Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Developing the Profile Model
I love the idea of art being a collaborative process and the Internet seems to be the perfect medium to explore this possibility and become interactive. Yesterday I talked about coming up with more of an informative profile of the subjects. Chad’s profile is the first one we are developing. It will become the standard model for all of them.
Here is how it will work and function:
Chad worked as the cable guy for the local cable company. He had a quiet mystique in his eyes that I was drawn to instantly. I met him out socially with friends and then befriended him on Facebook. I really wanted to create some sort of portrait of him and capture the subtle intense allure he seemed to keep hidden within his quiet personality. He had seen the links to The Naked Man Project on Facebook and asked if I would consider using him for the project. I was actually surprised because I knew he was straight, and felt a bit intimidated to photograph him naked, but he seemed so comfortable that I agreed. He came to the studio with his girlfriend the first time and we began to do some tests. He seemed so natural and comfortable the more he exposed himself. He had always worn bulky clothes so it was fascinating to see what a well-defined body he revealed as he began to strip completely nude. We ended up shooting three different sessions. These are a few selected images from those shoots. He recently moved back to this hometown in Havre on the Montana Highline, but comes back to visit quite often with plans to work on more images in the future.
Model Perspective: How did it feel to become a part of the project? Do you have any insights or revelations?
There will be a section where the image will become available for download or art prints of the image may be purchased.
Another section follows below where viewers can comment on the image or the process.
Post note: We are still developing this format so I am open for any kind of feedback on what you like, don’t like, what you want to know more about from the work?
VIEW FULL IMAGE: Chad #116