story with photos (97 photos) starring Faye
Tags: rope bondage, barefoot, bit gag, skirt, brunette, lingerie
Hot girls straddling a chair. The 1963 portrait of Christine Keeler by Lewis Morley has moved beyond legend into cliche, as any model who has worked with elderly photographers knows all too
well. ("We're going to do a portrait straddling a chair, like the one of Christine Keeler, only not as good. Let me tell you all about it like it is the most original idea evah").
We decided to do a tie a bit like that, and give the set an underground, one light stylised look. Sort of bierkeller underground, with
a raven-haired temptress tied to the chair for the entertainment of the underworld patrons. A gangster's moll being punished, perhaps, or a femme fatale getting her comeuppance. Or even a spy being softened up before her interrogation.
Hence, Christine Keller. Of course, we're being pretty slap-dash with recreating the famous shot, but I guess that's the point. The original shot works so well because of the careful pose, the lighting, the shape of the chair, and of course Christine Keeler's modelling skill. It's always better to out-and-out steal the idea without taking the details, I think. Hence the bit-gag, the ropes, the decision to have Faye mostly look away from camera, the floofy outfit. I don't know whether we succeeded in making something good (I can never judge my own photos until at least six months or a year after I finished processing it- I'm too close to it until them). But that's my formula. Steal, tweak, do some stuff which just looks good in the frame to you on set there and then.