February 18, 2008

Jacqueline Chantelle, by Dave Rudin



You can read about Jacqueline and see more photos of her at Model Mayhem, One Model Place and Retro Kitten.















Written by Dave Rudin :

Chris is still out on medical leave, so I'm still continuing to try to keep things going here in his absence by making a posting about once a week or so.

Today I'm writing about the model Jacqueline Chantelle. Jackie is a very lovely young woman who I had the pleasure of working with not once but twice last year. She lives in the Cincinnatti, Ohio area and is a lot of fun to work with.

My first session with Jacqueline was in the studio of my friend Dave Levingston in Dayton in the springtime. During the summer, I photographed her outdoors in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio. (Sadly, our photo shoot that day was severely hampered by so many other people being there.)































































February 5, 2008

Jeff Hui, by Iris Dassault



You'll find Jeff Hui at Model Mayhem, modelgraphy.







Jeff Hui seen by Iris Dassault :

Jeff Hui is a commercial photographer, based out of Toronto.

Much of his work focuses on fashion and model portfolio building, but he also finds plenty of room for creative work.

Jeff''s creative work is most certainly original. He was born and raised in Hong Kong.














His bio :

Born and raised in Hong Kong, I immigrated to Canada in 1988. My love for photography began in 1994 when I picked up a Pentax 135 camera from my father and spent the next two years capturing high school memories, even though many were out of focus!

Nearly giving up, I thought that I would never make it as a photographer (nobody wants pictures that were out of focus). It wasn’t until o­ne day, I found out that the problem was not my ability to capture clear images, but a broken mirror in my camera that distorted the pictures. In 1997, the same year that Hong Kong would be handed back to Chinese authorities, I rediscovered my potential as a photographer.

I enrolled in the Graphic Design and Printing program at Centennial College in 1998. I landed my first job as a junior designer upon completion in 2001. Within o­ne year of working, I received a promotion to senior designer. Despite the promotions and accelerated career in graphic design, the photographer in me would not rest.

In 2004, I was inspired by the career of a Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karah to reignite my passion for photography. It was time for me to leave the nest and pursue an independent career as a photographer and designer. Finding partners as passionate as myself, I started Fizheye Creative Inc., a studio dedicated to the passion of photography and innovative design.















Of all professions, photography is the easiest and most difficult to learn and master.



Is a successful career in photography due to luck ? Perhaps it is, but the lucky stories of my fellow photographers’ leads me to believe that there has to be something more.






Art Model Silver Suicide








A photograph is a mirror to society at a specific moment in time. Whether it be a moment of joy or the epitome of disaster, the ability to capture and freeze it in time is the fuel that motivates me to as a photographer.



A picture may never be worth a thousand words to me, but might be worth a few. After all, a thousand words may entertain a crowd but a few words can touch the heart and soul of one.







Jeff Hui


February 3, 2008

Stephen Thorne, by Iris Dassault



You can find more of Stephen Thorne's work here
















By Iris Dassault :

As "Canadian week" continues, I wanted to put the spot light on Ottawa-based photographer Stephen Thorne.

Stephen Thorne is principally a journalist, photojournalist and documentarian of the human condition. After 20 years of covering disasters and war, he decided it was time to look outside of tragedy, and capture the beauty of the female form, in all stages of dress - be it high-couture or in the nude. Stephen's deep appreciation of the 'feminine mystique' and a quest for personal and artistic growth is obvious in his work.

Stephen was awarded with the prestigious Ross Munro Media Award, and currently has a year-long exhibition about Afghanistan, showing at the Canadian War Museum, along side his wartime friend, rancher and documentary film maker Garth Pritchard. Over the last 2 years, he has started to build on his fine art nude and fashion portfolio, resulting in an impressive body of work already.





"Josee"



















"I want to develop as a photographer and a human being, and to express my vision and ambition to find beauty, serenity and peace in this lifetime.

I enjoy meeting new people and I deeply appreciate the female sensibility. This adventure in pursuit of beautiful images, a clear vision and refined technical skills is a balm to the sores wrought by tragedy, war, and all the crap that followed. It soothes and feeds the soul" - Stephen Thorne














"Valerie"
Art Model Valerie Whitaker




February 1, 2008

Waldemar Zagorski, by Iris Dassault



You can find Waldemar Zagorski's work at : his official site, Model Mayhem.






By Iris Dassault :

I was hoping to dedicate the next couple of posts to some really wonderful Canadian photographers that I know, or had the opportunity to work with. This post is dedicated to the work of Waldemar Zagorski, a professional photographer from London, Ontario.

In my opinion, his work has a great amount of class and refinement, which is something that greatly appeals to me as a model, when considering a collaboration.





"Body and Shadow" project










"Torso"










"Repose"
Art Model Iris Dassault










"Julia - hotel Series"










"Iris - Hotel Series"