For the third year in a row, I was invited to present on working with the Nude to the photography program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, in Fredericton. For this presentation, Kayla was kind enough to come along as a model (in the past, I have worked with Miranda and then Jessie). After a ninety minute audio-visual presentation in the classroom, Kayla and I moved into the studio to give the students a live demonstration of working with a figure model.
Given that this was my third time presenting at the College, I
was prepared for the oddly dysfunctional quality of the studio portion
of the process. Because
the focus of the afternoon was discussing the process and challenges of
working with the Nude in the studio, more time is spent explaining the
process than actually doing it. I had talked to Kayla about this as
well, so she was not phased by my constantly switching from working with
her to ignoring her so I could talk about what was happening with the
Digital infrared original
At the end of the session, it was almost exactly like the
earlier presentations - I had a number of very striking portraits and
nudes, but nothing close to a representative image set for an hour in
the studio - as before, it looked more like a ten-minute warm-up to a
full session than an hour of our life.