Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fat Tuesdays : Naked States

Many moons ago, I embarked on a self-portrait project : Nude self-portraits in every state. I kept at it for three years, and I have lost all of those photos to a hard drive crash. I had ditched the idea until recently when I was talking to a friend who remembered the project and she asked why I didn't start it up again. I pondered that and let it go. But since I've been working with Paige so much lately, I've been out there on a shoot with her and been inspired to take off my clothes and get some nude portraits! I'm also a member of Zivity, a subscription service where votes are worth a dollar and the models and the photographers get a percentage of that dollar. I'm trying to get Kendra and Paige up on that site for at least one set a month, so I've been doing a LOT of shooting...and I'm also working on my Patreon account too. It's a lot of work, a lot of thinking, and here I've created this space for self-portraits.

Maybe I didn't start this experiment with nude self-portraits in mind. I just started it with the idea that we need more images of fat people, specifically women. And here I am, several weeks into it, reinvigorating my old project. So today, I'm sharing some more nude self-portraits, and I have another shoot waiting in the wings...as well as a handful of outfit posts.