Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I brought a few gifts for my binary entourage. As I was going through the random piles of six years of magazine clippings, I found quite a bit of decent imagery to scan and share. Not only that, I have a proverbial crapload of clippings and whatnots my international rubber friends were so kind to send me. I also bought a new and better scanner that is much faster than my old one!
Please click on the images to view the full-sized version. You will be re-directed to my flickr holding tank where you can also browse my photostream. Click on the button above the picture called "all sizes" then choose the size you want to view.
First up is an advert for Nars make up photographed by Guy Bourdin which features a touch of rubber mac and red lips drenched in rain. If you enjoy Helmut Newton, you will definately appreciate M. Bourdin.
Next is a random tearsheet from Zink magazine. By random I mean random: I have no idea what year or month it's from. By the way, what happend to Zink? I can't find a newsstand in the NYC area that carries it. Maybe I should "fuckingoogleit."
Last for today's episode, we have a dom flyer sent to me by a friend. Thanks, Gary!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Found! in the latest issue of New York magazine (January 5-12, 2009): a dynamic-liquid photo of the undersides of rubber wellies. Seems to me like editorial commercial vanilla photography is kicking editorial commercial fetish photography's ass.
Photo by Levi Brown. Wellies by Marc by Marc Jacobs. And before you shoot your rubbery mouths off on how expensive designer goods are, these foot condoms are only $28. Three cheers for Marc J.!
Click right heeeere to view a large size of the scan.
Shout out and thanks to Yellowbird for the book, which it probably durable enough for me to read in a rain storm.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Once I'm done editing-for-web the scans I made from the aforementioned Atomage mags, I will post them.
Ciao for now, rubberinos and rubberettes.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Check out Betty LaBamba's signature dress.
Now look at Marquis' homage.
P.S. Merry Go-Broke-Mas
P.P.S. Coming soon are scans from Atomage No.1 and Betty Blog obit for Bettie Page.
P.P.P.S. Kisses and love.
*and her corpse smells like roses and rubber.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Skin Two's death is not so surprising. Why spend $20 on a magazine when you can get the same content for free on the web? We all know that argument and we all can repeat different permutations of it ad nausium, ad infinium. Besides, Skin Two got really boring about three years ago. After issue 43 or so, the reek of korporate kulture in a shiny catsuit with product placement whip became too apparent--except for no. 50 but that was mostly because of the awesome cover. I already did my mourning long ago, relatively speaking. No ass-kissing obit here, but I'll still keep re-reading my favorite issues. Time to move on.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
PERFORMANCES: Joanna & Her Burning Angels - RE-PENETRATOR- LIVE! [ Re-Penetrator.com ] [ BurningAngels.com ]Mistress EVILyn & her Undead Schoolgirls
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Also, I've been getting requests about sharing my knowledge of making latex clothing. Yes, I do intend to share, but as the saying goes "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." What I'm saying is that I need something in return, not cash or shoes or clothing but something, that something being books. As a student and artist my funds are stretched rather thin. Receiving books I need--and want--would take some pressure off.
This is how it will go: I will write a tutorial blog post. If I receive a book or two, then I will write another one. If I receive nothing, then I will remove the post. The tutorials will alternate between basic crafting levels, intermediate and pro, and will include all aspects of the craft. My first tutorial will be a compendium of reference books and websites.
By the way, I do have latex sheeting available. Contact bettylabamba[at]hotmail for more info. Please note that if your email is just about general correspondence, it may take awhile for me to send a decent response. I failed basic correspondence in high school. Alas, I'm one of those people.