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In LA

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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Polaroid shots from 3 Part Series

September 29, 2013 Leave a comment

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Elements Adrift

September 28, 2013 Leave a comment

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Out Of Focused: Sunset

September 27, 2013 Leave a comment

 

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Model: Mel

September 26, 2013 Leave a comment

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3 Part Series

September 25, 2013 Leave a comment
3 Part Series: Photography, Mixed Media Artwork, Sculpture
I started this series to be able to try and maximize the amount of work that was created for art galleries and publications — While taking less time to do it. The photography focuses on the human figure in nature, the contrast of shadow and light, of textures, and the beauty of the natural in nature. The Artwork focuses on the human figure, and the blending of digital and traditional art forms. It has also allowed me to use photos as references to attempt new processes of mixing medias or in the creation of other types of artwork.
1. The 3 part Fine Art series is: Photography / Artwork / Sculpture*. The Photography and Artwork are created from the SAME SHOOT. (It is like a 2 for price of 1 deal!! – I am all about multi-tasking… saves time, energy and creates more work with less effort.)
2. I shoot during the daytime with natural light – in nature. Modeling is NUDE. — Nudity is taisteful – Exactly the SAME as you can see in my ports. Also if a model doesn’t want to show her face or reveal her identity — That is totally fine, just let me know in advance. (Remind me at the shoot and pose accordingly.)
3. Just to repeat: “Nudity is required.” — My Non-nude work is VERY LIMITED and typically ONLY for models that I have ALREADY worked with. I prefer models that I have a trust/ connection established with already– rather then working with multiple new models = it makes things easier, more comfortable, and creates better images!! At the shoot I WILL shoot ALL of the following: nudes, implieds, headshots, and might even shot a few clothed shots. Shoots last typically for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
4. If model desires she can bring someone to the shoot – no problem. – I have had models bring husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, or just come alone. All the same to me – just give me a heads up before the shoot. =) Also if you do not drive or have a car – let me know, I might be able to pick you up.
5. All Artwork is based off the nude in nature shoot. Almost all work in the MM Artist/ Painter port came from nudes in nature shots. I will NOT set up a shoot JUST to create artwork from it – it is not worth my time.
6. I offer ONLY trade: 12 edited images sent via email WITHIN 3 weeks of shoot and 1 artwork images within a month via email. (artwork takes a lil longer to create) — I choose the 12 to edit. Image size is exactly as seen in my MM ports w/ logo on them. Sometimes I send more edits then I offer – just because. =) And I also often go back and do artwork of models I have shot in the past — So my models often get lil surprise bonus images/ artwork even years later! =)
7. Model must be 18 -DUH! =) and must bring ID / sign model release.
8. My style and work is very unique so I’m only looking for models who are seriously interested in the different series I am working on. Images/ Artwork is NOT used on any porn or sexual adult content sites. Work will be created for the Fine Art World usages** – for exhibition and retail at galleries, museums, and website/ profolio.
9. Because I work on both modeled and non -modeled art / photography plus curating gallery shows I am VERY limited on time. I typically do a LIMITED amount of shoots and typically — ONLY for the series that I am working on. This means: I will not set up a shoot to shoot some idea that the model has just because she thinks it is a great idea — there are plenty of other guys that will! hahaha BUT, if you have shot with me a few times for the series, and we have a working relationship – I sometimes will make time to do favors for those models! =)
12. If your interested in the series leave a name and number on one of my MM ports and I’ll give you a call.
 Thanks looking forward to working with you! — Howard
*(sculpture is VERY expensive to make so it will be limited to only a few of the models chosen from the photoshoots. This will be discussed at a later date.)
** (read model release for more details)
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5 Models in 5 Locations

September 25, 2013 Leave a comment

From the 3 Part Series Project

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Model: Martha

September 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Iphone: Textures

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

From the Iphone Series

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Models Response: #5

September 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Providing Models a space to speak in their own words their experience modeling artistic nudes:

Model: Melodye Joy

(Age: 23 , Regular Shoot: 1 times,  Nude shoots: 1 time before our first shoot. Has shot with me multiple times since 2007. Has since done 60 shoots – 22 times published.) 

Nude Modeling; Cutting Edge or Cutting Ties?

