Archive for May, 2009


May 30th, 2009

Exactly one month ago I sent a message to Trinity on MM asking if she was available for a shoot on short notice.  She wasn’t available for the day I asked but the day before had just come open for her.  I wanted to start work on my legs series and she had some ideas for it and other things as well.



The picture below is one of the most “fashion” images I have ever shot.


 Then I set up some red filter lights and did some back lighting.



 And I have to show this one with Benton.




You can find more shots in the gallery below.

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New pictures of Alicia

May 14th, 2009

So Alicia is pregnant, congratulations to her and her boyfriend.  We’re going to be doing a few shoots throughout her pregnancy, these are some from our first shoot when she was about 5 months along.

I really love the shadows on this one.


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Naked on the Capitol steps

May 11th, 2009

I’ve shot nudes outside before.  Some of the first pictures I ever took way back in 2004 were outdoor nudes in the Northwoods.  I’ve done topless shoots on the beaches of Lake Mendota on more than one occasion.  Last year I even shot some full nudes in Elver park right here in Madison.

But I’ve never done any like the shoot a few weeks ago.

I picked her up at 5:30 A.M.  We drove up to the Capital square, parked and walked to the steps.  There were a few homeless guys sleeping on some grates, but not many other people around.  She was only wearing her shoes, socks and a coat.  We walked up the steps, she dropped her coat and I started shooting.


We stopped a few times and she put her coat back on or ducked down when buses or cars would stop at the light.



It started to get busy so then we went out to the UW Arboretum.  My original idea was to have her climb the tree in the image below, but it was too high.


We walked a little along the trail to get further from the road, which was starting to get busier with joggers and bicyclists.  Right along the edge of the woods there was a pair of turkeys.  As we started through the other side of the field a beautiful golden sunlight began to show.



I think this was one of the most productive shoots I’ve done in a very long time.  From the first shot to the last shot wasn’t even a full hour.  And that includes the time it took us to drive from the Capitol to the Arboretum.  As always there’s more pictures below, just click the thumbnail.  And don’t forget to leave comments.

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