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Playboy and Progress

I have always been very proud to work for Playboy. A brand that not only represents nudity in it’s classiest, most artistic sense, but a brand that has also been a vehicle for social change is something that I am 100% behind. 

 

I always wanted to shoot for Playboy. This is something that is uttered time and time again from the mouths of countless models and photographers alike. I was no different, except I have a personal— a familial connection— with the brand. My mother, Suze Randall, was one of the first female photographers to shoot for Playboy. Back in it’s heyday, in the late 70s, my mother (and father) attended all the parties at the Playboy mansion— they had dalliances with celebrities, frolicked in the grotto, and indulged in all of the devilish delights Hugh Hefner had to offer. 

 

Fast forward 30-odd years, and I finally got my break working for Playboy Plus. This was not as prestigious as shooting for the magazine of course (the most coveted of positions), but it was their membership website, and in the age of the internet, my work was getting a lot more eyes on it than the magazine was. So I was content in my place as one of the top producers for PlayboyPlus.com. 

 

Now a disclaimer: I am a liberal, through and through. I believe in equality for all: LGBT rights, immigration, free healthcare, gun control, the legalization of prostitution, you name it. This shouldn’t come as a shock for anyone— I am, after all, a California born-and-raised girl who works in the adult industry. It would be a shock if I was a conservative. 

 

This is why, when Playboy announced their first transgendered Playmate just a couple of weeks ago, I was absolutely thrilled. Here was Cooper Hefner, just weeks after his legendary father Hugh Hefner’s death, carrying on his legacy in the fight for equal rights for all. People cried that it was tasteless for him to use Hefner’s tribute issue to feature the trans model, Ines Rau, but I saw it as a very deliberate move, meant to send a message. To me that message is that Cooper plans to honor his father’s commitment to love and tolerance for all, and that there couldn’t be a better issue to feature Ines’ layout. In Hefner’s tribute issue, they are paying tribute to social progress.

 

I took to twitter to applaud Playboy’s move, to be met by derision, which I of course expected. One guy told me “This isn’t what Playboy is about.” I’m sorry, who are you to say what Playboy is about? Is it not Playboy’s position to say what they “are about”? For me, I see it as the noblest of moves, for what some may consider just a “nudie magazine” to use their influence to take a stand for something that means so much more than sexy naked women. And who better than a magazine that celebrates the beauty in the nude female figure to feature a beautiful trans woman? And who more brave than a brand that has been acknowledged as the “creme de la creme” of sexy naked women to take a chance on a political statement that they knew would infuriate many of their readers? And if Playboy is truly considered the authority on female beauty, what an incredible thing to consider a trans woman as part of that legacy. 

 

I don’t understand people who are so vehemently against the transgender community. How can one, with no experience as an individual who feels they have been born into the wrong gender— someone who feels so out of place, so unhappy in their body— say whether or not that person can make a change that brings them happiness? How does it harm the offended? How does one person’s incredibly personal, painful journey, affect your day-to-day life? Can we not understand that we cannot understand another’s path of destiny? We as humans get so wrapped up in our little minds, in our little bubble, that we lack the ability to comprehend that we are only one person, with one set of thoughts and feelings. All of these things that make us who we are: our childhood, our genetic makeup, our brain chemistry, our present and past experiences— that perfect combination of all of these things are the recipe for who we are today. But no one else has that exact combination of all of these aforementioned attributes, so how can we possibly believe that they will think like us, they will see things in the way that we do? 

 

Believe me, I fall victim to this trap as well, where I cannot comprehend how others can think a certain way. I look at the Neo-Nazis marching for racism, I see the government in Chechnya putting gays in prison camps, I see our president himself minimizing the tragedy the hurricanes brought upon our people of Puerto Rico, and I cannot comprehend how people can be filled with such self-righteous hatred, such a lack of compassion, such narcissism. But I say let these people believe what they want as long as our laws allow for equal rights for all. Every generation is more enlightened, and progress is pushing forward in the way of equality for all. And I am so proud to work for one of those vehicles for social progression— Playboy— who is a part of the movement for a greater social conscience. 

Karla Kush

People often ask me where I get my inspiration from-- but I can never point to just one thing, there are so many ideas that come flying through my brain all day, I'm luckly if I can remember some of them. In this case, the location definitely inspired my idea to shoot Karla Kush in a waitress themed shoot-- not to say that Karla wasn't inspiring in her own way! But how often do I have a set complete with all the furniture to easily build out a restaurant set? And Karla's sweet personality and youthful look was perfect for this concept! 

Workshops

So I am very excited to be teaching my first nude glamour weekend workshop April 2 and 3 (that's soon!). People have been asking me for years to start my own workshops, and I've finally gotten my ass in gear and done it. I taught a few small workshops in the past at Glamourcon, and found that I loved it, so now I'm thrilled to be hosting my own! We're shooting at a gorgeous sprawling location in Malibu, one of my favorite spots and very private. 

