A very Difficult Photoshoot

mongoose330mongoose330 South AfricaPosts: 191Registered Users Major grins

I was asked to do a photo shoot for this guy , He has had parts of his colon removed , and strangely enough my father has just been Diagnosed with Stage 4 mouth and throat Cancer. So this shoot was / is very raw and emotional for me. This guy wants to show the world through my photography , and his mixed media art and film how Cancer has modified his body

He has had his anus removed and has a Colonoscopy bag , As an openly gay man , one can imagine how this has been on his confidence . I know how judgmental and image conscious gay men can be.

I wanted to show the many faces that i intuitively felt needed to be shown , I wanted to try and get the viewer to look at him , and feel is anger , his hurt , his defiance ..his very hard fractured thoughts ...

I wanted to show his pain. As he tries to hide it from the world,

This was our first session , I have another 3 booked with him , I will allow him to reveal his scared and modified body as the shoots progress ..

This is his story , and hope that I am doing him justice . Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. I am so emotionally tired after this shoot ... I this was just our first session
I kindly ask you not to share these photos as this is his story to tell , I am asking you for ideas and constructive ways to improve and showcase his story .

Paul Watson

Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of Fear
https://paulwatson.smugmug.com/

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