I had the opportunity recently to photograph an event for the House of Ruth, a DC charity that does exemplary work helping children, women and families out of homelessness and the cycle of abuse.
I am extremely proud that my photograph of Jennifer Stephens (performing as Marigold Bumbleroot) is the cover of the October 2015 In Print edition of MidCity DC Magazine. Stop back here Monday for a series of images from Jennifer’s enchanting performance, and check out the on-line copy of MidCity DC Magazine.
I was just updating this image from an impromptu and very fast model shoot during an event in 2013. Shot with nothing more than an on-camera Speedlight (flash) aimed directly at the model (a true no-no), the original photo was underexposed, but produced some interesting shadows on the backdrop (really, just a clean sheet of drywall). The technical flaws introduced in correcting the exposure (global noise and loss of detail in the dress and hair) prevent me from ever adding this image to my portfolio, although it remains a personal favorite. Hmmm… the flaws would likely not be detectable in a very small format like, say, the back of business cards (which I just happen to need!).
I was given exceptional access at the Funk Parade Kickoff Party held at DC’s Howard Theatre on March 17, 2015. Great access offers great angles that provide the opportunity for great photos… you be the judge.
I recently began a new art photography project — studies in form and light. In this case, the forms are nude human figures, so if you are in any way offended by that sort of thing, you may want to skip this gallery. Be assured, however, these are artistic images that are in no way pornographic or erotic. Having said that…
I am fascinated with examining the human form for its geometry. Depending on the pose and the shadows cast, there can be a multitude of conforming and opposing lines, curves, triangles, rectangles, circles, and trapezoids. The initial “virtual show” in the featured gallery, studies the beauty in the geometry of a solitary nude female figure posed under varying light temperatures and configurations. Set against a stark black backdrop and eliminating any props, clothes, makeup, or filters, all that is left is light and form in the purest sense. I hope you agree that nothing else is really needed.