Finally I am going to do some photos in Sydney for the 101 Penis project!
I will be in Sydney from 25 Nov – 5 Dec. That’s NEXT WEEK!!! and the week after.
There will be perhaps 2 or 3 sessions I will arrange where everyone can come in at once (still private one on one sessions for the photos) though I will also be available to do private shoots if you either can’t make it during those times or you are concerned about anonymity or you simply feel shy or vulnerable. I want to accommodate everyone who wants to participate.
The shoots are likely to take place around the inner West.
If you’re interested in participating please reply to this email letting me know what times would generally be best for you (weekday evening? weekend morning? etc) so I can arrange some times that suit most people.
Also, please start working on your message for the book, which I need you to email to me BEFORE you come in for the shoot. This can be:
- between a word and a page long
- poetic or prose or any other style
- silly or serious, irreverent or reverent
- sharing a personal experience around your penis that shaped your relationship with it
- feelings, thoughts, philosophical or spiritual standpoint, etc.
Please take some time to consider your words. Imagine people reading them in a gallery or in the book. Perhaps a teenager, growing up and dealing with the confusion our society currently has around sexuality and our bodies. Perhaps an elderly person who has never felt permission to openly talk about these issues for their entire life. Perhaps a lover, perhaps even a hater.
Don’t let this restrict you in any way, but let it expand you. I want the book to reflect the vast breadth of experience, rather than the narrow views that the mainstream promulgates. See if you can find an edge somewhere. If you’re afraid of saying something then that might be a good place to start, or if you just want to make a wisecrack then that’s ok too :) I want to create a space of permission.
As with the messages, I really want to get as much diversity into the book in terms of physical appearance also. Please don’t let any doubts or shame or discomfort you have with your body in general or penis in particular prevent you from participating. You are welcome and needed :)
Since this is a project that will be published as a book etc I also need participants to sign a standard copyright release form. This is a standard model release form I downloaded from the RMIT university website.
Ok, looking forward to hearing from you all :)