This is a short “reality” experiment that I did with a group of new friends. They asked me to film a night in their lives as young, gay, penthouse-dwellers on the Capitol Hill. This video ended up rocking the boat a bit, in that it started lots of conversation about how gay people treat themselves and each other, and how they present themselves in society. More to come ..
A Seattle based show that happens during Christmas, decided to make one of their acts into a short music video. It got over 13,000 views! Sorta a lot …
Featuring Secret Shoppers – http://www.facebook.com/secretshoppers
I just finished this music video for local band, “Noddy“. I think it really depicts how it felt to be there at the show.
I had my very first experience modeling for a figure drawing session the other week. My most recent friend, Michael Cepress (fashion designer), was the lead artist in a small art studio in south Seattle. The instructor turned on a few heaters for me and gave me some ideas on how to pose. Behind a white sheet, I took off my clothes, nervous in all the right spots. And then I stepped out into the light, into everyone’s sight. Suddenly there were sounds of pencils moving quickly across papers, a soft whispering trail of dark chalk that unfolded an awkward image of me. And then I slowly didn’t mind this experience. It almost turned into a sort of meditation and became quite relaxing. The session lasted three hours.
Frank Correa asked me to hang naked from a tree so that he could snap a quick picture for a show he was doing.
I said yes.
The other night, Frank Correa sent me a text asking if I would pose for a nude photo idea he had. Because I love Frank’s photography, I said “yes, of course”.
So we went into the woods, late at night under the icy moon. I stripped into skin and did what he told me. He had me pull myself up into a tree and let my feet dangle. He took two quick shots of my backside …
It was exciting.
And then a few days later, after the photo had been developed, he sent me a text saying “your ass looks hotmazing!”
I’m excited to work with him again! His show is coming up soon and so I’ll post the info here!
Today I will be modeling for Clayton Ryan Images . He is one of my favorite local photographers because his lighting techniques and his strange ideas are right up my alley! Beautiful and mysterious and sexy …
Clayton: What is one of your favorite animals?
Me: A Squid .. ?
And so he began to make a squid inspired mask out of a burlap sack. Tentacles and all.
Today I will probably be semi-nude with a squid mask on, posing around some body of ice cold water. I’ll be freezing my ass off. But I trust Clayton that he will get some amazing shots. And I’ll do almost anything for a good photo.
I’ll post them soon!