Monday, March 31, 2008

Another moody image taken in the afternoon light.
UK model Teresa May was featured in the band Prodigy's infamous video, "Smack my bitch up". Here is a little softer view of Teresa.
It is difficult to find better light than the light that comes through a window in the late afternoon. It's important to find a comfortable pose that the model can hold.
Hands can be a challenge, so sometimes I like to give a model a model a prop to hold. Here is Amy Ried with a tea cup.
This is one of my best selling images. Kata from Budapest with a pitcher of water. If you are invited into the bathroom of a private home in the Chicago area, you may see this image on the wall.
This is from one of my first sessions with a model in London. Rosaleen Young has a cult following in Britain and was one of the most helpful models I have worked with.
A photo in the late afternoon light in my studio.
Stephanie Grant in our London apartment. I like the high contrast and "anti-glamour" pose from Stephanie.
I work mostly in black and white, but I also do color photography. Here is Mimi removing her robe in my studio.

Teresa May in London

Teresa May is one of Britain's better known glamour models. Teresa has been of the cover of many magazines and, of course, has done many 'page 3' layouts. Teresa is photographed here in the soft light of a rainy London afternoon.
Stephanie Grant is British glamour model we met in London. Stephanie works a fitness trainer in addition to modeling. For this photo, we had Stephanie striking a fitness pose in high contrast lighting to give the image a 1950s look.
Kata was visiting from Hungary and contacted me looking for modeling opportunities while she was visiting Chicago. Kata is posed in the northern light of a window in my studio.

Model Kym in the waning afternoon light of our apartment in Santa Monica.
This model was very tall and I noticed the similarities between her legs and the base of the 1950s dinette table in my studio.

Amy Ried With Cup

Amy Ried is a well known adult film star. At the time we did this shoot, Amy said she had never done a fine art style photo shoot. Amy was great to work with and had no trouble adjusting the way she works.

Nika With Telephone

Nika posing with a telephone. Posing a model with a prop often raises the comfort level of model, although Nika is a natural actress and was a quite at home posing nude.

Model Nika DeVita sitting in the window of an apartment we rented in Santa Monica. Nika strikes a classic pose that fits the environment of the 1920s California building.

Model Kata was visiting my studio from her native Budapest Hungary. We did a series of splash photos.