Unlike January, this time the setup has nothing to do with the month, nor with the blogger (for those who wouldn’t have understood at the time, January was about discount sales because that’s when they happen, not because Manu is moving to a red district display window). You can see my initial idea on the fourth bonus track: too ambitious, much too ambitious with post-production. We’ll see about that in 2005, when I have a real studio, a blue screen and a digital SLR. Since I realized it wasn’t going to work as soon as we started shooting, we ended up staging something completely different… which has been post-edited because it wasn’t really working either. So in the end all you get is a naked blogger in bed. Oh well, that’s good enough, isn’t it?
Before I started this calendar, I had never made pictures to actualize an initial idea: I had always taken advantage of the location, the lighting, the model, to make photos the way they came. Now, with a concept I have to realize, it’s quite easier to fail. So this was my very first failure—but, then again, I think it’s good enough.
In the meantime, I’m afraid this picture may frighten the other prospective models a bit. Fortunately there are already a few on the waiting list. And, anyway, the peculiarity of February is that he’s an anonymous blogger: if you want to hide your head, you have to show more skin for the picture to have any point, it makes sense. Since all the other enlisted bloggers aren’t anonymous, there probably won’t be an orgy month (what month would it be anyway? oh, right, I know: June, for the Gay Pride).
Anyhow… comments about the picture?