Lambchop de Milo

30 Aug

“And this one,” she says, “is from putting out cigarette butts with my bare foot. I don’t know, I just keep doing it. Isn’t it crazy? Guess it’s some kind of self-destructive thing.”
She twists her torso at the waist to get a better look at the thick burn mark on the bottom of her heel. She makes a contorted face, trying to get a good look at the scar tissue.
“See it? It’s pretty cool, actually.”
She blows a pink bubble with her gum and licks the stringy, sticky remnants off her lips.
“We should do one with a burning building. Or, like, maybe me and Mandy in front of a refinery. You know, with one of those smokestacks spewing out fire? D’ja ever see Urban Cowboy? There’s a part in there where the oil refinery blows up? We should do one like that.”
The young man behind the camera snaps away and says: mhm, mhm, mhm. She turns toward the camera and clasps her hands behind her back. Her pale skin becomes almost translucent under the lights, and the flesh is pulled back, revealing her ribcage.
“I don’t really like when women shave their pubic area,” she says and pushes her bare breasts out toward the lens. “Makes ’em all look like little girls.”
“Mhm. Mhm. Mhm.”
“But I guess that’s the whole point, isn’t it? With you guys?”
The photographer doesn’t answer. He just snaps away.
“Hey,” she says with hands still locked behind her back. “You should call this one de Milo. Get it? ‘Cause it looks like I don’t have any arms. Lambchop de Milo. I like that. What do you think?”

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2 Responses to “Lambchop de Milo”

  1. chapman 30/08/2007 at 4:10 PM #

    haha! i love this one!
    the words to my photos of shooting models. you’re really damned good at this.

  2. Lx 30/08/2007 at 4:29 PM #

    you shoot ’em.
    i write ’em.

    and THEN I shoot ’em.

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