October 31, 2016

Jeff Wack


Member of Univers d'Artistes since 2009

Jeff offered me this one ! What a lucky man I am. Again thank you dear Jeff from the bottom of my heart. I gave it to my son with your permission but he will come back soon at home, with my son.

"La Bella"
Art Model NevaehLleh
Inspired by Tamara de Lempicka - "La belle Raffaela" (1927)

"A Starry Night"

"Fleurs du Coeur"

" His attention to the overall flow and expression, combined with an eye for fine detail, allows each piece to move through time and space with exquisite beauty."

J Michael Huey - HueyTunes

Space, energy, ethereal, timeless are some of the favorite words of Jeff Wack or the most written about his wonderful and multi-awarded work.

Mixing successfully photography and digital painting, Jeff Wack is also an inspired symbolist. All his pieces have a sense that you may catch if you take the time to watch these details which make him so famous. For my part, I see that Jeff creates his artworks like a poet writes with harmony and grace, beyond "the reality" if it exists, we all live on our own planet.

Before to enter in his Artist's universe, I want to thank Jeff for his confidence and his long friendship.

"Inner Spark"

“ I allow the timeless beauty of the female form to inspire my works. Throughout the ages it has been a source of, wonderment and intrigue for countless artists of all media. My Goal is to infuse each figure’s world with a timeless sense of etherreal space and energy much beyond a mere model against a studio backdrop.”

Art Model Katrine Taylor

Godess Series
"Leda and the Swan"

A native of Southern California, Jeff Wack lives and works in Los Angeles. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

Wack is an internationally acclaimed artist, specializing in a unique blend of photography and digital painting. His figurative works are an idealized vision of feminine beauty and timelessness. The ethereal magic of his pieces has enthralled numerous collectors, including the likes of Hugh Hefner (Publisher, Playboy), Larry Flynt (Publisher, Hustler), Bunny Yeager (Photographer and former pin-up model), Dr. Naomi Wilzig (Director, World Erotic Art Museum), James Franco (Actor and writer), who commissioned an exclusive series titled "Goddess".

Wack elegantly uses a utopian natural world as a setting, masterfully using  rich colors and light to illustrate his views of the cosmos.

"I very much see the connection between earth and the female in all their manifestations, creator of life, nurturing spirit and object of beauty and desire."

"The Garden Tree"
Art Model NevaehLleh

"The Arising"

My aim has been to depict the female figure in a stylized, beautiful and ethereal way evoking the energy of each woman.

For me the sensuous form of the female figure has, and continues to be a classic subject matter throughout the ages and has also inspired many legions of artists of all disciplines. In that sense I am no different then those who have gone before me.

Art Model Forest Redding


The work itself is done digitally and is a combination of my photography and painting.

All the models are shot in a small studio against a plain background. All the other background elements are added from my own photos , often of natural scenery.

I have also been influenced by some classic work by other artists ranging from the Renaissance to Art Deco as seen in my pieces "Venus" and "La Bella NevaehLleh" (above).

Art Model Tiana Hunter
Inspired by Sandro Botticelli - "The Birth of de Venus" (1485)

"Aurous Dream"
Art Models Shelby Katz and Katz Pajamaz

I have been fortunate to meet some wonderful and beautiful models who have posed for my work and I owe them all a debt of gratitude.

I hope the viewer senses their presence reflected in the artworks, and my love in creating them. I very much look forward to creating additional works and collaborating with many more kindred souls.

On my site, the individual Fine-Art Giclee prints on archival matte artist's paper faithfully reproduce all the richness and vivid color of the original works. Inks are of the highest archival quality, the final result having a rich, luscious depth and vibrant intensity.

Poster size archival quality giclee prints are available for order on my website. Original sizes are 20X28" and 16X28"."

"Calla Rosada"
Art Model Jen

Two comments I like :

Richard Clifford
Jeff's work is both sensual and lyric. These beautiful renderings can be confidently displayed in any environment as works of art and worthy of being compared to modern examples of th classic nude of Maxwell Parish.

I love Jeff's work. I have been a fan of his artwork for a while now. These paintings are more than just exceptional talents and skills. They are aesthetically well composed, poetic and full of energy. I bought a couple of his Sensuous Muse pieces and I have to say his attention to details are extraordinary. You get much more depth when you look at his printed piece.

October 29, 2016

Preview: Art Model, Franki Dame

I guess I have developed a knack for working with non-traditional models who have their own standards when it comes to size, age, shape, or whatever. These are the women who defy conventions and societal norms to blaze their own trails. I had the opportunity to work with this lovely model, known for her cosplay over the summer who shows you don't have to be a size-two to be an art model and I absolutely loved it.

I can't wait to shoot her again. In the short time we had to shoot, I feel like I still have unexplored ideas, concepts, and imaginations that I need to bring to fruition. I encourage more photogs to venture out and find some of these gems that otherwise don't make it out to the masses. I'd personally like to see more variety in our art model pool. Belly rolls... so what? Challenge your mind's eye a little and let more models challenge themselves. Win/Win. Interview with art model, Franki Dame, coming soon.

