Many of your photos, particularly the leather-related ones, seem to contain a lot of aesthetic thought. The lighting, the poses and the framing all suggest a lot of care and attention before the shutter opens. Does the artistic quality of those photos heighten the sensuality for you, or is it more of a "oh, that's just the way I shoot it" sort of thing?
With leather photos it is much easier to get a sense of aesthetic for me because I can look at the photo and say rather easily yes I find this arousing or not. I just generally use that as an indicator of heading in the right direction. I also look at a lot of porn and sometimes I’ll think, “Oh that is a nice picture but it could be better in the following ways.” Then I try and take that photo.
As for the question of artistic quality, I think it is less about quality of the picture and more about what is the focus. I find it is really easy to tell when a photographer is not into kink. They just tend to focus on different elements. Those kind of photos tend to have a more general gay aesthetic. You could exchange the leather for skimpy underwear and nothing about the photo would change.
Bridging off the previous question, which magic system have you come across that you would most want to use?
I actually have no good answer for this. Personally I would want to use one where you get the most magic for the least amount of effort. The ones that break physics the most. Not one of those: “you have to give something to receive something” systems. While those are the most appealing to me in a sense of world building they are not the ones I would want to exist in.
I mostly shop at three places: A cheese store, a butcher and a fruit store. I do a bit of shopping at Loblaws but only because it is close.
There was a great grocery store in Montreal called the Supermarche PA (the Du Fort location not the Parc one) and it was amazing. It had everything and was reasonably priced and was only a block away from where I lived. Also there were some gay cashiers at the time who weren’t terrible. One time they bought us a pitcher at a nearby bar.
Have you ever taken a risk to do something that you could have easily failed and instead you excelled?
I’m not much of a risk taker. I think the last time I did something outside of my comfort zone I met up with a stranger from the internet and had dinner with them. I like to assess situations before acting. I’ll even wait on making jokes until I get a feel for the person’s sense of humour. If I was more organized I would probably make fact sheets on people and make profiles about them. Which sounds really creepy now that I typed it out. I’m going to stop talking now.
Why do bad things happen to good people? I think you know what this is in reference to.
Sometimes when a country loves a sport too much they set their expectations too high. They say that a 22 year old with frosted tips will take are of everything. They get excited and forget the penalty shootout of the previous round. They think they can win everything because it is happening in their home. But expectations and hope only get you part way. Plus yellow just doesn’t look that good on people and the sooner they stop wearing it the better.
Which fictional book world would you live in, and which fictional television/film world would you live in if you could pick?
hmm. Probably one with magic but only if I got magic. How cool would it be to be an X-men power? Or be able to cast magic like in Harry Potter. It would be really shitty to be in those worlds and not have powers. I’d want a fictional world where I would be sure to get a power. I just don’t have the determination to be a batman in a world full of magic.
Probably something similar for TV. ATLA seems like a pretty chill world to live in. No internet though, which is kind of deal breaker even with magic.