Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Soles of Silk Update - February 1, 2017

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Rein sits on a silver bench at the park and shows you her little feet on a very hot afternoon (62 images)

Videos - Mindee's feet are a little damp after a short drizzle, so she kicks off her bright pink flip flops and wipes her feet clean (137 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - 3 new avatars of Lisa Tyler, Jordana, and Madison have been added to the Stockings Series avatars page in the Downloads area

Contest - The Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest: 2016 Edition is underway. Win free membership time. Deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2017. Contest open to members and non-members alike. (132 MB - 1080p HD)

Weekly Teaser - The February 1st tile of Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature has been revealed. Check out the blog "Weekly Teaser - Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature" to follow the ongoing reveal.

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Get Your Contest Entries in by Saturday

Just a quick reminder to everyone, you have until the end of this Saturday to get in your entries for the Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest - 2016 Edition. Be sure to get your answers in so you can be eligible to win up to four months of membership time.

A few weeks ago I blogged about how people were doing quite well with the answers to this year's contest. That's still the case, but influx of entries slowed way down. With numerous prizes being given, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Heck, even if you pull out a score worth one of the one month membership prizes, that's a month's worth of pretty bare feet for you to enjoy! 

If you're already a member of the site, these contests are a no brainer! You have access to every bit of information you need to answer each and every question. These contests are always open to you and your membership time will be extended, or made free, for the duration of your prizes. You really should give it a go!

I hope to see all of your entries come in soon. I should be able to have all the grading done on Sunday, with winners announced afterward. Good luck!

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Monday, January 30, 2017

We're All Friends Here

Mindee and Kelsey are two very close friends of mine.

On Jan. 25, 2017 I published a multi-model set to the site that I had been wanting to share for some time. It was shot during a week of vacation back in July 2016, during the "Hot Feet Week: 2016 Edition," Part 3 to be exact. The set featured none other than Mindee and Kelsey in their first ever pairing.

As has been the case with many sets I've shot in the past, this was one that I knew people would love once it was finally published to the site. I've been wanting to use it for an update numerous times since I shot it back in July, but I held off. I had other sets of both models I wanted to publish first - sets I had also been sitting on for some time. Last week, however, it was time to get this memorable set onto the site and share it with all of you. It truly is a set I just adore.

Now, some of you might be asking, "Patrick, you've done numerous multi-models sets in the past. Why is this one so 'memorable' to you?

Well, let me explain, but first a little journey down memory lane to when these two ladies made their debuts.

Mindee debuted, along with seven other models, when Soles of Silk went live, on Dec. 29, 2004 (see image 1 below). Many of you know the story by now. She told me she'd only do it if, "I really needed someone to shoot." Naturally I told her that I did. I've always found Mindee to be attractive and we've always gotten along quite well. I figured she was just camera shy and I also didn't buy into any of her claims that her feet were ugly. Sitting at 4,246 photos as of this blog, you all know that sure isn't the case! 

Kelsey made her debut one year, one month, and three days after the site launched on Feb. 1, 2006 (see image 2 above). Kelsey was only 16 back in December 2004, so she wasn't even eligible to shoot. As her 18th birthday drew near, however, I asked her if she'd like to shoot. I had seen her feet a number of times in flip flops and loved her plump little toes. Thankfully she said yes, knowing that a number of her other friends, including Mindee, had been shooting for me and what we were shooting

Kelsey wasted no time in making her debut. She shot the day after her 18th birthday and would have done it on her birthday if she didn't already have plans. It's okay though, we celebrated by having her smash a colorful cake under her soft soles. What a way to debut, huh? She'd then go on to shoot a couple more sets while still in high school.

So between these two girls, there are 23 years of modeling experience for Soles of Silk. Friendship-wise, however, there are even more years. That's what made this set so special. I got to spend a day with two women who I adore, always have a great time with, who have fun with my fetish, and have a blast shooting each and every set they do. There is only one other model on the site who I can even put into this same category and that is Abby, for obvious reasons.

This doesn't mean that of the 93 models I've shot for the site that the others aren't my friends. Quite the contrary since most have been just that. It's just that none of them have been my friends for as long, or they're just not as close. Some were, for a time, like Madison and Carmen, but life is life and things changed over time.

