This was my first shoot with Darrion. I’d admired her work for some time, so when she came to me and suggested we get together soon, I wasted no time getting her on the schedule. I was excited, and she didn’t disappoint. She was fun to shoot, and damned easy to work with. She sort of has this intuition about what I want her to do, and after awhile I could pretty much just raise my hand a little or nod in her general direction, and she gave me exactly what I was looking for. I probably could have just grunted, caveman style.
Now, I’ve mentioned a time or two (or perhaps more) that I’m really a butt guy. I love a nice butt. So I feel a little struck from behind since Darrion told me that a photographer once told her she didn’t have a nice back bumper. I’m taken aback on a few different levels. First of all, duh. Look. Second of all, I’m just flabbergasted that a photographer would say that to anyone, anyway. Third of all, duh. Look.
What an ass.
Anyway, as I was saying, and I hope you’ll pardon the digression, Darrion came by for a short shoot last night. While she was here, we did several sets.
I’ve added her to The Book Club:
This is a very different book from ones that have come before, so I just love it for that alone. I’ve never seen Jackass, but I’m aware of its cultural significance. I’ve been encouraging all my models and clients to bring a book that means something to them, no matter what it is. This was an excellent choice.
We also got in a shot that I’m going to add to the Body Lines gallery.
I hadn’t done one of these since May, but I plan to add a few more over the next little bit. I love the twisted nature of this pose, the entwining, the crossing lines. There’s a lot to set this shot apart, many things different, than the previous Body Lines pieces, but at the same time, it ties together with the others so very well.
I’m looking forward to shooting Darrion again sometime soon, and I hope we can schedule a much longer shoot together. What we come up with will be equally wonderful, I’m sure.
To repeat the disclaimer, this is a project about re-discovery. It’s about remembering who I am, what I’m about, what I love and what I do not. Fair warning, this project will be posted here rather than at my SFW site because there will be nudity from time to time. Some of it will be of me, some not, some artistic and pretty to look at, some just raw.
I don’t intend to think of something every day and then shoot it, though I may do that sometimes, too. But sometimes I will just shoot, and then find something about myself in the frames and post about that thing, whatever it is.