out the windows to thwart the perves. The next step was convincing the owner to let us hang out after closing, and 100 took care of that. The deal was that we would pull the door when we'd finished but as soon as he caught sight of Heidi and her amazing overhang, he decided to wait for us at the front of the shop. In fact he was so nice he called up a couple of mates to come around and help look after us!

    917 - 945
    Elvaar:
    This was the last shoot of 38 or 40 or something we'd done in a marathon stretch last summer. We were tired and Heidi was very nervous. In fact I recall Abby getting more than just a little testy as I tried to set up a particular video shot with Heidi reclining on the back ledge, moving me to contemplate getting a shot of the camera anally inserting itself instead. In Abby, not Heidi.

    But Heidi was a good sport and I think the shoot went off rather well, and as you can see from the outtakes, we even chilled out to have a laugh. But the best thing about this shoot was finally working somewhere with plenty of 15 amp power outlets!

    917 - 945
    Abby: Elvaar has the right of this. I was totally exhausted by this stage, and I'll freely admit I was a pain to work with Elvaar was not much better, and Danny was sick of us for sure. But the stuff we got that summer remains some of our best ever, and I think it was worth it Kim by the creek, Ginny and Michelle together and alone, Gwyn and Tara, also together dancing and alone, Josie, Kylie! Lux's return shoot! And, of course, Nadia my all time fave model. Oh, and Sanne, and... see?

    946 - 979
    Elvaar:
    This was our very first shoot with Joanne and a very refreshing experience it was. You can tell when Abby is exhausted because all the pictures are taken from a viewpoint about 1 metre above the floor - exactly the height of her face while her arse is firmly parked on the wheely stool.

    But finally we had a chance to introduce you to Kinko the Koala. Koalas aren't bears you know, but that doesn't keep them away from the honey pot! Boom tish. see what I have to deal with? - a. Joanne wasn't quite sure what it was all about - neither were we, just making it up as we went along - but she seemed to be having fun, even amused by Abby and I trying our standard 'relax the model' patois. We must have looked like a pair of babbling idiots as opposed to what we normally look like - a..

    946 - 979
    Abby:
    Anyway, I guess I came across as an idiot I sure made a mess of her interview form!, but Joanne did not need any convincing, she was keen to do it, so I told her what we're about, and took the test shots, and that was it. Her shoot with Mianna was her first job with us - that's unusual, we usually get models in to do solo shoots first, so we get to know them, before throwing them in the deep end with another gal, but Joanne was up for it.

    And the second reason I remember Joanne well is cos we have shot her so many times she has done about four hardcore girl-girl shoots with us, and several solos, and her, Elvaar, and I have become friends. We all went out for dinner a few weeks back, actually, and had a ball.

    980 - 1021
    Elvaar:
    Ah, the wavy chair. It still hasn't recovered, poor thing. It's a copy of a 20's Modern movement design, available in black leather or ponyskin - and I'm now glad I got the leather, so much easier to clean! But Joanne and Mianna broke one of the leather straps and put some permanent creases in the lining of the cushion, bless their unbridled passion.

    This shoot proved that you can't predict chemistry. We'd been disappointed by the last couple of girl-girl pairings and weren't expecting much from this one. It was a hot day and we had this huge industrial air conditioner roaring away so we didn't even bother mic'ing them up for the video, which we decided to shoot before the stills, mainly so we could get some lunch.

    980 - 1021
    Elvaar: So Abby and I were in the kitchen making M&M sandwiches when we could hear these moans over the drone of the air unit. At first we thought maybe they were taking the piss out of the whole thing so we crept over for a look and couldn't believe what was going on. These girls were wriggling like a pair of oiled ferrets, and so into each other they didn't even notice us creeping up to reset the camera position. We had to decide whether to just let them go for it and get good video, or interrupt them to turn off the air unit and set the mic and hope the passion came back. Well it did, so we got some of our best ever girl-girl images, for video and for stills.

    980 - 1021
    Abby: Yah, this was a hell of a scene. If I remember rightly, we shot Mianna first, at like 9am, in Elvaar's garden. She was wearing a white pant-suit thing, standing in direct sunlight, net-result being a very complex exposure to get everything looking ok, which set us behind schedule, which is why her set is only 50 images - Joanne rocked up for her shoot with Mianna, which we had to shoot for stills and video, and then shoot Joanne solo. Busy day.

