Ordering from the Secret Menu: Boudoir / by Anthony Carpinelli

     I got the opportunity to work with a fantastic model today on a boudoir shoot. This has always been an interesting subject to me. I find that these shoots have the opportunity to be very creative, very playful, and produce very dramatic images that I count among my best art. It is a subject that often produces some of my personal favorite photos, but with clients that hire me for them, they never see the light of day. And because no one ever sees that I do them, I think it limits the clients who would hire me to do them to people that have done other work with me and ask about it. Maybe it's the fact that I'm heading back to California on Monday, but In N' Out burger is on my mind. I'm just reminded of their famous secret menu. The options are there, you just have to know to ask. The moral of the story is that I'm ecstatic to have a shoot I can post on the site to say, "Hey, this is an option, and it's art as well!" While I admire photographers out there who specialize in this, I don't think I could without feeling like I'm coming off as a creeper.