Tags archives: Studio

  • Crescent Curves of Luna

  • Luna, from Latin, meaning moon. In ancient Rome it was the name of the divine embodiment of the moon. I had that in mind when I was working on these photos. This shoot was sort of impromptu. We’d been trying to hook up for some shots for quite a while but could never make it work. So instead of w[...]
  • POW: David's back with some new tricks

  • What better way to announce a return than with a super hero pinup illustration? This is one of those shoots where I do the shoot with an idea of what I want to accomplish at the end, but don’t really know how I’m going to get to that end point. So the shoot just sits and sits and sits. How long [...]
  • Carving Light from the Darkness

  • Black and white. There's a haunting beauty about it. Afterall, color is life. What are you left with when you strip it from a photo? I remember the first time we were handed black sheets of paper in art school. We were told to draw the light instead of the shadow. It's not something you ever real[...]
  • Killer Curves and Fashion Photography

  • Here's a much more fashion oriented section from my shoot with Brooke. We did headshots on the portrait backdrop, then moved to dramatically lit, glamour shots on the red couch, and wrapped things up with some more high fashion looking shots on the white wall. It was like three shoots in one. It[...]
  • Impromptu Outdoor Boudoir: Modesto Ca

  • I remember Sam being a little worried about this shoot. She’d never done anything like this before, but I assured her that most of my clients are trying something like this for the first time. What matters is bringing a gorgeous personality, and curves then let me do the rest. Then the power went[...]
  • Modesto Bridal Boudoir To Get His Motor Humming

  • When I tell people that I shoot boudoir in the Central Valley they usually have one of two reactions. Either they give me that sidelong, “tsk, tsk, tsk,” look, or they enter into a state of disbelief. “People actually do that here? I thought you could only find boudoir in the Bay Area?” Oh, an[...]
Art and Shame
  • Art and Shame

  • My first artistic nude! It’s been a long road for me in my development as an artist to get to this point. The biggest hurdle, aside from fear, was shame. Shame seems to be everywhere in our society these days. It’s this strange social construct through which the majority attempts to contro[...]
What I Learned in Art School
  • What I Learned in Art School

  • Curves. Oh how I love curves. My love affair with the female form in all its various shapes and sizes was solidified back in art school. Four hours a day I’d sit in a figure drawing class drawing the nude figure. Now, I know that not many people have ever stepped foot in a figure drawing c[...]
  • A Word on 'Adrift'

  • ‘Adrift’ started as nothing more than an attempt to place my subject somewhere other than on a mattress in a studio. A week or so earlier I’d seen a photograph of a mother and son floating in a boat and the image stuck with me, so when it came time to relocate my model I set out in search of a b[...]
A new look for pinup
  • A new look for pinup

  • “Testing. Testing. Check one two. Check. Check.” Test shoots. Every photographer has a different way of doing them. The general consensus is that they’re shot in studio (if you have one), with basic lighting. It’s so that the photographer can see how the model works through poses, how they respon[...]
  • Gothic Beauty Teaser

  • Hey all, I'm running around like a decapitated chicken. Over the last two weeks I've done four sexy shoots and I've got another one scheduled for tomorrow. Along with all of that, I just started up a Facebook page where magazines can send followers once we start submitting things ... and, of course,[...]