Monday, February 09, 2009

Peek-a-boo


Scene Editor Frank Lewis sends me emails that would land any other boss in the unemployment line.

"I thought a first person account of a boudoir photo session would be cool for our lust issue," wrote Lewis to me a couple of months ago. "You game?"

He included a link to Posh Portraits, a studio in Strongsville, Ohio. The site featured an invitation to "enter" along with two photos, one of a beautiful nude woman kneeling, her back to the camera and another of a woman's legs as she removes a slip of lingerie.

Clearly boudoir was a polite way to say naughty, the degree of which changes considerably depending on the anonymity of the model. Case in point: although it is subject to the whims of Wikipedia editors, the entry for "vagina" often includes a photo--exactly the photo you are imagining. But no one freaks out over it. People understand why it is there and they deal with it--as long as it is anonymous. Therein lies the key. Credibly assign that image to say, Nancy Pelosi, and people will run screaming through the streets.

My naughty/nice photo wouldn't be nearly as graphic as some of the snaps found on Wiki's pages, but there would be no mistaking who it was. Plus, it would be distributed in print all over Northeast Ohio. A public nudie photo of me? It was insane.

"When do you need me to do it?" I responded to Lewis without hesitation.

The results, including the photo, will run in this week's Scene in the "Lust" issue in honor of Valentine's Day. I'll also be talking about my session at Posh Portraits, on the 98.5 WNCX Morning Show on Tuesday Feb. 10 at around 7 a.m. EST. You can listen to the show live here.

I will link the article on this site as soon as it goes live on Wednesday, Feb. 11. I'll post some other fun pix as well, so I hope you'll all stay tuned.

18 comments:

deangc said...

Oh, I'm TUNED, baby. I'm so fucking tuned I'm vibrating.

Anonymous said...

"...lead us not into temptation..."

RJ

Julia Farley said...

Damn....I would flap my wings with my equipment and seamless paper on my back to do this for you...

sigh....


Julia

Bill the Wrenchbender said...

Yay!!

Norm said...

Oh ... my.

Amy L. Hanna said...

"We specialize in the art of making women feel beautiful in their own skin - any age, any size, any time!

Really?

After seeing the above tagline in their ad in just about every issue of Cleveland's Lone Weekly in accompaniment with the same model, I doubt it.

Zen Wizard said...

I guess this is all right--but what is he going to send you on next? A first person account of a massage parlor?

DogsDontPurr said...

We have to wait til Wednesday?! You tease! I'm on the edge of my seat over here. But you are the perfect person to write this article, so I know it will totally be worth the wait.

Kirk Jusko said...

Um...I take it's your feet in the ruby red pumps with the Scenes spread about?

philbilly said...

In the Posh Portraits Art Gallery, that photo of a woman tasting a cupcake is about as close as I get to cognitive dissonance. I could hear me eyes darting about in their sockets. Really, really nice cupcakes.

Glass Houses said...

You have very nice ankles.

And I want your shoes.

Timothy O'Regan said...

I just heard you on the radio! Fortunately for me, your 7am is my 10pm. I think I'm going to have trouble sleeping, though...

kamper said...

Will that issue be printed on non-stick paper?

Just asking.

Norm said...

*f5*

*f5*

*f5*

I knowww it's only Tuesday, but ...

Hugh Hefner said...

If I like what I see, I'll have a contract drawn up.

glittergirl said...

yeah, where is the link update? not that i care.....

Erin O'Brien said...

I probably won't have the link up until it goes live, usually mid day on Wednesday.

There will be lots of fun pix, including some "runners up" from the proof sheet.

But thanks so much for everyone's interest!

The Fool said...

This should prove amusing. Go Erin!