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My goodness, this thread has been viewed 157 times, but has no responses yet. I guess I'll just have to be brave, and be the first D.C. area lesbotronic member to step up!

Hi. I'm Bird, but you can call me Robin. I'm a kitten, I'm a pixie, I'm a bookworm, I'm a photographer, I'm a feminist warrior. My actual LesboTronic profile has all sorts of information about me, so I won't ramble too much. My profile on this forum has a little information about me as well, and includes a link to the website where much of my work (and my heart) goes. I'm interested in passionate people and passionate connections, whatever their nature may be.

Hopefully now some more D.C. area folks will step up and share! Come out, come out, wherever you are!

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hi there, belle soft stud! you're certainly waaay cuter than the older male clerks at my local 7-11. i would probably blush bright pink over my slurpee, if you were serving me! (we're from the same town, though... i wonder...!)

i looked at some of the other photo posts, and saw people were linking to larger pictures of themselves. and since i'm a portrait photographer, i can't help but follow suit. (plus, maybe if i share more, a few other folks will come out to play with us!)

a little more of me:

a wintery close-up of me and my handmade mittens.
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a picture from a particularly vampy photo shoot.
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something a little less 'professional'; just me being my silly self.
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and one more winter-inspired shot....
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your turn, everybody else!
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Robinbird,

WOW, who is the photographer? These are great photos, great layouts and Brilliant use of color.

One of my hobbies is reading magazines (InStyle, Vogue, Allure) etc., and photography magazines, art, etc...I look at the layouts, clothes especially that are combined with artistic layouts/combos, and so forth -- jewelry too, as both me and my partner make jewelry/redo vintage, etc.

The use of color in your pictures and the poses are So Good...were these your ideas? There is this one site, I think is probably some of the best photo art (women) and its from Brazil I think, its a tattoo showing and body art, but anyway your photos remind me of that site...they are That good. You are very photogetic btw, beautiful skin, face structure.

Sorry I know this isn't my posting pic here, lol (I am NOT photogenic whatsoever, and my skin, well, lets just say I wasn't blessed by the goddesses on that one, lol...

but I had to comment on the photos, the one with you standing and the green bra/top with the color of fushia, and the top, I love the color of your hair and your eyes together, really brings out the eyes. And your winter photo, the eye makeup is great choice with the jacket...

Brillliant...make up application too (my artist friend Laura could do makeup like that, she could just literally transform her face into several looks). These are actually very professional photos...(in my opinion, I'm no expert but I think they are that good).

I'll see if I bookmarked that one tattoo site and post it here, think you would like it, the layouts (and oh, the tattoos are oh to die for, lol, but then, I don't know how they would look at the age of 40, etc, being that some of them are quite large) and the site has other forms of art too...

There is a photographic site/submission on the Bitch magazine site (where I found this forum), have you considered posting your photos? If these layout ideas are yours, or is a teamwork effort, etc., there's some real talent there...

Kahloeyes
"Both the oppressed classes, women and the immediate producers, must understand that their emancipation will come from themselves. Women will find allies in the better sort of men, But the one has nothing to hope from man as a whole" Eleanor Marx

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kahloeyes

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Robinbird,

lol, I guess I should read the profiles first (you even mentioned it on your post)...you're the photographer...

well you are very good. I would have paid more attention but at the moment my two daughters are like driving me batty (one teen and one nine year old, fighting over the dumbest things -- aaargh).

Do you work with black and white photography too? I've been studying some (here and there when I get time) Tina Modotti's work, stumbled onto her work (and who she was, etc) when reading up on Frida Kahlo.

Come to think of it, are you the photographer that does the photography on the Bitch site I was mentioning? I browsed through that site a while back, excellent photos. I will have to go back and look...

you do exceptional work and would love to see more...have you ever thought of checking out the costume shops? There is this really neat one in the city where we live, they have everything from Stevie Nicks type apparrel to French Emperoress dresses, most people go there for halloween,

but we went in there one time and it was like, oh my god being in some Hollywood film archive...I could spend all day in that place, you can be just about anybody, lol. But I would think you could really get some gorgeous shots using some of the different time eras, with a twist or something...would be a fun project.

I don't know how many of you watched that Top Model show (yea, my daughters got me hooked into that, lol, but funny neither one of my daughters want to be models now, lol), but they had that one photo shoot, with the two personalities, they took one photo of the woman in her one egos, and another of her in her opposite ego, like, opposites, then they combined them together, both of them facing each other.

I thought it was genius...I would wonder if you could do one with like, one persona of butch, and another persona of femme, same woman, both staring at each other, etc? Might be interesting...

thats the beauty of photography though, I mean its such a creative tool, can be, as well as surreal and realistic, etc. I read the other day that Delia Brown photographs her scenes first before painting them, I've been thinking of doing that myself on some abstract work, sometimes its hard to paint image by mental images, (well for me that is)...I'll look for that site today and post it on here. Some of the body art/tattoos are incredible and the photo shoots are good.

Kahloeyes
"Both the oppressed classes, women and the immediate producers, must understand that their emancipation will come from themselves. Women will find allies in the better sort of men, But the one has nothing to hope from man as a whole" Eleanor Marx

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kahloeyes

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Robinbird,

LOL, You are the one, that site, lol...thats one site (alongside the Bitch magazine) that I bookmarked. ROFL

The photographs are beautiful, erotic, sensual, I love the feather, lol. And I will say, in all the photos I have seen of women, particularly sensual, lesbian erotica is some of the best, the essense of women's sensuality really comes out. Men try to depict it, but the photos of most, are missing something, some quality, and lesbian erotica (women produced) catches that.

