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Neeeedddd to pooossttt  Upppdddaatttesss!!!   augh!!  

I think this weekend, I'll have a few more ready :)

Palladium prints are so kewl :)
  • Listening to: quiet
  • Reading: DA Posts on nudity and censorship
  • Watching: the patter of fingers upon a keyboard
  • Playing: Rational art critic/censor
  • Eating: Kielbasa
  • Drinking: Air
yes.. needs a muse...  

needs, inspiration... creativity, emotion.. vibrancy..

bring it on!

-Dustspots
  • Listening to: computer fans
  • Reading: Heinlein - For us, the Living
  • Watching: my eyelids
  • Playing: rebuild the photographer
  • Eating: Pumpkin Scones
  • Drinking: Peppermint Tea
The best models I've ever worked with were real people.  They brought personality, individuality and a genuine appreciation for the role they play.  These women, whether professional models, or total strangers were able to fall into the roles we agreed upon, played in front of the camera, and without being self-conscious or posing, brought about the most amazing forms and ideas.

The most successful models are not the ones that are the most "attractive." Direct stares; pouty lips;  breasts heaved out in exaggerated postures; overdone cosmetics; big hair; predefined poses that we're taught are "sexy".  These all share a common thread: You look at the image, and your response is flat, emotionless, and devoid of any meaningful thought.  When you show off these images, you  might hear "Kewl..  any more?"

The most astonishing models are then ones that bring positive energy to a session. They pick up on the idea of the day, and run with it.   They help create the storyline, and make it as realistic as possible.  Their personality oozes out in every single image, so you know that this person was REAL.  Just by looking one sees the images and wonders, "Did this really happen?"  Sharp intakes of breath, followed by "Oh, my..." and "Wow!"

The images I want to create are the ones when looked at, people stop and stare.  Hearts skip a beat, minds focus down to a single moment.  A fundamental shift in perception takes place as they forget to breathe.  Then, when they finally take that focused intake of breath, they can't speak, being too absorbed in the moment.  People see these images and stare, analyzing with intensity, passionately trying to grasp understanding.  They walk away wondering, the images stuck in their mind for hours.

A single image; one that causes a single individual somewhere to stop dead in their tracks; one that causes a paradigm shift  in personal perspective about the subject matter;  one that so fundamentally affects an individual that their life moves in a different way, or takes a new path...

These are the images I wish to make.

If you are willing to try, I want to work with you.
  • Listening to: computer fans
  • Reading: Heinlein - For us, the Living
  • Watching: my eyelids
  • Playing: rebuild the photographer
  • Eating: Pumpkin Scones
  • Drinking: Peppermint Tea
  • Listening to: outdoor sounds
  • Reading: HP6, Umberto Eco, Heinlein
  • Watching: sunlight walk across my desk
  • Playing: mental exercises in theory
  • Eating: room temperature chickens
Touch

Time freezes, abruptness brings shallow halted breath
proximity warnings scream ignored warnings.
Downy hairs twitch, caressed by thrown whorls  
approach slows, awareness becomes fuzzy and indistinct.

Thoughts cease as consiciousness slams a single point
skin prickles in hyper awareness
shock registers throughout paralyzed flesh
nerves scream for attention

messages send warmth and tickled movement
awareness prods gaps causing indrawn breath
endorphines wane as action becomes apparent
muscles relax, dreams and wishes become now

Noises intrude smashing focused attention
hairs settle back into comfortable channels
surface begs for more, spreading like wildfire
Leaning forward, I curl into warm embraces.

J.S. (Dustspots) 2007
  • Listening to: outdoor sounds
  • Reading: HP6, Umberto Eco, Heinlein
  • Watching: sunlight walk across my desk
  • Playing: mental exercises in theory
  • Eating: room temperature chickens
I've been going through images from the last 30 days or so, and i'm astonished at the level of work that i'm generating.  Beyond that, it terrifies me to go back through the last year or more and find all the images that i've left sitting idle...

(yes... i'm always tired these days... sure hope my body gets used to the night shift.)
  • Listening to: computer fan noise
  • Watching: Eyelids fall slowly over my peepers
  • Eating: my keyboard
It's kind of difficult seeing that I waste about 4 hours of sunlight each day.   I understand it's the result of switching shifts,  becoming a night owl, but.. HOLY cow,   I wake up at 1:30p,  and don't start functioning till after 5.     

So much wasted time...
  • Eating: Udon
It's about time i added some colour to this bland ole profile o' mine.  I'll probaby post quite a few over the next week or so..

If you want to model, and you're in or near the northwest corner of the USA, please feel free to send a tell.   I'm looking to shoot quite a bit of new work this year.

Comments are greatly appreciated :)

Dustspots
  • Eating: Udon