Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Heated House

So often models get a bit chilly in order to get 'the shot'... but not on this shoot with Niall who had gained access to an amazing location that also head central heating! Music to any models ears! Most of my work at this time of the year is studio based so it was great to be able to do something a bit different without packing the thermal longjohns & wellies ;)

I think Niall captured some fab images using the natural light available. You can read his blog about it HERE or see more of his portfolio HERE. He's always great to work with and the shoot always flies by as a wonderful collaborative effort. Thanks Niall!


I'm over in Ireland regularly so if you'd like me to hop over to work with you let me know! I'm also coming over with Ivory Flame this year for some duo work. If you'd like to book me or the two of us let me know - madamebink@googlemail.com

Until then loves, let me know which shots you like best so I can get them on my portfolio :) xx








Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why hello 2016

Hello hello!

It's great to be here! I've been the length of the country [almost literally] already this year. From shoots in Cornwall to Banff Scotland, with a dash of Belfast, London and Dublin too. Phew! Great stuff!

I can't share all the images at once unfortunately. It'd just be too much! So I'm going to do a photographer or a city at a time until I'm all caught up. Expect many updates.

I'm starting with my first Conceptual Studio Day event from back in February. I'm running these throughout 2016, taking models you know and adding a twist. A full team of professionals is behind every event, from location, to lighting, to styling to make up - it's covered. Simply turn up! Co-Model for the d├ębut of my Model Morphosis was my partner in crime Ivory Flame. The theme was 'Dark Romance' elegant dresses, seductively dark make up and a wonderful location. We had 3 photographers join us for a sold out day of fabulous creative imagery! Big thank you to all involved <3 br="">




To hear more about my future events email me on madamebink@googlemail.com The next is with gorgeous Roswell Ivory for a beauty nude day near Newarke. Places strictly limited!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

2016 Travel Plans - To be Regularly Updated

Please bookmark this page to keep up to date with my movements!

JAN - BIRTHDAY MONTH

FEB - Londonnnnnnn 

MARCH - Mini Ireland Tour & Epic Scottish Tour

APRIL - Available anywhere. Dates:

MAY :
Model Morphosis - My Conceptual Studio Day is back! This time a beauty/fashion nude event feat Roswell Ivory.Amazing studio, hair, make up, styling all taken care of by a creative team of professionals! 2 or 4 hour slots available @ £225 or £425 accordingly. Email me directly to book madamebink@googlemail.com.

Lake District Tour with Ivory Flame - 21st May @ £450. Full days shooting, guided around the Lake District. I can even do all the driving if you'd like. Email me directly to book madamebink@googlemail.com



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Monday, May 4, 2015

April Highlights and big news!

Little late with this blog, a dash of jetlag with a helping of toothache and I'm running a little behind on all my admin. Thank you for your patience! Spending todays sunny bank holiday inside, answering emails, planning my tours and sending out my newsletter! If you'd like to be added to my newsletter for offers and the first to know of my travel plans then just send me your email address to madamebink@googlemail.com

SO! April.... took me all over the shop as usual! From Milton Keynes and Hemel Hempstead to Singapore infact. I do like racking up dem miles ;) I've not had many photos back from this month so far, but I have some I love that I can share with you here ^_^

These are by Karen Jones, the same Karen Jones that was adamant only moments before that she didn't shoot boudoir and didn't do 'beds'... well... I think you've proved yourself wrong here Karen! I frickin' loves this! Really wonderful to see you back shooting and looking forward to France <3 br="">
In her kitchen
On her bed


And this is a selfie from Singapore... I was staying in the Ritz Carlton Millenia Hotel in Marina Bay offering amazing views! Unfortunately selfies were tricky owing to having only myself any my camera. No remote for taking the photos or light, so on timer it went and lots of running about and long exposure times ^_^ Here's just one for now, I'll try and get another done soon! This one was a 10 second exposure *phewie*


The big news is that I have set my move date. I'll be back top end in The Lake District as of the first week in July! Soooo people of the South... check out my dates and book me soon before my trips are yearly rather than monthly ;)

Are you within a 3/4 hour drive of me? Then get a special lil discount before I move and I'll even come to you! http://purpleport.com/castings/107289/locals-get-me-at-a-special-rate--limited-dates-/





Saturday, April 11, 2015

A real pain in the....

face. And it's a lonely place to be. This blog is quite long, so if you make it through, thank you.

Some of you may already know this, but as a rule it doesn't effect me whilst I'm 'on a job' so it's not widely known. But I suffer, greatly, from toothache. Not a little pang that goes away after a sleep or a paracetamol but a pain that no painkillers I have ever been prescribed have ever touched. I've been on waiting list after waiting list for years now, the first big problems occurring when I was 18, I am now 26.