    Like all the girl-girl stills shoots that period, this shoot was fraught with technical problems. As you can see in pics like 0996, one the lights would fail after operating for 20 minutes or so overheating, partly cos of the weather, partly cos I was trying to shoot 15 frames a minute!. That pic as a stand alone is intersting, I like the shadows, but prolly not so suitable for this, and anyway, when one fails, the other two are close after...

    980 - 1020
    Abby: Those blue lights you can see in the wide shots 1007 - coming soon are the lights we use for video that blue cellophane stuff - called gel - changes the yellow-ness of the incandescent lights to match the daylight coming thru the window. You can see Elvaar relaxingHHHdirecting from the sofa in 1007, as well. Oh, er, and my wheely chair... :

    1018 is a fave pic of mine, you could not find two more genuine and relaxed smiles anywhere. Oh, and check out Danny's tummy in the next pic! She was lazing about reading a paper during a shoot earlier in the week, and burnt herself to a crisp. Tsk tsk.
  • Sat 02nd Nov 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    917 - 945
    Elvaar:
    A laundromat seemed like a great idea for a shoot. We imagined the possibilities - bending over the dryer, enjoying the spin cycle, going through the dirty undies - but we forgot to consider the probabilities.

    Shoot assistant Danny was sent a-scoutin' and found a great little place down the charming end of town between a hock shop and needle exchange. It was arranged so most of the interior wasn't visible from the street, saving us the trouble of blacking out the windows to thwart the perves. The next step was convincing the owner to let us hang out after closing, and 100 took care of that. The deal was that we would pull the door when we'd finished but as soon as he caught sight of Heidi and her amazing overhang, he decided to wait for us at the front of the shop. In fact he was so nice he called up a couple of mates to come around and help look after us!

    917 - 945
    Elvaar:
    This was the last shoot of 38 or 40 or something we'd done in a marathon stretch last summer. We were tired and Heidi was very nervous. In fact I recall Abby getting more than just a little testy as I tried to set up a particular video shot with Heidi reclining on the back ledge, moving me to contemplate getting a shot of the camera anally inserting itself instead. In Abby, not Heidi.

    But Heidi was a good sport and I think the shoot went off rather well, and as you can see from the outtakes, we even chilled out to have a laugh. But the best thing about this shoot was finally working somewhere with plenty of 15 amp power outlets!

    917 - 945
    Abby: Elvaar has the right of this. I was totally exhausted by this stage, and I'll freely admit I was a pain to work with Elvaar was not much better, and Danny was sick of us for sure. But the stuff we got that summer remains some of our best ever, and I think it was worth it Kim by the creek, Ginny and Michelle together and alone, Gwyn and Tara, also together dancing and alone, Josie, Kylie! Lux's return shoot! And, of course, Nadia my all time fave model. Oh, and Sanne, and... see?

    946 - 979
    Elvaar:
    This was our very first shoot with Joanne and a very refreshing experience it was. You can tell when Abby is exhausted because all the pictures are taken from a viewpoint about 1 metre above the floor - exactly the height of her face while her arse is firmly parked on the wheely stool.

    But finally we had a chance to introduce you to Kinko the Koala. Koalas aren't bears you know, but that doesn't keep them away from the honey pot! Boom tish. see what I have to deal with? - a. Joanne wasn't quite sure what it was all about - neither were we, just making it up as we went along - but she seemed to be having fun, even amused by Abby and I trying our standard 'relax the model' patois. We must have looked like a pair of babbling idiots as opposed to what we normally look like - a..

    946 - 979
    Abby:
    Anyway, I guess I came across as an idiot I sure made a mess of her interview form!, but Joanne did not need any convincing, she was keen to do it, so I told her what we're about, and took the test shots, and that was it. Her shoot with Mianna was her first job with us - that's unusual, we usually get models in to do solo shoots first, so we get to know them, before throwing them in the deep end with another gal, but Joanne was up for it.

    And the second reason I remember Joanne well is cos we have shot her so many times she has done about four hardcore girl-girl shoots with us, and several solos, and her, Elvaar, and I have become friends. We all went out for dinner a few weeks back, actually, and had a ball.

    980 - 1021
    Elvaar:
    Ah, the wavy chair. It still hasn't recovered, poor thing. It's a copy of a 20's Modern movement design, available in black leather or ponyskin - and I'm now glad I got the leather, so much easier to clean! But Joanne and Mianna broke one of the leather straps and put some permanent creases in the lining of the cushion, bless their unbridled passion.

