Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to Photograph Naked Boys (Singing) on a Public Beach (Part 2)

How to Photograph Naked Boys (Singing) on a Public Beach (Part 2)
Photographing the Cast of Naked Boys Singing for the cover of Out IN Jersey Magazine


Naked Boys Singing photographed for Out IN Jersey Aug/Sep 2102 Cover by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
The Cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed by Alina Oswald for Out IN Jersey Magazine. From Out IN Jersey Magazine page click on the cover to read the Aug/Sep issue online



At the beginning of summer I had the opportunity to photograph the cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park beach for the cover of Out IN Jersey magazine. While, at the time, I couldn't share too many images, now I can. It's almost August, the Out IN Jersey new issue is out and available in print and online. 

About the photo-shoot:

While props were few, I tried to make the best use of them. I had to play with sunglasses, sweaters, towels, and swimsuits. Thing is, almost anything is possible when working with a bunch of fabulous models, a very large reflector, and other lighting and photo gear, to mention only a few of my favorite things.
Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park Beach. h. Photographed by Alina Oswald for Out IN Jersey Magazine. All Rights Reserved.
Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park Beach. Photographed by Alina Oswald for Out IN Jersey Magazine. All Rights Reserved.


In the image below, the Naked Boys Singing cast members display their signature... pose from the show. I added the B&W filter in post (production). Nothing else. Yes, they had their swimsuits on... at least for this image and a few more.
The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed by Alina Oswald for Out IN Jersey Magazine. All Rights Reserved.
The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed by Alina Oswald for Out IN Jersey Magazine. All Rights Reserved.
The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed for Out IN Jersey Magazine by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
 The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed by Alina Oswald for Out IN Jersey Magazine. All Rights Reserved.




































The above group picture was one of the first ones I took. Same goes for the pose. Just warming up... 

Who are the Boys in Naked Boys Singing you might ask? Well, that's David, Dylan, Chris, Ricky and Ryan. They are six fabulous, talented, funny young men who were more than happy to help me get 'the shot.' Thank you all!

DAVID

David from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
David from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
David from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
David from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

David is fantastic! The first one I photographed. Funny, sweet, ready to help me throughout the shoot. He was there for me, in a way. He started laughing and wrapping himself in a beach towel, and then ended up dancing on the beach, in and out of the water.


DYLAN

Dylan seemed to me a relatively shy guy. At first not quite sure where to how to pose, he ended up coming up with just what I needed.


Dylan from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Dylan from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.



CHRIS


 Chris gave me this look, while partially hiding behind a huge rock on the beach. So inviting, I had to take the snapshot.

Chris from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Chris from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.




RICKY

Red-headed Ricky, by himself and in the group. He made it easy to choose him as first in line, when taking the group shots.



Ricky from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Ricky from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.



RYAN

Ryan's smile is inviting...  He knew exactly how to pose. Maybe even read my mind, hmmm.

Ryan from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Ryan from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

 

SEPH

And same goes for Seph...
Seth from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Seth from the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.


Another group picture of the cast jumping on Asbury Park beach:

dNaked Boys Singing on Asbury Park Beach. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
The Cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park Beach. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Hope you enjoy the read, the images, Out IN Jersey magazine feature and Naked Boys Singing show.

Thanks for stopping by,
Alina
Author of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS
www.alina-arts.com

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