In Her Skin Player #3

January 8, 2015

As I watched her fill out The Interview, I flashed on the first time I saw Wisdom Crone naked. The afternoon sun beat down on us as we tripped through the brush. Nearly 19 years ago, we found the pond that would take away the blistering heat. Then, it happened. We all took our clothes off. “Did she notice my awkward stare”, I thought? What happened to her breast, where’s her nipple? I was clueless to what the breast of a breast cancer survivor might look like. I was more perplexed as to why this information was not something I had been told in advance.

Flash forward to today. My anticipation for this experience with Player # 3 is nothing like the first time. Years of loving interaction and communication have made us closer. Hearing her “YES” when asked if she wanted to participate was a win! In her skin, is what came to mind when she began to take her clothes off. There was no fumbling only ease. The dogs felt this from her as well as they incorporated themselves into the moment. She was every inch perfect.

In front of the blinds, the sun raged in, showcasing the edges of her body. I noticed waves rippling through her skin. Wisdom Crone wanted others to see what an older woman looks like as she ages. As she stretched out her arm, she wiggled her skin back and forth, laughing, proud. She had told me that her skin carried her. Today, it carried me as well.

Experience more of Player #3 Wisdom Crone by visiting The Naked Friend Project Website www.nakedfriendproject.com

In Her Skin

In Her Skin

It’s All About the bASS… Butt Not for Player #4

If you have been keeping up with The Naked Friend Project,  you may have figured out one of the questions that is asked during the second game, The Interview.   Let’s explore this, shall we!

Player #4, you’ll get to know her better in the next few weeks, raised an interesting point. She feels  influenced, by others, that is, noting that the most “loved” part  of her body is her ass. I must admit, I am one of the those friends that would be put into this category.  After all, we had our booties cast together in clay!

Butt, is not her favorite part. So, which part is it?? What makes this her favorite part? Will others be influenced by the part she favorites?  Read more about The Experience with Player #4 later this week on The Naked Friend Project website.

In the meantime, I invite you to visit The NFP website and view the growing  galleries in:   Share a Part of Me .

HIP

HIP

Selfie of Butt Casting, The Mold, Art by Richard Smith, Santa Cruz

Selfie of Casting, The Mold, Art by Richard Smith, Santa Cruz

Enthusiastic Player

Let me say, I love enthusiastic players! Receiving emails daily brings a smile to my face and has me looking at my calendar.  What to expect when you send me an email, you ask? Players should know what they are in for. I’m not big on surprises so here goes. Everyone who sends a request to be a Player in The Naked Friend Project, through the website via the contact button, receives a response. Perhaps I’ll write a short personal acknowledgment, then the same body context for each potential NFP Player. I notice that this allows for everyone to make their own choices , whether they continue to play the game, or not. The next game being: The Interview. Followed by : The Session. Ending with: Our Experience. Looking forward to a one on one interview this week! So, you want to be a Player in The Naked Friend Project? The project is open to my friends (mainly friends on Facebook , some who are  not ). Down the road, I intend to open it up to friends of friends. Currently, I am asking that only local Santa Cruz friends and those close in vicinity, send requests (via website) to be Players in The Naked Friend Project. I’ll leave you with this. I received a fun message from a long time friend of mine from high school, we’ll call him DiRtY. It came with this photo. He gave me permission to use it for The Naked Friend Project. Of course, I take the photos here, but I still wanted to express my appreciation for his enthusiasm. I felt closer to him and got a glimpse into where he is in his life. Thank you, DiRtY!

A Glimpse into DiRtY's life

A Glimpse into DiRtY’s life

A Unique Experience : Player #2

January 8, 2015

Her enthusiastic, “Sure, I’ll do it!”, was not at all what I expected to hear. Her checks were flushed and plump. We decided to set the shoot for the next day. I arrived feeling calm, possibly hiding my own excitement to get to know Beyoncé Pad Thai in this new way. I was positive that I’d seen her without clothes on at some point in the 18 years of knowing her. This would be unlike those times.

She agreed to fill out the interview and from there we began a conversation. Her reason for wanting to be a player in The NFP was “ to be involved in a unique experience.” One frame that stood out was when she acknowledged her youthful breasts. She noted, in so many words, they might eventually change and only look like this for so long. Placing a mink cape around her shoulders, I saw her transform before my eyes.

Utilizing the soft light, I noted how her hair  lay down her back, showcasing the lush curves of her hips. It was an intimate glimpse of confidence. Pearls of happiness beamed out from between her smiling lips. Any inhibitions of getting naked did not register on the camera, she wanted to be noticed. After our session, my first thought was, “my relationship with Beyoncé Pad Thai has indeed forever shifted.”    Click Here to view More Galleries and Meet the Players.

The Naked Friend Project

The Naked Friend Project

How Do I Become a Player in The Naked Friend Project?

I am grateful to those who have already contacted me in the past few days! I’m looking forward to a FUN month of photographing.

If you would like to be a Player in The Naked Friend Project  and live in the Santa Cruz, CA area: Go to my website http://www.nakedfriendproject.com and click on CONTACT. This will open up a direct contact form. Fill it out, hit send and  then I will reply to you. I reply to everyone.

Even if you expressed interest in being part of this experience in the past, I ask that you still contact me through the website so that I am able to have a consistent way to communicate with each of you. Thanks for playing!!!!

Player #1 Charles

Player #1 Charles

Click on the link below to hear about my experience with:

Player #1 Charles