At the beginning of this year, rather than making a bunch of trite, all too common resolutions about exercising more and trying to drink less coffee, I decided that I’d focus on one area specifically: my photography hobby. With this in mind, I came up with a bunch of photo projects to keep me occupied over the course of the year.
Posing for photos is uncomfortable for most people, myself included. As some of my project would require people to pose at various points, I thought it a bit unfair to request this of others without putting myself in the same uncomfortable position. In order to guarantee that I followed through on this point, I required some sort of incentive, some external force I couldn’t say no to. I required obligation.
To achieve this, I vowed that if 52 people (one person a week) donated just $10 each to the RSPCA, I’d nude up for a photo. If I’m going to embarrass the hell out of myself, I should at least ensure it is for a good cause.
I wasn’t really sure how this would go, and after a cracking start, a final generous donation helped reach the total back in April. I’ve been extremely lax on getting around to taking the photo itself, and I apologise for that. It was part work, part procrastination and part cowardess.
Well, all that has now been put aside. With help from my girlfriend, Emily, I finally got around to baring all and making good on my promise.
I’d like to thank everyone who has been supportive. If you all promise not to laugh at me, I promise not to look at any of you differently after getting considerable encouragement to get naked. Let’s just have a brief awkward silence and let that be the end of it, shall we?
There we go.
For those brave enough to burn their retina’s… this is what you’re after. You only have yourselves to blame.Tags: photography, photoproject2010