I don’t have a much to say about this one, except that I like it a lot. That mask really came in handy. I shot a couple different models with it.
Simple, yet damn elegant. I love this style. It also has the added benefit of being rather easy to shoot. Seamless, light-gray paper background, one flash above and slightly behind the model, allowed to spill to the background. My personal favorite features are the overall chiaroscuro lighting, the arch of her back, and that little shadowy dimple on her right knee.
I envision this piece on the wall over a black leather davenport, about one foot of length extending beyond each end of the furniture.
Up until the shoot depicted above, I had done a bunch of photography, and even some nude work, but hadnt yet done nude work with a stranger. I was completely up-front with her about this and simply asked her to bear with me. As I said, she held my hand the first hour and then I was fine. The shoot actually was one of the funnest I have ever done.
I guess the primary thrust of my ramblings is that working with models/clients is just like any other business or personal endeavor. Appropriateness relative to the time and place is paramount. It can, and should be fun, but always appropriate. Sometime I’ll tell the story of myself and a handful of photogs shooting three nude models when the pizza guy showed up with lunch. 🙂
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I’m usually a studio and nature guy – www.chiaroscurophoto.com – but I’ve been making the foray into photojournalism of late. This brief incident fell into my lap when a vehicle in the neighbor’s driveway caught fire. Mad props to the crew of the Rhinelander, WI Fire Dept. for getting there quickly and saving the home. Story as reported at www.wjfw.com by Mr. Lane Kimble:
More unedited photos can be viewed at http://chiaroscurophoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list in the “fire” gallery…password “fire”
Lily is a goof, like a lot of dogs, and pretty much every Boxer I’ve ever met. She sleeps on her back a lot, waits for the cat to enjoy her food and water before she partakes, and sleeps directly on top of houseguests. She’s a favorite subject of mine because of her idiosynchratic, goofy nature, as well as her uncanny ability to actually perk up and recognize that the camera puts her at the center of attention. She just celebrated her 2nd birthday by sharing cake and Slim Jims™ with me. Her mom was not impressed, worried that the Slim Jims™ would wreak gastrointestinal havoc (they didn’t), and upset that “sharing” cake actually meant Lily standing against the countertop to lick frosting off a cake actually prepared for MY birthday, which was the following day. I love Lily.
Maggie is a very photogenic pup. She’s extremely high-energy and will run until her legs get noodly and she falls over. She’s also the only one that can wear out my boxer.