Dirty Old man
I love being naked and I have no idea what the difference is between naked and nude or nudism and naturism. To me, you either have your clothes on or you don’t. I don’t mind being naked at all unless it is in a situation where it might offend or upset other people. I know people have hang ups about nudity which is a shame but I understand that is how it is for them and I don’t want to upset them more. I loved this shoot. I took my clothes off almost straightaway and didn’t put them back on for about 3 hours.
We had devised between us that I would be a dirty old man. I’m not really a dirty old man but I have few issues about sex and/or nudity and we thought it would be fun to play on that and to actually get dirty. I loved the feeling of rubbing mud all over me because normally one wouldn’t want to do that but the child in me thought “Great let’s do it!” knowing that it was allowed and that I could wash it all off later.
This is the image which jumped out at me when I viewed a selection from the shoot. It shows me standing up for myself, challenging the viewer but I am fearful as well so there is vulnerability too and one looks and one wonders and wonders and carries on looking. That is what Anastasia Trahanas is all about.
Tim Andrews 19/06/2013