I guess the next thing some of you might be wondering is, "Why did it take so long for you to shoot them together then?"

Without going into too much details here, both of these ladies did move out of state for a time, but that's not the main reason. It's just, once again, life. Our schedules don't always match up and when you have three people's schedules you're trying to match, it can get even harder. Add in juggling all the other shoots I do with the other models and it just honestly never happened.

Back in 2011 Mindee even floated the idea in her Modeling Interview when I asked her if there are any Soles of Silk models she'd like to shoot with. Her response, "Kelsey comes to mind because I would be comfortable and it would be fun."

That prediction turned out to be spot on, just five years later. 

I met up with Mindee and Kelsey at a recreation center on that amazing day. I had brought some bright colored neon socks along for the girls to use in the set. Since it was hot, I figured I should also increase my chance of having their feet sweaty. That alone would make more a memorable day.

Luckily for me, both girls had clothing that matched some of the socks that I had brought, so my idea worked out perfectly. We found a spot to shoot and the girls sat their with their socks on, ready to go.

I couldn't wait to finally see Mindee's and Kelsey's feet next to each other.

What happened from that point on was one of easiest shoots I've done in some time, especially when it comes to a multi-model sets. Usually those are much harder to shoot. You have to have poses in mind that show more than one model, or you have to find ways for them to interact with each other. Sometimes, I just stand there thinking of something for the models to do.

With this set, however, I didn't have to do any of that. These two just started doing stuff and put on a show that I just photographed. Sure, from time to time I mentioned something I was looking for, but these ladies have shot so many sets, so they just knew what to do. The entire time I shot this set I knew I had something special on my hands. Later I'd have something special in my hands too, but more on that in a bit.

Not only did this set work out so easily, it was just so relaxed and casual. You could plainly tell that we're all friends and know each other so well. The girls had their girl talk and spent some time catching up with one another. At times I was almost an afterthought, which can happen when you shoot friends. Still, these two didn't forget what they were there to do and just kept on coming up with pose after pose.

From time to time, I naturally reached out to give these two some foot rub time. It's a pretty safe bet to say that the both of them have probably received more foot rubs from me than any other females in my lifetime. It felt only natural to give them a duel massage. They, of course, had some cute remarks for me. They always do when shooting solo, so I shouldn't have expected anything less. Having them both together though, it was on! I just kept rubbing and happily accepted my fate at their feet. They even goofed on me when I handed them my phone for the photo found below. I loved every minute of it too.

The only negative to come out of shooting this set was the fact that I only wish I had done this pairing sooner. Had I done that, I would have really forced the issue to do it on a regular basis from that point forward. That's what I intend to do now. Good things come to those who wait, they say. Well, it sure did in this case and I don't want to wait anymore to make it happen again.

I hope you also enjoyed this model pairing as much as I did. Naturally, the friendship connection for me was a big component, but it turned out to be a great set visually as well. Those soles being side-by-side-by-side-by-side sure does make for a memorable moment - one that I promise you will be seeing again!

I loved getting these two together and aim to make it a regular thing moving forward.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Soles of Silk Update - January 25, 2017

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Mindee & Kelsey, a pairing so many years in the making, tug off each other's neon colored socks on a very hot day to reveal their moist soles and sweaty toes (82 images)

Videos - Rilynn is up early and is going to enjoy a day at the park, but first, she pulls off her shoes and socks to get a bit more comfortable (141 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - The Stocking Series avatars page has been added to the Downloads area

Downloads (Avatars) - 6 new avatars of Madison, Lauryn, Cierra, Kellie, Lexi, and Sue Lovely have been added to the Stocking Series avatars page in the Downloads area

Contest - The Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest: 2016 Edition is underway. Win free membership time. Deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2017. Contest open to members and non-members alike. (132 MB - 1080p HD)

Weekly Teaser - The January 25th tile of Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature has been revealed. Check out the blog "Weekly Teaser - Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature" to follow the ongoing reveal.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Soles of Silk Update - January 18, 2017

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Felicia takes two buckets of water balloons down to the beach pops them with her feet as they get all pruned up in the process (81 images)