I need a lot of work doing, and what's more is I need to have it done under sedation. My anxiety for dental work is through the roof [in fact that's where I would rather be, than in the dentists chair], so dentists don't want to treat me any more than I want them to. I shake too much, they simply can't do what they need to. Unless they hold me down, which has happened in the past and is a big reason why I'm so freaked out about it now.

On the last count, a while ago now, I needed:
10 fillings
3 extractions
1 tooth restoration

That's half of your adult teeth... and I've already had 4 out so it's over that for me.

What's life like when you need that much work doing?

In a word 'painful'. Here's a little list of things I have to consider daily:
- For the past few years I have waited whilst food cools/warms to room temperature. Same with all drinks. Ice or hot coffee are out the question. If something slightly off temp hits the worst of my teeth, that's it. Bed time until the next day. My face will likely swell. It feels a lot like being kicked in the face.
- I have to remember to not talk much or breath through my mouth when air is cold, like in supermarkets or winter time generally. The cold air in my mouth will set off tooth ache, I will need to go to bed, a useless mess and stay there until the next day.
- I can only chew on the front left side of my face. I can't bite with my front teeth and if I use any of my other chewing tools food will undoubtedly enter a cavity will set off tooth ache, I will need to go to bed, a useless mess and stay there until the next day.
- My partner can't kiss me on my right side of my face, or any one else for that matter. Ouch.
- I can't do much in the way of exercise. Jumping, or running brings on toothache. I think this is to do with the infection of some sort. When I already have toothache, walking hurts. Every step feels like some one stabbing away at the inside of my skull.
- When you have this many black holes in your face smiling isn't something you much care to do in public or on shoots. Too many questions.
- You can't think straight. When toothache is 'that' bad, you just can't really do anything.
- Once tooth ache has come a few times, let alone after a few years, you start feeling a bit scared of it. You worry when it'll next happen. You worry where you will be and how you'll be able to help yourself. This can cause you to limit social interactions as well as work trips. I won't go away from home for more than 10 days now, where as before I'd happily tour for 3 weeks - 3 months. I simply can't risk that now.
- Where am I and how do I get home? Well, unless I'm working, I don't go out by myself any more. Not even to the supermarket. I was brought to my knees with pain whilst walking Major at the end of last year. It came out of no where, as it often does, and despite being only 5 minutes from home it was terrifying. I'm not the kind of girl that likes to lock herself away from the world, being scared of how far away I stray from the house is unbelievably upsetting.
- Overall, it's depressing. Mostly it doesn't get on top of me, but recently it has. Never knowing when they will see me to take a tooth out, not knowing when I'll be out of pain. It's saddening and it's scary. I am powerless. People don't understand why you don't immediately tuck into your food/drink. They don't understand why you might not want to go for that walk on a beautiful beach with the fresh sea breeze. It's lonely being in pain like this.

I really can't describe to you the pain. When one tooth 'kicks off' they all go. From 'buzzing' to 'on fire' to what feels like repeated kicks in the face.







Ok, I get it. How often does this happen?
Currently toothache is putting me in bed around 3 times a month on average. For a couple of days each time. Sometimes, usually if my partners off work, I might still seem chipper, or even answer emails on my phone. But it's never a happy time, an infection has led to so much pain I can't get out of bed. I'm loosing minimum a week a month to this.

So why is it taking so long?

Simply, NHS post code lottery and waiting lists. Due to me needing to be sedated for treatment, it limits dental centres and adds considerable time to the waiting list. As an example. I moved to Cornwall in October. I was placed on a waiting list for an NHS consultation locally for January. After that appointment I was referred for sedation, for which my consultation is in May. I will, after that appointment be placed on a waiting list for actual treatment. This is better than Lincolnshire who couldn't offer me treatment. So if we are generous, I'll have been waiting 6 months.

What can I do?
When the facial swelling is bad or the pain has had me in bed and in tears [not something pain brings on easily these days but it happens], I can get some antibiotics. When I am on these I can't drive, or do much. They make me feel very confused and if I'm alone I can get quite scared. But it's better than the fear of the pain never going away. I'm sure I don't have to let you know the reasons why antibiotics aren't amazing for you, but I'm on a course or so monthly, depending how bad things get.

- I've cut sugar, including fructose, from my diet. I do have 'treats' else I'd go crazy but I'm very careful. I don't eat much processed food etc. I likely consume less sugars than you do on average.
- I've cut my smoking by about half, and will continue to do so until I turn into an 'ex smoker'
- I've kept up with dental appointments.

