This photo is of my friend Lisa from the very first set I shot for my Naked Girls In Our Bed website/project back at the end of 2006. When we shot it I didn't know it was going to become a long term project, it was just for fun.
I'd just recently shot photos of another friend of mine for an anniversary present for her husband and somehow Lisa ended up seeing them and made the comment that if I could make her look that good she'd get naked for me. So of course took her up on her offer right there and then. Five minutes later she was putting her clothes back on and we had a handful of awesome photos.
The way it happened was so perfect and spontaneous that I knew I wanted to do it again. It didn't take but a day or two for me to come up with the idea for Naked Girls In Our Bed. No wardrobe to worry about and no locations to worry about. Just shoot.
So after running the idea by my girlfriend who was in Brazil at the time I bought the domains nakedgirlsinourbed.com and nakedgirlsinmybed.com. The latter was just insurance in case I was ever single again, which I was:) Not because of the bed project though. My ex was actually very helpful in talking some of our friends into posing for me and remains a good friend.
I put up a profile on Model Mayhem and the models lined up to get naked in our bed. For every shoot I'd post a handful of photos and the total length of the shoot in minutes. I'm not sure it really mattered but I kinda like the idea that we could get what we did in as little as 5 or 10 minutes sometime and wanted to keep track of it.
Unfortunately our house burned down and the bed and wonderful light in that particular room were gone for good. I did shoot a few more sets in our new place but it just wasn't the same so I just kinda stopped. I always meant to do some sort of little book or something but it's just never happened.