August 25, 2016

The Art of Dan Van Winkle



Member of Univers d'Artistes since 2007




In 2008, Dan Van Winkle told me during his interview :
"Define my own style ? Never. My style is constantly changing, otherwise I'd be a static and bored photographer. I could never do the same thing over and over.
I guess if I had a style, it would be to attempt to use natural fantastic light whenever possible.
I also have to admit that I love the way that oil/water and skin play together in the righ light."
And that's true ! From 2007 to our days Dan has never done the same thing as you could see it during the years I have exhibited his wonderful photographs. That said, in his last works I saw his camera take a little more distance from his always talented Art Models. And in 9 years, he found some other poses and magic places as the outdoors addicted photographer he still is.

Dan Van Winkle is a warm and friendly man and overall a great photographer I am proud and honored to know. Thank you Dan from the bottom of my heart for your active participation for this 10th article.


A little more about Dan Van Winkle :









Dan has shot landscapes for many years, honing his craft on many hikes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the environs around his house in Marin County, California and in various places around the world.

About 12 years ago he got the idea (not that original of an idea to be sure) to start incorporating the nude figure into his landscapes and has been focusing on that mostly since then.

The feeling of being out in nature working with a free spirited female (or male) model, collaborating to create an image that evokes emotion, thought or just appreciation for the combined beauty is one that Dan cherishes and will continue to pursue for many years to come.

By trade Dan is an electronic hardware design engineer mostly focusing on high frequency circuit design.  He works at the prestigious SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where some of his circuits enable scientists from all over the world to do cutting edge research.  Shooting is a way for Dan to relax and re-connect with nature and other likeminded people.












Dan asked me to choose among more than one hundred photographs ! I spent three days to watch them one by one... Thank you Dan ;-)



My latest shoot with Art Model Kaela








For many, many years, I’ve wanted to do a shoot in the High Sierra.  I did one once, but the area I chose to go to just wasn’t what I had hoped.  Plus, I was younger and less experienced at shooting nudes.  So, I don’t really count that shoot.  Just recently (the day after my birthday) I made plans to shoot with Kaela near her home base in Bishop, CA.  The following galleries the outcome of our collaboration over a day and a half.  I hope they are enjoyed as much as I enjoyed making them.

There were basically for parts to the shot, we started at 5:30AM at some hot springs near Mammoth Lakes for sunrise.  We then moved to Convict lake for a short hike around the lake.  We then caught lunch and rested in the afternoon.  Then it was up the mountain towards Bishop Pass with an end goal of Bull Lake just below Chocolate Peak.  Then, it was home, to sleep, and up again the next day to start my new project with my old canoe.  I’ve already done a post on the canoe project, but will include the gallery again here for completeness.  Please, do, enjoy!  I do this for the love of it and to share with others.





















One of my favorite locations

Salt Point is one of my favorite places for environmental nudes (that’s what I’m calling them now).


















One of my favorite models in one of my favorite places


















A special trip to oceano













I end this article by a beautiful and realistic thought of Dan Van Winkle for the young photographers : No matter what difficulties you face, follow your dreams and be true to yourself.

Yes Dan, the dreams come true. Thank you again !



One of my "old" favorites with Art Model Vassanta :


"Natural"



August 17, 2016

Christophe Vermare : his new book is born !!


Member of Univers d'Artistes since 2008



http://www.christophevermare.com/src/index.php?section=book
Congratulations !! Champagne !

I met Christophe Vermare at Marseille, France. Time was too short to share our love of his art. He offered me his first book "Distances" with a lot of compliments and thanks. I blushed, it is just my job. I love it. It is in front of my bed exhibited as a jewel.

Here is the pre sale of his second one. Bravo Christophe ! What a talent, what a work.



"Ses cheveux dans mes yeux"

http://www.christophevermare.com/src/index.php?section=book













"This new book of 121 photographs focuses on the essence of my passion by presenting only photographs of my wife Anne over 25 years of Art nude Photography, of common life.

This is a Visual Story, the birth of a passion since we met and subsequent evolution along 25 years."



Photographs from the book choosen by Christophe himself :

















August 13, 2016

A thunderbolt for Christophe Meignant


Soon à la Une

He posted this wonderful photograph on his Facebook and I feel the factor wow ! I like the strange sky (or sea), the emotion of the Art Model (who ?), her way to pose above the world a little sad as your god could be. Bravo Christophe ! I have visited your site, I love.


"Histoire d'O."




August 12, 2016

The joy of Joe Oliveira



Member since the opening of the magazine
A huge thank you my dear Joe ;-)




"Media"
Art Model Isabelle Stephen





"Yin and Yang"
Art Model Jenn





Joe Oliveira, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a prolific, creative and definitively fantastic artist that turns me upside down since such a long time ! I'm quite amazed by his prodigious imagination.

Joe Oliveira is working on a wide range of themes and styles : advertising, catalogs, celebrities, charm, cinema, conceptuel, corporate, Industrial, Digital, Editorial, Entertainment, Fashion, Fine Art, Food and Beverage, Glamour, Health &fitness, Interiors, Lifestyle, Medical, Nudes, People, Architecture, Portrait, Product, Still Life, Table Top, Special effects, stock, Works of Art, Beauty, Cosmetics...

Nothing is too much for him, what is easily understanding because of his tremendous inspiration.

You know what ? When I'm in a bad mood, I just make a trip on his so coloured sites and I feel always better.


His book, click to order

http://www.blurb.ca/b/2694269-captus











"The Bomb"
Art Model Emmanuelle Bolduc





"I am me"
Art Model Luc Bernier







"Eye"
Art Model Melissa







"I am a Montreal based photographer, have been for 20 years, shot almost everything from soup to nuts.

I have won a few photo awards over the years, notably 8 nominations in 4 categories (International Color Awards) and a Merit Award in the Commercial Category (Fuji Canada Professional Photography Contest).

In 2007, just before the holidays I received 14 nominations in 7 categories from The Spider Awards International Photo contests. Check it out, really great pics ! Just black and white photography. This year photographers from 60 countries participated.

Anyway I am humbled by the experience."






"The white room"
Art Model Marie Claude Bourbonnais





"Putting on the RITZ"
Art Model April Nicole




"Universal Women"
Art Model Plaid



Joe Oliveira loves photography of course. He is a maniac for sailing and motorcycles. He enjoys a good cigar, good wine, the great cuisine and travelling, (the more exotic being the better). He loves movies and hates T.V., too many commercials. He's so right !...




"Slant"
Art Model Jessica





"White" 
Art Model Jessica





"The naked city"
Art Model Michelle Simpson









"From the sea"
Art Model Plaid









Presently working on several different personnal projects to expand my work base. They involve some adult content but done in a very classy way, as you can see in my style of photos





"American Standard"
Art Model Isabelle Stephen





"Surgery"
Art Model Isabelle Stephen





"Time part 6"
Art Model Isabelle Stephen


August 7, 2016

Yuri Bonder, in memory



When I asked him the permission to publish him, he told me yes without delay. And he liked. Yuri Bonder was a renowned Master I'll never forget.








" The main thing is the desire to photograph, this feeling which eats you, like a disease. If I don't photograph, I feel myself ill."







"N Nude"





"One"






"Rain"





"Autumn"





"In a Road"