Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Soles of Silk Update - October 29, 2014

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Kaycee was bitten by a zombie on the way home from school as she walked along the train tracks... but yeah, we still want to see her strip off those thigh high stockings and show off her tainted toes (88 images)

Video - Kaycee pulls off her school girl shoes and plays with her blood splattered thigh high stockings after being attacked by a pack of zombies (128 MB - 1080p HD)

Interviews - 1 new introductory interview with Kaycee has been added to the Interviews section

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

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Kaycee has been added to the Celebrating 10 Years Avatars page of the Downloads area

Monday, October 27, 2014

Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - 2011

Olivia debuted in 2011 and has been a mainstay on the site since.

2011: At a Glance

Debuting Models: (4) Mileena, Olivia, Ryan, and Shae

Wu's Feet Links Feature Gallery: Ryan - Sexiest Catch

Ryan made her debut in a Wu's Feet Links feature set. No one had seen her before.

2011: The Year in Review

Although 2011 saw the least amount of new models (tied with 2012), the year was still quite memorable. Before I get into some of those memorable moments, I want to touch on the four models who debuted in 2011, including the one who is no longer featured, Shae.

Back when I was just starting out doing foot fetish photography with Abby she had a neighbor and good friend named Shae, a half Asian, half white friend with big feet. She posed for my old free sites back when I was still in college, but in 2011 I was able to touch base with her and add her to the site. She came on board doing a Fourth of July themed set in late June, but it would be the only set that she have published as she requested to be removed due to personal reasons. I actually had shot a second set with her that never made it to the site as well. I wish she remained on the site as her size 10 Asian feet were such a massive hit, but I respected her wishes. Maybe one day...

Only a few days later a second model made her debut on Soles of Silk, but actually did so from another site. Ryan is the only model to make her debut in a Wu's Feet Links feature model gallery. Ryan had recently turned 18 and I was looking to add her to the site. I knew she'd be a hit and I ran the idea past Wu to do something a little bit different. I sent him some of her photos and said she would soon be posing for me. I thought it would be neat to have her debut take place in the July Soles of Silk feature set he had scheduled me for. Once he saw Ryan, he was immediately supportive of the idea. In the weeks leading up to the feature, I had countless emails and forum messages asking me about Ryan, who at the time, was not yet on the site. I wouldn't give anyone any previews (except Wu) and it was causing quite the stir in my inboxes. When she debuted, people instantly fell in love and she became one of the site's most popular models ever.

Later in July I was able to pull off something I had been wanting to do for a long time - get Mileena to pose her adorable little feet. We had worked together some years before, but hadn't really been in touch for a long time. Oddly enough when I was out shooting Shae we ran into Mileena and Shae told her how much fun she had shooting. Mileena eventually came around and did a bunch of sets right off the bat. She was hell bent on doing one in my car, so I asked if she'd mind doing so with black thigh high stockings. She didn't mind and her debut set was quite the hit (Sample 01 / Sample 02). I know my car never looked better!

It wasn't until October when the next and final new model on the site would make her debut. Olivia, one of the girls many of you are surely familiar with now, showed off her 18 year old feet about a month after becoming legal. Always a hard person to find time to schedule shoot time with, Olivia's initial sets got a great response and I've made sure those slender size 7.5 feet of hers don't go too long without making an appearance ever since.

With only four debuts happening in 2011 you'd think I'd have my regular girls to fall back on, but that wasn't actually the case either. Mindee posed for only two sets in 2012, as did Kellie and Kelsey, Abby and Layla had one each, and Kimmie and Wendy both didn't have a single set in 2011. This was the year where some of the site's newer models stepped up and became ones that people associate with the site.

Two of the models who debuted actually saw four sets posted before the end of the year in Ryan and Mileena. Cierra also had four sets in 2011, but leading the way was Jordana and Charlee with five sets each and Kayleigh and Jamie with the most at six sets apiece.

Aside from whose feet you were seeing the most on the site in 2011, a few other memorable moments happened during 2011. For starters, Cierra slid past Madison as the site's most photographed model in January and then in December broke the 2,000 photo mark, something no other model had ever done.

