...and since I pay my debts with spills of my own blood, I will wash the canvas of it also, and turn my life of toil into a work of art.
Artist Traveler Rock n Roll Soul Storyteller Hopeless Romantic Tenacious Virgo.
Two years ago I took a hiatus from making art. I wasn't sure if I'd ever return to it or how long my hiatus would last. The choice was made on a multitude of decisions, including; having expressed all that I needed to express, exhaustion from living on the road for the better part of 2011 and dreams of pursuing sculpting and wine making on a Spanish hillside, among other things.
Over the last two years, I've continued shooting at my leisure with select people, free of the distractions of posting my work on the internet, having gallery shows, and scheduling and re-scheduling one cancellation after another with models on Model Mayhem.
I've attempted to "come back" a few times, make a few contacts through the site, and each time I'm reminded quickly of why I walked away.
But I'm about to get a brand new camera and this will be my first full spring/summer in the mighty Oregon. With all it's cloudy days, nature and ocean, I can't resist the temptations of trying once again to create my art. This is why my 2011 travels led me here and why in mid-summer 2013 I came back to stay.
Whether you are an Oregon/Washington resident or are planning a visit soon, I hope you find this note, and more importantly my portfolio, to inspire you and evoke your artistic spirit enough that you wish to contact me for a collaboration.
Adventurous, creative, passionate, reliable, spontaneous, natural, genuine.
No experience necessary.
03/02/2014... I've been doing this a long time. I'm not interested in shooting with people simply for the sake of putting a naked girl in nature. I want people of a kindred artistic spirit. I want people who feel something emotional stir in them when they see my photography. Someone who might not have otherwise considered artistic nude modeling. Someone who wants to challenge themselves and learn something about themselves in a way that only the experience of standing nude in nature or a downtown city street at 6:00am in a sincere expression of self and art can provide.
what is your story? Share it with me and let's turn it into a work of art.
Shane Gardner (est. 1975)
Beautiful people I've worked with in recent years
2011 Kaye Maddyson Maria Anne Schaar Jenni ArtMuse Devonny Sandrick Catherine Johnson JR Artistic* Trisha Dane Halo Globetrotter** Jen Rowley Anna* L Lawless* ** Lauren NC17* Vaudeville* Mandy Brennan* Jessica Sally* Brittany* Envy* Syl Annodyne Paola Vervon Cassandra Paige Meagan Nicole Adriana* Tameka Lynsey* Brianne** Sha-Lynne* Chloe Serena NevaehLleh Patrice Conundra Katherine Kitty Karina* ** Sivitri* Cwen Luzia Traci Kori Edith Fredrica* Grace Samantha Aimee Ryn Eva Kaeti Meghan Eva 2012 Heather Lindsey Samantha Melissa* Vervon Bellus Morgan 2013 Ashley** Olivia
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