Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday's Shoot - Abby

Today is the sixth day of my nine day vacation. The first three days consisted of Mindee and I doing a small road trip and doing seven sets in the process (see blog: "Vacation Shoot - Mindee"). After a few days to sit back and relax I was back out with my camera today with another pair of pretty feet in front of me. This time, as was the case with Mindee, the feet belonged to a model who's spent lots of time in front of my camera in Abby.

It's been a number of months since Abby and I last got together to do new photos. She was long overdue and we were both looking forward to getting out for the day. Luckily the weather held out for us. Sadly, that hasn't been the case for most of my vacation. Rain, rain, and more rain has been the forecast and that looks to be the case in the days ahead as well.

I picked up Abby around noon and we were off to Delaware to a waterfront area I've used before in the past. The area features numerous spots to shoot all within walking distance from one another. I used a handful of them before, but there are so many other potential spots I could still use.

After our hour drive Abby and I got out so I could show her around the area. She remarked how pretty it was and I showed her the spots I had already used before. Even though I know none of you probably care if I reuse a location, or would even realize if I had, it's just something I try to avoid. It makes each set more unique to me.

Once we finished walking around for a few minutes we decided to do a set in the middle of this small floral garden. It features many large rocks and a small waterfall/fountain in the center. That waterfall is where we decided to begin.

You can see Abby's soles right through her flip flops.

In this set Abby wore a pair of purple see-through flip flops I had picked up about a week ago while buying props for Mindee's shoot. I couldn't pass them up as I knew someone would wear them eventually. Heck, the soles of the flip flops even read "Sole Mates" on them. How perfect?

Abby posed all over the rocks along the waterfall. I made sure to get in a number of shots where you could see her feet straight through those shoes too. Eventually, however, we decided to move to several large flat rocks by the river. There just wasn't an abundance of poses we could do by the falls.

While on these rocks Abby and I took a bunch of photos with her flip flops off before she slipped them back on again. Usually I have a model remove her shoes, rarely do I have her start bare and put them on. This might be the first time I had a model pull them off and then put them back on all in the same set.

When we finished up the set we returned to the car to cool off. I uploaded several photos I did of Abby to the site's Instagram (@SolesofSilk) account while she got dressed. She had brought a black and white swing dress and a pair of sandals she really wanted to wear. When she came out of the car, I was so glad she brought them. It looked great on her! And if you look close enough, the small pattern in the cloth are little handguns. Oh Abby, you're so gangster!

After we got back in the car, I drove a short distance back from the way we came to a waterfront area lined with seafood restaurants and shops. When we saw how thick the crowds became the farther north we went, we decided to stick to an area in the middle portion of the walkway. Even though we still some had people around, it was much easier to shoot without someone being directly over our shoulders the entire time. Well, someone was actually just over Abby's shoulder at one point, but more on that in a minute.

Abby showing off her little feet before our guest arrived.

Abby began the set looking over the river by the fencing - her feet adorned by her strappy, zipper sandals. I did a number of standing shots and then had her come over to one of the benches to pull off her sandals. It was time to see those wrinkled soles again.

We shot a handful of photos while Abby bared her feet once more. In the middle of shooting these shots, however, we stopped for a few seconds as a 20-something year old female came walking by - quite close to us too. She stood quite close, taking photos of the area with her cellphone. We just waited, figuring she was going to leave soon. She didn't.

At this point Abby and I should have kept on shooting, but we didn't. What happened next was one of the most blatant "Are you for real?" moments I think I've experienced during all of my shoots.

There was no way this female didn't see my camera and Abby posing for photos - not necessarily foot fetish photos, but photos nevertheless. We were even talking about poses out loud. Well, when this girl looked like she was about to leave, she made a turn and sat right down on the bench behind Abby. Seriously, she was only inches away. She could have sat on the bench beside her, or even the one behind her and over one. Hell, there was like 10 other benches within about 50 feet of where we were, but she wanted the one right in Abby's photos.

"Are you for real right now?" Abby said loud enough for her to hear.

"Looks like it," I said.

Now either this girl was purposely doing this, or she was one of these people so oblivious to the world that she didn't realize we were doing a photo shoot, oh, only a few inches behind her. I don't know. I really don't. All I do know is we sat there for five minutes and she didn't leave. Then it was 10 minutes. It was at that point Abby said to just shoot anyhow.

I raised my camera and wondered if this girl would now move. Nope. She stayed there. I began shooting again - in a way that you could barely see her. Being behind Abby I was able to hide her a bit. I'm sure parts of her stick out throughout this part of the set, however.

It wasn't until I raised my cellphone to take a photo for Instagram and Twitter (@SolesofSilk) that this girl finally got up to leave. I was seriously going to capture how this girl totally just sat down in our shoot. Oh well! With our guest now gone, we finished the shoot.

Getting in two sets with Abby today was fun times. I'm glad the weather held out for us and we both had the time to get in some new photos. These are also Abby's first ever photos featuring her new foot tattoos. And her nail polish... that was awesome! I got a good shot of it on Instagram if you want to check it out close up. All in all, just a fun, relaxing day!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - July 1, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Alice shows off her size 11 feet in a pair of socks adorned by black and white USA flags to honor the country for the Fourth of July (62 images)

Videos - Alice pulls off her black and white USA flag socks while enjoying a day on the waterfront (134 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Wallpapers) - 1 new wallpaper of Emerald has been added to the Wallpaper area of the Downloads section

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vacation Shoot - Mindee

The last three days have been full of fun times, roller coasters, and Mindee's super cute, size 8 feet. If you've been paying attention to the site's Instagram (@SolesofSilk) and Twitter (@SolesofSilk) accounts the last few days, then you've already seen samples from all of these awesome sets. If you haven't be sure to check those out! Now it's time to get into a little more detail about this fun little trip of ours transpired.

How the Trip Came About

A few months ago Mindee and I met up for the first time since she moved back home from Georgia. We caught up on life and so much more. Eventually we talked about the original plan for me to visit her down south and do a ton of photos. I made sure to tell her I still wanted to do a lot of photos of her and that maybe a little vacation was in order this summer. Mindee loved the idea, so for the last few months we've been tossing around ideas. 

What we ended up deciding on was a three day trip to Cedar Point, Ohio. With a long drive to and from our destination, we'd break it up with photo shoots along the way. In the weeks leading up to this trip, I found a bunch of locations we could use on Google Earth. We used quite a few of those locations, and others we did not.

Sunday, 7 a.m.

I told Mindee I'd pick her up bright and early on Sunday. I pulled up to her house at 7 a.m. and we loaded everything into the car. I was happy to see that the "bright" part of the bright and early had worked out. Sadly, rain would plague this entire trip, but we still pulled through with seven sets.

Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

As we approached what would end up being our first photo shoot location, I told Mindee it would be awesome if she did occasional dashboard photos of her feet during our trip. The first one came early in the morning and it didn't take long for people to see it and respond. Mindee was actually the one who was tending to the Soles of Silk Instagram while I drove. She loved reading your comments and seeing how many likes they got. She did this the entire trip.

Mindee wearing the Maryland flag with pride.

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Since we lucked out with the weather that morning I decided it would be wise to do an early stop for some photos. We pulled off the road into a small town that I've used several times before. We walked down to the canal and used one of the many small bridges as a backdrop. She pulled on her Maryland flag socks and hoodie and we were underway with our first set of the trip.

We flew through this set as it was still early and not that many people were out and about. Sometimes this canal district can be full of tourists and those out enjoying a walk. Only several people came by us getting in their morning walks and/or jogs, so it didn't really bother us. We finished up in about 45 minutes time.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Mindee and I made a quick breakfast stop and then were back on the road. I set the GPS to a small amusement park called Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania. I had went to Conneaut Lake last year with my brother on a small road trip, but the Blue Streak roller coaster ended up being down that day, so I never got to ride it. Since the park was on the way to Cedar Point, it was a stop I had planned on making from the start. We also thought we might be able to squeeze in a small shoot while in the area.

Sunday, 11 a.m.

While traveling Route 76 in Pennsylvania I saw the road sign for the town of Altoona. Altoona is home to another small amusement park named Lakemont Park. My brother and I also stopped at this park last year, so I asked Mindee if she wanted to go for a little bit. The park is home to the world's oldest roller coaster, Leap the Dips, so Mindee was certainly interested. I pulled off the exit, filled up the gas tank, and changed our GPS to Lakemont.

Mindee posed in front of the world's oldest roller coaster.

Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

We arrived at Lakemont and I left the camera in the car. We were only planning on hitting up several rides and getting back out on the road. What ended up happening, however, was the Leap the Dips was down for maintenance and the park was mostly empty.

After doing several other rides throughout the park, Mindee and I decided to try our luck with taking some photos before we left. I love having roller coasters in the background of my sets, but doing a full sized, regular set isn't always an option at an amusement park. We managed, however, and got in some great shots in front of two of their coasters.

Sunday, 12:30 p.m.

We left Lakemont Park and made a quick stop for lunch. From there, we were back on course for Conneaut Lake, our original destination.

Sunday, 4 p.m.

