PHOTOS OF DELIA
I'm editing a gallery of Delia's
pictures; usually she picks through and touches up her own photos so this is a rare treat for me. There's not a lot involved in our editing process (adjusting light levels, contrast, erasing hot pixels and ingrown hairs, etc. all as needed, so on many photos we don't do anything) but we do go through every single photo individually to make these minor adjustments or to delete super-repetitive or totally worthless shots with no jack-off appeal. For me this is often a time to enjoy our work, especially when they're photos I shot rather than photos I'm *in*.
The reason I'm editing this gallery? Because Delia didn't think she wanted it on her site and thought it would be better on the houseboy site
. I disagree wholeheartedly, but am glad it means the photos are in my hands now.
I guess she thinks they look too masculine; one problem with black and white photos is that they often dramatize jawbones, wrinkles, veins, hair, and all sorts of things that don't lend themselves to soft femininity. Also, she's naked in a most of the pictures and since she's not on hormones yet, her body is moderately masculine. I say that her members will still adore them. For now, her site is still marketed and named as a crossdressing site (she'll be developing a DeliaTS.com or DeliaTG.com site eventually which we'll add to our network) so we know at least some of her members ARE crossdressers who fantasize about being LIKE Delia as much as or more than they do fucking her. I'm just guessing, but I imagine it's reassuring to see her nude and occupying that grey area of gender, engaging in the familiar ritual of shaving, one of the few things a closeted guy can do regularly with minimal risk of raising suspicions. And all of those mirrors? Come on -- so loaded with a billion familiar themes.
It's amazing how much long hair or a simple bra communicates to us about someone's gender identity. Actually, it's more amazing how little
is communicated by nudity and how much we "need" clues in the form of clothing to inform us whether we should relate to someone as a woman or a man. We actually don't have a lot of full nudity on any of our sites except the houseboy site, so that makes this gallery unusual since normally we focus on striptease-style sets with emphasis on familiar fetish attire like panties, tight sweaters, stockings, etc.
I'm fascinated by this transitional period we're in, Delia changing her name legally and about to go on hormones, us hoping to get pregnant. I love photos like these ones that will be reference points everyone can use to gauge her body's progress. These are before pictures (though not the beginning by any stretch of the imagination). We'll be able to look at her muscles, her jawline, her breasts, her balls, her hips, her hands, and her ass in these photos and compare them to a year or two from now when she'll have more fat.
Today we're going to try to do an outdoor shoot of Delia, and tomorrow an outdoor shoot of me. FYI: my period started yesterday and I feel GREAT. All is well and lovely. We were actually going to try to take a whole day off today, but that's not happening (though we *are* going to have a nice lunch out), nor will it happen at all this week. As a result I feel okay about watching pure buttloads of television throughout the week. Last night we developed an outline of some of the things we need to get done for/in October and I'm looking forward to tackling those things.
Anyway, I *think* Delia is coming around and will post the full set represented in these sample pictures soon. They are so not boy pictures.
Labels: body parts, fetishes, gender issues, my trans partner, photography, PHOTOS, transition