Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting back in the game

It's been a while since my last post, and I've realized that I haven't been posting for a while. I had a few shoots since then, but one of the most interesting people I had posing for me in the studio was a beautiful Irish dancer, "The Infamous Demonatia"

























She was full of energy, but as the Irish dance goes, she kept a tight control of her upper body and her hands. Forgetting about photography and getting philosophical for a second, it made me think about the constant tag of war between our personalities and the environment that forces us to keep a tight leash on some of our character traits.

As always, I've changed the pace in the middle of the shoot and made a few portraits trying to show her expressive piercing eyes, the tattoo, and the beautiful, handmade, forehead leather piece that she bought with her. I absolutely loved the images, and I hope you do to.
























We also talked about a few things, and the small talk turned into a small discovery of her fascinating personality for me. I won't go into details here, but it's safe to say that I also hope to work with her again one day :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Toy


Probably completely unrelated neither to intimate nor to sketching :) but I've gotten a new toy for myself! It's in great shape, and in due time might even become a prop for one of my shoots.

I'll need to add some padding to the saddle bags to carry my photo gear, and I can't even imagine all the possibilities for shooting in nature with this bike in the background :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beautiful Maternity Images

A few days ago, I had a pleasure of working with an expecting mother, who asked me to document her pregnancy in artistic style, trying to avoid glamor and allure while concentrating on beauty and grace.

Her personality lent itself beautifully to the task I had in front of me, and these images are the result of our studio collaboration.

You can see more at IntimateSketch.com



Monday, September 14, 2009

Photo session in the great outdoors



A few days ago, I had a privilege to work with a a friend of mine (again :) ) in the great outdoors. The weather was beautiful, and the the spot we found was simply amazing. It was the end of a relatively easy trail, and the few small stepping stones at the water edge were perfect.





After walking around the park a little more and meeting three beautiful and quite friendly dogs (and their owners), we found a bunch of boulders that we decided to explore. That space offered plenty of opportunities and resulted in many interesting images.





A very short drive away from that park, we found ruins of a small village, just a few houses really. Though pressed for time now, we managed to walk around and find a few gorgeous locations that lended themselves beautifully to our efforts :) Overall, the day was a total success, and I'm looking forward to visiting that place again








You can see more at http://intimatesketch.com/galleries/le5
and even more at http://intimatesketch.com

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another shoot in the park



Two Sundays ago, I was lucky to work with a great model in the beautiful location. We walked up the stone steps of the park overlooking Hudson River, looking for interesting places to shoot. The theme was the natural summer look and the weather cooperated perfectly.









One of the highlights was the family of three passing by. They were walking their dog, and I asked if they would mind if we took a few pictures of the model with the dog. They were happy to oblige and the dog didn't seem to mind either.








In the end, we found a hidden spot with the small stream, which we've used to emphasize the summer feeling we aimed for.

Here is a link to the rest of the images

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gallery update


Is it measured in how much you are being paid, or in how much you have accomplished? Maybe it's all about the appreciation? Getting a positive feedback is nice, but when you see that the model really means it by using your images for self promotion, it makes it for a very rewarding experience :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Shooting in the park

Beautiful female in the park with arches, steep stairs, elegant hat, flowing dresses, heels, and perfect weather :) The only thing missing are a couple of assistants to carry the gear, a makeup artist, and someone with the cooler full of chilled bottled water.

Check out the gallery and let me know what you think
http://intimatesketch.com/gallery/bz

cheers