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A White Shirt

We met in a wine bar. The kind that has a lot of unvarnished wood, candles everywhere, and giant olives in tiny bowls. The kind that sits on the fence, wanting to create an illusion of intimacy for couples, but not wanting to lose the after work crowd.
It wasn’t a date. He’s a photographer and his new project has piqued my interest. He likes my blog and wanted to meet me. We were there to talk about working together.
I didn’t want to dress for a date, but I wanted a slight turn of his head, a dip of the eyes. I didn’t want him to imagine fucking me, but I did want him to imagine photographing me. A white shirt, buttoned not quite high enough. Bright lingerie teasing through gauzy material.
The chemistry was good. Chemistry between a photographer and a potential subject, or sexual chemistry? I don’t know. Is it the same thing, or different? “I wish I had my camera,” he said, “I want to photograph you now.”
Then a hand across the table, opening the white shirt a button further. A grainy iPhone shot. A kiss. Plans for more photography.
A White Shirt


  1. F Dot Leonora

    i am floored by this post, i love you doing a grainy…it is like that one that we saw at the nypl that i almost fainted over? well that was a few…but i love the pic and want to hear MORE!!!

  2. bigmissnaughty

    can’t beat a white shirt with a flash of colour BMN x

  3. Marie Rebelle

    Lovely, and I would love to see photos made by him, showing the chemistry you felt between you. Sounds like a new adventure 🙂
    Rebel xox

  4. HappyComeLucky

    The picture captures the mood of the setting and words perfectly. I can almost imagine the slightly caught breath as the button was undone. Xx

  5. Simina

    I really like your necklace.

  6. understandingflutterby

    Oh, you temptress you! I’m smiling, lots, reading this post,

  7. understandingflutterby

    Damnit, my laptop freaked out before I’d finished commenting*scowls*
    Anyway, what I was going to say iiissss…..I love the little flash of lingerie, and that I can imagine the mishievious grin on your face as you were getting dressed! Nicely played 😀

  8. cammiesonthefloor

    I love the teasing tantalizing moments.

  9. Kilted Wookie (@Kilted_Wookie)

    So tempting, the allure of what lies beneath…

  10. cherrytartblog

    Look forward to seeing more photos 🙂

  11. Oleander Plume (@OleanderPlume)

    Fantastic shot – I want to know what happens next! Maybe I’ll write a story…

    • Exposing40

      Now, I’d like THAT!! I was about to say you write it, we’ll photograph it, but that could be scary! ?

  12. KaziG

    Sounds like wonderful chemistry! I’m sure you’ll create some excellent work together 😉
    ~Kazi xxx

  13. silverdomuk

    This wonderful – words and image both. Well done. 🙂

  14. sassycoupleok

    The chemistry is both but the sexual overtones are high. More to this story is definitely needed !!

  15. Molly

    This sounds like a tale to be continued

  16. theotherlivvy

    Oh my gosh, this is so exciting! Such a great, spontaneous photo and I am dying to know what happens next in the story… Xxx

  17. Malin James

    Oh wow. I love how that photo happened. Even without the build up, it’s got such a beautiful vintage feel, but with the story…well, I agree with what Livvy said – I want to know what happens next 🙂 xx

  18. Larry @ Just21Girls

    Love this post, your outfit definitely teased as much as you wrote about.

  19. SassyCat

    Like i’ve said before, I’m a sucker for white shirts, especially men’s white dress shirts.
    sexy little peek 😉

    • sassycoupleok

      Love it when my husband and a few other men I know wear crisply pressed white shirts, so sexy and can be the stuff of dreams. 😉

  20. sub-Bee

    Such a tease…both the shirt and where the story could lead…

  21. mariasibylla

    This is soooo great! I love the way you built it up. The reasoning behind choosing your outfit. Then the teasing payoff with this fantastic and spontaneous photo. I can’t wait to hear where this story goes next 🙂

  22. Jack (and Jill) (@jackandjillcpl)

    I loved reading your description of the wine bar, and your encounter in general. And I was absolutely mesmerized by the shot. The vibrant colors and the slight blur made me feel like I was right there with you, perhaps enjoying a glass of wine. I hope you’ll share the results of any future photo shoots!

  23. Taut

    excruciatingly sexy shot…

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