André Medeiros Martins is an actor and performer. He is, in his own words, a self-fictionist. He does not consider himself a photographer. I had already offered myself and been invited to participate in some of his projects when, close to launching his website — which compiles in a virtual apartment his portfolio of more than a decade of research and experimentation on nudity, sexuality and pornography — he invited me to do an octuple session, where I would be photographed — in a single day — in 8 different concepts/ideas/formats corresponding to each of the main phases of his past decade of artistic production.

1 – Declinations

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André Medeiros Martins lived with his mother in a quiet apartment in suburban São Paulo. After she passed away, he used the money from her grant to buy his first and only ever DSLR camera. Starting in his room with a close friend, he ended up spending his mourning period photographing friends and relatives naked. Why not, after all? 80 photoshoots later, he launched the book “DECLINATIONS – A Study About Plural Sexuality”.

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2 – My Life Without Me (April Fool’s)

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André was born on April 1, 1982 — April Fool’s Day. He grew up used to hearing jokes or comments about lying or untrustworthiness whenever he mentioned his birthday. In this series, André portrayed people in a process of interviews about their meaning for lie, and how he himself related to those varied meanings.

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3 – Explicits

André Medeiros Martins began to photograph before the “send nudes” boom and the complete incorporation of the social networks into daily life. When he published the first photoshoots, the first censorship barriers on social networks emerged. André then discovered on Tumblr a publishing platform where he could push the boundaries of pornography without restriction.

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4 – Colors

At various times throughout his life, André proposed to his close ones the creation and exchange of color-themed photographs and what they could represent. We improvised several colors inside his apartment’s shower using random — or rather carefully chosen — objects.

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5 – The Pillow Book

André Medeiros Martins is a movie buff and has always wanted to use his cinematographic references in performative photography. First came Rocky Horror, then Shortbus, until The Pillow Book (1996), a Peter Greenaway film that tells the story of a Japanese model who dreams of publishing her writings and thus seduces the editor’s lover and sends out her texts meticulously calligraphed on the bodies of men.

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* The above photograph by André Medeiros Martins is available for sale as a Limited Edition Fine Art Print, shipped worldwide. When you purchase one of my Prints, you acquire an exclusive piece owned by few others and also contribute to the continuation of my work. Learn more and see the entire collection of available Prints of 100 NUDE Shoots by clicking here. You can also visit my DeviantArt Gallery if you’d like to purchase online directly (note that it is only possible to purchase using the desktop version of the DeviantArt site, and that the photographs depicting erections are not available on that platform), or contact me for print rates for any other photograph. Most photographs of the project are available for purchase even when not part of the Limited Edition series.

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6 – Femininities

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Witnessing several emerging photographic projects portraying nudity, sexuality or gender, and with the discussion of gender theory in a rush, André Medeiros Martins raised a question to his friends: what are your “femininities”? For this series, he set aside the professional camera and photographed with his mobile. The texts that accompany the photos were written based on the news and stories that were being published in the newspapers in relation to the theme.

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7 – Virtual Performances (what would you do with a cock?)

With the gaining traction of mass image production on the social networks, André felt the desire to create a direct, instantaneous link with his followers. So he created a secret facebook group called Mentira! (Lie!) and there proposed various Virtual Performances, where he and guest performers produced photos in real-time based on requests made by the group’s members in the comments, based on an initial provocation. The photos were made with the computer webcam and immediately posted in the comment box in reply to the requests from the facebookers.

Our session’s theme was: what would you do with a cock? The requests made by the audience are in the photo captions.

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marry it

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shove it on Eduardo Cunha

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let it fly free

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chop it

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don’t enter without consent

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slap Temer

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how many cocks does a boat make

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Romero Britto painting

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creamy filling

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stone it

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hang a homophobic

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turn around to see what’s behind

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paint it red

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no more raping

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choke

 

8 – Clowns

André found a picture of when he was six, at kindergarten, probably on Pajama Day… accompanied by a clown. He then decided to ask: what kind of clown do you identify with?

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And that was (almost all of) it for that insane session! All 8 shoots were done on the same day. We’d love to know your impressions of this work, so please write me and André about it!

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This shoot by André Medeiros Martins was published a week earlier on my page on Patreon, where I also publish extras and outtakes of every new photoshoot. I count exclusively on your collaboration to continue making this Project, and I refrain from working other jobs to dedicate myself to making art full-time. If you think it is worth it, you can contribute from $1 per new photoshoot to get access to all of this extra material and to several ways you and I can interact and collaborate in making this work. Click here to choose a contribution and become my patron.

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* This last image above is part of the extras from shoot # 28 by André Medeiros Martins. If you’d like to see this entire new series as well as other outtakes and a video from this shoot, take a moment to visit me on the Patreon platform and contribute to the project’s making. I put a lot of effort, time and resources into making 100 NUDE Shoots. In a move to make this a truly collaborative endeavor, I dedicate part of my content, such as extras, outtakes, previews, making-ofs, videos — as well as other engaging ways I created for you and I to interact — exclusively for the kind folks who contribute to my work. Join my 100 NUDE Shoots family and access the best part of the Project!

Finally, if you haven’t seen them yet, you can find the previous 27 NUDE Shoots here.