Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Soles of Silk Year in Review

Mindee was a big part of 2010 on 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.

When I worked for a newspaper a few years ago at the end of every year we'd pack our final issue with a bunch of year in review stuff. At first I hated it and thought it was a cheap way to fill space. Even though that's pretty much what it does, I also think sometimes it serves a purpose. If done correctly, they're great reflections on a year that was.

In closing out 2010 and making way for 2011 on Soles of Silk, I wanted to take a look back at all the things that stood out to me. Time to take a look at the year that was 2010.

Year Of Mindee
Perhaps no other model on the site had a year like Mindee. It seemed like when Wu posted her Power Girl & Piggies feature set on his site, Wu's Feet Links, people couldn't get enough of her. I already found her fan base to be considerable to begin with, but that feature set took her to another level. She is easily one of the most requested models these days, and I am very happy about that.

When I first asked Mindee to pose for the site, she told me she'd only do it if I really needed her to do it. I convinced her that I did really need her and right away she got good feedback on her sets. As the years went on, I could see her getting more and more comfortable with posing and having a ton of fun doing so. Shooting her is always good times and this year she showed just how many good times we had when she broke the 1,000 photo mark along with Wendy and Kimmie. Don't expect that number to sit still for long as we're already planning on more sets and even more with her cousin, Marcy, who debuted this year.

Those black socks wrapped around two of the cutest feet - Ginger's!

8 New Models, Sorta...
Even though I really appreciate my current model roster, it is always fun adding in new friends. Each of them has a special story and this year, eight models debut, before one ultimately was removed. Here is each of their stories.
Ginger - In 2010 I finally had a wish come true when Ginger decided to show off her high arched, and very pretty size 7.5 feet. We had been friends for years after working together many moons ago. We didn't stay in touch and she, at one point, had moved out of state. When she returned we managed to catch up and she told me she finally decided she was willing to pose for me. We did a handful of great sets right off the bat and then did a really kick ass Ravens themed set before the season kicked off.

Marcy - As stated above, this freshly minted 18 year old friend is also Mindee's cousin. Before she had turned 18 and when she still worked with me, Marcy would always be telling me how much longer it would be until she could pose. Knowing a bunch of other girls at work who had posed, she was eager to finally get to do it. When she did, she sure has made the most of it with some really great sets.

Marcy's Leg Show/Skipping School set was a massive hit, as was her Mud Puddle one. I've never had a girl as messy as Marcy was in a set since this site opened. Most recently I gave a lot of you a Christmas wish by getting both Marcy and Mindee together in a set. So many people had wanted it and the two girls sure put on a show in this year's Candy Cane Christmas update.

Kim T. - Kim T. isn't exactly a new model for me as I had shot her a very long time ago when I was still in college - back in the days when I dated Abby. Kim and I had lost touch over the years, only recently to have reconnected. When we did she asked if I was still doing the foot photography. I showed her this site (which I didn't run back when we shot before) and she was quite vocal about wanting to be on it. Who was I to argue? I had missed those curvy arches and pudgy toes and couldn't wait to shoot her again.

I was so happy to have Nikki and her cute little feet join the model roster.

Nikki - I was quite happy when Nikki agreed to pose for me. I've known Nikki since I was very young. She was the sister to a very close friend I had growing up. Sadly, that friend lost his life when we were only in high school. Over the years, I saw Nikki here and there, but we never really hung out or did anything. While online one night, I told her about Soles of Silk and being the open minded person that she is, said it was quite unique. She didn't agree to pose right away, but came around a little later. She wasn't aware just how cute her feet were until I began sending her all of your comments. Needless to say, I am sure she views them a little differently now than she did before.

Katie - Katie was someone I really wanted to pose for me and sadly, I think she is a one and done. Katie was another girl that wanted to pose for me and did so right after turning 18. At the time she was single and we took a trip to a local miniature golf location to do a shoot. Her size 9 feet look great and she was another one who wasn't sure how people would react to them. I also sent her your fan mail and it really made her proud, for a change, to have bigger feet. A lot of girls don't realize that to many foot guys, bigger is better.

Since Katie has posed, however, she has went back to dating and then marrying a guy who didn't quite like the idea of her posing to begin with. Not sure if you'll see her again or not.

Jamie - Another co-worker who was turning 18 and couldn't wait to pose. I couldn't tell you how many times she'd tell me that she wanted to do a beach set with shells when she finally was able to pose. Luckily for her, her birthday is in mid-summer and we made plans the day after her big day to do her set. We ended up getting in so many sets that day too - all really good ones. I haven't even posted all of them yet. Before Jamie went away for school, we were also able to get in two indoor shoots as well. One of which, the Batgirl set, was the follow up set to Mindee's feature set mentioned above.

You don't know how happy I was to finally get to shoot Carlin and her pretty feet.

Carlin - Carlin, oh Carlin. Getting Carlin on the site seriously made my year. Not to squash what any of the other girls did, but there is a little bit of a story behind Carlin and her arrival to the site.