Videos - Reagan shows off her little feet right after a rain storm passed through the park (147 MB - 1080p HD)

Columns (Wu's Feet Links) - 1 new column titled, "Confidence Leads to Comfort," has been added to the Wu's Feet Links Columns Blog

Contest - The Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest: 2016 Edition is underway. Win free membership time. Deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2017. Contest open to members and non-members alike. (132 MB - 1080p HD)

Weekly Teaser - The January 18th tile of Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature has been revealed. Check out the blog "Weekly Teaser - Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature" to follow the ongoing reveal.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Would Love to Shoot #14 - Natalie, Karolinka, & Saya Song

There are so many wonderful models online these days who do some amazing work in the foot fetish genre. Some of those models own and operate their own foot fetish sites, while others work with countless producers, doing all kinds of kinks including foot fetishism. This blog series was created to shine a spotlight on these models - to give them the credit they deserve and to maybe send a few new fans their way.

Now, in the past I have been lucky enough to talk to and meet with some of the models who have been featured on previous installments. The inclusion of the models in this series does not, however, mean that any plans have been made. In some cases I haven't really even talked to the model showcased. It doesn't mean that I don't enjoy their work though. This is more of a fanboy series, if you will - a way for me to say, "Hey, check this woman and her work out." So, now onto the 14th installment of the Would Love to Shoot series:

Foot Goddess Natalie
Twitter: @FootGoddessNat

Foot Goddess Natalie is someone I've talked to a number of times. We communicated a few times on the Wu's Feet Links Forum early on. Eventually I would get to know her a little more when I interviewed her for the Wu's Feet Links Interviews Blog. Her May 2016 Interview is among the most viewed, along with the next model found below. With her large popularity, I've also come to rely on her as a regular feature model, also for Wu's Feet Links.

While I have never attempted to make plans with Natalie for a shoot, I did playfully ask how much I would be loving the experience to do so in her interview. Her response, "Patrick, my soles and I are even better in person. Shooting me would be one of your most loved experiences ever... if you could even stay focused."

Well, naturally I'd love to find out if that would be true. I'm sure it would be and I'd be right back here on my blog telling everyone all about it. Could it happen? Who knows? I just know it would be really neat to meet someone like Natalie after all this time. I know we could combine our talents into something all of my site's members would love!

Twitter: @KarolinkaFF

I also met Karolinka through the Wu's Feet Links Forum. She has always exuded this fun loving appeal in her photos, even the more adult ones, that I just adore. Keeping my site more on the PG/PG-13 side of things, that is one thing she could still bring to my photography that would make every set we'd do memorable.

I am sure to tell Karolinka how much I enjoy her work regularly on the forum. When I got to interview her for Wu's Feet Links, I finally got the chance to learn a little more about her. Her October 2015 Interview is also one of the most viewed on the site. Even her replies to my questions showed just how much fun she has doing all this foot fetish content for everyone. Karolinka has also even agreed to do help me with a future column for the Wu's Feet Links Columns Blog this year. The theme will be more adult in nature, but she was one of the first people I thought of for it.

I really believe shooting photos of Karolinka would be something I'd never forget. Sadly, with her residing in the Netherlands and me in the United States, I have to believe that this will just always be just a dream. Or would that be a wet dream?

Saya Song
Twitter: @xoKittySaya
Website: SweetSaya.com

Of the three women featured on this installment of my Would Love to Shoot series, Saya Song is the one who I've had the least interaction with. Even though that is true, it surely doesn't make me any less of a fan. I just love her look and attitude in the work of hers that I've seen. Plus, everyone knows how much of a soft spot I have for Asian women, so I naturally was going to check her out upon finding her on Twitter.

Saya's work runs a wide gamut and isn't just limited to foot fetish content. While I also enjoy a lot of her non-foot fetish stuff she does, her foot fetish work sure is great! And man... her feet are so damn cute! If I ever found myself lucky enough to have them in front of my camera, I would be shooting every photo knowing that I was going to have an amazing set that people would love. Add in her fun loving, and sometimes even demanding nature, and I'm sure we could come up with all kinds of great themes for sets.

I fully recommend that you check out Saya's work. Perhaps I should see how she'd feel about also being in a Wu's Feet Links interview sometime in the future? I'd love to have the chance to learn a little more about her!

