seconD lifEPhotographer Male San Francisco, California, US
My Website: TUMBLRMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/SecondLife
Mayhem # 2647183
About MeFollow on Instagram: @2ndlifephotography
For art nude video montages and interviews with various models.
seconD lifE, something a little different from your primary life. An existence one imagines for sake of sanity. Exploring the expression between needs and wants. Emotive in every sense but yet carnal. Existing in between the physical and spiritual world. An expressive medium, maybe Art, maybe not. Defined, re-defined or undefined. Finding the imperfections. Attempting to find God. Attempting to find myself. Trying to be different....just like everyone else....I may be one thing today but that doesn't guarantee I'll be that tomorrow...
When it gets down to it, fuck the bullshit...Let's build!
A FEW WORDS from the amazing Gypsy Ris.
"Your work is alive and real. I can feel it. Code is cracked, you've slipped through the void and entered my cells, heart beat, you've inspired an emotional response through unknown distance... Your work connects and opens doors, it's SO personal, authentic, perfectly blemished and deliciously imperfect = HUMAN. And so damn beautiful."
A FEW WORDS from the amazing IDiivil (mutually inspired)
"It goes something like this:
We arrive on set. Bags are dropped to the floor and hands are shaken. We fill the silence with the sound of introductions, common courtesy, and the mutual excitement we share for a good shoot.
They go to prepare, checking their cameras and adjusting their settings. I run my hand through my hair and glance into a mirror at my reflection. How is my face? Is my makeup satisfactory? I resist the urge to reach for my foundation and force a few deep breaths. Inhale, exhale, inhale... -
They are looking at me. How long did I make them wait, I wonder, as I look desperately to the clock. Call time, it reads. I haven't lost them even a minute past our agreed upon start time, but I wring my hands just the same.
The shoot begins, and I am always deeply grateful when it does. We are past the pleasantries. There is no longer a wait for my mind to spin incessantly during. As I move, I settle into my place of absolute silence. A place where all thought stops and the conscious Christine melts away into something else entirely.
Like that, we shoot. If the photographer is good, they'll know how to reach me in my place without disturbing it, and for that moment in time, I can float... Posing, dancing, celebrating this human form as the shutter encourages me to go on, keep on.
When the shoot is over, it is with relief and a touch of sadness. Relief because of how exhausted I am by the end, and sadness because it must end.
We pack our bags, say our thank you's and goodbye's, and I head home in a blur. Eventually, the images are shared with me, and when I meet the eyes of the woman on my screen, all I can think is, "Who is she?"
Because I am me again by then, and I cannot say for certain that I am her even if we inhabit the same body."
Check out the initial post (photography by me) as well as more of her amazing work and thoughts!
A FEW WORDS from my conversation with David (Film Exclusive) when asked how he chooses subjects.
"I look at their face and decide if I want to look at them for the rest of my life."
A FEW WORDS from my conversation with Dan West (ImpressionsOfLight) When asking for some advice as I was feeling down about my art. Simply...
"Shoot what you want to shoot!"
A FEW WORDS from my informative and amazingly heartfelt email conversations with Reese M about effort and preparation.
"I also firmly believe in doing things whole-heartedly, or not at all. For me, this esp. applies to my photography, since it occupies such a large part of who I am."
A FEW WORDS from Rudy Joggerst when talking about photo journalism.
"a few years ago I began to shoot and liked how it shaped me into observing things around me differently, you know, I started to appreciate architecture, light, small details that go unnoticed by everyone else. "
A FEW WORDS from Viktor Matthews when asking about his interview with Junnnktank. His view on art compared to real life.
"yeah that's the oscar wilde quote: "give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth". I think it has parallels in a lot of realms, like I think some actors would say they are being more honest when playing a role than they are in their real life. that's a part of what I'm trying to explore with my photos."
These words from amazing artists, have helped influence me. I'm a fan first and an artist second. I'm thankful and humbled for such candid moment shared with me from each person/artist. AND PLEASE, check their work!
CreditsAll models are credited in respective photos. Without any of the models I've worked with, there would be no Second Life. I've been lucky enough to work with people from all walks of life, all different perspectives all corners of the globe. All the hard work, time and effort each one of them has had to put in for the sake of interpreting a vision is humbling. I wish I can offer more but I can only offer gratitude at the moment.
Vogue Italia (Photo Vogue)
and various other publications, agencies and private parties.