GET NAKED: book outline

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. I am going to share what I’ve learned with you now.

This is a story about faith, love, heartbreak, human nature, art, porn, spirituality, and, taking pictures of 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.

  1. Foreward
  2. Luke Skywalker, Jesus and Original sin: that was pretty original!
  3. The Early Years – old man stories about walking uphill both ways in the winter with no coat to get our porn / the kids don’t know how good they’ve got it these days
  4. The Mormon Mission Years – Victoria’s Secret, panties, and Testimony Meetings
  5. Returning Home From Philly – and the first great love of my life
  6. The Great Compromise– it wasn’t that great
  7. The Understudy Years– first boudoir shoots, laboring under someone else’s name
  8. Thou Shalt Not Shoot Thy Sexy Secretary Ever Again – oh, jealousy.
  9. From consumer to producer: Getting behind the camera
  10. Do it with style: Finding my visual voice / wisdom from my heroes
  11. Divorce, Dating, Dilemmas and the great epiphany
  12. Last dance with the Lord
  13. The Artist’s Way – my first muse
  14. Nightlife photography / dumbo’s feather
  15. I’ll make you beautiful – for a fee
  16. Things I want you to know abut your boudoir session
  17. Unforseen dilemmas: getting paid to shoot naked women isn’t what you think it’s going to be
  18. 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.
  19. The case for me being a wizzard: I don’t want to tell jokes anymore / parenting sucks / beware the power of the Word
  20. The final level Boss: The Porn Star Girlfriend
  21. The problems with Porn
  22. Pretty things: Art is to craft as erotica is to porn
  23. It’s not what you do, but why you do it, that matters
  24. The sausage factory took away my innocence
  25. Actual magic

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