10X10 3rd edition

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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A bit more than 2 years ago, I joined the Lakeshore Camera Club Pointe-Claire. I wanted to be with other photographers and see what was happening elsewhere. After a few meetings, I brought the idea that we should have a different kind of event, other than what was already being held there for the past several years. I asked Richard Bonomo: “Ever watched Naked in the House?”. I seriously thought I was the only one…

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We sat down with Drew Patterson and adapted the NiH rules to digital photography and the 10X10 was born. 10 photographers, 1 camera, 1 lens, only 10 shutter releases and 30 minutes each in one given location using a human model. I never expected this would go beyond a 1 time event. Of course, there was no way I was going to propose a nude competition back then. We started out with a fully clothed model and used a barn as location. The hype we got from it pushed us to go for a 2nd edition. For the 2nd edition, we had a log cabin and a model in sleepwear; nothing outrageous, just simple. After that, we needed to take it to the next level.

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I was watching an episode of “Fais ça court” at Télé Québec, filmed in a metal shop in Montreal (Les Forges Urbaines) and thought “We have to go there.”. I contacted the owners of the place and they were aboard. We had the place for ourselves for 1 day, welcoming 10 photographers one after the other. Somewhere in the middle, I had an opportunity to shoot my 1st ever nudes. I was not sure how I would be able to conduct the model through this, staying away from the easy, safe and cheesy nude poses. I don’t know why I was worried, the model’s attitude was the same that day as the 1st time we met: friendly, easy to talk with and extremely professional. The model’s reaction and feedback received from the other photographers were priceless.

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On January 25th, we presented the results of the 10X10 Challenge to an attentive audience of some 120 people. A private viewing of the 10×10 shoot from last fall, the lively evening featured a 36 minute video with highlights from each participant’s creative efforts.

Nude photography - Photo Fred Hore

Photo Fred Hore

photo Fred Hore Nude photography - Photo Fred HoreNude photography - Photo Fred Hore Photo Fred Hore

After the video, the audience was invited to view the 30 submitted black and white prints from the 10 photographers, mounted in a gallery setting. The large and enthusiastic crowd that gathered in the room that night, was all the reward I needed – and the encouragement to announce a 4th edition for May 2010!

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Now that this edition is completed, I can start putting my images out there.

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