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So, I ran across another photographer's site and he mentioned having a Tumblr blog and I thought that sounded like a spectacular idea!  I've been spending so much time (while I should be working, tsk tsk) roaming DA and Flickr learning about new film processes and falling back in love with the low-fi style of shooting.  The new Tumblr site makes it easy for me to post images (always with credit and links back) that inspire me to keep forking over big bucks for processing.

Next, I'm going to have to break down (save up) and get a decent film scanner.  Mine crapped out ages ago.  And, at about $20 per roll for decent scans when processing, it's kinda expensive.  I figure, a $200 scanner would pay for itself in 20 rolls.  (The math was easy.)

So, stay tuned for more low-fi fun, and please visit my new site!!

Tumblr site: www.lowfifoto.com
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Prince
  • Watching: some seriously good memories run through my head
New interview up on The Fetishistas with Darenzia.  I supplied the images.
Check it out if you have time.

thefetishistas.com/index.php?m…
  • Mood: Joy
I was recently interviewed for Yuhmm Magazine.  If you have time and interest, please swing by there and check it out.  Some of the images they chose are NSFW.

www.yuhmm.com/christine-kessle…

Thanks!!
  • Mood: Joy


Thrilled that my epic, 50 image black and white showcase gallery has just gone live on Zivity.  It's called "Monochrome" (of course), and is only the fourth feature to have been accepted.  Go check it out!!

www.zivity.com/photographers/s…
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I have to say that I am so irked.  I'm warning you now that I'm about to complain.  =(

I posted this photo of :iconmiss-mosh: on July 17.  Since then, I've received 18 comments.  She posted it later that day and now has 202 comments.  It's really fucking irritating.  And, it's the same old story.

I don't know why it is that my gallery gets so few comments.  Do models get more because you all want to get in their pants?  Seriously.  It's frustrating.

Then again, maybe it's just something about my work that prevents people from posting.  I say that because my other photographer friends on here get bazillions of comments.

What's the scoop, people?

Mine: steeneeweenee.deviantart.com/a…
Hers: miss-mosh.deviantart.com/art/S…


UPDATE:  Thanks so much to all of you for commenting.  And sorry about the complaint.  Sometimes, it just gets to me.  =)
  • Mood: Frustrated

Free Zivity Trial

Sat Jan 31, 2009, 11:18 PM
Enjoy a free trial membership for Zivity!





I've got 7 sets live on Zivity (with Apnea, Angela Ryan, Mischa, Micaela, Mariya, and Darenzia), and another one going up any moment now.  If you're over 18 and would like a free trial membership, just use this link.  When you sign up, make sure you set up your profile, add some friends (add me!!) and go check out the galleries and stuff.  With your free membership, you get one vote, so make it count.  Yeah, that means I'm telling you to vote for one of my sets.  =)


If you like what you see, and I know you will, I hope you'll consider extending your membership.  You can also purchase more votes if you want to shower me with love.  =)


It's like a belated Xmas gift.  You're welcome!!!  xoxo

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Evan trying to get my external drive tower to work
  • Reading: Good Omens
  • Watching: Evan on his knees

Erotica Workshop

Tue Dec 30, 2008, 12:29 PM
Nude beauties and massive knowledge are right around the corner!

My extremely talented friend, Michael Helms and Perry Gallagher, are conducting an erotic photography workshop January 31 and February 1, 2009. This two-day intensive should prove to be very informative and I've managed to sneak my way into the event by offering to help out. The models attending will include Mosh, Scar, Kayla Jane Danger, Courtney Cruz, Mariya, and Natalie Addams. This is gonna rule! Topics include lighting, posing (communicating with the model), location and equipment in shooting Erotic Art and Fine Art Nudes.

Spaces are filling up fast, so make sure you register right away!!  www.eroticaworkshop.com

Instructors: :iconperrygallagher:  :iconpelicanh:

Coordinator: :iconshy-too-shy:

Models: :iconmiss-mosh:  :iconnatalieaddams:  Courtney Cruz, Scar, Mariya, and Kayla Jane Danger



  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Bob K practicing bass
  • Reading: My new bread cookbook
  • Watching: Myself edit photos

Locations in LA

Sun Oct 26, 2008, 10:26 PM
I'm locationally challenged!

Shooting as often as I do, it sometimes gets difficult to find new locations to shoot in.  Do you know of any interesting hotels in the LA (and surrounding) area?  Do you, personally have a great loft, house, store, etc. that you'd be interested in donating?  Seriously, I've shot at all my friends' houses/lofts/apartments already and every hotel seems to look the same.

I'm between studios right now, so that's the issue.  =)

Would love to hear your suggestions!

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: My man in the other room
  • Reading: A book about pork
  • Watching: Myself edit photos

Thanks, but no thanks.

Sat Sep 27, 2008, 7:02 PM
Sorry to get political, but...