Art Model, Franki Dame © 2016 Terrell Neasley

October 24, 2016

From France, the Art of Dyptiques Photography

 A new member of Univers d'Artistes

Diptyques is someone special for me. He is French so it is easier to talk together about our lifes, our moods and his passion for art nude. He tells us he is an amateur but a truly talented one.

I am very often subjugated by the emotion of his photographs. I find in them a lot of tenderness and sometimes a little sadness in the poses and the expressions of his Art Models, always served by a beautiful sense of the composition. 

Diptyques is a very kind and compassive man I am honored to welcome on board.

Thank you for your frienship and your confidence.


"Derrière Diptyques Photography se trouve un photographe amateur, professeur de son métier. Je pratique la photographie depuis longtemps, mais je ne la considère pas comme une activité sérieuse. La photo définie comme pur divertissement, voire comme diversion, me suffit. Par dessus tout, j'aime les belles formes, l'expressivité, l'intensité tant des paysages (que je regarde toujours sans jamais les capturer ou si peu) que des modèles. 
Fan de Peter Lindbergh, d'Avedon, de Sieff, de Koudelka, etc., je n'ai aucun goût pour les images ultra retouchées qui, selon moi, s'apparentent à la prouesse numérique sans atteindre à l'essence de la photographie.
Conscient de ne pas travailler mes images ou insuffisamment, j'attends le moment de tourner la page, sans jamais y parvenir."

October 21, 2016

"Ses cheveux dans mes yeux" de Christophe Vermare

Christophe Vermare offered me his new book with a wonderful dedicace which blushed me. I feel blessed. "Ses cheveux dans mes yeux" is a pure artwork I admire every day, yes, with passion, surprise and love. Merci Christophe Vermare, and a tender hug :-)

To admire some photos : his article


October 20, 2016

Carlotta Champagne interviewed by Iris Dassault


Art Model Carlotta Champagne 
by Art Editor Iris Dassault

by TH Taylor

How did you get started with your modeling, especially nude and figure work modeling? How old were you? How did your family feel about your decision to pursue modeling as a career?

I've always been a bit of an exhibitionist. Even when I was young my mom says she couldn't keep clothing on me. The first time I modeled nude I was 18, and it was for a friend's college photography project. I was 21 when I decided to seriously try modeling. I tried posing for artists in several different mediums before I decided that photography was where my posing interests lie. My family has always been surprisingly supportive. One of my grandmother's sisters was an art model at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) for 40 or 50 years, so I think she broke the family in for me.

by TH Taylor

You have been featured in Playboy, how has that affected your life and your modeling career?

Playboy has its ups and downs.

It gives a model a whole new market to pursue as far as signings, websites, meeting fans etc. However it isn't all it is cracked up to be. 

There is always a push to do more adult work as your fans ask for more of you. There are also a lot of crazy and potentially dangerous fans out there who will call your home at 3 in the morning or show up at your doorstep. Playboy has definitely helped give me a name in this industry and many of the best opportunities of my career have come up because their name was in my portfolio. I will say there are some people who will never see you as an art model again once you have shot for a company like Playboy.

by Richard Warren

What is your proudest accomplishment as a model?

Just being able to do this as a full time career. To be able to do what I love and make a living is a huge accomplishment.

by Kevin Dirks

Do you have any role models? Who are they?

Betty Page. I know it is kind of cliche but she modeled into her 40's, and she is such a legend. I think it would be so cool to be more famous 40 years after you modeled than during your actual modeling reign. I very strongly think it is likely that this could happen as the "internet model" is the new taboo and the girls who are doing this are kind of the originators of this genre of work.

You shoot a wide variety of work - from fine art nude, to glamour nude, to fashion. Do you have a preference for any specific type of modeling?

I love erotic, euro-fashion nude imagery probably more than anything else because the end product is so beautiful.

by Juan Zambrano

Do you ever encounter prejudice and criticism about the nude body of work you created? How do you handle it?
I do. I'm from a small hick town, and every once in a while I'll get a rude email from a high school peer saying I'm degrading myself, or saying that I should do fashion because I'm "better" than a nude model. It is frustrating that people think that selling some name brand crap is better than creating a piece of inspiring art with the human form. I generally just ignore people with this mentality-I don't need this kind of negativity in my life.

What parts of modeling are most rewarding to you, what are the parts you could do without?

I feel like there are so many rewarding situations from modeling.

Being able to inspire artists, having my face seen around the world, making a living off of what I love. I could do without the random negative critics out there, but I guess that is just part of the job.

by James Russell

Your modeling portfolio is absolutely phenomenal. How much input and ideas do you provide into your images and your shoots? Do you bring in your own wardrobe and styling ideas?

I put in a lot of ideas, wardrobe and styling. I love being a part of the creative process. I often get really frustrated when there is an "art director" who wont let me voice any creativity. A lot of people don't realize that no one is going to know my look and body better than me.

What are your goals, both short term, as well as long term?

