Monday, June 18, 2012

Artistic Nude Shoot

I usually do about 4 artistic/glamour nude shoots a year. My main reason and motivation for this is that apart from capturing the beautiful female form uncluttered by clothing, it really helps me stretch my creativity to get tasteful yet sexy and erotic images. It also allows me to play around with different lighting setups and effects in order to help achieve this, which I cannot really do to the same extent on a normal portrait shoot.

Lately however I have had 3 nude shoots in the last month or so. With most South African models strict upbringing it is fairly hard to find models that are willing to pose nude, so when the opportunity arises I have to jump at it. The shoot I had last week was with a lovely Czech model who now lives in Cape Town.




Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Alternative Model/Tattoo shoot.

A few months ago I went to a "Ink and Iron" day (Tattoo's and Bikes) and there I saw this girl with a lovely tattoo of a mermaid on her leg. I took a photograph of the tattoo as well as of a few others.

A couple of weeks ago I got a request for a shoot from Candice, an alternative model and she mentioned that she had tattoo's and pieicings. The shoot finally happened last Saturday in collaboration with my friend and fellow photographer, Fiona Byrns. When Candice arrived for the shoot I immeadiately noticed that it was the same girl whose tattoo I had admired so much.

Here are a few images from the shoot to show you what I mean.




Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite
Taken with Sigma 150-500 OS lens

Lioness

Lioness
Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Caracal

Caracal
AKA "Rooikat". Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Winter Surfer

Winter Surfer
Table View, Cape Town, South Africa

Eric Harley leading off.

Eric Harley leading off.
Barrier Buttress, Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa