I've decided to feature a friend in this edition. She's an extremely accomplished and recognized art nude model, who goes by the name Candy Poses.
One of the many wonderful things about her is that she makes me better. Of the hundreds of models I've worked with, I can count on one hand the ones I can make this statement about.
I have "issues" with shooting this type of work. I do not consider this to be pornography at all, but I can see how some would. I consider it art, and sincerely appreciate the brave few who not only agree, but have the trust and willingness to participate.
So here's one outside the series, from our second shoot. This was on a day in which I had just found out that my cousin, who I was close to, and almost exactly my age (mid 40s) had been given only a few months to live. I just wasn't feeling it that day, and cut the shoot short, with no expectation of anything good coming of the day, with so much else on my mind.
Like I said, she makes me better.