Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Take Those Naked Photographs Before It's Too Late

One of my favorite corner's of the internet is PostSecret. "PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard."  PostSecret, is intimate, anonymous, and voyeuristic.  Many secrets are sad, some are funny, and there are always one or two that hit right home.  I've always imagined creating a PostSecret and mailing it in.  But I've never been able to decide upon a secret that I was willing to part with.  Besides, most of my secrets have already been posted in one form or another. 

Back in January, I happened upon a PostSecret that was simply a text email, and not even a postcard.  It said, "I wish I had taken a naked picture of my husband, back in the day when he was a hard body and looked like Bob Seger. He is gone now and I miss him."  For some reason this has really stuck with me.

So on our annual trip to Newport this year, I made a point to take some nude pictures of Doug and myself.  Regardless of how my mommy body looks.  Doug has one of those (extremely annoying) metabolisms that has left him at the same weight for 30 years.  So his photos came out fantastic.  Mine?  I can barely look at them.  But no matter what, these will probably be better than any photos we take in the future.  The moment is now!

And you can't beat these knowing smiles (fuzzy because it is cropped way down - the rest is not for public consumption!).

For more on naked families, check out my BlogHer post.

PhotoStory Friday
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Evelyn said...

You hit on a point no one really talks about. Artful pictures of the one you love, for the purpose of remembering a time when.....Thanks for sharing.

linda said...

You two are very cute!

Momisodes said...

I've never heard of the site. I will have to check it out.

I love that you both took this photo. What a great idea. I'm not sure I have the nerve to go through with it yet at 6 weeks postpartum, but I'm adding this to my to-do list :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

yeah, SO never gonna do that!