- G U Y -

Photographer Male Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/bluphoto www.guycarnegie.com
Mayhem # 366176

About Me

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26th September 2013
Finally got the studio up and running at home - took long enough! Looks and works great - my main worry was that I still didn't have enough height, but with 9ft ceilings, we did get away with it. Images from the first shoot in the new studio can be seen here.

http://www.guycarnegie.com/studio/photo1_thumb2.jpg

2nd September 2013
I have been asked to produce a 2013 calendar for a local charity. The experience of shooting last years calendar was so good I couldn't turn down the opportunity to do one again! ---more

1st August 2013
Continuing to update my website with a view to bringing some new material online soon!---more

2nd July 2013
Wow what a summer! New job, New baby, new extension on the house! Hardly had time to breathe, never mind take on more shoots. The new extension is designed to include a purpose built photo studio, so really excited to get that finished. Should be good to go real soon. ---more

2nd June 2013
Have been taking stock of my fine-art reference bookshelf! I get a huge amount of inspiration from the works of high-end photographers. Take a look and let me know if there are any other books you think I should be looking at. Will be posting book reviews over the next few weeks.---more

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I live in Inverurie, just outside Aberdeen. I have a young family, and I am currently working on restoring a 1967 classic sports car.

I don't make a living from photography - there is way too much other stuff going on in my life for that. "Taking photographs" for other people with a different artistic view just doesn't float my boat. Instead, I make photographs for simple enjoyment, for relaxation, and maybe to help people appreciate themselves just a wee bit more. Creating beautiful images is my passion. I dream about it all the time, and I want you to be part of it.

During my shoot sessions, and in viewing my images afterwards, I no longer see... "shoulder"... "hand"... "leg": I see the image as a single whole work - kind of like enjoying a garden as a whole, rather than enjoying the individual plants and beds that go to make it up. It's all about balancing the tones and colours, the shapes and the lines - about presenting something that's pleasing to the eye.

I particularly enjoy working with all the incredibly talented models there are around just now, sharing a passion with them, trusting them wholly and gaining their trust in me, as a photographer and as a person.


~############### Call For Models ################

I use lists on Model Mayhem as tools for selecting my models and for gaining inspiration for future shoots, so if you find yourself in one of my "want to work with" lists (below), then I do genuinely want to work with you.

Yes, I want to work with YOU (National)

Yes, I want to work with YOU (Aberdeen)

Of course, if you're not on either of these lists, then maybe I just haven't found you yet. I don't bite, so get in touch!

I've prepared a few notes for girls and boys which may help you prepare for your first fine-art figure shoot.


Download my Model Release Form here.

Contact me for more information.


~############### Figure ###################

My photography is about the balancing of tones, shapes and lines to create a piece that rests gently on the senses. Serene loops, triangles, shadows and highlights... and where better to find them than in the human figure.

Though I regularly work with professional artists models to produce these image, I sometimes get the chance to work with private individuals. Understandably, many people are hesitant to undress in front of the camera, but the general feeling after about two minutes is that it is an incredibly liberating and confidence building experience.

There's no such thing as the "ideal" age, "fairer" sex, "optimal" height or "perfect" shape when it comes to the more abstract forms and bodyscapes. In this genre, features with which the model has issues can be minimised or hidden completely. Similarly, with the picture focussing on the beauty of the form itself, anonymity can be a welcome side-effect! (perfect if you've never tried a figure shoot before and might be a little apprehensive)

Recent Shoots
26-04-13:    Raphaella McNamara
22-10-12:    Carla Monaco
24-09-12:    Kate Fallon
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/4053993040_a854f716ab_d.jpg

I definitely want to start pushing the envelope further into the fine-art figure genre combining male and female nudes in the studio. I just wish there were more guys out there willing to consider this artform. See the stunning examples below © the marvellous Andreas Bitesnich and © the inspired Karel Vojkovsky  (MM)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/3128431718_3fc761d6b0.jpg

So, guy or girl, get together with your partner (or of course another model you're comfortable working with at this level) and drop me a line. I'm just as interested to hear from curious first-timers as I am from seasoned professional models.

~############### Dance ###################

When the world gets just a little bit TOO serene for my liking I look to dance to inject some excitement.

As such, I'm starting to push forward with the dance themes with the emphasis on movement and grace. If you're a male or female flexible dancer (16+) then I want to hear from you. You need to be able to do leaps or at least high kicks, splits etc. As in the figure work above, my dance photography is all about shape, form, definition, lines etc.
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I'm working towards the level of images created by master dance photographer Lois Greenfield. Simply stunning - see below.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/4570625300_72b38e599a_o.jpg

~############# ...and finally... ################
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3031189497_27151d6def_o.jpg

Drop me a line if you're up for any of the above.

So, for now, it's goodbye from him, and it's goodbye from me!

Guy~

Credits

~############# My Insperation #############

######    Lois Greenfield
######    Andreas Bitesnich
#1745837    Klaus Kampert
#820013    Karel Vojkovsky
#694147    Thomas Rucker
#382217    Michael Ezra
######    Igor Amelkovich
#429259    Sascha Huettenhain
#27548  Jim Rowbotham

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Lists

0 - Local models I want to work with soon   6 pics
1 - Fashion and Beauty models I want to work with soon   0 pics
2 - National models for followup contact - fine-art   9 pics
3 - Beautiful Portraits and Fashion   129 pics
4 - Inspirational figure works   136 pics
5 - Beautiful but hot as hell   15 pics
6 - Incredible Body Paint   74 pics
7 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS   12 pics
9 - Fine Art - Dance - Figure posing   112 pics
A - Couples & Multi Models   3 pics
B - The Dress   4 pics
C - JUST DAMN GOOD WORK   4 pics
D - Rocking Implied   14 pics
E - TOP LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS (NORTHEAST SCOTLAND)   7 pics

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