Photo credits (l-r): Follyhouse Photography, Retro Photostudio, Carsten Dieterich, Sean Buckley, RG Photography
I began modelling in 2008 as an alternative plus size model with the name Poppy Scarlet, and have since been lucky enough to work with some amazing photographers, make up artists and clothing companies from all over the United Kingdom. I have walked catwalks, been featured in an internationally-established alternative culture magazine and have been pictured on an American news website. Although I preferred pin up 'cheesecake' modelling inspired by the 1940s and 1950s eras, I also became experienced in fetish-themed, burlesque inspired and art nude photography. I decided to stop taking part in shoots late 2012 due to my other commitments, but it was one hell of a ride!
One of my greatest modelling accomplishments was taking part in London Alternative Fashion Week 2009, wearing a bespoke latex outfit designed by the incredible people at Pretty Pervy (http://www.prettypervy.com) NSFW
I am featured in a YouTube video with the 5 other fabulous curvy girls here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RDZeXE_UTo
Three features in Bizarre Magazine (issues 150, 151 and 162) and on American news website CNBC.com covering LAFW 2009
In September 2010, I acted as an 'extra' for the filming of the upcoming British crime and thriller movie entitled Hard Boiled Sweets with Hollywood Studio Universal http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1711458/ - I can be spotted sitting at a table with my mother in 50's inspired Bobby Jo's Diner http://www.bobbyjosdiner.co.uk/The film is due to be released early 2012.
I was also part of a 1940s inspired hoarding project at the side of The Coronet cinema in Eltham, South London with Retro Photostudio (http://www.retrophotostudio.co.uk/) and Milkcow Magazine (http://www.milkcow.co.uk/) in 2009 - this is still on display!
Watch a video of the hoarding project here! (Copy and paste this link in a new window) http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherryonfire/4974845889/
In December 2009, I took part in a short film documentary called 'Neo-Genesis' as part of the Winchester U-Doc Festival in May 2010 regarding the fetish subculture. Robin Christopher (http://www.robinchristopher.com) then developed this into a brilliant three part docu-series called 'Vanilla' (http://www.wix.com/robinchristopher/vanilla) which was launched in March 2011.
Watch an excerpt of an interview during a photoshoot with me here: http://neo-genesis.yolasite.com/fetish.php
Claire Hearne's ten photographs displayed at 'Forever: Art Inspired By Ink' - 27th March 2011
In June, I took part in a brilliant photoshoot with Retro Photostudio for hair accessory company 'Now Voyager' http://www.now-voyager.co.uk/. Below is a small selection of images from the shoot; you can see how much fun it was!
Here is a screen-shot of Now Voyager's homepage in January 2012 (the white spots were simulated snowflakes!)
And most recently, the exhibition aforementioned from March 2011 was featured in Tattoo Revolution Magazine!
In February 2012, I had an interview with fIXE Magazine with regards to my more alternative photoshoots.. read more about it in my blog.php I was featured on their homepage in March.
In March 2012, I had a shoot with Laura Whittaker Photography. Here are a couple of her blog posts on two of the outfits I wore:
And a preview of four of the shots:
In April 2012, I had a shoot with Terry Mendoza at Retro Photostudio, for www.HotRockinBelle.co.uk.
Dresses: Hell Bunny - Shoes: Iron Fist - Jewellery: Dolly Cool