bill-swift - November 8, 2013
You know nobody loves breasts more than I do. Well, with the exception of you, perhaps. We don't just admire, leer, and ogle, we also need to preserve, protect, and defend. Thus we couldn't be happier to promote the just cause of Spartacus and Xena director TJ Scott (Twitter: @TJScottPictures) who got together, oh, a million of his super hot Hollywood female friends (and some male actors as well, if you're into that XY chromosome gender) to get pretty nekkid in a bathtub for a beautiful photo book with all the proceeds going to support breast cancer charities.
If you happen to love women, boobs, or just receiving an amazing hard cover book filled with crazy hot images of sextastic celebrities in a bathtub, then I encourage you to purchase In The Tub. This is not an advertisement, just a goodwill gesture from a man who makes his living from women being so much hotter than men. Enjoy.
TJ's Personal Notes on Some of The Models In the Tub:
Victoria Pratt: As a former Top Fitness Model in the World, turned Actress, Victoria knew how to work the camera lens for both her Face and Body. She moved effortlessly and was totally at ease nude in front of the camera - perhaps it helped that I have directed her in 4 Movies and 3 TV series or perhaps it was because I am married to her.
Juliette Beavan: Juliette is the lead Singer for the LA based Band 8MM. I had photographed Album Covers and Promo Material for 8mm and she and her husband Sean Beavan composed the Music for my latest movie 'Death Valley', so for her to jump In The Tub was a no brainer. Juliette splashed some of the Milk Water at me for fun and I said 'try throwing the Milk in the Air. She did and I snapped this shot of her.
Stacey Dash: I had never met Stacey and she had a very tight schedule the day we shot. She showed up, stripped right down and jumped In The Tub within a minute of us shaking hands. After only a few shutter clicks I knew I had nailed a winner shot, with the smoke machine providing an 'Angel Wing' for her. Stacey was a total delight, total pro and as totally mesmerizing to Photograph as she is to watch on the screen.
Ellen Hollman: I Directed Ellen in the TV series 'Spartacus'. We both love the creative collaboration aspect of photo shoots. Since we were filming in New Zealand for months and had our weekends off, Ellen and I did a number of In The Tub shoots. Ellen is completely confident with her body, and not afraid to show the amazing shape she is in, as you will see if you buy the 'Special Edition' of the book.
Gwendoline Taylor: I met Gwendoline when she was Modeling in New Zealand and shot a number of fashion shoots with her. A year later she was cast in 'Spartacus' and I was lucky enough to collaborate with her as an actress too. Gwendoline has a wonderfully photogenic face and dynamic body. She is a captivating young actress and sweetheart of a person with a big career ahead of her.
Sara Fabel: Sara is a renaissance Tattoo and Graphic Artist, with an ever-growing following on Instagram. I wanted to capture her statuesque inked body, with so many of the tattoos done by her own hand. I often put Milk in the bath water to make it easier to create implied images. Sara picked up the milk jug and let it spill all over her as I snapped away. Some days just "go with the flow", I say.
Tiffany Hines: I knew who Tiffany Hines was from her roles in 'Nikita', '90210' and 'Bones' but we had never met . I suggested we try some oil on her skin to make the water bead and run. It worked great little rivers down her body and then Tiffany had the idea of flipping her hair back to spray water. 10 minutes later my studio was soaked, but we had captured the moment we were after.
Elyse Levesque: I Directed Elyse in a TV movie version of 'Journey to the Center of The Earth' and I never forgot the ethereal quality she had on camera in ‘Stargate'. A year later I photographed a 'Black Sawn' inspired fashion editorial with Elyse. At the end of the shoot I told her about my In The Tub idea. She stripped right down and plunged In The Tub without batting an eye, and this is what we captured moments later.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe: Jodi and my Wife had co-starred in a movie together and became fast friends, but I hadn't met her until she showed up for our shoot. Jodi has the most Wonder Woman looking eyes, which I had noted in her roles in 'Nash Bridges' & 'Prison Break'. Jodi also has a line of Jewelry, so I focused on Eyes and Jewelry… her languid nude body, just happen to end up in the shot too.
Katrina Law: I Directed Katrina in 'Spartacus' and then I cast her to star in my feature film 'Death Valley' as the Femme Fatale, so we have a very close collaborative trust. Katrina knows how to work the camera and comes up with wonderful shapes and expressions with each pose. She is in my In The Tub book more then anyone else, but this particular photo seems to be the fan favorite.
Kelly Hu: Several years ago Kelly starred in a TV movie I directed called 'Mayday' and we had a blast. This year I was lucky to have her do a role in my film 'Death Valley'. Kelly showed up with roses to go In The Tub. It was a perfect idea her portrait. Kelly brings positive energy, grace, elegance and a sense of fun to everything she does and I think we captured it here.
Kandyse McClure: I was a fan of Kandyse from her role on 'Battlestar Galactica' so I was delighted to direct her in the Netflix series 'Hemlock Grove'. On set I told her about my 'In The Tub' book and she volunteered to jump in shoot right away. I wanted to make sure I captured her dazzling eyes, and when Kandyse dunked her head and came up totally dripping, I knew we had a winning combo.