Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Meeting Jacklyn Lick

I was lucky enough to photograph the beautiful, Jacklyn Lick for Soles of Silk.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Well, I've managed to do it again. Last weekend I met another one of the Web's most popular foot models in Jacklyn Lick. I can remember my first adventures with foot fetish sites on the Internet and finding Jacklyn's sites Jacklyn Lick and Foot-Goddess. Now, all these years later I finally got the chance to photograph one of the first girls whose feet I can remember admiring online. And they're even better in person!

Several weeks ago I had been looking at Jacklyn's travel schedule and saw that she'd be coming through this area. I e-mailed her, asking if she'd be interested in posing for me. Luckily, she was more than willing and we set a date — that date being last Sunday.

Getting up Sunday I made sure all my equipment was ready to go. I didn't want any dead batteries or filled memory cards getting in my way of taking photos of Jacklyn and her cute little size 5 feet! Packing the equipment into my car, I made the two hour drive to her place.

Arriving right when I was supposed to (damn traffic), we made our introductions and had no problem getting into some small talk. Jacklyn is a really easy going person and you can talk to her about anything from her sites to her favorite show, "Charmed." Well, I couldn't because I have never watched it.

We ended up doing three photo sets on the day and all three show off her amazing soles throughout. I really went wild with sole photos because that is what I remembered loving about the I came across all those years ago. But one thing I was surprised about was how wrinkled her soles become when she scrunches her toes. I guess I had never seen a photo of her scrunching, but I made to take as many as I could for all of you.

With our time drawing to a close I was able to give Jacklyn a nice relaxing foot massage as she worked on catching up on some e-mails. I never really knew how small her feet were until I had them in my hands. I had told her I thought she was about a size 7, but was taken back when she told me she was a size 5.

After the massage I packed up all my lighting equipment and headed back down the East Coast to Baltimore. I found on the trip home that I can't stand toll booths, but I won't waste space complaining about that here. Plus, photographing and massaging Jacklyn's feet made that worthwhile.

Now, Jacklyn isn't the first "famous" foot model that I've had the pleasure of meeting. Years ago when running The 10 Little Piggies I was able to meet and photograph Janet Mason of Janet's Foot Tease. And last year, while still in the planning stages for this site I was able to meet the lovely Lisa Tyler of Forever Feet. But even still, meeting each of these ladies is always an exciting prospect.

One thing I am always concerned with is how these girls will be in person. To my surprise, each and every one of them has been so nice and easy to get along with. I am sure people often wonder how these "famous" girls are in real life. I know I have.

Be sure to check back next week to see Jacklyn's debut set where she pulls off a pair of strappy shoes at the table and puts on one heck of a sole show!



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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

A Public Display

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Have you ever noticed how many photographers for foot fetish sites use places like a park or marina as the backdrop for their photos? As of this update, the contributors featured here on Soles of Silk have nine sets (both of Steph's sets counted as one) that were done outdoors. And the Soles of Silk sole mates have so far combined for 17 published outdoor sets. I say published because there are a number of shoots that are awaiting your eyes for the future.

So this begs the question, "Have you ever seen someone outdoors taking foot photos?"


One of several sets I shot of Layla in Baltimore's Fells Point.

In my day I have done dozens of outdoor photo shoots and quite a few of them were not in what you would call a secluded spot. Just last weekend I was in Baltimore's Fells Point taking photos of next week's newest sole mate, Layla. For those of you who aren't familiar with Baltimore, Fells Point is one of the oldest areas of the city. It is rich in maritime history and is one of the hottest spots for nightlife in the city with countless bars and shops. But during the day, which is when we did the shoot, it isn't uncommon to find a festival or fair of some sort going on. That was the case the day that I met up with Layla for the first time.

Layla and I ended up doing a number of shoots in different locations around Fells Point and were passed by lots of people. Some people would pay you no mind. After all, this is the city and you get a wide array of people. But for the most part, people were checking us out as they walked by or sat on a nearby bench. I've grown quite accustomed to the glares. The only time I really stop is if they're in the way or if they're young kids.

Being out at Fells Point for three hours with Layla only one person had a foot related comment. A biker-looking guy told me to, "Photograph that dirty foot" as he passed me taking a close up of Layla's dirty sole. I just looked up at her said, "There's always one!"


Shooting this set in public drew the ire of a nearby woman playing tennis with her husband.

In reality, however, most people keep their mouths shut. The only time someone was offended at the foot photos I was taking was during the set that was posted this week with Carmen, CheriKimmie, and Kellie playing dodgeball. Without repeating what I wrote entirely on that page, I'll just say that a woman thought what the girls and I were doing was "disgusting" and she "couldn't believe it." Whatever lady!

So, since foot fetishism is the most popular fetish out there and being most people don't bother to comment, does that mean that most people don't care or maybe even think it is neat? Probably not. But you do have to ask yourself, "I wonder how many fetishists sat there watching?" There was a restaurant with outdoor seating close by where Layla and I were shooting at one point last weekend. I can only imagine if I was on a date at that restaurant with some of my past girlfriends and saw someone else taking photos of Layla out there. I probably would have been smacked for watching.

It's hard to tell what all those who pass me and any of my models by during a shoot, but I still wonder, how many foot people out there enjoy the free show?



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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

New Sole Mates for June

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Here we are on the first day of June. My birthday is on June 2 and I'm getting to celebrate all month long with new models. Check out what's coming up here in the next few weeks.



June 8 - Part 1: This update will bring two new sole mates to the site. The first is Chloe, who is another personal friend of mine. Chloe has a cute pair of size 8.5's and has enjoyed having them massaged by me a number of times. You're going to love her soles and playful toes.



June 8 - Part 2: Also coming on this update is Chloe's good friend, Meagan. Meagan's little size 6.5 feet are going to impress for sure. Chloe told Meagan about this site and as soon as she saw it, she wanted to pose for us. According to Meagan, she loves the camera.



June 15: Soles of Silk gets a new sole mate named Cheri with a pair of tiny size 4.5 feet. And guess what, she's Indian. Not only will you see her, but she'll be flanked in her debut by Kimmie, Kellie and Carmen in a cute four girl set! A must see for sure!



June 22: A very sexy Layla, an experienced model, but new to foot modeling, will be joining us. According to Layla, she loves foot rubs and thinks foot fetishes are great. She also says she's very ticklish on her feet! Perhaps something with tickling will be in order?



June 29: We end the month with a lick, a Jacklyn Lick to be exact. Many of you know her from her site Foot Goddess, but she'll be showing off her sexy feet for all of us here on Soles of Silk on June 29. Just like with Lisa Tyler, I like to occasionally meet up with some of the foot world's celebrities combining their feet and modeling with my photography style. I am highly anticipating this meeting.



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