December 31, 2016

Art Model Vassanta is a Muse



Art Model Vassanta
Dan Van Winkle
Member since 2009

Vassanta :

I am passionate about creating great art. 

The wonderful images you see in my portfolio result from collaborating with some very talented photographers as well as my reaching deep into my soul and giving all my emotions to every shot, every time.

Dan Van Winkle
"On the Beach"

Dan Van Winkle

Dan Van Winkle

Dan Van Winkle
"Stand tall"

K Leo

Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Andrew Kaiser
"In My Living Room"

Scott Nichol
"Field of Burrs"

Vernon Trent
"Vassanta II"

December 27, 2016

Art-Models, Muses, what makes you beautiful

Muses, we love you and wish you the best for 2017

With admiration and love, Chris and the Photographers

  " Perchance to Sleep"

" Regarding the models there are not enough words. Without them there would be just a landscape, without their passion and expression there would be just a pretty face and for me the beauty of a woman is not in their physical attributes instead in what they have to share through self confidence, expression, understanding and trust.
Each of the models I work with share natural beauty, there is never any make up and I have to remind them not to do their nails, there is nothing artificial just body language and it is my job to look closely at feelings, light, mood and to integrate the sum of these parts.

These ladies are bright and their abilities should never go unquestioned. The models work hard and give 200% of themselves. It is for this reason that I must do my very best for them each time I pick up my camera. They have my utmost respect !" Gerhardt Thompson

A poetic tribute to the Art-Models
Written by Isaac Fowler
Pencil Artist and passionate art lover.

Isaac Fowler
"Another Faceless Woman..."

This is the first Literary post I have made. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the art-models (as well as clothed, and partially nude, male and female) whose galleries I watch and art I enjoy.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for your bravery, honesty and commitment to your craft. I tip my hat to you all.

David Le Beck, in memory
"Naked Ambition" series

What makes you beautiful is not the nakedness of your form or the suggestiveness of your pose.
It is not how close the lens zooms to the most prized and priceless areas of your anatomy.
It is not the illusion of whatever suggestion is conveyed by your expression and the ambiance of your setting, nor is it the way the light falls across your frame to cast a symphony of shadows and highlights which seem to play in perfect harmony.

"The Water Maiden"

    "I work with people that are more than models, they are truly the main subject of the image - these people bare their soul, more than their bodies, they explore their boundaries, their freedoms and freely give of their emotions as well as their poses. Without these wonderfully understanding artists, there is no hope of Art ever being created." Beau eRomantica

"Rough and Soft"

Though all of these things have their place in the art you create, what makes you beautiful is something far more innate

It is your knowledge of self and freedom to express
It is the way you make confidence seem natural and effortless
It is the vulnerability you are not afraid to show
It is the union of your mind, body, spirit and soul
It is how your image transcends the lust of undeveloped minds
And portrays the elegance of a form ordained before time

Anne Duffy
Darren Phillips
"Before the Storm"

Erica Jay
Steve Lease

Sissi Rose
Photographer unknown

What makes you beautiful is something much deeper than skin
Than your arms, breasts, thighs and unspeakable gems
It's what you show but don't speak, time and again
It's something much greater… It's the you that's within

Thank you.

Brooke Lyne
Dave Levingston

Nori Zelenz (Catphrodite) 
Olaf Starorypinski
"Little Red Riding"

Sylph Sia
Photographer unknown

And more about you at :

To admire each of them, click on her label

December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas !

Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Frohe Weinachten, Felice Natale, счастливого Рождества, 圣诞快乐 !

With a prayer and a candle for all those who suffers.

With love and a lot of thanks for your so long friendship dear art lovers
Chris from a sunny day in Marseille, France.

One of the artworks of my friend Joe Oliveira
"Universal Women"
Art Model Plaid

December 23, 2016

The merry Christmas of Simon Shadowshow !

Member of UdA since 2016

I just received the best wishes of Simon with this photograph ! Thank you dear Simon, you make my  day. Receive mines too.

December 22, 2016

The self-portraits of Harizma

"The stolen bride"

"To sink"


I have not found many informations about Harizma (Alexandra Parhomenko). She is born in 1987, she lives at Kiev (Ukraine) and she works as a designer. And that's it... Because I don't speak russian and, maybe, she doesn't speak english. So...

Harizma is above all a creative photographer, and often her own model (self-portraiture is a tough exercise !).

Her inspiration is incredible and many of her pictures look like paintings. No need to talk about her talent, you see it in each of her photographies.

" Harizma is a true renaissance woman. An artist in every sense of the word. Her illustrations touch my heart, her photographs challenge my mind, and her beauty inspires my thoughts. I am in love with her portfolio."


"Desert Rose"

"Taste of tea"

" I just discovered her portfolio and I am in awe. She has a wonderful eye for beauty and art, in addition to being a great model - her self-portraits demonstrate her charm and beauty in addition to her photographic talents. Her photos and artistic flair will captivate all."

"oops ! a little mistake"

December 16, 2016

A wonderful "amateur" photographer Mike Cary

Art-Models BRD and Tilly McReese

Mike Cary wrote me with simplicity :
- I am an amateur photographer.
He means it is not a job but a passion. He means he photographies for the pleasure, not to be famous, published or awarded, even if he deserves it. That said his talent is as great than the professional members of UdA.

B and W addicted, Mike Cary works successfully with renowned Art-Models such as St Merrique (her 11 articles), Keira Grant, Ella Rose, Brooke Lynne (her 5 articles) and Madame Bink, often published in the mag. Their talent allied to the art of Mike Cary to capture the best of them in beautiful compositions give these splendid photographs I am happy to show you.

Thank you Mike for your friendship on Facebook and your kind cooperation to this article !

Art-Model St Merrique

I am a 55 year old amateur photographer who resides in the state of Virginia. Have been interested in photography since my early teens initial started out shooting landscapes and some sports. Became interested in shooting people to include models about twelves years ago. Initial started out shooting mostly glamour and lingerie in studio or on location using studio lighting.

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.

Art-Model Anoush Anou

Art-Model Amy Marie

Art-Model BRD

Art-Model Erika Jay

Art-Model Keira Grant

Art-Models Anna Catherine and Erica Jay

Art-Models BRD and Tilly McReese

December 12, 2016

The new Pin-up Art

Gavin Bell
"Hello Sailor"
Art Model Julie Dickson

You know what ? I love that freshness. In this genre, there are no problems, no questions, just a gorgeous and joyful girl who makes you smile.

The poses are ever sexually appealing, though they are rarely nude, provocative too, it's made for, but the Pin-up girls are always smiling, happy and as close than the famous "girl next door". Enjoy !

"Bella Varga"
Michael Siu
Art Model Bella Blue

"Pin-Up Queen"
Dick Simonsen
Art Model McKenzie

Psycho Gin Cherry

Robert Alvarado
"Kira Minnie Mouse"
Art Model Kira

Whitman O'Rourke
"On The Phone"

Perry Gallagher
Art-Model Anyssa Jordan

Jeff Davidson
"Domestic Goddess"

Sonia Szóstak (Muszka)
"Pin-up part I"
Art-Model Blimsien

K Leo
"Belmont Deluge"
Model Titi Touche of The Belmont Burlesque Revue

Joe Oliveira
Art-Model The Amazing Chastity