Thoughts, Musings, News About The Site And My PhotographyIf you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please email me on artcore-cafe (at) outlook.com and I will try to answer.
Renewals*** Sticky *** After a few months of everything working correctly, I've just been informed by a member that his renewal hasn't gone through correctly. I've fixed his access manually, later today I will go through and check everyone. I knew it was too good to last! Update: EVERY SINGLE RENEWAL has failed this month. I have complained to Zombaio, this really is outrageous. If you lose access, don't create a new Zombaio account, as you will be charged twice (by them, not me). Just contact me, and I will renew you manually as soon as I can.
Stop Age Verification*** Sticky *** This may not be the place for politics, but... Our stupid, cretinous, conservative government has passed a law mandating age verification for all adult sites. See Here: Stop Age Verification. All in the name of "protecting children". Of course, it will do nothing of the sort. However, if implemented in its current form, it will make it completely uneconomic for small independent sites such as this to allow access from the UK (where about 1/2 the members come from). Of course, the more computer literate of you can get around it with a vpn (if you don't know how to do this, ask one of the children who are supposed to be "protected" by this stupidity. They all know!) Anyway, it may still be possible to block this, or at least reduce the worst effects. Please visit Stop Age Verification. There is a stack of advice there. Write to your MP and to the BBFC. I have! Update: I had a very interesting, and obviously personally written, reply from my MP (if she wasn't a conservative I'd vote for her!), she really seemed to take notice of the points I raised, and has passed them on to her colleagues and to the committee in charge. I'm not saying it will do any good, but it can't do any harm.
Travelling Again8th January 2019 14:31 I'm off to Lima again, this time for 3 weeks :)) I have a week in Brazil, and when in Lima I will hopefully get 3 shoots in, including 2 new models. I'm taking the laptop that updates the site with me, but updates will be at funny times while I'm away :) For technical reasons I'm putting up all the bonus material now.
Happy Christmas22nd December 2018 20:19 A bit early, but having just donated £100 to the "Buy Your Local Emergency Plumber Another Ferrari Fund" for doing 5 minutes work, I'm off to Belgrade tomorrow morning. As usual, I've put up the next weeks updates early.
On To Something New21st December 2018 19:14 You may be thinking I don't seem to do a lot of work, and you'd be right :) But, from now on, I won't be doing any work at all! As of today, I have retired. For the next few months I will be travelling a lot, and not shooting much. Never fear, there is a shedload of material to publish... and when I return in the spring I will probably shoot more than ever! In the meantime, I've got to get used to the idea of spending my investments rather than adding to them!
A Very Classy Lady10th December 2018 16:37 There are a lot of models available in London, but they aren't the most ethnically diverse bunch. I find what I can, and look at Alishaa! I just had an art nude shoot with her, but I found that she does the rudies, so next time (a little while off as I am travelling again) we'll be shooting for here :)
A New Take On Piracy21st November 2018 19:03 I just bought a new laptop for photoshopping, as the old one I use for maintaining the site is getting flakey... So, it arrived in the post and I promptly installed photoshop on it. I disabled the license on the old machine, and when I tried to add it to the new one it had been revoked! 3 hours of grief on the help line to Adobe later... it turns out I had bought it from an illegal reseller! I've had it 5 years, so it worked out at £5 a month which is 1/2 what it costs to rent these days (they no longer sell lifetime licenses, because of all the piracy!). Now I have to go onto the rental plan. The good news is that the new version of photoshop is better than the old one I had - the spot healing tool is a revelation :) Windows 10, on the other hand... what a pile of shite!
A Quiet Sunday In11th November 2018 16:20 I don't often shoot B/G, partly because of the health issues and partly because of the cost. However, I do sometimes shoot real couples. Nicole Vice was coming over for a holiday with her boyfriend Dom, so they spent an afternoon having sex for us :) There is the proverbial shedload of material to come!
A Weekend In A Dungeon23rd October 2018 19:04 Well, not exclusively! Haphazard Kittie again, Amelie Dot (who I've shot before but not released yet), and 4 lovely new latvian girls Casey, Raisa, Angelica & Nata Ocean. And some fetish sets for you :) Oh, and Raisa used a wand for the first time in her life... and loved it so much I let her use it 3 times, she was rather embarrassed when she left!
Nearly Sorted12th October 2018 11:08 I've been very busy with the house move, and not been doing much other than keeping the site going for a while. We're nearly sorted! Just waiting for a new bookcase to arrive today, and the curtains in about 3 weeks... Of course, now I am flat on my back with the worst cold in history, so I'm not doing anything at all :(
Back From Barcelona9th October 2018 18:37 A bit of a rough old weekend. Easyjet cancelled my flight just as I was setting off for the airport... I ended up flying out Saturday morning. 2 nights for the price of 3! They'd changed the show quite a lot, and from my point of view it wasn't as good - a lot more chat, and a lot fewer performances. Still, I do like Barcelona, so I'll be back next year! The selfie stick epidemic is worse than ever - there were guys with full size SLR cameras with flash units on stuck on the end of big sticks, blocking everyone's view - and they weren't even using the flash! Good news though - I shot some video for the first time in years, and got some pretty good results :)
Christening The New Flat30th September 2018 17:01 A fun time with Liz, a litle restricted as half my flat still looks like a bombsite, and I have blankets over the windows instead of curtains! Anyway, here she is, showing us more than usual... I still have the lucky speculum, so if you want it contact me on artcore-cafe (at) outlook.com. £20 (+ postage if not in the UK) and it's yours! What more could you ask for in life?
A Whole Lot To Do6th September 2018 19:21 Off to Greece tomorrow, then Peru next weekend, and we've finally fixed my house moving date for 2 days after I get back from Peru! I have 4 days in the country to do what you normally have 2 weeks to do! So... I'll be putting everything up good and early to save time :)
Well Babe Was Amazing27th August 2018 21:53 When this very prim and proper looking indian lady got off the bus, I thought there's no way she's going to be doing the naughty things she'd said she'd do. Well, there was!