My wonderful friend, Yasmin, just launched her new website.  Spread the word and stay informed!

Thanks, but no thanks

  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Sprinklers in the front yard
  • Reading: Trash I bought at the airport
  • Watching: Project Runway

Zivity Bootcamp

Fri Aug 22, 2008, 10:57 PM
Saucy Seminar

I'm joining Lithium Picnic and Addicted Image in teaching a photography seminar for Zivity.com.  Takes place September 20th in San Francisco. Interested?  Click the flyer!

Zivity Bootcamp Flyer

  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Fresh Air on NPR online
  • Reading: Chuck's Rant

Censorship

Sat Sep 1, 2007, 12:49 AM
See???

Well, I posted a photo of Emily steeneeweenee.deviantart.com/a… called "Dirty Knees".  She's fully nude in this image and I chose to place a small star over her vagina.  I got complaints from people saying that it detracted from the photo, etc., so I removed the star.  I did so after saying that there's just no way to please everyone.  

So, today I looked in my notes and found out that one of my other pictures was banned.  It was this image www.myfetishdiary.com/blog/ima… of Stoya.  She's not even naked and each of her hands is cleverly hiding potential nudity. I rest my case.  You just can't win for losing.  I'm assuming that someone with the power to ban thought she was ploughing her fingers into her ass, but that wasn't the case at all.  One person's erotica is another person's porn.

Maybe now people won't complain about artists' self-censorship.

  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Flight of the Conchords
  • Reading: Trash
  • Watching: Flight of the Conchords

FETISH SHOP

Thu Jul 26, 2007, 12:49 PM
New book covers

I've been working with the fine folks at Virgin Books' Nexus imprint for several years now.  They've been really great to me, especially the head honcho over there.  I got to meet him when I was in London last year and we really hit it off.  What a bonus!

Anyways...  You can see all of the book covers they've commissioned from me, and buy the books (which are under $10 each) in my little book shop.

I got two new covers in the mail today and I'm stoked!!  They do such a nice job over at Virgin.  And the best part is seeing my photos on the shelves in bookstores and airports around the world.  =)





  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Darenzia getting into the shower
  • Reading: Some mass-market Vietnam thriller
  • Watching: How Clean is your House on BBC

De-Lurk, damn you!

Tue Mar 13, 2007, 2:51 PM
New photos and crap!

So, I had a forum.  It got hacked.  I fixed it.  It got hacked again.  I gave up.  I changed to a blog.  It's going great!  I post new photos.  I get traffic.  The lurkers make me sad.  Come by and post!



  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: A Beautiful Mind (audio book)

Buy My Book!

Fri Jan 12, 2007, 4:47 AM
Blog...

Maybe Darenzia's the only one who'll get that reference to "The Critic", but it's an apt title.
I finally redesigned my portfolio site www.christinekessler.com and I've added a shop there as well.  So, even though my book's not yet available in the States, you can actually order a signed copy directly from me!

www.christinekessler.com/site/…

  • Mood: Joy

MFD Blog

Thu Sep 21, 2006, 9:40 PM
Blog...

once upon a time, i had a forum on my website.  some jerk hacked it.  i've been too busy shooting to do anything about it.  finally decided to add a blog in its place.  please visit and comment!  www.myfetishdiary.com/blog.html

  • Mood: Joy

print shop

Tue Sep 12, 2006, 10:52 PM
Print shop now open

So, after receiving many comments and notes asking for prints, I've finally opened a DA print account.  The first image of Kumi is already approved and there are two more awaiting approval.  I'll do my best to keep adding more in a timely fashion.  Thanks to everyone for your interest!
-ck

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massive update

Sun Sep 10, 2006, 5:48 AM
massive update

so...  i decided to do a big whopping update.  a ton of new images, though some aren't all that "new".  new to da, at least!  looking forward to your comments, as always.

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shopping for crap

Sat Aug 20, 2005, 2:45 AM
tings for people who like tings

yeah, so, i opened a little cafe press shop.  therefore, if you are so inclined...  you can buy my crap!
i'm working on a proper print shop for my site.  hope to have it up and running shortly, in the meantime....  www.cafepress.com/steen

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Daily Deviation

Wed Aug 17, 2005, 3:33 PM
Daily Deviation

One of my images of Miss Conduct has been chosen as a Daily Deviation today!
It's here:  www.deviantart.com/view/216950…

  • Mood: Hope

CK Gallery Opening

Thu Jul 14, 2005, 3:29 PM
Gallery Opening Aug 6, 2005

I'm having an opening of a solo exhibit at the Fetish Visions Gallery in Burbank, CA.

Date:  August 6, 2005
Time:  Doors open at 7pm
Address:  1309 W. Magnolia Blvd.
               Burbank, CA 91506
Info:  818.683.4671

Show will remain hanging until the end of August and viewing is by appt only.

Approximately 50 images plus...
Hope you all can make it down!
-ck

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