Moments of exhilaration and freedom, of shame and self-loathing. That strange cocktail of good looks and body dysmorphia, stretching what is appropriate to its limits, being both culprit and casualty.
I was fifteen when a man on a nudist beach asked me to be in a porn movie he was shooting at his home. I was so excited I said no. This memory led to a string of memories of other instances in which I'd exposed myself, and thoughts about how, in many ways, art is a form of self-exposure, especially if we want to express the truth of our desires, our actions, and the workings of our imagination.
Images were taken during a virtual photoshoot via Zoom on February 15, 2021 at 6pm in Madrid and 9am in Los Angeles.
Publication: April 2023
Text and images: Michael Wynne
Model: Damian Dragon
Staple bound, 24 pages.
Printed on recycled paper, 120gsm, cover is 300gsm recycled paper.
Book dimensions: 14.8cm x 21 cm (approx 5.8" x 8.2").
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