If the popularity of my behind-the-scenes photo galleries is a guide, many people would like to sneak a peek at one of my busy photo sessions, to actually watch the model take her clothes off and pose for the camera. If you are a photographer, maybe you would like to watch all the activity of setting up lights, choosing wardrobe, applying makeup.
Well, a couple of guys have done just that. And not once, but twice. Now they have been interviewed online, and you can listen to them discuss the experience.
About a year and a half ago, two fine-art photographers, Mclain Swift and Rob Caleffi, contacted me expressing interest in traveling to LA (where I work) to attend one of my photo sessions. As they were both quite accomplished fine-art nude photographers, I didn’t know what they could possibly learn from me. They eventually attended my photo session with Keira Kelly.
Evidently, they didn’t get enough. Mclain and Rob returned one year later for more discussions with me, and attended my photo session with Lena Nicole, currently the newest model on Torrid Art. I didn’t write anything in my blog about their most recent visit. Maybe I should have, because it was again a very rewarding and enriching experience for me.
Yesterday I heard from Mclain again. He wrote to tell me that he and Rob were interviewed for an online podcast by a couple of photographers in their home town of Calgary. In the 44 minute interview, they discuss various topics in photography, primarily their work in nude fine-art. Then the interviewer asked them to choose someone - a photographer, model, makeup artist, anybody - who they respect and admire and would like to talk about. They chose me, and go on to discuss their experiences attending my photo sessions.
The entire 44 minute interview, discussing a variety of photographic topics, not just me, is interesting, informative and entertaining. I expected nothing less from these two talented, insightful, humorous and articulate artists. If you want, you can jump right to the part where they discuss me, at 31:30. Or you can listen to the interview until that time, then skip ahead seven minutes.
Link to the audio interview.
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