    This shoot proved that you can't predict chemistry. We'd been disappointed by the last couple of girl-girl pairings and weren't expecting much from this one. It was a hot day and we had this huge industrial air conditioner roaring away so we didn't even bother mic'ing them up for the video, which we decided to shoot before the stills, mainly so we could get some lunch.

    980 - 1021
    Elvaar: So Abby and I were in the kitchen making M&M sandwiches when we could hear these moans over the drone of the air unit. At first we thought maybe they were taking the piss out of the whole thing so we crept over for a look and couldn't believe what was going on. These girls were wriggling like a pair of oiled ferrets, and so into each other they didn't even notice us creeping up to reset the camera position. We had to decide whether to just let them go for it and get good video, or interrupt them to turn off the air unit and set the mic and hope the passion came back. Well it did, so we got some of our best ever girl-girl images, for video and for stills.

    980 - 1021
    Abby: Yah, this was a hell of a scene. If I remember rightly, we shot Mianna first, at like 9am, in Elvaar's garden. She was wearing a white pant-suit thing, standing in direct sunlight, net-result being a very complex exposure to get everything looking ok, which set us behind schedule, which is why her set is only 50 images - Joanne rocked up for her shoot with Mianna, which we had to shoot for stills and video, and then shoot Joanne solo. Busy day.

    Like all the girl-girl stills shoots that period, this shoot was fraught with technical problems. As you can see in pics like 0996, one the lights would fail after operating for 20 minutes or so overheating, partly cos of the weather, partly cos I was trying to shoot 15 frames a minute!. That pic as a stand alone is intersting, I like the shadows, but prolly not so suitable for this, and anyway, when one fails, the other two are close after...

    980 - 1020
    Abby: Those blue lights you can see in the wide shots 1007 - coming soon are the lights we use for video that blue cellophane stuff - called gel - changes the yellow-ness of the incandescent lights to match the daylight coming thru the window. You can see Elvaar relaxingHHHdirecting from the sofa in 1007, as well. Oh, er, and my wheely chair... :

    1018 is a fave pic of mine, you could not find two more genuine and relaxed smiles anywhere. Oh, and check out Danny's tummy in the next pic! She was lazing about reading a paper during a shoot earlier in the week, and burnt herself to a crisp. Tsk tsk.
  • Sat 03rd Aug 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    802 - 854 Gwyn dancing
    Abby:
    Elvaar got Gwyn to dance for the video component of her shoot, and I fired off a bunch of stills for fun. I really like her direct looks at the camera.

    Elvaar: These shoots, like most of the Melbourne January 2002 batch, were done at my place. I was splitting my time between Abby and my regular business and this was one of those days where I came home to find the house turned inside out and nude girls all over the place. Gee I miss that!

    854 - 884 Gwyn peeing
    Abby:
    Ah, the infamous pee sequence. Most models, when we ask them to pee for us are a little mystified as to why we want it, but are the kinda gals who'll give anything a go once bless 'em, and the good thing is, they usually end up having a ball. Usually laughing at the absurdity of it all. And Gwyn was no exception.

    As you can see, we used a 'redhead' lamp with a daylight gel on it to provide some extra fill for both stills and video, and I shot at ISO800 and a slow shutter speed to get as much light onto the film as I could manage.

    Elvaar: The wee scene was marked by the usual hilarity. Like most girls, Gwyn was all 'guys want to see THAT???' followed by 'sure, bring on the fluids'. I'll let you in on a secret - those weren't her own knickers, as she only wears G-strings. We carry a limited range of garmentry for just such an occasion, and in this case chose the colour which would best contrast when wet.

    885 - 892 Gwyn on the ladder thing
    Abby: This weird ladder thing was entirely Elvaar's idea, and now I have had a play with it, it's actually a really cool ladder look at what it can do!. It worked out well for this shoot, tho she was a lot less graceful on the ladder in real life than she appears in these pics. Kudos to Gwyn for looking relaxed and comfy!

    Elvaar: Abby got an email from Gwyn recently - she's back home in frigid London and dropped in to AW to see if her set was up, and tells us she loves the site. Coming from a girl who isn't a regular dipper in these murkier estuaries of the web, we took it as high praise indeed.