January also saw improvements made to the interviews section of Soles of Silk. Many of the models had done an interview immediately after posing, but I thought it would be a neat idea to do follow up and specialty interviews. Add in that both Lexi and Abby had done interviews on Wu's Feet Links and there was a lot of promise of growth for the section.

In April of 2011 I attempted a unique contest called the "Know Thy Sole" contest. I did 20 cutouts of the site models' feet, turned them black and white and asked people to identify who each foot belonged to. Only seven people attempted even though it was open to both members and non-members. And just for fun I had Charlee, Katie, Kimmie, Abby, Cierra, Layla, Marcy, Mindee, and Kayleigh all try to figure out which foot was their own. Kimmie, Abby, and Kayleigh guessed incorrectly, so I guess if they didn't even recognize their own foot, it might have been a hard contest!

In hindsight 2011 wasn't groundbreaking in the amount of new models that came to the site when compared to years past. I can honestly say, however, that 2011 sure did create a lot of new favorites for people with the four models who debuted and several new girls stepping up with a lot of sets during the year. You can almost say it was a changing of the guard in a way - one that continued into 2012. Keep an eye out for the Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - 2012 blog entry soon!

After asking her for years, Mileena finally showed off her super cute feet for Soles of Silk.

2011: Tidbits & Facts

- Although Abby only had one set published in 2011, it marked a return for her after a three year absence. The set was one I loved so much, especially for how well her wrinkled soles were captured (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- Mindee's Log Cabin set in 2011 is one of my all time favorites as I got a lot of great views of her soles, teal painted toes, which all happened following her removing a pair of Ugg Boots and socks (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- Charlee was also very eager to do a size teasing set and was quite convincing about her views on small vs. large fellas (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- Most of the sets Cierra had published in 2011 were shot in 2010, but it took me forever to get them published.

- No matter how much I wiped off the table following Jordana's Baby Oil set (Sample 01 / Sample 02), it still felt slick in the area she poured the oil all over her feet.

- The week following Ryan's debut in her Wu's Feet Links feature set, she had her first set posted on Soles of Silk itself (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- The day I shot Olivia for the first time a setting in my camera had reset down to the lowest quality setting. I went back and reshot the first part of the set, but didn't pay attention to which sandal Olivia removed. Once I reviewed the set, the lower quality images were still usable and I included them into the set. If you got through the full set in the members section, she actually is removing her left and then her right shoe back and forth. No one ever made mention of it (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- Charlee almost fell on her ass when shooting her Fruit Salad set in her kitchen (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- Mileena had no problem getting her feet all muddy the first day we went out to do photos when she posed her feet at a water pump (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- It took Mindee until 2011 to do a food smashing set, but she did so in a very sloppy way when she rubbed banana creampie pudding all over her feet while eating some vanilla wafers and drinking milk (Sample 01 / Sample 02).

- A lot of Jamie's sets published in 2011 were shot in 2010 while at the beach. She actually did some sets in 2011, some of which were published, others of which didn't make it onto the site until 2012.

Jamie and Charlee stepped up as two of the site's regular and most popular models in 2011.

Sunday's Shoot - Felicia (New Model)

Last week I met with Kaycee to shoot the site's Halloween-themed set, which I later wrote about in the blog, "Monday's Shoot - Kaycee." In that blog I made mention of a girl named Felicia. Felicia was responsible for creating Kaycee's costume and doing her make up (and wounds). She's really good at that sorta thing and it is something she's been doing for years. In that blog I also mentioned that Felicia would be posing for Soles of Silk the following week. Well, today she did just that!

I have worked with Felicia for a couple of years. When she was hired she wasn't old enough to pose for the site. After she turned 18, however, I never approached her as I had this idea in my head that she'd flat out refuse. As you can plainly see, I was wrong about that!

A few days prior to Kaycee's shoot Felicia mentioned that she'd like to also pose for Soles of Silk. I asked her if she was serious as I always found her to be a bit teasing and hard to read - hence why I figured she'd refused me had I asked. She assured me she was being honest and I told her that I'd love to have her and was glad she was interested. Of course she still had fun teasing me though. It's just how she is and honestly, I love that about her.

