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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

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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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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  Professional 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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Arathyn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perry, discovered one of your photos by accident, and I've been going through the rest of your gallery for the past half an hour. You've quickly become one of my favorite photographers on dA. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Cheers!
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imagesse Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the complements and for all the comments & faves - I've enjoyed some great shoots recently that have really rejuvenated my interest in working with models, so stay tuned for lots more updates.
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Lapointe56 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the llama :)
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theartisfun Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Nice gallery...and happy birthday! :party:
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, on both counts!
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theartisfun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
No problema
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DylanebennetDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Happy Birthday! Keep up with your really interesting and fascinating work. :)
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imagesse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I have some interesting shoots for this year, including several with models I've not worked with before so plenty to look forward too.
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DylanebennetDA Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
You're welcome! Can't wait to see your future works! :)
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shenry67 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work,,,
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