The Nude - Indoors

Images of the Nude taken indoors, with available light, studio flash, or candles.

The second time I photographed the Nude (in 1988), it was by candle-light; I was at the model's house late at night and suggested a session; she volunteered the candles, and the session began. To some degree, this is as minimal as my work gets; one model, usually one candle and the camera. Having a pinpoint light-source is not unusual in photography - the sun, after all, is a single light-source - but having one so close to the model and having the light from the candle wrap around the figure gives it a very specific look and appeal.

For the most part, I use the studio as a practice ground; in the winter, when I cannot work with the nude outdoors, it serves as a place to exercise my eyes and mind. No matter how successful my studio work might be, I often find it pales in comparison to my outdoor nudes.

A positive aspect of working indoors is that I often have the luxury of time, being able to compose and tweak an image to perfection. In the great outdoors, there are often other spaces and possibilities demanding my attention that promotes a quicker approach to imaging. The difference between working in the two spaces is a world apart for me.

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DI-14-02445_IB3

Digital infrared original (composite) 2014

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DI-15-00790
DI-15-00790

Digital original 2015

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DI-06-15873_ST6
DI-06-15873_ST6

Digital original (stitched) 2006

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DI-10-00879_ST2
DI-10-00879_ST2

Digital infrared original (stitched) 2010

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810-03-104
810-03-104

8"x10" film 2003

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DI-SC8-3333_ST13

Digital original 2008

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DI-10-00075_ST2
DI-10-00075_ST2

Digital infrared original (stitched) 2010

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DI-07-16667_ST8
DI-07-16667_ST8

Digital infrared original 2007

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DI-09-01742

Digital original 2009

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DI-15-00821
DI-15-00821

Digital original 2015

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DI-04-00220

Digital original 2004

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DI-06-01319
DI-06-01319

Digital infrared original 2006

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DI-05-01327
DI-05-01327

Digital original 2005

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810-03-113
810-03-113

8"x10" film 2003

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DI-15-00805_FB2

Digital original (focus blend) 2015

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DI-05-00690
DI-05-00690

Digital original 2005

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DI-06-01172_ST7
DI-06-01172_ST7

Digital infrared original (stitched) 2006

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DI-13-03739_IB2_ST2
DI-13-03739_IB2_ST2

Digital original (stitched) 2013

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DI-07-13067_ST6
DI-07-13067_ST6

Digital original (stitched) 2007

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