Spotlight: Melvin Moten.

Posted by candyposes on 09 Mar 2007 at 08:14 pm | Tagged as: spotlighted photographers

My last post talked about bad things I had encountered from photographers.  I’ve decided to start a series of posts highlighting some of the wonderful photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the span of time I’ve been modeling.  There are many of them- this may take a while.  If you’re not mentioned, it’s not because you sucked, or were sexist, or didn’t leave a good enough impression on me- it’s most likely because a girl’s only got so much time and energy.

Spotlight: Melvin Moten Jr.

When I approached Melvin to model for him, it slipped my mind that he had been commenting- and arguing with me- in my blog for at least several months.  I approached him knowing that he doesn’t pay models (unless you’re Kumi- and I’m no Kumi).  It is very, very rare for me to approach someone who does fetish photography unless I’m seeking out paid work.

We talked on the phone, and eventually decided to meet up in Detroit for the Dirty Show.  He said that he was, at the moment, interested in shooting work dealing with gender.  Excellent, I said.

We ended up shooting in the icy basement of a former convent in Toledo.  After shooting with Gary Mitchell for three hours at the group shoot taking place there, I entered the room where photographers and models were gathering and walked over to a section of a table I had claimed for my makeup and lingerie.  I looked up, and there was someone standing next to me, smiling.  It was Melvin.

The photographs in this diptych were the last taken during our shoot together.  As you can see from the goosebumps I’ve got in these photos, I’m freezing.  Melvin kept telling me that he was just going to take a couple more; lies, all lies.  I remember thinking, “these better be worth it.”  Of course, they were.

Thanks, Melvin.




Melvin Moten Jr., February 2007.

4 Responses to “Spotlight: Melvin Moten.”

  1. on 10 Mar 2007 at 4:58 pm mmjr

    The pleasure was all mine, Candy. I’m so glad we got to work together and hope we can do so again. See you at FetCon?

  2. on 11 Mar 2007 at 4:53 pm morganism

    Beautiful work MMJR.

    Candy, I am new to your site, having just stumbled in today. I appreciate what you have shown, but do not pretend to know anything about the site yet having read very little.

    Feminism without clothes brings to mind, for me anyway, the idea the one does not have to give up femininity and desire to be a feminist. I applaud that.

    If I am way off and offensive due to my ignorance I suppose I will have to come back later and read a “That is stupid, this is why….” statement. Either way, that is how I feel, but will be back to read more. As well as to view the lovely photographs.


  3. on 12 Mar 2007 at 5:56 pm Moraxian

    You two have made some wonderful images together. I can’t wait to see more. :)

    I’ve been a fan of Melvin for years, and a fan of yours since I first worked with you (I think it took about 2 photos to convince me how great a model you are…)

    Awesome work, both of you!


  4. on 16 Mar 2007 at 11:09 pm D. Brian Nelson

    This stuff is outstanding! Both of you - I’m really impressed.


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