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That Bleddy Couch Again

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 19, 2012, 6:37 AM
Well that Zebra Print Chaise is beginning to get a reputation of it's own. Most guys who come for pictures these days demand at least one or two shots on it - invariably in the buff; so it's getting to the stage that it has touched more naked gentlemen than I have....OK that may be a slight exaggeration but I am starting to get seriously jealous of it!

And I have spent far too long hiding behind the beauty of others so thought it time to put myself in-front of the lens for a change. I have used myself as 'actor' for numerous conceptual pieces in the past, but that was easy to view objectively as it was a question of whether the image worked & not how 'fit' I myself looked. So it was with no little trepidation that I took myself into the studio last weekend in order to get some quality shots to advertise myself with (on certain social networking sites which I am too shy to mention) and I was moderately happy with the results. Does that make me vain; Does that make me Narcissistic? I really don't believe so - more a question of damage limitation & an attempt to dilute my own feelings of body dysmorphia. But it was rather interesting to see how difficult I actually was to work with as model and it has given me a greater respect for those who agree to or even request a shoot with me. Anyway - feel free to make up your own mind here -…

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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
In all honesty, I think those came out VERY great! It's GOOD for us photographers to test out what we put our own subject to. :nod: And congrats on having the courage to do it all-natural! :D

man-blu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thanks for those kind words. Does make me wonder what I would look like if I made the effort to do some fat-distribution - ie go to the gym & pump a little iron. But I'm just a lazy Cornishman so I will probably just hide behind the camera again & find the beauty in others instead. This little 'project' has reminded me of the 'memento mori' capacity of photography though - this is the death of the youth I once was and a reminder of my own slide towards mortality.
PurpleTartan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think you're being vain at all! The pictures of yourself came out looking wonderful! :D
man-blu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Well that's very kind of you to say so & thank you very much indeed for fluffing my ego!
PurpleTartan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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