After assisting with Kaycee's shoot last week, today it was her turn to show off her size 8.5 feet. She painted her nails a gun metal gray color, which I actually saw on her fingers at work on Saturday. When I asked her what color her toes were going to be, she told me they matched. She also added that she hates not matching her fingers and toes. I told her I loved the color and loved matching fingers and piggies.

Later that night, after we had both left work, we exchanged texts about possible shoot locations and themes. Felicia told me that she really wanted to wear her Star Wars leggings in one of the sets, so the ball was in my court to figure out how to make that work. After a few minutes I came up with the idea to have her reading some Star Wars novels or comics - if she happened to have them, that is. Luckily her boyfriend has a collection of some of the novels, so she grabbed them. She added that she was going to wear her Star Wars Vans too. I loved the idea, but made a personal request of her wearing them with no socks.

"Sure," she responded. "So I can get stinky feet?"

She went on to tease me a little bit about liking sweaty girl feet, but it's true, so why not own it? Plus, I'm getting quite used to her playful comments and jokes. She sure didn't seem to mind me rubbing those sweaty feet today, but more on that later!

It was 11:30 a.m. and I had just pulled up to Felicia's house. She put her bags in my trunk and we were on our way to a school courtyard for the first set. I wanted something a little more urban than our planned second location, so this courtyard fit the bill. There were numerous benches surrounded by gardens, which in turn, were surrounded by the campus buildings. it looked like the perfect place to read up on some Star Wars to me. It also looked like the perfect place to see Felicia's soles for the first time. She had sent me a teaser shot of her toes the night before, so I was anxious to finally see her soles. If you didn't see it, you can find ther foot selfie shot she sent me posted to the site's Instagram account, @SolesofSilk.

We placed the collection of novels on a bench and I quickly explained how I do things when I shoot. Felicia had seen Kaycee's shoot the week before, but I just wanted to go over the basics anyhow. I wanted her to feel as comfortable as possible and enjoy posing.

Felicia was already wearing her shoes when I picked her up. I asked her if she was wearing any socks because I was going to have her take them off before we began the set. Plus she teased wearing little footy socks the night before. She wanted torment me about the possibility of her not doing the shoes and no socks thing since she knew I'd like it. She didn't, however, and promised me her feet were as bare as can be inside those shoes, saying so with a little devilish smirk.

I really liked Felicia's Star Wars Vans and I wanted to be sure to get quite a few photos of her in them, as well as her kicking them from her feet. They are one of her favorite pairs of shoes too. And no, they don't stink as I gave them a quick sniff - which caused her to yell at me, even though she gave them a quick sniff after I did. Oh well, I had to know.

As the set went along Felicia eventually became barefoot and I got to gaze upon her soles for the first time. Of course she quickly tried to wipe any sweat off her feet once her shoes came off. I slapped her hand away the second time and wiped it off for her. They weren't really that sweaty - just a little warm. It was fun embarrassing her just a little for having sweaty feet though. She had been teasing me and putting me in my place for the last few days. Had to get in a little bit of payback.

A little past the halfway point of this set Felicia laid on her stomach to do some pose shots (feet behind, face in front). I sat down on the end of the bench and grabbed her foot. She didn't seem to care, especially since she had insisted that I give her a proper foot rub and that I had better live up to the reputation days before. I proceeded to give her a nice little rub mid-shoot and that's when she told me quite the funny story.

Apparently Felicia had asked her boyfriend to give her a foot rub because her feet hurt the night before our shoot. He told her no and said, "Isn't Patrick going to give you one tomorrow? Get him to do it."

When I heard that I had to laugh. I asked her if he meant she should ask me, or if she told him that she was going to have me do it. Apparently she told him I was going to rubbing. All I could say is, "wow!" Guess she was right when she told me she has a dominant personality.

I rubbed her feet for another 10-15 minutes, which would have been longer, but we had to wrap things up on the first set. We did a few more photos and a video clip before packing up our things and heading back to the car to head to our second location.

Our second shoot was planned to be more of a nature, fall season theme. I had seen a neat boardwalk trail recently while shooting with Emerald and thought it would be nice to save the area for an autumn theme. Sadly the leaves hadn't changed as much as I thought they would have by this time, but there was still some color splotches when it came to the tree leaves.