By time we arrived at Conneaut Lake Park, it had turned into a very gloomy, rainy day. We knew they were calling for rain and it finally arrived. Nevertheless, we went into the park and got in a couple of rides on the historic, Blue Streak roller coaster and I picked up a T-shirt. I was still happy in that I finally got to experience Blue Streak. Mindee loved that old rickety thing too!

With the weather so ho-hum, I decided against trying to do a shoot at the park or by the lake. Mindee was cold and I just knew the lighting would be terrible with such a dark sky. We hit up a couple more rides on Blue Streak and were on our way.

Sunday, 5:30 p.m.

Now that the weather was rainy I pretty much figured photo shoots were out for the rest of the evening. That's when I got the idea to hit up a third amusement park on the trip, another one my brother and I visited last year, Waldameer Park. It was only about an hour away too. I mentioned it to Mindee and she laughed. 

"Why not?" she said.

Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

When we arrived at Waldameer we found out the park would be closing early due to the weather and poor attendance. We had an hour and a half to ride whatever we could, so we grabbed a ride card and hit up all of their roller coasters real quick.

Sunday, 8:30 p.m.

After leaving Waldameer we made a late night dinner stop before making our way to Cedar Point. We still had two and a half hour ride ahead of us and by this time, we were both getting tired.

Sunday, 11 p.m.

Mindee and I pulled into Cedar Point and Mindee was in awe. It was her first visit to the park. We made our way back to the hotel and were glad we finally made it.

Sunday, 11:30 p.m.

After putting everything in our room we began chatting about the plans the following day. We had a pass that allowed us entry to the park an hour early. I was thinking about taking the camera in and trying to get photos of Mindee all around the park. I ended up deciding against it, however, as we barely were able to get them in Lakemont. I just didn't want the stress with this park being so popular and well attended.

What we agreed on, however, was going into the park early and just enjoying the day. After the park closed, or we decided we were done, we'd go back to the hotel and do several sets inside our room.

Monday, 9:00 a.m.

Following showers and a short walk to the gates, we entered the park. It was cloudy, but not raining. We hopped from coaster to coaster until about 2:30 p.m., after we stopped for lunch.

Monday, 2:30 p.m.

By this time the weather got quite chilly and it began to rain once again. Mindee came up with the idea to head back to the hotel for a bit. Instead of doing the shoots at night, we would use the next few hours to shoot our indoor sets and see if the rain subsided.

This is one of the most colorful sets I've ever shot.

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Once I was able to set up all my photo lamps and position how I wanted to shoot Mindee, we were underway. For this first indoor set, it would see Mindee wearing a colorful pair of unique stockings with equally colorful lollipops and sitting on top of a colorful bed as well. Color sure wasn't missing in this one! Our room was full of it.

Monday, 4:15 p.m.

We finished up what turned out to be a very large set with the stockings and lollipops and I waited for Mindee to change her nail polish color to a teal. I shot a short clip while she painted her nails for all the Instagram followers.

This idea of food in shoes was one I had for a while.

Monday, 4:30 p.m.

This next set was one that wouldn't take long to shoot, but the clean up afterward sure did. Days before our trip I had found some funnel cake mix at a Five Below store and a cheap pair of shoes. I thought it would be awesome for Mindee to pour the mix into the shoes and then put them on her feet. That's exactly what she did too! Talk about a mess.

Monday, 5:30 p.m.

We took the next half an hour after the set was done to clean up, not only Mindee, but the chair, table, and carpet below. I'm guessing it was the first time the hotel's towels were used to clean up funnel cake mix? Only a foot fetish photographer...

Monday, 6 p.m.

The rain had actually ended about 45 minutes before, but we were still shooting and cleaning up. Now that those two sets were done, however, it was time to go back into the park. We spent the rest of the night riding all the rides we didn't get to ride earlier and riding some of the other ones several times more.

Monday, 10:30 p.m.

After we returned to our hotel room, Mindee told me I owed her a foot rub from being on her feet all day. Who was I to argue? Mindee looked over her photos from the last two days and we planned out what we wanted to do for our trip back home.

I was able to get the coasters in the background from the beach.

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.

One of the sets I really wanted to do, especially since we didn't shoot inside the park itself, was out on the beaches at Cedar Point. It would allow me to get in some of their coasters in the background while shooting Mindee's first ever beach set.

We walked down the beach and took a bunch of photos as the park's early visitors enjoyed the rides, leaving the beaches empty. This turned out to be yet another colorful set!

Tuesday, 11 a.m.

