I was reminded that the British still have some way to go with their attitude to nudity when reading a post on Thomas Bichler‘s blog about a great day I had with him shooting in Cumbria. He found it quite amusing that we couldn’t just shoot nudes in the open and let the public just wander past. When I started shooting nudes I decided that the options were to either be secretive and embarrassed about my work or rather more open and brazen. I’m glad I chose the latter, and I do feel for those of my fellow photographers who for various reasons are not able to share their work with their friends, family and work colleagues.
One way that I love sharing my images is through my annual calendars, as for some reason that I can’t quite fathom people seem quite happy putting up a calendar with nudes on it where they maybe wouldn’t put up a print of a nude. I find it difficult buying Christmas presents for some people, so I find my calendar a great personal, and unique, gift.
Although I do my calendar for a bit of fun, and my for my own personal use, I’m happy to sell copies to anybody who wishes to buy one. I charge £12 for an A3 calendar posted to the UK, which includes a small donation to Against Breast Cancer, which last year amounted to £120 in total. Just drop me a message using the Contact page if you want to buy one, they will be ready for posting after the second week of November.
I do two calendars each year, and the first calendar contains images of a variety of models. I find it difficult choosing which images to use, so I’m grateful for my wonderful wife for doing the selection for this calendar. Click an image to see a large version. I’ll be posting details of the second calendar in the next few days.
I’m extremely grateful to all of the wonderful models who created these images with me, in order of appearance, Holly, Gem, Ayla, Anita De Bauch, Elle Beth, Faith Obae, Kayleigh Lush, Marmalade, Fredau, and Romi Muse, thank you all and I look forward to working with as many of you as I can over the next year.