October to December 2010
Here is the first stage in my process of defining a picture style of my own. Elements of the pictures here have probably all been shot before but to put them all together has been my quest. I want to shoot beauty without sexuality, beauty with soul and beauty with passion. I want to capture intimacy with respect and depth. I want a fusion of connectivity with my subjects and I want to develop my own style. – Not too much to ask then Haha.
Fine art nudes are fabulous but often void of personality. They are pictures that celebrate the grace and beauty of human form but regularly separate it from the soul within. Anonymity is the order of the day. NSFW after thew jump
I often think that ‘Boudoir’ photography has overtones of ‘come and get me’ sexuality usually directed to a partner and is certainly a big market in the UK.
‘Erotic’ photography can often have a tacky resonance and employs a shock element to stimulate the imagination of the viewer. This is fabulous when it is done well.
I want to capture the soul, beauty and personality of my subjects using a fusion of energy and intimacy. I hope you enjoy following my journey. I’m not there yet but you can see my work in progress here.
I need space
Space to compose
Behind this locked door
I have thoughts
Thoughts to unravel
In this cold steel bath
I had dreams
Dreams of love
Shattered by deceit
I had friends
Friends I need now
Be strong dig deep
My shooting environment is intensely serious, intoxicating, electric and exhausting at times, exhilarating at others.
In this set of images you can see all the genres from fine art nude to boudoir via erotic and a few others I’m sure. I bounce off all of these as I tack my way to my own style. I have many influences from photographers and painters alike. I’d love you to join me on a workshop in 2011. Perhaps you can also secure one of the first edition copies of my first book due out in a couple of months.