Sorry guys, but the #GoldenHour is a hoax. The real secret is to wait for the sunset to disappear. Then you’ve got about 15 minutes of drastically changing, super soft, natural, @Gucci, light that will light your model like an angel. When you combine the race against time and the excitement of a nude body, that’s when the magic happens. But, the real, real secret, is to learn how to shoot in all lighting scenarios...
Soon we will hit flat ground.
Clothing is like therapy, according to some studies helps you better accept your body as well as being a stimulant for the physical and psychological health. So we concluded that from today we will provide ourselves a good dose of daily nudity. It would be a little rough do so under what circumstances (for example, in the office or on the bar), seen in Western culture have taught us to always be well dressed, but in an ideal world would be his. At the end of the day, that's how we got to the world and many of our complex would disappear if we were used to seeing naked people naturally every day and every hour. But for now we will comply with doing in our house, because the beach begins to cool and because we do not want to look bad in the street. The world is not ready for such feats. Anyway, there are many reasons why undress and these photographers make the recall.
Alex Guiry : to connect with nature. let go of everything that reminds you constantly that you live in an emotionally repressive society. When you fuse with nature disappears any sense of attachment and raisins to be free. Alex Guiry reminds us with his series 'Naked Nothing', where the primal instincts wake up again.
This is probably my favourite piece I've done this year. Our first day in Alaska we went on two hikes including this one were we went skinny dipping in Rabbit Lake. As we were getting in the water we listened to these huge rocks slide down the other side of the ridge. It was pretty moving to say the least.
"The glaciers fed the shivers in her mind.
It popped her spine, and sent a clap of thunder to the sides.
That's when I heard the rocks slide."
This was shot on a 6x7 film camera. That means the negative is 4.5 times larger than that of a 35mm. Its super detailed and can be blown up MASSSIVE!
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Skinny dipping after a long hike.
Another shot inside STAY WILD
"I wanted to get men to think about more than just their dick in their hand."
“My mom was and still is my biggest support and hero in my life. In the midst of her fighting and struggling with how to help me find the proper professional support, she wrote on a piece of lined paper "balance, variety, moderation." I still have that piece of paper 11 years later which is crazy, but in some ways I think that was a start of entertaining the idea that someday I would want that in my life and be "better" or have a "normal" relationship with my body in regards to control- but mostly mentally rather than physically. At first I started addressing this piece of paper in regards to food, then exercise and then as I got older I thought about social life, sleep, work, partying etc. It is 3 words that are far too simple for some to probably believe, but for me it’s a little reminder, or piece of hope."
Words by Natalie to finish off your "Running On Empty" story.
Like many people who have an eating disorder Natalie struggled with depression, anxiety and obsessive thought patterns. When the nurse suggested she look at her condition as a physiological disorder she found new venues to help reconnect the dots of body, soul and mind.
From our Runnin On Empty story.
“After your mother found the guarana pills, you looked them up and talked about the potential side effects and mechanism of action together. Initially, you felt that guarana would give you freedom and enable you to be more relaxed and enjoy eating and food. It seemed that guarana could work as a safety net, You were hopeful that it might quiet feelings which interferes with your ability to eat, and quiet the urge to vomit.”
From the "Running On Empty" story.
It is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), so a friend Natalie and I would like to share her intimate recovery story on bulimia nervosa over the next few days. We’ve been working together for many months now- going for coffee, talking on the phone, photographing on multiple occasion, and exchanging countless emails- in order to get this right. Natalie use to battle her own pressure for perfection with resistance, yet it was her passive mindful meditation that would give her the tools to start living a healthy life again. But it didn’t come easy.
From the "Running On Empty" story.
Stanley Park Nude, Summer 2010.
Bronica sq | 80mm 2.8 | Ilford HP5 120mm film | #UnapologeticAplogies
As for nudes. I would find someone who loves themselves, not like they love their tits, but they like who they are, they are happy with themselves, and are kinda cheeky and playful. It helps if they are enjoying themselves and moving around. When they move from pose to pose that's when you shoot. Not when they are in a pose. That's why I like to give them a prop. Like a branch. They forget they are there and wave it around like wand. they are playing. and THERE NEEDS TO BE CHEMISTRY. Nothing sexual. Unless you want that. But your working with each other. Give and take. But ask yourself why you want to shoot nudes? I would love to hear your answer. It's not to unclothe women. For me it makes a photo timeless. There are no brand names or labels or context for time. It's provocative yea, but its also just beautiful. Beautiful imperfections. Then once you know why, you can be more upfront with your model as to why you want to shoot nudes. The more info the better. Be real. It's a rush. its nerve racking, its scary. It may go bad hahaha. But most the time 9the girl walks away happy. I am selective when shooting girls. Not for body type, but for personality, and their story.
Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or collaboration ideas. This photo was taken on the same setup from the previous post, but just an hour before. #UnapologeticApologies
I didn't really have my intentions set out at this point. No concept from what I remember. This was the first time I used a medium format camera for a shoot and first time I used an external flash as well. It was the first day shooting nudes with these friends, and the second time ever. They brought a couple friends each and I wasn't expecting that. I was nervous. I pretended to know what I was doing. But the film didn't advance and I shot two photos onto the same frame. An optimist says it's a "happy accident", some call it an in camera double exposure, but I just didn't read the manual. I've never put concrete words to this photo. Maybe it because I didn't control the outcome. I left it up to the viewer to do that. That's what I loved about critiques back in the day. Hearing what feelings came up for someone else as the read into it. Their interpretations, projections, and personal stories that stemmed from a piece, or how it was shot.
#UnapologeticApologies | Circa 2010 | Mamiya 67 | Ilford HP5 120mm
At the time I was living in a trailer, at a campground, in Tofino, in 2010. The night before this was taken, I got naked in the parking lot while putting my wetsuit on. I did it in front of a carload of girls who were clearly spying on the boys and I. Everyone got a good crack out of it. Then they sped off in there civics. When we came back from the surf I noticed they'd left a note on my car with their number on it. I called them, or probably got someone else to, and invited them to my place for a campfire. They came. Later that night we'd had a few too many pops, and I thought that'd be a good time to win a girl over. So I grabbed a wiener roasting stick and bent the two prongs across each and made a Jesus Fish symbol. I had the girls pin me down on the ground. One on each arm, and one on each leg. I had my pants at me knees. Then I waited for my pal Bob to pull the metal prongs out of the yellow coals.
Then he branded my ass.
Then the girls went home.
Then I went to the doctor.
Then I couldn't surf for two weeks...
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Fuck my roots... Is death slowly growing or is growth slowly dying? I'm living too fast with my skin the past. Rebirth, Rebirth, time to climb down.
Woke up at your burial grounds.
Like a ghost gasps for air, you scream for your ashes back. But we're all dressed in black with our heads face down and our chests shut down. I want you back.
It's late afternoon and we stumble into an empty warehouse bar. We grab a beer and watch the dust particles dance as we move further inside. I recognize the song and tell the bar-back to turn it up until I can't recognize it anymore. We shyly pretend to dance. I want this buzz to keep going. The fringe of her dress trips her so the sun moves to catch her. She's on the hardwood floor with her blouse pulled down, and laughing. The stairs above her are lit, but I won't go.