Pink Panther Magazine
My model mania
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This is my best friend, Kristy, otherwise known as darkgrrl. I keep insisting she find a new nick name because she is the furthest thing from dark. She is my ray of light, my hope, my best friend. If it wasn’t for her, I would most likely be in a mental home, or even more physically ill if that can even be fathomed.
How did we meet? Fate! A higher power had known the lives we have lived and intervened, forcing our paths to cross?
Many years ago I had the lovely opportunity to show my work at a fetish show. Being a very pure and naive girl, new to Ottawa, I had no idea what this entailed. I had an entire 20 foot by 8 foot wall full of my photography. Long story short, I had a really bad panic attack and had to vacate this venue. I left all my art there too. Little did I know that as I was outside trying to regain my composure, Kristy came walking down the stairs and seen my work. She told me that she was unable to speak and move because my work touched her deeply on a level she will never find the right words for.
You see, we both grew up being a silent loner…bullied, an outcast to everyone human. I channeled my trauma’s through my art and I think this is how I reached her?
Days later I got an email from her telling me she wanted to buy some of my work. This was the first time someone had contacted me about buying my work. We met a week later. A week after that I started photographing her as my model. She is my dream model, my muse. I believe she is thee most beautiful woman, inside and out.
The second time we spent time together we both couldn’t sleep the night before…it was like being a little kid waiting for Santa to come as FINALLY we have met another soul that had completed our very own. It was 9 hours of bliss that day, and I found myself naturally being more open and honest with everything real and raw with her, things in which I had never told another soul. I am glad I did.
The title of this is so significant. I am so proud of my dear darkgrrl as she braved it and went to group anxiety class with me. It was a 3-4 month class. We went from always taking everything the wrong way, looking at the groud, being poor communicators…to being able to talk in front of 20 people. She has come so very far and I am so happy I got to take it with her. I am so freaking proud of you Kristy. I love you?
Side note: throughout the last 3 years of being chronically ill, this woman has accompanied me to every doctor, neurosurgeon, hospital appointment and emergency. I love her beyond any living soul and that will never change. Because I am poor and chronically exhausted I try and create beautiful works of art of her as a thank you for loving me so unconditionally.
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