Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kelly

I seem to have a trend of turning floors into textured & graphic compositions as a background. I like this trend.







Sunday, July 28, 2013

Autumn

These are out-takes from a suspension shoot, although they may be nicer than the suspension shots themselves. They seem to be much more soulful than my usual rope work images, which are typically much more intense or kinetic.












Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tali De'Mar

There always seem to be so many diagonals happening in the shower scenes. Tiles make slants when skewed, of course- but this really inspires me to pile on more and more lines. One more thing: You can't go wrong with water- it it so inherently sensual.




Monday, July 15, 2013

Jena

There is something wonderfully dirty and gritty about this one. Gritty, dirt-under-your-fingernails kind of raw. I think that I now need to actually shoot someone with dirt under their fingernails.




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

M & M

I think that if there were no ropes or rope marks (they tell an ambiguous story), that this might be close to straight porn. Or perhaps not- there is the low point of view and fade to black which makes it interesting and/or different as well. I'm always worried when shooting that my images look too porntastic- because then I'll have to discard it completely. I not concerned about some closed minded viewers that may think all of my work looks like porn- they can fuck off because they're wrong (says me). If someone who tends to admire my work thought an image looked like porn, though, I'd be embarrassed.



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lady Lazurus

I shot this in a cold, dirty, and actually very unexceptional basement space. Yet it doesn't look much different than my usual "spiffy" studio shoots. I've always said, since I starting photographing twenty years ago, that I could probably shoot anywhere and make it look striking. I tend to get very close in on people, so the only thing that matters are a couple of small details of the background- fancy settings tend to go to waste.




Saturday, July 6, 2013

D&B

Here is a point of view that I've never tried previously. Can't say that I've ever seen it done elsewhere, either. I'm quite sure that it has, though- everything's been done before...




Friday, July 5, 2013

Li

I think that this is one of the strongest images that I've shot so far. This is the only past image that I tend to think of when I'm shooting, as a guide to what I'm trying to achieve.








Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Manchester

Tattoos may not seem out of place among other images posted in this blog, but they are something relatively new to my body of work in general. The reason that tattoos are conspicuously absent from much of my work is certainly not because I don't like them- I do, actually. The reason is that most of my influences come from classic masters, and I've always wanted my images to have a timeless feel- so I've always either avoided using models with tattoos, or made sure not to show them. I've always had the same policy with contemporary clothing, hair & makeup- I've seen some otherwise great images from the 80's & 90's that look painfully dated simply because of the clothes, hair or makeup. Lately it seems that all of the most interesting models, or models that are the most uninhibited, have many tattoos. Not to mention body modifications, body piercing's, scars, et cetera. So I've kind of given up excluding these things from my work, and I've actually embraced them. I still tend to stick with vintage looking hair, makeup and lingerie, though. I honestly don't think that there have been any great new strides made in those departments in the last 30 years. I'm very happy with the recent work I have been doing, but only time will tell which will hold up better- my newer work (which is also digital), or my older work in film...



Monday, July 1, 2013