Felicia changed in the car prior to the set so that she was now wearing some boots, this time with socks, as well as a jacket. We walked most of the length of the boardwalk until we found a nice little spot without too many overhead shadows from the trees. There were also a couple of benches nearby, so I figured they would help with some pose variation.

This shoot took a little longer than I had planned due to countless people walking by, most of which, were walking their dogs. It was a nice day, plus it was a Sunday, so it looks like we weren't the only people out taking advantage of the weather. 

Eventually Felicia was able to pull both her boots and socks off, but only after starting and stopping too many times to count due to people coming by. Because of that, we jokingly came up with a code word system. If she saw people approaching behind me she'd say, "grilled cheese." If I saw people approaching from behind her, I said "corn dog," which of course she misheard as "horn dog." 

We snapped a few more photos with her feet totally bare and decided to go ahead and end shooting for the day. Felicia had to be back in time to go to work and I had some people coming by later on. I watched her slip her socks and boots back on and we finished up the day.

I'm really glad Felicia approached me about posing for the site. She said she had a good time and I know if we had done this sooner I would have shot her a few times by now. If her first shoots were any indication, any future sets should be good times! Plus, I thinking she'll be asking for, no demanding, more foot rub time before long...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Soles of Silk Update - October 22, 2014

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Jasey Rae's chubby little toes and warm feet get pulled out of her well worn pink tennis shoes while at the park (62 images)

Video - Olivia sits in the surf at the beach and gets her feet covered in sand and salt water (145 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Bobbie has been added to the Celebrating 10 Years Avatars page of the Downloads area

Interviews (Wu's Feet Links) - 1 new interview with Bailey Paige has been added to the Wu's Feet Links Interviews Blog |Read Interview|

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday's Shoot - Kaycee

Right about now Kaycee should be finished washing all the blood off of her body. Today's shoot saw her covered in it - a gaping wound on her side with her ribs exposed. No, she didn't get hit by a train or anything, but we actually did shoot on train tracks. Before I go any further, however, let me jump backward in time to preface this shoot.

For several months Kaycee and I had been talking about doing a Halloween shoot for Soles of Silk. I showed her some of the ones I've done in the past featuring the likes of Kelsey (Sample 01 / Sample 02), Kayleigh (Sample 01 / Sample 02 / Sample 03 / Sample 04), and Layla (Sample 01 / Sample 02) and she was overly excited to do one as well. But what to do? I wanted it to take it to the next level.

Shortly after coming up with the idea to shoot a Halloween set I decided it would be nice to ask my friend, and soon to be model for Soles of Silk, Felicia, to help us out. Felicia is big into cosplay and has created so many neat looking outfits and can make one heck of an exposed rib wound! Needless to say, she was on board as soon as I asked.

Our first plan for the set was to do a character from a popular video game series. I was very much into this idea, but as time drew closer, I felt like I just didn't have a good location to shoot the set. We put the idea on the back burner for now, but it is one I'd still very much like to do. We then decided on doing a zombie school girl theme instead, but make her a little nerdy as well.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and Felicia and I had been grabbing props and clothing for Kaycee's shoot. Things were coming along nicely and I was overly eager to do this shoot. Well, today was the day and to say this shoot was fun would be an understatement!

Felicia got out of her class around noon and I headed out shortly thereafter to meet up with these two fun loving cuties. Much to Felicia's dismay, we met at a park to find it completely empty. A small trail at the back end of the park led to the tracks, but Felicia was really hoping the park would have been packed so everyone would have seen Kaycee in her gory goodness! Oh well...

We made our way back to the tracks and walked about a quarter of a mile down to a small bridge. I really liked the way the bridge looked and thought the setting would be perfect for the set. Just shooting on the tracks would limit poses, but there was enough at the bridge to change things up a bit.

After setting down our items Felicia started throwing blood all over Kaycee's body. I just watched as she worked her artistry. She does great work and I'm glad she's going to pose this coming week as well. She's got some ideas she wants to do and I'm sure you'll see her do some of her cosplay magic in the future.

Once Kaycee was a bloody mess it was time for photos. We began the set shooting a lot of full body shots. I was feeling a little artistic and wanted to take a handful of non-foot fetish photos to begin the day. I even adjusted the contrast and exposure afterward to give it a harder look. What do you guys think?

