Salvage yard nudes

Last article, we enjoyed some classic automobiles at the antique car salvage yard, now we dive into the lovely outdoor nudes we did there. She was ready to set up shop and get to work. I told her, we have to feel the environment, listen to the open wind, and see what inspires us. Then we can be effective in carrying out the course for the shoot. A lot to think about when incorporating the lines of the body and textures and colors of the setting. Once I am familiar with my surroundings, we can get to it and make some nice elegant outdoor nude photos in this remarkable distressed setting. Now it’s time to work my way through the briars and get to work 😀

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This lot was more about the subject in her simplest yet elegant form. I used a variable neutral density filter on my Zeiss Touit 32 1.8 on my Fuji XT-1. This way I could shoot with shallow depth of field and rely on backlighting from the sun, while lighting her from the front. Yet still have controlled exposures and contrast in my lighting. I love the natural feel of outdoor nude photography, especially if the mood and lighting fit the language of the body. This way, she pops from the background.

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A nice clean outdoor headshot to shift gears, with an intimate feel.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this outdoor nude salvage yard series, it was inspiring for us. A part of Americana that seems all but gone, brought to life. Thanks for viewing. Please share if you liked it 😀

Antique car salvage yard

I took a little journey to Oak Grove, KY. just on the other side of Clarksville, TN. to do some outdoor nudes. She met the owner of this magnificent antique car salvage yard and got permission for us to use it for a photoshoot during their non business hours. I was super excited because I love old cars, old buildings….well, old anything pretty much! LOL! Just not old food. Old wine, sure, if kept properly. It was a partly sunny and partly cloudy day in early December, mild temperatures. Just the feel of this antique car nostalgia land was amazing, I knew upon arrival that I had found a happy place in my creative soul.

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Detroit steel here, it was true Americana just walking around there….a couple of those cars I never even heard of. Cars were art when those car were made, not just transportation. I told Jen that I needed to walk around and take in the environment before we begin. In that process I find inspiration and different ideas, and will help our work be well thought out. Of course, I just couldn’t resist taking some photographs of my favorite cars and trucks there. I just love the lines and textures.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed some of these wonderful automotive jewels, places like this are not out there as much these days, this definitely inspired both of us. Thanks Bob for letting us use the yard 🙂

Farrell Gallery process info


 

I love providing a personal, non-corporate experience for my clients. Intimate photography that I provide is a very personal service, and requires a great deal of trust on the client’s part. Not only for a fun, discreet, and respectful experience, but to bring out the best beauty, energy, soul, angles, and body lines in each subject. With carefully crafted lighting and composition. So, I felt that I should explain a couple different random pieces of information that could be helpful when considering booking me for your intimate photoshoot, whether nude, implied nude, or an artistic creative spin on boudoir. To personalize it a little bit, my name is Jay Farrell, a Nashville based fine art photographer specializing in the female form. I love lines, curves, textures, light, and shadows. This is me on a recent trip to Ireland. Since my presence on this site I know is more faceless.

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Creative freedom- I like to discuss projects with my clients and we share each others’ visions, etc. And we both determine if we are a good fit to work together and our styles / visions match up, that way everyone stays happy. I aim to please my clients, but just know I’m not the most “programmable’ photographer. Meaning, one can’t just pitch their very specific idea to me, or expect me to replicate someone else’s work and have it be exactly how they pictured. Every artist will have their unique style of capture and portray what they see and want the viewers to see in the photo. I require a lot of creative freedom to do my job best. After all, that’s why you hire me 🙂 Copying the work of others is not a creatively conducive part of the process. Micro managing doesn’t work. A client and an artist’s process, style, and vision matches up or it doesn’t. It’s very much a team effort.

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Product delivered- Part of my job and area of expertise is the editing / selection process, and the postproduction / Photoshop part of the process. A part of the service that clients rely on me for. I select the best photos from the shoot, I am looking at body angles, lighting, composition, how fingers, arms, feet, legs, neck, etc. are positioned. Plus expression and mood, all of what makes the most successful photograph, that’s what I do. I do not provide any RAW files, or all unfinished proofs. That’s standard for any professional photographer. Those are not available for purchase or posted online. If the client wants to be involved in the selection process, that can be done following the shoot at my studio, even if the shoot is done on location. However, most do not, they know that’s the job they are trusting me to do, otherwise why would they have hired me? It’s about protecting the image of my work, and the quality of the product delivered to the client. A writer does not publish scratched off notes, only the final version of the story. Same here. 🙂 To work together requires mutual respect for the process for it to organically work.

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Discretion- I know there are many career women who get boudoir or artistic nude photography done who do not want images of them out there, or online…or for family reasons, all understandable. I always offer exclusivity and non-disclosure for private clients. In a case where a client is ok with any, or certain images being used on my website or blog, nothing is used without prior knowledge and clarification. Any other questions, let’s talk 🙂