📷 Photographer: Stephen Penton/NoESanity
Public image count: 15
Non-public image count: 26
Total individual image count: 41
Although I belly danced as an amateur/hobby in the past and love the outfits used in the art, I previously hadn’t done any photoshoots based around the theme. For a long time I have been meaning to get back into belly dance as an art, especially as it is very rare to see belly dancers with armpit hair. I think it’s definitely an aesthetic that should be seen more often.
This shoot was actually commissioned to be brought to life, so let’s all take a moment to give the commissioner thanks: he not only enabled the birth of an awesome shoot for the world to enjoy, but also remember that funds from commissions are often cycled back into art/content creation, allowing bigger and better new things in the future.
I would like to extend a third thank you to the commissioner as well, as thanks for the motivation! It was the kick in the backside I needed; I really loved the outcome of the shoot, and that makes me want to do more like it as well as practice getting back into dancing.
PS: A butterfly landed on my hip while posing for one of these, which made my day.
PSS: Diesel briefly invited herself into the shoot to photobomb, which Stephen also captured.