This week more photos from my recent shoot of Jode. These are the first scans of the black and white studio work. This was also the first studio work I have done with fabric back drops instead of paper rolls. The back drop here is black muslin. I decided to try fabric because the black paper usually photographed as dark gray.
The fabric appears to absorb more of the light and read as a true black, although I am finding I need to be careful of the direction the lights are pointed and also of the wrinkles in the fabric. These two photos are some of the more successful from the studio shots.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
These two photographs are early digital proofs from I shoot I just finished today with a model from Austin named Jode. I continued two series I have been working on for the last several months with several different models.
Door Men is a free form series of different men interacting with french doors leading from my living room into my back yard. The model receives minimal instruction other than to stay within the door frame and maintain as much contact as possible with either the doors or the door frame.
Studio is a series of physique shots against a black or white background with strong side light. In this work the model is usually given a beginning body position and then works through minor variations of the starting position.
Jode came to me from an agency called Tencasting that provides many of the models you see on my website. He is on a tour through California this weekend working with several photographers.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
This photograph of Alain was taken at a friend's house in the Hollywood Hills off Mulholland near the top of Nichol's Canyon. Although the house itself is thoroughly modern in architecture, this spot of the grounds, with the limestone paving stones reminds me of a Greek garden and Andrei's body calls to mind a God.
And yes, he is holding a terry cloth towel, but doesn't it look a little like a toga - if you squint just a bit?
This gem is an edit of an image from a shoot several years ago with Alex Haun. It's from a series of images shot through french doo...
This pose comes from direction to the model to mimic a statue of Hercules bursting free from chains. I've presented both a color and...
Model Alex William's sly, reserved smile reminds me of the Mona Lisa.
Sometimes, when you review the images from a great shoot long ago, you're surprised to find a gem you overlooked the first time. Add t...
This pose, which I have used with a number of models as a starting point for other, similar positions, is based on a statue by Rodin.
I worked with Doug Zimmerman long, long ago - first at a modeling workshop, then privately at this location in southern California (Devil...
This blog has suffered some neglect this month as I've focussed on building a social media following on Facebook and Twitter. If you ha...