I don't know really. I want to get more tear sheets, and work with more amazing artists. Long term-I suppose I just want to model until it isn't fun anymore. When that happens I would like to open my own art gallery.

by Dennis Keim

If a starting model were to come to you for advice on how to establish a solid portfolio, what would you tell her?

Do trade with the best, always be professional, never flake and stay on top of your bookings! It doesn't matter how good your portfolio is if your reputation is poor for not showing up to jobs.

Would you name a few of your favorite photographers (that you worked with, or that you would like to work with)?

Some of the best I have worked with are Juan Zambrano, James Russell, Richard Warren, and Hataiiia. I love so many photographers out there. I really hope to shoot with David LaChappelle some day. His work is so vibrant and alive. I imagine working with him is a lot of fun.

by Hataiiia

Most models I have personally met, all have interesting backgrounds, education and hobbies that shows models have so much more going for them than just their look. Is there anything you could share about "Carlotta, the model", that may surprise people?

I am an artist first and foremost. I have a BFA in 3D art (ceramics and sculpture) and I made a living in college by making clothing out of condoms (http://www.carlyscondomnation.com/). Now I often make things to shoot in. Lately nipple tassels and erotic clothing have held my artistic interest.

What is the best way for people to reach you to set up a shoot with you? Any additional information you'd like to share about your approach to setting up shoots?

Through my portfolio, One Model Place.I can also be contacted at my site.

October 18, 2016

A.J. Kahn for the first time

A.J. Kahn

Art Model Iris Dassault

" Iris is an accomplished model that has such passion for creating diverse and wonderful images. She is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I truly look forward to working with her again." A.J. Kahn (extract from Duclerck)

Some days ago, I received this kind message from Iris Dassault :

" I was wondering if you could check out A.J. Kahn's work as well... He does some really beautiful work, and is one of the nicest people you'll meet."

I checked... And of course, Iris (a Muse for so many talented photographers) is right ! The work of A.J. Kahn is absolutely wonderful. And his answer to my request for an interview was as kind she told me.

Art Model Iris Dassault

After 90 interviews of marvellous artists, all passionate, fascinating, so convinced and devoted to their art (because we are talking here about Art), sometimes I feel difficult to find new words to tell you how much I love the artist I introduce.

You know that I don't really mind about techniques, as you don't mind about my writing techniques. Of course, it's essential (composition, frame, lights, exposure, tones, poses, contrasts, textures, angles of shots, and so on...) but I just want to follow the palpitations of my heart when I'm choosing the pictures to illustrate my articles. I'm looking for the depth of the artist's inspiration, his way to give reality to his dreams, to manage his models, or to be managed by (I never forget the models that I called their muses), his involvement, all these components which makes the difference between a photographer and an artist. ... So A.J. Kahn is an Artist, and I want to thank Iris for giving me the best way to contact him.

Art Model Lela Rae

"A real artist's muse, Lela Rae inspires with her amazing beauty and talent for creating striking images." A.J. Kahn (extract from Duclerck)

About A.J. Kahn

" I am essentially a Fine Art Nude photographer, located in Ann Arbor Michigan.
My primary focus is exploring the beauty of the human form through photography and post processing techniques.
I am actively involved in gallery shows throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area, and have been recognized with several awards and honors."

Art Model Lela Rae

Artist’s Statement

" During my years of photographing the nude, I have explored many approaches to this diverse subject. For purposes of this online portfolio, I have created a collection of images that I feel, celebrates the profound beauty of the human form. I acknowledge that subjective tastes make it impossible to define universal beauty. My efforts therefore, are simply to present those images that have strongly impacted me.

"Starfield 2"
Art Model (and photographer !) Miss Anya

"This graceful model, originally from Russia, brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to any project. I've admired her work for some time, but never thought I would have a chance to work with her. When she relocated to the mid-west, I couldn't pass up the opportunity." A.J. Kahn
(extract from Duclerck)

Art Model Miss Anya

" Included in the collection are some images that depict the body as an abstract landscape. Devoid of human qualities, light and shadow are used to emphasize the basic elements of texture and form. Other images are more cerebral representations that recognize the subject as a person.

Several works that demonstrate a sense of power, self-assuredness and harmony are juxtaposed with others that show tension, passivity and insecurity. In all, the essence of human emotion is explored.
From simple appreciation of pure esthetic beauty to unveiling layers of an individual’s soul, few subjects in photography offer such diversity as the nude.

It has been an enlightening journey for me in these artistic efforts. My hope is that the viewer will have a similar appreciation for the beauty of this powerful subject."

Art Model Mandy

" From our Silver Series, Mandy is the perfect combination of strength and grace. Her modeling talents are in high demand, and I feel so fortunate to have worked with her." A.J. Kahn (extract from Duclerck)

October 15, 2016

My trip to Wien

Yes ! I did it after 2 years alone in my home ! No matter the wheelchair, the dolors, I did a 4 days trip to Wien with Ingrid. She was an angel, a friend, a nurse, a guide. We will do it again. Thank you my Ingrid ! Thank to you, I discovered how strong I still am, stronger than the disease.

Kisses for you who reads me.