I'm a portrait, event, and fine art figure photographer living near Mount Rainier. I've been photographing people for decades, and have had the privilege of working with many outstanding models and other photographers, some of them professional members of Model Mayhem, others, amateurs met through other means.
My photos range from candid to posed, amateur model to professional, studio-lit to natural light, Facebook-friendly to sensual, classical fine art to erotic. The common thread in my photography is that, whoever I'm photographing, in whatever setting, I look for that spark of individual spirit in their eyes. Sometimes that light dances with delight, and sometimes it smolders with anger or pain. Sometimes it reveals strength, and sometimes vulnerability. Sometimes it sizzles with sensuality, and sometimes it's glimpsed only through cracks in the high walls built up around the soul. But it is that light that, for me, separates a good photograph from a great one, and it is that quality that I strive to capture in the eyes, in the pose, in the composition of my images.
From Ralph Waldo Emerson:
...the soul in man is not an organ, but animates and exercises all the organs; is not a function, like the power of memory, of calculation, of comparison, but uses these as hands and feet; is not a faculty, but a light; is not the intellect or the will, but the master of the intellect and the will; is the background of our being, in which they lie, — an immensity not possessed and that cannot be possessed. From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
My family-friendly portfolio:http://thelightisall.com
My figure and erotic portfolio:http://sensualight.com
My Flickr site:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelightisall/
My Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/thelightisall
I'm on FetLife, too... ask for my link if you're interested in this type of work.
Model Mayhem models I've worked with:
Ariana Grande, #3039633
Artemis Bare, #1621682
Courtney Renae C, #1163697
Ginger p, #1731576
*Invy (aka Elizabeth Rose), #135322 and #1417692
Katja von Jaeger, #2876937
Kimber Collins, #801169
Lacie Ray, #2475742
Leila Deschanel, #2336830
Lillias Right, #2283543
Mitsu Mark, #121554
naturalfootprints (aka megan elizabeth), #2784889
ParadoxicalBox (aka Awwd), #1268675
Patrick Andraste, #43854
*Pure Rebel, #2621488
rachel m0rgan, #1933309
Ruby Enraylls, #2514937
Westley (aka TasteSaltX), #1902621