|Dr Sketchy’s Hollywood – Sep 07
||[Jan. 7th, 2008|03:01 pm]
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Los Angeles.
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|||||Z.O.N.K. - Nervous, Excited, Delighted||]|
As some of you have seen, I’ve been on a tear going through new photos. There’s been one set of modeling shots, I’ve been fighting with, adjusting and slowly editing since the shoot occurred. One of the most incredible performers and models I’ve ever photographed is Victoria Vengeance. Her acts are usually dark and a bit macabre, but her presence on stage or before the camera is electric. Because I was aware of the camera problems when I photographed this session, I took over 300 images in order to get about close to 100 good useable ones. I consider this was the best session I’ve ever photographed to date, and mean that in absolutely no disrespect to any of the other models I’d had the opportunity to work with.
Imagine the ‘fortune teller’ booths found in the arcades and amusement parks of old. They’ve been the sources of inspirations for movies and stories. What happens when the fortune teller comes to life?
( NSFW: Seeing into the future [15 highlights behind the cut]Collapse )
( Artists at Work [6 behind the cut]Collapse )
As I was going through the photos I also realized a comment I made to someone was not correct. While chatting with someone, they questioned why I primarily shoot female models. In frustration (but certainly not in clarity) I mentioned that I didn’t feel comfortable shooting modeling photos of (gay) men. The discomfort is not social or sexual, it’s photographic differences how to record the subject. Photographing male models really involves using different sets of angles, lighting filters and motivations. In concert, it’s easy to catch the energy and essence in a photograph. When I went back through show, modeling and burlesque sets, my photography seems to be 55% female and 45% male, so I guess the concern is more in my head than in my lens.