Friday, July 03, 2009

the nude cyclist

In my continuing pursuit to take good, artistic nude photos, I sometimes use myself as the model when I cannot get others to pose for me. I love the human body, and am greatly inspired by photographers like Mapplethorpe and Anton Corbijn (Corbijn does not do nudes, but does incredible work for Depeche and U2).

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So, when my photographer cancelled on me, Ellen stepped up to the plate and took camera in hand.
I had spent all day setting up the backdrop, the lights, and camera settings, so I was incredibly pleased when she did not mind taking photos of me in the buff.

In fact, she did a great job! Finding new angles, experimenting, and coming with suggestions. It was a great advantage that she is also a cyclist and could get me in the "correct" position.

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This is my favorite,
and the one I was aiming for.

These last two were more for fun.
Thanks Tim for letting me borrow your helmet! It was the perfect size :-)
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And thank you Ellen for helping me out :-)

I have to admit, it was kinda weird trying to look normal as I was balancing on the bike.
What one does for the sake of art ;-)

1 comment:

  1. We have naked bike ride here in Toronto, Canada, sometime in June.