December 4, 2014

Dave Ayerst Davies

" My aim is to capture images that provoke thought as well as please the eye." Dave Ayerst Davies

"Spring Melt"
Art Model ERosanne

"Red Rocks"
Art Model Redlilly

Creative, imaginative and really prolific, always looking for unusual projects, Dave Ayerst Davies is a very experienced photographer from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
I couldn't miss such an artist. His way to compose his pictures, the wonderful poses of his splendid models, his wide range of themes (motorsports, fashion, glamour and art-nudes), everything in his work prooves how much he loves his art. So here is one among the greatest that I'm very glad and honoured to welcome in this site.

" The magic of photography has never worn out for me. I must have taken millions of pictures over the years but the excitement of producing images has never diminished. I took my photography to another level when I started my first job after leaving school.

I bought a Canon F1 on a £15 a month finance deal. I used it to photograph my brother’s career as a race driver as well as many ‘experimental’ projects. My aim is to capture images that provoke thought as well as please the eye. I tend to prefer simplicity of subject and background. That goes for all the different types of work that I do.

Art Model ERosanne

My heroes of photography are Henri Cartier-Bresson for his incredible eye, Helmut Newton for opening doors to the public acceptance of photographic nudes as art, and Ansel Adams for his dedication and pioneering darkroom magic. I also love the work of Man Ray for his imagination and explorations of the surreal.

"Silex 2"
Art Model ERosanne

Monochrome images give a timeless atmosphere to an image. Colour is often a distraction from the subject. Black and white images give the emphasis to form. Light and shade define shapes rather than hue. A single simple idea is the key.

I prefer natural/available light if possible. It gives a more real and natural result. Being in the open air gives inspiration to model and photographer. When I’m travelling I can’t pass a beautiful background without imagining a gorgeous model in the foreground.

"Water Light"
Art Model Rhowena

Nature provides us with beauty in landscape, light and the curves of the human body. The less technology you add to that the better.

Motorsport is a real passion for me. My first serious photography was documenting my brother’s motorsport career in the 70s. Over the years I discovered an aptitude for shooting people, fashion, nude and erotic so I went with that too. I found that my sports photography allowed me to work fast and keep a momentum going in the studio or on a location shoot. The swooping lines of racecars do echo the curves of beautiful women, but the technique of shooting them could not be more different. Motorsports require you to stand 50 yards from your subject with a 500mm lens that weighs more than 25 pounds and shoot cars going at speeds of up to 250mph. It’s a bit like shooting skeet with a rocket launcher.

Art Model Tatiana

"Don't look back"
Art Model Rhowena

"Kookie Doorway"
Art Model Kookie

Beautiful women are generally more compliant and take direction better. The equipment required is less bulky and the whole experience more relaxed.

I have a few regular models that I’ve built a rapport with. That’s important when getting to the right image. The model and photographer need to be completely relaxed and free of pressure to give the best results.

Art Model Rhowena

I love to work with models who are imaginative who can take your idea and add something new. That’s when real magic happens.

My shoots are a mix of planned and spontaneous, but I don’t ever plan in too much detail. I like to start with a small idea and grow it with the model and the environment.The texture of skin and the quality of light are completely different underwater. It gives a unique effect.

"Blue Mimi"
Art Model Mimi

Dave Ayerst Davies has been featured in "THE GUILD OF EROTIC ARTISTS ~ VOLUME ONE"

The Book of the Guild

Entitled simply 'The Guild of Erotic Artists', the A4 size, limited edition paperback has been written, produced and published by The Guild of Erotic Artists.

Along with images of their work, 25 of our artists, photographers and sculptors provide their biographies, techniques and the background behind their skills.

Sometimes humourous, sometimes heart breaking, it is a work of art in itself. Whether you are a would-be photographer, an art student, or just interested in a good read, this book is a must.

With a run of just 5,000 copies, the book is a Limited Edition - a collector's item.

Volume Two is already under preperation.

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