This was some of what I meant in one post, when I said heterosexual women could really benefit from lesbian sites, and what I meant was, there is that special element, of feminity, like this primal sense, that women have but many are not aware of (not wording this right) because of how we've been trained to perceive ourselves (through the eyes of men) that many women ache for, long to tap into, but can't break through barriers (I'm speaking in regards to heterosexual women)...

I also wonder too, because in other cultures, women touch each other more, are more open about their feelings, whereas in our society, its very sort of standoffish, or space conscious, etc. For example, years ago, when I dated this man from Afghanistan, we watched this home video of a wedding in Pakastan. Now this is a segregated sect (Islam) and the women were in one room, the men in another. The women were sitting in a square and the bride was dancing in the middle. The older women were banging on these drums, very sensual beat, and this beautiful bride was dancing, writhing in this sensual almost snake like way...and then other women joined in the dancing, they danced with each other, holding hands, embracing, and it was so sensual and a celebration of love, family, clan.

Everytime I went to the house, it was lots of hugging and kissing on the cheek, and we (the sisters and me) would talk, very intimately about love, passion, more openly, and I have to say, I don't see that often among women here in U.S. Another example, like in some cultures, when a child is born, all the women are in the room, and they scream like this joyous holler, at the time the child is born...I mean, its like these goddesses with this power, in their voices...

thats what I meant on that one post about women tapping into that source of woman power, and in my experience, I have learned so much about myself, through my relationships (so far friendships) with lesbians and I have to say, that in my relationships with heterosexuals, that openess isn't there...usually the talk centers around bitching about the men in their lives and its so, like, energy sapping. Its like, there's these barriers there, or something, its hard for me to explain but I think, our society/norms, patriarchy has robbed from women So much...more than we may be aware of.

I'm thinking outloud here and I can't really put it into words what I feel, or am trying to say, but I have noticed, just how much I have changed, in not only searching within myself, but in looking and reading lesbian forums. My coming out was before (I'm bi) I ever looked at any lesbian writings or looking through sites, etc., but so much helped me to understand, not so much about my bisexuality but about areas that I had neglected or was buried (emotional, mental, etc).

If any of that makes any sense, lol.

Where do you get those big feathers btw? LOL

Kahloeyes
"Both the oppressed classes, women and the immediate producers, must understand that their emancipation will come from themselves. Women will find allies in the better sort of men, But the one has nothing to hope from man as a whole" Eleanor Marx

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oh my goodness, lovely miss kahloeyes, i'm honoured to be the recipient of so many replies! it was rather funny coming to the boards, as i read all your messages at once: first complimenting the photos, then complimenting me... then realizing the very site you were going to show me was my own! how silly & marvelous all at once.

i definitely don't want it to seem like i'm taking advantage of lesbotronic to promote my site (it's not run for profit, anyways, the fees are only to keep things going) -- but i do want to thank you so, so much for your kinds words. i work for a number of alternative erotica sites, but i had many particular goals in starting my own. i wanted it to be a true community; the women are all friends, lovers, lovers of friends, etcetera. it's truly a community woven from love! (a community that probably has many of the same goals as the women who started this lovely site, if i had to guess!)

and i also had many goals in terms of representation: as you say, many times a lot of womens' real sensuality is lost in translation by men. for me, portraiture is all about finding the inner beauty of a woman, and bringing it to the surface. that is why our models vary in size, race, culture, sexuality, class, everything... we are brought together by feminism and our support of each other. (and by the fact that we're primarily a queer community, and very much a place for femmes to be visible!) but diversity is so important to me; showing the beauty in each diverse and sparkling woman. as is showing the real, raw sensuality in these women -- and in women together, kissing, making love. we will have lots more couples sets in the future, and i just can't wait to get working on them! so many lesbian erotica/porn photographs online are very fake-feeling, very plastic. i really aim to show the emotion and passion that two women truly feel when together; that is a huge goal for me, and something i think the online photo world is really missing!

it's funny... many of your ideas are ones i've already played with, or have thought of playing with. if you become a member, you'll see many sets that pull upon past eras (from 1950s pin-up girls, to antique musical instruments) -- and i have thought a lot about sets that play with the butch & femme aspects of a single model. we may well have a set coming up that involves both top hats and glittery glammy underwear beneath, we shall see! i've also thought a lot about doing a sort of classic 1950s butch-femme set with two models; perhaps even changing roles in the middle. your ideas are all wonderful, and it's terrific that you're so full of inspiration! (and a mom too -- the most important of all jobs in this world!)

the boards on the site are free, and run much like the forum here on lovely lesbotronic. you should definitely come talk to us on the boards a bit, and join the site as well if you like! it means a great deal to all of us there to hear support like yours, and it means a GREAT deal when people truly understand what we're all about. thanks so very much. i hope to see more of you around here, and perhaps around my site as well. you're simply bursting with positive energy!

**sidenote: i want to apologize to all the lovely d.c./northern virginia girls out there, for sort of taking over this thread. it is a d.c.-based queer community site we're talking about, but i realize we got a bit off-topic. i hope that more of you still come out and share yourselves with us!**
"I don't sleep, I dream."

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Hi,
I am fairly new to the area and looking to meet women. I am 27, I work in higher education, I have 2 cats, I love to read and watch tv. I have a great sense of humor and I like to have fun.
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sooooo... yeah. I can be wordy and stuff but i'll keep myself to a thousand and change for this pictographic introduction

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"look, up in the sky!"
"it's a bird!"
"it's a plane!"
"no, it's a random new girl with a photo!"

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mmm, what's going on?
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