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21 January 2010 @ 12:31 pm
I just found out that last year I was also the audience pick winner as well as #2 jury pick. Why am I just finding this out now? Because they FORGOT TO TELL ME.

I still protest there are no fancy ribbons for winning. Well really no prizes at all. Not even a website feature or mention. Lame.
23 June 2009 @ 07:28 pm

Queen: Ade
Guards: Morgan & Christopher
Crowd: Sara, Wendy, Tara, Kiyan, Lehanna, Jessica

Costuming by Artana & Crowd

03 March 2009 @ 01:51 am
I got 3 out my 5 entries into SEAF which is pretty fancy. I was very very surprised. I have 3 pieces out of 215 pieces chosen from 2,100 submissions received from 530 artists in 38 states and 29 countries."

The accepted pieces were:
Bedouin aka Hidden
Two of Swords
The Devil
24 January 2009 @ 07:20 pm

A good Day #2, originally uploaded by Ms.Artana.

which do you like better

24 January 2009 @ 07:06 pm

#1 A Good Day, originally uploaded by Ms.Artana.

Do you like #1 or #2 better?

23 January 2009 @ 03:29 pm
This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.
15 October 2008 @ 03:16 pm
Oh I know it's a long shot but...

.... do any of you know any young ladies between the ages of 12-15?

I need to get a shot of a girl and a boy in their first kiss. I have a handsome young gentleman willing to take a bullet for art but not a girl.

It's all sweet and innocent, I swear. I will need a parental release form signed.

In other news I am looking for another not so young lady to stage play the horizontal mombo with this man

not at all innocent. He's gay so lady parts mean nothing to him, you will still be chaste! Ping me and I'll let you know the details. It's alot less naughty than you think.
06 October 2008 @ 02:22 pm
Went to the lake and ran into a car show on the way.

it's trite I know I just couldn't help myself

I shot actually more in polaroid but I havn't scanned them in yet.
02 July 2008 @ 02:13 pm
What I love about this photo is hte classic body posture of the modle. Very pin up. Coy, yet relaxed, and alluring.

One day I'll grow up and be LP

Her body shape is a perfect model for a marble sculpture.

13 March 2008 @ 01:54 pm

I have a photoshoot March 22nd at 12 pm and I need a lookout/crowd control/ photog assitant minion. My usually minion is unavailable.

Anyone up for it?
03 February 2008 @ 05:54 pm
It was winter in Kew Gardens so most of this was in a hot house which is really difficult to keep your lens from fogging. I had to utilize snorkeling tricks.

This was about 50 yards away in the middle of a pond. Yea long lens! Wish I'd had a tripod with me.

21 January 2008 @ 04:30 pm
Ingo Pixel

The woman behind the beauty. notice the lack of make-up....
21 December 2007 @ 02:38 pm

This is the SEAF entry I made for the SEAF that is not happing. I would have printed it in 3X4 foot.

Oh and if I am gonig to hell for anything, it's this.

Model: Alex
Makeup: Ingo Pixel
21 December 2007 @ 02:37 pm
Joelle Dirty and I had planned another shoot but the other model didn't show up. So with a paid studio and a photog assistant to beat up we did some shots.

Model: Joelle Dirty & Chip Quinn
Makeup: Ingo Pixel
Hair: Meagan
Costume: Me
20 December 2007 @ 12:43 pm
27 November 2007 @ 02:44 pm
Go take the poll
14 November 2007 @ 09:10 pm

Model: Sara Fletcher
Make up/Costume/Hair/Styling: Me
10 October 2007 @ 10:00 am
Hey kids. Do you think you could help me pimp my benefit calendar a little? If you have a blog, and I just bet some of you do, or a website could you do a little soft shoe for the cause? 100% of the proceeds go to local and national AIDS foundations ranging from resrching to sex workers to Hospice care

The URL is aidforseattleaids.com and I made some pretty banners for you to choose from, if you are so inclined.

mkay pretty please and thank you.




02 October 2007 @ 12:04 pm
Hey kids. It's done. I finished it last night. If you would be so kind as to help me spread the word you would be hot sauce in my pants. For shooting it in two days it dosen't appear to suck.

