Arrrrrgh! As per usual, every step forward shows an order of magnitude more steps to take... As y'all may know, I'm an actual, honest-to-goodness starving artist, making corsetry, leather goods and clothing for what I laughingly call a "living"... DarkLeather
is the website for my work. I became a "real" photographer almost completely by accident, since it's surprisingly difficult to find a photographer who can display Goth, Rennaisance, and alt clothing and leather in a coherent way. (Go figure!) And prohibitively expensive to get one to shoot every week or so as new items get designed and made...
The more I shot, the more I got embroiled in the nuts and bolts of photography, until I reached my current state of fairly consistant competence. Having gotten this far, I don't see any point in stopping...
I've finally got some backing for DarkLeather, and I have got a bunch of materials and product made. I even have a tent and display for the shows I'm starting to attend. Yay me! Here's where y'all come in:
What I don't have is equipment for the photography side of my nascent business, and I certainly don't have the spare money to buy it. But I DO have a large amount of bartering fodder available to me. So any of y'all who are in the process of upgrading equipment, I am very interested in bartering for your older gear. I need lighting of all descriptions, and Canon lenses for my lonely little Rebel XT, preferably primes, and reasonably fast.
I'm offering anything on DarkLeather
, or custom work of any sort involving corsetry, leather (either tooled or more conventional BDSM/Fetish gear) or clothing of any description. Heck, if it has to do with corsets, leather, or cloth, I'm willing to take a swing at it... We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming!