There was a moment when all the photographers in my world would get together to talk, to brag and to inspire each other. I don’t know how it happened, but one day Carly showed up. Somehow it was agreed that we should all shoot her. The first few photographers to do that returned with some marvelous work. People were raised from their seats trying to get better views of the work presented. Carly, for many reasons, was a muse for all of us at that time. I remember Marlo Herrings shots were outstanding!
Well, My turn came, and I had had this idea to put someone in a black Garbage bag (because I couldn’t afford a good latex shirt). Carly was all Game for it. Now, let it be known, I don’t shoot nudes often. In fact, this is the only nude photo I have taken since Larena in Virginia in the year 2000. So I was excited. The shot above is the shot that got all the attention. It’s a valentine pose because her posterior is shaped like a heart. It’s a simple shot, but wow, it’s full of the kind of curves most Humans are strongly moved by.
The shot on the right is my Favorite. It the conclusion to an idea no one could rock. Like it or not, It means a lot to me. It’s like that story you have in your head, except finally it’s written and published and sitting on your moms center table.
Well, Carly–The peoples muse, was here until she was gone. Such a loss to our community, but her movie needed her else where. But before I finish wagging my fingers over this keyboard, there’s one more part to this story that begs telling.
Barbara Schatz, probably the only female photographer at those legendary meetings did a photo shoot with Carly that I believe we were all highly impressed with. Barbara went over to Carlys house, Slept over then woke up with her to do a day in the life of Carly kind of shoot. Carly reaching into her fridge for the milk, Carly in the shower, Carly laying in bed….there was more, I don’t remember every print. Barbara’s shoot was the only one to tell a whole story. Not suggest one, but to tell one like a documentary does. By far the best work to come the era of Carly–Every ones muse.