Years ago, talking high school days here, I thought Carlin was such a cutie. She was a few grades behind me, so at that age, dating someone that young doesn't usually happen and I never made a move - not sure if it would have worked, just saying I didn't. Fast forward a few years and I find out that Carmen is good friends with Carlin. I ask Carmen to get her to pose for me, but was told due to her relationship, she wouldn't be able to. I was bummed, but understood. Back in high school I had wanted Carlin to model for me for my photography class, but it never happened. At this point, I didn't think it ever would.

Fast forward a few more years and I was talking to Carlin online and Soles of Silk came up. Carlin said she would like to pose for me and I literally had to wipe my eyes to see if I was reading it correctly. I was and we made plans to do a shoot soon thereafter. When that day came, we did three fun sets, along with some nice artistic photos as well. She was so amazing to be around and I really enjoyed those few hours of shooting.

At present time, without going into people's personal lives, Carlin and I have been talking quite a bit about some ideas we have. She's such a creative and beautiful girl. Something about her just makes me feel so artistic, carefree and inspired. I'm hoping 2011 has Carlin leaving her foot prints all over Soles of Silk. Cute little size 6.5 ones that smell like Converse shoes - right Carlin?

Aliza - Aliza is the reason for the sub-title, "8 New Models, Sorta.." that I posted above all these new models. Aliza was another girl at work who, like Jamie and the others, wanted to pose as soon as her 18th birthday came. Being born in October, she had the longest to wait. About a week after her birthday, we got to do a few sets downtown and I was very happy with the results.
Being Asian, I was so excited to have her on the site. I'm always trying to be as diverse as possible and found Aliza to just be too cute for words. But her stay on the site was short lived. Her step mother found out that she had posed for this site, informed her father and trouble ensued for Aliza. I could have been an ass and refused to take the photos down because I do cover myself with model release forms. My friendship for her, however, outweighed that and I did the right thing and took the photos down. Perhaps one day, if/when she moves out and is a little older, she can chose to come back. I'll be sure to post the photos we shot, if that is the case, and do a bunch of new ones too. Hopefully...

Charlee's feet spent a good amount of time in front of my camera this year.

Existing Models Bring It Too...
Posting a new set every week, of course the year wasn't filled with only new models. Some of the existing girls, like the previously mentioned, Mindee, made big impacts and saw their photo totals rise. Here is a look at some of those who saw that happening on a regular basis in 2010.

Charlee - Charlee might not have had one of the bigger totals of new photos this year, but she wasn't able to pose for a few months either. When she did, however, she sure as hell made the most of it. This year she did some great sets including two sets in Washington, D.C. for Fourth of July and Labor Day, and then she showed off her feet in front of numerous roller coasters in October for the first follow up set to Mindee's earlier in the year. And speaking of follow ups, she too wants to do a size teasing set like Cierra, Layla, and Kelsey have. You'll see that in 2011.

Cierra - Another year of Cierra's photo totals rising. In 2009 she sure made a huge push. Like Charlee, however, Cierra was unable to pose most of this year. Prior to that time period though, we did about five new sets - one of which was the Valentine's Day set in the hot tub. I will start posing more of the sets from that day, and once they're up, Cierra will overtake Madison for the most photos on the site.

Jordana - We don't get to shoot a lot, but when we do, we make it count. Jordana's photo totals have been on the rise a lot this year and she gets to close the year out with a +100 photo set to celebrate New Years that was just taken last week. I still have so much of her not yet published, so be on the look out for that in the months to come.

I had Kayleigh do a baseball themed set to kick off baseball season.

Kayleigh - Since her debut sets for Halloween in 2009, this girl has been a regular in front of my camera. Every time we shoot good stuff seems to happen. Just before the end of summer, we got together to do a bunch of beach sets and I've only posted one of them thus far. Be on the look out for more, including a few other ideas we have as well. Kayleigh's little feet are going to be quite noticed on this site for some time.

Layla - Layla is like Jordana in that we don't get to shoot terribly much, but when we do, it's pure awesomeness. Some of what was posted this year of Layla actually came from sets we did toward the end of 2009, but not all of them. Her White Stocking Size Tease set and two still unposted sets were done this year. We're talking about getting together again for more I am sure she won't fail to impress.

Contests With Mixed Results
This year I held two contests. It had been some time since I held the wallpaper design contest. The results were so so for the one held prior to 2010's, so I didn't know what to expect. Much to my liking, the entries came in and came in. I was very pleased with the designs and let Mindee and Charlee do the judging. For their efforts, I gave everyone at least one month's membership.

The trivia contest, which usually is a hit with everyone and heavily entered, was a bust this year. Only eight people entered. I know the bonus question to name 10 roller coasters that appeared in Mindee's and Charlee's sets might have been too tough, but I was still shocked to see only eight people try. Since I was giving away seven different prizes, I just bumped it to eight and gave the two highest scores the three month prizes as stated. Hopefully next year's will have a better turn out.