For those who are not familiar with nude or implied modeling, you assume a model that chooses such a personal aspect of modeling career is a “porn star”. Am I close? Thought so. That is one man’s perception that somehow crept out into the world as the standard ideal of a nude model. 

Ancient artists drew nude figures, painted nude women, and constructed nude statues to capture a natural beauty that is within us all. Scholars praise these historical craftsmen and students fawn over their work. In today’s society, nude modeling has unfortunately become a misconceived notion that is cone sides with the porn industry. This is both true and false, depending on how you personally perceive the craft.  

Nude models are women who have built their career and for some, began their career in an artistic element. This nude modeling does not involve physical self-exploration, but a spiritual exploration and finding of ones self. For me, personally, nude modeling was a jumping off point into beauty & fashion. Being a petite woman, I did not think I would ever succeed in modeling. Having scars since birth, freckles on my face, wearing glasses…these flaws were always an eye sore (or so I thought). When my friend suggested I try modeling, I thought she had officially lost her mind! Me? Model? I laughed. But, something pulled me to look into the idea days later. The idea of being a model was foreign to me, and to this day, I’m not sure if modeling or acting enhances my nerves more? I have been blessed but never claim to make any money or a paid career of this business, it was just another way to remain creative and artistic…because we all know I can’t draw to save my life and any recording of my singing have already been buried deep in the back yard! LOL. 

My first experience in modeling was a nude/implied shoot in Downtown LA, on a rooftop no less! I was nervous, yet excited to begin my journey.  The photographer walked me through the concept, using creative light source and sheer fabrics as props. His kind wife was the makeup & hair stylist, which made my first shoot even more comfortable. I was never left alone with the photographer, never physically touched by the photographer, and never asked to perform any inappropriate act. This was all about the art, the artist & his muse. Those images, in fact, gained viewers and inquiries from beauty artists, fashion photographers & gained me three opportunities to walk the runway (which is rare for a petite model). 

About my 3rd experience in modeling, I came in contact with an artist/photographer, who enhanced the body in his nude pieces. The first time we shot, I traveled with my then boyfriend, who honestly, made the shoot more difficult and my focus less on the task. This of course, is something I later found out to be a deterring factor when someone inquires of collaborating with a model. However, in this case, the photographer enjoyed working with me and we worked on a few new projects together months later, this time without a personal distraction. He was patient while I prepared the first makeup and hairstyle and he had a separate room for changing or if on location, he had something to cover the area as I changed or undressed. I personally thought that was silly, seeing how I was going to be nude or implied nude anyway. But later, I understood. Even though our concepts were typically nude or implied nature, he remained professional. This of course, made the task not easier, but more calming. 

To date, peers and professionals alike have noticed our collaborative effort and we have each been recognized in print.  Aside from those accolades, I make use of what I have learned in nude modeling and pertain it to fashion, beauty and any creative concepts that may come along. Speaking of which…

Are the photos of myself nude or implied as such going to determine my career in modeling? Yes and no. Photographs that have been taken of me are in artistic form, accentuating my curves, my natural beauty. Photographers I have worked with in such a light have taken notes from those historical artists and used the body as a canvas, as a muse. Does that mean I should get every modeling gig, let alone TAKE every gig? No. I have been denied because of my portfolio, as much as I have been chosen for a particular concept because of that same portfolio. And just the same, I have declined work because some have assumed that because I did nude or implied modeling; I would do something of a sexual nature pertaining to say nudity. 

 For some, this has become a lifestyle, which involves pornographic art, film, photography, & a closet of little clothing. And for them, that is okay. But we need to see that nude or implied modeling is NOT all pornographic. One could argue, why are we okay with a nude statue or painting but irked at a nude photograph or video? Is it because it is simply not human? After all, there had to have been a human in mind, wither physically posing for an artist or in ones mind as he chipped away the curves. I don’t agree with ALL nude modeling, nor do I agree that one need sacrifice their personal boundaries for a career in entertainment, fashion or modeling of any sort. I could go on and on, but I will simply end with this last few words….

I personally like all of the images I have taken that are of nude nature, however….At the end of the day, modeling, like any art, is in the eye of the beholder. It is up to whom is viewing said art to determine its fate. 

By Melody Joy, petite model, actress, web designer & creative writer: http://melodyejoy.com 

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