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 I think it's somewhere between that, and an old (antique, out-of-date-film?)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.