I've never really had a plan for my photography. I do it because it's fun, and I enjoy that my friends and family like my photos. I'm not following any road map, no stated goal, no predefined route. I read, experiment and have fun. My mechanism for progress is curiosity and discovery. I, like many amateur photographers, suffer from "gear lust". Each time I get some new piece of gear, it motivates me to go out and try new things, to read more, to experiment with new ideas. That experimentation leads me to my next "thing", or series of next "things". I never know what the next "next thing" will be, and I have no plan for where the road should go. I don't know what will happen with my photography, but I know that it will be an exciting and fun journey.
I shot my first nudes in September 2008, and shooting nudes was a happy accident. My first semester as a teacher at the local community college, I had a student who had been a former nude model that wanted to move to the other side of the camera. She no longer posed, but she knew her way around the nude modeling world, and pretty soon she was arranging photo shoots. I no longer teach at the college, but the results of that are what you see here on this site.
My goal is to capture the image in camera, to get what I'm after in camera, and use that. For my images, there is very little difference between the initial image you would see on the display on the back of the camera and the finished image. I want the magic to happen in front of my camera, not inside Photoshop. In my photography, I've never really believed in absolutes, and that includes the school of thought that believes that artistic nudes are best in black and white. Every digital image starts out in color on the sensor; some images work better in black and white, some in color. I like having the flexibility to make those decisions, and to use what I think works best for each image.
Scenic Curves - a Coffee Table Book
A collection of 172 images, many that you see in the Gallery. This is a compilation of landscape images that accentuate the beauty and sensual nature of the models. 186 large pages, high quality prints on high end paper.
About our website...
For the photos you will find here, they are all about the natural beauty of the female form, presented in interesting surroundings. Almost all of the images you see here were taken near Las Vegas (usually a 2 hour drive or less.)
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