Today I met an LJ friend, bitterlawngnome, in real life for the first time. He's a photographer whose work I've been admiring for years. I think he does excellent portraiture work, and think he develops a deep empathetic connection with his subjects. I wanted to have him take some pictures of me to get the experience of working with him as a subject, in the hopes that it would give me pointers towards working with my own subjects. I also wanted to overcome any anxieties I might have had over posing in the nude, and I did that as well. It was a great experience, overall.
If bitterlawngnome posts some more pictures in his LJ, I'll point to them from here.