Posts in Category: 2014

Classical Nudes

For quite a while now, most of my work has trended towards high key lighting, almost to the point that it’s become somewhat of a signature for me. As an example, these are the out-takes from a set called “A Sleazy Drag King Shoot” due for publication next month.   Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been pushing my lighting experimentation in the other direction. Low key, softer and more subtle lighting. Below the fold are a couple of nudes from last week that give a strong sense of the classical painters of the last century. Even though the lighting is very simple (1 strobe with softbox and a single incandescent in the room), and with just a little bit of work in Lightroom, I’m very happy with how these came out.

Implied nudity behind the fold. May or may not be NSFW depending on how picky your HR department is.

More shots from LibertyCon 27

It took a while, but I finally got around to doing some more edits from the shots I took at LibertyCon 27 at the Chattanooga ChooChoo Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.

Enjoy.

Wendi in Profile

I spent some time last night doing light and posing experiments with my lovely wife, Wendi.  Generally I do not get anything usable out of such a session since I’m focused on what works, doesn’t work, and on experiments. I deliberately push things to extremes in order to study the *why* as much as the *what* of how the pose or light acts and looks.

Then there are times when with a little post work, I come up with something truly extraordinary.  The last time was the image “Stark Elegance” (nsfw) where it was a particular pose and expression that was the inspiration for an image.  This time, it’s just the way the light fell, the softness of the detail on her hair, her expression.   It’s probably one of the most elegant portraits of Wendi I’ve taken yet.

Enjoy.

Kerstin – Part 5

This is what will probably be the last batch of edits from my Graduation Day shoot of my niece Kerstin back in May of 2014.   She’s grown into a beautiful and strong young woman over the years.   I sincerely hope this, our first formal shoot, won’t be our last.

A bit of Cosplay at DragonCon

DragonCon has been one of the nation’s largest SF/Fantasy fan oriented conventions for a while.  Rumored attendance numbers top fifty or sixty *thousand* people.   Even if you don’t attend the convention itself, just walking through Downtown Atlanta near the six hotels during Labor Day weekend is an adventure.

Wendi and I went downtown today to meet a friend in from Texas for lunch.  As usual, I had my camera with me and even just the couple of hours we were downtown gave me ample opportunity for a bit of photo fun.    Here’s are the best of the cosplay photos I took today.  A couple of them (Assassin’s Creed and Harley Quinn) were two lovely ladies in the table next to us at the restaurant.  The rest were hanging around or walking near one of the hotels.  Enjoy.

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A friend, Chris, from Texas

A close friend of Wendi and I came in from Texas for DragonCon this week.  We made the trip down by MARTA to brave the 60,000+ DragonCon geeks, plus the 10s of thousands of fans for some sports-ball thing, to have lunch.  It was worth it.

 

A stroll through an underground station.

I love the industrial feel of some of the underground MARTA stations in Atlanta.  Some of them have a very dystopian feel to them.  I took these today on my way back from having lunch with a friend during DragonCon.  There’s also an image of a great neon sign inside Durango’s steak house.

Stockings and Garters night.

I am one of the coordinators for a weekly photographer / model meetup in Buckhead.  This week’s theme was “Stockings and Garters”.   I’m still going through the photos from the night, but here are a few of the photos I’ve already finished.

I give you, Wendi in a little black dress, fishnets and bright red heels.

 

A Sleazy Drag King shoot

I had the pleasure to shoot the lovely Bettie N Love in a gender queer drag king shoot for submission to a new magazine.  These are a few of the outtakes from that shoot.

You can find more of Bettie N Love at her Gods Girls page:  godsgirls.com/girls/Bettie  or on her Facebook page: facebook.com/bettienlove

Enjoy.  One NSFW image included.

My Lady in Red

My lovely wife, Wendi, posing in her playful new red dress and shoes.  There’s more to her new outfit, but you don’t get to see that….. yet.

My Lady in Red

My Lady in Red

My Lady in Red

My Lady in Red

My Lady in Red

My Lady in Red