Alex had modelled for me many times. We are messing about coming up with a theme together at her house. I decided to use the shagpile rug as a background which led to this provocative image. She lies on her back on the rug, apparently post-coital but who knows? T-shirt pulled up exposing her boobs, cigarette in one hand, fistful of £20s in the other this is a cheerfully sordid little scene. She appears quite content and in charge, a hint of a smile appears through the shadow. We can create our own narrative for this scene. It is suitably ambiguous enough to suggest many scenarios but there’s nothing classy about it. Something naughty is going on.


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