Dark Magus

Photographer Male El Cajon, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Taray
Mayhem # 130811

About Me

On hiatus for a while. 
My people perish from a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4: 6)

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
                                  1817 Unknown

Health is everything without which nothing is possible.

How difficult it has become to find a truly ugly girl.

My Motto In Song

A Nude Woman Is Always Well Dressed.

I will not be using the services of a Retoucher any time soon.

If I contact you to book a shoot but you feel, for whatever reason, my work is not up to your standard and you do not want to work with me please just say so instead of childishly doing a no-show. It would be greatly appreciated.

If after we shoot you want images please bring a lap top or some storage means and plan on spending as much as an extra hour for me to ensure a good download. Thank you

Beginning with Van Gogh, we are all to a certain extent (regardless of how great we want to be) autodidactic - indeed, one could almost say, naive* - artists. Artists no longer live within a tradition, and each of us has to create his own possible modes of expression. Every modern artist possesses the right to create his own vocabulary from A to Z
                                                         *** Picasso (1881-1973)***
*Naïve arts: not using the conventional styles and techniques of trained artists, e.g. in the treatment of perspective or light and shade

I am a holdout of the Pictorialist movement in Photography from the last century.
When I print my work it is on canvas rather than paper. As a Pictorialist I prefer my images softly focused rather than sharply focused with the end result to look more like a painting rather than a photograph. I often use 19th century paintings as backgrounds as well as backgrounds shot without the model.  I keep the lighting as simple as possible to mimic sun light. I am not always successful in the conversion from concept to piece but I work hard at it gaining skills as I go. All is a learning process.

I believe that a woman's bare feet are far better looking than any shoe she might wear.

In the classical world, artists were more interested in the male nude than the female nude. It was the beauty of the standing male nude that signified moral protection. The male nudes that were painted and sculpted and today fill the walls of art galleries carry on the classical tradition of the standing male nude as the expression of virility. That is not to say there were no female nudes during these times but the Greeks, and Romans were not interested in the nude female body, seeing women as ill proportioned creatures who could not be made to fit into the pattern of male perfection.
The emergence of the female nude is a product of the Renaissance: the period of enlightenment. What set this off was Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus. Sleeping Venus gave rise to hundreds of artists who were willing to depict the female nude in various ways. At first she was more modest, a hand in front to hide her genitals, hair to cover her breasts. Gradually she became more sensual hiding nothing that God gave her; shown in all her glory. We have not looked back since thank goodness.

I believe God to be The Master Artist with the creation of mankind His greatest work and the female form His Masterpiece.


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St Merrique

  • Model
  • Female
  • Paris, Île-de-France, France

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: January 2010

Amelia Simone

  • Model
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2011

- Christelle -

  • Model
  • Female
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: June 2014
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Credit Notes

Chicago Conservatory College
Harold Washington College
University Of Memphis class of 2005 GO TIGERS


And Let Your Back Bone Slip   96 pics
And The Eyes Have It   89 pics
And Then   131 pics
Beauty East   31 pics
Bodies that bring the boys to the yard   91 pics
Bodies that bring the girls to the yard   13 pics
Body Heat   56 pics
Body Parts   24 pics
Bubbles   150 pics
Built For Pleasure   105 pics
Built To Pleasure   61 pics
Calm The Storm   89 pics
Catfish (And This) Makes My Nature Rise   38 pics
Desirable   101 pics
Diabolically Beautiful   73 pics
Europa   34 pics
Faces That Could Launch A Thousand Ships   123 pics
Far Too Much To Take In At Once   5 pics
Genetic Wonder   61 pics
Images I Would Not Want To Forget   69 pics
In A Silent Way   98 pics
In The Sweetness Of It All   101 pics
In The Wind   38 pics
introspection   12 pics
I Wish They All Could Be California Girls   114 pics
Juicy   65 pics
Les Fleurs de Mal   5 pics
Let A Smile Be Your Sunshine   83 pics
Let Them Swing   4 pics
Long Legs   86 pics
Lovely Physique   105 pics
Love Or Lust Its All The Same To My Camera   17 pics
Mmmm Kissable Lips   54 pics
More Faces That Could Launch A Thousand Ships   77 pics
Mosadi (Woman in Tswana)   35 pics
My Work   3 pics
Name Droppers   5 pics
Nude Wishes   88 pics
Oh My What A Vamp   15 pics
Oh what's a nice girl like you doin in a place like this   14 pics
Oooo Baby Girl   60 pics
Orpheus and Eurydice   39 pics
Pixie Magic   54 pics
Queen Africa   67 pics
School Girl Crush   29 pics
Seeing Dots   54 pics
Shhhh Peaceful   40 pics
Soft and Gentle   63 pics
Startlingly Beautiful   113 pics
Sweet, Like Love   69 pics
Sweet Tart   25 pics
Tell Me A Bedtime Story   50 pics
Terminally Sexy   74 pics
The Body As Art   107 pics
Werks of ART   113 pics
Wet and Wild   96 pics
Wet Epic Debauchery (Couples entwined)   52 pics
What Dreams Are Made Of   36 pics
What God Meant When He Created Woman   76 pics
What We Love   50 pics
When It Was Now   4 pics
With An Old School Feel   43 pics
Young & Fine   74 pics



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