- The man who arrives at the doors of artistic creation with none of the madness of the Muses would be convinced that technical ability alone was enough to make an artist... what that man creates by means of reason will pale before the art of inspired beings. (Plato)
I have been taking photographs for 50 years. I've worked professionally on and off in a variety of capacities - newspaper work, in the darkroom and in the studio. Formally trained in portraiture I also worked as a custom commercial darkroom technician and printer producing prints for commercial photographers - a job that required a critical eye for quality.
In 2011 and 2012 my work was selected to hang in the Eugene Mayor's Art Show at the Hult Center's Jacob's Art Gallery, the only juried competitions I've entered, ever.
Shooting models is a new photographic genre for me but everything I've done photographically in the past has made this an easy transition. I love wild landscape work and Oregon is the perfect place.
To see what I shoot besides models: http://www.redbubble.com/people/oregonyun/portfolio
To models (male or female)... I think the naked human form is beautiful... intriguing, emotional, sensual, fearful, joyous, erotic... I enjoy creating art that highlights the body's lines, curves and shapes in light and shadow. I love creating beautiful photographs and accenting the natural beauty of human form.
My talent and skills are equitable with most any model's looks and skills so I'm rarely doing trades, but I'm open to discussion. I will provide you with lots of full sized, edited images and your own folder in my portfolio. I rotate models thru the POTD contests and work to promote YOU models.
I have a model (my muse, Courtney Appleseed, 3102286) on site that can help with hair, make-up, wardrobe (or with posing and technique for models just starting out).
I believe in collaboration, that you will have ideas of what you want, I have ideas of what I want and when the two are woven together... the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts and great things can and do happen. My love is in creating beautiful images. My goal is to provide you with portfolio (or gallery) ready images.
My indoor work is shot in my home daylight studio. Blessed with beautiful southern light from several windows and my love for photography, I guarantee quality imagery.
Thanks for stopping by...
Opal Creek - as a nearly 3 year resident of Jawbone Flats and Opal Creek in the early '90s I know the valley well and the hidden sweet spots. I have overnight access to a cabin and tentatively plan 3 shoots - one each in the spring, summer and fall. If you are an Oregon model that is passionate about our ancient forests, our crystal clear mountain waters and abundant waterfalls consider contacting me. I'm looking for a model that can (and be prepared to) hike off trail, climb over and under and across downed logs and scramble up a hill or 3. AND get naked and probably wet and do it all with a smile.
Model, artist/photographer, MUA (and whomever else) hosting (coming soon)
Studio space available - need a space in Eugene to shoot? Traveling thru Oregon and need a nice place to cook/eat and crash? Home cooked meals can be shared if you wish. 1 mile from freeway, easy access, private, minutes from downtown Eugene. Coast and mountains, hot springs, waterfalls and beautiful rivers all within an hour or so drive (more or less), my location is an ideal center point for working a variety of locations.
- views of the space in my 'the studio' folder
- daylight studio, 30' x 15', plus a bedroom/boudoir room
- spacious outdoors area, humbly landscaped, large lawn, fire pit, trees, roses and surrounded by over 100 acres of grass seed farm, we have lots of room.