* The majority of the photography seen in this blog series does not come from Soles of Silk. Please see the watermarks on the photos themselves for the ownership of each picture as some of the models have posed for many sites.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

@SolesofSilk Reaches 18K Followers on Instagram

It was only six months ago I was writing a blog about reaching 14,000 followers on the Soles of Silk Instagram page (@SolesofSilk). I was so surprised to see the account grow so much at that point, but it's only grown more and more since that time.

At the end of last week I was watching the follower count on Instagram sit on 17.9K for several days. I was excited waiting to see it switch over to 18K. I even sent Mindee and Alice a screenshot of the follower count and they were both wanting to see it increase. I then posted a few random photos of Mindee and Kelsey just to engage people, along with the standard update fair I do on a weekly basis.

In the grand scheme of things, I'm not a follower slut, but reaching the 18K mark was still a badge of honor. I've never done a paid ad, or begged people for follows. I just do what I do and hope you all enjoy it. The fact that so many people want to follow the site and see all the models, makes me very proud. Soles of Silk has always been a hobby first, and a job second. If I didn't enjoy this, I wouldn't do it.

I just want to take a minute before I close this out and say thank you to all of you who follow Soles of Silk on Instagram, as well as other outlets like Twitter (@SolesofSilk), and here on Blogger, naturally. I look forward to seeing you all and reading your comments on social media. Until then, enjoy all the pretty feet brought to you each and every post from Soles of Silk! I even went and stuck two of the prettiest feet, belonging to two of my best female friends, above in a new social media ad for the site. This set will ultimately be published on the January 25 update, which you won't want to miss. Of course, you'll know when it goes up when I post the updates to social media!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Soles of Silk Update - January 11, 2017

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Alice's legs and feet are encased in a pair of black/nude Cuban heel pantyhose, which seh proudly displays for us while looking super stunning in her black attire (70 images)

Videos - Mindee & Kelsey have a fun time pulling each other's bright colored socks from their warm feet before giving you a sole show like no other (144 MB - 1080p HD)

Contest - The Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest: 2016 Edition is underway. Win free membership time. Deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2017. Contest open to members and non-members alike. (132 MB - 1080p HD)

Weekly Teaser - The January 11th tile of Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature has been revealed. Check out the blog "Weekly Teaser - Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature" to follow the ongoing reveal.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Soles of Silk Wish List

Now that 2016 is in the books, it's time to look at what's ahead for 2017. I compiled a little "Wish List," if you will, of things I'd like to see happen this year. Some of them are shoots, but not all. There are a lot of behind the scenes things that go on with maintaining a site that I'd also like to focus on. So here we are, the 2017 Soles of Silk Wish List:

I was lucky enough to finally shoot Mindee & Kelsey together in 2016.

More Mindee & More Kelsey... Especially Together
In 2016 Mindee stole the show with her monthly updates, Wu's Feet Links feature model set "The Ferris-t of Them All," and shooting with five different models. One of those models was Kelsey

In 2016 I made an effort to schedule more photo time with Kelsey as she's someone I've wanted to have a larger presence on the site. We were able to do a number of sets last year, which landed her on the "2016 Star Models" listing, along with Mindee and Alice, below. 

In 2017 I want to keep up regular shoots with both of these lovely friends of mine. I'd especially like to have them do numerous two girl sets, like the one above. That was years in the making and the sight of their feet finally together was one I'll never forget. The relentless teasing I endured from the both of them was also something that should happen on a regular basis. I love these gals and am glad to have them so involved with Soles of Silk!

Alice is poised to have an amazing 2017.

Alice's Ascension
No new model in Soles of Silk's history has shot as many sets as Alice has in her first two years. It's not even close. With so many sets of Alice's shot and ready to go, I'm aiming to feature her on a regular basis in 2017 - just like I did with Mindee last year.

Alice will also be representing Soles of Silk as the July 2017 Wu's Feet Links feature model in a set that I know will be among the favorites of site fans. As I said in my "2016 Soles of Silk Year in Review," this might be the best set I've shot as far as the Wu's Feet Links features go. Of course, you can follow along with the teaser for this set by checking out the "Weekly Teaser - Alice's July 2017 Wu's Feet Links Feature."



