Friday, March 28, 2014

Sonia

This is an image from a shoot with Sonia, a very versatilely talented musician. A classically trained cellist, she often records music inspired by dreamy soundtracks. Her most recent effort, though, is a hip hop album that she is finishing up. For these shots, I was trying out my third bathroom studio- and I thought that I'd try something different, considering this bathroom has a tub.




Thursday, March 13, 2014

Meira

This is so much happier than any of my other work- quite the rarity!
















Sunday, March 2, 2014

Natalie

"The photographs don't arouse me. All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them." ~Helmut Newton










Monday, February 24, 2014

Devorah

It makes my happy when I can incorporate movement and have it come across effectively. It's more difficult than it seems, at least for me. It's something that I wanted to capture for as long as I've been shooting, but it's only recently that I've been achieving it.





Friday, February 14, 2014

Miera

Bettie Page tribute. Deviating a little bit from my own style to create a more authentically vintage look. Actually all that I did differently than usual was add some scratches and some vignetting on the edges, but it works.












Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lauren

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










Saturday, February 1, 2014

Holly

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. ~Imogen Cunningham



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kitty

I don't like when models pose. When I see a model start to pose, I have to start on my whole spiel about how I don't want them to pose for me. While a seasoned poser can lend themselves to a great image, usually it's just simply superficial & soulless at best, and cheesy & fake at worst. It's easy for me to get what I'm looking for out of a neophyte, but an experienced model can be a different story. Kitty was one of those who was apprehensive at first to my demands to just keep moving without stopping to think about it, but she quickly came around- by the end she said that it was the most interesting and refreshing shoot that she had ever done. Indeed, movement and spontaneity are the most important elements to my more recent style of shooting...








Wednesday, January 29, 2014

M & S

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holly

"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more you it tells you, the less you know."

~Diane Arbus




Friday, January 17, 2014

D&B

This is little more explicit of an image than most other images I've posted... This might be close to straight porn, but I think that it is still more interesting than  just that. I'm always worried when shooting that my images not look to porntastic- because then I'll have to discard it completely. I'm always looking for an image that raises things above what people are used to seeing. 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 too much like typical porn, though, I might be embarrassed.





Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lee

These two images are definitely meeting my newer criteria for what I'm looking for- textures that tell a story, movement, and a general grittiness to the images. They also represent the act of dressing/undressing, which is something that I've always been interested in capturing. Wanting to capture it and pulling it off (pun intended), though, are unfortunately often two different things...








Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Devorah

It makes my happy when I can incorporate movement and have it come across effectively. It's more difficult than it seems, at least for me. It's something that I wanted to capture for as long as I've been shooting, but it's only recently that I've been achieving it.









Monday, December 9, 2013

Lady Lazarus

There's something about this that moves me, but I can't quite put my finger on it. It looks different than anything else I've shot. Perhaps because I don't shoot backsides often, or at least not well. Perhaps it's that the figure appears to be floating, due to the angle and the lighting- it just seems a bit weird...




Monday, November 25, 2013

Jenn

When someone hires me for a boudoir shoot they typically tend to gravitate towards imagery that is more glamorous, which is fine- I can understand that. Often they see some of my work that is more edgy and raw, and they ask to go in that direction. Invariably, though, I notice that women hiring me tend to steer clear of rope bondage. These two images, though, very often get a very positive reaction- "Oh I want to try that!".  From my point of view, it's really the same thing as the rope bondage- but the lace instead of rope somehow makes it much more elegant and refined. I can't help to be amused at the fact that there is such a fine psychological line between the lace and the rope. Rope= scary, but lace= classy.