A gallery of my work organized by year.
2015 has definitely started off with a bang.Â Two full days of shooting in a row behind me and now I get to edit and finish the sets.Â In the mean time, here is a teaser for the several sets I shot of a new model; Valkyrie.Â As always, nudity behind the cut because people are prudes.
I’ve been experimenting with low-key lighting and trying to achieve a very soft, body-molding look for a while.Â Regular readers have seen some of the results of that experimentation in previous posts.
All of that experimentation came together for the first shoot of 2015 tonight.Â The setup is deceptively simple with a black cloth backdrop, an SB-910 speedlight in a 24inch softbox to the right (photographer’s right) of the model.Â Â I set the speedlight to 1/4 power and shot at F/22 or F/18 @ 1/125 and ISO 100.Â This gave me a completely dark room with the only light showing up on frame being the speedlight.
The results were everything I had hoped they’d be. The model was very fun to work with and I’ll be shooting her often over the coming year.Â With the exception of the image labeled ‘Fire Down Below’, the only editing on these is cropping and b/w conversion and, when needed, a touch of sharpening.Â ‘Fire Down Below’ had a bit of color bump, clarity and sharpening to get the look I wanted. I also brought the exposure up slightly on it.
As you probably already guessed, these images are NOT safe for work.Â Click the ‘continue reading’ link to see the photos.Â Â And as always, enjoy and I look forward to your feedback.
A few shots of the lovely Aimee taken at my studio during an all day group photo shoot in 2009. Aimee’s one of my favorite models over the years.Â She’s moved on from modeling now, but is still a close and dear friend.
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.Â Â 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.
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.
It has been a while since I last posted any of the nude and risquÃ© sets I shoot. These images are from a set that was more of an experiment than a planned session.
It does not take bunches of lights and backdrops and modifiers and other gear to get a very soft, sensual look in a nude set. Often, simplicity is more effective than an “engineered” approach.
I could go on for another few thousand words, but I would much rather let the images speak for themselves. All of these but one were shot with a single speed light on a stand with a 12×8 soft box, The last one was pure available light and is pretty much a candid taken while the model was relaxing g after the shoot.
I shouldn’t have to say this but the images after the fold are Not Safe For Work. Nudity abounds beyond the fold. Enjoy.
I spent some time last night doing light and posing experiments with my lovely wife, Wendi.Â 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.Â The last time was the image “Stark Elegance” (nsfw) where it was a particular pose and expression that was the inspiration for an image.Â This time, it’s just the way the light fell, the softness of the detail on her hair, her expression.Â Â It’s probably one of the most elegant portraits of Wendi I’ve taken yet.
The beautiful and vibrant Nikki standing before a fire-art display at a regional Burn.Â Â Unlike most of the photos I post here, this one is a composite of two photos from two different Burns.Â A lot of Photoshop and Lightroom work to get this one just right.
Behind the fold to protect the soft virginal eyeballs of HR drones everywhere.
I am one of the coordinators for a weekly photographer / model meetup in Buckhead.Â This week’s theme was “Stockings and Garters”.Â Â 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.
I had the pleasure to shoot the lovely Bettie N Love in a gender queer drag king shoot for submission to a new magazine.Â These are a few of the outtakes from that shoot.
Enjoy.Â One NSFW image included.