CageI ask him if he would put his hands around my throat. As a beginner model I'm a little apprehensive taking my clothes off for a stranger, after all.Cage in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
As an experienced photographer he wants more. "Do you mind if I spank you first?" he laughs. "I got an idea where your torso is in a dog crate, bone in your mouth, ass in the air. Very objectified."
I tell him that it's humorous that it would take less trust and comfort for him to smack my ass than touch my neck.
"I thought maybe it'd be good to get used to putting hands on you in another way first."
He refuses to acknowledge that it's going to be his hands and I find myself grinning. Innocence:
"I totally agree. Hands on delicate places like the throat..."
I taper off.
He explains the process as if it is another day at work. "I'll try to smack you until you're sore and teary, but I won't fuck you up. Makes sense?"
I find him intriguing in the beginning. He wants to objectify me first, keeps me distant, keeps me at a safe level so he doesn
How My Business WorksHow My Business Works in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My business works because it's actually not a business. And by this I mean I hardly make any money with my pictures. For me photography is not a way to make money but to invest money, and I work several other jobs to be able to pay for my art. I'm a tour guide on waste to energy plants and wastewater treatment facilities, I'm a concierge at the house I'm living, I work as a Photoshop instructor and on weekends I take care of the library of the University.
Sometimes people say to me: I can hardly believe you're not making money with your photos because they are better than the work of many professional photographers.
Of course it's flattering when somebody says something like that even if I don't always agree. But here's the thing: the very reason why I'm able to work on this level is because I don't have to make money with my pictures. If you're a photographer who wants to make a living out of it you are forced to do things differently. You have to focus on what your customers like and