I worked with two photographers simultaneously at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. It was more along the lines of a glamour style shoot with some dramatic lighting and scenery at times. Having two photographers means there are four sets all together for me to post: a “PG” and “R” set for each photographer. Bill Schmitt took the lead mentoring Paul Schaaf who was learning about lighting techniques and staging a set. I was basically just a prop which I guess is the real job of someone modeling or acting.

These sets surprised me in how they ended up in tone and texture. I believe they have a real vintage Playboy pin-up quality to them and considering my first interests in modeling came to me in the 1970s sneaking peeks at Dad’s old Playboys, I’m pretty pleased that I fulfilled a small fantasy. It should be obvious then why I played around with making some black and white or sepia. (Now, can someone get Hef on the phone and get me published?)

The “table shots” (nudes) that Paul took made me laugh not because I don’t like them; I actually do. I just had no idea how I would end up appearing on this round coffee table. To me, I come off looking like a horror movie victim about to be brutally slaughtered by a sociopathic axe murderer. The way the shadows are cast starkly against the walls has an eerie Hitchcock quality. I can’t believe that wimpy me who hates horror movies finds this really funny. All in all, Paul managed to make me look good as a sacrificial lamb on this table.

Nudes in Restricted Section

I purposely selected some pictures that are more like “behind the scenes” shots where my hair wasn’t quite right or I was talking because I think it makes the sets more real. I could have 600 pictures snapped and use 50 and even with that, there are still digital touch ups required. I only retouched a selection of these to remove stretch marks and my incredibly blue veins but I left the majority of them untouched.

FIRST SET BY BILL SCHMITT:

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SECOND SET BY PAUL SCHAAF:

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*EDIT – Due to the restrictions prohibiting me from usingPayPal, the only people that can have access to the Restricted content must be artists that I personally know.

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