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I had a nice surprise when I logged into today - one of my images was chosen for a DD on 28th October!  A first for me!  Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments - that's much appreciated.

The photo was one from a set I produced with the amazing Raphaella, (www.raphaellawithlove.com), a model I have been fortunate to work with a number of times but who never ceases to surprise and inspire.  The image is part of my ongoing project "Sirens and Seascapes" exploring the land revealed between the tides.  I remain fascinated by the fact that there is another world that is only accessible for a limited time each day, and in some cases, only on certain days of the year.  That transient, temporary window is something that attracts me strongly - the fact that there may only be hours, sometimes only minutes to work in a particular setting before being engulfed by the rising tide.  

That was the case on this particular day, when Raph and I were clambering over a really dramatic rockscape near one of my favourite beaches.  About 1/2 an hour after this images was shot and with an eye on the sea to the side of me, I decided we needed to make our escape.  We got to the top of the beach, only to find waves breaking over our exit route.  Being pragmatic, I took my boots and socks off, rolled my trousers up and waded through the water.  Ralph on the other hand scaled a 30' boulder and appeared before me on the other side, quite unperturbed and smiling cheekily at my windswept and wave splashed appearance!

I had scouted out this location prior to this shoot and could see the dramatic potential in this particular fissure in the rock face.  I tried shooting from below to exaggerate the sense of the model's elevated position.  I then realised that if I climbed the rock formation opposite, I could frame the shot from a point level with her.  I should point out that her position is not as precarious as it looks - I would never put models in real danger.  That said, Raphaella is incredibly brave not to say tenacious - once you give here a challenge and if there is the prospect of creating a great image, she goes for it without a moment's hesitation.  Her background as a dancer means she is very flexible and capable of holding amazing poses in difficult conditions.  I am thankful that she was my muse that day!  This remains one of my very favourite things I have ever produced with a camera.  

one giant leap by imagesse
  • Listening to: 'You don't love me and I know now' - Dawn Penn
  • Reading: 'The Sunrise' - Victoria Hislop
  • Watching: A grand tour of Scottish Islands
  • Playing: On a recent holiday in Jamaica
  • Eating: Smokey honey coated spare ribs
  • Drinking: Westons Vintage Perry - my namesake!
I had a nice surprise when I logged into today - one of my images was chosen for a DD on 28th October!  A first for me!  Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments - that's much appreciated.

The photo was one from a set I produced with the amazing Raphaella, (www.raphaellawithlove.com), a model I have been fortunate to work with a number of times but who never ceases to surprise and inspire.  The image is part of my ongoing project "Sirens and Seascapes" exploring the land revealed between the tides.  I remain fascinated by the fact that there is another world that is only accessible for a limited time each day, and in some cases, only on certain days of the year.  That transient, temporary window is something that attracts me strongly - the fact that there may only be hours, sometimes only minutes to work in a particular setting before being engulfed by the rising tide.  

That was the case on this particular day, when Raph and I were clambering over a really dramatic rockscape near one of my favourite beaches.  About 1/2 an hour after this images was shot and with an eye on the sea to the side of me, I decided we needed to make our escape.  We got to the top of the beach, only to find waves breaking over our exit route.  Being pragmatic, I took my boots and socks off, rolled my trousers up and waded through the water.  Ralph on the other hand scaled a 30' boulder and appeared before me on the other side, quite unperturbed and smiling cheekily at my windswept and wave splashed appearance!

I had scouted out this location prior to this shoot and could see the dramatic potential in this particular fissure in the rock face.  I tried shooting from below to exaggerate the sense of the model's elevated position.  I then realised that if I climbed the rock formation opposite, I could frame the shot from a point level with her.  I should point out that her position is not as precarious as it looks - I would never put models in real danger.  That said, Raphaella is incredibly brave not to say tenacious - once you give here a challenge and if there is the prospect of creating a great image, she goes for it without a moment's hesitation.  Her background as a dancer means she is very flexible and capable of holding amazing poses in difficult conditions.  I am thankful that she was my muse that day!  This remains one of my very favourite things I have ever produced with a camera.  

one giant leap by imagesse
  • Listening to: 'You don't love me and I know now' - Dawn Penn
  • Reading: 'The Sunrise' - Victoria Hislop
  • Watching: A grand tour of Scottish Islands
  • Playing: On a recent holiday in Jamaica
  • Eating: Smokey honey coated spare ribs
  • Drinking: Westons Vintage Perry - my namesake!

