Faithfulness Swore An Ondine Picture

I have so much to edit at the moment, I really shouldn’t be going on anymore shoots, but when the offer of a waterfall shoot came up, how could I resist?!?! I was so rushed and so excited that I didn’t really think the costume through, of course long floaty flowing white looks great while dry (I was imagining some sort of beautiful Grecian goddess image) but get a splash of water on white muslin and I might as well be naked! Actually, little bit of history for you all: when photographic erotica first started in the late 1800s-early1900s, photographers would cover their models in wet muslin so they wouldn’t get into trouble for photographing nudes, although you could still see almost everything!

Anyway, the falls were great, cold, but great, it’s going to be really hard finding the best shots from this set, so you guys will probably be seeing heaps of them!

The name comes from a fairy tale about an Ondine/Undine (water nymph):

Ondine was a water nymph in German mythology. She was very beautiful and, like all nymphs, immortal. However, should she fall in love with a mortal man and bear his child - she will lose her "gift" of everlasting life.
Ondine fell in love with a dashing knight - Sir Lawrence - and they were married. When they exchanged vows, Lawrence said, "My every waking breath shall be my pledge of love and faithfulness to you." A year after their marriage Ondine gave birth to Lawrence’s child. From that moment on she began to age and Lawrence lost interest in her.
One afternoon Ondine was walking near the stables when she heard the familiar snoring of her husband. When she entered the stable, however, she saw Lawrence lying in the arms of another woman. Ondine pointed her finger at him, which he felt as a kick, waking up with a start. Ondine uttered a curse: "You swore faithfulness to me with every waking breath, and I accepted your oath. So be it. As long as you are awake, you shall have your breath, but should you ever fall asleep, then that breath will be taken from you and you will die!"

I think the story just went with the picture… only obviously, I’m not in a stable
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