mcnaughty: Dear Katie, I have a confession to make, right off the bat: this isn’t a love letter. It’s a lust letter. A letter I’ve written to you a hundred ways a hundred times or more. A letter I recite to myself when your words crawl out of the screen and in through my mouth. A letter I’ve seen imprinted on my retinas, overlaying your images, offered up like that very first shaky poem I handed...
clakersey asked: Do girls like sex? even if they just like the guy?
molly-ren asked: How do you know when it's time to write a love letter? And when you do, what's a way to start without sounding too schmoopy?
whalesonwheels asked: Me and the boyfriend have been sitting here for five minutes trying to say "Pizzaiolo." How the hell do you pronounce it?
withapassion asked: w/r/t to the good in bed ask & answer: when it comes to giving and taking direction, is there any way to encourage being given direction other than simply asking directly?
katesloan asked: What qualities does someone who is "good in bed" possess?
withapassion asked: So, pepperoni what pizza? Dominos? Pizza Hut? Something Canadian we don't have down here?
helloimjoegriffin asked: Do you ever find yourself not motivated create something? And what do you do to force yourself out of that feeling?
deistbrawler asked: If you could fight any celebrity who would you fight? If you could go on a date with any historical figure who would it be? If you could live in the shoes of someone famous for one date who would you choose? If you could meet anyone who would you like to meet?
kittydoom asked: I don't have a question, I just wanted to tell you that I still think you're awesome. <3
smsfindlay asked: My question is very scientific: When are you going to hang out with me so we can drool all over Ryan Gosling together? SCIENCE.
johnnyp-h asked: I have been following you for years (mostly because of your Flickr). I think you are one of the most beautiful women on the planet & a inspiration as a photographer to me. I love seeing your work. And I would love to see more of the photo shoot you had with Faye Daniels. That blew my mind!
ecofinder asked: Do you recommend the outdoor shower experience, like the one in your Flickr shot from New England? It looks wonderful!
peterr asked: If you're the REAL Katie West, what's the fake Katie West like?
thoughtsfromachair asked: Favorite TNG episode?... yes I realize there are many many MANY to choose from... I would have to say mine is "Tapestry." At the moment anyway.
david-ion asked: I want to know if you have a boyfriend? Also, if you like handsome black gentlemen?
jahawkes asked: How do you get out of a photo rut?
bliss-street asked: This is a kinda silly technical question I could probably find the answer to elsewhere, but I know you do it all the time, so I'll ask you: How do you focus your self-portraits? Do you put something (a piece of furniture?) where you're going to be, focus on that, run back to the spot, kick the thing out of the way, then pose? That's how I'd do it. I'm just wondering if...
seej500 asked: Hey West, what is your favourite jump-around-the-room dancing music from the last six months that is not kpop? In fact, tell us the kpop one as well. Thanks.
eversonpoe asked: when are you going to come visit chicago and play with Mal & Kaylee (and me & Sarah)?
ramblerplanetaryservice asked: Hi, Katie. Have you ever considered publishing a collection of your writing? --Bill
mysecretmonsters asked: I've been following you (not creepy at all) since 2005 on flickr and I've had the pleasure to see you grow as an artist, as a woman (though I'm not the authority in assessing one's growth) & as a Detroit sports fan. How would you describe your current state as an artist? I mean, I remember when you wanted to veer away from doing nudes, and your apprehension towards working...
patrickthatguy asked: i would love to see more self pictures, nude. nonnude, whatever. youre beautiful.
kidontology asked: Are you an organ donor? If you could designate a specific organ to donate to a specific institution, what would it be? For instance, I will be donating my kneecaps to the harlem breakdancing society, my teeth to Lil Jon, my heart to Hope Sandoval etc.
peterr asked: As someone who's never really watched The original Star Trek (watching from beginning & moving to TNG), what's your favorite thing about those early episodes? Also, thanks for sharing your photos and writing, it's nice to see good people in the world.
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Q&A with KW: Part 1
scubed asked you: want to come to my friends party? Tonight? I have to get drunk and write an essay! Don’t go to Scarborough tomorrow and come out with me instead. page03 asked you: When you get clouded or overwhelmed, how do you hone in/step back and clear your mind so that you can be creative? As a multi-faceted artist, I get the impression that things just sort of come to you,...
thecatmosphere asked: You inspired me to unashamedly post a picture of my butt on the Internet. THANK YOU KATIE WEST!
I started a new Tumblr.
That’s just like this one, but with no naked pictures, no reblogging, and way more oversharing, and emotional breakdowns. I can’t tell you where it is because you already know. EDIT: Don’t feel dumb if you can’t find it. It’s hard to find for a reason. It’s not crazy hard though. But you’re not missing much if you can’t find it.