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Posted:It's probably already been brought up but I couldn't find anything on it thru the search so I thought I'd mention it...
Often on the board there's some sort of popular thread relating to how sexy spinning fire is, how you can pick up dates with it, etc etc.... has there ever been any sort of competition (video, photograph or otherwise) between firedancers to see who's the prettiest? Kind of like a beauty pageant, but with our particular variety of fun thrown in All free, and all just for kicks/bragging rights.
Could be fun if it's never been done before, perhaps some time-lapse photo fire art? Or even video, though that would have to have some very specific rules attached to it for decency's sake. Guys or Gals could each compete in their own division... could be a good addition to someone's modeling portfolio too!
OK, so I'm an idea man, but really - Anyone got thoughts on this?
Posted:or we could skip the whole mr/ms. thing and just nice pictures, the mr/ms. thing wasnt serious. To show the sort of inner beauty that apparently cant be judged, we should probably have a writing element of the competition, to express how you feel about spinning fire. The aim of the beauty pagent being to make Poi as an art form beautiful and not have the focus on the physical state of the spinner. I totally support that. Now im getting ethusiastic. *polishes camera lense and brushes up on photography skills*
email@example.com CARPE DIEM seize the day and you will never regret your actions
Posted:i can attest first-hand, pozee has had famously pimp long blond braids, tho i'm not sure what he's got now
if you get this going, part of me's an old art director, you can count me in for a judging panel
this would be a great idea because even though i have a feeling people already have an instinct to take and post up sensual fire pix, it would be great to see the best, at their best, showing their best...and that's the whole wealth of flavors, from darkly, wickedly mysterious to firm, confident, and athletic, to sultry to ecstatically hormonal in love of flame, to meditatively entraced, to brilliant depth, to open, laughing, and communal (ah, remember troupes and groups, not only solo) to...
no reason not to cover both "outer" and "inner beauty" with this, more important to show the fullness of the art, its spirit, and who we are and how we touch with it
would there be a live element, posing in our various cities during say a week, to be shot candids then, or best pix of career, or one deadline for people to prepare whatever, even art shots, or could anything be done globally live? webcams? (not really likely, but we're almost enabled around the world about such channels)...
what ideas about this?
[ 27 July 2002, 09:52: Message edited by: FireMike ]
FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!) Laguna, California, US
Posted:Okay, so A) I have no real preference for the people on this site. So far I think everyone is nice looking. Force me to vote? Ummmm..Maelstrom is yummy, so is Nomad and Cass and NYC and all the ones I have met so far so....okay, I can't choose. In this case I agree with MikeG about what can go wrong with a competition.
B) I wouldn't enter myself. I am not that comfortable with my looks and I was recently told that I am so loved at my studio because I am just too damn cute for words. Cute doesn't translate to sexy.
C) If it makes the contest any easier I say turn the white boxer into BOXER BRIEFS (tighter fit=more view) and I would gladly volunteer to pour on the warm water!
D) The idea of a calendar was brought up years ago, but the fact of the matter is that the criteria would be difficult and Malcolm really hasn't the time...however, give me some time and I bet I can figure out a way to get one done for 2004 (maybe?).
Hey Malcolm, as part of the unofficial "HOP Team" can I take on this as a project?????
Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir "Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall "And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK