Eye of Ra

Ra was the featured artist at Winter Fire 2016. His work has been displayed in several galleries and competitions in Washington D.C, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, and Detroit. He has been published domestically and internationally. Ra focuses on capturing unique impressions of the human form. He shoots primarily in the studio, integrating dramatic lighting with his subjects. In 2010 he was introduced to the kink community and began expanding his work into the erotic realm. His work tends to focus around projects, exploring the human condition through either his subjects or by challenging the viewers. His “Scars” series in particular captured the essence of humanity, challenging people to bare their innermost physical secrets. The series proved to be cathartic to his subjects, displaying beauty and power by revealing physical “flaws”. One subject stated, "I used to dislike my scars ... It took me a long time to accept them...now I think they are beautiful, and for that I owe him gratitude I may never be able to fully express." Ra’s erotic work blends people from all ages, body shapes, and ethnicities. He captures kink in a sensual, humorous, and sometimes political manner. Discussion of a piece is as important to him as the creation. You can see more of his work at: www.eyeofraphoto.com

Eye of Ra's Workshops

Consent and Communication: The Power Dynamics of a Photo Shoot

Whether you're just starting out in kink art or a veteran it is important to understand communication so that we build a better community in our world. This seminar will be an important discussion pertinent to photographers/videographers and model/actors of all experience levels. The session will discuss consent as it applies to a photo or video shoot setting, effective communication between photographer and model, and how to avoid pitfalls that can lead to discomfort or consent violation. This leads to a fun and safe atmosphere for everyone involved. The session will be a free-form environment with discussions led by the instructors but the entire room is encouraged to participate. Kinky photography examples will be used to guide the discussion.

Type of workshop: Discussion, Participation Appreciated