A couple of weeks ago, I had the extreme pleasure of not only being the subject for an interview, but also making a new friend. Michael Beck is a photographer, traveler, and a kind soul who is behind the project, The Unstuck Man. It started off as an outlet of pure joy and exploration; a decision to honor a more persynal passion of Beck's interest in meeting others, hearing their stories, and shooting intimate portraits in an intimate environment.
The Unstuck Man is a published magazine full of Beck's travels and the people he has met along the way. There are two published copies available to purchase, and he is currently compiling more content for issue number three.
In most cases, I persynally feel very uncomfortable and self-conscious under the gaze of another in the experience of photography. That's why it was such a pleasure to not only feel comfortable during this photoshoot, but to also see what I can identify as a genuine depiction of myself through these photos. It was great to feel empowered by the lens instead of objectified and categorized; there was a real notion of humynizing every aspect, and this kind of care was beautiful to experience in this project. I was left feeling like I was able to contribute to an important project, so thank you.
You can see the rest of the photos and interview here.
Thank you, Michael!
Some outtakes ( all photos taken by and copyright to Michael Beck, The Unstuck Man):