Oh to be that lucky Pine Cone!
Oh to be that lucky Pine Cone!
Doing some updates of work and treatment I like. This one has a simple title that is very descriptive. I love the S-shape to the vagina, the blur of fingers. My philosophy: Less is More. No gynecological tour de force, just the quiet contemplation of my subject.
FaceBook censored this image as disagreeing with there guidelines. Why is America so afraid of nipples?
Brand new treatment, soon to be coffee cup. For a $100 investment in my art you get a coffee cup.
Many long years ago I was told that my erotic images were not explicit enough for the times. My answer, no matter how explicit I get…, I allow my models some bit of privacy. My images are not a gynecological tour de force, rather some imagination is not only needed, but wanted. Though the use of shadows, movement I want the viewer eye to wander, to search for those hidden gems.
Many of my models dabble in the trade, yet when they see the images I produce they are very impressed. I shoot for the art of my subject, I consider that less is more, to create an alluring image my subjects do not have to be exposed. The imagination has a crucial role, a crucial function for our greatest sex organ we possess…, our mind’s.
I treat the women who pose for me with respect, my work conveys that respect. I ask my models to trust in my skills as a photographer. I ask my model to trust me as a man.
Hand down this is the favorite image to date. “Watermelon Girl” was shot many year ago, the model was 19 at the time. We when down to an arroyo in Austin, that is a drainage area for flash floods. The image was shot for a charity event, a small bidding war erupted over it. I was very pleased, and I got dinner and drinks out of it.
Playing with rope ideas with my favorite model, Jean Dawson. Cross-processed, and out of date film…, love the starkness of the image, that brutal hard light.
That the magic has happened, it’s sitting there waiting to be processed. That part of the equation happens at the lab far away. About 10 days till I get a rough idea of what I have gotten; knowing that these scans mean nothing. All told 30 days to get the master scan back from the lab. Only then do I get my hands on the final image of this scan.
Overall I am very pleased with my exposure, held the details in the window. The knot holds-up well, many years since my tying days. A very patient model here as I fumble with remembering long ago combinations.
Image deserves a higher quality scan to get the colors to balance off her skin tone. Only then will I know what the image looks likes…, what I will have to work with. So not for the impatient, or for those in a rush. Time put into all aspects my work…, the care and feeding of a model, the care and feeding of my mind…, still able to come up with ideas. Then to pull it all off, for that magic to happen in camera. And at 70 you say!
Also from the phone series, model Jean Dawson, who patience I appreciate. Posing isn’t easy, many microscopic limb changes that add to the final image.
Love the soft lighting in this test. Still amaze this my Samsung phone did so well, those upgrades have helped. Maybe a formal change to Phone Series 2018. My model was very pleased at the results, may have convinced to shoot more for her Tumblr account. She took me out for a birthday dinner at a fabulous little Italian place I found trough a food writer friend. Kind of restores one faith in their fellow beings.
More to come so stayed tuned.