Monday, February 09, 2009
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.