One cannot control the reaction of the audience; but I don’t believe a photographer is all that concerned with the audience as much as he is with himself, satisfying his own creative needs. How it is viewed by the public is out of his hands no matter what.
Generally people don’t look beyond the surface of figure photography, never giving much thought to the different levels that go on that are more often than not a struggle to achieve. You are dealing with emotional, psychological, and comfort issues with every shoot, and this includes the photographer as well as the model.
You can hand a camera to anyone, give them a naked body, and say, “go shoot.” You’ll get a result. But is it a good one? There is an onerous responsibility in this kind of subject matter – the location, the lighting, the concept ... all of which are capable of changing when you least expect it – sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst. You need to have an “eye” for this work, you need to be able to see that which is special and magical. Otherwise you just have a naked body. And remember: It is the photographer who “creates” the circumstances for all things to come together.
There are two common misconceptions I encounter with my work.
First, people ask about my model’s sexual preference – as if that matters. You might just as well as ask what their religious and political backgrounds happen to be. The model REPRESENTS an ideal form from which I work – just an elaborate bowl of fruit (as I often humorously inform them) which inspires. Yet I treat them with great respect. They trust me. And I don’t take that trust lightly, even when working with someone who turns out in the long run to be a disagreeable subject. They are not just “meat puppets”, which is an over used derogatory phrase, they are people. Remarakably, similar to when someone who puts on a mask and costume, they become very “mysterious” when their clothes are shed: how does someone look like this, or, how do they have such confidence to display themselves like this? Thus fantasies set in. The reality of their persons no longer matters. In the end the work has nothing to do with them personally, or for that matter nothing to do with me. It is The Work, and that stands on its own.
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The Making of Apollo GT chapter 17
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CINEMAX Presents The Tong Wars Drama Series WARRIOR, based on the writings of Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee
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Whether it is sport or acting, Dominic Savo puts his heart and mind to it with full attention. He possesses that quiet smile that makes you want to know more about him. Well, we try to do our best to present him here in underwear and all. Don’t forget to read the interview. ; -)
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Some just couldn’t put down the barbells and some wouldn’t do without the pencils.
AMM Cover Model: Dan Decker
So you worked really hard to build a nice body and you wanted to show off your muscles. At the same time it wasn’t too much to ask to be dressed in fine clothes. Raise your hands if you wanted to see more muscular guys on the runway for fashion show. the interview:
For this one special occasion we accepted interview questions from our readers for our cover model Yvan from Canada. We wanted to also take this chance to wish all our readers good health and safety.
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The Photographer’s POV:
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A distraught Ben confides in Jake about the situation with Ciara. Jake suggests giving Ciara the memory serum, but Ben notes there are a few issues with that. Jake thinks Ben needs to talk to Ciara and do whatever he can to jog her memory. “Jake pretty much slaps the sense into Ben because Ben is getting beat up by this on a few different rounds trying to get her to remember,” explains Robert Scott Wilson (Ben). “Jake tells him to get over there and keep fighting. Not that Ben’s giving up, but Jake is the one to kind of light a fire under him, so he takes his advice.”
THE RIGHT TO AN ABORTION ISN'T GOING AWAY
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US SENDS TEAM TO DETROIT TO INVESTIGATE TESLA-SEMI CRASH
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DAYS: BEN AND CIARA REUNITE!
Now that Ben is certain that Ciara is really alive, he pulls out all the stops to find her. “First there’s a sense of relief but a sense of shock, too,” begins Robert Scott Wilson (Ben).
TOP 10 Most illustrious assistants
When Robert Saleh signed a five-year contract with the New York Jets, Jan. 14, he became the 35th former San Francisco assistant to use his time on the 49ers’ staff as a springboard to a future position as an NFL head coach. Several of those men made a big enough impact during their time with the team — and then later leading other teams, with 10 taking their new teams to the Super Bowl — to be included on this list of the Most Illustrious Assistant Coaches in 49ers history.
DAYS: BEN SEARCHES FOR CIARA
Ciara gets ahold of Rhodes’s phone and calls Ben, but they have a bad connection. “Prior to this, he’s had a couple of moments in his heart and his soul that connected to her being alive on a psychic vibe type of thing,” explains Robert Scott Wilson (Ben).
Bat Masterson: Armed and Dangerous
Bat Masterson lived long enough to enjoy the fame associated with his legendary time on the Kansas frontier as a lawman in Dodge City, and he never shied from promoting it, as he did when he notched a pawnshop pistol he sold as “his” frontier Colt to an overeager collector. – TRUE WEST ARCHIVES –