I did my first paid photo shoot in 1999. It was a wedding at the Salt Lake City Temple. I shot it on Kodak Portra B&W 35mm film. Over the past two decades, my camera has been a portal into parts of life I would not have experienced otherwise. It has been one of my greatest teachers.
This book is accurately named. What follows are are various stories, essays, and rants about photography, art, human nature, and naked ladies.
Below is a rough draft outline of the book’s chapters, with links to the rough drafts themselves. Some are rougher than others. Stay tuned for updates each week.
- Finding good Feedback
- A boxy, beautiful bride: may I take a number?
- The Great Compromise– it wasn’t that great
- Thou Shalt Not Shoot Thy Sexy Secretary Ever Again.
- From consumer to producer: Getting behind the camera
- Do it with style: Finding my visual voice / wisdom from my heroes
- Ginarie: Destroyer of Men
- The Artist’s Way
- Nightlife photography / dumbo’s feather
- I’ll make you beautiful – for a fee
- Things I want you to know abut your boudoir session
- The Little Voice shows up in the damndest of moments / the truth about plan B shall set you free, but first it will scare the shit out of you.
- The final level Boss: The Porn Star Girlfriend
- The problems with Porn
- Pretty things: Art is to craft as erotica is to porn
- The Uttermost Farthing
- The Blood and Sins of This Generation
- Jill – poster child for boudoir empowerment
- How did a nice christian girl like you get naked so fast?
- How to get women to trust you / Tressa: this is how murder mysteries start
- The gift of black and white: a very nerdy philosophy of the monochrome medium
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, until you meet her in France 12 yrs later.
- Pearl Awards, why nobody likes Mormon pop music, and the zen of Anberlin
- The Birthday Massacre: butcher up those preconceived notions
- Doug Stanhope – a near miss with fanboy status
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