Final Words
Before closing this up, I want to thank each and every member who has paid their well earned money to be a member here. This site has been a passion of mine since day one and I try to invest as much of the money I get from this site back into it - whether that be in photo sets, props for the shoots, and general electronic needs to keep this thing going. Without you and without the girls who pose, none of this would be possible. I hope you all have a great New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2011. Please feel free to contact me at anytime about anything. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy this and all the updates to come.

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2010 Soles of Silk Trivia Contest Results

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

I was quite surprised by the lack of turn out for this year's trivia contest. In years past there were a good number of both member and non-member entries. This year only eight people entered. With seven prizes to be given out, I just went ahead and gave everyone at least one month memberships for bothering to enter. The two highest scores, I still awarded the three month prizes.

I'm not sure if all you members think these contests are only for non-members, but if you do, they're not! This is why I put on the rules pages that it is open to both members and non-members. Giving free months to existing memberships is not a problem to do, so please feel free to enter these in the future.

Below I went ahead and wrote all the correct answers below the questions, in case you were curious to what they were. Next to the answers, I also listed the percent of the people who answered it correctly. You can clearly see that some of the questions were much harder than others and quite a few of these were easy as pie.

Feel free to e-mail me your thoughts about this column, or anything pertaining to foot fetishism or Soles of Silk.

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1-Point Questions (5 Total Possible Points)
1. What magazine was Marcy looking at in her barely legal debut set?
Leg Show (100%)

2. Which model did a size teasing set wearing white thigh high stockings?

3. What model was I dating when I first met Kim T. over 10 years ago?


4. Name the model who wore a white/black checkered fadora in a set.


5. What model posed on her motorcycle this year?


2-Point Questions (10 Total Possible Points)
6. Which model had her face painted in a set?

7. Name the player's jersey Ginger wore in her Baltimore Ravens themed photo set.
Ray Lewis 

8. Name the model who posed in an Orioles themed set this year.


9. Name the comic book character featured in Mindee's feature set found on Wu's Feet Links.

Power Girl 

10. Charlee posed in front of two very well known buildings/structures in photo sets done in Washington, D.C. Name both.
Washington Monument & the Capital Building 

3-Point Questions (15 Total Possible Points)
11. What country is Aliza from?

12. Which of the following models did NOT debut in 2010?
  • Aliza 
  • Carlin 
  • Colleen (75%) 
  • Ginger 
  • Jamie 
  • Katie 
  • Kim T. 
  • Marcy 
  • Nikki 

13. What saying is tattooed on Katie's right foot?
Love is all you need 

14. What model can be found in 4-part wallpaper series that feature a comic strip showing her sweaty track feet - fresh out of tennis shoes and socks?
Marcy (50%)

15. What part of her feet does Nikki claim to be the most ticklish?


4-Point Questions (20 Total Possible Points)

16. What beach/boardwalk did Jamie and I use for her debut photo set?
Wildwood, New Jersey (88%)

17. What kind of bird can be found in the wind chimes Mindee's feet toy with in her flats set?
Parrot (100%)

18. What position is Ginger listed as playing on the football card designs I made featuring her in the Downloads section?
Linebacker (50%)

19. Name the two cousins Mindee has on this site.
Marcy & Mariah (88%)

20. In a photo set and video clip, Layla can be seen playing Guitar Hero. Name the video game system she is playing it on.
Nintendo Wii (75%)

5-Point Questions (25 Total Possible Points)

21. Name the two models featured in the two grand prize winning designs in the 2010 Soles of Silk Wallpaper Design Contest?
Lady Steph & Cierra (38%)

22. What two models broke the 1,000 photo mark on the site in 2010?
Kimmie, Mindee, & Wendy (75%)* 
*Since three models actually broke the 1,000 photo mark, I took any two of the three mentioned.

23. Using the images found alongside the section descriptions (see the image of Mindee above), which model can be seen forcing a Tweety Bird bobble head to sniff her toes elsewhere in the site?
Jamie (50%)

24. Which model sent me two photos of her feet that her husband took while they were away on vacation?
Mindee (38%)

25. What model had the first 720p HD clip posted on the site?
Ginger (38%)

25-Point Bonus Question
* 17 total roller coasters can be seen in the backgrounds of Mindee's and Charlee's roller coaster themed sets. Name 10 of the coasters by name. (38%)
  • Mindee's Set (9 coasters): Great Bear, Comet, Sidewinder, Sooperdooperlooper, Storm Runner, Fahrenheit, Wildcat, Lightning Racer, & Trail Blazer
  • Charlee's Set (8 coasters): Grizzly, Hurler, Rebel Yell, Shockwave, Avalanche, Volcano: The Blast Coaster, Intimidator 305, & Dominator
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aliza's Removal

Aliza was removed from the site shortly after her debut.

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

In early November I debuted a new Asian model named Aliza - an 18 year old coworker and friend. Her photo sets, of which only one was posted, were really cute and fun. She was an instant hit with many of you based off the forum comments and emails I received.

Sadly, Aliza is no longer on Soles of Silk. Last week I was laying down to go to sleep when I noticed that I had missed several calls from her. I sent her a text to see what she had called me about. It was late and I didn't want to wake her if she had went to bed. When I got her reply, I felt terrible, upset, mad, and a countless other feelings all at once. Basically, my stomach sank.

