In this age, like all ages, when the problem of the perpetuation of a race or class and the destruction of its enemies, is the all absorbing motive of civilized society, it seems irrelevant and wasteful still to create works whose only inspirations are individual human emotion and desire.
Man Ray, Paris, 1934
I have been using SLRs for for travel and landscape photography for 30 years and sell my images on the internet via stock sites. Model and studio photography is a new venture for me though and I am spending 2008 learning and refining my skills in this genre.
I aim for a clean and simple look, a "less is more" approach. I am trying to get away from the more traditional low-key dark art nude look. This approach calls for great attention to lighting and composition and places quite strict demands on my choice of models for the aesthetic I am trying to create.
Models should be flexible and toned with clear skin and good definition, age is less important than condition.
I am very happy to pay for shoots with the right models during this time specifically for art nude shots which is my current project. I am also looking to put together a series suitable for printing and framing for exhibiting at the Erotica 2008 show where I have booked space.
In 2008 I intend to start work on an art-nude book that will be published some time in late 2008. For this project I will be looking to work on a TF basis with all contributors getting full credit and a copy of the book and selected jpegs.
Please get in touch if you feel you would like to work with me or if you have any ideas for other collaboration.
What I'm also looking for is someone to work with on a longer term basis with whom I can experiment and take the time to creatively grow both our portfolios on a mutually beneficial basis, a muse if you like.
If you want to work with me then get in touch, let's talk.
Winner of MM 18+ Picture of the Day 12/08/2008