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One of the wonderful things that artistic figure photography has given me over the years is the genuine friendships that I've been fortunate to forge with some amazing models. I started my creative journey in this field back in 2004 and I still keep in touch with a couple of model friends from the early days. Even though we may only meet up once every 18 months or so, the mutual joy in creating art is instantly apparent when the creative flame is rekindled. It always gives me great pleasure to discover that we slip into the groove of shooting so easily. As Emily Dickinson said "long years apart can make no breach a second reunited cannot fill."

So it was when I met up with my friend Erin last autumn. I had the good fortune to be the first person to shoot this lovely lady back in 2009; right from the start I knew she was someone special. Spending a few hours or a day with Erin always makes me feel better about the world somehow. Though she took some time out to start a family, there was no rustiness about her modelling that day, quite the opposite. Her creativity and gift for finding expressive poses shone through, stronger than ever. That left a smile on my face for days afterwards :)
  • Listening to: First Aid Kit - live in concert at Bath
  • Reading: 'The Places in Between' - Rory Stewart
  • Watching: Before I Go To Sleep
  • Playing: My new (well secondhand) Mandolin
  • Eating: Spanish chicken caserole
  • Drinking: A cheeky little Rioja
One of the wonderful things that artistic figure photography has given me over the years is the genuine friendships that I've been fortunate to forge with some amazing models. I started my creative journey in this field back in 2004 and I still keep in touch with a couple of model friends from the early days. Even though we may only meet up once every 18 months or so, the mutual joy in creating art is instantly apparent when the creative flame is rekindled. It always gives me great pleasure to discover that we slip into the groove of shooting so easily. As Emily Dickinson said "long years apart can make no breach a second reunited cannot fill."

So it was when I met up with my friend Erin last autumn. I had the good fortune to be the first person to shoot this lovely lady back in 2009; right from the start I knew she was someone special. Spending a few hours or a day with Erin always makes me feel better about the world somehow. Though she took some time out to start a family, there was no rustiness about her modelling that day, quite the opposite. Her creativity and gift for finding expressive poses shone through, stronger than ever. That left a smile on my face for days afterwards :)
  • Listening to: First Aid Kit - live in concert at Bath
  • Reading: 'The Places in Between' - Rory Stewart
  • Watching: Before I Go To Sleep
  • Playing: My new (well secondhand) Mandolin
  • Eating: Spanish chicken caserole
  • Drinking: A cheeky little Rioja

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Perry
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
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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