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Perry
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United Kingdom
I take photographs simply because I want to capture moments of beauty. My work with models revolves around artistic nudes. The human body, in particular the female form, is the most beautiful subject there is; a wonderful canvas that can project so many moods and emotions. Clearly, this is a theme that has inspired art for the last 2500 years, so I realise I'm not the first to reach this conclusion!

I prefer to work with available light, predominantly at outdoor locations. I'm fascinated by the emotional & physical contrast offered by so many natural and man made settings. I love the spontaneity of working outside, the inspiration that can be drawn from amazing locations and the fact that every shoot is different; the setting, theme, model and weather all come together to create a unique set of conditions that hopefully come through in the pictures.

I research shoot locations carefully in order to find interesting and original places to shoot; sometimes this is based on an idea or concept that requires a certain location. Alternatively it is the location that suggests a concept. I'm interested in the atmosphere and story that a place has to tell, this can suggest a strong narrative to explore in a series of images. With that in mind I have put together a library of terrific locations over the years, most of which are here in the south west. The rugged beauty of Dartmoor is a special place to me. I relish the physical and mental freedom offered by such wilderness areas.

Similarly I love working by the sea, in particular the land revealed between the tides: a place of dramatic rock formations, incredible colours and textures, caves and caverns along the ocean shore. Equally, I am fascinated by standing stones and stone circles, settings that link us humans to an ancient past, when we enjoyed a stronger connection to the earth and the natural world. My 'studio' also includes a host of ruined buildings - old mines, follies, abbeys and even derelict industrial settings all provide regular fuel for my imagination.

When the weather prevents outdoor work, I do enjoy indoor figure studies, again mainly using natural light for the softness this lends to an image. For me the simplicity of this approach, without complicated props or backgrounds, just working with light and shade, is an appropriate response to the pure beauty of the subject.

I sometimes offer paid shoots to experienced art nude models who can demonstrate a high degree of creativity and originality in their posing and who will add something special to my portfolio. For models with less experience of art nude work, I am more likely to offer a shoot on a TFCD basis. In either case it is essential that the model really enjoys the experience; whether money is involved or not, the aim is an artistically rewarding creative collaboration. So I'm happy to hear from intelligent, intuitive women with a positive outlook on life and who share my aspirations.


Current Residence: Exeter, UK
Favourite genre of music: None - my tastes are very eclectic
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Bill Brandt
Favourite style of art: Architecture
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Personal Quote: "We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars" - Oscar Wilde, who else
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
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imagesse Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the invite - I look forward to discovering your group.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
The honor is mine, glad to have you around ^-^
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kelly4ian Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work! I really enjoyed looking through through your gallery, thanks for giving inspiration to us all.
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imagesse Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the compliment.  When it comes to creativity, there is always something new to discover!
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Beating Heart - Black Hello Perry

I want to personally thank you for accepting my invitation to my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group welcome


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imagesse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.  I look forward to discovering some great photography!
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myntymacy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
    Welcome to ... :icon2woman2: ... !
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BrianMPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great Gallery work!  Thank You for sharing!
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mikebp Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for faving! M :) (Smile) 
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coffeeman71 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
You're most welcome.
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PeterLime Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Perry, thanks a lot for the :+fav:, very much appreciated! :)

 

Pls take a look at my Keywords and select the themes you like most. Enjoy!

 

Peter

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skycladarts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Many Happy Returns Perry! :party:
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imagesse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers - I had a great birthday!
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13essylu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
happy birtday !
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imagesse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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KevinStiles Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
excellent gallery of work - an artist who finds a woman in nature as the ultimate artform....and does it beautifully.
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imagesse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly - that is a subject I never tire of, for me it represents the essence of the human spirit!
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imagesse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the invitation - I will take a look!
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