I am a Texas-based amateur photographer with 30 years of experience and with an interest in celebrating beauty in all its diversity. The most creative images result from the collaboration of the photographer's artistry, vision and craftsmanship with the model's artistry, imagination and enthusiasm. I shoot nudes for the same reason that artists over the ages have depicted the female nude: It's the most profound and sublime expression of natural beauty.
I'm a 19-time winner of ModelMayhem's Picture of the Day 18+ contest.
"The nude is the perfect expression of freedom. Freedom to be." - Goethe
"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed." - William Blake
I don't have a studio and do shoots at locations. As you can see from the information on my images, half of my portfolio work was done in models' apartments. Some models like to shoot at their places because they don't have to travel, they have easy access to their wardrobe and they are shooting in comfortable surroundings. I like to do it because it gives me a new location for shoots and the nudes have a great casual, intimate feel about them.
"It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room." - Helmut Newton