The Body Cult Blog

  • 60 Centerfold Models and an Old Bearded Dude

    60 Centerfold Models and an Old Bearded Dude

    I had a very interesting, and rather amusing situation today. I ended up on a video call with some of the staff of Playboy and 60 models from around the world. It was a bit awkward, but I learned some things from the experience, and probably not what you expect. Background Back in January, 2022, […]

  • Etsy and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Prohibited Items Policy

    I’ve had an Etsy store for a few months. Overall, I’d been very happy with the platform. I’ve sold a lot more through my Etsy store than I have through the store here on my own website. In fact, most months, I made more than ten times as much from Etsy than I did from […]

  • Goodies Issue 11

    Goodies Issue 11

    A few days ago, Goodies Issue 11 was published. I’ve been a fan of this magazine for a while. I first became aware of Goodies when they started shooting a few models that I’ve worked with. As stuff about Goodies started showing up in my feed, I couldn’t help but notice that their photography was […]

  • And, we’re live!

    And, we’re live!

    Last night, I took down my old site and redirected to point here. I soft-launched this new website several weeks back, and everything seems to be working pretty well. I’ve made multiple sales on the store with no major hiccups, and I spent some time increasing the security of the site after noticing a […]

  • Blog Migration

    Blog Migration

    You may noticed that things have changed a little bit around here. I’ve migrated my website to a different software platform that will allow me to do more than I could with the old site, including set up a shop to sell digital images, prints, and merchandise. I chose not to migrate every post from […]

  • Getting Started with Nude Photography: Inspiration, Motivation & Confidence

    Getting Started with Nude Photography: Inspiration, Motivation & Confidence

    In my original outline for this series of posts, I had intended to dive right into talking about light and lighting equipment and then finding models. After some recent conversations with some other photographers, I realized there’s another subject I want to tackle first, which are some of the the mental challenges around doing creative […]

  • 10K Mystery Packs

    10K Mystery Packs

    Since getting back into photography, I haven’t spent a huge amount time or effort on getting more followers on social media. As a result, until recently, my follower counts have stayed pretty modest. I am, however, slowly approaching an important milestone. On Instagram, I should hit 10,000 followers sometime in the next month if all […]

  • 18 USC §2257 & 28 CFR Part 75

    18 USC §2257 & 28 CFR Part 75

    Let’s talk about a somewhat obscure bit of US Law that you might not be familiar with, but if you’re involved with creating any kind of NSFW content, you should be very aware of it. It’s a law that establishes recordkeeping requirements for creators of adult content. It was designed (in theory) to prevent sexual […]

  • The “Magazine”

    The “Magazine”

    A few decades back, I worked in magazine production. That was back when digital tools were just starting to displace traditional paste-up techniques. Even though digital tools were shaking up the publishing industry, much of the process back then was still using old technology. You’d run film, and then make plates from the film, and […]

  • Reflection Shot Process

    Reflection Shot Process

    I posted this picture of Rose to social media recently and got a few questions about how it was accomplished. This seemed like a better venue to discuss it than trying to cover it using a bunch of tweets or Instagram posts. The reflection in the shot is provided by highly reflective mylar foil designed […]