Meet my Friend, Dean Knowland. Over the course of the next few days he will be a featured model on this blog, The Black Male Nudist. Dean recently participated in an event for Naked Bodypainting in New York City. Check out his interview on how he got into the world of bodypainting.
My interest of bodypainting goes way back in 1997/98 . That was almost 20 years ago.I remember when I first saw a documentary on HBO , a series called REAL SEX about afemale artist in New York, but she was originally from The Netherlands named NicholeNatasha VonRosenchilde. She was doing a bodypainting show called “Angels andDemons Exhibition.” I would record that episode on VCR, GOSH! Those were thedays of recording on videotapes.When I wake up, I would sneak out of the bedroom, to go watch the episodeof the bodypainting over and over. Almost twenty years later, I haven’tforgotten nor given up on being a model for the bodypainting. Thanks to mydear friend and an active participant named David Pumo it was suggested that Ishould apply to the upcoming bodypainting in NYC. Surprisingly, I was selected!!!
What-a-dream-come true. My first participation took place on July 7th 2016.It’s really hard to explain the phenomenal experience I had with the crowd, thephotographers, the newscasters: they were all INCREDIBLE and POSITIVE.My second participation took place again in San Francisco on October23rd 2016. Throughout these awesome adventures I have had on bodypaintingI am more excited than ever to do this again in 2017.