Years ago, quite a few by now, in the throws of youth, I started doing my first photography sessions with friends (male and female) who accepted to pose semi-naked in front of my camera. What I always looked for was to get the best out of each of them, I even managed to make some of them rediscover their sensuality and attractiveness much more strongly than they had even realised.
Obtaining beaty was my objective and curiously, it was not so difficult to perceive in people who were apparently normal looking.
I continued to photograph and I started thinking about doing it with models, men as well as women, until I started to little by little focus on the male nude, though not exclusively.
Awakening or discovering eroticism in a person who is incapable of perceiving it except in their most intimate moments is what permits the image to be transmitted to the spectator and that instead of contemplating a “body” sees an atmosphere which arouses their sensuality.
For the photograph to “move” the person who is looking at it, it is necessary for the model move beyond the static, to become an actor in a story which implicates those who are going to view it.
I consider photography almost like film, with only one fundamental difference which is that in a given moment, the image becomes fixed, and should become the sequence of something which the spectator will compliment with his or her own interpretation.