Sunday, February 27, 2011

Christelle, oui ou non?

Christelle, oui ou non?
Originally uploaded by Sol Lang
Covering up your nakedness with a knitted woolen garment that has a pattern with large holes will not give you the modesty you seek. And anyway, you are just pretending to cover yourself up. You really do want to expose yourself to me. It arouses you to watch me take in every goose-pimpled inch of your soft white, cold-induced quivering skin. I know I am right because the expression on your face tell me so. And you are a woman who knows and gets what she wants. So I pretend to be unaware of this, even though the atmosphere is as tense and intense as can be. If it were not for your intention to pose so provocatively for my camera, I would think that these sensual moves are meant to get my attention and provoke me to step towards you and place myself right up against you. But such thoughts for a photographer are dangerous when faced with the task of creating beauty. A task that is all consuming. There is little room for anything other than “it”. But a creative mind wonders. And when the artist is a man immersing himself entirely into his art, sexual tension is a required part of the process. The honest collaboration between artist and model calls for an admission of guilt. But if admission is not forth coming, the proof is quite clearly visible in your eyes.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Self Portrait with Christelle 3

“No use hiding your face Christelle. You can hide just about as much as I can in this shot. But you might as well not show your face since I am not either. Of course, everyone wants to see you. Who would want to see me. So you’d think that hiding your face is indicative of your modesty, but what about the magnificent rest of you?”

I am just being a bit playful and somewhat sarcastic. Let’s face it, how serious does one get when faced with the creativity of artistic nude photography. I am still doing it… being sarcastic, that is. Of course it’s serious. It’s possibly about the most serious kind of photography next to journalism photography, where covering the victims of a war torn part of the world or the hardships of a third world society that is impoverished and depleted so as to tear-up a photographer, emotionally. Actually, compared to these, this kind of art is not only pleasurable but downright fulfilling. Not to say that it is not emotional. There is a great deal of emotion that passes between photographer and model. It is, at least, for THIS photographer with HIS models.

So look carefully. Observe actively. There it is. One need but to open one’s eyes and see. This is a reality that can not exist in any other way. At least not one that I know of.