Parts of interview with Eros Zine:
" A photographer always offers a secret, voyeuristic thrill to the viewers of his or her artistic product, but aliased artist Wolf189 elevates the private, sensual moments of his models to extreme voyeuristic levels. The viewer often gets the feeling that not even the photographer was in the room. His skillful composition, framing and lighting capture naturally intimate images that reveal the sadness and desires we all hold inside. We spoke with Wolf189 about his relationship with his models, the process of a shoot, and his philosophy of untainted art.
Eros Zine: Your subjects are infrequently looking at the camera. They instead seem to be lost in their own thoughts, half dressed and deeply speculative. Where does the viewer fit into these moments?
Wolf189: It varies from set to set and from shot to shot, really; however, in many of the shots, the viewer is the observer of that certain moment of uncertainty, solitude, sensuality and indecisiveness. We all share those moments in our lives, and yet the majority of the time, we try to ignore or forget them. Personally I enjoy those subtle essence of life and try to express it as often as I can.
Eros Zine: How do you manage to capture that perfect candid, un-posed, un-styled shot?
Wolf189: For the most part, by creating the right mood...very little acting and posing is being done in most of my erotic and fashion work unless the concept of the set differs from my usual work. Models and subjects are major dramatic elements in the set. The majority of emotion presented in the shots is very close to the emotion that they actually were feeling during the session. By not being too intrusive and giving them enough security and freedom to be who they are, they often forget or ignore the existence of the camera.
We share and experience a real human connection and if we are lucky, we end up documenting rather private and personal sensibilities during our sessions. The models, are the core of my photographs...they are the heroes, champions and reasons behind the stories. I even match the aesthetics and speed of my sessions based on their personalities and moods. "
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