Aliza told me that her father found out that she had posed for Soles of Silk and was really upset with her. Even though she is 18, she lives at home when not in school and her dad made it known he didn't like her photos being online. She asked me if I could take them off, but felt terrible asking me to do so.

As Aliza's friend, I immediately agreed to do this for her. As much I didn't want to take them off, I just couldn't do that to her. I don't want her having family issues over this. She actually loved posing and couldn't wait to do more.

When I began pulling Aliza's set down, I also remembered that I had just posted an HD clip of her in the last update. I promptly replaced that with another HD clip of Kayleigh instead. Then I began realizing that I had added wallpapers, buddy icons and avatars of Aliza to the Downloads section. After I went and pulled all those down I remembered that I had just made new banners for the site and the current trivia contest using Aliza's photos too. Needless to say, I had more work involved in this than I initially thought.

Right now Aliza's photos/videos/artwork will remain off the site. I really hope you all liked what you saw of hers while she was online. Should she ever decide to return, I will repost all that content and the two unposted sets. She had also agreed to pose for a Christmas set and a Wu's Feet Links Feature set too. Mindee and Marcy agreed to do the Christmas set, so I'm trying to plan that here before Christmas comes and goes. As for the Wu's Feature, I'll keep you informed on that one.

[Editor's Note: Aliza was later added back to the site in 2012 and modeled for several new sets.]

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Asian Sensation

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

I am so excited about this coming Sunday. I am adding yet another 18 year old to the site named Aliza. This new model just turned 18 less than a week ago and has been excited to pose for me for quite some time. And by the title, you might have figured out that she is Asian.

I first met this friend when she was hired at work. She was 17 at the time and worked in the same area I did. I trained her and she quickly became friends with some of the other girls at work - a few like Kellie, Kayleigh, Charlee, Katie, and Jamie - either had already posed for me, or since have. They asked her if she was going to pose when she turned 18 - pretty much like they do to all the girls they become friends with. Yes, they like posing for the site and tell the new girls they should too. I, of course, always interject with the, "when you turn 18, you can." At first this girl seemed a little unsure, but has since become keen to the idea, to the point of being excited about our upcoming shoot.

Like I said above, this girl just turned 18 less than a week ago and we have plans to try to get in 2-3 sets. Having a soft spot for Asian girls, and having only one on the site in Sue Lovely, I am really looking forward to this. I also have an idea or two for future sets after this weekend. I really hope she has a good time and wants to be a regular model here. I think she will. She's a sweetie.

Next week's update is slated to be Kayleigh's surf board set and the following week should be this new friend, as long as everything goes to plan and the weather cooperates. As always, however, there will be two early preview shots with next week's update. Those will give you a peak of my little Asian friend who I quickly nicknamed, "My Little Asian Sensation," hence the title.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Soles of Silk Wallpaper Design Contest Results

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

What started out looking to be another slow Design Contest turned out to be quite good. The first time I ran a Wallpaper Design contest there were 25 entries submitted. With the popularity from that first one, the next one I thought would go over big. I was wrong and the second one only saw nine total entries sent in. I really thought the turn out would be closer to the second contest this time around too, but with some last minute submissions, the total ended up matching that of the first contest at 25.

I must say I was quite pleased with the diversity of the model selection, the artwork itself, and the creativity that went into them designs. Not liking to be the one to judge these contests, I once again asked two of the sole mates to do it for me. I would only have served as a tie breaker if they're scoring resulted in ties. That didn't happen, however, and Charlee and Mindee took some time to check out all of your submissions and rank their favorites.

One thing I've come to learn with art/design is that everyone likes something different. I saw all the entries as they came in and I really took a liking to certain ones and thought they'd be the ones the girls would also like best. Well, when Mindee sent her picks in, she picked some different ones than I had liked. I thought to myself, "That's interesting. Now let's see what Charlee thinks."

The first grand prize went to this design using Lady Steph's feet.

Charlee's picks varied from Mindee's and even mine, so I really needed to rely on the scoring system I had come up with to rank the picks from both girls. When all was said and done, one of the grand prize winners scored above and beyond the others and was a clear cut winner (top). The second grand prize winner edged another submission by a single point (bottom). Yeah, it was that close. After that, many of the entries shared scores that were quite close as well.

All in all, I was very happy with everything that was sent in and thank everyone for taking the time to participate. I hope all the winners enjoy their membership time and let me know what they think. And of course, feel free to show me some more of those artistic skills, should you chose to make some more artwork. I'll send you whatever images you like from the site in a higher resolution version if you're feeling creative.

The second grand prize winner and they're "sweet" idea.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Good & Bad of August 2010

Jamie posed for this set in our mutual friend's bobble head room - yes, an entire room.

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

Good: I got in two more photo shoots with Jamie - including a comic book fan girl set follow up to Mindee's Piggies & Power Girl set that was featured at Wu's Feet Links and a bobble head themed set done in a mutual friend's bobble head room with more than 850 bobble heads.

