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Gas Mask Girl

Gas Mask GirlGas Mask Girl

The Gas Mask fetish is one of the more interesting fetishes out there, part punishment play or breath play, or used in horror movies to make people tons more scared. Some of the vintage Soviet gas masks make for awesome horror movies like the Reeker, a really grade B horror movie. Depending on your take, the isolation of facial features makes the gas mask an essential part of horror and in some cases BDSM. As far as fetishes go, it is something that reaches all the way though BDSM, to Horror, and in some cases even into the Steampunk communities.

It is also good for helping your model remain anonymous depending on what they do for their day job.  The Gas Mask is an element of design that can be interpreted through at least three community lenses that I know of, and there are probably more. If you have a gas mask it is always a good idea to wipe it out with soap and water at the end of the shoot so that it remains clean. If you want to keep it shiny use silicon oil rather than a petroleum product as petroleum will eat through the rubber. They can be pretty expensive depending on what kind of mask you purchase. The cheaper ones are the more common, like the Israeli and Russian common masks. Some of the hardest to find are those like the ShMS Gas mask that has an other worldly alien and quite scary look and feel to it. If you want to do fetish work with a gas mask go with the regular ones you can find in most army navy stores. But if you want something really special like the ShMS Gas mask your best bet is Ebay, and around 100.00 dollars when they are available. If you are short on funds, or just want to try it out, you can generally find gas masks at the army navy surplus store for 20 to 30 dollars.

Below is one of the regular gas mask girl galleries that I have online.  Standard setting of the white background, standard studio lighting, I used CL lighting rather than flash because I really wanted to control the reflections in the eye windows of the gas mask. Usually the flash will flare off the plastic eye covers and I wanted to get what I was seeing. The camera was set for 100 ISO at 1/125th. The floor is painted black but I wanted to use the highlights off the floor as well in composing the image. Overall it was a fun shoot and follow back on the gallery link to check out the other stuff.

 

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Renee latex and gasmask set two

Renee latex and gasmask set twoRenee latex and gasmask set two

Renee is one of the best models I have worked with and doing a photo shoot down in an abandoned warehouse in Seattle was probably one of the most fun things I have done in a while. I did this photo shoot a while back, and just now getting around to posting it. It has been a pretty busy year with taking pictures, so I am way behind on the work flow right now. They are posted, and you can check them all out on Smugmug under People/Models if you want to do so.

Because it was an abandoned warehouse, I wanted a really stark look to the whole thing, harsh lighting (Flash set on full auto) ratchet down the aperture and did some very short exposures on this photo shoot. No reflectors, no soft lighting, no glamour, nothing but abandoned spaces, an amazingly cool person to work with, and some really harsh feel to the whole setup. In Lightroom when I brought them in I increased the clarity to 100% because I really wanted to bring out all the lines and make them look like something out of a Mad Max photo set. I wanted it gritty and post apocalypse in look and feel. I think I pretty much so hit it on the head. When you are not in a hurry and you have time with a model to just get to spend the time realizing your vision and the model is totally receptive to what weirdness you are trying to do.

If you get the chance to hire her you should, she is really awesome when it comes to taking pictures, and have a lot of fun being a model.

I really do love the post apocalypse feel with the gas mask and the latex outfit. The red and black corset just helps set the whole thing off. She is very pale in skin tone, but you can have a lot of fun with images in Lightroom to help bring out some of the more nuances with the lighting and how the photo shoot went. There is just a whole lot of awesome when working in an abandoned warehouse, with a model in latex and a corset and a gas mask, then just goes to town with your own vision and what you want it to be. Renee really helped pull this one off, and it was a really sweet photo shoot.

Renee latex and gasmask set two

 

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Renee post apocalypse latex and gas mask

 

Renee post apocalypse latex and gas mask
Renee post apocalypse latex and gas mask

Got a little post apocalypse in my last photo shoot with Renee, and had a blast with it. We were down by the Ducati Dealership (if you want to check out the ladies on the bikes – go right here). The place we were taking pictures at was a nearly abandoned warehouse with just one company, and a lot of storage space. Tons of motor cycles, tons of vespas, and some really nice private space with heavy industrial gear, a table, and a wall of windows that had been partially painted over. You can’t get better than that if you are thinking of the zombie apocalypse, walking dead kind of story line.

For magic add Renee, a gas mask, and an awesome latex out fit and let her go for broke. She was totally awesome throughout the whole day, but this is the set I like the best. As usual the things I like the best are the ones that the pundits tend to pass on, but I am cool with that. Sometimes you just have to shoot your own space, your own ideas, and get the images you wanted to get.

I think a lot of photographers are just searching for commercial success, and taking images that they know will sell. Kids, sunsets, sun rises, nature, but there is something awesome about grit. Grit, dirt, the dark places we inhabit, also need to be explored. Subcultures are beautiful, and I am so profiting by the time I am spending learning from Patrick Andraste that this is getting to be more of the kind of photography I want to do. There is something awesome here, awesome in a beginners kind of way.

While I will be spending the next two months doing event photography over at Emerald City Comic Con, The Steampunk Ball, Sakuracon, Norwest Con, and other places, I need to revisit this style. In the mean time – enjoy Renee post apocalypse latex and gas mask.

 

Renee post apocalypse latex and gas mask

 

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