Posts in Category: 2008

More experiments in black and white.

As I occasionally do, I was diving through the deep archives this evening and came across a set of portraits I made of a close and dear friend, Courtney, back in 2008.  Using some of the new tools I have now, that didn’t exist then, I’ve reprocessed one of the shots I had passed over originally.    I present here both the color and black and white versions of that shot.   Which one, dear readers, do you like best and why?  Tell me in the comments.

Courtney headshot in color.

Courtney headshot in color.

Courtney in black and white.

Courtney in black and white.

A bit of the abstract

I occasionally will see something that’s just bizarre enough, abstract enough, or just plain neat enough that I have to stop and capture it.

The first image here was taken in 2008 at a Sweet 16 party I was hired to photograph.  Walking by the buffet table, the fire in the sterno cans under the chafing dishes caught my eye and this was the result.

Columns of Flame

Columns of flame on a reflective table.

This second image was taken on the way home from a photography meetup just a week ago.  I took it while sitting at the red light just before getting home.

Lights in the Sky

Lights in the Sky

 

Jade from 2008. More deep dives into the archives.

I have taken to going back into my archives once a week and pulling out some of the rough gems that I passed over before.   These are a few ‘resurrected’ shots from a set I took in 2008 of the lovely Jade.

All of these are safe for work, for a change.

 

 

Hanging out on the stairs.

Hanging out on the stairs.

Jade on Red.

Jade on Red.

No smoking?  Well.. smoke this!

No smoking? Well.. smoke this!

Up against the wall!

Up against the wall!

Thoughts

Thoughts

Jade in contemplative pose wearing plaid skirt and goth style mesh blouse.

Contemplation.

Random photos from the deeeeeeeep archives part (whatever)

Felt a bit hermit-like tonight so I put on the headphones and went through (mumble) years of photos tonight. Pulled a few out to play around with as the mood struck me. Some of these you’ve seen earlier edits of, some are newly unearthed. Enjoy.

Full gallery of edits here: Gallery (nude / nsfw)

NSFW photos after the fold. You’ve been warned.

Lisa - 2007

Lisa – 2007

Lotus in Marble - 2006

Lotus in Marble – 2006

Inara the Cat - 2008

Inara the Cat – 2008

 

Wendi - 2008

Wendi – 2008

Some photos from the deep archives.

Going back through my archives again.  This time, from 2006-2008.  You may have seen some of these before, others I know no one has seen.   All of them have been taken from the raw shots and re-edited / corrected / cropped, etc.  using the stuff I’ve learned in the six or seven years since I took the shots.   Enjoy.

2007 - Wendi in Marietta square.

2007 – Wendi in Marietta square.

2007 - Wendi reading something online.  Probably Livejournal.

2007 – Wendi reading something online; probably Livejournal.

2008 - Jess learning handgun handling from Duncan prior to a photo shoot.

2008 – Jess learning handgun handling from Duncan prior to a photo shoot.

2007 - Purple Flowers.  If I remember, this was taken at a rest stop on the way to Arkansas.

2007 – Purple Flowers. If I remember, this was taken at a rest stop on the way to Arkansas.

2007 - Galen (at 2 years old) and Daddy (me) sleeping the afternoon away.

2007 – Galen (at 2 years old) and Daddy (me) sleeping the afternoon away.

2007 - Galen reaching for the camera.

2007 – Galen reaching for the camera.

2007 - Those eyes.  Gonna be a heartbreaker, that one.

2007 – Those eyes. Gonna be a heartbreaker, that one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On body size and beauty.

Over on the Regretsy forum, a discussion of body image came up.  This discussion spawns 12+ pages of comments, posts and discussions that is pretty well summed up by it’s subject:  “Hot Fat Chicks!”.

Normally I’d stay away from something with a crass headline like that, but this particular forum is always full of intelligent, snarky, crass, and just plain fucked up awesomeness.

Instead of posting a photo or two in the forum, I thought the topic deserves a larger photo treatment.  I dug way back into my archives and selected a few images from every year from 2007 to present to represent the beauty, sensuality and just plain sexiness of the large, curvacious and beautiful women whom have graced my studio over the years.

Some of the pictures below the fold are NSFW but all of the mare tasteful and elegant.  So without cluttering up your screen with more words, I give you beauty writ large.   Enjoy.

Another set from the archives… Lotus on White, Mostly.

I’m still working my way backwards through my archives, revisiting old sets with new eyes.

Lotus on White, Mostly.

Lotus on White, Mostly.

A Little Bird told me I could post these.

The very lovely and fun Littlebird (yes, it’s a stage name) came to me in 2008 via referral from a mutual friend for a photo shoot to be given as a gift to someone very special to her.   The shoot was a lot of fun and resulted in some outstanding images.

She has given me permission to post them to my portfolio recently and I am honored to do so .  She really is a wonderful model and I look forward to shooting her again soon.

Waiting.

More images after the fold. They’re not work safe, but then most of my photos here aren’t.

Bound and Displayed

I’m still going back through all my shoots over the last half dozen years.  I’m back to mid 2008 at this point and will be posting more as time goes by.

There are some new shoots coming up in the next couple of weeks  and possibly some never before seen sets given permission for publication.

For now, I leave you with this very not safe for work image of the lovely Aimee.  This was taken during the Alchemy Burn in 2008 at the Duckstock camp.

Photo after the break.

Sets from 2008

I have begun adding sets from 2008 to the gallery.   2008 was a very busy year and there are upwards of 30 sets to add.  I’m also taking this opportunity to go back through all the sets and pick out the best and the almost-best that need just a bit of tweaking.   It’ll take me a while, but I’m going to add a set or three a week until it’s done.

As usual, some of the sets are NSFW so browse carefully.

The other Lisa dressed in various outfits

Lisa in different outfits (safe)

Two more after the link.