I have to admit, I have a thing for latex. I love the way it clings to every curve, accentuating everything that makes the female form so beautiful and sensual. When you pour yourself into latex, you’re announcing to everyone around you “These are my curves and I am not afraid to use them!” Latex is power. Latex is self-confidence. Latex is smooth and sinful sexiness.
Recently, I had the opportunity to do a latex shoot with the gorgeous Keela Watts. Her theme was Dark Marilyn, playing on the sinful side of Monroe that we know probably came out after hours, behind closed bedroom doors. It was the first time I had to help someone squeeze into latex and oil them down and getting into the prep really got me into the whole mood of the shoot!
Keela is an amazing model who can get into character with the first pop of the strobe. Extremely professional, I didn’t have to give hardly any direction – she knew exactly what she wanted from the shoot, the look she was going for and her end goals. We checked the photos every couple of shots to see if the look and poses were right and adjusted as needed. I think the final shots, processed high-key, speak for themselves and I’m extremely happy with the entire shoot.
Olena Sullivan is a model and performance photographer based in Toronto. She has worked with alt models and the burlesque community and you can contact her for a photo sessions through the contact page.