Dark Magus

Photographer Male El Cajon, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Taray
Mayhem # 130811

About Me

My people perish from a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4: 6)

Health is everything without which nothing is possible.

How difficult it has become to find a truly ugly girl.

My Motto In Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocaQSziwVIo

A Nude Woman Is Always Well Dressed.

I have been very ill for quite some time and been unable to shoot or do much of anything. Sometime in 2015 I hope to get back to it.

If I contact you to book a shoot but you feel, for whatever reason, my work is not up to your standard and you do not want to work with me please just say so instead of childishly doing a no-show. It would be greatly appreciated.

Beginning with Van Gogh, we are all to a certain extent (regardless of how great we want to be) autodidactic - indeed, one could almost say, naive* - artists. Artists no longer live within a tradition, and each of us has to create his own possible modes of expression. Every modern artist possesses the right to create his own vocabulary from A to Z
                                                         *** Picasso (1881-1973)***
*Naïve arts: not using the conventional styles and techniques of trained artists, e.g. in the treatment of perspective or light and shade

I am a holdout of the Pictorialist movement in Photography from the last century.
When I print my work it is on canvas rather than paper. As a Pictorialist I prefer my images softly focused rather than sharply focused with the end result to look more like a painting rather than a photograph. I often use 19th century paintings as backgrounds as well as backgrounds shot without the model.  I keep the lighting as simple as possible to mimic sun light. I am not always successful in the conversion from concept to piece but I work hard at it gaining skills as I go. All is a learning process.

I use the nude female form in the sense that in mankind's purest form (before the fall of Adam) humans were nude and innocent. For this reason my models are under sexualized in most of my images. My goal is to create images of natural human beings (or in the case of Angels Supernatural Beings) involved in normal life.

Credits

Chicago Conservatory College
Harold Washington College
University Of Memphis
Various

Lists

And Let Your Back Bone Slip   86 pics
And The Eyes Have It   87 pics
And Then   127 pics
Beauty East   30 pics
Bodies that bring the boys to the yard   93 pics
Bodies that bring the girls to the yard   13 pics
Body Heat   59 pics
Body Parts   20 pics
Bubbles   137 pics
Built For Pleasure   109 pics
Built To Pleasure   51 pics
Calm The Storm   87 pics
Catfish And This Makes My Nature Rise   43 pics
Desirable   97 pics
Diabolically Beautiful   67 pics
Europa   36 pics
Faces That Could Launch A Thousand Ships   124 pics
Far Too Much To Take In At Once   5 pics
Genetic Wonder   67 pics
Images I Would Not Want To Forget   74 pics
In A Silent Way   101 pics
In The Sweetness Of It All   102 pics
In The Wind   24 pics
introspection   3 pics
I Wish They All Could Be California Girls   122 pics
Juicy   67 pics
Les Fleurs de Mal   6 pics
Let A Smile Be Your Sunshine   71 pics
Long Legs   83 pics
Lovely Physique   107 pics
Love Or Lust Its All The Same To My Camera   19 pics
Mmmm Kissable Lips   55 pics
More Faces That Could Launch A Thousand Ships   84 pics
Mosadi (Woman in Tswana)   29 pics
My Work   3 pics
Name Droppers   5 pics
Nude Wishes   88 pics
Oh My What A Vamp   16 pics
Oh what's a nice girl like you doin in a place like this   15 pics
Oooo Baby Girl   57 pics
Orpheus and Eurydice   35 pics
Pixie Beauty   58 pics
Queen Africa   69 pics
School Girl Crush   26 pics
Seeing Dots   57 pics
Shhhh Peaceful   39 pics
Soft and Gentle   69 pics
Startlingly Beautiful   109 pics
Sweet, Like Love   71 pics
Sweet Tart   27 pics
Tell Me A Bedtime Story   27 pics
Terminally Sexy   76 pics
The Body As Art   106 pics
Werks of ART   107 pics
Wet and Wild   90 pics
Wet Epic Debauchery (Couples entwined)   56 pics
What Dreams Are Made Of   38 pics
What God Meant When He Created Woman   81 pics
What We Love   53 pics
With An Old School Feel   48 pics
Young & Fine   73 pics

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