Friday, September 20, 2013

Devorah

I've been playing around with versions of this shot for years now. It often does not work out the way that I want- timing is everything. I like this one.




Thursday, September 12, 2013

Helen

This one has a nice realness (even rawness) to it, while still being somewhat glamourous- a balance that I'm always trying to aim for.




Friday, September 6, 2013

Daniella

Daniella hails from Austin, Texas. This is from a shoot was on a day that she was passing through in travels. A short shoot, but I love this window image, which figures in the window series. The window series is a large body of work that always features one of the windows of my 2nd floor studio. I hadn't cleaned the windows on the 2nd floor for ten years (as well as toys that have sat on the sills), so they had developed a wonderful patina.




Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meira

These are some out takes from a shoot with Meira, for her paysite. Of course the images used for the set of 40 pics look completely different- pretty much formula soft core porn, in color. The lighting was even and straightforward, and I only employed my film noir lighting for the more interesting shots. I'm not very fond of doing sets because the post production is very time consuming, despite the fact that I try to rip through it. The typical porn producer would consider my "ripping through it" extremely time consuming. I need to work on letting go and just setting some auto levels to each image. I don't know how to be a hack. There are many days when I wish I could be. I do have to admit, however, that it's a blast shooting these sets! Porn formula is so easy. I don't even have to think about it. I just shoot and have fun. In my personal work I need to be so intensely focused- constantly moving lights, looking for the right angle, checking the camera parameters, et cetera. In the work that I post here, I'm always trying so hard to come up with something that is on a different level. I tend to forget that, perhaps, I should be enjoying these shoots more. I just saw your eyes roll... I'm serious, though. As Ming-Ming always says on Wonder Pets, "this is Seer-wious!!"















Monday, September 2, 2013

Katy

Katy is a rockabilly girl who is obsessed with Henry Miller. It’s something that we have in common, among other things. Pinup images are a genre that I've focused on in the past and continue to occasionally create. There have not been any of my pinup pics represented here since it is a style that is so very different from this work. I'm definitely still channeling Bettie Page, though! Katy, of course, has many tattoos- certainly not very pinup. In the past, I’ve always strove to be dead on as far as re-creating the looks of yesteryear. I feel as though I've been hitting a stride lately in developing my own distinct style. Now I've been trying to incorporate that when doing the pinups, portraits and Hollywood glamour photographs.