Sunday, March 26, 2006

Recent Photos

I'm back from London. It was WONDERFUL. Perhaps more on that later. But I'm also on London time now, hence the ungodly hour.

Before I left, I mentioned I had a shoot, but didn't have time to really look at the pictures or post them. So here they are. As usual, I'm conflicted about which are the best, and if any of them are website/portfolio/show-worthy, so input would be helpful. Some of these are the same picture, but I couldn't figure out which was the better shot.

On a related note, I'm still a bit conflicted with direction. I took several shots that adhered to the "reality tv-style porn" direction, i.e., awkward, incredibly real and relatable, but not necessarily erotic (cat wandered through the shot, trying to figure out how to "stick it in", discussing logistics of how to have sex in a shower). Problem is, with shots like those, the emphasis is on what's seen, not HOW it's seen, so they're not necessarily the most beautiful or skillful images. Because of that, it seems like anyone could take those shots, so what would make mine so great? But the shots that are perhaps closer to being more "aesthetically pleasing" seem a little....done. I don't know. Maybe if something votes to see the "awkward" photos, I'll post them, but for now, these are what I have.

Oh, and the couple agreed to shoot again, now that they know "how I roll". We'll see what happens.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really like the last one!!! -MK

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea, that one's my favorite too, and the one with just the underwear-clad torsos. and the cat one made me laugh. (i wrote a poem for my creative writing class about cats interrupting sex. it's evidently great creative fodder.)


8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this whole set!


10:48 PM  
Blogger Secretive Slave said...

I'm glad to see more work from you! I haven't been to the show in DC yet but I am planning to go to the closing party if work will permit me. As for which one is my favorite of the series it's a tough call I like the ones that have been mentioned but I really like the one were "she" is about to take him into her mouth. There's something about the way his hand is touching her that is authentic. I can almost picture the smile on her face, soft and content, with her eyes closed.

1:22 AM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

mk, ml, emily (bald charlie?), and ss--thanks!

so now i have to figure out, which, if any, of these photos get sent to art@large in nyc. oy. suggestions?

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes what you do unique and I'd argue, very special, is that you have the ability to take pictures of people in their most intimate moments and make it feel both real and sexy. Even in those 'awkward' moments, the composition seems really good (non-professional talking, of course). And enough can't be said about how rare it is to have photos of real people having sex in the presence of an 'outsider' and it not seem contrived or set up, and that the players in the scene feel authentic in their intentions and expressions.

I for one would like to see the complete set.


PS- In an 'erotic photography' update, after Amy and I ended up chickening out on working with you, I went ahead and did some modeling for a guy who was working on an alternative film/animation project and ended up with some very cool shots that he took with an antique polaroid camera. It's a bit more posed than what you do and not erotic in the explicit sense, but it turned out well and was a lot of fun.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you taking votes?! Cool. Democracy rocks. If I were you and I were submitting photos I HAVE to send the cat picture somewhere. I think you are almost obligated. The cat is so...focused? intent? I'm not sure, but with the ears up like that it means he or she was paying attention. Every living thing in that room was paying attention...very cool. Also plain funny. So is that Cattus interuptus? You should name the photo Cattus interuptus (I give you permission unless you already thought of it).

But I digress. I think 3.4.jpg (panties) and 2.4.jpg (cupping breast) are the best pictures in the bunch. Although there is something very tender and real about the color BJ photo, I realy like that one. For me the color BJ photo works better than the B&W BJ photo, even though they're the same...I dunno why.

Why did you take so many good pictures? It's hard to choose. I also really like the very last one. For some reason, I was most drawn to the woman's long hair.

My $0.02

Mark L

7:24 PM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

wow--those were quite possibly the two best compliments i've ever received. i'm really, really flattered. thanks!

josh--i'm glad your foray into the "seedy underbelly" of erotic art was fun, even if it wasn't with me. i mean, i'll hate you forever, but i'm glad you had fun in the process. kidding....

i can't remember, are you in san fran?

mark- i actually didn't submit the cat shot to that show, but im going to email the gallery and ask if i can send one more. the whole thing was really funny. i'm usually really quiet when i take the pictures, but i couldn't stop laughing because my cat (named "fudge" btw) just sort of sauntered through, then eventually sat down about three inches from the guy's butt. he was almost sat on. poor fudge. i'm pretending it's karma, though--he used to have a habit of stealing my underwear and dragging them to "his corner" with all his other cat toys. i kid you not. it's really odd to be entertaining guests and then realize half your thong collection is in the corner.

i took about 10 rolls, so showing all of them might be hard, but i'll see if i can scrounge up some more.

and it wasn't so much democratic as much as it was just looking for feedback. negative would have been fine too.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O laundry girl uve done it this time, now we all got somethign to get off to.. the lasundry will never be the same.. ps u look hot.. we enjoy ur breasts very much so, indeed.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Technically I'm in the self-ascribed capital of the "Left Coast", Berkeley, but SF is close enough.


2:51 PM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

josh--so is this where i tell you i'm 99% certain i'm moving back to san fran, and possibly to berkeley specifically?

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved all of them.

But the one with the cat made me laugh, as I've been interruped many times by a particularly curious cat.

Love 'em.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samantha, that's awesome about possibly moving back to the Bay Area. I can honestly say it is one of my favorite places I have ever lived (and this is after 7 states, and myriad of shorter stints doing summer work during college).Best of luck with the decision.

3:17 PM  

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