A couple in the cocoon

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Early on in my experience with the Cocoon Series, I began to wonder what it would be like to photograph a male/female couple in it.  It wasn't a concept I pursued with much focus but it stayed in the back of my mind and I'd occasionally ask models if they had a male partner or friend they were comfortable working with in such close quarters, or if they knew couples who might be interested in working together.  Finally, a few weeks ago, I made contact with Holly Rogue and her friend via a suggestion from Blueriverdream.  One of the benefits of the DC area is the number of talented figure models we have and the connections throughout the community.  Blueriverdream helped me take the Cocoon Series in a new direction when we experimented with mud and body paint and ripping the fabric and now has helped me again by putting me in touch with this couple.  Holly and her friend were wonderful to work with . . . comfortable, skilled, adventuresome, excited about the Cocoon project.  As we shot, I was captured by the expressiveness of male and female bodies together, the different textures, the contrast of male angularity and female curve.  Although Holly and her friend were game enough to get in the cocoon together, I also liked working with one model in the cocoon and one out,  providing contrasting texture and clarity.  All in all, it was a great day and I hope to work with these two again soon.