October 27, 2004

Nude on the Roof, and Her Missing Digit.


I photographed a naked girl on my roof yesterday evening.

One of the SuicideGirls, Twwly (it's a Welsh name, pronounced Tuley), wrote me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I might be persuaded to take a shot at shooting naked pictures of her for the site. I'm better at photographing buildings and random objects than people, but I said yes.

Why not? My friend Kelly Sue has done a little writing for girlie magazines, and she gets to put "smut peddler" on her business card. Who wouldn't want that?!

And it was a delightful experience. The photos look great, too--we shot near sunset time, on my roof--the gorgeous evening light did most of my work for me. Let's hope the SuicideGirls bosses accept and publish it.

Twwly has the most extreme body modification I've ever encountered: she had her left ring finger chopped off at the knuckle. On a kitchen table. With a hammer and chisel.

Still--she's a charming Canadian lass. And after I shot naked pictures of her, and she told me gory tales of digit loss, we went downstairs, and she gave me a quick tutorial on how to use Photoshop.

Posted by Mike at October 27, 2004 06:51 PM

in all seriousness, what is the rationale toward the aesthetic benefit of losing half a digit? i'm sure she had a reason...

Posted by: rob from colorado at October 27, 2004 07:36 PM

Sounds like an excellent way to get around a wedding ceremony maybe? Or maybe she's yakuza? Is her last name Van Gogh?

Regardless, word to all charming Canadian lasses, especially naked ones on the roof.

Posted by: dave at October 27, 2004 07:45 PM

goddamn you have the coolest stories. my blog is stuff like "man it sucks that i'm single." and "this guy in the cubicle next to me is pissing me off by drumming inconsistent and horrible beats on his desk."

i love your entries man!

Posted by: james the s at October 27, 2004 09:11 PM

coming from art school...photographing naked people is fun...with or without ten fingers (that must have been grotesquely painful...)

if you ever want more help on photoshop, let me know...its more or less what i do all day...

Posted by: nicole at October 28, 2004 08:50 AM

Mike, thanks for the link to suicidegirls, those chicks are beautiful! My S.O keeps those naked pics of me in a 'special box' in the closet, perhaps he should add them to his website. My future tattoo will be poetic, but I need longer arms, 'cause the quotes I really want are very long and very sexy ("i like my body when it is with your body, it is so quite new a thing, muscles better and nerves more").

Posted by: Deb at October 28, 2004 10:30 AM


apparently there is much more on the self mutilation subject than self amputation
i wonder why?

Posted by: oddly enough at October 28, 2004 11:05 AM

Funny you should mention Sucide Girls. Slashdot.org is linknig to a story about how Nintendo is sueing SG because a user listed Metroid and Zelda in their profile. I'm not making this up: http://www.boingboing.net/2004/10/27/nintendo_lawyergram_.html

Posted by: Mother Brain at October 28, 2004 11:06 AM

Donde esta los digits du DJ Twwly?

Posted by: sean at October 28, 2004 04:46 PM

ee cummings has lots of long sexy quotes...

Posted by: nicole at October 28, 2004 05:40 PM

The Suicide Girls are all those hot chicks in the Probot "Shake your blood" video. A fine lot of lasses they are, most fine.

Posted by: Mike at October 28, 2004 08:25 PM

She "gave you a quick tutorial on photoshop," indeed. Doughty totally got some. Rock.

Posted by: Ken at October 28, 2004 10:58 PM