Weekend Update: March 24, 2019
Starting today, March 24, 2019, I’m going to start doing “weekend updates” for a bit, to see how that goes on livening this blog up a bit. This way, I will try to enforce a rule upon my ADD-self to write at least one post … Continue readingWeekend Update: March 24, 2019
For Love of Art, Creators Create
As I write this, I’m listening to a few — too few — songs that another lawyer-friend of mine sent me tonight. We’ve been talking about them, and a few other art-related-life-related things, via text-messaging, and I finally decided that, for the love of art, … Continue readingFor Love of Art, Creators Create
This piece is called, “Rat Patrol.” The name was going to be “Desolation,” or “Desolate Rider,” but one of my friends suggested that it seemed as though my lady was on a mission. So I floated “Rat Patrol,” and about six of my friends said, … Continue readingRat Patrol
First Place for Nudes in November 2018
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this site, but as I just won another First Place for this year’s Nudes in November, I thought I should start paying attention again. The featured image to this post—which my wife gave the name of “Pinnacle”—is that … Continue readingFirst Place for Nudes in November 2018
In addition to the more traditional styles of artistic nudes, and the occasional boudoir photography session, one of my favorite forms of photography is what I call “fantasy nudes.” These are typically composites, and as you might guess from the name, I fill them with … Continue readingFantasy Nudes/Composites
One of the drawbacks of living and shooting the kind of photography I do in an area like Fresno is that it’s not a prime location for finding professional-quality models. Don’t get me wrong, there are more than a few decent models around here. And … Continue readingThe Never-Will-Be
Or, as we used to call them, “self-portrait.” I haven’t done a self-portrait in a very long time. In fact, even longer than before my last blog posts—haha, or LOL, or whatever the new parlance is. Not much to say about this, but I felt … Continue reading“Selfie”
Facebook Without a Stitch (of Sense)
Well, it looks like I’m going to be reducing my use of Facebook.
Best of Show: Seventh Annual Black & White Exhibition at Sorensen’s
The title kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Last night was ArtHop™ in Fresno, as you know if you read yesterday’s post.
Well, tonight will mark my third ArtHop™ exhibit this year. As you can imagine, this has meant a lot of work – but also a lot of fun! After my exhibit at Peeves Public House last month, I was contacted by new models, and so … Continue readingArtHop™ Tonight!
Where to start…where to start… As usual, life keeps getting in the way of trying to keep my blog up-to-date with all the latest news. Sometimes I think I need an amanuensis to help. They could just ask me questions, and write the blogs for … Continue readingNew Directions
ArtHop™ February 2016: Jewel FM Gallery
I’ve wanted to get something posted for a while now. In fact, I have a draft titled “Why I Photograph Nudes” that I’ve been working on off, and on, for more than a week. I was planning to post something about the upcoming ArtHop™ after that. … Continue readingArtHop™ February 2016: Jewel FM Gallery
Nudes in November 2015: “Stuck”
This year’s Nudes in November, a part of the ArtHop™ experience at the Sorensen Studio in Fresno, California, was my third time participating in that juried exhibition. In fact, the 2013 Nudes in November was the first time I had entered a juried competition. It … Continue readingNudes in November 2015: “Stuck”
My First Corporate Shoot
Some folk may know that my “day job” is running my own private law practice on the Sixth Floor of downtown’s glorious Patterson Building. It’s during my “off” time that I work on my art (sometimes in a rented studio space on the second floor). … Continue readingMy First Corporate Shoot
Notice for main blog page: the following article contains nude images.
Manipulation, Retouching & Restoration
One of the things I really enjoy is taking an image that’s missing something, or has too much of something, or has been damaged in some way, and either repairing, or, where possible, making a better photo out of it.
Until recently, I haven’t really had much access to a decent studio. However, as of about four months ago, I started renting a space in which to shoot the occasional portrait (and artistic nudes, about which more in another post).
Living in Fresno, California – and before that Hanford, California – for most of my life, I can’t miss the importance of agriculture. The closest I ever came to direct exposure to the farm life was picking, and turning, grapes as a teenager. (When I lived … Continue readingAgricultural Landscapes
One of my favorite types of photography is the Landscape. For me, shooting landscapes is a time of quiet concentration.