Into My Arms, the transition piece from the Paths That Cross series to an as yet new, untitled series for the coming year. Tatum once again graced the studio for the inaugural image, a lighter palette, subtle textures, minimal props, leaving the mind to wander several directions.
Received word this morning that three of my images will be exhibited at the Body/ Image InterPhoto Exposition Photo-Concours International, Roscoff, France, September 29- October 13.
The three images being featured in Body/ Image are Rocks, Creekside, and Clasped Hands. Thank you jurors, Lourdes Delgado (Spain), Jim Gabbard (USA), Beatrix Reinhardt (Germany/USA), and Riichi Yamaguchi (Japan) for including my images in the exhibition.
Looking at my work from recent years, it is apparent the masters of Renaissance painting have had a significant influence on my photography. The lighting, color palette, and overall mood reflected in the imagery all reference the past. As I move forward, the imagery mirrors other times.
A recent session with Astrid Kallsen of Atlanta produced the above images and many more, natural light in the studio of the SE Center for Photography.
Paths That Cross is featured in the current issue of Square Magazine. Square, published in France by Christophe Dillinger, features the work of contemporary photographers working in the square format.
Thanks, Christophe for feature!
Tatum was back for another session in Paths That Cross, for Beneath the Southern Cross, above, and Lo and Behold, below. A few more shots are planned with Tatum and Brittani returns shortly for her next chapter in the story before our preview show in May, to coincide with Artisphere.
A couple of weeks ago I invited local model Hannah to come by and create some images for Paths that Cross. This is only a sampling of what we accomplished that first day, still untitled. She has since been back for another shoot and so far it looks promising, too.
Erica Jay recently ventured south to help me add some more images to Paths That Cross. Being at the mercy of Delta Airlines, what should have been a few days of leisurely shooting turned into one marathon day, but what a day!
Working with Erica, I always leave with much more than hoped, we filled in some blank spots in the project and took it to some new directions. And Erica is pure joy to work with, though you can’t really call it work.
A very successful day and can’t wait for another.
Last month I had the opportunity to once again join Bill Earle and conduct a fine art nude workshop outside Philadelphia. One of the many perks of the weekend was the chance to once again photograph the talented and tireless Erica Jay. Always something different and exciting.
Dancing Barefoot, another addition to the Paths That Cross project. Continuing our journey into darker places, Tatum climbed atop the alter, a sacrifice, perhaps, or just a place to grab a nap.
Recent additions to Paths That Cross. Waiting Undergound, above, and Because the Night, below. Both images came from the same session, same model, and several more images have probably made the cut , too.