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31 August 2012 @ 02:12 pm
After three years of having orthodontic braces on to help correct my hemifacial microsomia (a birth defect), they're off; and to paraphrase RuPaul, I'm looking good, feeling gorgeous... er, handsome. I go back in a week to pick up the retainer I'll have to constantly wear for a few weeks and then tapering off to only sporadically at night. In other words, this angsty process is complete and those inner demons I wrote about so fervently way back when are pretty much slain. Everyone who's seen how I looked before and how I look now agree that it's a night and day change. My self-esteem is going through the the roof at the moment... so much that I think I'll post a FYFF:

[Edit: And here's the official after shot that's been posted to my orthodontist's Facebook page:]

Also, just over a week ago we returned from our annual vacation to Wisconsin, as I mentioned in my previous post. A muscular daddy I shot two years ago wanted a repeat photo shoot, so I shot that, and a power-player SM couple who have been attending the run for a few years wanted me to shoot two SM scenes of theirs. I think they turned out quite well. Also, I shot around ten rolls of film, both B&W and color, which I processed myself; and the best of those have been uploaded, too. Be sure to check out the final color pics in the set, as they were shot on Kodak Ektar and have a very saturated, nearly Kodachrome type look to them that jumps off the screen. Ektar isn't good for everything, like portraits, but for "things" and landscapes it's fantastic. Camera, film, and development details are posted with each film image.
Most everything is in the "Wisconsin 2012" set, the muscular daddy is "EC," and "The Ken Dolls" is the SM couple. (For privacy reasons, I don't post any NSFW images, sorry.)
Current Mood: accomplished
mlrmlr on August 31st, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hooray for feeling and looking great!!

Edited at 2012-08-31 10:27 pm (UTC)
Nrassernrasser on September 1st, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
You just *hotter* now! :D
Stormcatcherstormcatcher on September 4th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh, wow - Ott, your grin looks amazing!

:HUG: I'm so proud of and happy for you. :)