Jamie left for school at the end of last week and is now over three hours away. Good thing I got about six sets of her to tie me over until I see her next.

Good: I should be having two brand new models posing within the next two weeks. One is the younger sister of a friend of mine who pasted away during our senior year of high school in 1997. The other is a girl who attended the same high school as me - someone who I always thought was gorgeous, and who is also a friend of Carmen's.

Bad: I had plans to shoot Kelsey this weekend when she came back home for a visit, but she didn't come through - first changing our plans and then just not answering my texts about whether we were shooting.

Good: Kayleigh should be shooting quite a few sets with me this coming week before the end of summer, including some beach themed ones.

I was really hoping to shoot Katie on a regular basis, but it doesn't look to be the case.

Bad: Katie might be one and done since she got back with a boyfriend who, according to her, wouldn't let her do much of anything. Why girls go back to guys like that, I'll never know.

Good: I bought an HTC Evo a couple of weeks ago and the camera on it does better video quality than the camera I have been using. It will do 720p HD, which I know isn't the highest standard of HD, but it is better than what I had. Look for some of these clips to be popping up soon.

Bad: Converting the clips from the phone to a format my video editing program can read has been a bitch. I finally figured it out, but from the start I kept running into the issue of the clips rendering and playing like they're in fast forward.

My plate has been full with future plans for photos. Not only do I have my two friends and Kayleigh's shoots upcoming, I've been trying to schedule in some other girls like Charlee, Mindee, Abby, Chloe, Kellie, and Ginger - just to name a few.

Bad: My plate has been full with future plans that hinder my ability to schedule photos. I supposed to being to New York with my buddy, have a friend's wedding and then I go and get caught by a speed monitoring camera and have to pay that damn fine.

Got a couple nice entries for the Wallpaper Design Contest.

Bad: I only got a couple entries total.

Good: Been working on some redesign work for this site. I have wanted to give it a face lift for sometime now. Scrapped the first idea, but am liking the second one.

Bad: With all my time wrapped up, this redesign is taking a lot of time.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

25 Fun Soles of Silk Model Facts

Jaylee Austin (left) & Layla are only one set of relatives who have modeled for the site.

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

I just got myself an HTC Evo 4g phone last week and downloaded a few apps for it. A couple of them were of the trivia and useless fact variety. I thought some of the facts were neat, so I thought I'd come up with 25 facts about the Soles of Silk models to share with all of you.

1. Although Madison is currently in the lead with having the most photos on the site at 1,832, the site's second place model, Cierra, is 117 photos behind (1,715), but has three sets waiting to be posted. Madison has been MIA since meeting her new boyfriend and has no photos waiting to be posted. So it looks like Cierra will easily slide into first soon.

2. These girls are related to one another in the following manner: Bethany & Natalie (cousins), Jaylee Ausin & Layla (sisters), Kellie & Kimmie (twin sisters), Lauryn & Molly (sisters in law), Marcy, Mindee & Mariah (cousins).

3. In the last two years the site has added six new models who were the tender age of 18. Those models are: Charlee, Colleen, Jamie, Katie, Kayleigh and Marcy.

Kelsey's feet have gotten so much attention from me.

4. Even though I dated Abby for about a year and half right out of high school, I'd have to guess that the girl on the site who I've given the most foot rubs to is Kelsey.

5. Six girls on the site have tattoos on their feet. They are: Cierra, Dani Dare, Danielle, Katie, Kayleigh* and Mindee. *Kayleigh hasn't posed for a set since getting hers.

6. Ginger holds the record of 11 years from the first time I asked her to pose until she actually decided to do it. I asked her back when I ran The 10 Little Piggies, but she never did it. She finally agreed to do it this year.

7. As long as our schedules don't change, the next model slated to pose will be Jamie, a week from today. I had two ideas for her to do before she leaves to go away to school.

8. 25. The number of models on the site that I have worked with between two different jobs in the last 15 years.

How fun was this set with Cierra? Words cannot describe...

9. Cadbury Egg, Blueberry Pancakes*, Blueberry Pie, Watermelon, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Donut Holes and Trix Cereal. These are all the foods that Cierra has found under her sweaty little feet and stuck between those playful little toes since she first posed. *The pancake set has yet to be published by time this was written.

10. Seven of the site models: Abby, Amber, Andrea, Kim T., Krystie, Madison and Wendy all appeared on my free site, The 10 Little Piggies, back when I was in college. I had originally planned on relaunching it shortly after it closed and Carmen, Kimmie and Kellie had posed for photos, but they were never placed online as I didn't go forward with the relaunch.

11. Carmen, Cierra, Kellie, Kimmie and Mindee have all done feature sets on Wu's Feet Links representing Soles of Silk. Kim T., Lady Steph, Lexi, and Lisa Tyler have also done them, but representing their own sites/groups.

12. I probably spend more time talking to Kellie about photo set ideas than any other model on the site. Working together and doing the same job has allowed for tons of conversations on possibilities. Now if we just had the time...

