The fine art form work continues.

The dance between light and structure, tones and tension, goes on.

“I have…a terrible need…shall I say the word?…of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars.” – Vincent van Gogh.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan.

Those words are in the first book I’ve ever cherished – Sagan’s Cosmos. I’ve read that book several times and still have the original volume given to me as a birthday gift back in 1980. I was 12.

I identify with them when it comes to certain aspects of my personal photography – projects I do just for me. Things I look for when I have a need of religion. Fine art form, flowers, and a few other things. Images that are created for no other reason than to feed my soul.

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Returning to Form.

It’s good to be home.

I love being a photographer. It is, in all honesty, my life. If I’m to be even more honest, there are certain topics that I love shooting more than others. I love working with people more than, say take traditional landscapes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good landscape. Working with people, however, reaches a deeper level of satisfaction.

For me, artistically, black and white form work is my personal acme. It is where I open up and do my best work.

Even the act of photographing it elevates my spirit to a higher plane. All the distractions and white noise of daily life fade away. My mind, which is usually a jumbled mess of a thousand things fighting for my attention at once, goes quiet. I am completely and totally in the present with my focus tuned into a patch of skin a few inches across but really represents it’s own landscape.

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Anna’s birthday boudoir session.

She wanted something special for her boyfriend but be true to herself. Oh, and there was this cupcake.

Everyone struggles with coming up with a special gift for that special someone in their life. Anna, whom I’ve done a session with years ago, had an idea for hers and reached out to me to bounce ideas off of.

We talked about the usual things like outfits, what he liked about her physically so I knew what to show off, what she was comfortable doing, et cetera.

But then we talked about concepts to make it more about her, to bring her essence out in the images. My goal with any of these sessions is to bring out their personality in the images. To me, boudoir isn’t all about being a sex kitten. Far from it.

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My first session with Athena won’t be my last.

The best boudoir sessions happen when the client is just being themselves.

First – a little business. I’ve set aside next Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for last minute Valentine’s sessions. After that there will won’t be enough time to get the finished product back before the big day. Most spots are filled but there are a couple openings left for those looking to get one in

Now onto the fun stuff.

I had the great honor of working with Athena recently. She has a powerful presence that I just adore. She can flip from sweet and cute to “whoa, momma” and everything in between in a heartbeat. We talked about a session where, as it was the first time we’ve worked together, we could explore more of the softer side as a way to introduce ourselves to each other. If it went well, then we could explore further later on.

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Miss F’s recent sensual session.

Privacy is a top priority when it comes to sensual sessions.

Tis the busy season for boudoir photographers across the globe. Between now and Valentines Day people are looking for unique, personal gifts for their significant others, for a friend, or as a gift for themselves. Boudoir sessions check off all the boxes on that list and more.

That being said, it’s also the time for privacy concerns. A lot people don’t want their images on display for the world to see. The photos generated by a session are generally for a certain person’s eyes only. This is totally understandable. I honestly would say a good 50-60% of the sessions I do are never meant to be uploaded here.

That’s why there’s gaps between entries here, by the way.

This is a topic of discussion I have with every client before the session. I want to be clear with them that they are in control of everything. They control what we shoot, where we shoot, how long we shoot, and – most importantly – what happens to the images after the session is done.

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Miss F’s recent sensual session.

Exploring the Dark Side further with fine art form.

Oh how this is getting so very exciting.

When I started my photographic journey in earnest decades ago I found myself firmly in the realm of black and white fine art nude and form. My first solo show was heavily weighed towards this genre not to mention my BFA graduation portfolio. An example of that work was awarded the President’s Award and now is part of the permanent collection of SUNY Oswego.

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