I first walked into a darkroom in 1984 and have been shooting ever since, though digital makes things a bit more streamlined, less messy, and doesn't make me constantly smell like fixer. I bounce back and forth between the photography world and my primary gig as a lighting and production designer for dance and the performing arts, so I'm pretty much wrangling photons all the time, and after all these years, it tends to happen fairly easily. I've been named the Outstanding Lighting Designer by the Austin Critic's Table twice in the last 4 years, so take that as a reference that I sort of know what I'm doing, if you like, and I have designed events with budgets from $25 to $250k, so I do have my shit together. If I say I am going to do something, I mean it.
My photographic interest at the moment is very straightforward and close-in portrait work, and body/abstract work for a show I'm doing in the fall with a new black and white print process, both of which reflect my interest in establishing rapport and trust and creating good working relationships. That's not to say that I'm only interested in that type of shooting, but that's the type of thing I've been focusing on for the last couple years, and I think it shows in my portrait work. I've always loved working with athletes/dancers/aerialists and portraying powerful and honest female images (ie. I will not be photoshopping you thinner) and the mix of strength and femininity. And of course an interesting face is always an interesting face, in either gender.
Above all, my shoots are always done with a relaxed, respectful atmosphere, and the philosophy that one can have fun and do amazing work simultaneously. I've spent too long working that way, and high drama or stressful environments hold no more appeal, no matter what the pay or how talented the model/actor/director. If you like the sound of that, say hello. Or you can always look me up in the social media circles. I'm easy to find... www.fluxionphotography.comhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/seamonkey78704/https://www.facebook.com/stephenpruitthttp://500px.com/stephenrpruitthttps://twitter.com/stephenpruitt
Upcoming Travel and latest developments:
Moving into new digs! Fluxion Photography now resides in Studio A of Prizer Gallery in East Austin. I'm hyped about the new location, which will make it easy for people to stop in, look at the work and say hello.
I'm currently doing shoots in Houston, TX about once a month, contact me if you're there and like my work. Looking into travel to Toronto and Montreal during the summer.
I stay too busy to be super active on MM, and tend to work far more extensively with models that I know and have shot with before, but I do like meeting new people and creating new partnerships. If you're interested in paid work from me, then contact me to arrange a test shoot - If I like your look, and see potential, we'll do a simple set-up and brief shoot, to meet and see how we work together. You'll get full use of any shots I edit and release, so at the very least you'll fill out your portfolio with some good shots. I will respect your time and effort, and ask that you do the same for me. Feel free to contact me for references, or contact any of the models who have worked with me in the past.