Abandoned House in Kentucky

After the last nude photoshoot at the Kentucky farm house, we cruised through the Kentucky backroads with the windows down without a care in the world….then after passing through I recounted in my mind, sweet fucking Jesus, this abandoned house in Kentucky I saw down the road from the farmhouse was pretty sweet! I think we were too ready to eat dinner by the time we considered turning around to photograph this amazing architectural gem! I knew I’d be back in that area soon to visit a friend who lives around there, so I figured I’d give it the attention it deserved instead of after a long shoot when hungry, lol.

I had a couple special friends with me, and we pulled up by a cow field, almost as if the cows looked at us and spotted us as carnivores. It was early evening and the sun was still out, the wind was blowing and you could hear nothing except the wind. That feeling of freedom and simplicity we all need sometimes. There it sat. Here’s a house that was once a home. For whatever reason, it became uninhabited, and has been for years. I bet the neighbors pass by and think, someone needs to knock that eyesore down. The outside world has forsaken it’s character, but we haven’t 🙂

 

abandoned house

Complete with giant dish from the 80’s, LOL!

abandoned house

abandoned house

Now, to go inside and hope we didn’t fall through the floor! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

abandoned house

abandoned house

It was amazing how this mirror was in perfect shape while everything around it was deteriorating.

abandoned house

abandoned house

We walked through the hallway to what once was the kitchen, and a ceiling board fell as a raccoon ran across it!

abandoned house

It was so cool to see how the curtains were blowing in the breeze, was almost eery, and of course warranted a photo 🙂

abandoned house

abandoned house

abandoned house

Now back to the outside, as the sun sat lower in the sky!

abandoned house

Even the tree in the front yard was creepy 🙂

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The wind picked up and the sun began to fade.

abandoned house

abandoned house

There was even an old van in a wooded area beside the house, MINT! I hope you’ve enjoyed these! There may be a model for this location in the future, who knows? All shot with Fuji XT-1 and Fuji 23mm 1.4.

junk car

junk car

Alternative boudoir and nude

I like to put my personal twist on boudoir photography, unlike any others in the Nashville area. You could call it boudoir fusion, Foudoir / Farrell Boudoir ( See what I did there? ), or maybe just Farrell Gallery friendly. LOL. Amber and I ventured to this abandoned house that had actually caught fire in the upper level some time ago. We wanted to do some mix of implied nude and boudoir, given a more alternative boudoir and nude style. There are no fancy pillows here, but the unique and weathered, distressed setting really provide a compliment to her alternative style. She has beauty but isn’t a flowers and kittens type of gal. Now, it was my job to provide some sexy but elegant photos to compliment her style. These are the non nude ones, which are great because it leaves something to the imagination but it shows confidence, they’re sexy, and have mystique.

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Boudoir Nashville

What better than to use the textures of the doorways and windows for some photos more on the nude level? But yet still somewhat concealed. It was a fun and adventurous shoot that we both enjoyed and boosted Amber’s confidence with a good photoshoot experience, which is win win! intimate photos Nashville

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Nude photography Nashville

More creepy long exposures

Yup, more creepy long exposures, deal with it 😛 This particular abandoned house has been in shambles for years, quite frankly I’m surprised they didn’t raze it after squatters inhabited it and it caught fire and did significant damage. But like a fine wine, it’s only gotten more character and texture now, lol. So, what do you do with access to this house, a model who likes creative photography? Head to Goodwill and buy a gown and a doll with missing hands, buy a plain white mask at the party store. Then get camera ready. It was mostly cloudy, about an hour and a half before dark. I got the tripod set up with my Fuji XT-1, Zeiss 12mm 2.8, and variable neutral density filter. Since I was using 25-30 second shutters and there was still ambient light, I needed the ND filter. And here were the results 🙂

Long exposure photography

Long exposure photography

Long exposure photography

The wind was picking up and the clouds were getting dark, we only had a couple more minutes until the threat of rain was imminent. Long exposure photography is made up by a sequence of motions, often holding still and subsequently making rapid motions and then holding still again. So it can take time and patience,

Long exposure photography

Long exposure photography

Long exposure photography

The only Photoshop were a few scratches, custom eraser brush with black fill and layers, and some dodging and burning. And minor color treatment. Pretty cool? 🙂

Working the fields

I couldn’t believe how lush and green the fields were that day at that farm in Kentucky, so I thought we’d show them how city folks define working the fields 🙂 I believe these were alfalfa fields, was perfect height to provide some interesting cover for the model, as well as some interesting foreground to compliment the model’s curves as the sunlight kissed her body. I used some different techniques for these harsh late afternoon lighting conditions. It was interesting to use this perspective and horizon lines along with the flow of her body, hair, and expression. And hope we didn’t run into snakes, lol. The gnats were out in full force. Oh the things we are willing to endure working in disheveled locations 😀

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For most of these I used the Elinchrom Quadra with a beauty dish and a variable neutral density filter, so the subject would be lit and have backlighting from the sun, and the background would be darker. Creating that point of contrast. A good way to heighten the mood and drama of nude photography.

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nude photography Nashville

This was all natural light, and a neutral density filter at 3 stops, to create some silhouetting and the backlighting would provide a high contrast brush light on her shoulder, back and butt. Strategic placement and angle of the model so the sun follows her curves.

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nude photography Nashville

I loved the graceful stretch of the model’s body accompanied by the negative space and vanishing perspective of the fence posts on the left.

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Almost like a morning stroll in the country being one with nature, free spirit.

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