In short, I can wait or I can go private.

So why not go private?

Ever watched TV and heard some Americans bemoaning their insurance for health care? That's cause it's so damn expensive to go private and the same applies over here. Just a consultation at a private dentists will set you back at least £100 [that's the cheapest I've found nationally on google]. Most places you are looking at £1000 PER IMPLANT, and that's not including being under general anaesthetic or sedation...

Why write this?
Firstly, so you know. You know why I'm not on long tours, you know why I won't do smiley stock photography, you know why I don't immediately devour that meal you cooked after we've worked all day, you know I excuse myself and go to bed early when you're hosting me.

I've also met a lot of people that haven't had so much as a filling, or if they have nothing more! And in fact, the requirement shocked them due to a lack of pain. Please don't underestimate toothache just because you don't/haven't suffered. These things are different for us all and I've been told to 'suck it up' a couple of times, it's not helpful. It doesn't take the pain away.

Secondly, I am hoping you might be able to help me.

How can you help?

I would like, in an ideal world, to do 1 - 4 shoots a month, totally dedicated to funding both my NHS work and possibly private work. Whilst the NHS can remove teeth, I'm running out of them rapidly and I need to look into investing in dentures, implant retained dentures or implants. And yes the NHS do dentures, but cost wise, I'm a way away from that. Sedation treatment isn't under your usual NHS brackets, it costs more. I want to try and speed things up a little, before I am totally bound to home and can't tour at all.

I've got 3 options:


One - You could book me. All you need to do is decide when, how long for and where, then pop it in an email to madamebink@googlemail.com under a title tooth related. I won't count your booking in my monthly budget of what I need to earn to stay alive, meaning 100% of it can be saved to help.

I have a range of tours/studio days etc planned already or I am happy to create a tour around your booking if you are a way away. I am still travelling all over the UK, so don't be shy about distance.

If you want to work with me on location then the best bet is to book one of my tours, I'm not really taking on much location work [to minimise risk of tooth ache mid tour a long way from home]. I'm running tours in:
Wiltshire - MAY
Lincolnshire - JUNE
Dartmoor - JULY
Lake District - SEPT
Cornwall - OCT

Two - You can buy an A4 print, any of my self portraits for £25. Simply email me a link to the image you would like to madamebink@googlemail.com. I have posted them at the bottom of my blog.

Three - As is made clear in the past options I am not asking for handouts, however, I few people have voiced their want to help without expecting shoot time etc in return. Email madamebink@googlemail.com if you'd like to part with £1 or more to help get my day to day and shoot life back on track.





THANK YOU FOR READING.


Love,
Binky xxx








Friday, April 3, 2015

March Highlights

March saw me on tour in Scotland and Somerset mainly... Hellllloooooo second home Scotland, old friends and new ones. Love working up there. It's the first place I toured as a full time model at 18 and I've made regular visits ever since! This trip was a lovely mix of people I have worked with numerous times as well as some new ones. Focusing mainly around Edinburgh but I did nip to Dundee too. My last shoot in fact, and from Dundee I drove to the Lake District to meet my partner and then we drove back to Cornwall. Long day. Little Major had a fab time meeting everyone too - thanks to all who welcomed him into their homes/studios.

All round I had a great trip and I'm loving the image I've seen so far... I'll show you in a moment...

The only hindrance was my car blowing up, and has been abandoned in Scotland. I need to go get it fixed so I can continue touring. If any one has been thinking about booking me, and hasn't, anywhere in the UK now would be an awesome time to get in touch, it would really help me.
I was only at home a couple of days before I headed off for a couple of jobs in Somerset, which aside from the insanely stormy weather I had to drive through to get there had no hiccups - hurrah! Thank you!

These shots taken by Brian Millar who was kind enough to host both Major and I for a day in his studio in Edinburgh. Brian is holding a workshop with myself as the model in September. If you'd like to come along contact one of us for more details....




Now a few from Jim in Dundee, somehow we'd managed not to work together before but I am very pleased we have now! Thanks for these shots Jim and for not minding my newly purchased banger sitting outside your place - it's died now by the way! ;) I really love the gentle lighting and the beautiful tones.







