I work in and around Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Whistler/Pemberton area and have over 20 years of experience taking landscape, environmental and construction images related to my work. You can see some of my unedited photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8492468@N03/
(You will see that I also love art, architecture, urban settings, and food.)
My main focus is on casual and creative photography of models including retro pinup, lingerie, artistic nudes, and fetish; although I will work on some portrait and fashion photography as well, especially if there is an edge or offbeat character to it. I have enjoyed the opportunities to work with talented people, satisfy my artistic side and take chances with edgier or creative topics and images. I hope to get to the point of having some of my images published.
My perspective on TFCD shoots, is that both the model and I have equal copyrights to the images. My "model release" for TFCD sessions reflects that outlook. TFCD sessions are for projects that benefit both the model and me. I treat people with respect, and expect respect in return.
I also have a monthly budget to pay models for projects on which I would like to control copyright.
My goal is to collaborate with models makeup artists and stylists on concepts that expand our artistic boundaries. wardrobe. If you enjoy experimenting with photography and have a concept you would like to work on, at a location or in my studio, contact me through my e-mail address:
Typically my availability is for a few shoots a month, between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday to Friday.
Some Specific Projects:
Alice in Wonderland – cosplay/gothic wardrobe. I'm looking into locations and studio props for this one.
Recycled Clothing (long-term continuing project) - “clothing” made from unusual materials like metal, wood, paper, burlap, rope, leaves.... My inspiration on this one was a story of a grad dress that was made of garbage bags. It would be helpful if there is a wardrobe stylist out there who would like to work with me on this one.
Eve – A lady, a snake, and an apple tree.
Acrobatic or Circus Poses – Combinations showing balance, strength, contortion, grace and artistry; or inspirations from circus makeup and costumes.
Photo by khalid almasoud (flickr.com)
Ship Figureheads (long-term continuing project) – it's all in the pose, since these came in various types and levels of attire. I have been doing some free poses on this concept, and hope to have a frame and rigging built soon on which to pose the models. The range of options can go from mild to extreme; so it can be easily adapted to the style requirements and comfort level of the model.
Photo by AstridWestvang (flickr.com)
Photo by Jaquian (flickr.com)
Photo by oddsock (flickr.com)
Shibaru (Japanese Rope Bondage) – emphasis on decorative rope work.
Photos by sparr0 (flickr.com)