Eventually we moved on to those adorable little feet that had been trapped in her school girl shoes and stockings for over an hour at that point. I also told Kaycee to go ahead and flash that cute smile of hers in this portion of the set. As much as I liked the blank stares and somber feeling of a zombie bitten Kaycee, it was time to have some fun.

Kaycee gave her shoe straps a tug and proceeded to show off her stocking clad feet - all covered in blood and grime. Watching those toes spread in her opaque stockings sure looked cute too!

Eventually Kaycee would pull the first stocking down her leg and off her blue toenails. A lot of fans have told me how they love seeing poses with one sock/stocking on and one off. I made sure to get in quite a few of those here. Once we had enough, the second stocking was then pulled off as well.

Kaycee posed for a bunch of photos showing off her size 7.5 feet before we decided to go ahead and wrap things up. I handed my camera off to Felicia to take some photos for herself and then we were done for the day.

I normally don't go all out with costumes like this in my sets, instead electing more for the girl next door look. But in all honesty, this was a lot of fun to do. And since Felicia asked me to pose, I'm thinking you haven't seen the last of her talents on Soles of Silk. It was a team effort today and the results were amazing.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Soles of Silk Update - October 15, 2014

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Abby shows her hometown spirit dressed from head to toes (especially the toes) in the black and orange (69 images)

Photos - Abby shows off her dirty soles while out on the third base bag at a local ball diamond (26 images)

Video - Abby pulls off her socks while out on the ball diamond to show her hometown pride (127 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Lela Beryl has been added to the Celebrating 10 Years Avatars page of the Downloads area

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Soles of Silk Update - October 8, 2014

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Lela Beryl shows off her super soft bare feet while playing some handheld video games - a fantasy every gamer with a foot fetish has certainly had (68 images)

Video - Reagan sticks a bunch of rubber jacks between her toes while she goofs around on a bench behind a school (128 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Megan Jones has been added to the Celebrating 10 Years Avatars page of the Downloads area

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday's Shoot - Abby

For the last few weeks Abby and I have been talking about what to do for the set we had planned to shoot today, October 6. I thought of a few possible locations in the days leading to today, but when the Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in three games in the American League Divisional Series, a new idea blossomed.

Earlier in the year I had planned on doing an Orioles set with Aspen, but due to her standing me up for the shoot and then moving on in life from me and pretty much all of her friends, I was left without the set. As the season went along, I decided too much time had passed from opening day to have someone else do it. Well, now that we've made the playoffs and advanced to play the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series, there is certainly reason to show some hometown pride! So an Orioles set it was!

I met up with Abby today and our initial plan was to head down to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to shoot outside the stadium. We learned shortly before our shoot, however, that the team would be returning home and fans were invited to welcome them back at the stadium. Since Abby had plans and I didn't want to fight crowds for parking and to shoot the photos, we decided to alter our plans. Plus, I had shot outside the stadium with Kayleigh back in 2010 (Sample 01 / Sample 02), so it was nice to do something more unique.

I picked Abby up from her house and we made our way to a local shop for some props and shorts for the set. Our new plan was to go to a ball diamond. Once we figured out what we wanted in the set, we were on our way.

Once we arrived Abby and I walked to the far end of the athletic fields to a diamond far from the people who were already there. After our short walk we pulled out some of the props and figured out how we wanted to shoot the set.

Abby shows her team spirit wearing the hometown colors of orange & black.

Abby began the set in the socks she grabbed from the store earlier. She loved all their different patterns, so I told her to get them. They were certainly busy to the eye, but still awesome! 

I shot a handful of photos before I had Abby pull those socks from her feet. And once she did that her awesome pedicure was on display for the first time. Before our shoot she had gotten her toes painted black and orange and loved how they came out. I loved them too and know all of you will.

We shot a bunch of barefoot shots and then moved onto a video clip. As soon as the clip started a gust of wind blew her hair all over the place and we had to restart the clip. We began again and toward the end of the clip the same thing happened. Oh well, the joys of shooting outdoors!

With the set and clip wrapped up we decided to go out onto third base and shoot a handful of photos on the diamond itself. I'm either going to post these the week after the main set goes online, or the same week - I'm not quite sure yet.

Until then... Go O's!