Back to Anna
I don't describe myself as an artist, because I only rarely have conceptual visions I need to express. Instead, I consider myself a camera technician. I know the buttons, I can work the details. I leave the art to real artists.
So when I had the idea for the Pantheon Project, I was filled with doubt. A concept? A goal? What is this madness, is it a good idea?
I typed up the concept, and sought a second opinion from someone who I knew could be objective - because she said she'd never do a nude shoot.
She signed up immediately.
So I suspected the idea might be good.
I work with the most incredible people. They train often, they train hard. They are inspirational as hell.
That they signed on to the project was a little bit humbling, sobering, and intimidating.
My concept, my flash of artistic idea, started to become a big project, and I had to do right by these amazing people who trusted me with their bodies, the results of so much hard work.
The experience was new to most of them, and I don't really think we live in a society that makes it easy to be part of a nude photoshoot.
They pushed through their doubts and past their demons to be part of this project, and I could not be more grateful.
I am immensely proud of what we've created here, and I hope the results make them proud too.
Because they're amazing and all I did was push the button.
Why Do It
Note from NFG
A book is being considered. If you'd like to hear about it, or discuss the project, (or sign up for the next one!) please do use this form, or check out NFGphoto on social media.