I wrote this blurb but feel free to amend it as you see fit. Spread the love!

"I wanted to announce to that the Aid for Seattle Aids 2008 Calendar & Store is here! The calendar and shop were created as a fundraiser for local and national AIDS foundations. Together with the help of Carol McNeilly& 12 Amazing Men they were able to create this luscious calendar for you. The shop features photographs and design by Artana of famed Shot in The Dark Photography.com. So start your holiday shopping early! www.aidforseattleaids.com"

Oh yes, go buy it too.
01 October 2007 @ 08:58 pm

01 October 2007 @ 04:59 pm
Which is your favorite?
01 October 2007 @ 10:13 am
Mr. February

Mr. March

24 September 2007 @ 03:44 pm
24 September 2007 @ 03:26 pm
17 September 2007 @ 08:12 pm
So sunday was a looooong day

Mr. May:

Mr. October:

Mr. August

Mr. January

Mr. April

Mr. December
12 September 2007 @ 05:58 pm
I desperately need 5 more male models to finish off the calendar. Please please pass the word.
12 September 2007 @ 04:16 pm
12 September 2007 @ 12:39 pm
I am currently shooting a hot mens calendar that, I hope, to have done by the 29th. The calendar will be going on sale for $29.95 (plus $5shipping) 100% of all proceeds are donated to foundations such as Life Long Aids Alliance, Bailey Boushay House, Delta Society, Rise N Shine, & Sistah 2 Sistah. If you are interested in the Calendar I am taking pre sales. http://www.artana.net/cal/aids07/AIDS_CAl_2007.html
05 September 2007 @ 08:55 am
I need 7 more models for the AIDS Calendar. TFP

I am still trying to get it done by the end of September.

If you have people for me or need a excuse to kick somone in the but to get me the model form needed http://www.shotinthedarkphotography.com/Contact.html#model now is the time. I will not consider any model until this form is sent to me.

I want to do a big long all day photoshoot Sunday Sept 16th. Starting from 10am until I am done. I need a two hour time slot some time that day to shoot each model. We'll hash out details later. Also I want to shoot that following week in the evenings after 6 pm and I have one slot available Saturday night the 15th.

I want to publish their gender preference and HIV status with their picture. I’m looking for all gender preferences. The idea is that AIDS can affect anyone. Also this is not a big nudy man calendar. I am looking for sultry all clothes on to bare buns, depending on the level of nudity the models are comfortable with. Sexy comes in all forms.

So help a girl out and find me some nice man flesh ;)
27 August 2007 @ 10:24 am
I got these photos from Midori's PA, Kelley who was shooting behind the scenes here and there at our shoot.

WARNING: There are naked parts exposed http://www.shotinthedarkphotography.com/behindthescene/devilshoot/
27 August 2007 @ 10:11 am
I did a triple shoot this weekend, two for the Darling Darkling Calendar and one for the AIDS calendar. My mood started out super tired and cranky where nothing was right and ended on a super positive "aren't I a bad ass" sort of idiots euphoria.

In the midst of my IE I reflected upon how amazingly fortunate I am to have met the people I have who help me do my shoots. My work would not be half as cool without the generous donation of makeup skills, random horse lending, and someone to help me pull down bikini bottoms. I am just really really really lucky to have all these generous artistic supportive folks around me to help me in creating my visions.


to all the people who have helped me on all these shoots.

Wow you guys amazing.

24 August 2007 @ 02:06 pm
I want a heavily tattooed full lipped vixen for my Darling Darkling Calendar. If you know anyone send them here
17 August 2007 @ 11:32 am
I shot the cover for the Aids calendar. Here is a mock up of the cover:

I still need a slogan and a title. The 12 months are going to be your average man studly with the Artana twist. here will be no man part nudity but lots of hot and heavy sexy. what I want to promote is that AIDs isn't a death sentence anymore, the money and reassurance has gone far in the care of HIV patients. They are not bed riddled corpses, this cover shot proves that. Sex isn't a death sentence but we still need to be careful. I want to celebrate the life all the fund raisers have prolonged and bettered.

Anywho anyone have any title or slogan ideas?
14 August 2007 @ 09:53 am

I have a shoot on Wednesday and we will be shooting in public. I need a wingman to help manage crowd control and answer stupid people questions. Basically you need to keep the people away form me and the model so we can get the shoot done. this sometimes involves talking to authorita people. My usually wingman is busy. Anyone available?

We will be shooting in West Seattle at about 5:30, traffic permitting. I can pick you up DT or on Cap Hill.
13 August 2007 @ 11:16 am

I have 5 of the 12 men I am looking for for the Aids Calendar. Please pass the word. I want to get this done in time for the walk at the end of September.

Pass the word please!

Looking for fit males comfortable in sexually suggestive images. Nudity is optional.
09 August 2007 @ 03:56 pm

One of my models backed out for a 8/19 shoot. I need a replacement. Only their backside is required. Something that looks like this

If anyone has such a buttocks or knows anyone please pass the word.
08 August 2007 @ 05:37 pm
I loved this so much I had to share...what our poor photog assitants have to put up with

This is by Mr. Ambler

31 July 2007 @ 11:03 am
One of the peices I lent BYOA was stolen, a framed Dirty Seafood The insulting bit was the SOAP board who decided what the piece was worth for reimbursement. That was as charming as getting your car assessed by an insurance agent. I guess some reimbursement money is better than none. I'm also glad I used a pre fab frame vs the nice custom one I was going to buy. Worse still is I am sure it was tossed away into some rubbish bin.

In happy thoughts here is a picture from SEAF that I just found of the "I, Spy" piece lovingly referred to as the coffin. I wish I could hire her to just sit like that in front of the box for every show.

I staged this photo but because I wasn't an official photog @ SEAF I had to grab an event photog that was kind enough to take it for me.

17 July 2007 @ 02:09 pm

Pic by Tatiana

So, anyone go to BYOA? How was it? Was my peice fabulous?
13 July 2007 @ 01:39 pm
Go see my ART...

"This a reminder for the third annual Bring Your Own Art Show. We are
tremendously excited about the responses we have received.

Just a quick reminder for participating artists that the set-up time
for the event is 1:00 PM -
7:00 PM on July 14th. The event starts at 9:00 PM and will go until 2:00

admission. a $10 donation is suggested.

The event is happening at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, which is
located at 4408 Delridge Way SW.

Youngstown is just a short drive from downtown Seattle:

From Interstate 5 or State Route 99, take the West Seattle Bridge
Exit. Take the Delridge Way SW (South Seattle Community College) Exit.
Turn Left into the Youngstown Cultural Center parking lot just past SW
Genesee Street at 4408 Delridge Way SW.

The Youngstown Cultural Arts Center offers free parking.

Thank you!

09 July 2007 @ 03:59 pm
I just finished processing this set for Kika of www.yourpartygirls.com

22 May 2007 @ 04:37 pm

Model: Jessica (2 feet) & Luna (4 feet)
Props: Cat Gray http://www.morbidtendencies.com/
Horse Wrangler: Jenny
Costuming/Hair/Makeup: Me
16 May 2007 @ 10:30 am

Model: Wendy
11 May 2007 @ 10:47 am
You know it's bound to happen...

Shortly after my World post a friend of mine showed me this

Apparently Orange Goblin and I are on the same magic bus ride.

Oh the shame of it...
10 May 2007 @ 08:37 pm

AKA the Space Smurf!

ref: http://www.learntarot.com/maj21.htm
Space photos: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) & Apollo 17 (Earth) (rights free ref http://hubblesite.org/)
Model: Consuelo Crow and yes she is due in about 2 weeks

This is a combination of 28 layers and 5 images; 3 nebula, 2 deep star shots, one planet, one model

Maa is "Earth" in Finnish and Estonian
09 May 2007 @ 09:30 pm

Ref http://learntarot.com/pa.htm
Model: Sara
MakeUp: Ingo
Costume: Me
07 May 2007 @ 10:59 pm
In cleaning up the deck and reorginizing the photos I decided to replace two cards:

07 May 2007 @ 10:58 pm

Model: Zev
04 May 2007 @ 10:24 am
This is one of the most arresting leatherman photos I have ever seen