Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm Gonna Make A Model v2

Seriously this time. A lovely young woman I've met recently has been very generous with her time, and is an absolute natural talent. Never modeled before. Has no idea how good looking she is.

Life in the 80s - Beautiful Brittany…

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Robin

A BadAss if ever there was one.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm Learning

Robin is teaching me.



Sunday, December 6, 2009

What Is Fetish?

A friend asked me this question recently. "What is Fetish?"

The fuck if I know.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cute Little Thang

You decide which model I'm talking about.

I've shot at this location a couple times, and that stupid little fucking dog ain't as tough as he thinks he is.

Robin however, is a fuckin BadAss.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Timeless Beauty

This is a new model I've had the pleasure of shooting recently. The Gorgeous Dale Jade.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Matty's Good Day

Back in May (yes I'm fucking BEHIND) I was at a bar speaking with Matty Sheets, wearing an absurd pair of white-rimmed shades. drunk I say "Hey let's shoot that shit tomorrow!" Matty- "Sure dude." So the next day, I'm doing a commercial shoot, and another good friend, Hurricane Rebecca calls… "HEY, I'm blowing through Greensboro, picking up Vassanta. Wanna do a quickie?" Ummm… Rebecca and Vassanta are professional models as well as friends. So, of course I wanna "do a quickie."

Rebecca drives up around 5pm. Matty (who I had NOT completely forgotten) pulls up on his bike as I'm speaking with Becca in the parking lot. So I ask Becca if she minds if there's a male "model" in the shoot. Being the babe/adventurer she is, "Sure."

Now Matty has no real idea what's going on, so I say, "Matty, yer gonna have a good day."

We shot for a total of 40 minutes. This is probably the best of it…

Matty's Good Day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Post Processing & The Lovely Jillian

First off, I would like to thank this incredibly patient and beautiful model, Jillian Mauldin.

Sometimes I believe I think too much. I'm sure of it even. Lately (and for a long time) I've been thinking about "purity" in photography. I've never been too crazy about a lot of over-processed work, and even struggle with the idea of shooting digitally, and then processing the images to look like what one would do with film. Nonetheless, I TRY to do so. Though I've shot a lot of film in my life, I really don't have first-hand experience with many processing techniques, specifically cross-processing. I understand that it can be a bit of a crap shoot, though there are obviously some repeatable and predictable results. I'm not even suggesting that this photo is an attempt at a cross-processed look. I think it's somewhere between that, and an old (antique, out-of-date-film?) style. I try to do as much as possible "in-camera", but as far as I know, this image would be nearly impossible to produce straight from a digital camera. It's certainly beyond my ability. I rather like the image though, and I guess I'm as comfortable as I'm going to get with the methods I've used to produce it. I can't afford film and it pisses me off. I seriously doubt I could produce something all that close to this with film anyway. However, I do feel that it's a fairly successful attempt at a "film look". Is it pure? Nah, it ain't pure.

I would love to hear some feedback on this.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

By Now…

…I'm sure you know who this is.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It Only Gets Better

Still quite blown away by the talent and beauty of this new friend.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Not Traditional

More Swimsuit, more Svieta.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yes Really…

…a Swimsuit photo.

Svieta again. There will be much more of this tremendous model on these pages.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Real Honest-to-God…

…HIGH FASHION MODEL, right here in Greensboro, North Carolina!

I didn't believe such a thing existed.

Named Svieta no less!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More SissyPunk

One of the coolest people I've shot in a LONG time, and she's Hot as a Rocket too!

Return Of The Fine Art Nude

Haven't shot in this style in quite a long time. This is from February.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fuckin "Wizards"

So I'm a photographer I guess. I post my photos on a couple different amateur (?) websites. I'm not a "photo illustrator", and I ain't doin' no fuckin "Wizard" shit.

Now you can sign up for this one site, modelmayhem, as a "Photoshop Wizard". Jeezis Jumpin Christ on a motherfuckin pogo stick!

So there are all these douchebags and goth sluts into "fantasy" Whatever the fuck that shit is. Goblins, elves, faeries, trolls, dragons, and FUCKING WIZARDS!

Don't think this is some gay ass Scottish shit too. We got Fuckin AMERICAN Wizards!

Install some stupid ass Microsoft product, and "Would you like a Wizard to assist you?" Yeah I want a Wizard! I want a fuckin Wizard zap my ass into 1920s Paris, with a bunch a French Whores, what I want! I don't want no God Damn dancing fucking paper clip either!



Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Noir

I'm seriously behind editing photos. This is from a shoot in early August.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Goderators Part 2


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Zoe Marriott

That's it. Not too thrilled with models these days, but Zoe's never been less than Wonderful.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Clearly I'm a Fucking Asshole

Why Marty, why do you say you're an asshole? Well gee, let's see. I had three photo shoots arranged from last Saturday through Tuesday. ONE actually showed up. Two were complete no-shows, and the other cancelled the day of. By email.

So today's model cancels. Big fucking surprise. So I contact a friend who I really like and have shot with several times. Yes, let's do it. So after being left hanging for five hours I call to see what's up. "Be at your place in an hour. An hour later, "Hey, ummmm, some friends showed up…" That's fucking great.

I have a friend in a city about an hour away who told me a year ago, "Man it'll be great that you're back in the area!" I've seen her once for about 30 minutes. And yeah, she's been a complete no-show a few times, and can't be bothered to return a fucking phone call.

There is someone who I thought was a pretty close friend, who for no explained reason will no longer speak with me. It ain't sweet.

So yeah…

Clearly I'm a Fucking Asshole.

Fucking. Cock. Suckers.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm Bored & I Feel Like Shit

…the twitter version of my blog.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Return of the Goderator

As the few of you who read this blog already know, I'm a member of a model/photographer community website called modelmayhem. Myself and another photographer are trying to organize an event here in NC, and were trying to do so in the events forum of that site.

WARNING: Reading this blog entry will possibly make you stupid, and likely think even less of me. Sometimes I just can't help myself…



Sep 29 09 12:58 pm

I'm writing about a locked thread in the events forum, titled North Carolina.

Another photographer started a thread to apparently gauge interest in organizing a meet/greet in the area.

A moderator warned that the thread would be shut down without a date and place. I asked if there would be a better forum or approach…

"As I understand it, we don't have location or date at this time. That seems to be the point of the thread - to gauge interest and to arrange details. Would there be a better forum for this?"

From that point, I suggested a specific location, and the OP suggested a loose time frame - Mid-late October.

The moderator apparently couldn't be bothered with the courtesy to respond to my question and apparently the amount of time "he would give us" was less than a day, even though steps were clearly being made to address these specifics.

How are we supposed to arrange these things? A series of private messages would not only be convoluted and take SIGNIFICANTLY more effort, but in no way would reach as large an audience.

My main/first question is, will someone unlock the thread?

I've been a member here since the very early days, and have never been "brigged" or had my account suspended. At a time when there several threads about the moderators' arrogance, I stayed out of those, though I completely agreed. I DID, however on a few occasions note that there seemed to be a change in that particular climate, when apparently there was a reorganization of mod duties, and that I was seeing less of the mods' egos and a more even-handed approach.

This smacks of the old self-important "Goderator" approach.

Events like this can only be good for MM. Traffic = revenue. I personally KNOW a couple (at least) of the moderators of the site. I consider them friends. This is an extremely indignant and condescending attitude, when a simple answer would take the same amount of time as closing the thread.

North Carolina doesn't have nearly the population of the larger metro areas, so simply saying "It's going to be this date and this place is not likely to draw as large a crowd, as if we, as a group, arrange what works best for the community at large.

How are we supposed to organize an event otherwise?

Sorry for the long message.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Allen Martin

Goderator(Identity removed)

Sep 29 09 01:15 pm
Instead of creating a new thread with location and date as originally asked, you were directing people to a thread that you knew was going to be locked in your last post. That wasn't going to help.

To answer your main / first question, the answer is no. The thread will not be unlocked.

And to answer the question of which forum is most appropriate for gauging interest for an event, the answer is the events forum as long as the thread fits within the framework that we provide.

If you want to organize an event, then start a new thread with location and date so that it'll stay open.


Sep 29 09 01:30 pm
That is why I suggested a location. The OP suggested a time frame. We could have finalized that (hopefully) within a few days.

In giving it some time, you gave it less than a day. Where's the harm in the thread being open?

"Instead of creating a new thread with location and date as originally asked, you were directing people to a thread that you knew was going to be locked in your last post. That wasn't going to help."

This is incorrect. I did not know the thread would be locked, since at least a location was suggested, and again, a date was likely forthcoming.

I even asked you specifically if there was a better way. Are your duties so all-consuming that you can't show the courtesy to actually HELP the members here?

All due respect,
Allen Martin


Sep 29 09 02:00 pm
Your time would be better spent creating a new thread than trying to get the other one unlocked.

The OP knew it was going to be locked. That's why he threw out the location suggestions. It's also clear from his reply that he wasn't going to organize it.

It doesn't seem like anyone else has a problem with this but you.


