Sunday, May 22, 2016

Meira

I like the movement and vitality of this one. I typically try to stay away from spread leg shots, as they tend to be a little too porn-tastic. This seems to transcend that a little bit.




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ajaye

"Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It's the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style."  ~Chuck Close






Monday, May 16, 2016

Jezz

Full disclosure: I’ve always been a cropper. Having started with film and spending years developing black and white photos, cropping in the darkroom always felt natural. To me, it also felt necessary to accomplish what I wanted to. This despite being vehemently told otherwise by others– they said that cropping was a cop-out for not being able to get it right in the camera, and it was a form of lying. Of course, that's B.S. All photographs are lies, all photographs are crops. A definition of a photograph is to add edges to the world which has no edges. But, none the less, I had guilt about cropping. I realize now that a “perfect” rectangle or square— pulled back so you see the edges of the negative in the exposed print (to “prove” you haven’t cropped) is simply a parlor trick. Over time I've seen the work of many photographers who don't crop beside the camera– and I  honestly feel that while they may sometimes get an image that looks pure and wonderful, usually their compositions in the majority of their work are kind of (if not very much so) seriously lacking. So, yeah, I crop. Not always, sometimes just a little, and sometimes a lot. Sue me. All these years later, I look back with no regrets about it.










Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ajaye

"I am not interested in rules and conventions... photography is not a sport. If I think a picture will look better brilliantly lit, I use lights or even flash. It is the result that counts, no matter how it was achieved." ~Bill Brandt











Thursday, May 5, 2016

Heff

I love a point of view like this. To me, it seems to force the viewer into the image and become part of the image. When you shoot from below, typically a subject can make the viewer feel as though the subject is in control of a situation. The simple act of looking up at a subject/object can impart a loss of control or the idea that the object is unobtainable. In this case, since the subject is bound, it throws that notion topsy-turvy– which I think makes for a nice tension.





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ajaye

Come on little miss and do the twist. Oh yeah, just like this...




Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sonia

Biteable: a term to describe a person of the opposite sex that is so incredibly cute that you just want to give them a nibble. Not so hard that you get a full course meal, but hard enough so that you could accurately rate them.




Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ajaye

Cold shower stare. Also, a close-up on the cold shower stare.









Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Kelly

I've done so many of these sort of formal, sitting on a stool shots over the years– I could probably gather them into a decent series.