Category Archives: Natural Light Photography

Looking For The Unexpected

Model: Manzanita

Late photographer/artist Robert Mapplethorpe was once quoted as saying “I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for things I’ve never seen before.”

Model: Mischief Vixen

Model: Alex

These words have resonated with me for some time, and have been a driving motivation when working with art nude models.

Model: Diane

Model: Stilt

I like to challenge all involved in a particular project to strive for this creative innovation.

Model: Anya

Model: Brooke Lynne

Sometimes this means going beyond what was originally planned, and allowing the imagination to move a shoot in other directions.

Models: Orixx, Spilt Sugar, Unbearable Lightness

One might say that the final image was a result of a creative accident, but I like to think of it as pushing ourselves to go further until the desired result is finally realized.

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Revisiting Projects From The Past

I find it interesting how time can affect ones perspective.  Be it due to life experiences or simply a change in attitude, one’s perception of something can change considerably.  An example of this for me is how my tastes in music continues to change.  I might start listening to an artist or style that at one time I found unappealing, then suddenly I have a real appreciation for it.

On the eve of working with a model that I have not seen or worked with in six years, I decided to revisit our old projects to gain new perspective on what we have done.  The idea was to choose images that I originally nixed from the final edit and look at them with a fresh set of eyes.  I was pleasantly surprised on the number of new images that I could really appreciate.  I ask myself; “How could I have overlooked this one?”  I guess time has a funny way of altering ones vision.  Some of these newly discovered images are nearly 8 years old.  Strangely, there’s an excitement to working with them today as if they were recently captured.

The model is Alex, a wonderfully talented and lovely young woman.  After a much too long hiatus, we have plans to create new art at the end of the month.  I look forward to seeing how we both have evolved and what may come of our collaboration.

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Waiting For New Life

On my commute to and from work, I drive past this sad little plot of land.
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It can’t be any more than a couple of acres, but I always notice the abandoned structures just rotting away.
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The structures seem to collapse a little more each day and become less recognizable as a once vibrant and useful property.
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Soon, I imagine that nature will reclaim this land as it’s own.
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I often wonder what this place was like during it’s prime.
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Who owned this land, and how was it used?  Why was it abandoned and what became of the owners?
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Spring is just around the corner and soon this land will be overtaken by a field of tall grasses, flowers and wildlife.  This atmosphere of renewal will be a welcome reflection of better things to come for this land.
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Meanwhile, I wanted to spend some time capturing this land at perhaps it’s darkest hour.  I’ve been meaning to do this for some time, thinking that some day I will not remember what it was like.  As with the natural consequence of suburbia, I imagine there will be a gas station or convenience store there before I know it.
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At least now my memories will not fade.
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April-Lea

In May of 2011, I had the pleasure of working with talented model April-Lea.
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She is well known in the art community, not only for her modeling, but also for her superb skills as a fine art photogapher.
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Her work in both fields has been published throughout the world.
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What strikes me in her modeling is her innate ability to draw the viewer in.
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There’s a sensual component to her emotive poses that I find intriguing as well.
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I feel that this style is also reflected in her photographic work.
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I’ve always admired April-Lea’s skills on both sides of the camera, and it was an honor collaborating with her.
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April Lea’s photography can be found here:  http://aprilleaphoto.carbonmade.com/

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