spending the day with a gorgeous model can be fun, it can be tedious, it can be a chance to create beauty and it can be a day to begin to study the teachings of the buddha. I have been very lucky lately. Smart, gorgeous, funny, sexy women have been in front of my lens as a rule rather than exception as of late... Thanks
Nov 29, 2011
Fuck All Y'all
Well that about sums it up when you choose to be an artist doesn't it? I'm not talking about a producer. A producer is first interested in what will sell. They are first interested in what can be promoted, packaged, pushed, repackaged, and profited from. I'm not a communist. I'm not saying this is bad by nature. I'm merely pointing out the differences between artists and producers. An artist must by his nature produce what he loves and hope that the people that love that work happen to have money enough to purchase it. If you go into a painting or a photo shoot or a sculpture saying "I'm creating this for..." then that work is not going to be art. It is very similar to the distinction in my mind to the proverbial "selling out" that you hear of so often in the indi music scene. When a band changes it's sound in order to become popular (almost impossible to prove by the way" that is selling out. If the popular consciousness takes a turn and the music comes into vogue that is most certainly not selling out. When someone says selling out they usually mean "there are a whole bunch of kids here that thought i was a dork when i first liked you" - the other arts are the same way to me. I hope that fetish will continue to creep into the mainstream. It won't. But I hope. I hope that someone else looks at my work and says "we'd like to use that shot that has been laying around for months for our magazine cover or center fold or buy it for the lobby etc" because there is a sense of pride in that for me. I'd be lying to myself and you if i said otherwise. But until then - the people that love my work i give you the biggest X's and O's and the rest of you...the pictures have and will continue to do the talking for me....
at 7:15 AM
Nov 24, 2011
I got the opportunity to judge at a bondage event in NYC last Saturday. It was a good time but like most events the really great part for me was the people that I got to meet. Saw some old friends. Met some new ones. One of the new ones was a lovely young lady from the wilds of New England that was down for her first party experience. You would never know it from her bravery. She walked up to myself and David Lawrence (two big guys with bags full of rope) and started talking and looking through David's excellent book ReBound and then checking out mine. She was really excited by it. She mentioned that she'd been tied up one other time and liked it. I took that as my cue and took her over to the suspension rack. After a short time you could tell she was something special with the rope. No complaining, super flexible, and she got that "look" - the rope people know what i'm talking about. Long story short we exchanged info and I told her I'd love to get her in front of my camera. She was into the idea - unfortunately she was headed back home on Monday afternoon and I was unable to shoot on Sunday so that left me able to shoot during a very small window in the morning during my lunch break from my "real" job. She showed up...I tied her in the street. I hung her up. The rest is for you to see....
The lovely rope is from the fine folks at MauiKink - if you see colored rope in my images you know it's from Maui.
at 7:16 AM
Nov 21, 2011
I'm not a real urban explorer. I'm too freaking big and too old and I've already had a near death experience. I don't carry a gas mask that's not meant to look cool on a model, I don't wear hiking or work boots. I don't wear goggles or anti-tear pants. I don't hide in the shadows etc. You won't find me dropping into any really tight spots - I'm too big. You won't find me carrying spelunking gear.
What I am is a guy that thinks the juxtaposition of gorgeous women and derelict buildings makes both look more beautiful. Neither belongs where they are. The building shouldn't be there cradling a woman. Most of the time the building wouldn't have been terribly safe when it was fully operational. The woman is generally nude or bound in my work and no hard hat or safety gear so she probably doesn't truly "belong" there either...but the two together are like ice cream and warm brownies....
So I'm not sure if HB is the brownie or the ice cream but I do know that I think she looks awesome and the location looks awesome. Two stars i could have shot by themselves to get great images but to me they look even better together....
at 7:39 AM
Every now and then you get on a run. Athletes call it being in the zone. For me it simply means that I've been blessed with great models for a couple of weeks in a row and I've managed to get them to go places that they should be scared of. The roll continued over the weekend with another relatively inexperienced but amazing model. A rope virgin she took to it amazingly well. An urbanex virgin she was brave and bold. Without further ado I bring you Heavenly Bawdy....
I had an amazing shoot with her and I'm going to spread out my posts - I hope you don't get tired of her because she'll be gracing this for the next week or so...
at 12:26 AM
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
so the word on the street so to speak is that ghosts roam these halls - i was there during the day and as well all know magic doesn't work well during the day so that probably explains it but i will tell you that this place would be uber-creepy at night...About an hour north of NYC I loved the place.
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