LILLI (CAMEO BY BRIAN VENTH)

There has always been a huge stigma about photographers appearing in their own photos with the model. These photos could have been taken with a male and female model however in this case I chose to shoot it as a kind of self portrait which in many ways make it a lot more confrontational. I liked that about the image set, it is supposed to be confrontational.
It is an expression of how as a man you are sometimes made to feel that you must have “held a gun” to someone’s head to date you, sleep with you, pose nude for a photo or insert anything else in there. In many instances this proverbial gun holding is used as an excuse for bad decisions, a way to reassign blame onto someone else.