Of all those times when I wrote “ooh I’ve been so busy lately”, well, this takes the cake. In the last two weeks we’ve been
– emptying our apartment
– cleaning the apartment
– deciding on what to keep
– driving 4,500 kilometres in a 12-year-old Volkswagen Transporter with a puny 1.9-litre 63kW engine all the way to Malta
– looking for an apartment that will accept a dog, is in central location at Sliema and is habitable in all the other ways possible
– trying to get used (and not get ran over by) to those silly Maltese people who drive on the left side of the road
So… We’ve been pretty busy. Really, really busy. And of course, during this time I haven’t had access nor would’ve I had time to do anything creative.
Now, finally, we’re at our new home at Sliema, Malta. Thus, somehow ironically, this is the last project – for now – to be shot in Finland. The future projects will be at Malta, and we’ll be using two of my recently common models, probably even some previous ones who’ll want to travel here!
The 54th Project is about the few warmest days in Finland; test-driving a motorcycle, Yamaha XV 535, and having an another barbeque, as is tradition in Finland. On the day we shot the project, Pokemon Go was also officially released in Finland. We initially planned on playing it also, but, alas, the servers were mostly down. Ehh.
I’m a bit saddened on how the photos are not that interesting with their scenery, as we didn’t simply have the possibility to drive around on that many places; this road we drove on was rather secluded and had little to no traffic.
Maybe we can redo this in Malta, although we’ll have to get used to the traffic which differs a lot, frighteningly so, from Finnish slow-paced and very by-the-book traffic. Time will tell.
We’ll plan our first Project L at Malta as soon as possible. I’m really looking forward to it, the light is so different here than it is in Finland!
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Latex used in the project:
Black Matrix Catsuit Libidex
Black Princess Catsuit Libidex
No, no. This is where you are wrong. Latex and motorcycling is an interesting enough backdrop in itself.
Malta. Too hot for rubber?
Maybe during the day. But not during evenings nor summer! Nor inside the house, at least, as we’ve got air conditioning.
It’s surprising how easily we, silly Finns who come from -30 degrees Celsius, got used to the warmth of Malta.
Great pictures. Wish you all the best in Malta.
I love latex, i love Motorcycles, i love proud women and this is perfect……
This is a really nice photo shoot. The freedom of wearing latex and the motorcycle goes well together.
I have been on holiday in Malta and Gozo and it is a beautiful place. I foresee you taking some amazing photos at the blue Grotto, with or without the girls in latex.
The street market in Valletta is large and very diverse. It would be a nice backdrop for a photo shoot.
With such nice weather, clear warm water all around, it sound like you will have year round opportunities for outside photos.
Good luck and enjoy yourselves.
?? whtf are my comment from yesterday.. hade lot of thiong to say :/ ..It was not some bad i wrote! =(
I must say that I don’t know! I don’t remember deleting any comments lately, so I don’t really know what could’ve happened to it.
Amazing ;) great work :) but one question. How do you find your models?
Most of the models are just my friends, acquaintances or friends of friends whom I’ve asked to model. Some have approached me and asked to model. As I’ve now just moved to Malta, I’m going to have to find new ways before I get to know local people – like Model Mayhem and such.
All my passion in one set:
We have many catsuit all with attached feet and we love them !
How do you prevent feet to become slippery after some our wearing in hot sun ?
They will get slippery, no matter what you do. The only thing you can do is to simply put as little dressing aid as you can below your ankle.
As many before me, I enjoy both latex and motorcycles. Great set Tuomas!
I’m wondering, what are you even doing at Malta? My guess is studying – but why at Malta of all places? ;)
Wow. As other people on here have said, so many things are awesome in this set of photos.
Bikes, latex and girls! :-D Perfect!! Wooohooooo!!!
It must have been fun at the petrol station! :-)
I feel like your photos don’t actually achieve the goal of wearing latex as part of everyday clothing. You should rather wear ‘normal’ clothes and small details made of latex to make it look sexy but still normal. No one really wears catsuit in their everyday life.
Some might do. And it shouldn’t be frowned upon. But yes, good ideas nonetheless!
What you wrote William is interesting and I share it. Effectively wearing a latex catsuit in everyday life is not so easy, especially in warm countries :-) Even if we would like to do that.
