Saturday, November 29, 2014

Love Hurts by.Raggedy ann

the draw opened she picked me up and just looked at me which seemed like for ages yet was just a few seconds ,

scooped up the letters and cards she had saved over the years ,

carried me to the waste paper bin dropped all the letters and cards in and put me on the floor ,

 I could see the tears in her eyes yet I can not cry so wish I could right now ,

then,she just turned and walked away ,

 my little heart stopped for a moment waiting but she did not look back ,

Thursday, November 27, 2014

this Thanksgiving day I created a picture of my thoughts

my thoughts on this day of Thanksgiving and after the news over the last week, that maybe a little light and new growth may come out of all this destruction ,so created a picture of my thoughts ,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TFP this is my story as a Fashion Print model

( this is fiction ) just a story in pictures about TFP = trade for print

  this is what I think ,It really means TFP = Trade For Poverty

I am a model ,

I shoot TFP Fashion and Print is what I do ,                                                                                                 

This is my life ,I am a model this is what I do TFP for you 

this is how I travel ,I am a model always looking good

this is how I shop to buy the clothes I wear for you TFP.

I am a model this is how I make my money to shoot TFP for you

I am a model this is how I live so I can shoot TFP, but I all ways look good, ready to shoot

mmmm I guess TFP really does mean   TRADE FOR POVERTY

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Inspired by Man Ray woodman 1947

Have always liked Man Rays concept photography, plus have been inspired by many of his ideas like the woodman from 1947,
 it is a very odd idea until you do it your self and then you understand it is about telling a story, when you get into it, the wooden figures start to have a little story of there own this is just a few of the images from my story about them ,

Thursday, September 25, 2014

the life of a Raggedy Ann doll

the life of a Raggedy Ann doll ,

some times you are not thrown away ,you just hang around waiting for the next generation to be picked-up and loved again ,

       my little heart beats faster as I hold my breath waiting for the door to open, but  I think she has forgotten me ,

 some times I get abandon , and left alone to be found by someone else ,will I be loved again by tiny hands and a beating heart ,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The essence and sensuality of a woman

talking to Elise Ann Immiti my makeup artist  about a woman with a sensual look ,very interesting my point of view and hers ,40 plus years years between us ,yet we know it when we see it ,, but some times to me the true essence and sensuality of a woman is devoid of makeup clothes and jewelry or her hair styled ,just her inner self coming through is maybe the true essence and sensuality of a woman, Nancy is the fifth model to shoot like this with me I truly love them for there openest to allow me to photograph them like this ,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Roman Kriheli Artist Original Acrylic on Canvas, Sureal art, Wall Hanging Painting

Roman Kriheli

It may all be hype, Yet I am a firm believer that he is a great artist. I bought one of his paintings many years ago, which I have had on display in my home until recently when I replaced it with my own photography.

 I purchased the painting when I first moved to California. I liked the how unrestricted the artist was in his freedom of thought for the painting, and it is what I still admire about the painting today. At that time his studio was in SoHo, New York in the 1980’s, which were inexpensive artist loft. This gave him the freedom of thought and conceptual design in his style as he was not motivated by money, Just the pleasure and inspiration of being an artist.  So hype or not, this is a great example of his early work before his 20 year break. 

 Acrylic on Canvas, Original Painting. It is 52” X 52” signed in 1985. So I am making this original Roman Kriheli available to private collectors or galleries, All offers will be considered, I will also be placing it on ebay later this month.

  Ebay link

Sunday, September 7, 2014

a stunning Asian model Mandy Yeung , a peice of rope, with MUA/Stylist Andrea Dow

we had the model and a length of rope so Andrea and I decided to put the two together we created the design , 
Andrea  mua  from Costa Mesa created the beautiful makeup to complement the concept, our model Mandy kept looking at us as we wound the rope around her neck who knows what she was thinking lol
  Mandy just made this work we love you Mandy

Artist, Photographer, Phillip Ritchie my muse Lianda

In my career of photography these last 8 years there have been many models some have become friends but there is only one Muse, to me she is my Muse , I meet her 8 years ago, so much to say yet I think when you see her as I have you may under stand why I have nothing to say, it is all in pictures my muse Lianda
yet she is intuitive, private, visceral, and complex.but never not my muse ,I am working on her book memories of a Muse two of so many ,

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nude, Erotic ,model, black and white photography Polaroids cyber gallery

