Back to dancers with Shibari


thrown in. I shoot as they come to me. people contact me about shooting together and i answer asking them to call me most never do. is talking to people too personal or having their phone number. one can always hide your telephone number my boss has his number come up as ‘unidentified caller’

but this dancer/model after a few emails actually called, maybe being a male he felt safer. i’ve had some women show up who i hoped were friendly because they could have kicked my ass.  but this is the age of FEAR it’s all around us every where we listen os see we are assaulted with guns, shootings, beheadings why did that become popular again? WTF

i love working with dancers and dance it appears so free yet to make something look effortless that’s a lot of effort. when i was a kid and the grown ups were gone i would dance to the radio thinking i was Fred Astaire. i didn’t have any dance training who needs training to express joy of movement? i think this western society is the only society who thinks one needs to learn how to dance.

today working with two different opposite art forms, free dance and restricted Shibari can be fun. discovery is always fun except maybe sticking a screwdriver into an open electric socket.

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Upward

Masa being a young japanese dancer was fumular  with Shibari and wanted different types of pictures for his portfolio was a willing subject, very inhibited.

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reaching out

with grace. i love the shape of his hand. i am very lucky to work with such talented people.

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thinking

at my age i am not sure if my knees would be able to do this for long.

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adding lights

i started with two lights turned one off but basically kept to two lights, as i say i am trying to learn a craft here.

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i love shadows and sometimes things work out when working with sculptures.

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when i first looked through the files i was very disappointed because when we began i turned off the autofocus and all i saw were fuzzy out of focus images. ECK.

true this blog is called fuzzy pictures but there are acceptable limits. but after awhile i changed techniques and moved into rope work.

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here again i love his hands they are so expressive.

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his warrior pose looking forward naked and open to the world.

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so not to being one to leave things alone i added a prop, sparing no expense i moved a ladder on the set.

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i think this looks better in black & white using the ladder for support.

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but here are my favs from the shoot not that i don’t like these or i wouldn’t share them.

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this reminds me of the cross in the roman colosseum

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oh well that’s all i have for today.

waiting for people to return my requests to speak in person, so may people don’t like to call on their phones and talk,  i see so many people looking at their phones on the subway or walking on the street, models, hair people and makeup chairs just don’t make phone calls. people do or don’t.

i understand why television executives are afraid of a ringing phone because they usually mean trouble. one has to make a decision and that means being accountable. being semi retired i don’t have that problem but if i want to collaborate with people we need to talk, at least say hello.

jene

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