13. The farthest I've driven to shoot a model for this site would have to be Lexi, which was around seven total hours going from Maryland to Rhode Island.

14. Kayleigh is the only model who I've posted sets of in back to back weeks. Those sets were her Tootsie Roll and Blow Pop sets - sets she shot on the day she turned 18 and I posted on the week before and the week of Halloween.

15. I've only shot two sets featuring four models in them. The first was the Dodgeball set with Carmen, Cheri, Kellie and Kimmie. The second was a Christmas Stockings set with Bethany, Lauryn, Madison, and Molly.

16. At the time this was written, the last model to pose for me was Jamie at Wildwood, NJ, where she did five total sets. Before her, it was Jordana who also did five sets.

17. The messiest set I've ever shot is without a doubt Marcy's Mud/Storm set. I asked her to do a mud puddle set, but it was her idea to lay in it and roll around. I'm not complaining!

18. The model whose feet you can find on my computer's wallpaper as this is written belong to Charlee. On my HTC Evo is Ginger. And the Playstation 3's wallpaper features Mindee.

19. The last model I hung out with (non-shoot related) was today and is Cierra. I helped her with some computer graphics stuff for invitations. On her feet she wore a pair of bright orange Chuck Taylor's (her favorite shoes).

20. Models who I've recently spoken with about doing some new sets within the next month are: Charlee, Ginger, Jamie, Katie, Kayleigh, Kelsey, and Taylor.

21. Since Molly debuted on the site, no other model has posed who has a shoe size larger than her at a size 11.

Wendy (left) & Nessa doing some tailgating.

22. Andrea, Cierra, Lauryn, Mindee, Nessa, Precious and Wendy have all posed for Baltimore Ravens themed sets over the years. Ginger is slated to do this year's set.

23. Both Colleen and Katie sent me messages this week on my phone that had photos of their feet attached to them.

24. When Soles of Silk opened, the eight original models that could be found on it were: Amber, Cierra, Lauryn, Lisa Tyler, Madison, Maria, Mindee and Sue Lovely.

25. At the time this was written, the last model whose feet I rubbed was Charlee's. It was after she went to school and her feet were nice and soft.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jamie Preview - Wildwood Foot Fun

Jamie is Soles of Silk's newest model - who just turned 18.

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

Two weeks ago I debuted a coworker/friend who just turned 18 named Katie. Now here I am doing it again. Just yesterday I took a trip to Wildwood, New Jersey for a day of photos with a another coworker/friend of mine named Jamie. On Sunday she turned 18 and on Monday she was before me posing for what turned out to be five sets worth of pictures.

Having girls pose right after they turned 18 isn't exactly new around here. Kelsey, Marcy, and Katie all posed within days of theirs and Kayleigh actually posed the day she turned the big one - eight. Just like the girls listed above, Jamie works with me and knows a bunch of the girls at work who have posed. She's been wanting to pose for a bit and has even been telling me things she wanted to do. A few months ago she asked me if she could do something with shells when she could finally pose. I said sure and recommended that we take a trip to the beach for the day since her birthday would be in July. That is exactly what we did too.

Living in Maryland, I've used Ocean City a number of times for sets with Molly, Bethany, Precious and even though it was indoors, Cierra. Kellie did some photos about an hour's drive north of Ocean City a few summers ago in Bethany Beach in Delaware. This time around I wanted to go somewhere else - somewhere my grandparents used to take me and my brother when we were kids. Wildwood, N.J. was the place I came up with and Jamie was all for it.
From where we live it is about a three hour ride to get to Wildwood. We left nice and early, even though it took Jamie an extra hour to get her lazy butt up. I couldn't be mad at her though as it was her birthday the day before and I kind of expected she'd be dead to the world in the morning.

About two hours into the trip Jamie had her feet up on the dashboard of my 350z. I made some kind of comment about that being a distraction to a guy like me. She didn't hear me and thought I was telling her not to put her feet on the dash. Apparently a guy she's talking to has a BMW and gave her crap about doing that in his car. I said, "No, go ahead. I was just making a joke. But while they're up there, you could at least take some photos of them for some extra content."

Jamie laughed, but grabbed my camera and began taking some photos.

Jamie fell asleep only minutes away from our destination.

When we were 10 minutes outside Wildwood, I looked over at Jamie and she was asleep. I laughed thinking to myself that she was up the entire time and now that we're here, she's snoozing. It was actually a little snoring that alerted me to it. She still had my camera out, so I snapped a little off-centered photo. Hey now, no criticism about taking this photo. Like I said, I was driving and I didn't want to have a fender bender.

Without going into every detail here, Jamie ended up posing for five total sets on the day. With her planning on going to school out of state, we decided to go all out and take a bunch. We're already planning on squeezing in another set or two before she heads off that way I'll have a lot of content of her to hold me over until one of her breaks.

Every set we shot ended up being good, especially the first one that you can see as this week's coming soon previews. If you happened to be watching the beach cam on the Wildwood web site around 11 a.m., you would have seen us doing the set live. Thought about telling everyone to check that cam out, but I had no idea when we'd be shooting at that exact location.