    893 - 900 Gwyn and Tara
    Abby: Gwyn and Tara were best buddies, and they used to do this dancing... thing together. I never really got the details, but as soon as we heard about it, it sounded like an ideal premise for a fun shoot. We cleared a space in the living room, and cranked up the New Order Best Of... CD, and they danced away.

    It was oh-so-hot that day and for all these shoots, peak of summer in Melbourne, so we hired an air conditioning unit for a few weeks the same one you hear at the start of the Joanne and Mianna video, of course - we did this shoot a few days later.

    Those little specks of white on the floor are tape, to mark the space they had to stay within, to be in shot.

    Elvaar: Gwyn and Tara are typical English travellers, working their way around Oz doing what they can - waiting tables, washing cars, and getting naked. This was their first shoot and they were kinda nervous, and I think a bit unsure of what we wanted them to actually do, so we put some doof-doof music on and let them dance it up, something they're very adept at. Gwyn was less inhibited than Tara and I got the impression she really liked cavorting naked, as you can see in the garden pictures. I got to tell you though, as a lawn mower, she makes a great model - but then you probably wouldn't want to see my gardener naked either.

    The day of the dancing shoot was really hot. That kind of weather is good for getting girls naked in because they don't shiver and complain, but the down side is the sweat, which doesn't photograph well, so Abby hired in this mammoth air conditioner which sounded like a DC-10 on take-off and sucked so much power I swear I could see the power lines glowing out front.
  • Sat 03rd Aug 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    802 - 854 Gwyn dancing
    Abby:
    Elvaar got Gwyn to dance for the video component of her shoot, and I fired off a bunch of stills for fun. I really like her direct looks at the camera.

    Elvaar: These shoots, like most of the Melbourne January 2002 batch, were done at my place. I was splitting my time between Abby and my regular business and this was one of those days where I came home to find the house turned inside out and nude girls all over the place. Gee I miss that!

    854 - 884 Gwyn peeing
    Abby:
    Ah, the infamous pee sequence. Most models, when we ask them to pee for us are a little mystified as to why we want it, but are the kinda gals who'll give anything a go once bless 'em, and the good thing is, they usually end up having a ball. Usually laughing at the absurdity of it all. And Gwyn was no exception.

    As you can see, we used a 'redhead' lamp with a daylight gel on it to provide some extra fill for both stills and video, and I shot at ISO800 and a slow shutter speed to get as much light onto the film as I could manage.

    Elvaar: The wee scene was marked by the usual hilarity. Like most girls, Gwyn was all 'guys want to see THAT???' followed by 'sure, bring on the fluids'. I'll let you in on a secret - those weren't her own knickers, as she only wears G-strings. We carry a limited range of garmentry for just such an occasion, and in this case chose the colour which would best contrast when wet.

    885 - 892 Gwyn on the ladder thing
    Abby: This weird ladder thing was entirely Elvaar's idea, and now I have had a play with it, it's actually a really cool ladder look at what it can do!. It worked out well for this shoot, tho she was a lot less graceful on the ladder in real life than she appears in these pics. Kudos to Gwyn for looking relaxed and comfy!

    Elvaar: Abby got an email from Gwyn recently - she's back home in frigid London and dropped in to AW to see if her set was up, and tells us she loves the site. Coming from a girl who isn't a regular dipper in these murkier estuaries of the web, we took it as high praise indeed.

    893 - 900 Gwyn and Tara
    Abby: Gwyn and Tara were best buddies, and they used to do this dancing... thing together. I never really got the details, but as soon as we heard about it, it sounded like an ideal premise for a fun shoot. We cleared a space in the living room, and cranked up the New Order Best Of... CD, and they danced away.

    It was oh-so-hot that day and for all these shoots, peak of summer in Melbourne, so we hired an air conditioning unit for a few weeks the same one you hear at the start of the Joanne and Mianna video, of course - we did this shoot a few days later.

    Those little specks of white on the floor are tape, to mark the space they had to stay within, to be in shot.

    Elvaar: Gwyn and Tara are typical English travellers, working their way around Oz doing what they can - waiting tables, washing cars, and getting naked. This was their first shoot and they were kinda nervous, and I think a bit unsure of what we wanted them to actually do, so we put some doof-doof music on and let them dance it up, something they're very adept at. Gwyn was less inhibited than Tara and I got the impression she really liked cavorting naked, as you can see in the garden pictures. I got to tell you though, as a lawn mower, she makes a great model - but then you probably wouldn't want to see my gardener naked either.

