Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Percolate

"If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough."   ~Robert Cappa
Sadly, Robert Cappa (a war photographer) died from stepping on a land mine, trying to get that last shot.







Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ether

Ether lives in Brooklyn and is a vegan. Not that those two things necessarily have anything to do with each other. She occasionally visits Philadelphia, and we either do a shoot or do lunch at Harmony, the vegetarian restaurant up the street. Ether comes across as a very natural hippie chick in person, but actually has quite a few intense fetishes. We've done a couple of suspension shoots, which she loves. She used to be a cutter- that's what the marks on her legs are.












Friday, December 11, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Percolate

A close up and a pan out. There is often more to something than meets the eye. Sometimes a lot more...









Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Miera

An older image, which is why she is missing quite a few tattoos...





Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Percolate & Autumn

Ninja-Hump: When one comes up behind someone and clandestinely humps them for a short period of time, and disappears before the humpee knows what has happened... Like a ninja.






Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jade Vixen

I was tempted to Photoshop the armpit, but I resisted. Even after all these years, I'm still trying to figure out what should be left in and what should be touched-up.






Monday, November 23, 2015

Katie Marie

One is not born a woman, but rather becomes one.   ~Simone De Beauvoir






Lyndsay

Twister. Yeah, the twister comes, here comes the twister...




Saturday, November 21, 2015

Maggie

She comes from a land down under... where women glow and men plunder.









Izzy & Meira

Sometimes, two are better than one. This is one of those times.





Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ajaye



"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar."   ~Helmut Newton





Monday, November 16, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Meira

She's got a leg, and she knows how to use it. Seriously, though– I really dig the unusualness of this shot.




Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Katie Marie

Wonderfully gritty, with raw emotion. What I've been aiming for lately.




Monday, September 14, 2015

Devon

This is an out-take from a large body of work based on a type of body painting. I have only put a very select few images from this series' of work on the internet (mostly out-takes), for personal reasons. I mainly think that it is a rather original series', and I fear it will just be poorly imitated. I don't really feel this way about anything that I post on this blog. There are so many b&w nudes, erotic or otherwise, on the web, that it's hard enough to stand out– being imitated isn't so much of a concern.





Monday, August 31, 2015

Percolate

Percolate is Jade Vixen's sister. Percolate and Jade couldn't be more different than each other in real life– ironically they often look remarkably similar in my images of them. That probably has more to do with the fact that I like to create personas in my images- many of the people that I photograph are often portrayed as more of a reflection of myself than themselves. Most people that I photograph are typically a little taken aback when they see my images of themselves (in a good way)– even though they were there for the shoot! They simply are not used to looking at themselves in the way that I portray them. My images are an illusion rather than a mirror. I've photographed Percolate many times, and I typically have created glamorous pictures involving elaborate makeup with her- because she's actually very laid back and doesn't really wear makeup. These images are a little closer to her actual personality, but they are still definitely a persona...












Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jade Vixen

Jade Vixen is a very well known fetish model, who is also an old and dear friend. Some of my most memorable images were created with her, although they have usually been fashion or vintage looking images rather than raw and erotic. There are several good reasons for this, despite that she has a very edgy and uninhibited persona. For one thing, she typically tends to be in control and dominant (or wants to portray that in her images), whereas my erotic images tend to portray a submissive with some wild abandon. She also has an exquisite collection of latex and vintage clothes- so we've usually gravitated towards showing them off.





Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ajaye

" If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff " ~Jim Richardson













Monday, August 3, 2015

Kess

Kess is a powerhouse in a very petite package, although she is extremely quiet. We rarely say much when shooting, but she is definitely quite the muse. Like Tanya Dakin, she has worked with so many photographers, and everyone gets something a little different from her. It's easy to get a very glamourous image out of her, despite the fact that she is half the size of a supermodel. I prefer to try and extract the soulful facial expressions that are just waiting to be tapped into.