Up in the roof with Ponyo

We did this set in a derelict attic in a Scottish castle. I absolutely love working with this woman. Ponyo is always happy for me to try out weird ideas and has plenty of her own to add to the mix.

These were shot using a Fuji XPro1 with an old Canon FD 85mm f1.2 attached. And I think the glass got steamed up and we just went along with it.

Looking forward to the next trip we can get sorted and more experimentation.

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A lamp and some Marmalade – Part 1

As per most things with Marmalade and me, we shot this at stupid o’clock in the morning. I wanted to do some dark and moody erotica (for a change!) and she was more than happy to help me out.

The lighting, editing, framing and feel are by design … anonymous, dark, erotic and a touch abstract. Not sure they will be to many people’s taste, but let’s see 😀

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Art nude – pretentious or just out right delusional?

IMHO that an art nude grabs you between the eyes not anywhere else!

I just came across this post on a photography networking site and it is the sort of opinion I come across time and time again.

I actually think that this is an awesome definition and pretty much spot on – and why I detest art nude! At least in the way it is defined in the hobbyist/internet modelling arena.

Let’s get a naked woman and pretend she’s not being photographed because people want to see pictures of naked women. Then let’s make her expression and pose look as utterly boring and un-sexy as possible, you know, just to make sure people don’t find her remotely sexy. And eye contact!! That would be utterly unforgivable! With all these special components, we can pretend we don’t want to look at a picture of a naked woman.

Or even better, here is a wonderful landscape image that benefits in no way whatsoever with this model doing an uncomfortable looking bored pose within the frame.

Art nude – people shooting nude women who try and pretend every which way that they are above shooting and looking at images of nude women.

Helen Diaz – Dreaming in Fields

This is a shoot from way back in the Archives with Helen Diaz. I’ve moved on a long way since this shoot in terms of photography, direction, style and processing, but I like to keep this set up as it was my first solo nude location shoot!

A blast from the past, but definitely one for the history books 🙂

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