Sunday, March 6, 2011
I have a shoot coming up this afternoon that I have been looking forward to all week. He is a casual acquaintance that I met once at a football tailgate party last fall and while I was out with some friends at a bar. He has a very unique look, eyes that are direct and pierce though whom ever he gazes upon. He is quiet and reserved with a calm introspective personality and he has exceptional skin and face structure. After running into him in the bar, I befriended him on Facebook and asked if I could do a portrait of him. He agreed but then he sent me a message back saying he would be interested in becoming a subject for my Naked Man Project. I was quite surprised and thrown off guard at first. I have hardly spoken two words to this subject and know very little about him and he knows very little about me. Excitement builds within me as I plan and anticipate where this shoot will lead, though I have no set plan or concept for the shoot. It excites me to work this spontaneous when I think so much of what I do is calculated and planned. I love it when I see such a remarkable quality in someone who is not yet aware of or can see this quality within themselves. I will follow my instinct and respond to my impulse and allow the extraordinary to emerge naturally.
"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." Helen Keller
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