Tuesday, May 31, 2011

For The Love Of Art

Modeling for love.
Nasty Habits
On Sunday I had the pleasure of working with Conundra and Pearl together (how lucky am I?), two amazing and talented people that not only am I very fond of as friends, their attitude is nothing short of inspiring. We all know our current weather forecasting is hit or miss at best, but when I saw the conditions this morning were going to be cold and windy I was really bummed. When I voiced my disappointment to Conundra her response was ...so what, doesn't matter, we're going to make amazing images. 

Not to spill anything personal here but a few short weeks ago Conundra had a PICC line inserted, a final stage of treatment for an issue she's been having to deal with for quite some time. It's visible on several of our photos from Sunday. This would no doubt curb the activities for many of us, particularly when it comes to meandering naked through abandoned buildings in the desert on a cold and windy day, well, not this Muse!
Some of my favorite images from our previous shoot last August.
Names & Places
A genuine love for what we do is what it's all about.   
I've Got A Dream
I'll be doing more features this year on all the amazing models I've gotten to work with, I've been quite blessed.
Pillars Of Creation

To A Skylark
Conundra chose this verse to accompany the above photo:

"We look before and after,
and pine for what is not:
our sincerest laughter
with some pain is fraught;
our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought

Yet, if we could scorn
hate and pride and fear
if we were things born
not to shed a tear,
I know not how thy joy we should ever come near"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sweet Slumber
"But before all else a work of art is the creation of love. Love for the subject first and for the medium second. Love is the fundamental necessity underlying the need to create, underlying the emotion that gives it form, and from which grows the unfinished product that is presented to the world. Love is the general criterion by which the rare photograph is judged. It must contain it to be not less than the best of which the photographer is capable." - Eliot Porter

1 comment:

  1. Your post was quite timely for me, on a personal note. I believe that what you say and have quoted is true. Nice work also (you know, the nude pics?). Thanks.