    The day of the dancing shoot was really hot. That kind of weather is good for getting girls naked in because they don't shiver and complain, but the down side is the sweat, which doesn't photograph well, so Abby hired in this mammoth air conditioner which sounded like a DC-10 on take-off and sucked so much power I swear I could see the power lines glowing out front.
  • Sat 27th Jul 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    700 - 710
    Abby: 704 is a test picture, we shoot something white and tell the camera to look at that picture, and base everything else we shoot from then on, on the 'whiteness' of that picture. This is called 'white balancing' or, WB. Different lighting changes how the camera see's things. In the bathroom we have fluorescent lights, which give off this distinctive 'dirty green' cast. As you can see in 705, the picture looks 'true'.

    In a recent shoot of Mikaela on the train, I actually set the WB to 'daylight', so every pic had this green cast. I think it adds to the realism of the set a lot.

    711 - 750 Bianca
    Elvaar:
    Bianca has beautiful skin, despite spending too much time at the solarium any time in those places is too much, I say. And without a doubt, the best shave job we've ever seen, and we've seen some rough ones. The garden is very small and full of broken up tree fern fronds, a bit prickly underfoot, and when we tried to explain what we wanted her to do we got mostly puzzled looks. In fact Bianca didn't have much to say at all, until the cold water hit, and then it was mostly 'FUCK'! For some reason, the thing I remember most about this shoot is cleaning the windows so I could get a clear shot with the video camera. I guess the only thing more traumatic than watching nekkid girls shower in my garden, is doing housework!

    751 - 756 Carrie
    Elvaar: 'Looch, eey'm eekay wit' gettin' newd, but I'll ken ya me hoose dennae tek kindly te bein' shawt!' Carrie is a bonnie lass from you-can-guess-where and I'm not kidding, she was insistent we didn't shoot the huge tatt of her pet horse which adorns her back. I hope things worked out for Carrie - when we shot her she'd only been here a few weeks and was sharing a room with 4 guys in a house of 14, and none of them spoke english. And for what she was paying, I'd have happily given her a room all to herself in my place, so long as the horse didn't make a mess. I don't like horses, but I'm rather fond of wee Scottish lassies. Girls, not collies.

    757 - 767 Claire S
    Elvaar:
    Claire was tres cool. She's from the French part of Canada and speaks it fluently, but no trace of accent in english. She was doing a great job, eager to please, so we asked her if she'd like to continue the masturbation scene for video and she was all like 'yeah sure!' in that cute Canadian accent. We had to leave the door open because of the heat that day and Danny was ushering new applicants up and down the hall all through but they didn't perturb the diligent Claire one bit.

    768 - 782 Ginny
    Elvaar:
    Ah, Ginny. A near perfect body and all natural. She's a sweet girl and very patient and co-operative but seemed to have a catalogue of only about 3 facial expressions so we were never sure how the shoot was going and where her boundaries were, which makes it tough work. Certainly the park stuff was no problem and she was completely unfazed by the guys who stopped to watch, but got a little impatient with us during the crossbar sequence, which admittedly can't have been comfortable. Now, the bike shoot.

    Abby still hooks into me about how much time we wasted trying to get this one right. You guys who drive around the city will know where I'm coming from I'm sure - how many kerbs have you hit while checking your side mirror for an upskirt view as you pass a cyclist? In my extensive experience, even knee-length skirts can be very co-operative in this regard, so I figured a leggy chick like Ginny in a short dress and brightly coloured knickers would have made for a delightful hour of over-exposure.

    But alas, modesty prevailed and for reasons I still don't understand, we even had to pin the dress up to finally get a few glimpses for a couple of hours work. I suspect it might be something to do with the relativity of the models' legs to the bike size and seat height, and you can be sure that I am continuing my research on your behalf for future shoots. Such dedication to you guys.
  • Sat 27th Jul 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    700 - 710
    Abby: 704 is a test picture, we shoot something white and tell the camera to look at that picture, and base everything else we shoot from then on, on the 'whiteness' of that picture. This is called 'white balancing' or, WB. Different lighting changes how the camera see's things. In the bathroom we have fluorescent lights, which give off this distinctive 'dirty green' cast. As you can see in 705, the picture looks 'true'.

    In a recent shoot of Mikaela on the train, I actually set the WB to 'daylight', so every pic had this green cast. I think it adds to the realism of the set a lot.

