August 30, 2016

Welcome Alexey Nikishin

Member since 2007

Alexey Nikishin is a talented and multi-awarded Russian photographer. He told me yes for this article with enthusiastic and kind words. When I read his answer, I blushed. Dear Alexey, thank you, I am honored.

"Living, delicate, perfect tones, amazing composures, great lighting..." are the comments of some photographers in his portfolio. They are right of course. However they forget the grace, the emotion and the wonderful poses of his Art Models directed by an imaginative and inspired photographer.

His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and are part of the permanent collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Moscow Multimedia Art Museum.

"Study with the girl and the trunk (horizontal)"

"Medved II"

"Thus far without the name"

" I am Alexey Nikishin, Russian Photographer.

Member of the Photographers Union of Russia, Member of the Wedding and Portrait Photographers Association, Member of the board of adjudicators of the photocontest at and its winner, Teacher of School of the Modern Photo in Moscow.

Exibitions and Printed Issues : author's exibition in Moskow club Ogurets, April 2006, photos at the exhibition "Kargopol - heart of the Russian North", April-May 2005, author's calendar year 2006 along with company EFSI, exhibition of my photos at "TECHNOSILA" booth and in the PHOTOFORUM-2005, April 2005 My photographs are also a part of the private collections of Europe, USA, Canada, Russia and Ukraine.

If you find my works beautiful and you are interested in cooperation please feel free to get in touch with me."

"Katia nude portrate"

"Olya nude 3"

Nude woman's body dressed in more than mere skin is beautiful and unique. Exceptionally powerful vigor is housed inside. My work is erotic art unlike the artificial pictures of plastic models from glossy magazines.

"The Bride"

"Bride's girlfriend"

August 23, 2016

John Emrys' first feature

You'll find John Emrys at his official site,
Duclerck, Model Mayhem.

"Original Liisa"Jump"

When I think of John, the first thing I feel is his deep and compassionate kindness. He told me to work a little less ! He's kidding me. And the second one, wow!, here is a talented photographer. All is there. And yet :

"At an impressionable age when the Apollo mission made its historic lunar landing, my first career choice was bio-genetics. Balking at the concept of one plus two equaled three, I kept seeing the answer as a pleasing shape. My love for physics and chemistry prevailed upon a right-brained streak, leading to a discovery of the nature of light and how it plays on everything."

Of course, when he asked me to contribute, I went on his site and I immediatly loved what I saw. So here is he.

He choosed a lot of these photographs, I added some. I hope he'll understand why. Because there is no hazard in this site.

Welcome on board John ! And thanks. Take care.

"Duo DressHorns"

Mostly self-taught, John has spent the past twenty-five years generating commercial photography for such clients as Clinique, ScotiaBank, The Wool Bureau of Canada, Labatt’s, H20 Cosmetics USA, Playboy Lingerie and numerous editorial magazines. He has recently produced a fifth fine-art project for the distinguished Canadian artist, Michael Snow.

His awards : several CAPIC, Nikon, Profoto and PDN Gold and Silvers, many of them for his ‘Body for Soul Lingerie’ LA campaigns and ongoing self-promotional series.

Lately he prefers shooting fine-art nudes more often than not. A belief in the pure difference between perception and perspective has remained, while continuing to make use of metaphor in his photography.

"Alex bedroom chair"

"Alex livingroom solo"

"Alex bathtub"

A more personal approach :

"Crystal front window"

I had my first taste of pro photography given to me by an ex-Franciscan monk who had changed careers, mid-stream. Somehow, he had secured the management position of the black and white darkrooms at the local paper, and later, he also sold me my first Hasselblad. To this day I have no clue how those elements were connected.

It was shift work that didn’t allow much of a schedule for shooting my own stuff or for having a social life but it taught me a mitt-load about film, printing, not the least of all, deadlines. (As a form of stress relief I also learned how to bake and was known to the editorial staff as producing a particularly excellent cheesecake, although that’s another story). I was mesmerized by the shoot, soup film, print process, and how each part yielded unique emotional experiences layered within the same image.

"Caro Cafeteria"


"Nicole head"

Being mostly self-taught afforded hours of creative fulfillment, which conveniently leaves others blameless for my level of accomplishment. So much so, that the obsession became a life career. It’s a pang that to this day can’t be satiated, no matter how many servings of cheesecake are heaped on the table.

And so, the journey into professional photography, or more accurately, just a plain artistic headlong plummet of never getting the absolute perfection of what I wanted to express, began.

