November 29, 2015

The sculptural work of Thorsten Jankowski

Thorsten Jankowski
Member and UdA Editor from Germany since 2008

Hello my friend ! read you soon ? ;-)

"Black and white addicted, I see myself as a Sculptor of bodies. The human form is predestinated to create images which rock."

Artworks 2009/2011


"God of lights"
Art Model Stana


"Used space"

Wooden bar
Art Model Stana

Tip toe across the woodplank
Art Model Isabella Reneaux


 Art Model Toyin

London Undersound
Art Model Symara


In Color


November 22, 2015

Angelicatas, from Spain with love and passion

Member since 2008

"A fragment of you"

"The Harverst"

" La Chiquita Piconera"

"La Siesta X"

November 14, 2015

November 10, 2015

Welcome Nick Giles

"Button 1"

"Button 1A"

Above all, Nick Giles loves BW pictures. Of course there are some coloured ones in his sites, but you'll quickly see how much he knows everything about lights and shadows, in an incredible range of wonderful tones.

First time I checked his gallery, I was immediatly very impressed by the two photos above (Button), where I see this little "art-deco" touch I love so much.

I'm waiting (with impatience) for his interview to tell you more about this outstanding composer and talented photographer.


Firstly I would like to thank you for visiting my website and hope that you enjoy the contents of its pages.

As can be seen from the banner at the head of each page my name is Nick Giles and I live in Warrington in the North West of England. Where I am employed as a photographer in Warrington's Creative Camera studio. This is a long established studio of 38 years, myself being employed at the studio since 2001. As can be seen from the Home page a large and varied field of photographic work is undertaken.

"Paula 3"

As you view the galleries of the site it will become obvious that I am an Advocate of Black and White photography and traditional methods.

Most of the images have been shot on film and not digital, I have recently acquired a digital camera and as such I am now using both mediums.

"Jen Barley 1"

This picture has won a DD : " Perfect framing, respecting classic composition norms and simultaneously reinventing then, using contrast to make a sharp image smooth, and warn at the same time, texture use is superb, the main subject is the softest spot in the image despite the obvious. This piece's value comes from simplicity and aggression, the mixture makes it a contradicting peaceful mess. Mr Vertigo."

"Jen Barley 3"

François Benveniste, some new works

François Benveniste : his official site.

"Jungle girl"
Art Model Sabrina

"Headless 2"
Art Model Pauline

"Simple nude"
Art Model Sophie

"The Parisian river"
Art Model Stefania

David Charles and Art Model Muse

Member of UdA since 2007

"What dreams are made of..."

"La Chocolat"

David Charles, fine art photographer and sculptor internationally published, is the first one I see so inspired by one and only model, a great of course : Muse, who inspires him such wonderful pictures.

Despite his prolific work and publications everywhere, I don't find many informations about him for this first feature. We'll have to wait for the interview to know more about this gifted photographer.

"Out of the Ashes"

Currently putting together a solo European gallery tour featuring the art nude model Muse whom I've been working with exclusively - for the past 2 years (out of choice obviously !)

I will soon begin booking models for my next art nude book project ("Return of the Goddess") which will commence this Jan 08.

"Still Waters Run Deep"

"Life and Death"

Of course, it's impossible to introduce David Charles without some words about his wonderful muse (what a lucky man, I'm still searching for mine !) :

" Muse : this model is useless. Facially she rather resembles a dogs bottom, not forgetting the evil red eye in the middle of her forehead. Plus there is the fact she's always late and is covered in angry boils.

Yes, OK, I'm lying : I just want her all to myself ! There is only one word to describe this model and that word is : Muse. "

"Lazy Summer Mornings"

My name is Muse, I am a nude model with a difference ; I consider myself a creative catalyst for my own imagination - not just the 'photographers model', but an artist in my own right.

My body and face are the tools that breath life into my visions ; the photographer is the eye through which my imagination is revealed to the world.

"I dream of you"

My interest in modelling stems from acting as I feel the two merge together seamlessly.

'Photography as art' is what I'm passionate about. My heart predominantly lies with art nude, I adore this type of work ; the freedom of movement it gives, the simple natural beauty, the wonderful curves of the body reflecting light and shadow.

The human body is awe inspiring and I believe the figure of woman in every shape and size is Mother Nature's ultimate masterpiece. To hide it is an insult to the creation of beauty. I am purely driven by the art and the creativity of modelling.

"Nature's Canvas"

November 9, 2015

F.W. Scharpf

F.W. Scharpf at deviantART, Foto Talk.

"Kat L15"
Art Model and Photographer Kat Love

F.W. Scharpf, from Germany, loves above all B&W photography... But as you'll see it, he's also a great master of color.

Working with strenght and creativity on the human figure relating to a natural environment, his pictures give us the best of his deep and neverendless inspiration.

His elegant models' poses, his tremendous compositions, his beautiful tonalities are quite amazing. His mastered way to shoot great nudes in wonderful landscapes reminds me Steve Johns, one of my favorite greatest australian photographer, in this touch of "wide space" I love so much.

"KatL 9"
Art Model Kat Love

Photography has been my life-long passion alongside a career in research and teaching in the social sciences.

And all my "serious" photography was in black and white, medium format, striving to follow the masters, Edward Weston and Adams, and Albert Renger-Patsch or Karl Blossfeldt.

But my main profession left me less and less time to work in the darkroom, and so my photography was reduced to snapshots or color slides, with no control over the images beyond the exposure. Not very satisfying.

Photography became interesting again with the arrival of digital technology. Without having to set up a darkroom, I could now work on images at the same computer desk where I was doing my professional work. And for the first time, I was also able to exercise some influence over the colors of my images - which was like learning a new language.

"KatL 18"
Art Model Kat Love

Of course I realized that some images work better in black and white. But in general, grayscale conversions were simply not up to the quality that I had obtained in the darkroom with carefully chosen films, developers, printing papers and burning and dodging.

I realize that at the present state of available technology, these are limitations of my own learning, and I am working to overcome them. Sometimes I succeed, and when I do, the magic of black and white strikes me as even more fascinating than the beauty of a well-done color image.

"KatL 17"
Art Model Kat Love

" Kat Love is of course a most beautiful, talented and experienced model with whom (as somebody told me here) "any hack could make good photos". But it helped a lot that I could take her to locations that I had explored before, and with whose "mood" at different times of the day and in different weather conditions I was familiar. And it also helped that we were not pressed for time and that I could become somewhat familiar with her "philosophy" and how it translates itself into characteristic poses in response to a given setting."

"In the Ferns"
Art Model Ruby Jules

Art Model Katy T


I have done landscapes and nature photography all my life (and had four exhibitions and quite a few sales during the last two years).

I began to do studio nudes about two years ago (which I found not so interesting), and then decided of join the Community Zoe meeting at Flagstaff, Arizona, in the fall of 2005. Great models, great outdoors settings and a great beginning. Beginner's luck ! But moving foward from there has been slow and hard going.

Finding an interesting natural setting, not too crowded, is difficult in most places, and certainly here in the overpopulated Rhineland. And if you find it, the light is likely to be dull or overly contrasty, or its is beginning to rain. You name it...

"Natalia on the Rocks"

But if everything else is right for once, then all depends on the model - on her ability to relate to her environment, on her ability to express herself through poses that communicate with the viewer - and on the photographer's ability to frame her and the setting in a way that brings out the relationship among both.

Art Model Ruby Jules

F.W. Scharpf ©