October 28, 2015

Vahid Naziri joins us

"The Orchids"
Art Model Mallory

All began with this kind comment of Vahid Naziri :
" I really like your mag. The quality of works in there is really amazing."

And soon I told him the same thing about his beautiful portfolio. What I saw touched me. Working mainly in bw, each of his pictures prooves his mastery of the composition.Using angles and perspectives with success, as great backgrounds, playing with the lights and darks, Vahid Naziri knows everything about the ways to capture the deepest emotions of the expressive (and renowned !) models he uses to work with.

"The Steps"
Art Model Anna

"Spiraling down"
Art Model Anna

"Candace 12"
Art Model Candace Nirvana

Born in 1960, grew up with broken cameras as toys. My first working camera was some sort of a toy camera from Kodak.

Later on when I started mountain climbing and rock climbing I was always tasked to bring a camera to take pictures. Since family and friends liked my photos, I was asked on different occasions to shoot weddings and family portraitures.

The dream of becoming a pro photographer did not go very far. I entered the world of engineering instead.

These days I live in Woodland Hills, CA and I am still in love with photography.

"Paige 6"
Art Model Paige

"Time Out"

I see you have finally arrived. Now, for a brief moment, the paths of our lives have intersected. And what do I have to show you ? Mere glimpses. Moments not unlike this that I have frozen, a little piece of life that can be held, held still, but, still breathing. Perhaps the focus of my purpose can best be summed within this quotation from the writer Paul Bowles :

"... We get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really.

How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it ? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that.

How many more times will you watch the full moon rise ? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."

"Natalia 5"
Art Model Natalia Faina

Vahid Naziri ©

October 27, 2015

From Russia, the Art of Pavel Kiselev

"Sonya - autumn"
Model Sonya Karatceva

Pavel Kiselev is a russian photographer from Moscow. And that's it... I'm still waiting for his bio and some answers to my favorite questions about his passion. I hope to tell you more about him as soon as possible.

My comments ? I'll make short : Wow !... Here is an amazing photographer with a fabulous inspiration. Check his portfolios and you'll see what I mean when I'm talking about creativity, sense and surrealism.

"The mocker"

"Melancholy yellow morning"

"Alise and mirrors"

"The Indian film"
Art Model Sonia

October 26, 2015

From Montreal, Joe Oliveira wake-up !

Art-Model Kerri Taylor

"Neon Nights"
Art-Model Plaid

"Room One"
Art-Model Andréanne

Art-Model Kerri Taylor

"The Crawl"
Art-Model Kerri Taylor

October 23, 2015

Welcome Robert Lubanski

Robert Lubanski at his official site on plfoto, ALTphotos, Model Mayhem, deviantART.

Robert Lubanski is a glamour, fashion and nude art photographer of 36 years old, born in Kalisz, the oldest town in Poland, and "temporarily" working in London.

This outstanding series made in difficult light conditions, for sure, was shooted in a polish forrest.
I'm sure you'll appreciate the superb lighting, the impressive compositions, the elegant poses of an expressive model and, of course, beyond the mastered use of the depth of field, the tones that make these pictures a must to see without moderation.

Art Model Claudia

"Forest pilgrim"
Art Model Claudia

"Forest nymph"

Art Model Claudia

Robert Lubanski ©

October 20, 2015

Doug Winsor is with us

Doug Winsor at deviantART, Model Mayhem.

"c . c-m"
Art Model Karma

Doug Winsor lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Ok.

How old is he ? I don't know, and who cares ?...

How does he look like ? I don't find any self-portrait, but, again, who cares ?... His clichés are telling us everything we need.

Obviously very talented, with a clear predilection for black and white pictures, Doug Winsor calls himself "photo-manipulator", revealing by there the power of his imagination and the strength of his inspiration.

I can't tell you more about this "discreet" artist, published in Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Now, Eye, Canadian Musician, Chart Mag, etc... except he's a true one that I'm impatient to know better.

"Cold day"
Art Model Karma

"Perfect j."
Art Model Jana

"Storm coming"

"So alone"

Some comments you'll read on his official site :
" Very nice work. Never the same picture twice."

" Your work is very inspiring. Thanks for the motivation you provide me to be the best."

" Such a wonderful page, and models are so fine !"

"That's art."

"Jana sundown"
Art Model Jana

October 19, 2015

Igor Bolotov in loving memory

 Irenka by Igor Bolotov

Igor is dead and reposes in peace, his mission is succesful. He left us a wonderful present, his photographs.

Here is a series I deeply love :  

Igor Bolotov

October 17, 2015

Welcome Jim Young

"Lela 5"
Art Model Lela Rae

Jim Young... Viewed through the words of Iris Dassault, Jim Young is a great professionnal and a very kind man she loves work with.

Viewed through my eyes, surfing from site to site to know everything about him, I've discovered a really talented artist, since his childhood (as so many artists, check here) and a great master of light.

With a preference for black and white pictures, Jim Young has the gift to find everytime the best composition.

All his photos have a sense (I love that !), a story I could write, all coming from a beautiful inspiration that I admire, and I envy (writing is so "volatile"...).

Many photographers told me that an image worths a thousand words (thanks for the writers ! :), so here is the art of Jim Young.

" I am from the Detroit area. I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of exploring through the lens, new ways of viewing the female form. With light and shadow, I explore the essence of the beauty, in the lines, curves and shapes of the female body.

" I started in the arts in my early teens, drawing, painting, and taking pictures. My love of the natural world drove my art. I remember makeshift darkrooms in my parents' basements and community college photography classes.

"Very dirty girls"
Art Models Kristina, Iris Dassault and Koko

"Old news..."
Art Model Chantal

" The realization of my artistic goals would have to wait, however. First came my stint in the corporate world, with a career at the telephone company. I traveled widely, and photographed landscapes in wild places.

" After 16 years of corporate life I was given the option of a buyout, and I decided to take it. I went back to school, and majored in photography. At school I found myself drawing and painting through required classes again. This time I learned how to do things the right way, though. How thankful I am now that I paid attention.

" I graduated from the Center for Creative Studies with a BFA. Along the way I discovered a new landscape to explore and a new way to explore it. The darkroom that had been my temple was becoming my bane; the digital world came into existence just in time for me. The idea of having to turn my work over to someone else to finish was not an option.

"Beautiful strength"
Art Model Mandy

"She silently descends"

Art Model Iris Dassault

Jim Young in Digital photographer

" The new landscape I discovered in school was the female body, and the new way to explore was through digital photography. For me the art is not necessarily in the capture of an image ; it can be just the beginning. Give me an image and my current image editing software along with a tablet and a pen, all that drawing and painting converge with my darkroom experience to help me create my own reality. I'm looking for the essence of the beauty that is in front of me. When I feel the convergence is right, a new image is born."

"Sifting through the light"

"Before the moment passes..."
Art Model Brandi