Drowning in 10 Feet...
Can you imagine seeing all 10 feet, belonging to these five models above, in one set? Well, Jasey Rae could... sorta. One afternoon while it was super slow at work, Jasey and I got around to talking about doing some sets. She mentioned how she'd like to shoot with both Abby and Alice, and at some point, another one with Kelsey. From there, we began thinking how neat it would be to just have all of the girls together in one set.

I liked the idea and told her that I've done two sets on the site that featured four girls and that's when it hit me... Why not do the site's first ever, five model set? I mentioned adding Mindee to the mix and Jasey's eyes lit up. I think her legit response was, "Yesssssss!" 

This one might take some work, but talk about five very different sets of feet, all in one set. I'll be in heaven that day! There is no doubt about that!

My friend sent me this photo of her foot in the tub some time ago.

New Models
I wasn't sure if I'd get to shoot any new models in 2016 and then all of a sudden, Hot Feet Week happened in July and Mindee got Reese, Rein, Rilynn, and Noelle to all to join in on the fun. Even though they were the only new additions to the site, I was glad to have them and am always happy to see new models arrive. As for 2017, I do have a few people who have expressed interest in shooting for the site.

One of these girls sent me some fun videos of her feet back in July 2016, which I published to the Soles of Silk Instagram page (@SolesofSilk) as a surprise to her. The original plan was to shoot back then, but some relationship issues came forward, so she decided to wait. Just last night, however, I asked her if she'd be up for shooting when the weather gets a bit warmer. Her response, "I think that can be arranged."

I had another person contact me late last year, who is a friend of Camille's. She said Camille had told her about the site and she wanted to know if I was looking for anyone else to do it. Sadly, she fell under the weather on the date we tried to schedule. By that time it got to be too late in the year to shoot outdoors at and we just postponed until 2017. In recent conversations, she said she's still game and I told her when it begins to warm up, I'll be in touch.

I have a third new model who wants to join the roster as well. Up until several weeks ago, this girl was a coworker of mine and had just turned 18. She told me she has cute feet and wanted to be on my site. I swear, the girls at work all talk! When I reached out to her this week and she confirmed that she's still game. Since we're no longer working together, however, I said that we'll keep in touch and plan something when we can. Her addition should bring two small feet to the site as this girl is tiny. I wonder what size shoe she wears?

Carlin is massively overdue for some new sets and keeps saying she wants to do some.

More Time for a Wider Variety of Models
In 2016 I spent a lot of time shooting the same models numerous times. It wasn't done on purpose. They were just the ones who best matched my schedule, or in some cases, didn't back out on me when we did schedule. In 2017 I hope that I can find some time for those models I haven't had much of a chance to work with lately. Some of which, haven't shot in more than a year - such as Carlin above. I can't make promises that this model or that model will shoot, but I will at least make the attempt to schedule them. 

Learn Adobe Muse
A couple of years ago I began dabbling with some new design concepts for the site. I was (and still am) currently using Dreamweaver for layouts, but last year I decided to get the Adobe Creative Cloud membership. With that came Adobe Muse.
I watched a few online videos about Muse and saw that it shares many similarities with Adobe InDesign, which is used for page layout. I have a decent knowledge of that program, having had used it for the newspaper I worked for, and currently for the product and page designs I do for my current job. I'm hoping that learning the program will be easy. Now if I could just find some time...

The Hur Gallery is one of my more regularly updated artist galleries.

Find Several Regular Artists
Over the years I have been lucky enough to find artists who enjoyed creating work based off of the Soles of Silk models, like Cierra above. Some of these artists are still active today, while others are not. I'd like to see if there are any other artists out there who might be interested in doing some work in trade for membership time. If this interests you, email me at footphotographer@yahoo.com. I will probably make a full blog piece about this in the future.

In Closing...
While these aren't all of the things I'm hoping to see happen in 2017, they're some of the larger ones. I'm really hoping to be able to push hard on some of these things and see what I can come up with. A lot of times a surprise will come along and the next thing you know, you have a gem on your hands. Here's to 2017 and all the models who will help me make things happen!

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