In the other four sets Jamie ended up doing a roller coaster themed set (a nice follow up to Mindee's), a Polish ice food smashing one on the boardwalk, one in a bikini with the shells that she had been wanting to do, and finally with the sun starting to go down, one by some sand dunes in a pair of really dirty flip flops.

Well, be sure to check back next week to see Jamie's debut set. Until then, I hope you enjoy these fun behind the scenes photos I'm putting with this column which include shots from the car and then two on a Footsie Wootsie foot massage machine that was on one of the ride piers. We couldn't pass that up.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Return of Kim T. & Congrats to Marcy

Kim T. is back! She's another model who used to pose for me prior to 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.

Kim T.'s Return
The year was 1998. I had just submitted photos of my then girlfriend, Abby, to Leg Show magazine. It was right around that time that we saw some photos from another Maryland couple printed as well. We began mailing each other back and forth through our post office boxes and after months, decided to meet.

Come to find out, this couple lived less than 10 minutes from us and over the next year, we did a handful of photo sets together and became friends. A year later I was single, but I still remained friends with Kim T. and her husband.

Fast forward 10 years and I haven't seen Kim or her husband for years. Out of nowhere a few months ago Kim sends me a text message asking me if I have any carpet cleaner. Shocked, I ask her if she knew who she was texting - after all, I wasn't even sure if that number still belonged to her. Long story short, she sent the text to the wrong person, but we got to talking. Some things have changed in Kim's life that I won't get into here, but she asked me if I was still doing photos. I told her about Soles of Silk and she expressed an interest in once again posing for me.

Having already seen the photo above you can probably figure out that Kim T. posed for me again. Over the weekend I met up with my pudgy toed friend and took photos of her once more. We did three sets and the one above is from her oily feet set. It actually started raining during that set, but we stayed mostly dry under the cover of a tree. I won't go into too much detail as I'd rather you enjoy the set when it goes up in a couple of weeks. I know, the delay is killing you.

Marcy's mom sent me this photo of her daughter's feet on prom night.

Congrats to Marcy
While here I'd also like to shift focus from Kim T. onto another model - that model being Marcy. The photo below is pretty much the exact opposite of her Covered in Mud photo set this week. While driving home from the store a few days ago, Marcy's mom (who was supposed to pose, but changed her mind) texts me the photo below. It was taken the day of Marcy's senior prom. She thought I would appreciate it and it sounds like she took it just for me. A few days later, Marcy also emailed me the photo, not knowing that her mom already had sent it.

Before I go, I'd just like to say congratulations to Marcy and the class of 2010. I say the class of 2010 because during the course of the next few months, a few more sole mates that just graduated will be joining the ranks when their feet turn 18.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

1K Club - Kimmie Conquers 1,000

This set sees Kimmie join the 1K Club.

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

Only seven days after Mindee broke the 1,000 photo mark here on Soles of Silk, another model is joining the ranks. With this week's update Kimmie becomes the seventh model to surpass this mark. The company she joins is: Cierra (1,654), Kellie (1,332), Layla (1,478), Madison (1,832), Mindee (1,002), and Wendy (1,054).

Years ago when I had Kimmie and Kellie pose for their first sets on Soles of Silk, I knew I had something special and two instant favorites. While it's evident by her higher total, I've been able to catch up with Kellie more than Kimmie over the years to do photos, but Kimmie isn't too far behind. She's just been hard to catch up with at times, but when we finally do shoot, it's always good times.

During our most recent shoot, Kimmie and I took a trip downtown and managed to get in a couple great outdoor sets. I had a great time having her in front of my camera after not having done so for months. She painted her toes a dark purple and those toes were just as playful as ever. I'm sure we got a few looks as we shot in and nearby a few tourist areas.

So now that Kimmie has joined the ranks of the girls who have hit the 1,000 photo mark, who becomes the next models to join the 1K Club? Here is a look at the next five closest models in reaching 1,000:

  1. Kelsey (719)
  2. Abby (702)
  3. Molly (680)
  4. Jordana (616)
  5. Chloe (547)
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1K Club - Mindee's Milestone & Vacation Photos

With this set, Mindee goes over the 1,000 photo mark on the site.

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

It feels just like the other day I was bringing you all kinds of Mindee related items. Two months ago she became the sixth model and was in the fifth photo set from Soles of Silk to be posted on Wu's Feet Links in his feature gallery section. Very happy with the way things turned out, I also made some comic book based wallpapers featuring photos from that set as well that you can find in the downloads section.

And here I am two months later talking her up again in another column. This week Mindee's Playground set put her over the 1,000 photo mark. Two photos over, to be exact at 1,002. This puts her up there with only a handful of models including: Cierra (1,654), Kellie (1,332), Layla (1,478), Madison (1,832), and Wendy (1,054). And next week, another model will make that list as Kimmie is sitting at 989 photos and is set to be next week's update.

