Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Playing Dress Up!

A few weeks ago, my talented friend Kat asked Bren and myself to be part of her photoshoot, "Carnivale". Kat was inspired after reading Water for Elephants, a fantastic book set against the backdrop of a depression-era circus.

She cast me as a dancer, and she cast Bren as, what else, the bearded lady. Bren actually made a quite handsome bearded lady. He managed to capture that fine line between masculinity and femininity perfectly... and what does it say about me that I found him strangely attractive in a long gown and fake boobies?!

To be honest, I had a hard time embracing the sex appeal aspect of the dancer, becuase I don't ever think of myself that way. After a little while though, I started to realise that there's nothing a girl enjoys more than feeling pretty and glamourous -- in fact, doesn't every girl spend some childhood playtime hours imagining she's a gorgeous model at a photoshoot? After a few clicks, and a few whispered words of direction from Kat, I found myself relaxing, and really enjoying the red lipstick and ostrich feathers!

Kat's boyfriend Zach shot some footage that day, and Kat just cut it together -- see if you can spot all the characters!

Carnivale from Kat P on Vimeo.

Oh, and if you want to see the final photos, check 'em out on Kat's website!

Thanks Kat! I loved playing dress up!




Summer Forest said...

go ahead gorgeous girl. i love this role for you b/c you filled it so subtly well...lovely.

aartilla the fun said...

thanks summer!

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