Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inspired ByThe 1983 Maxwell Print Ad Originally Photographed by Steven Steigman- But I Used a Naked Model In The Same Le Corbusier Chair

     I like the fact that something can inspire me that can be sometimes overlooked by other people. I happened to have this chair, called Le Corbusier,  and I thought it reminded me of something. Then I remembered seeing it in an ad many years ago and I thought it was a great concept. So I grabbed a model, threw her in a chair, set up a speaker and put up a light. Here is my fun shot of the idea about speakers (it was actually about Maxwell cassette audio tape). The model said "Do you want me to do this in the nude?" and I said yes that would be really cool.


Hunger Games Cyborg Warrior Woman- Body Paint Concept by Natalie Clark

      I remember reading part of the Hunger Games series, and sort of understood the story line. I was intrigued and thought perhaps Natalie, the body painter, could create something out of the idea. Natalie went on to explain to me her thoughts, which I have posted on here. She has a better understanding on what we're doing than I do.

Natalie's thoughts re-posted from her blog: Natalie Clark's Blog

    "What brought the two ideas together well was finding the right model to play the part. She had to be more than a pretty face, she needed to have an independent spirit that would show within the images we created. Meghan became our perfect choice. An independent, free spirited girl with tattoos and piercings who was also completely comfortable being nude.

     When it came down to designing my cyborg, I really wanted to keep her feminine-looking yet strong, and a force to be reckoned with. I wanted her tattoos to show and not have the cyborg inspired paint over-power her. I wanted her as a person to really show through as well as the character she was portraying. Here are the two characters Meghan flawlessly delivered, bringing to life our vision perfectly."

I have posted two of our ideas..

Inspired by Calvin Klein: Marky Mark and Kate Moss- Black and White Studio Photography

      I have been inspired by many photographers who are no longer with us, but I'm also inspired by no-frills black and white advertising. It is then only the models that create the image that you remember. Because of this, I asked Alex and Mackenzie if they would work with me on this idea. They were both too young to remember the ads, but they loved it.

Body Paint with Nudity- Demon: 1. an evil spirit; devil or fiend 2. an evil passion or influence

     I offered Natalie Clark, body painter, who I've worked with for some time to do whatever she wanted. I had a day open in my schedule that I wanted to give to her. I had no idea that this blonde-haired, attractive, model-looking mid20's girl could have such a dark side to her. When she explained her idea (which she has a good description of on her blog Natalie Clark Blog) I had no way at that moment as to how I would photograph this. So I waited until Rachel, the model, was brought onto the set and listened to her and Natalie talking. I arranged my lighting around the model keeping in mind part of the shadows were already painted in the body art. I didn't wish to add more shadows to this, so I worked with the model on shape and composition. The photo shoot was a total success, with many great images which will be part of a book later this year.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Deviating from Black and White Photography, But Still Iinspired by Cindy Crawfrod and Herb Ritts

      When I saw this image many years ago, I was intrigued by the hairstyling by Cindy and the concept created by Herb Ritts. In my mind, I focus more on the hair than the nudity of the model.

Black and white Erotic photography what is more dangerous a naked girl with a gun or alcohol you do have a choice

some of my photography  is about story telling . as this one is part of a series for my book ,
what is more dangerous a naked girl or alcohol you do have a choice

Playboy model Brittany Binger but once again not nude at my studio ,black and white photography

have worked with Brittany Binger many times there is just some thing about her, maybe it is the essence of a woman ,
her beauty and sensuality just shine right through what every we do , even just a black and white beauty shot or a grunge look , Brittany has that X factor with out being naked ,just a beautiful woman

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Inspired by Supermodel Cindy Crawford in 1988 Playboy, Photographed in Black and White by Herb Ritts

Even before I became a photographer, I've always liked Cindy Crawford.  Even through all of her beauty, I always felt she was a real person and didn't live the life that was hyped upon her. This is one picture of Cindy that I've always admired. I had in mind a model I know who had a very similar body shape and look to Cindy, so I asked her if she could recreate this image with me. With a slight hesitation, I put myself in Herb Ritts' shoes for a few moments and looked upon my model as if she may have been Cindy. Those moments went by so fast, but I think my model and I created an image which (although inspired by them) I will be proud of.

Inspired by the Iconic Black and White Image of Cindy Crawford, Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

Being inspired and being creative are two very different things. This is my take from being inspired by  photographer Patrick Demarchelier with model Cindy Crawford. Which led to my creativity in using a model with similarities to Cindy Crawford to achieve my own rendition of the iconic beautiful photo (maybe with a little apprehension)...

An Inspired Topless Concept By Buffalo Jeans of 1990's with Model Nichole Hopkins

      Over the years, I have been recreating some of the images that I think have stood the test of time. Some of my favorites were images of those that have now left us, as it helps remember those that created the world in which I work. Sometimes it is not the photographer, but the model or the ad in which she appeared in, that gives it this immortality.
      This one is from Buffalo jeans in the mid 90's. I always like their black and white ads and the totally stunning models they work with. This is my image with Nichole Hopkins, model/actress.

2013 USA and UK time 2014 Working With Model Nichole Hopkins New Years Eve Day

I was working with model Nichole Hopkins on a concept new years eve day, and i wanted to do something to celebrate going from 2013 into 2014. Unfortunately, Nichole could not be here at midnight in California. So, because I came from England, I decided to use the UK time. With the use of the internet, and a friend on Skype, I decided to shoot her UK time instead of USA time. What I wanted was a timeline, with her stepping through that line, half with and half without clothing. Nichole is extremely professional it only took a few shots for me match up her body shapes to create a single image which tells the story.

Nude Or Not To Be Nude? That Is The Question, With Model Bailey Daniels

       Over the past year, Bailey and I have been trying to find the time to work together. We managed to achieve this on the 20th of January. Bailey is primarily a fitness and a nude model. So my question, nude or not to be, was answered by my interest in her lingerie and a shirt that was hanging in the dressing room. Bailey was totally awesome to work with as you can see from the images that I have posted. 

     Also, two of these are from the new chair series...