If you love watching gorgeous girls flashing in public places, no doubt you’re already a fan of Walter Schotten’s work. He specializes in capturing beautiful girls as they stroll in the park or the mall, enjoy a coffee, and tease us with some naughty flashing, before moving to an elegant indoor space for a more intimate show. In the three years that he’s been gracing SexArt with his eye-catching and technically excellent photography, he has shot some of our most iconic models, including Melena A, Dido A, Assoli and Katherine A, and created some unforgettable portraits.
Monday’s update, ‘Optod’ starring Sarika A, was a terrific example of what Schotten does best. Bubbly blonde Sarika takes in the sights of the city, before sitting on a park bench to enjoy her ice cream and treating us to a little up-skirt glimpse of her bare pussy. She flashes her impressive breasts at an outdoor café, before moving on to a glamorous apartment when she gets totally naked and sheds what few inhibitions she had left. It’s fun, flirty and thoroughly entertaining.
I was curious to discover what inspires Schotten’s work – aside from the obvious allure of his stunning models, of course! – and I hope you’ll find it interesting too.
Walter, what is your background in photography?
WS: I grew up in a small town in Eastern Europe, where I enjoyed art and discovering nature. My introduction to photography began early, with a simple camera, a Smena 8M. I felt a sense of wonder when watching a picture come to life in the darkroom. After graduating high school, one of the European capitals lured me north to pursue a university education and explore its arts and architecture. I took the long road towards a college degree, exploring different subjects along the way, and ultimately ended up with a Bachelor of Arts.
How long have you been creating erotica, and what inspired you to start?
WS: I’ve been shooting photos and videos for about 10-12 years now. My inspiration was photography. First of all, I started taking photos for families and then I did my first nude project, which I liked very much. Then I did many photo sessions with many beautiful girls and I realized that I wanted to continue this. Eventually, I found my way back to the arts and turned my amateur photography aspirations toward a professional career.
You have been shooting photosets for SexArt for over three years now – how do you think your style has evolved since then?
WS: Sure, I constantly improve the skill. I have studied other masters of erotic photography and their use of light, poses and the models’ expressions. And I am very grateful to K [our Content Manager] for her advice on shooting, telling me to pay attention to all the nuances of how the girl looks in the picture, what feelings and expressions she conveys.
Are you influenced by mainstream art and photography?
WS: Partly it influences my photography, but usually I am guided by my feelings.
Do you prefer studio or location shoots?
WS: I like both. Usually I have mixed photosets, with outdoor and studio or apartment locations.
One very enjoyable aspect of your photography is the outdoor ‘flashing’ shots. What inspires you to do this?
WS: It seems to be very erotic to me, but not every model can do it.
Is there a photoset you are particularly proud of?
WS: I like what I do, and most of my photosets, and if people assess my work favorably, then I am proud of that. Everyone has a right to appreciate it.
Do you prefer shooting solo or girl-girl photosets?
WS: Solo is better to me. It is simpler for shooting, but girl-girl sometimes can be interesting.
Is there a model who inspires you the most?
WS: Two of my favorite models are Melena A and Katherine A. They are perfect, and superstars.
Do you plan your shoots in great detail, or see how it evolves on the day?
WS: I’m always planning work, and I schedule my shoots. Most of my more recent sets contain an introduction, where the model is walking around the streets, in the park, drinking coffee or something like this. After the intro she starts to show herself to us in private.
What are your ambitions for your work with SexArt?
WS: To get high ratings for my sets and models.
What do you hope the viewers get from your photos?
WS: I hope they can get more pleasure and more fantasies. It’s art and it has to be assessed.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
WS: I’m really glad that I work for SexArt. It is a great experience, it is always nice to see my work on SexArt, and I have many ideas for my next work.