    711 - 750 Bianca
    Elvaar:
    Bianca has beautiful skin, despite spending too much time at the solarium any time in those places is too much, I say. And without a doubt, the best shave job we've ever seen, and we've seen some rough ones. The garden is very small and full of broken up tree fern fronds, a bit prickly underfoot, and when we tried to explain what we wanted her to do we got mostly puzzled looks. In fact Bianca didn't have much to say at all, until the cold water hit, and then it was mostly 'FUCK'! For some reason, the thing I remember most about this shoot is cleaning the windows so I could get a clear shot with the video camera. I guess the only thing more traumatic than watching nekkid girls shower in my garden, is doing housework!

    751 - 756 Carrie
    Elvaar: 'Looch, eey'm eekay wit' gettin' newd, but I'll ken ya me hoose dennae tek kindly te bein' shawt!' Carrie is a bonnie lass from you-can-guess-where and I'm not kidding, she was insistent we didn't shoot the huge tatt of her pet horse which adorns her back. I hope things worked out for Carrie - when we shot her she'd only been here a few weeks and was sharing a room with 4 guys in a house of 14, and none of them spoke english. And for what she was paying, I'd have happily given her a room all to herself in my place, so long as the horse didn't make a mess. I don't like horses, but I'm rather fond of wee Scottish lassies. Girls, not collies.

    757 - 767 Claire S
    Elvaar:
    Claire was tres cool. She's from the French part of Canada and speaks it fluently, but no trace of accent in english. She was doing a great job, eager to please, so we asked her if she'd like to continue the masturbation scene for video and she was all like 'yeah sure!' in that cute Canadian accent. We had to leave the door open because of the heat that day and Danny was ushering new applicants up and down the hall all through but they didn't perturb the diligent Claire one bit.

    768 - 782 Ginny
    Elvaar:
    Ah, Ginny. A near perfect body and all natural. She's a sweet girl and very patient and co-operative but seemed to have a catalogue of only about 3 facial expressions so we were never sure how the shoot was going and where her boundaries were, which makes it tough work. Certainly the park stuff was no problem and she was completely unfazed by the guys who stopped to watch, but got a little impatient with us during the crossbar sequence, which admittedly can't have been comfortable. Now, the bike shoot.

    Abby still hooks into me about how much time we wasted trying to get this one right. You guys who drive around the city will know where I'm coming from I'm sure - how many kerbs have you hit while checking your side mirror for an upskirt view as you pass a cyclist? In my extensive experience, even knee-length skirts can be very co-operative in this regard, so I figured a leggy chick like Ginny in a short dress and brightly coloured knickers would have made for a delightful hour of over-exposure.

    But alas, modesty prevailed and for reasons I still don't understand, we even had to pin the dress up to finally get a few glimpses for a couple of hours work. I suspect it might be something to do with the relativity of the models' legs to the bike size and seat height, and you can be sure that I am continuing my research on your behalf for future shoots. Such dedication to you guys.
  • Sat 13th Jul 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    601 - 619
    Susie:
    This is me in the park near my old house! There was a guy across the road doing something and we got sprung! At least he got a free show!! We saw a horse too, near the school. It was so old and placid, but it stank so I didn't want to get too close to it! Then Abby took pics of me wandering home, away from the swings and slides and back to normal stuff!

    Abby: nono, we got busted by a mum and a few dozen little kiddies coming to utilise the play equipment, remember? And, I liked the horse.

    620 - 632
    Susie: Ah, Chris. Nice girl.I was supposed to do a girl-girl with her a couple of days after her shoot, but she chickened out at the last minute! I was very disappointed -I got rejected!

    Abby: yes, and she seemed so keen, as well. Ah well.

    633 - 643
    Susie:
    How cute is Beth! She is soooo small in real life, I was like twice the size of her! She is really sweet, you can tell just by the pics. And would you look at the size of that dildo? How does it fit in someone so little?!!

    Abby: She sure is cute. That's her pal Julia who's elsewhere on the site, of course with her in 638. As Beth is so popular, we called her recently, to see if we could get her back for another shoot. Unfortunately for us, now she's tried it, she said she does not need to do it again. Fair enough, too!

    644 - 658
    Susie: Julia and Beth both came in together for their shoots. They were both such lovely girls! Julia is very intelligent and easy to get along with, she has an amazing smile! Her legs are soooo long, her and Beth were like complete opposites!! Short and tall...

