Sessions

Taking photographs is just an excuse to chat and get naked with men in my life. Most are past fuck buddies or friends. A few are actual porn stars.

Each session lasts two hours. The camera is set automatically to take a picture every five seconds. At 30-minute intervals the model removes a piece of clothing until he's naked. After the session, I meet with the model to review and veto any image for whatever reason. When exhibited, these photos are blacked out within the chronology.

Three versions of the work emerge: the private performance of taking photographs, the public narrative as seen in the pictures, and the secrets we hide.


Mark