About the Book
Two nude individuals brought together to portray the idea of "intimacy" through movement and poses. The idea of imtimacy is dificult to portray, because many read too much into an image. Some look at the sexual aspect of the pose, some the erotic and some do not even see the intimacy portrayed. The viewer of these images should look at the contact between the nude models and imagine that they are portraying that initial stage in a relationship where eye contact and a simple touch could lead to other things....but....may not....and the two nude individuals remain intimate but nothing more. Here you will see two nude models who touch and make eye contact and remain quite intimate with each other....but nothing more.
The poetry..."intimate" and "beyond intimate" describe the before and after stages of intimacy through beautiful words and phrases.
Paul Blieden, a noted Southern California photographer, and Madeline Sharples, a published poet, have worked together to present the idea of intimacy for your pleasure.
I am a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and the Palos Verdes Art Association. I am president of the Photographic and Digital Artists group. I have shown my work at numerous art galleries and have had my work at both the Torrance Art Museum and The Penisula Art Museum.