Another shoot in Scotland, just outside of Edinburgh is with husband and wife team 'Figure and Form'. I've been working with these two beauts for years now, they are friends and I always look forward to shooting with them at their fabby home studio. This shoot was no different, thanks guys! They've just launched their website, and I urge you to check it out! http://www.oldmansegallery.com/blog/



And now, whizzing to the other end of the country to Somerset! First up a couple from VicPics who kindly welcomed both myself and Major into his home for our shoot together... as usual Major sneaked in on a few shots ;)



Then we dashed off to Studio CC to work with Ghostlight! I LOVED the studio space, I'm going to arrange a studio day there later this year before I move north. If you'd be interested in booking an hour or two get in touch @ madamebink@googlemail.com :)  Ghostlight was fun to work with and we shot ALOT of sets in our time together, and I have never known so many images be put online so quickly - go Ghostlight! There's still a couple of sets to come but here are a few faves so far :)






IMPORTANT DATES - BOOK ME WITH NO TRAVEL COSTS:
- My Lincolnshire Tour Dates are out! These sell FAST. More info HERE. In a nut shell: me as your model, a bunch of locations and big discounts on my rates! Email me now to book your shoot madamebink@googlemail.com

- You can work with me in FRANCE soon! Awesome photography holiday CLICK HERE for details :)

- 9th May - Lion Works Studio Day, Eastbourne. Click the link to book!

- 23rd & 24th May Cottage Studio, click on each date to see remaining time slots and to contact the studio to book your place

BOOK ME WITH A DISCOUNT TO MY USUAL MODEL FEES:
- Click here for one idea
- Email me to join me on a Tour.... Some places left for:
  Lincolnshire
  Dartmoor
  Cornwall





MADAMEBINK@GOOGLEMAIL.COM




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February Highlights

The months not out yet and I still have a studio day to go along with a couple of other shoots but couldn't resist posting this blog now! This month has seen me up as far as Newcastle and as far south as Weston-Super-Mare... on the same tour ;) 886 miles [not inc the bloomin diversions...] and 3 shoots in 6 days, one of which was 2 days long... Here's my picture story from Falmouth to Newcastle and places in between! If you could help me pick out some favourites to add to my portfolios again, then that would be awesome! Thank you!

First up Bocote from our shoot together in Mayfield Studio, Newcastle. Make Up By Kristina. Nudes, lingerie and latex. I love diversity on a shoot, and to date Bocote and I had always worked on location, usually focusing on art nude, so it was great to create some different styles together. Very much looking forward to our shoot in Sept in the Lake District with THE most amazing line up ;)





Andy Green was my gracious host oop Norf and we had 3 days shooting together. Andy has an amazing live/work space [inc underfloor heating ladies!] and creates these elaborate sets for you to pose in. Very interesting shoots with Andy as I'm not usually around when people create sets so it was great to see this way of working. He also has the most amazing range of outfits and props! You'll never run out of things to shoot if you work with Andy :D Thanks also for your hospitality Andy!


Cape from Mother Earth, Louth

Corset by Lady Lucie




 My last stop was Weston-Super-Mare. I drove down the night before and had a wonderful catch up with the beautiful Anita De Bauch, who like me has relocated in the South West. She's in Somerset so everytime I am leaving/returning to Cornwall we try and meet up and this time was no different. If you want a pro model Anita is in easy reach of the South Coast, Bristol, Wales and Gloucestershire. Thanks for putting me up and letting me indulge in kitty cuddles my lovely!

My shoot in W-S-M was with two photographers, Porlus and Niall. We shot a range of latex, lingerie, portraits and fashion nude works. It was so much fun, a really lovely way to end my tour and completing the mammoth round trip back to my man and my pooch. Thank you for a great shoot you two! [Still can't believe I got the car out that space...]

This one by Nial

These by Porlus.




Lastly, I was reviewing old images that I have taken yesterday and beautiful Ivory Flame reminded me of this image I had never edited. Taken at the Pit and Pendulum last year with the camera on timer and balanced on a chair and Major having been convinced he didn't need to photo bomb every darn shot. I have a few more of these that I'll post another time...

When Flamer uploaded this to purpleport she called it 'Got my Back' with this caption 'With my art nude partner, the brilliant Madame Bink, from our first session at the awesome Pit Studio last year!' I couldn't give it a better name. This was taken whilst I was in the throws of confusion, trying to get a roof over my head, money in my pocket and dealing with heart ache. There for me every step of the way with a place to sleep, clothes for me to wear and endless love and encouragement to return to modeling full time and move forwards happily. Thank you for always for always being the one who's 'Got my Back'.

Also....

- If you'd like to join my mailing list for my newsletter [the next of which will be out this week] with exclusive first refusal on my travel plans as well as special offers on my rates then email madamebink@googlemail.com

- My Lincolnshire Tour Dates are out! These sell FAST. More info HERE. In a nut shell: me as your model, a bunch of locations and big discounts on my rates! Email me now to book your shoot madamebink@googlemail.com

- You can work with me in FRANCE soon! Awesome photography holiday CLICK HERE for details :)