An idea I had about a cyber gallery,
  black and white photography in erotic art ,but some how it got away from me and the image  became a Sculpture on display in a Gallery with Polaroids of my work of the same model Eleanor Rose on display ,

Eleanor is a figure model with a bush which was just perfect for this concept she is very professional and just super laid back and easy to work with ,

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 world cup Germany Adidas soccer shirt body paint topless model by artist Natalie Clark

 World Cup winners Germany Adidas Soccer shirt body paint with a stunning  topless model by Natalie Clark Natalie Clark's Body Paint Blog

body paint artist Natalie Clark 2014 world cup Soccer with nude topless models

My art partner body paint artist Natalie Clark has a thing about soccer and wanted to create some of the soccer jerseys for the world cup 2014 serie/
 Here is a selection of some of her work at my studio in Costa Mesa, CA. She also works on private commissions if you would like to have your own body paint photo shoot. Natalie Clark's Blog

another way of hash tagging nude models erotic in black & white photography pictures

this works for me ,l

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspired by a 1926 Vogue Cover created by artist Benito ,Asian model black and white photgraphy non nude

I find the Art Deco style very interesting ,so this 1926 Vogue Cover illustration made me think can I do this as a photographer,with help from photo shop maybe I can ,
  asked Chinese model Nancy to work with me and booked Elise  Her Website   to design plus create the hair and Makeup look for this , I have shown the colour image of this concept as it is such beautiful work  plus a big thank you to model Nancy
 we are all very happy with the outcome  not sure if I have moved to far from being a photographer but I did enjoy the challenge ,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

HashTag or Hash Tagging with models, not nude but maybe some times they will be

Just an Idea I had when working with Natalie Clark Body Paint Artist ,
 I was talking about tagging a model  when our model Meghan said you should Hash tag them ,so here is our first hash tagged model ,
we thought the best place to start would be on her butt,thank you Meghan for having such a perfect butt for us to use ,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Richard Avedon Dragon Tattoo Concept from the 1997 Pirelli calendar With Model Ling Tan- Recreated with Natalie Clark Body Painter in Black and White Photography

       Both myself and my muse Lianda have always been appreciative of Richard Avedon’s work. A concept she and I spoke about doing 3 years ago, was recreating the photo he made in 1997 for the Pirelli calendar with model Ling Tan.  So we decided after 8 years of working together, we needed a conclusion of the book we have been working on. We both chose the dragon shoot to be the last picture show.  The hold-up had been finding a body painter who could recreate the artwork of the original painter. As you may have noticed, I have been in partnership with Natalie Clark body painter. I asked her if she would be prepared to recreate the same artwork for this concept, and she agreed once she understood the reason why I wanted to do it. He is such an inspiration to me and in my work. So recreating the whole concept is my way of remembering his photography, and helping others to remember the people who have created the artwork before us. The concept is not only about the dragon, it’s about the entire image.

       I waited 3 years to do this photo, and even though I am closing a chapter of this journey over the past 8 years of working with her, we will still create new and exciting concepts for the future. Although, the shoots will be far less often. This photo represents the last picture show. Without the art of Natalie Clark and her working with me on this, Lianda and I never would have had the chance to recreate this photo we had always talked about together. I am so thankful to Natalie for giving us what we wanted for so long. It couldn’t have made me happier and it means so much to me to have such talented people in my life working with me. Shooting this left me emotionally drained. My chapter with my muse  The Last Picture Show is now complete.

Natalie Clark's Blog Body Paint by Natalie Clark

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nude body paint with Natalie Clark inspired by Micheal Jackson Man In The Mirror and photographer Erwin Blumenfeld

strange how the song Man in the Mirror inspired me to look at my book about Erwin Blumenfeld ,

This is the result it is as you see it, with my reflection in the mirror with body painter Natalie Clark at work painting on the nude mode her panties,  plus photographs of Natalie's art

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hello Boys inspired by 1994 Wonderbra add , topless but body painted by Natalie Clark

If you where a guy around in England in 1994 you should remember the Hello Boys Wonderbra add ,I always remember Eva Herzigova beautiful cleavage and such a beautiful model ,
well I had the chance to work with Stephanie asked Natalie if she would recreate the Wonderbra in body paint ,
just as an idea we took Stephanie out side my studio and shot her, people looked  but to them she was just posing with a bra on ,but she is topless ,
you do not always see the obvious lol we had fun out side and Stephanie is a flirt


Sunday, May 4, 2014