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The first time I ever ventured into a studio a dozen or so years ago, I dabbled in some low key figure work with a very patient model.  I had no idea what I was doing but with a lot of experimentation and encouragement, managed to produce a few images that I was delighted with.  What really opened my eyes that day was the intense beauty and atmosphere that could be created with a single large soft box and a black background.  The shape and texture of a body can be defined in a subtle yet very effective way using that set up. 

Whilst I still prefer to shoot outside, in order to stop my creativity from drying up completely during the long British winter, I occasionally venture indoors to keep my hand in.  So it was a couple of months back that I worked with Rachelle Summers,  very accomplished model here in the UK.  Surprisingly our paths had never crossed before, mainly due to geography, but we managed to find a window in our mutual schedules and spent a very enjoyable day together.

Rachelle is adept at working in different photographic genres, but her creativity really came to the fore when we shot a low ket figure set.  Armed with only a wooden box as a prop, she pulled off a dazzling series of beautiful, thoughtful poses in a classical style but with her own twist and invention.  So I am pleased to share a sample from this set. Enjoy! 
  • Listening to: "In a Perfect World" - Kodaline
  • Reading: "Rogue Lawyer" - John Grisham
  • Watching: "The Vikings"
  • Playing: Cycling again
  • Eating: A cheese & ham croissant
  • Drinking: Peruvian mountain coffee
The first time I ever ventured into a studio a dozen or so years ago, I dabbled in some low key figure work with a very patient model.  I had no idea what I was doing but with a lot of experimentation and encouragement, managed to produce a few images that I was delighted with.  What really opened my eyes that day was the intense beauty and atmosphere that could be created with a single large soft box and a black background.  The shape and texture of a body can be defined in a subtle yet very effective way using that set up. 

Whilst I still prefer to shoot outside, in order to stop my creativity from drying up completely during the long British winter, I occasionally venture indoors to keep my hand in.  So it was a couple of months back that I worked with Rachelle Summers,  very accomplished model here in the UK.  Surprisingly our paths had never crossed before, mainly due to geography, but we managed to find a window in our mutual schedules and spent a very enjoyable day together.

Rachelle is adept at working in different photographic genres, but her creativity really came to the fore when we shot a low ket figure set.  Armed with only a wooden box as a prop, she pulled off a dazzling series of beautiful, thoughtful poses in a classical style but with her own twist and invention.  So I am pleased to share a sample from this set. Enjoy! 
  • Listening to: "In a Perfect World" - Kodaline
  • Reading: "Rogue Lawyer" - John Grisham
  • Watching: "The Vikings"
  • Playing: Cycling again
  • Eating: A cheese & ham croissant
  • Drinking: Peruvian mountain coffee

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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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skycladarts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Birthday cake  icon Hope you're having a Very Happy Birthday Perry!
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
great place to be!
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you - I escaped to hike up a favourite bit of Dartmoor in time for the sunset!
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mcd-82 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!

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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha! Thank you kindly! 
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
You're welcome =)
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dartmoor4 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Well we live in the same city, we use a lot of the same locations......unfortunately for me that's where the similarities end !
Your work is exceptional, both artistically and technically....... great job all round.

In the words of Eric Clapton after seeing Jimi Hendrix for the first time, when asked why he wasn't going to the post gig party he replied......"I'm going home to practice !"
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imagesse Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, that's kind of you to say!  In truth I look at some other photographers work and think the same thing!  I've been shooting artistic nude images for 10 years or more now but there is always the desire to improve. 

I see we have explored some of the same locations? We are blessed with so many great places to shoot here in the south west.Though you have one advantage over me of having a regular model to work with! Keep going with your art:)

Perry.
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Artful-DnB Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much!
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Artful-DnB Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
:)
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imagesse Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Ozymandias-NYC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Photographer
Happy Birthday. Wonderful work! 
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, on both counts!
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much - I was treated to a special meal and a cracking bottle of claret by my other half - it's been a nice day!
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
You're welcome =)
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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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