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In Sydney Australia, December 2012, I had the opportunity to meet and photograph _Charlie_ and candiflip, a couple that I’d met through the great website that is Fetlife.com. Our worlds originally collided when Candiflip commented on one of my self-portraits. This led to further correspondence, a discovery of common interests, some real life parallels and finally, the exchange of ideas which evolved into the creation of this series of images based on the Leda and the Swan myth (wiki ref)
We travelled by ferry to Little Jibbon, a semi-nudist spot on the southern Sydney coast and there they decorated and dressed themselves in feathers and latex and latex hoods and eventually blood and bruises after Charlie went to work on Flip with sharp and stingy things – piercing, cutting, whipping. They exposed themselves to us and the world, literally, and in doing so allowed me to create some truly beautiful photos.
I might expand on all this later, but for now, I’ll just say that I am grateful to have had the opportunity to capture them at play, because I know it can be an intensely deep and personal thing (especially in front of people you don’t know!). And, here they are: