Not totally photo related, not just a journal. A bit of both.

Friday, July 6, 2007

I have been shooting lots recently, but not posting much I know.

pose number 23

Cross posted as a test from

Last week and the week before, I did two fantastic nude shoots with a new model named Meaghan. It was a blast and her and she had great fun. Meaghan's enthusiasm, contribution to the process, playfulness and sense of humour was excellent. For those who have never done a nude or partial nude shoot, it can be a tense thing on occasion for photographer and model alike. You really have to build trust between parties and sometimes it just doesn't click. But when it does ,it is awesome or cake or money or sick or whatever superlative you want to put here. :)

The images, several of which are on my flickr, turned out great and I know that they were well received by Meaghan and her guy. Seeing someone like that being so motivated to shoot and being excited about the whole process despite being initially nervous was great. I went from shooting someone who had not sat for anything at all, to portraits to nudes to someone who could could be a figure model. All in the space of three shoots.

The introduction was sheer chance and it took over a month before we could shoot as she lives out of town now, but it was worth every moment.

A couple of months ago, I posted a "Mike is..." Facebook status thing in which I mused about wanting to do nudes and got two great responses in a couple of hours that lead to shoots. I thought I would formalize it in posting this in the group (and on Myspace too).

If anyone in London or SW Ontario, is interested in doing some nude modelling and enjoys the style in which I shoot them, please get in touch. Doing nudes is only one aspect of what I shoot, but it is one I really want to get right. I have done roughly 12-15 nude shoots and they are incredibly tough to do without being cheesy or porn like. I want to work on that aspect of shooting people - especially while it is warm! I would like to do a couple out of doors nude shoots as well as figure study type shots. Forest/field/farm sort of vibe.

While experience is preferred in doing nudes, if you are comfortable with your body, think you would look cool, and would like to give it a shot, let me know. As Meaghan put it to me once, it is cool to step outside your comfort zone now and then.

Thanks for reading!

I will post more pics soon.

Carpe Diem

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