Met an Internet friend today, @asasparrow. She’s smart and beautiful and can dance and sing. She was THE WORST. 💙
On Tuesday I met internet heartthrob and generally awesome cat lady Katie West!
It was the most Vancouver day there been so far in Toronto: dark grey, damp, drizzly. We hung out and took pictures. I don’t have modeling experience, and I’m never really sure what to do in front of a camera—which is why I like self-portraits because I can basically watch myself to see what works—so it was minorly terrifying. I think if I were to shoot with her again I’d be a bit weirder/more adventurous with my body positioning, take off more clothes, and probably have just as awesome a time.
Meeting new people (especially ones I think are awesome) and doing new things can be anxiety-laden experiences for me. I want things to go well! I want people to like me! Luckily for me I trusted Katie as an artist and human being long before I actually met her. We made the best of a dimly lit day, ate chips, braved the cold (mostly her), sang songs (mostly me), were compatibly awkward, and came out of it with over 300 shots. Of those, who knows how many are keepers, but I know there will be some!
tl;dr: nude photoshoots with internet friends are way more awesome than scary and I recommend them
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