Collaborators, partners, couples, mates, significant others, friends, lovers and spouses, at one time or another, yesterday, today and tomorrow, there are photographers & models, artists & Muse and for that matter husbands & wives working together in art nude photography.
Window To My World
And why should this be any different than say, basket weaving? When people meet, become close and are passionate about what they love to do and stay together, it seems like a win win situation to me.
Thinking Of You Forever
Someone once asked me, "do you mean to tell me you take these women out to the desert and all you do is photograph them?" Well, yeah, that's what we do, what we create, the reason we go out there, the question reeks of chauvinism though, don't you think? Perhaps nude photography is different in this one respect, people are more apt to presume.
I happened upon a comment by Andrew Chambers that led me to the book, "The Model Wife" by Arthur Ollman in which he outlines the lives of some of the more famous photographers who's Muse also happened to be their wife. I haven't read the book but the idea struck me a long time ago, it seemed completely logical that when two people shared the same aesthetic and desire, it would show in their work, I would bet.
In All The World
And sometimes, if you are really lucky, you may find someone who is the yin to your yang, shadow & light, someone that steps in front of your camera and into your life, be it photographer or model, whom you connect on a deeper level. We can read about those who found this relationship and I for one have always envied them, it would seem however, that I have been blessed very recently with a similar fate. And I am very happy to say that the images on the blog today are those I did with a very special woman in my life, very special.
Slave To The Clock
"I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing." ~Alfred Stieglitz