A year before creating this site, I got together with Simon S and spontaneously took some jaw-dropping nudes. Looking back, this photoshoot was in many ways the prototype for Bodytorium.
This week’s bonus post is a “special feature” – Images I dug up from my archives. They are a bit smaller than the rest – they were shot with my older Nikon D800 in 36 meagapixels, but I think the content makes up for the slightly lower resolution. I bought my current Nikon D850, which shoots at 45 megapixels, specifically to get as much resolution as possible for Bodytorium.
We didn’t plan to shoot nudes, although I brought along several pairs of underwear for Simon to try on. I thought changing in and out of underwear with intermittent flashes of nudity would build Simon’s comfort level. And it worked. Occasionally I caught a glance of Simon’s privates and I realized I just saw a marvelous treasure I simply had to capture and immortalize.
A nearby cornfield was the passage point where Simon walked in partially nude and eventually walked out fully nude. I was in heaven. From then on we had complete comfort and trust. We felt liberated and it seemed like there were no limits.
A bit later we drove back to Slovakia and took some shots by the Danube river. We were running out of daylight and it was getting late. As we headed back to Bratislava I mentioned that it was too bat that it was already getting dark and that I’d really like to continue the photoshoot a bit longer and take some indoor shots. To my delight, Simon replied “Sure, I’d be up for that.”
More recently, I’ve been asking Simon if he’d be up for another photoshoot and a video and he said he is, although he’s been busy with school, work and his social life all throughout the summer. But it will happen. Meanwhile he agreed to releasing this archived set which Premium members can view in Part 5 of Simon’s collections.