no. Is it art?: no.

By Cyst on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 03:15 pm:

By Cyst on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 03:20 pm:

    goddamn it.


    the photos were fine when I sent them, but he's gone and taken out the whole fucking background and blown them up so I look even more like a whore than I had intended to. christ.

    oh. I guess the black-and-white one is kind of cool. I've only seen two so far.

By Waffles on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 03:27 pm:

    your sexy cyst, and you take a fine self portrait...keep on keepin on...............i got a self portrait project i am working on tonight as a matter of fact. school started last week. we are getting deeper into chemical and film manipulation.........this project involves low light and "pushing" the film.......your pics cyst are further inspiration for me, if only i had your legs.....sheeeeeesh!!!!

By Cyst on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 03:40 pm:

    you can borrow the dress for your self-portrait project if you want. it's so light I could probably send it in a 32-cent stamp envelope (or however much postage costs in the states these days).

    the reason it's unbuttoned is that it doesn't actually fit me. but it was so beautiful and so cheap, I bought it anyway.

By Waffles on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 03:45 pm:

    i'll make loin cloth out of it...........

By Jinafishes on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 07:27 pm:

    Hmmm you got anything you could dress up in to play the part, say a victim from a hurrican or something cool like that? Hair swirled all around your head with strands here and there with the same kind of slinky outfits you got going. That'd be cool. I like the one of the camera right in front of your face, your legs are all cross-ed and stuff, near the bottom of the page. Good one.

By Antigone on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 08:08 pm:

    This one is my favorite. It's not the see through dress, it's the look on your face. The top half would make a great head shot. (from just below where your hair hits your shoulder, upwards) I also like your expression in the pic above it. (this one)

    And, Cyst, would you send me an e-mail?

By Antigone on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 08:13 pm:

    Scratch that about e-mail. I just found your address on your website...

By Waffles on Monday, August 23, 1999 - 08:24 pm:

    the b&w photo is my fav, you should be shooting b&w all the's grainy, sexy, a little more grain on that one and it would be absolutely tops.....your dark and stark features beg for mystery, keep folks already know how to tease with the little bit of flesh you do show.....your eyes can be captivating, i am not sure what you want to convery other than your sheer narcissism and exhibitionism in these photos, but your body, hair, eyes, height, legs etc all lend themselves to be further explored.......try lighting your face & body from below, you get real interesting shadows.....such as I did in this one.

    .or try hard lighting from one side, either right and left...if you play with back lighting, over expose it one stop...ah hell anyway.......look forward to more to come

By Semillama on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 - 06:53 pm:

    i just tried to view them. I played some scales on my tenor banjo while waiting for the old ones to load, and then the new ones wouldn't show up, they were xs in boxes instead.

    he tenor banjo is one of the best instruments tonoodle on when you are waiting for a big file to download because it doesn't take up a lot of space.

By Cyst on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - 02:20 am:

    mine or his?

    someday I will be in control of my own web page and will be able to fix them.

    the new photos are much better than the old. you should stop the page from loading, then right-click on the last five X's and tell it to show pictures. skip the first and third of the last five if you want.

    the guy who puts those photos up has employed me to find carpets for his home and office. I may be in istanbul for a long time.

    I told him he should hire me permanently, that I could travel to politically and geologically unstable countries, looking for cool shit. he offered me an office job instead.

    I wish real life interested me more.

By Jinafishes on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - 11:51 am:

    Join a band.

By Markus on Thursday, August 26, 1999 - 03:08 pm:

    "I told him he should hire me permanently, that I could travel to politically and geologically unstable countries, looking for cool shit." Hey! I'm in line for that job.

    I met a guy in Sarajevo who did just that for several Texas millionaires. I thought about shoving him into a minefield out of sheer jealousy, but in the end decided to take some of his money, after he asked me to work out a complicated acquisition scheme, since I had been pointed out to him as The Only Guy in Sarajevo Who Could Get Anything Done. In the land of the UN, the semi-competent man is king.

By Semillama on Saturday, August 28, 1999 - 03:12 pm:

    Markus, you should write a book and the title should be "The Only Man in Sarajevo Who Could Get Anything Done." that's just too cool for words.

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