Candace Pulling the Sheets
While working on a two week long woman’s birth control campaign shooting sexually disable woman who wanted to get it on, I'm not kidding. Not a bad way to spend one's time, I had scheduled a photo shoot over the weekend. It was going to be a nude shoot using my iPhone. It was part of a series I was shooting for a fine art gallery show of art created with the iPhone.
The creative director on this birth control project was the only man. All the other team players were woman. I asked him
"How come your on this account? I mean, because you’re a guy."
His reply. "I can wrangle cats."
We hit it off. After our first dinner with the whole team, we split up to much smaller engagements during the evening after our day's work. During that time he and I spent some interesting dinners discussing everything that guys talk about. A mutual trust and respect was built. When I felt safe to tell him about my personal photography project I was doing with my iPhone photographing nudes he became inspired and wanted to be involved.
At the time I was nervous to let many of my Pharma clients know too much about my more sensual photography projects. What I found out was, that they all wanted to hear about it. See the results and support me in some fashion. My upcoming shoot inspired my new creative director friend and he encouraged me to add some kind of tension into the photos. Hot/cold, light/dark.... Something to create tension in the shot. With that in mind I did my shoot over the weekend in my hotel room. With my iPhone, hot lights and thunder grey seamless. Plus two beautiful naked women. With an open mind we all played around and this shot was the one that came out of our session.
This photo went on to be exhibited at the gallery show in the Orange County Center for the Contemporary Arts. Written up in a number of blogs and reviews. Plus featured on AOL. I have to thank to my creative director friend and my acceptance to share my ideas with people. No matter how outside the comfort zone they may feel, he reminded me that it is my responsibility as an artist to inspire people. He's looking for new ideas from photographers, not just people who can fill a need.