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A couple of weeks ago now, I had the pleasure of working with the amazing Anne Duffy Model on a Foto Frenzy, Art of the Human Form Photography Workshop. The location was a beautiful property in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with it’s own little rocky creek and waterfalls which made it the perfect backdrop for some artistic nude photography. Our host and second model, Chelsea Jayde and her husband were very generous with offering their property for us to use for the day and they also put on an amazing lunch which everyone very much appreciated.
The feedback from the participants has been wonderful and everyone seemed to learn a lot. For some, it was their first introduction to photographing the human form and it was a great honour that they chose my workshop to be exposed to this wonderful art form. I do hope that they now want to keep exploring artistic nude photography as an art form and they can get as much enjoyment out of this challenging photography genre as I have.
Here’s some images from the day. Photo of me photographing Anne, courtesy of Joel @ Fetigraphy.
Being from Queensland, it’s quite common to refer to anyone who resides “south of the border” in New South Wales or Victoria as a Mexican. So it was only fitting that Anne Duffy (who hails from the ACT) be the one to pose with some big cactus and don the big sombrero for this amazing late afternoon shoot around the old Cannery. Anne was the one that really wanted to do this shoot and I felt rather privileged that she chose me to be the photographer.
Anne and I have worked together on at least 3 previous occasions when she has ventured north to visit me in Queensland so I guess it’s definitely my turn to drive south and pay her a visit next time. Wherever we do end up doing our next shoot I am sure I won’t be disappointed with the results as Anne is such an amazing model and even though she might be a Mexican as far as us Queenslanders go, I’m very proud to call her a fellow Aussie.
I’ve completed my California Nudes AV with images of Rebecca & V Nixie. It was so much fun exploring Joshua Tree Nat Park and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with these two talented models and I was more than happy with the results. As you can see, it was a very successful 2 days shooting in the California desert
Back to Baja for this post as I continue to edit images from Fest X @ Todos Santos.
As Samantha Grace is a self confessed California beach babe and considering she hadn’t had the chance to shoot outside of the hotels, I thought she would like the opportunity to scrabble over some rocks and get wet at the beach. I think it’s pretty obvious from the photos that she appreciated it
Thanks for such a fun shoot Samantha
You may be thinking, what the hell is a Wonder Hussy?? I wouldn’t blame you if you were either. Wonder Hussy happens to be the name of a local Vegas model who I stumbled across some months ago on Model Mayhem. Her blog offered some helpful tidbits of local info about shooting in and around Vegas and as soon as I saw she had a pick up truck and would be happy to drive helpless photographers around to some cool desert locations to shoot, I knew she was the girl for me – to shoot with that is
Here’s Part 1 of my shoot(s) with Wonder Hussy where we ventured out into the Vegas desert and found some really red rocks.I don’t normally edit my art nudes with such vibrant colour but when you have a sky and rocks like that, they just scream saturation! I’ll probably still edit some black & whites later anyway though
Brooke’s reputation as an art nude model had preceded her and I was very much looking forward to working with her. I had seen her portfolio and even heard first hand about her ability to work with the environment, especially with positioning her body in tight, tiny spaces. So with that in mind I thought the rocks at the beach would be a good place to test her out
Of course she passed with flying colours and I was left amazed at how she carefully manoeuvred her body in behind rocks and crevices and created beautiful poses in such awkward positions. To say I was impressed would be an understatement.
Golf clap for Brookie the little monkey Hope to work with you again real soon!
Well the 10th annual Zoe Fest (Fest X) has sadly come to an end. This was my third Zoe Fest, my first outside of Australia and it certainly won’t be my last. Once again I have had an absolute blast working, socialising (i.e. Drinking!) and just plain old chilling out with an amazing bunch of talented photographers and beautiful models, without whom, I would not have been able to create such amazing imagery during my stay in Todos Santos.
New friendships were forged and old ones reaffirmed to become even stronger. This is easily my favourite time of the year and I’m already looking forward to the next one – where ever that may be!
A big thanks to all of those that participated but in particular to Zoe for her tireless efforts, Mick Marlborough for securing all that amazing sponsorship from Lens Baby, Rogue Photographic Design, Expo Disc and Peak Design. Thanks also to Rex from A&I Books for all his help. My travel buddy Mal Grant, it was awesome fun if not a little scary driving on the opposite side of the road with you! Last by no means least, thanks to all of the models. I love each and every one of you and have nothing but admiration for your efforts and modelling skills.
Luckily for me my adventure hasn’t ended just yet and I will now be spending the next few days in VEGAS BABY!! But no, I won’t be sitting in the casinos gambling what little money I have left away. I will be heading out into the Nevada Desert for a couple of shoots with a crazy local model called Wonder Hussy!
So keep an eye out for what’s coming next from the Vegas Desert shoots and I will also continue to add images from Baja as I get around to editing more of the shoots.
Ella Rose is our only UK representative this year as unfortunately we had some last minute drop-outs. Like other English art nude models I’ve worked with before, she is full of beauty and grace and she certainly didn’t disappoint on our very first shoot together.
We shot in three locations, The Todos Santos Inn, an old cannery which has some great old decaying buildings and the Playa de las Palmas.
I’m not sure I will have time to shoot with her again this trip but I certainly hope our next shoot is not too far away.
My second day of shooting at Fest X started with an early morning session with Vancouver model, Meghan.
I chose to shoot at Casa Dracula because of the beautiful morning light which spills around the grounds and into the many rooms and I thought Meghan would really suit the soft natural feeling that I was trying to achieve. I think I was right
Meghan was a real pleasure to work with and I really hope she can make it down to Australia in the near future as I would really love to work with her again soon.
The last shoot of my first ZoeFest was with a lovely New Mexican by the name of Stephanie Anne so it was only fitting that I continued on from that fantastic sunrise beach shoot with another here in Baja.
Mal Grant and I drove Anne D & Stephanie Anne down to Cabo San Lucas in the hope of getting some shots with the famous Arch in the background. Unfortunately the massive ocean liner parked in right in front put paid to that idea so we needed to find another spot real fast before we lost the good morning light. Luckily we found a couple of great beaches only a few minutes further south from Cabo.
My shoot with Stephanie Anne continued later that day when the afternoon cooled down a little and we shot at the Hotelito in Todos Santos. The hotel offers some great locations for art nude shoots so I have not doubt I will be back there to shoot more this week.
It was a real pleasure working with Stephanie Anne again two years after first working together and becoming good friends. We had a real connection that first Zoefest in Mission Beach and it was wonderful that the connection remained. It really felt like only a couple of months had passed instead of 2 years.
No doubt I will be working with Stephanie again before the week is over.