I do customize by myself my normal clothes with latex inserts (“small details” as you wrote) and I wear them in my every day life. They are comfortable, I have the pleasure of feeling latex on my skin, they still look “normal” and at the same time moderately sexy. I enjoy that !
I have a question for Tuomas: why do you only show female models wearing latex in your photo-shots ? Do you have difficulties in finding male models or is it by choice ?
By the way, this Part 54 – Motorcycling in the summer – is by far my preferred one. Bravo !
The problem with men isn’t that it’s too difficult to find them, but instead it’s too difficult to find male models who’d like to model and not be too eager about it. I mean that there are so many males with a strong latex fetish, that so many people are way too eager to show off their latex. And that wouldn’t provide innocent photos, I think. There will be a project with men wearing latex, worry not – but it has to be the right guy. A guy without a fetish, but a keen interest on the fabric as a fashion statement. I’d also really like to shoot with someone who does not identify one’s self as neither male or female.
All and all it comes to the sad fact that men don’t really sell, while women do.
This is an interesting thought! Tuomas, I like how you don’t deny that women in latex “sell” better, and at the same time what you say about male latex fetishist also makes a lot of sense to me.
I’ve never considered this before, but seeing how some of your models, especially Maria and Leila in the latest projects, have modeled more than just once for Project L, I’m now wondering: is their interest in wearing latex also purely (or at least mostly) of a fashionable kind?
The reason I’m asking is that, up to now, it had not really occurred to me that someone could like wearing latex so much that, in spite of the disadvantages, they would choose to do it themselves – without the reason being that they have a fetish for it. Um… does that make sense…? :D
Sorry if it’s too private to ask, but how did you get started with latex Tuomas? Is your interest in it also based just on fashion, as you ask of a male model, or is there “more” to it?
In the end, a photoshoot of a Project L is not so much about latex to the models, or at least not so much after the first time one’s worn the fabric. It’s usually more about getting good-looking photos of one’s self and more about the experience as a whole. I haven’t used professional models for the projects per se, but I’ve mostly stuck with people who haven’t modelled before. There are few exceptions to this, of course, like Didi Ou, who’s been working with a lot in the modelling world.
Leila and Maria have been on the project lately a lot because they’ve got a great chemistry going on with each other, so I don’t have to create a story for them; they create the story of the project just by being themselves. Another reason is that they’ve been so available for me, and scheduling a photoshoot has been so easy. It’s not about a latex fetish, it’s about having fun as a group of friends and creating art while at it.
My own interest in latex started as a purely fetish-based thinking, but as I’ve always been into photography, it was a natural way of progression to create Project L. But when I shoot latex, it’s not about being excited. I’m not excited in any sexual way when I shoot the project; I’m working, I’m creating.
Thanks for the explanation! I can see how “Let’s wear latex together and play games/ ride a motorcycle/ go out/ …” is a totally valid motivation that makes the involvement of a fetish quite unnecessary. And the great chemistry between Leila and Maria is just undeniable :)
Especially if a fetishy interest was the beginning of it all, I think it speaks for you even more because you still manage to handle the situations professionally and not divert from Project L’s focus. Although I guess it would be easy to be like “Now do a sexy pose! Make a seductive face! …” Yet, you don’t :)
New country, new places, new job, new job interviews – would you/they go to a job interview in latex? Would something be frowned upon if your future income depends on appearing “normal”?
Oh, I’m so sorry – I completely thought I had answered this question already!
To be honest, I wouldn’t go to a job interview wearing latex, but then again, I wouldn’t go in a job interview wearing a t-shirt either. This isn’t because I’d be ashamed, but because I’d want to show the potential employer that I’m a professionally thinking candidate. And yeah, I did get a job here, and so far it’s been really awesome.
Then again, if a potential employer googles my name and goes to Photour’s Facebook site, there is a photo of me wearing latex. And I always put Project L onto my Curriculum Vitae and almost always get asked curious questions of it. Without Project L and Photour.net, I wouldn’t be really as good choice as I would be without it.
I’ve just discovered this project and have been going through it from the beginning. Amazing work!
I’m *really* glad nothing went wrong during this shoot. Latex is a second skin, and not as durable as your own. If they had wiped out on the motorcycle, they’d learn a whole new version of road rash. Even denim jackets would have been some protection; leather would be best.
“Dress for the slide, not for the ride.”
This shoot wasn’t driven on a fast speed around, mostly on a secluded road in low speeds (max 30 kph). It’s more fantasy than real life!