Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jena

I don't post very many straightforward (my idea of straightforward) portraits here, but this one has been on my mind lately. Nothing much going on in this one except that intense stare, which attests to a credo that I've always tried to adhere to- less is more.






Sunday, August 18, 2013

Scarlett

This is from a series that is like the old-timey boardwalk photographs, except that they more resemble actual vintage images, rather than being campy or hokey. I find it interesting there is such a fine line between being genuine versus stereotypical. It's like what David St. Hubbins says in Spinal Tap- "it's such a fine line between stupid an' clever". I, also, like to turn it up to eleven.




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trea

Trea is a dead on Josephine Baker look-alike. Josephine Baker was a 1920's Parisian dancer, famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines. The moment I met her I knew that she was my opportunity to create a perfect homage. I didn't want to do an exact replica- so I based this likeness on existing Baker portrait, but that image is a crude one, rather than one that was iconic or particularly memorable. Of all of the vintage looking photographs that I've created, this one is probably my favorite.








Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Li

Yeah, I've always had a thing for super long lashes. I'm particular, though. They usually don't look good straight out of the box- at least the cheapie ones that I buy. So I get ridiculously long ones, and trim them to my liking first. That seems to make them a little more original...







Kess

Another, as I mentioned yesterday. This is very much inspired by one of my favorite Edward Steichen photographs.




Monday, August 12, 2013

Jess

The last post has inspired me to start posting some selective focus shots over the next few days. Actually, just about all of my images employ selective focus- but here are some that feature very particular or even odd points of view. Some are old, some are new, but I have never shown any of these...




Friday, August 9, 2013

Samantha

Abstract Expressionism is my favorite art movement, and it has always inspired and influenced my own work- although it's probably hard to tell from most work that I show here. I often shoot images like the one below, but I don't show many of them to anybody. I consider most of them to be indulgent exercises that no one else would want to look at. Every once in a while, one strikes me of having enough merit to show with the rest of my body of work- I think that this may count as a good example. The impressions left behind from a corset (an old theme of mine) make for a nice touch- I don't think that this image would work without them.




Sunday, August 4, 2013

Devorah

I thought that these were some less interesting out takes from a set with Devorah, but they have been growing on me. They show her wonderful dreadlocks better than any other images that I've taken of her. It's really difficult to show the nitty-gritty detail of dark dreads the way that I shoot- it all simply disappears. It seems that perhaps capturing a good silhouette is the way to go...