“Everytime that I sell myself to you, I feel a little bit cheaper than I need to.”
“If you live through this with me I swear that, I will die for you. And if you, live through this with me I swear that I will die for you.”
I’ve been digging back into my 90’s musical roots this past week and ran across the song “Asking For It” off of Hole’s Live Through This album. I don’t know if you all know much about Courtney Love’s past, before she became front-woman of Hole, but she lived a very, very tumultuous life. She was poor, she was an outcast and she was love-starved to be sure.
At one point in her young adult life, she was even a stripper abroad, in Tokyo, I believe. Don’t quote me on that, but I know it was somewhere in Asia. From there, to tagging along on the heels of Liverpudlian musicians until she wore out her welcome, to the sad tragedy of her husband’s suicide. Courtney’s tale is sordid and sad.
When Catherine Fairport of Bent! came out with the Cirque Dreams prop for the FAIR event, Courtney’s song and Catherine’s prop conspired and inspired the photograph above. When photographing this one, I wanted to try to do something a little more artistic than in my past photos to enhance the drama of the pose/prop itself. I don’t often ask you to click through the photo, but this one should really been viewed on a dark background.
In This Photo
Pose: Cirque Dreams Pose/Prop by Bent! for FAIR
Outfit: Zita Leotard in Blue from Spankies
Hair: Editorial01 Hair from LeLutka