I consider myself to be primarily a Portrait Artist and Fine Art Nude Photographer. I am continually drawn to the art nude because it is a timeless expression of the beauty and grace of the human body. I believe that how a person presents themselves nude is an immediate and natural extension of how they present themselves daily to the world. In fact, I consider my nude works to be just another form or portraiture.
I dislike nude works that push a sexual or political agenda. I prefer my work to present the nude body as the focus of each image, often relying on nothing more than a simple color background and single studio light setup. I challenge my models to bring themselves as they are to the image. My finished works do not portray a world of ideals, only the wondrous reality of lived-in physical bodies.
I am a romantic and classically minded artist; I believe ideas like shape, form, beauty (and even ugliness) are emotional and psychological reality which all humans constantly challenge and reaffirm through artworks.
I tend to separate my portfolio into two categories: Artworks and photographs.
My Portraits, Editorial Images, Fine Art Nudes and Gallery Projects I consider artworks because they use my photography equipment as only part of the creative process, along with significant digital photo manipulation; thus they aren’t intended to be viewed as photographs, the same way you might view a landscape photograph, or a family portrait. For these images, the final presentation is “Media independent” or “Mixed Media”, and I intend them to be understood that way to separate my style from other photographers (especially those who still work with film formats).
I am also available for Trade work for models looking to build their portfolio. I am very collaborative, and I have a full studio available, and enough professional equipment to shoot in any terrestrial environment (no underwater yet). Always feel free to run ideas by me.
"Unclothed: Uncovering the Art Nude" :: Spirit & Place Festival :: StutzArtSpace | Indianapolis, IN :: 11/4/2011 — 11/25/2011
Curated by Travis S. Little, this exhibition featured Midwest artists, photographers, and sculptors displaying art nude works, and discussing their approach and the challenges they face in this region of America, and the marketplace. The show featured a public forum hosted by Travis DiNicola of WFYI's "Art of the Matter", and co-sponsored by Hommage Studios, NUVO Newsweekly and KLF Legal. This forum discussed the place of the art nude in the public venue and market.