Thursday, April 12, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

My Life In Roller Skates

My name is Adra Janean Fenstermaker, but to some, I'm just called "Pain" - shortened from my roller derby name, Window Pain #47. 




I have skated for film and television, as a bouting skater for the Lake Tahoe Derby Dames, performed at the Wiltern Theater, Hollywood Palladium and LA Pride in Los Angeles California. 


SEX.SOUND.SILENCE as RAINBOW
TAHOE DERBY DAMES as WINDOW PAIN #47
ESTO ES GUERRA as WINDOW PAIN # 47
BLACK TAR ROAD as WINDOW PAIN #47

I've rolled my way through casinos in Vegas, Reno and Tahoe - yes, I have the pics to prove it.


I am a firm believer that roller skates wouldn't be complete without hula hoops...




I cut my editing teeth on roller skate videos I used to post to skate blogs, little edits like these samples below.

 




FACT: I've been known to ask "Can I wear my skates" to filmmakers, because I want to fill up my IMDb page with as many WINDOW PAIN #47 credits as humanly possible in my lifetime. 


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Blue Planet Photography Photo Shoot (2017)


It's been over seven years now that I have jumped (literally and figuratively) in front of the lens of Fine Art Photographer Mike Shipman Feel free to check out a few images we did together in the past HEREI hope you enjoy our collaborations.

Please be courteous and do not share Mike's work without his permission, but feel free to leave a comment below if you enjoy his imagery! 


LOCATION: Down Town Boise, Idaho
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mike Shipman
DATE: February, 2017

Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
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Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
Reproduction without express written permission is prohibited

Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
Reproduction without express written permission is prohibited

Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
Reproduction without express written permission is prohibited

Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
Reproduction without express written permission is prohibited

Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
Reproduction without express written permission is prohibited

Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
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Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
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Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
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Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
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Mike Shipman 208.466.9340 Boise ID Copyright © Mike Shipman
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Always the Bridesmaid, Never The Bride...


When my phone rang and it was Sherry Scheline, founder of Idaho Wedding Event Magazine "IDoWED" on the line asking if I would walk in her upcoming Bells and Beaux Wedding Show at the Chateau des Fleurs (owned by the founder of Camille Beckman), I couldn't say no. Seriously, if you knew my long time friend Sherry, you would totally understand. 

I mentioned to a local Make Up Artist (I live in the Los Angeles Area) after the phone conversation that I would be flying to Boise, Idaho to participate in the upcoming event, her first response was "you're too short for runway". I decided to do it anyway (though she should have added that I was "too old for runway" as well, in my opinion).

At 5'3", with a little more curve then a "traditional fashion model" and a few more wrinkles (okay, let's just call it as is actually is - A LOT more wrinkles) than the the other models who towered over me with their youth, beauty and long legs, I did my very best to represent what it is to be a bride, bridesmaid, wedding guest, newlywed on her honeymoon, etc.

No one preps you for just how stressful walking a runway can be. With high heels and dresses a bit too long for my little legs, I did my best not to trip as I walked past people watching from the sides as they made comments and took pictures. 

When the event commenced, I was back in my Champagne Campaign T-shirt, waiting in line for my over due glass of Rose, a much needed stress reliever after what I just had accomplished (check Runway Model off my bucket list). As I was taking my first sip from my fluted glass, two ladies approached me and said that they loved how much "sass" I had on the runway. Wow! Sass? I had tried so hard to be as pulled together and professional as possible while strutting in frocks from Something Old, Something New, Shift Boutique and Dress And Charm, but apparently, my personality showed through. I guess in life, the best way to be is to be yourself, and those that appreciate will let you know it!

I doubt I will ever be asked again to walk on another runway, but at least I didn't pass on this opportunity, and even if I never get married in "real life" - at least I have these wonderful images taken on film (not digital) by Ben+Joella prior to my runway debut. 


DATE: February 18th, 2017
EVENT: Bells and Beaux, Chateau Wedding Show
LOCATION: Chateau De Fleurs, Idaho. 176 S Rosebud Ln, Eagle, ID 83616
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Ben+Joella Photography

Please enjoy these photos, and if you would like, feel free to leave a comment below!

























Courtney Sibbet, CEO of Sibbz Industries promoting her Sibbz Longboards, Wedding Boards, and Woodz By Sibbz Boards.


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