The long sigh, post launch

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So it's been almost a month since the launch.
My day job has been mostly keeping me mentally from the next few steps now, post launch, so apologises to everyone who has helped get it to this stage thus far.

Firstly i'd like to thank Marc at ArtBoy Gallery for all the hours of planning and preparation for the launch, including pointing me in directions for promotion I hadn't even considered.  Right through to hosting the launch itself which went extremely smoothly and a good turn out.

Thanks to all the presenters at JOY 94.9FM who have had me on their shows, a link to the podcasts below.  Also to Dean Arcuri who took photos of the launch party, again, photos below.

To all the models who participated and to everyone who turned up and bought a copy of the book, I thank you very much.  You've validated me as an artist in a way that will pave the way for more to come.

And finally thank you to my partner, Owen, who has given me the freedom to take time away from our limited spare time to pursue this passion and has stood by me the whole time.

So, I think that's the Oscar speech list out of my system, please feel free to peruse the podcast, photos of the event and to purchase your copy of the book, follow the link at the top of the page.

Podcast links
The Woods
(Podcast not up at time of blog post)

Mad Wednesdays with Dean

Sunday Arts Magazine

Photo From the Launch Party (Courtesy of Dean Arcuri)

 

My next Major artistic venture

So it's April of 2016, approximately 2 months off the timeframe I'd initially set out to finish the graphic Bear book project.  As of yet, I still feel like I could do with a handful more models, perhaps 5 - 10 more.  People of ages 40+, more muscular or chubbier builds to give a broad spectrum and variation in whom I've captured for this, at least, first book of the variety of bodies in the bear culture.
If however by mid August I don't seem to get any more, I think I'll have to close the gates and work with what I have to produce the final result.  The collection process is wearing a bit thin on my enthusiasm now and i'd just like to get a final product finalized.

Note: If you know anyone willing and able to help out, PLEASE get hold of me.  I have some free weekends and evenings to work with.

HAVING said that, I have started a new idea on what I'd like to produce next.
It's now more focused on the BDSM/Leather community and more specifically, the rules and ideals people live by in their sexual lives and in the more broader leather life they lead.

Still brainstorming the final outlay and direction of it, but again, call out for people in the Melbourne area who'd be interested in being photographed and sharing some of their thoughts would be appreciated.