Looking back at the first year of the Mister Devious project… it’s still going, morphed and distorted from it’s original intent. It’s still going though. Whatever form it bubbles into in the next 10 years, there will always be a consistent thread through it all:
A personality is the sexiest damn thing there is.
Here are some sample images from those early days. Forgive the technical failings and the technological shortcomings of the time. Let those things fall aside and enjoy the photos of beautiful people who briefly let you into their intimate world.
Honestly, I’m not sure these will be permanent additions to the portfolio. They’re hardly representative of the intentions of the original project. However, I think they’re good shots if a bit tame compared to the intentions of Mister Devious.
The harder may not appear here, but remain in the books already published and ones to come.
Ten years ago this week Harmony Hanson gave form to the very first Mister Devious shoot.
Ten years later I’m still working, playing, touching up those early photos. Ten years I’ve been beating myself up over mistakes, coulda’s, shoulda’s, woulda’s. This week though, I’m going to pat myself on the back. The mistakes I’ve made (many, many mistakes) aren’t holding a candle to the experience, the friendships and adventures I’ve had. I’ve helped start some interesting careers, ended a few too, I think (hopefully not my own).
I’m not going to get nostalgic on yo ass. I wont wax rhapsodic. I just want to take a moment to thank all that submitted to my camera, made art with me, showed vulnerability, defiance, humor and sex, sex, sex.