I'm very happy to see Mindee's photo count rise. I've always enjoyed spending time with Mindee and taking her photos is always good times. Our schedules don't always match up, but lately we've been finding ways to squeeze in a set or two whenever possible. Just a little over a week ago Mindee wore a pair of flats all day (my request) and did a flats set out on her front porch. Yes, they smelled. Right, Mindee?

A couple of days after that shoot Mindee was headed south on vacation and I playfully told her I expected to see some photos of her little toes in the sand. I wasn't thinking she'd remember to take them, but low and behold the photos above popped up on my computer the other day. I quickly told her I loved them. And funny thing about the top one, she had her husband take the photo for me. I told her he could be my apprentice with great photos like that.

Looking to the future, I'm hoping to get some photos in with Mindee this coming Monday. We're heading out to an amusement park with some friends. Not sure how I'm going to do this set as I don't want anyone from the park giving me shit. It might end up being a mini-set or a bunch of random photos by rides all over the park during the course of the day. She's excited about the trip and the photos as am I.

Further out, I still plan on getting Mindee to pose with her cousin, Marcy. Marcy has been a huge hit here since making her debut with the Barely Legal set and I've had numerous requests to get them to pose together. I was already planning on that and know it will be nothing short of amazing as those two both have adorable size 8 feet that I just adore.

I'll see you again next week when Kimmie makes her rise over the 1,000 photo mark too.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Madness

Mindee's feature set combines the fetish with comics in a blend so many nerds will love.

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

Most of you know the term "March Madness" as the annual NCAA basketball tournament. Well, in 2010 the month of March has had just as much excitement for me, but has nothing to do with basketball. With only hours remaining in the month, I want to do a recap of some of the month's many highlights (in no particular order).

Wu's Feet Links Feature
First off I want to mention the biggest news. Once again a Soles of Silk model is representing the site in Wu's Feet Links Feature Model section. Several months ago Wu asked me if I'd like to do another set, this time with Mindee. He let me pick the theme for the set and I ended up using an idea I've been sitting on for some time - a series for the site. Being a huge comic book fan, I thought it would be neat to have girls do "fan girl" sets of different super heroines. I had thought Mindee would be perfect for Power Girl sharing some of the same qualities - namely blonde hair and a busty chest. What a better way to kick off the series than with this feature set?

Mindee's Power Girl & Piggies set was posted over the weekend and has had some positive feedback from fans of both Mindee and her feet as well as comic books. Be sure to check it out by clicking on the banner above.

Been waiting oh so long to shoot with Ginger!

Ginger Debuts
Not familiar with the girl above? That's okay, you soon will be. Ginger is a friend of mine that I've been after to pose going on 10 years now. I originally asked her when I was in college and ran The 10 Little Piggies site. She never would pose, but sure had fun denying me the privilege of doing so. There was only one moment of victory for me back in those days as it pertains to her feet. She once let me give her a foot massage when we were both buzzed at a friend's party. She of course rolls her eyes whenever I mention it.

Fast forward a few years and Ginger and I and weren't really in touch. She had moved out of state and it wasn't until last year that we touched base again. Having mentioned my new site a few months ago, I went for broke and asked her to pose again. To my surprise she said yes. Last week she had an opening in her schedule and I took it.

Ginger and I did three sets in the few hours worth of time we had available and boy was I happy with the outcome! Best thing was that Ginger really enjoyed posing and loved the results. Next week you'll get to see the above set in its entirety.

I don't think it will take long for Ginger to do some more photos. She was already tossing around possible ideas for the future. I know I sure as hell can't wait to do them.

It had been too long since I shot with Kellie.

Kellie Poses Again... Finally
It's probably not so evident to most of you, but it's been quite a while since I did some photos with Kellie. Since I generally do a lot of photos with a handful of models, Kellie being one of them, I tend to have photos in waiting to use. 

Well, Kellie's reserve has been bare for too long and we finally got together yesterday morning. We squeezed in a quick set before she had to go to work. I always love seeing those tiny feet in front of my camera and you'll soon get to see that set here on Soles of Silk.

Kayleigh's little feet keeping making their way in front of my camera.

Kayleigh Brings It Again
The same week that I shot Mindee's Feature set on Wu's Feet Links I also got together with Kayleigh for photos. It was a nice day and it was actually her idea to get in a couple sets.

The first set has already been posted and has the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland book theme. The response to the set was overwhelmingly good, just like her previous sets.

Kayleigh has really done nothing but awesome work since she first posed last October - on the day she turned 18. And sooner rather than later you'll be seeing the second set we did that day.

Barely Legal Hottie?
About a month ago a former co-worker of mine and Mindee's cousin turned 18. She has known about the site for some time being friends with some of the other models and related to Mindee. I told her once she turned 18 she could pose. Well, she's been 18 for around a month now, but got a new job and her open time slots haven't matched mine.

Just yesterday I exchanged a few emails with her and she's really trying to find some open time to do some sets. Mindee has also been talking to her and I fully plan on trying to get both of them together for some sets too.

I have no doubt that you're going to fall in love with this barely legal babe as she's super cute and really playful.
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