#gjmTFP: TRADE FOR PERSPECTIVE #1

TRADE FOR PERSPECTIVE

NOTE FROM EDITOR: opinions are like assholes...everyone has them and we want to see them. the opinions, that is. unless you would also like to show us your asshole and then we are completely amenable to that option as well. however, in this new series, the curator, Steve Yancey, has asked people to share their experiences with nude art. whether it be someone's first shoot or their hundredth or if it was their own experience or a loved one, we believe that the only way to normalize body image is to get that discussion going. if you would like to contribute your own experience which will be posted ANONYMOUSLY, please email your words of any length to: tothemoon@geminijunemoon.com. 


NOTE FROM CURATOR (STEVE YANCEY): For the last several years I have been doing private boudoir and nude photoshoots for people that are not “models” and most of the time I could tell how nervous and scared they were to bare themselves in front of the camera and photographer. The reasons are varied but the emotions usually the same. To be able to observe a person go from being reserved and cautious to open and empowered during the shoot has always given me joy. I could only hypothesize about the emotions going through the subjects mind so I recently asked people that I have worked with to share the experience with me, below is what they had to say.


TFP #1

To do a " nude" photo shoot , was one of the best things I did.  This helped me get so much self confidence.

Months ago, the thought of posing naked, nude, in front of a camera was the hardest and scariest thing to do.  All these things are going through your mind, do I look good enough, can I do this.... and someone else is gonna c u naked.

The nerves are very much the hardest thing to get over. 

But as u are doing the shoot, u have to know that what u r doing is fun, it's art, and that nude is not a bad thing.

To have a photographer , that knows what he/ she is doing is key, they help relax u , and make it fun.

The end result of these pics are amazing, and show each person just how beautiful, and amazing you are.

From my first shoot, pics, to my most recent pics..... what a difference..   my confidence level is higher, I know what I am doing is ok, and naked/ nude  is not a bad thing.  I enjoy myself and have fun doing it.

I would recommend that everyone do this....

you have more confidence and learn to love yourself for you.

#FINDINGMOON1: LOWER ROCK CREEK TRAIL

the geminijunemoon team set out with some of your favorite #MOONmodels and photographers to Lower Rock Creek Trail outside of Fredericktown, MO this past Saturday in hopes to find the (geminijune)moon.

the moon is one of those places you search for but never find...it's not tangible and Apple maps cannot take you there. it's a mindset. it's that creative little nook and cranny tucked behind some major globs of anatomy in that skull of yours. it projects as confidence and clarity. no fucks given here, kids. 

our hiking shoot had #MOONmodels changing on the trails into bodysuits and Chase & Hunter shirts and some down to their very own MOONsuits themselves. (FYI...our birthday suits are called MOONsuits...duh) It's a good thing we were on an unmarked trail that people barely traverse. after our hike shoot, the MOONmodels changed and headed over to The Pig BBQ for a few delicious bites and a few shots and even had some of our awesome severs pop in our shots!

FINDING MOON 1

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mitchell Phelps
Steve Yancey

MOONMODELS

June Ann D'Angelo
Stacey Rios
Audrey Tee
Kaley Vance

MOONmodels and photographers posing outside The Pig BBQ in Fredericktown, MO where we stopped in for a few bites and a few shots after our hike shoot at Lower Rock Creek Trail. photo taken by Steve Yancey

MOONmodels and photographers posing outside The Pig BBQ in Fredericktown, MO where we stopped in for a few bites and a few shots after our hike shoot at Lower Rock Creek Trail. photo taken by Steve Yancey



 

#MOONX: back2school f/ Arch Apparel (look #1)

LOOK #1: girl, put your records on

as Arch Apparel garners city-wide attention for their STL-branded tees, we grabbed some of our favorite shirts to style up some different back2school looks to complement the breezy weather rolling our way. here we have our first look perfect for any bohemian book nerd. skip ahead to the end and find the perfect song to listen to while you find your moon magic...

B A C K 2 S C H O O L   f /   a r c h   a p p a r e l

model: jordan hangee
photographer: steve yancey
hair: caitlin ford (Notch)
makeup: leta groseclose (Notch)
stylist: laura heying
director: june ann d'angelo
producer: geminijunemoon

shirt: arch apparel
denim: free people
location: records plus (st. louis, mo)

#TOTHEMOON: #FREEPEOPLE COMING TO THE LOU

by June Ann D'Angelo

yes, there's nothing that gets my motor going like #freepeople and Friday when i was perusing the mall with my girlfriend Stacey, i stumbled upon this amazing wall at the Galleria that had the free people logo splattered across it... i knew the boho gods answered prayers, so in exchange I created a little offering. when i was out on my shoot at Elephant Rocks with Steve Yancey, I had packed all my stuff in this free people bag that i was given back when i shopped at the UES store when i lived in Manhattan. so, i told Steve about the store opening and said let's get some kind of fun image and this is what we came up with... (hair by the amazing Kristen Parks, of course)

p: steve yancey    m: june ann d'angelo     h: kristen parks

p: steve yancey    m: june ann d'angelo     h: kristen parks