Monthly Archives: January 2012
Waaay back in August 2010 I entered a competition run by www.eroticsignature.com and while I didn’t win, I was told in September that one of my images was chosen to be published in the competition book called The Worlds Greatest Erotic Art of Today – Volume 4. Fantastic! I thought, it will be great to see my image in print along with some other great erotic photographic works. April 2011 rolled around and I received an email to say that the book was finally available for pre-order and as one of the finalists, I was eligible for a free copy! Of course I still had to pay the $44 to get it shipped from the USA but I could live with that. September 2011 arrives and so does another email to say that books had finally shipped!……from Hong Kong to their warehouse in Miami
So since that last email back in Sept last year I had totally forgotten all about the book until today when I received one of those little notifications from the post office to say I had an international parcel to collect. Sure enough it was THE BOOK! In fact books plural as I ended up ordering another copy so I could give one to my lovely model Lara who featured in my selected image.
So here you have it, the book I never thought would arrive, finally has. I guess they just skipped over the 2011 competition. I wonder if they will start the whole process again for a 2012 competition? If they do I’m not sure I could be bothered doing it all again.
2011 was a pretty good year for me although it wasn’t until November that I started to gain some real direction for my photography. My trip to the USA and Baja, Mexico was obviously the highlight of the year and as you have already seen from the blog posts from that trip, it produced some really great images that I am very proud of. It also aided me in finding direction, not only with my photography but also my life in general. Since returning I am now a director in a new company called Foto Frenzy along with some very good friends of mine, Tony Holden, Darren Jew, Adam Finch and Ian Poole. We aim to be Brisbane’s leading photography course and workshop company and with the talent we have among our tutors, I’m sure this will soon be a reality.
I’ve also just started a brand new business for my own photography called The Model Experience which will operate out of the same premises / studio as Foto Frenzy. Of course I will continue to photograph artistic nudes and maternity nudes but I will also be shooting fashion portraits and boudoir style glamour portraits plus model portfolios.
So 2012 is shaping up to be a very busy year indeed but before I get stuck into it with all the new shoots I have planned, I thought I would share some of my favourite images from my Australian shoots from 2011. Enjoy
It may be a little known fact that I quite often take commissions to photograph maternity / pregnancy photos. Of course more often than not, they are nudes. I love photographing maternity nudes as, just like with any naked woman, they are all different. Every pregnant belly is a different shape and size depending on the woman and the stage of the pregnancy. There are often limitations to the poses due to the comfort of the subject and to show the belly off, the pose usually has to be side on in profile.
My style of studio nudes suits maternity nudes extremely well with either side or backlighting against a dark background highlighting the beautiful curves of the pregnant belly. Recently however, I’ve been experimenting with a more high key style and my most recent maternity shoot involved some body painting which presented a whole new set of challenges. As you can see from the example below, it turned out beautifully thanks to my wonderful makeup artist Jessalee and our beautiful and patient subject Dom.
You can see more maternity nudes in my new gallery.