    Abby: Heh, we tried to do a pee scene for Julia first up hence the bath, but it was not a very conducive environment, as you can imagine.

    Abby: As you can see from 654, we were still using 'hotlights' called 'redheads' at that stage. These are very hot and quite bright though not bright enough in some situations. Coming from a theatre background, I prefer to use hot lights of course, flash gear is not much use in theatre, 'cept for special effects. However, I shot these in October 2001, and since then, we have been using flash gear, and the result is much better. I am still learning about flash stuff, so bear with me, ok?

    656, that's Beth in the background.

    659 - 678
    Susie:
    This is me and Stacy mucking around well, I'm mucking around-she's working! upstairs in our place in Perth. Stacy works for the same people I used to work for, so I got to bitch about other people I knew that still worked there!! She may look peaches and cream, but she has a BIG wild streak that girl!

    679 - 682
    Susie: I wasn't here for that shoot, I was at my other job pouring beers and dealing with drunken idiots.

    Abby: Leah was funny. She did not really know what to make of me and everything that was going on, but she did know what she wanted to do. I dunno, hard to describe. Anwyay, she is in the Mezzanine section if you want to check out her set.

    688 - 700
    Susie: Awww...Drew! She is so funny! Abby could barely hold the camera still cos we were all laughing so much! Here she was showing us how she knelt down so her sister could shave her bikini line! 'Her sister?!' you say! Yes, we thought the same thing!! hehehe...
  • Sat 13th Jul 2002 | Behind the Scenes

    601 - 619
    Susie:
    This is me in the park near my old house! There was a guy across the road doing something and we got sprung! At least he got a free show!! We saw a horse too, near the school. It was so old and placid, but it stank so I didn't want to get too close to it! Then Abby took pics of me wandering home, away from the swings and slides and back to normal stuff!

    Abby: nono, we got busted by a mum and a few dozen little kiddies coming to utilise the play equipment, remember? And, I liked the horse.

    620 - 632
    Susie: Ah, Chris. Nice girl.I was supposed to do a girl-girl with her a couple of days after her shoot, but she chickened out at the last minute! I was very disappointed -I got rejected!

    Abby: yes, and she seemed so keen, as well. Ah well.

    633 - 643
    Susie:
    How cute is Beth! She is soooo small in real life, I was like twice the size of her! She is really sweet, you can tell just by the pics. And would you look at the size of that dildo? How does it fit in someone so little?!!

    Abby: She sure is cute. That's her pal Julia who's elsewhere on the site, of course with her in 638. As Beth is so popular, we called her recently, to see if we could get her back for another shoot. Unfortunately for us, now she's tried it, she said she does not need to do it again. Fair enough, too!

    644 - 658
    Susie: Julia and Beth both came in together for their shoots. They were both such lovely girls! Julia is very intelligent and easy to get along with, she has an amazing smile! Her legs are soooo long, her and Beth were like complete opposites!! Short and tall...

    Abby: Heh, we tried to do a pee scene for Julia first up hence the bath, but it was not a very conducive environment, as you can imagine.

    Abby: As you can see from 654, we were still using 'hotlights' called 'redheads' at that stage. These are very hot and quite bright though not bright enough in some situations. Coming from a theatre background, I prefer to use hot lights of course, flash gear is not much use in theatre, 'cept for special effects. However, I shot these in October 2001, and since then, we have been using flash gear, and the result is much better. I am still learning about flash stuff, so bear with me, ok?

    656, that's Beth in the background.

    659 - 678
    Susie:
    This is me and Stacy mucking around well, I'm mucking around-she's working! upstairs in our place in Perth. Stacy works for the same people I used to work for, so I got to bitch about other people I knew that still worked there!! She may look peaches and cream, but she has a BIG wild streak that girl!

    679 - 682
    Susie: I wasn't here for that shoot, I was at my other job pouring beers and dealing with drunken idiots.

    Abby: Leah was funny. She did not really know what to make of me and everything that was going on, but she did know what she wanted to do. I dunno, hard to describe. Anwyay, she is in the Mezzanine section if you want to check out her set.

    688 - 700
    Susie: Awww...Drew! She is so funny! Abby could barely hold the camera still cos we were all laughing so much! Here she was showing us how she knelt down so her sister could shave her bikini line! 'Her sister?!' you say! Yes, we thought the same thing!! hehehe...
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