Will and Crimson: Legends of Love, Photo by Damian Riley
"I fell in love with Burning Man co-founder Will Roger’s vision for this 3,800-acre parcel of land located just ten miles from the Black Rock desert. Imagine a utopian laboratory for experimenting with energy, environmentalism, and new models of shelter and community." - Chip Connely
An short film documenting the dynamic relationship of inspiration, creativity and love between Crimson Rose and Will Roger Peterson.
Will Roger Peterson uses a Nikon F-4 and Leica M-4 with normal lenses and Tri-X and T-max 400 film. Peterson brings black-and-white stills to life with an intense motion effect, created by using a one-second exposure, and strobe and spot lights while the subjects move. While erotic in the fact that his subjects are nude, the gesture and movement in the photos augment the expression of sexuality. And while the images contain little identity, they are filled with expression -- some dream like, some grotesque, all unusually titillating.