Ride issue 2 is out for fall/winter continuing the ride across borders of the body and the places they can be found. Entitled polished, this issue contains distressed, rubbed out, intervened, interrupted, and scraped photographs about the twisted relationship between photographer and model. I think this relationship exists at the intersection of desire and gender. Where socially defined gender roles dictate what desires are ok, and what are not. Photographing nude women seems to be ok, inside social norms, but what about removing the most contentious part of the body by rubbing it out?
This issue includes a journalistic interview from the model’s point of view, about her thoughts working with “a guy with a camera”. I used pieces of emails between myself and other models as a basis for the story. Curious thoughts have surfaced about what it must be like to be in such a vulnerable position to be photographed nude outside. Then to have the artist/photographer aggressively intervene in the resulting print.