The central theme of this photo set was the idea of “a powerful mistress caught in a moment of weakness” The only source of light I used was a continuous stage flood I keep for video productions. My oh-so-popular wide lens was the only option as the room we took these pictures in is extremely tiny. It was an empty cellar room with ugly walls and low ceiling which means it served the purpose really well.
The Mistress set portrays emotions of an otherwise powerful mistress, who was caught in a moment of weakness. She wants to be seen as a powerful woman who’s got firm control over herself and others, it’s just a facade hiding the weakening soul.
Ivana did an excellent job posing and balancing on the stool in high heels. My ex did a fantastic job handling the flood and the diffuser. Feel the touch of emotion with The Mistress in distress.
I believe “nude art meets fetish photography” would be a good enough description of this gallery. The dagger which you can see in some of the pictures came from my collection of medieval weaponry I am a big fan of. While daggers are not that typical of BDSM, I think it added a nice touch to the theme.
Mirrors, when used right, can be a very useful prop for photographers. Nude photography in particular can hugely benefit from proper positioning of models against mirrors as reflections offer views of their bodies that are on the other side from the lens. These reflections give pictures a new dimension and offer deeper perspective.
I used wide lens for these images, mostly because the bathroom where we did reflections was about 1 meter by 1.5 meters of square footage – in other words it’s barely spacious for one person. You put two people in there and it’s utterly cramped.
The mirror in the bathroom we used covered one whole wall which made the space look much bigger than it really was. I would use wide angle lens even if the space was much larger, but in this case it was necessary anyway.
I had one studio strobe inside the room with no diffusers at all – no umbrellas, softboxes, grids – nothing but the bare bulb. This way the strobe sent light in all directions, eliminating a chance of shadows and lowering a chance of glare from mirror reflections.
One of the images in this set has a bit of me in it. I intentionally added a huge ass arrow in the pictures to make me easier to see.
This is Nicky. We met on the day these pictures were taken. She wore these really awesome Harley Davidson boots which literally begged to be photographed on a naked chick.
The office chair you see in pictures is the very same one I’m sitting on right now. It’s my computer desk chair I use when I work on my computer.
What made the shoot most memorable was that it was the first time I worked with a model who was taller than me. At 5’11” I may not the tallest guy around, but it’s a decent height to have most woman tilt their head upwards to look me in the eyes. Up to this point, every single model I had worked with was significantly shorter than me. Not anymore.
So there you have it – the tallest model on my site photographed nude with just Harley boots on. I used black muslin backdrop and two strobes to light up these fine art nudes. For some pictures, I only triggered one:
Brooke and Margaret never met before and this was their very first time even meeting me. When Margaret arrived in the studio, I had already been shooting with Brooke for a while. Having seen that the shoot was in full swing, Margaret didn’t waste any time, took her clothes off and joined us for these pictures.
Shooting with two models who were as excited as I was to get good pictures done allowed me to unleash my photographic imagination and turn it into this set. A photographer’s vision, when complemented with cooperative models can mix originality with weirdness and result in unique imagery that proves nude photography doesn’t always look repetitive.
I used 4 studio strobes to light these pictures up with. Two were used to illuminate the models and 2 I pointed directly into the wall behind them to make it looking bright. White wall also bounced some of the strobe light back into the models for an fine backlight.
There is no particular reason why I named this set of picture Tsunami – it was just the first thing that popped into my mind. MJ who modelled for this set has a well toned, firm body. A body like that is a joy to photograph with artistic studio lighting, which I did later on, but we first did some warm up pictures which you can see in this gallery. I used two studio strobes without diffusers for lighting.
Bed Time Story photo set was taken in my apartment late at night with Brooke. Set of sensual nude photos worked out well, in spite of the fact that Brooke is not reading a bed time story, but is studying for school. I asked her a lot about Acadians because that’s what she was reading about and I’ve only heard of them from the movie Scorpion King.
I put a white multilayer sheet I occasionally use for a backdrop on the bed and had one studio light in the room which I flashed directly at the wall opposite of the bed. So all light comes from this one strobe, but it is evenly distributed and soft due to bounce. The bed you see in these pictures is the same I sleep on every night.
Exclusive Backstage Pass is a set of pictures I took of my nude models taking a break during the photoshoot. These are not staged in any way and are pretty much just snapshots. In my studio I have a chesterfield area which is available to models to use during breaks and sometimes when they do, my camera continues snapping.
Girls will always be girls so the backstage area gets pretty messy with all the make-up stuff and other items of frequent use but I’m not without sin either. I have bags of lenses, a bunch of cables and other essentials each photo backstage area is full of and you can see it all in this photo set.
It goes without saying that nude models are content with their own bodies and see nakedness as nothing to be ashamed of. As a result, they don’t see a reason to cover up between the shoots and this gallery is the document of it all:
MJ did this photoshoot with so much ease you would never tell she was a first time nude model. She arrived all smiley, happy and ready to rock and roll. And rock and roll she did.
Her body is a combination of fabulous musculature and sensual curves an appreciator of tight physiques could die for. Add to it her beaming smile and you have one sexy beast.
Casual nude photography photo shoots are really cool. It’s when you forget that the camera and lights are there and just have fun without clothes. It adds new perspective to the art of nude photography as a whole. It’s not art, but it’s pleasing for the finest of senses. It’s pretty – it’s casual nude photography.