I suppose a lot of people see images that we produce and amongst the many possible responses or reactions, some perceive a surreal or perhaps even a glamorous lifestyle. I get asked how often our photo shoots escalate into a sexual experience and quite honestly, pretty much never.
I’ll admit that on one or two occasions things have happened but it was never during an actual professional setting, only with people we were close and under different pretenses than an actual photo session.
That said, I take it as a compliment that people assume such things happen on a regular basis(though my initial reaction is to take offense) because it reflects that the art we are creating elicits such strong stimulus and response. Don’t get me wrong, the the above image for example, there is a genuine love and closeness with our friend and we love her in all ways possible but quite honestly, we were karaoke singing and bar hopping that night and it resulted in another tongue in cheek “photo shoot”.
Though we study and have a passion for the art of photography, we’re not “photographers”. We’re just a couple of geeks with a DSLR camera who are close enough to feel comfortable naked around each other. We just like to goof a lot. I put on my CPAP mask and we passed out right after taking these pics. That’s why we call it glamour.