Saturday, 28 June 2014

Naked UrbEx

Naked UrbEx from Purple T on Vimeo.
This is just a trial video of some naked urban exploration.

The main part of what i'm trying to do is art nude photography, in this case within the urban exploration style. I started using video and realised it could help me view different settings and poses, not just in the derelict building type settings, but anywhere i'm on my own trying to create art nude self portraits. I also started to see how i could possibly use the video itself as a part of the art.

A lot of this come from me having been a life model for over 20 years, mostly as my main job, so although i now have a different full time job, the use of the figure in photography is very important to me.

This is by no means the finished product. I want to try and find music that may fit, i think in this one it's reasonable, but maybe not perfect. I need to also think more about what to video and how to those clips together.
Sometimes i may want to show how i go about getting photos, and other times just show the exploration. For the moment it's all about experimenting and trying find something that works well, so please bear with me and maybe help me along the way.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Earth Wizard.......On Laundry Day!

The title is a description given by a viewer on Flickr. He also said on one of them that it was "like viewing the world through an enchanted snow globe....without the snow"
I really liked what he said. He's studying art and you can see his work on Flickr here

I took these using the same Lensbaby fisheye optic as in the "Chillin in the late winter sun" post.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Take My Hand!

I was looking for a slightly sinister look as i was wearing a mask. Although i like the image i think it needs something a bit more, such as a weapon of some kind, to really work as i wanted. As i was experimenting a bit at the time i later did a clothed photo using a knife that i think works well.

This is the clothed photo based on the above idea. It made quite a change to be putting clothes on rather than taking them off..


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Chillin in the late winter sun...

A few weeks ago i wandered out on a sunny day. It was rare at that time as we'd had over three months of almost constant rain. Parts of England, though not around me) were badly flooded so a sunny day was something of a relief from it all.

I wandered around some woodland for a while. It was very calm and quiet so i took the chance to strip off and enjoy the warmth that was coming from the late winter sun that countered the chill in the air. It was good to feel the air on my body.

I also used this opportunity to try out a few arty nudes using the new Lensbaby fisheye optic i'd recently bought. Here's a couple that i think worked quite well.


Sunday, 8 September 2013

In For The Kill!

This is the last of the recent photo shoot. It's one of the ones i had planned in my mind to do from when i first saw this graffiti.
It was great fun interacting with the graffiti. It helped generate a few ideas, and they could sometime be developed fro more photo shoots.

As with the others, this photo was made with the help of my good mate Gary, who can be found here.

My other photography blog can be seen here.


Thursday, 5 September 2013


Another from the recent photo shoot with the help of my mate Gary, who can be found here.

Although this one wasn't in my mind beforehand, i felt the background worked well with the basic idea.


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Room With A View

I took a photo similar to this one a few months back. I had a vision of going back and doing a photo something like this with the figure subtly placed in the background. I felt it had a touch of humour about it, and i also wanted to use the graffiti art in this derelict site..
It was taken during the same shoot as my last post with the help of my mate Gary who's website can be found here.

Whilst there i decided it was worth getting in closer to get the full effect of the graffiti, so here's an example.

More of my work, especially non nude stuff, can be found in my main photography blog.