Monday, July 27, 2015

Kellie

Kellie is a friend of Jade Vixen, and Jade brought her by when they were traveling together. Kellie is pretty awesome, but honestly, I would be interested in shooting anybody with boots and a corset like this.









Sunday, July 26, 2015

PXE

This image is from a shoot with a model who goes by the moniker PXE. It's pronounced pixie, which is fitting due not only to her petite size, but her squeaky voice. Her voice is a dead ringer for Carol Kane's voice (from Taxi). She's definitely one of a kind- a fascinating person, capable of switching back and forth between a bubbly cartoon character and intense sexual persona.








Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ajaye

I've always been fascinated with idea of creating a large body of work dedicated to just close-ups of O-faces. The idea that of representing something very intimate, yet not really explicit at all, yet at the same time very genuine & erotic is an appealing challenge to me. The range of expressions that one sees in O-faces is compelling as well– everything from serene, to sexy, to even grotesque. It's a psychological smorgasbord!










Friday, July 24, 2015

M & M

It would bore me to be restricted to one genre for my whole life– landscape photography, for example. I could never impose such restrictions upon myself. It's not that I don't have respect for an artist that does just that, such as Mondrian (who actually started out as a landscape painter!), but it is simply not the way that I operate.












Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Maggie

There is something very Greek statue-like about this. Not typical of most of my work, but I always like when I can produce something a little different.




Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tina

"Now, what cooler than being cool? Ice cold! I can't hear ya! I say what's, what's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!" ~ AndrĂ© Benjamin





Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Maia

This 70's lambs wool deep shag rug has served me well- it was a stock prop for years' at the Chinatown studio. It's been in a storage box for quite a while now, but I decided to bring it out of hibernation. I think that anybody that I shoot with gets inspired just by looking at it.









Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ajaye

This was inspired by the Shroud of Turin.




Tanya Dakin

I've known Tanya for more than ten years now. I consider her a dear friend. Tanya has worked with well over 70 photographers, and for good reason- she is incredibly photogenic and quite a chameleon. More than a few, including myself, consider her to be an inspiring muse. Tanya has always typically modeled nude, although ironically there has been only a couple of times that I've actually shot nudes with her. I always considered her to be a great fashion model, and I've tended to gravitate towards that with her. These images, though, represent a different way of photographing her.

The thumb sucking fetish idea was hers, which I really liked. Most good ideas are usually offered by the person that I'm working with, as opposed to myself. If it's their idea to begin with, then it's more likely that they'll pull it off well. That's not always the case, though. Sometimes my idea is something that they have not experienced before, so they attack it with vigor. Everything's relative...














Monday, April 20, 2015

Natalie

The moments of undressing are wonderful to catch, but you have to be quick. I try to catch these moments often, but usually they don't look nearly as interesting as they seemed shooting them. Every once in a while I get something exquisite...













Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ajaye

These are some outtakes from a shoot with Ajaye. They show her wonderful dreadlocks rather well. It's really difficult to show the nitty-gritty detail of dark dreads the way that I shoot- it tends to simply disappear. The third image is an homage to Edward Weston.










Monday, March 16, 2015

Mara

A very different feel than anything else posted here. I don't think that it really fits in with the rest of my work. Perhaps it is too calm, and too panned out? Perhaps it looks too much like a classical figure study? It is none the less a personal favorite.




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sofia & Kammy

This image may seem a little out of place with anything else in this blog. They were intentionally part of a shoot with Sofia & Kammy, and I've been dedicating a portion of many of my shoots to shooting these images. They're for my bodyscape series, which I have not shown anywhere on the web but here, although some were incorporated in my body painting show at Mew Gallery a couple of years ago.










Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Izzy

In a pinch- this term dates from the late 1400s, when it was put as "at a pinch"; pinch alludes to straitened circumstances. Izzy always comes through in a pinch...