I’ve gathered some amazing things along the way. When I was an assistant learning the craft, one of the pros I worked for bet a client he could make hundreds of chickens look at the camera all at the same time. And then doubled it. The client lost the bet. Maybe it had something to do with that re-furbished monk, I’ve never been sure. I’ll bet the client never forgot it, either.

"Tamsen-full length"

I learned how to rescue E6 roll film from a three-day tropical soak in a leaky Ziploc : how to not trip the teargas canister again in the camera safe, how to make one of those chickens stand like the Rock of Gilbraltar, and much more.

"Crystal white chair"

With remarkable privilege, I’m still here after 27 years. Still fascinated by the whole process; that it’s mostly a digital workflow now doesn’t really hinder either the vision or the concept.

Someone said they found it astounding that I’ve spent most of a lifetime trying to capture moments that when added together, might not amount to a couple of hours of gathered time.

Small price to pay, it seems.

August 18, 2016

August 17, 2016

Christophe Vermare : his new book is born !!

Member of Univers d'Artistes since 2008
Congratulations !! Champagne !

I met Christophe Vermare at Marseille, France. Time was too short to share our love of his art. He offered me his first book "Distances" with a lot of compliments and thanks. I blushed, it is just my job. I love it. It is in front of my bed exhibited as a jewel.

Here is the pre sale of his second one. Bravo Christophe ! What a talent, what a work.

"Ses cheveux dans mes yeux"

"This new book of 121 photographs focuses on the essence of my passion by presenting only photographs of my wife Anne over 25 years of Art nude Photography, of common life.

This is a Visual Story, the birth of a passion since we met and subsequent evolution along 25 years."

Photographs from the book choosen by Christophe himself :

August 13, 2016

A thunderbolt for Christophe Meignant

Soon à la Une

He posted this wonderful photograph on his Facebook and I feel the factor wow ! I like the strange sky (or sea), the emotion of the Art Model (who ?), her way to pose above the world a little sad as your god could be. Bravo Christophe ! I have visited your site, I love.

"Histoire d'O."

August 12, 2016

The joy of Joe Oliveira

Member since the opening of the magazine
A huge thank you my dear Joe ;-)

Art Model Isabelle Stephen

"Yin and Yang"
Art Model Jenn

Joe Oliveira, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a prolific, creative and definitively fantastic artist that turns me upside down since such a long time ! I'm quite amazed by his prodigious imagination.

Joe Oliveira is working on a wide range of themes and styles : advertising, catalogs, celebrities, charm, cinema, conceptuel, corporate, Industrial, Digital, Editorial, Entertainment, Fashion, Fine Art, Food and Beverage, Glamour, Health &fitness, Interiors, Lifestyle, Medical, Nudes, People, Architecture, Portrait, Product, Still Life, Table Top, Special effects, stock, Works of Art, Beauty, Cosmetics...

Nothing is too much for him, what is easily understanding because of his tremendous inspiration.

You know what ? When I'm in a bad mood, I just make a trip on his so coloured sites and I feel always better.

His book, click to order

"The Bomb"
Art Model Emmanuelle Bolduc

"I am me"
Art Model Luc Bernier

Art Model Melissa

"I am a Montreal based photographer, have been for 20 years, shot almost everything from soup to nuts.

I have won a few photo awards over the years, notably 8 nominations in 4 categories (International Color Awards) and a Merit Award in the Commercial Category (Fuji Canada Professional Photography Contest).

In 2007, just before the holidays I received 14 nominations in 7 categories from The Spider Awards International Photo contests. Check it out, really great pics ! Just black and white photography. This year photographers from 60 countries participated.

Anyway I am humbled by the experience."

"The white room"
Art Model Marie Claude Bourbonnais

"Putting on the RITZ"
Art Model April Nicole

"Universal Women"
Art Model Plaid

Joe Oliveira loves photography of course. He is a maniac for sailing and motorcycles. He enjoys a good cigar, good wine, the great cuisine and travelling, (the more exotic being the better). He loves movies and hates T.V., too many commercials. He's so right !...

Art Model Jessica

Art Model Jessica

"The naked city"
Art Model Michelle Simpson

"From the sea"
Art Model Plaid

Presently working on several different personnal projects to expand my work base. They involve some adult content but done in a very classy way, as you can see in my style of photos

"American Standard"
Art Model Isabelle Stephen

Art Model Isabelle Stephen

"Time part 6"
Art Model Isabelle Stephen