Sep 29 09 02:37 pm
Another moderator would likely be a much better option, and perhaps have less personal territorial attachment to what should be an easy issue to resolve.

There was nothing in this thread that was outside the stated forum rules. A location was included in the initial thread title.

You are wrong in everything in this response. The OP did not "throw out" a location. I did. How can you know what the OP "knew". Nothing is clear that anyone was "not going to organize it". It would seem to me that suggesting a location, and then another person suggesting a time frame, would fall squarely into organizing it. It was being organized, until you decided it should be shut down. How can you surmise that no one has a problem with this, other than me? No one else has written? The thread is locked. What do you expect?

Beyond that, you gave no reason why the thread would be (incorrectly) locked, and again, wouldn't respond to my direct question in the thread. The thread followed the rules.

The first sentence in your most recent curt reply is exactly what irritated so many people about the moderators here in 2006-07. A very heavy-handed abuse of your authority in governing a community site, in a very civil thread that (again) followed the stated rules of the forum. Instead of addressing me by name, or closing with your own, you seem to feel the need to tell me how my time would be better spent. I'm not making these statements as a personal attack, or to be rude to you. You seem unwilling to show the same respect in return.

You are simply wrong, and unwilling to admit it. You have a conflict of interest in this particular issue. You apparently NEED to be right, though it has absolutely no effect on you.


- update -

To be fair, another longtime moderator of the site did respond…

(different) Moderator (Not a douchebag)

Sep 29 09 03:58 pm
The OP stated that he can't organize the event. Someone else who can organize it should start a new thread.


Sep 29 09 04:12 pm
Okay Brian. I see that GC did state (later) that he couldn't organize it, which is why I was trying to help. I'll see what I can figure out and start a new thread.

Nonetheless, I would like to think that the moderator could be more helpful, and maybe even give a reason, or respond to the question.

Thank You,


Call me petty. So what.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Love & Hate

I like several people I hate…

James MF Graham
Gary Fuckin Breckheimer
whoever the douchebag is that's fucking my favorite model
you need hatred
keeps you balanced
keeps you from being a pussy

otherwise my goddamn sunny disposition would just take over and everyone would fuckin puke when I enter the room

it'd be awful

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love & Lust

More Sissypunk.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just Time

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

God Time

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All About Them

All About Me

That's Matty Sheets shooting me, shooting him. I guess I can use a little ego boost now and then too.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Noirotica III

Last of these for now, the wonderful Nicole.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Noirotica II

Nicole again.

Sunday, September 6, 2009



Friday, September 4, 2009


Photo exhibition opening with live music tonight at The Green Bean coffee shop and gallery.

The photography was created from October 2008 through June 2009, by several Greensboro photographers at The Dotmatrix Project's live events. In addition to my own work, you will see photography by: Alex Maness, Kevin Belton, Elizabeth Lemon, Jessi Hagood, Mark Smith, Doug Klesch, Carolyn de Berry, Stephen Charles. All artwork is for sale at very reasonable (and negotiable) prices.

Three bands are scheduled to perform: Laurelyn Dossett, Mr. Rozzi, and Eating The Invaders.

There will be video by some of Greensbotro's finest talent, from the DMP events throughout the evening: Harvey Kent Robinson and the Monkeywhale group, All Aces Media, Jason Pierce, Jennifer Graves, Brett Jones, Ashely Panzera, Ioannis Batsios, Michael McQueen.

This is also in conjunction with First Fridays, so we're expecting a large turnout. If you're in Greensboro this evening, stop by and say hello.

Oh yeah, the event is FREE! However, if you just HAVE to spend some money, buy a framed photograph. I'll gladly consult anyone on which photographs to buy of course…


Thursday, August 27, 2009


I don't really shoot so much of this glammer crap. I think most of the Maxim/FHM/Stuff photography is pure shit. "Here, put on this thong and bend over, sticking your butt out. And keep it CLASSY!"

Well, then again, maybe I do. This is Danielle, who is an exceptionally beautiful woman. And a bit of a badass too.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Sunday, August 16, 2009


…is a BadAss.

Lately I've decided that what I want to shoot, what is IMPORTANT, is being a BadAss.

Like SissyPunk.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm Gonna Make A Model…

…outta this one yet!

She hates the shirt. I hate editing. She eventually lost the shirt and I didn't edit shit.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Zip Gun Boogie

That's Barry of Eating The Invaders…

Sunday, August 9, 2009


The Remarkable Zoe…

Monday, August 3, 2009

Rock & Roll

From a Dot Matrix Project performance in Greensboro in May.

Shit, I'm behind with editing again.