And I'll have TWO models on set, and both of them hold the title of Playboy Plus Cyber Girl of the Month. Ali Rose will be your exotic brunette, and Tahlia Paris will be your blonde California girl-next-door. 

            

I will be doing lighting demonstrations as well as tips and techniques on posing, and then each student will have an opportunity to shoot each girl in various settings in a one-on-one basis. This is your opportunity to get amazing shots of gorgeous girls! 

There are still a few slots left, so if you're intersted, sign up now! Or you can always join my newsletter for updates on future workshops. Check it all out here: HollyRandallWorkshops.com

Various candid shots

I was just going through an old hard drive, and found a lot of old photos I wanted to share with you all. As many of you know, I've been in the adult industry for over 17 years, so I've worked with a lot of girls and met almost everyone in this business. Figured some of you might enjoy some of these finds!

With Sophie Dee at the Miss Freeones Party

With Lisa Ann at the Miss Freeones party

With Bree Olsen at the Miss Freeones party

At my book signing for Erotic Dream Girls at the Hustler Hollywood store-- pictured here with Aria Giovanni and Larry Flynt. 

With Misty Stone and Kayden Kross at my book signing. 

With Larry Flynt at my book signing. 

 

Anya Olsen

Every once in a while, you find a brand new girl who you immediately recognize has a lot of potential. I love these kinds of experiences, because it's like I know how good the girl is (and is capable of being) before she does. It's cool to meet these girls so early in their career. 

 

So yup, you guessed it-- I recently shot a girl like the one I describe, and that girl is Anya Olsen. 

 

She has such a great, big beautiful smile, that I found myself asking her for more smiling pics than I normally do. 

 

 

But I also loved her "sex face". I mean, look at that face!

 

 

 

Anyhow her video performance was even better than her stills, so I'm looking forward to getting the edit back from my video editor for approval. And to geek out for a moment-- I recently bought the Ronin steadicam so we officially used my new toy for the first time on an HR.com shoot on this particular shoot, so I can't wait to see how that comes out. Changing up my shooting style a bit, gotta work on the directing skills! ;) 

Fireside Chat

One of my favorite things about winter is lighting a real wood fire... my parents are British and so a "good fire" is a winter staple (even though no, it never gets THAT cold here in Los Angeles, but still). So I've always had nostaligic memories about fireplaces-- reading in front of one with my family, roasting chesnuts with my father-- that kind of thing. So, naturally, I'm drawn to shooting naked women in front of fireplaces as well. ;)

There's something about the way firelight plays on a woman's bare skin...

But overall fireplaces are just sexy... a warm, inviting place to get intimate with your lover. So cuddle up and get naked!

Modern Romance

Since I've been so busy working for clients, I've not had any chance to travel back to Prague to shoot like I normally do, so I comissioned a producer out in Europe to shoot some exclusive content for HollyRandall.com. 

One of these sets is this boy/girl, shot with BG newbie Erika and her boyfriend Martin.

 

You can see it's a very different style than my own couples shoots, let me know what you think. 

I personally love the intimacy of the shots, the different POV angles. 

 

Yes, there's penetration shots, I just decided not to publish them here on this blog. You'll have to wait to see them in the member's area. ;) We've had some issues with the video edit (nothing we can't fix, don't worry) so this is taking longer than expected to publish, but I promise, this set will publish soon! :)

Britney Amber

I haven't had the opportunity to shoot the beautiful, busty Britney Amber, but luckily my friend and photographer extroidanarre CK Media did, and she let me showcase these playful, summery photos just for my members. :)

 

 

 

 

Since it's November, our summer finally changed here in Southern California, but at least we have a sexy wet Britney to bring back memories!

The Holiday Season is Here

This is my favorite time of year-- when the seasons change and the weather gets a little cooler... OK well maybe that doesn't hapeen SO much here in Southern California, but I still get excited about fall. It means more sexy photo shoots in front of a fireplace. 

 

 

It means scarves and winter socks...

 

And of course, Christmas, my favorite holiday!

 

I've got a sexy new shoot on Jelena Jensen as your Christmas treat... coming soon! 

Halloween

It’s that time of year again! Halloween, a time where we indulge in our fascination with horror, fright, and all-around creepiness. 

 
 
Halloween started centuries ago as an ancient Celtic festival, where villagers would light bonfires and dress up in costumes to ward off evil spirits. Today, Halloween is a secular celebration, where you might dress up the front of your house as a graveyard, but it’s celebrated with glee and the fun of dressing up. 
 
 
People dress up in costumes ranging from scary to funny to sexy. 
 
 
Of course, we prefer sexy, and indeed it seems that girls use this holiday as an excuse to dress up in tiny little outfits that they would normally never wear outside of their own home.
 
 
Which is one of the many things we love about Halloween… here at HollyRandall.com, we try to incorporate the sexy with the scary. So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite photos of seductively thrilling photos of your favorite girls.
 
 
These girls are so sexy it’s scary… Happy Halloween!
 
 
Check out this SFW video clip of Masuimi Max, a special Halloween treat!