July 22, 2017

The Best Of Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger is the 4th exception to my rules : stars are not models, not at all. ūüė¨

After Emmanuelle Béart, Christina Ricci and Monica Belluci, I found these good shoots where she succeeded to forget her fame and gave us her best. It is so rare that she deserves this exhibition in our Celebritries Column.

Diane Kruger, born Diane Heidkr√ľger in 15 July 1976, is a German-American actress and former fashion model.
Size 1,70
Weight 57
Egyptian feet size 39 (8,5)

July 17, 2017

Dan Van Winkle, glad to be here! June/July Shoots.

I'm glad and proud and honored to welcome a new Art Editor, Dan Van Winkle. Dan is a true friend since the opening of the mag, always kind and joyful. 

Talented and productive photographer, read his 14 articles and his interview to admire his wonderful work. Welcome my friend ! You make my day ūüėä

Christian and I have been friends online for quite some time.  He's invited me in the past to be an editor before, but I didn't think I had the time to give the magazine the attention it deserves.  Now, I think I do. So...here goes my first attempt!

This has been a busy June and July for me.  Typically, I do one to two shoots per month.  In the last two months, I did seven, including 5 in June!  It's been kind of nuts.  I'll include one shot from each of the shoots so folks can see what I've been up to.  There will be more on my website when I work through all of them.

I'm so fortunate to be able to work with such an amazing group of individuals as those seen here.

Nicole Rose - 16 June 2017

Ifteam -21 June 2017

Sarissle -23 June 2017

Sarissle/Kaela 24 June 2017

Mauvais - June 2017

Lily - 3 July 2017

Muirina Fae - 12 July 2017

My daily Facebook "I love"

"De part et d'autre"
Art Model Vera Lavender

Kay Leo
UdA Art Editor
Art Model Annie Dalton

Michaela Sibi 
"First drink"

UdA Art Editor
Street and people photography

"Worker in action"

"Sweet Thoughts"

Art Model Hannah Helizabeth

Art Model Dasha Usova

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July 12, 2017

A gift of Mike Cary

Member since 2008
All about him : his articles

Over the past five or six years I have transitioned to shooting mostly artistic nudes using natural lighting rather then studio lights. Currently I shoot a mix of landscapes, artistic nudes, candid and street photography.

Thank you my friend ūüėä

Art Model Blue River Dream

Art Model Blue River Dream

Art Model Breanna Marie

Art Model Erica J

Art Model Kalli

Art Model Melissa

And 2 great indoors Mike sent me :

Art Model Stephanie Anne Lander

Art Model Kallia

July 7, 2017

Figures of Grace: Iceland, by Dave Rudin

Member since the beginning and UdA Art Editor



There are some places in this world where the landscape just cries out to be photographed.  Iceland is one of those places.  Filled with waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields and hot springs, it offers a landscape like few - if any - other places.  At a certain time of year, it even offers 24 hours worth of daylight in which to photograph.  What better place is there in which to showcase the beauty of the human figure?




Well, there is one major caveat:  the weather.  Iceland doesn't normally get very warm, with an average high temperature in July of 57 degrees Fahrenheit.  Add in the strong wind that can happen, plus the unpredictability of it all, and it can all add up to trouble.



That's what happened to me on my first art nude expedition to Iceland in 2013 with models Aubrey and Brooke Lynne.  As it was, it turned out to be the coldest summer in memory, but despite the difficulties, Aubrey and Brooke did admirably.



Nonetheless, I felt a second trip was in order to try to get things done right and to take care of unfinished business.  This time, in 2014, through a combination of both better weather and better planning, I was able to get more good results with Nadine Stevens, Zoe West and Rebecca Tun.


Rebecca and Nadine

Nadine and Zoe

Is my Icelandic adventure complete?  I don't think so, as much of the country still remains for me to see.  When I will return for the next visit I do not yet know.  However, I do know this:  Iceland beckons - and I will be back.