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Connection over Craft – With Chris M 

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As with all my new work, the blog post will have content safe for Instagram. Any more explicit photos that wouldn’t be IG safe are on my justforfans page.

About a month ago, I was scrolling on a social app and came across a profile of a very cute person with a couple of fun photos in some elaborate costumes. Think, elf; Robin Hood; Shakespearean era. Now, not all of the images were that, but a couple were, and he also had this amazing eyes. I was definitely intrigued. 

Chris and I started talking a bit, and I learned that he actually made the costumes that caught my eye. He is just an artistic person. As he put it, he collects hobbies like a crow collects shiny objects. And so, we hit it off and have been talking quite a lot, on and off, with the intention of doing a nude shoot together. While’s he’s been in front of cameras wearing elaborate costumes he’s made himself, he’s not posed nude before. 

I asked him to bring some things he might be comfortable in wearing. I’d received a picture of him in a lovely velvet robe he had just received and asked him to bring that. I also asked for him to bring some grey sweatpants or shorts of that nature as I’m starting a new little mini-series celebrating grey sweatpants season. 

When Chris arrived, I was a little taken aback in just how beautiful he is. Yes, I’d seen photos, but he’s definitely someone who’s photos don’t do them justice. Not only that, but his presence is just very warm and friendly. As all of my shoots tend to start, we began just having some conversation on my couch. I started being able to put a personality to the words I’d read.

I learned more about Chris’ passion for writing, his commitment to using quality materials in all of his work, his scholastic exile to the hell of southern humidity, and various other things. I relaxed. He relaxed. Then it was time to shoot. Thankfully, Chris brought the things I’d asked for, but also a shirt that I then found out he’d made and embroidered. His thought was that we could use it for a “sleepy waking up look.” This is why I love collaborating with other artists and creative thinkers! 

One thing I can say about the finished product of this session: I love the images. I mean, I guess I always love what I post; but in this case, I culled and culled and only decided to retouch my favourites, and still ended up with 63 images. That’s a lot for me! 

Chris was so collaborative and beautiful and kind throughout the entire process. He’s the kind of artist who is self-aware enough that I didn’t have to do a lot of coaching, but when I did he picked up on what I wanted instantly. There was a lovely artistic chemistry we had that was lovely to experience. I love this work so much. I’m able to learn things about all of these incredibly beautiful and unique individuals, like Chris, who all impart a little piece of themselves upon me while I get to create memories of the event. I doubt many of them are aware of their impact on me, but I appreciate them. It really is so beautiful. 

As always, I hope you enjoy the images. 

With love,