NON-IDENTIFIABLE. UNREACHABLE. UNTRACEABLE. ALL DESCRIPTIONS TO SAY ANONYMOUS. SOME MIGHT SAY TO DO SOMETHING ANONYMOUS IS NOT VERY COURAGEOUS. TO HIDE BEHIND A PSEUDONYM OR NO-NAME WHILE YOU WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING. BUT FOR OTHERS IT IS SIMPLY A WAY TO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING THAT THEY NORMALLY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO. OR SIMPLY TO ADD MYSTERY.
There is a man or woman who operates behind the name SHB Project. SHB Project is an attempt to explore an anonymous model, his body and his sexuality though means of photography and video. It's an interesting way to approach things, really. Because when it's all anonymous, it is easier to take everything just a bit further. To be more free in your expressions. To reach a higher level of liberty.
In SHB Project different lighting as well as various styles are employed. The project is ongoing, unlimited and unending. It is a project in which both photographer and model have the chance to experiment with media and physical expressions. Future experiments will include different multimedia platforms, including video and sound next to traditional photography.
The key element of SHB Project is the anonymity of both model and photographer. Those anonymous photographs offer the viewer a direct visual contact with the male body without any distractions or obstacles. One doesn't have to wonder why or who. In this particular phase of SHB Project, the photographer choose to work with a model who is also a writer, adding a whole new level of artistic expression to the body of work, as the model/author plans to put together a book in which he will describe his sexual life of the past. Again, anonymous and thus unlimited. Without taboos. Chapters from this upcoming book will be used in multimedia works for SHB Projects, which seems to be a promise that more will be coming anytime soon.
So who is SHB Project. Who hides behind this ambitious project. Who is the face behind the mask. And who is this incredible sexy man who is willing to show himself inside out in these very tasteful and sensual portraits. Is the man behind the camera the same as the one in front? Are they different individuals or are they different sides of one? We admit, even we don't know. And that makes it even more exciting. –BM-
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