Mindee and I checked out of our hotel and made a quick lunch stop. Cleveland was our next destination as it was only an hour away. I also had a plan for a certain football themed set I wanted to shoot - one that I was only able to shoot half of, but more on that later.

Our first shoot on our final day of our trip.

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.

While checking out Google Earth prior to our trip I decided the waterfront area of Cleveland, by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was a perfect spot for some photos. I was in this area about six years ago, so I was already slightly familiar with it. Mindee liked it too when I showed off some photos of the area to her in the days leading up to our trip.

We weren't exactly sure where we'd shoot our first set, but found Voinovich Bicentennial Park to be less crowded than the areas closer to the Hall of Fame. I positioned Mindee with the Steamship William G. Mather behind her and thought it looked great. With that, she stuck out her feet and we were underway for our sixth set of the trip.

Our daring football themed set in Cleveland.

Tuesday, 2 p.m.

We returned to the car for Mindee to get changed for our next set - one I was slightly worried about shooting. Mindee emerged from the car wearing her Ravens shirt and flip flops. We then made our way to the Cleveland Brown's stadium for our next set.

This was supposed to be the first of two football themed sets in front of a division rival's stadium. I was only going to do a handful of photos here, but due to some concerns about the weather in Pittsburgh later in the day, I decided to shoot an entire set here just in case.

My fear of someone harassing us over Mindee's attire ended up not being warranted. I mean, I guess I can understand though. The original Browns did move to Baltimore in 1996 and become the Ravens.

Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Although the weather was great, I decided it was time to head to Pittsburgh for our remaining sets. I wanted to do the sister set to the one we just finished - this time in front of the Steelers stadium. In the long run, it would have been better to have stayed in Cleveland and do another set or two.

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

By time we pulled into Pittsburgh our outlook on any more photos was bleak. It had rained most of the drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh. Even so, we parked and made our way down by the Pittsburgh waterfront. There were a handful of locations I really liked around here, other than the stadium, and was sad I might not be able to use any of them.

Tuesday, 6 p.m.

With the rain still overhead Mindee and I decided to eat at a Tilted Kilt restaurant before getting on the road to head home. Maybe we'll get back one day for some of these locations.

Tuesday, 11:30 p.m.

After our long drive, which was full of rain and an hour long traffic jam leaving Pittsburgh, we were finally home. I dropped off Mindee and thanked her for an awesome trip. She was super tired, as was I. We said our goodbyes and I got in my car to drive to my house. 

The Day Following Our Trip

So here I am today recounting all of this. What is probably lost in this quick journal of events was just how much fun I had shooting over 520 photos of Mindee for Soles of Silk. Although I've said it numerous times in the past, I'll say it yet again - I never get tired of having Mindee in front of my camera. She really is a sweetheart and has fun doing each and every set. 

With the shoots we did over this three day span, Mindee will have over 3,000 photos on the site once they're all published. That being said, Mindee and I are still planning on getting in at least three more sets this summer. We wanted to get in 10 on this trip, but only got in seven. Looks like I have more camera time to look forward to with those pretty size 8 feet!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

So Glad Cierra is Back!

Cierra's big return set on Soles of Silk was published this week.

I did something this week that I've done numerous times since I opened Soles of Silk. When I did it this time, however, it felt just a little bit different - a little more... special!

If you haven't been to the site since the Wednesday, June 24 update, or haven't been frequenting the site's Twitter (@SolesofSilk) or Instagram (@SolesofSilk), then you might not have heard the amazing news. Cierra is back!

Although it was a week and a half ago when I shot three amazing solo sets of Cierra and then an impromptu set of her with Mindee, actually adding her set the site this week made it feel real! For far too long one of my site's most dependable, fun loving, and in all honesty, cutest models, has been absent. During that entire span, you wouldn't believe how many emails, forum posts, tweets, or Instagram comments I had asking about her whereabouts. And although I won't go into all the reasons why she's missed all this time, let's just say, she had a lot on her plate!

With Cierra's return I wanted to mark the occasion and dedicate a blog to her and all that she's done for the site since 2004. Sometimes you just have to commend someone for a job well done. This just feels extra special because I consider her a friend and someone, like I said above, has gone though a lot recently. This one is for you Cierra. You deserve it and I'm so glad to have you back!

One of the original three sets I shot of Cierra before Soles of Silk was online.

Back Before there was a Soles of Silk

In 2004 I decided it was time to get back to doing something I loved a few years prior - running a foot fetish website. I used to have a free site named, The 10 Little Piggies, as many of you know. Well, when I set off to start this adventure that is still going 11 years later, Cierra was one of the first to agree to be a part of it. She was barely old enough to pose at the time and our first shoots were super simple.

Cierra and I went to a waterfront park and we did a set on a Jetty (Sample 01 / Sample 02), an old Wooden Bridge (Sample 01 / Sample 02), and then we finished up on a Picnic Table (Sample 01 / Sample 02). Cierra wore the same outfit in all three sets because I never even told her to bring a change of clothes - like I do now. Things were much simpler then, that's for sure.

Cierra had a very "teasing" feature set on Wu's Feet Links in 2009.

The Next Few Years

Cierra would go on to do a few more sets right after the site debuted, but once 2006 came around, she became a regular in front of my camera. Except for Madison, who was the site's most photographed model for the longest time, Cierra would was always one of my most dependable over those early years. Eventually Madison dropped off, but Cierra never did. Not yet...

As the years went by Cierra and I would go on to shoot so many amazing sets for the site. She had plenty memorable solo sets as well as team-ups with Mindee, Kimmie, and Jessie. Then in 2009 she did the Wu's Feet Links Feature set titled, "Foot & Size Tease." Although Cierra was already popular at the time, that feature set introduced her to many new fans and they never had to wait long to see more of her either.

From 2004-10 Cierra would pose for 33 sets and become the first model to join the 2K Club (2,000 photos). It took me until July 18 of 2012, however, to get them all online. Once I noticed that Cierra was becoming busy with life and not shooting as much, I began to publish the sets at a slower pace. I never had a problem putting her up on a regular basis before then because I always knew another shoot was right around the corner. After 2010, that wasn't the case.

Even with Cierra's absence, she'd remain the site's most photographed model until Mindee passed her in 2014. Cierra is still the site's second most photographed model and along with Mindee, make up the only two models in the 2K Club at this time.

Although Cierra's photo count slowly began to slow down after 2010, there is no denying everything she had ever done to that point was top notch. At the end of 2014, in celebration of the site's 10 year anniversary, I did a series of blogs, here on the Soles of Silk Blog, naming my favorite sets from each year the site has been online. Cierra was featured often throughout the series. Here is a break down:

Cierra was even able to pose with Mindee for her big return.

Cierra's Big Return

So here we are in June of 2015, a few weeks after my birthday and talk about a present! I was finally able to get Cierra back in front of the camera after her five year hiatus. She was just as eager to return, saying as much in the Return to Soles of Silk interview that was also published this week.

"Do you realize how happy I am to return?" she said. "I can't believe it's been five years! It's shocking to me, but I'm so happy to be back. I've been keeping you and all my fans waiting too long!"

Cierra also had this to say when it comes to wanting to take her title back as the site's most photographed model: "Psh! I'm in it to win it," she said. "[Mindee] has nothing on me. Ha! I'm determined to regain the top spot."

It's a good thing those two are friends, huh? In all seriousness, they really are. They just like trash talking each other like many friends do. That friendship is how they ended up posing together as part of Cierra's return. If you didn't get to check out the shoot blogs talking about how that amazing day went, be sure to check them out by clicking the links below:

One of the few selfies I've EVER taken! Can you blame me?

Now that Cierra is Back

Writing this blog, I still feel like I'm not expressing just how important Cierra has been to Soles of Silk over the years. I could go on and on about every single set she's done, but I've described each and every one of them on the site. If you want to see all the fun times we've had together for Soles of Silk, be sure to go through her galleries and read all the set descriptions. I can't do them all justice here.

All that being said, I want to close this out by addressing Cierra directly. Cierra, you've been nothing but amazing to me over the entire course of Soles of Silk's time online. I'm so glad you trusted me back in 2004 when you agreed to partake in what started out as a much smaller project, but has grown into what it is today. That success can be attributed to amazing models like yourself. 

I'm overjoyed that you're still posing for me and I've missed you dearly over the last five years. Thanks for finding the time in your busy life for these new sets and I hope we're able to find time on a regular basis to shoot many more!

Plus... Now that you reaquainted me with those super sweaty soles, and I'm talking "dripping wet" (your words), you know I'm going to be hooked! Don't keep you biggest fan waiting!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Soles of Silk Update - June 24, 2015

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Cierra is back and her sweaty feet are glistening in the sun as she sticks some extra long licorice between her toes at the playground (61 images)

Videos - Kaycee found some squishy blue balls and what else would she do with them besides squish them, of course (129 MB - 1080p HD)

Interviews - 1 new Return to Soles of Silk interview with Cierra has been added to the Interviews section

Interviews (Wu's Feet Links) - 1 new interview with Goddess Brianna has been added to the Wu's Feet Links Interviews Blog |Read Interview| *explicit

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