As an artist and a photographer, I tend to take my main inspirations from American and European grindhouse underground movies from the 70's and 80's. I've always been attracted to the dirty, wild and gratuitous films from the likes of Jesus Franco and HG Lewis. While trying to titillate and shock, there was also a joyous tongue in cheek attitude behind their films.
When creating my images, I prefer using extreme lighting, angles, and colors. I'll leave the subtlety to other photographers. I usually try to create a sense of horror or eroticism where less "explicitly" shown flesh and blood amounts to more dread or sexiness.
I also am really beginning to enjoy (and get better at) mixing body paint with my photography.
While I am always open to suggestions from models for projects they think up, my own concepts tend to dwell in the realms of horror and pin-up eroticism, and if it makes sense, a mixture of the two.
*By the way, please don't bother sending me a friend request if you are just looking to pad your friend totals and views on your profile. I only use MM to connect with people I may actually work with someday. Sorry.
** These pics in this port have little to no post-production work done to them, other than basic color adjustments, etc. My mixed media photography and images where I mix my painting and photography can be seen at my other MM Port # 1451096 .
Constellation Art Gallery (Portland, Maine)
Dark Follies Promo Posters
Activities Maine Magazine (Cover)