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Nude In The Landscape – With Rosa Brighid THIS SUNDAY!

Once again, this weekend we’re off to our top secret location for another shoot with (in my opinion) one of the country’s best nude models – Rosa Brighid. The location is a private and secluded smallholding in rural Warwickshire with a beautiful mill race stream, 2 lakes, a barn, stables, lakeside hut, boat, and the most beautiful old trees. There are still a couple of spaces – get in touch if you’d like to come along.

Prude Or Rude?

There’s been a great deal of controversy over the last year or so about the apparent gender-biased censorship by Facebook. This largely centres on the alleged hypocrisy in the way male nudity (or partial nudity) is treated more leniently than female partial nudity by Facebook’s censors and their lack of a coherent explanation for this.

For example, post an image of a topless woman on Facebook and there’s a fair chance it will be reported and removed fairly quickly but if you post an image of a topless man, or even extreme violence (such as beheadings or beatings) and it will stand a greater chance of being left alone.

If this also strikes you as a bit unfair, perhaps you’d like to join me in using the image below to cover the “offending” bits of any photos you fancy posting…

WARNING

Just right click and save it onto your ‘puter for future use – go on, you have my blessing.

This is how it looks in situ on an actual image I posted on Facebook of the stunning Rosa Brighid

 

 

Playing Man Ray At His Own Game

I wanted to share this image with you. It was taken by Katie Bulmer, a student on the Fotofilia ten week “Advanced Photography” course. It was taken for the first of two assignments on the course in which the students were asked to reproduce a pre-existing image, either faithfully to the original or as a completely different version – as long as there was an obvious similarity between the two. I think Katie pulled that off, don’t you?

In case you haven’t worked it out already, the photograph is based on “Man Ray’s “El Violin De Ingres” from 1924. Katie’s model was her mom, photographed in the studio. The finishing touches to the post-production were done in class. Here’s the original for comparison…

Man Ray, get your coat.

A Special Evening With Kate (part 4)

A few final images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper at Fotofilia this week. After the various other sets, where better to end up than the cafe? Our cafe. Or rather the excellent Urban Coffee Company cafe which is also situated within the BOM (Birmingham Open Media) building. Sadly, the staff had long since gone home but at least we were able to use this brilliant location for a few final shots before we were finally beaten by the clock.

 

 

A Special Evening With Kate (part 3)

More images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper at Fotofilia this week. So far we’ve had beauty headshots, grungey latex and lorry wheels. Now we’re getting back to basics – pure, clean, high-key with Kate in a corset…

 

 

A Special Evening With Kate (part 2)

More images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper at Fotofilia this week. This little batch feature our much-used (by me anyway) aluminium-effect wall and a lorry wheel that Chrissy (of DollHouse fame, who also uses my Fotofilia studio and has just about the world’s largest collection of props) happens to have left lying around.


 

A Special Evening With Kate

Amazing what you can achieve in just a couple of hours. Derby-based model Kate Anne Cooper modelled for the Fotofilia “Special Studio Evening” this week and during the two and a half hours she was there, and despite having to “share” Kate with my little group, we were still able to get through several sets, outfits and locations.

First up are these headshots, taken with my Nikon DSLR and 50mm f1.4 (set at about f2.2) and using only the continuous modelling lights from two Bowens flash heads

 

 

 

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