Sunday, September 9, 2012

In an effort to find new reasons for models to avoid doing shoots with me, I'm experimenting with pouring bags of flour over the model from a ladder. I like the water-like sense of movement.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More splash photos.  It's one of my favorite cliches along with smoking photos and using vintage sunglasses as a prop.  I need to get a photo of a model smoking in a shower while wearing vintage sunglasses.

Friday, August 17, 2012

This exotic location is less than a mile from my studio.  I've been ignoring it for years.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Strange heat wave here in the Chicago area. Middle 80s in March. I took the opportunity to shoot out on the back deck of my studio without freezing the model.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Light through the window.

Another photo using only a crack of window light. This model (for reasons of her own) wanted to pose holding a clock. You have to be flexible sometimes.

Soft window light and water droplets can make a moody, interesting texture.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In this photo I was trying to balance the light so that the 19th century industrial smoke stack could be seen out the window. I keep forgetting that it is there.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Photo from a rare couples shoot.

I did this shot in an old Hollywood film noir style for another portfolio. I want to keep that portfolio PG-13, so I think it belongs here even if it is a bit mild for this portfolio.
I shoot with a model I've shot with before. She has had some success at the gym and wanted to show off the results.
A photo from a private shoot where the model was looking for a classic soft lighting image.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hey! I got a new coffee cup!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The blue toning of this image is meant to simulate late evening light. The photo was actually taken in the middle of the afternoon as evidenced by the clock. I have to remember to either change the hands on the clock or take it out the the photos.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A natural light location shoot at a hotel suite with a large tub. Water and soap suds add an interesting texture.

A couple of photos from a private shoot. It's not usual for someone booking a private shoot to allow their photos posted.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

This photo is from a shoot with a professional dancer. Dancers tend to be easy to pose - you set up the frame and just let them do what they do.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Digging in the archives again. When I took this photo of Amy Ried, I thought the shadows and shapes were interesting. Then I thought it looked too busy. Now I'm not sure.
Semi candid photo of the model applying body oil. A light covering of body oil helps enhance contrast especially in low light situations.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A session with a first time model. She had a very good sense of posing and filling the frame in the photo. Posing nude is not as hard as most people imagine it to be before they try it.
Another attempt to create a 1950s style, early morning breakfast scene. I think it worked pretty well, although I wish I had thought to change the hands on the clock.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sometimes a plain paper backdrop and a couple of lights are all you need. Plus a good model.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I found this image in the archives while looking for something else. It's just meant to look like the 1950s. It's actually from about 2005.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A shoot with a model I've shot with before, but it's been a while. All natural light. With low light coming through a window, it can be a challenge to put some light behind the model. A mirror can work better than a reflector.