I first started shooting nudes almost two years ago when a friend and I decided to start a small porn production company. Unfortunately, just before that effort went live, the friend bailed on the project leaving me without enough capital to continue. In an attempt to salvage what I had left, I turned to art nudes. Hoping to still make something of myself as a photographer I made a deal with some of the models that I knew and off we went.
My primary model, Eliza, agreed to shoot for two years as a way to help me find my footing. That two years is now drawing to a close. Sad as I am to admit it, I never was able to put the project on track to something bigger. As anyone who has followed me will surely have noticed, my shoots have dwindled to almost nothing over the last few months.
It's time to put the project out to pasture. In many ways I wish that I had more lifetimes to live, perhaps one for each project I start, so that I could follow through better on each. Unfortunately, this is not my reality. Over the last year I have started a successful writing practice and, more recently, have helped my wife to start her own ceramics business. Time has not been wasted.
Nonetheless, it is with an exceedingly heavy heart that I announce the indefinite suspension of shooting at Studio Somnium. I my heart of hearts, I hope that someday fortune may smile upon me and that I will be able to restart the project with more resources at a later date. With this hope in mind, I will leave this page up for the time being, never burn a bridge I have been told.
I thank all of you for your kind words, views, and shares. I have been fortunate here on DA in that I have never had to face the trolls. Perhaps that is a sign that I was never all that popular, but I like to think that it says something about my presence here. In any event, my nearly 1000 watchers have made this a very pleasant two years.
No farewell would be complete without a word of thanks to the models. Some of the girls featured in my gallery were paid and so, in a way, they have already gotten their thanks. The bulk of my work, however, was modeled without charge and for this I am eternally grateful. It is no easy thing, not in our culture at any rate, to strip down for the world to see and it is even more challenging to put personal erotic desire on display to be judged and mused over by countless strangers. Yet this is exactly what Eliza, Gizelle, and Serena have done for me repeatedly for many months. My hat goes off to them. They are the real heros of this project.
In closing, my one wish is that our project has helped to widen the safe place for art and sexuality in our little corner of the world.
Farewell for now my friends, may we meet again under some new beginning....